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Casa Blues
Reviewed 16 March 2012

Nick was a great host who gave us helpful information on getting to his amazing cliff side hostal via bicycle & provided us safe bike storage when we arrived. He knows the area well and his apartments are really neat -- comfortable and clean with fabulous views. We hung our bike clothes to dry on the roof terrace and explored the highlights of Arcos on foot. A living room & dining room are comfortable spots to take in the views, listen to music and relax. My husband & I really recommend this hostal.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

This is less like a hostel and more like a great B&B! The owner, Nick, is very helpful and will offer suggestions for meals and sites. The views from the balconies and terraces are stunning. Overall, this hostel is stunning!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank mary7484
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

We spent a week in the top floor apartment of Casa Blues in September 2011. The host. Nick, is extremely helpful and the delightful public sitting area on the entrance/ground floor is a welcome retreat when you come home in the evening. The rooms of the 2 bed apartment are simple but have everything you need. The second bedroom is small and only has a window onto a stairwell, so not in the same league as the pleasant main bedroom, which has lovely views over the river and plains. The bathroom is small but has ample hot water, although the fittings and tiling etc needs a bit of TLC. The communal roof terrace of Casa Blues has stunning views and timber lounging furniture although some of it is a bit jaded and a ripped overhead awning could perhaps be replaced or removed. The location of Casa Blues is good although it is not really in the heart of Arcos and in fact the steep walk uphill on cobble stones meant we did not go out at night as much as we do normally (mind you, we are in our sixties!) There is a minibus, however, which goes past Casa Blues door; this runs regularly until 2130. Parking and access by rental car is manageable, but driving through the town on the one way system to reach Casa Blues is not for the nervous. Overall, we loved stay at Casa Blues and it was an ideal, modest cost choice for exploring the nearby delights of various Pueblos Blanco villages plus the cities of Cadiz and Jerez.

Room Tip: The apartment on the top floor is great for those who like to be self sufficent, but the small and p...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank suzie330
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

Arcos is not big place and it is very much up and down. Casa Blues is a great budget option with one of the best views we had on our trip. We took the bus into Arcos from Saville (nice trip) and a cab to case blues for 7E. There is a local bus (1.5E) that runs through town from the bus station to about 50m from Casa Blues on Monday through Saturday, but of course we got there on Sunday. Our room had one double bed and two singles and it was very clean and comfortable. Unless you have something special to do in Arcos, I think I would only book a day there to see everything. We saw everything we wanted to see in less than a day and still had time for a leisurely bottle of wine on their upstairs patio that looks out over the valley. Very nice budget option for Arcos.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 August 2011

Nick was a wonderful host, the rooms were spotlessly clean, and I loved waking up to the stunning view every morning. I enjoyed my initial stay so much that I came back two more times, and will be back again.

Room Tip: Bring binoculars.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

We had a lovely stay at casa blues, located on the best side of town, that is: quit and authentic. The roof terrasse is perfect for stunning views and to enjoy you home own little lunch,diner,tapas and wine moment. Our host is just uberfriendly and knows the area.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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1  Thank Elbertvisser
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Reviewed 28 April 2011

We have just left Casa Blues, after a two day stay. The highlight had to be our tapas dinner on the terrace, with maybe the best view in this photogenic village. Or maybe it was coming back from dinner to find some soft blues playing in the communal living room. Or maybe it was just the easy good will of Nick, the proprietor. Our room was simple and clean, and the terrace outside it offered a mesmerizing view. Loved hearing the roosters down below on the farm helping me get up and watch the sunrise from the terrace.
Thanks so much, Nick. You are a class act. Mindy and I hope to come back and see you some day.

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms; this is a small place.
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa Blues

Address: Calle Callejas 19, 11620 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Arcos de la Frontera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Arcos de la Frontera
Price Range: £22 - £49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Blues is a cliffside guesthouse in the old town of Arcos de la frontera. It´s dramatic location offers amazing views towards the Sierra de Grazalema and over the surrounding countryside and lake. It has six quite guest rooms (three en-suite), a huge roof terrace, lounge area, breakfast room and additional balconies, all overlooking the cliff. Free WIFI available and welcome drink. ... more   less 
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