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“Best in Tarifa”
Review of Hotel Punta Sur

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Hotel Punta Sur
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Tarifa
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
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“Best in Tarifa”
Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Punta Sur exceded our expectation. It is a lovely family friendly hotel, located right next to the world famous kiteboard and surf spot Valdevaqueros. Rooms are relatively big, clean and cosy. The restaurant is one of the best in town. Staff super friendly, ready to help you with everything. Hotel is located a 10 minute drive from the old town. August is a hectic Holiday month but this hotel although fully booked, comes with the tranquility you are looking for. Its either this hotel or the Hurricane where you need to stay when coming to Tarifa.

  • Stayed August 2013
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marbella
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Beautiful hotel with lovely relaxed atmosphere and a bit quirky to fit in with Tarifa! Lovely large pool area giving privacy and space for all. The standard rooms are excellent- very spacious and big beds giving a great nights sleep. Restaurant was the only disappointed. Great menu but under delivered on quality and that was all six dishes we ordered so was the only let down of the trip- wine more than made up for it though!

Room Tip: think all rooms would be considered a good location. all ground floor and bungalow style.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We wanted an out of town hotel near the beach and picked this one. It didn't really work out that well.
The beach was very difficult to access from the hotel, closed off by a wire fence. The hotel grounds were very attractive and quite well maintained and there was a lovely large pool so we felt that we could miss the beach. The pool was however quite cold. The staff were friendly and helpful enough but unfortunately the restaurant was closed (April) so for dinner we had to drive into Tarifa.
Breakfast was included and sufficient for our needs so we were happy with that.
We liked the lay out of the rooms and the beds were comfortable. The TV was tiny and had very limited channels (lots of Arabic stations).The bathroom was clean but the toilet was in kind of alcove that was very narrow which I found less than comfortable.
We decided to check out early mainly because there were many mosquitos in the rooms. We all got bitten extensively.
All in all I would not choose to stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We had a great time staying at the Punta Sur in May. We were slightly put off by some of the pictures on Tripadvisor, but it's actually lovely - the gardens are very lush and our son very much enjoyed running around in them and admiring the peacocks. The pool was also very impressive and clean (and cold!).

Our room was fine - nothing particularly remarkable, but also nothing wrong with it - we had a family suite, which worked well with our son in the separate bedroom. We didn't have any problems with damp or anything like some of the other reviewers have mentioned, but the weather was good when we were there.

The restaurant was superb for dinner - very good food (and huge portions) - I'd particularly recommend the tuna tartare. While it isn't the cheapest you can eat in Spain, it was good value for the quality.

Overall, definitely recommended as a place to stay near Tarifa.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank ajp50
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2013

We stayed in room 22 right by the pool. Good size rooms, clean but quite damp (maybe because the weather wasn't great!) you need a car to get around anywhere!!

Dinner was lovely, breakfast was okay - no hot food.

Peacock kept us awake most nights (apparently it was mating season!)

Room Tip: Get a family suit if 2+ people.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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New Providence, NJ
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Overall - a disaster!!! We booked for 3 nights but left after 1 - we would have left immediately but we got there too late at night to do so. Maybe at age 22 with a backpack this hotel is ok, but no one else should ever consider this place. Rooms are musty, grounds are unkempt; muddy beach is across major highway; also the beach is behind a barbed wire fence (you climb through a barbed-wire locked gate) and down a muddy field to a 20 foot ledge that maybe a mountain goat could climb down to see a beach strewn with boulders. If you are from the USA, be aware that the staff speaks very little English, which wojdl be OK if there were no problems, but unfortunately there are. I am convinced that reviews that call this place "wonderful" were written by the staff at this hotel. I have never written such a poor review of a hotel and I hope I neveer have to again -but be warned - do not stay here if you expect a night at a 2-star or better hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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6 Thank TallJim
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We too stayed at the Punta Sur during one of the wettest periods ever recorded in this part of Andalucia. The bedroom,which felt and smelled damp as soon as we entered, never warmed up in spite of having the heating on day and night.The bathroom was vast and freezing.The only respite to be found from our dank and depressing room was in the reception area where there was a very welcome log fire.
We too escaped to the Hurricane Hotel across the road and were delighted to have been able to do so.
Staff at the Punta Sur were friendly and helpful .

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank MJS2802
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Property: Hotel Punta Sur
Address: Ctra. N-340, km 77, 11380 Tarifa, Spain (Formerly Balcon de Espana)
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Tarifa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Tarifa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Punta Sur 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A three-minute walk from the beach, this laid-back hotel with a relaxed atmosphere is perfect for your holiday. ​ Hotel Punta Sur is set in three acres of stunning tropical gardens complete with tennis court and swimming pool. Each room opens onto an individual garden area, giving all of our guests their own place to unwind. Punta Sur has a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by palm trees; the perfect place to relax with a book or soak up some sun. In the evenings the garden transforms into a candlelit restaurant which is renowned for its unique setting. ... more   less 
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