We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Peaceful, restored place respecting originality, a lot of character”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Hotel Casa Henrietta
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 26, 2013

In a picturesque village serving as a peaceful stop on our Andalucia drive tour, Casa Henrietta is a find. On off-season with few tourists, the room prices and eating &drinking out was very reasonably priced for the value. Car can be parked on the street. Art exhibition downstairs. Nice hotelkeeper. We chose the big room with balcony with a view.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Congresstraveler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (126)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

53 - 59 of 126 reviews

Reviewed June 13, 2013

The hotel is located in a relatively recently restored large old house in the main street of Jimena. The views from the rooms on the valley side are gorgeous. On the street side you get to glimpse the castle through skylights in the upper floor rooms. We stayed in a top floor room with a terrace looking out over the valley. I suspect the lower floors on the street side might get a bit noisy.

The hotel has 13 rooms over four floors and although there's an elevator, it wasn't working during our stay and I suspect it hasn't worked in a long time (and probably won't work for a long time). So be prepared to climb stairs if you're in an upper room.

The whole place has a nice feeling and has been restored with care and style. The central open area is typical of this style of building and feels good. Downstairs there's a bar area that also serves as a breakfast area as well as a space for ad-hoc perfomances and a bit of an art exhibition. There's also an outside area off the bar area, which would be very pleasant on a summer evening.

Rooms are all different and reasonably well-equipped. There's a small television which we never used and no telephone (no great loss as far as we were concerned). Our room had a shower (no bath) but other rooms have bath if you need it. The bed was large and comfortable, although beware that - like many hotels in this region - there was only a single long pillow rather than individual pillows, something we find quite awkward for sleeping (we often bring our own pillows for this reason). Our bathroom was a bit dark and suffered from Spanish drainage (odour), but nothing too bad even if it was annoying and detracted from the overall experience. The hot water did take forever to arrive, which was a bit annoying and the resultant waste of water waiting for it to heat up is frustrating.

There's free WiFi, but it only really works in the lobby area and the immediately surrounding rooms. So ask for a lower room if you want Internet in your room.

Service was very easygoing and relaxed and friendly. We stayed four days and felt like we were guests in someone's house, which was actually quite a nice feeling. Melissa, who runs the place, was very helpful and made us feel "at home" - mi casa es tu casa! She speaks English (as well as Spanish of course) which obviously makes life easy if your Spanish isn't what it should be.

The breakfast (included in the price) was very simple but adequate without being great. My main complaint here was that during the week when it was quiet (we were at one stage the one guests I think) the espresso machine doesn't get turned on in the morning so it's Nescafé (ugh!) or tea. So we had tea with breakfast.... A small espresso machine (to supplement the full-sized one) would be an easy way to deal with this. With good coffee so easy to get in Spain, being asked to drink instant coffee seemed a bit unnecessary.

While there's no restaurant as such, tapas are served in the evening in the bar, and they covered quite a variety of styles and tastes, and made a reasonable dinner for the one night that we ate at the hotel.

There's no formal parking, but you can park for free in the main street outside the hotel if you're lucky enough to get a spot. We actually were very fortunate to find a spot literally across the road from the front door for our whole stay.

Room Tip: No elevator, so get a lower room if you don't like stairs. Take a valley side upper room for the...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank TheGumnuts
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Picturesque shabby chic recently renovated inn around a coivered courtyard. My room on 1st floor had a beautiful view from a small balcony. There was an unpleasant odour of stagnant drains, but a change of room was offered immediately.Unfortunately the lift was out of order for the whole of my stay. No telephone in the room. Breakfast was looking out on a patio & where in warmer weather would be served. Breakfast choice was limited, but the orange juice was freshly squeezed & these were the best cups of breakfast tea I have had outside UK. Tapas are served from lunchtime onwards. We took our last ecening meal in the hotel & this was rather disappointing. Excellent value for B&B.

Room Tip: Ask for a room NOT on the noisy steep main road, but overlooking the fabulous views.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank choralsinger
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Set in a sweet pueblo blancas where the streets are as wide as the car, this gem, with incredible views is perfectly located to wander through town. Lovely room with views across sweeping countryside BUT entrance and our room were freezing. Wifi only available in the entrance lobby but it was too cold to sit there. It was only warm enough to be in our room if IN (the HUGE) bed or IN the bath - a real shame as the room is lovely otherwise! Breakfast downstairs was nothing to write home about but adequate, once we had the coffee machine fired up and working. Also rather chilly to sit over breakfast. We were the only people staying for the 2 nights we were there so had the place to ourselves but with it being cold we didn't stay for anything other than to sleep. Lovely Spanish restaurant in the street with delicious supper and also an 'english' bar/restaurant down the road- nothing special but OK. Great location to explore the vicinity and great for walking in the neighbouring national park!

Room Tip: We stayed on ground floor, there is a lift to upstairs which was out of order......
See more room tips
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank harrytucker99
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 7, 2013

We stayed for three nights in the beautiful hotel in the center of Jimena. Our room was very large and beautifully decorated. It also had views to the village and the valley down below. I think we must have been the only guests at the time: the receptionist would ask us at what time we would like to have breakfast and turn up the hotel the day after at the prescribed time. We were always on our own in the bar/breakfast room and breakfast was very simple (we had toasted bread and tomatoes), but we are very easy to please. The third day we were there they ran out of coffee and they offered us PG Tips, which we were happy about: PG Tips in rural Spain--I was impressed! Rather than bein upset about the abscence of coffee we took this in stride and laughed about it (what hotel runs our of coffee?!).
The bar was closed the whole time we were there, probably because it was low season and we were likely to be the only tourists in the whole town. There are several bars and restaurants in the village withing walking distance though, so that wasn't a problem.
The hotel is very well located, but if you are driving be prepared for impossibly narrow and frighteningly steep streets. Everyone seems to drive there as well, maybe because it can exhausting to walk around in such a hilly place, and it's not always easy to find a parking place.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank German-tripper
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 7, 2012

I have stayed in Casa Henrietta on a few occasions over the last few years, most recently this September, and it has been an absolute pleasure every time. It is a delight to reside in this old Spanish townhouse which has been beautifully decorated and converted and is warmly run by the lovely Melissa. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and feel grand and luxurious while keeping a rustic charm. As well as the huge bed and great bathroom, the last one I stayed in had its own private terrace with views out over the surrounding mountains... such a treat! Jimena itself feels like a world away from busy cities and coastal resorts and is a great place to relax in, explore and make new friends. Already looking forward to my next visit!

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank Janine H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 29, 2012

We had dinner here twice last week and much enjoyed both visits. Although the menu isn't large it was evident that the food was prepared carefully using fresh produce. The entrecote steak in particular was delicious and it was great value at about 13 euro. We were served by Melissa who speaks excellent English. The restaurant was comfortable and the atmoshere was good too. Service was excellent and very friendly, and I recommend this hotel / restaurant to anyone visiting Jimena.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Grant W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Jimena de la Frontera
0.1 mi away
Hostal El Anon
Hostal El Anon
#2 of 5 in Jimena de la Frontera
122 reviews
4.1 mi away
El Diplomatico Feo
El Diplomatico Feo
#1 of 1 in San Pablo de Buceite
51 reviews
0.4 mi away
Posada Rural La Casa Grande
Posada Rural La Casa Grande
#4 of 5 in Jimena de la Frontera
29 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
El Estanque y El Almendro
El Estanque y El Almendro
#1 of 7 in Jimena de la Frontera
29 reviews
1.1 mi away
No photo provided
Hotel Apartments La Hacienda De ...
#5 of 7 in Jimena de la Frontera
5 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Casa Henrietta? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Casa Henrietta

Address: Calle Sevilla 44, 11330 Jimena de la Frontera, Spain (Formerly Hospederia Casa Henrietta)
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cadiz > Jimena de la Frontera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Jimena de la Frontera
Price Range: $75 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Casa Henrietta 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Henrietta is a beautiful small hotel situated in the old quarters of the white village Jimena de la Frontera. It is a refurbished old house made into 12 large bedrooms with amazing views o the countryside. We have a cosy bar-restaurant with a terrace open to all. On the top part of the house we have a solarim. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, HostelWorld, Travelocity, Orbitz and TripOnline SA so you can book your Hotel Casa Henrietta reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing