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Hotel Copacabana Beach Tarifa
Ranked #18 of 19 Hotels in Tarifa
Tarifa
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4 reviews
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“poor and room very substandard”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

we (2 children aged 7 and parents) in a family room at this hotel and were most unimpressed with the standard of he room which had 4 hard beds and poor air conditioning. We would advise future visitors to check with the hotel to ensure the rooms are properly air conditioned and are free from the smell of damp. This room was unhealthy and a downright health hazard. Food was basic in the extreme and not enticing. Overall very poor.Bernard M

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Clean well equipped rooms, nice staff, nice little garden area and seating area, average breakfast, peaceful, just over the road from an amazing beach. Would stay again and bring my dogs next time as would be perfect for them.
We requested a double bed but had a twin room. The tv only had Spanish channels but this was to be expected. We got in taxi into the old town in the evening for 12 euro from there. In the middle of everything so easy to get about.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2013

We planned on going to Tarifa for the sole reason of taking a day trip via ferry to Morocco. We found the Copacabana on Tripadvisor and called for availability. The front desk clerk spoke no English, but with the help of my phrasebook, I was able to book a doble para dos noches. When we arrived, the clerk, who was lovely, typed into Google translate on her computer and we all communicated well. We did have an issue booking a ferry as we thought we could do it through the hotel. We ended up going to the port ourselves and booked through an agent right there.

Our room was spacious enough and the few bugs that snuck in were promptly swept out by housekeeping. The bed was comfortable for a couple night's rest and the bathroom was an adequate size. We sat on the patio and had wine each day we were there; the desk clerk was more than happy to pour us a couple of glasses. We had breakfast each day, but it was mostly pastries, so not terribly satisfying. From the front patio, the beach with all the kite surfers is in full view. Really nice.

The beach is a short walk, or even shorter drive, from the hotel. Yes, it was windy, hence the hundreds of kite surfers. We enjoyed watching them all, both the novices trying to get up and the more experienced showing off their talents. The beach restaurant had fantastic hamburgers with a variety of sauces, salad, and delicious frites. There are also various bbq options prepared on an outdoor grill in full view.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Villach, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2013

really a nice place with friendly & helpful staff! the beach was just across the street and a great one, but we catched some really extremely windy days, so that even the puerto of tarifa was closed, but we enjoyed our 2 days there. breakfast was good with a classic choice, and on one evening we had dinner at the hotel, which was also fine! the room was big and clean, we did not hear any street noise, maybe because the noise of the wind was louder ;) we would come back!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Montrose, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

We visit Tarifa a lot and on occasion stay over rather than drive home ( which sounds lazy as its not far, but once you are there you do want to stay as long as possible). Each time we have chosen to stay at Copacabana and it's just so pleasant we go back... We have been as a couple or with other friends, some with family. There's a good choice of accommodation, some family rooms as well as twins and doubles. The breakfast is good, lots of choice, fresh produce and the coffee is great. Its literally 4 minutes walk from valdevaqueros beach and there's even a little underpass to avoid having to cross a busy road. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the owner is very amenable.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Basic hotel but with added effort, good value for money for the area, lovely sea views, friendly staff, fairly good breakfast, would recommend..........................................................

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

I was here at the end of August. I've booked Brief Tarifa hotel but the receptionist told me that he received 2 reservations at the same time so he books for me Copacabana for the same price.
The staff in Copacabana doesn't speak English.
The room are nice, with a particular Arabian style. The problem is that the hotel is just on the side of a main road so during the night the cars noise is terrible.
Close to the hotel there is a very nice beach with a bar for happy hour.
Breakfast standard.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Property: Hotel Copacabana Beach Tarifa
Address: Carretera N-340 Km 75 Cadiz-Malaga Los Porros playa de Valdevaqueros, 12 | beach Valdevaqueros, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Tarifa
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Wheelchair access
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Ranked #18 of 19 Hotels in Tarifa
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Copacabana Beach Tarifa 1*
Number of rooms: 29
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