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Review of Monte de la Torre

Monte de la Torre
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Monte de la Torre
Ranked #7 of 13 Cadiz B&B and Inns
London
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Charming and unusual”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

This is a fantastic place. The pictures on their website are not misleading - it is a very attractive old English style farmhouse set in gardens on a cattle and cork farm in a national park. There is a messiness about the place that makes it feel endearingly and comfortably genuine. Have no fear for authenticity: when you can see the Rock from the garden there is no contradiction in being in an English Andalucian homestead. The Spanish context is never in question with the big-horned cattle, pairs of storks who walk the lawns in the morning and nest all around, and the garden that overgrows with the warm weather (and reminded me more than a little of South Africa.)
The two apartments in the main house are very big and feel like a visit to an great aunt's house in the english countryside.
The English/Spanish family lives there and in the various houses around the farm. We found them very kind and helpful. (We also went with our four year old son who enjoyed playing with the many children.)
The place is very close to Algeciras and the main road is less than five minutes away. You don't notice this at all when at the farm, but it is a big advantage for mundane things like shopping for provisions, finding a good fish restaurant (ask for recommendations) and for access to the motorway if you're going zoom off to explore the area.
Monte de la Torre probably won't suit the kind of people who enjoy hygeinic minimalism, but that's why this is a niche. There aren't many places to stay like this.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank AgileLegs
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Kent
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2012

We stayed for just 4 days but wish it could have been for longer. Beautiful house; large apartment with really spacious rooms; friendly and welcoming hosts; very interesting gardens. A magical place.
We will go back I am sure!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Scarlet23Kent
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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654 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2009

We returned here for the 5th time and we love it.The setting is perfect and the gardens majic.The hots Sue and Quinten are now like lovely old friends welcoming and helpful and always happy to see you.

We ate out 2 nights then BBQ the rest ,there is a kitchen you can use (for a small cost) and a fridge .

We will return

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Droopydrawrs52
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2007

This family home set in a cork farm is a beautiful and welcoming place to stay. A complete retreat from jaded tourist destinations it is one of the most relaxing and serene places I have ever visited. Large, comfortable, peaceful rooms look over carefully tended gardens and a short wander across the lawn brings you to a wide swimming pool surrounded by pink camelia and hibiscus. Storks nest in the pine trees and one can hear their clacking of beaks in the quiet afternoons. There are beautiful walks through the cork forests to a resevoir and to the tower for which the place is named. The family are friendly and entertain their visitors with wonderful stories and converstion and are full of good advice about places to go and things to do in the local area for all ages and interests. The food was delicious too!
I loved it and will be returning as often as possible.

Stayed March 2007
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Additional Information about Monte de la Torre

Property: Monte de la Torre
Address: Finca Monte de la Torre | Crtra Vieja de Los Barrios, 11370 Cadiz, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Cadiz
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Cadiz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Monte de la Torre is a private country property with exceptional views over the bay of Gibraltar in Andalucia, Southern Spain. Set in large mature gardens and surrounded by its own 400 hectares of natural cork oak forest. It is a peaceful haven where storks nest in the gardens, Retinto, the long-horned red cattle, graze the land - the area is famous for its wild spring flowers and the bird migrations to and from Africa. Bed and breakfast in three large twin bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms that offer lovely views over the grounds and across to the straits of Gibraltar. ... more   less 

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