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“Perfect spot in Tarifa”
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Dar Cilla
Ranked #9 of 34 Tarifa B&B and Inns
Kent, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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“Perfect spot in Tarifa”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We stayed four nights at these wonderful apartments, in the Palmar room. The location is absolutely perfect with the old town right out the door or just around the corner. We were met by both Zoe and Martina immediately on arrival and were assisted with unloading luggage and locating a perfect free parking spot about 75 meters away. We booked a day in Morocco and their suggested guide, Said, was absolutely excellent. Other reviewers are correct that both Zoe and Martina definitely know their way around with respect to Morocco. Our day trip was smooth and flawless! We also spent a day at Gibraltar and Martina had great suggestions for parking, etc. While this "B&B" actually does not have breakfast included, there is a little cafe named Bossa Bar/Cafe only a two minute walk away that has several topped pancake and scrambled egg items. We had breakfast there three of the four days there. Lunches and dinners were also excellent at the restaurants recommended by Dar Cilla.

Room Tip: The Palmar room is on the top floor toward the back with direct access to the rood terrace.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We were recommended Tarifa by some friends who live in land from Malaga about 3 years ago and are now wondering why it took us so long to get there - we loved it.
Zoe and Martina at Dar Cilla were extremely kind and helpful and with all the information provided and a very handy book written by Zoe we well and truly got the best out of our holiday, there is so much to see and do.
We booked the Amadeus room which is outstanding, beautiful, huge space with moroccan furniture and accessories and the best Terrace imaginable. Fantastic views over to Morocco, we were lucky as the Levante wind only appeared towards the very end of our holiday, but we took advantage of that and watched all the surfers and kite surfers on the sea. The location is perfect, just walk out the door and through the arch into the Old Town, restuarants, tapas, bars and shops galore. Thankfully not ruined by anything like a starbucks or macdonalds, all beautifully Spanish with a Moroccan influence. We will be back, thank you for such a fantastic week. x

Room Tip: If you want the amazing Terrace to yourself (as there is a huge communal terrace for Dar Cilla guest...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

What a delightful stay. We booked two nites as we had a day trip planned to Tangiers and Dar Cilla turned out to be the perfect choice. Great location, comfortable room, and gracious hosts. They think of every tiny detail and we felt well cared for. Be sure to visit the rooftop terrace.

Room Tip: They do have kitchenettes available, a nice plus for us after two weeks of restaurants.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

zoe, the owner, is a real marocco afinado and her manageress, martina, as well.
we enjoyed our two nights in dar cilla, but especially the advice and assistance in booking our excursion to marocco, chefchaouen.
martina's advice was not just great, but saved us at least euro 150.- on ferry and taxi in marocco.
- the accomodation is spacious, tasteful and great, especially the roof terrace.
we come back gladly, if dar cilla is available...

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Southport, Maine
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

We stayed at Dar Cilla last week for three nights. We were sorry that previously made plans took us away! There are no misrepresentations on the Dar Cilla website. The multi-lingual Martina and Zoe could not have been more hospitable, helpful and informative, with advice on the very best tapas bar, and advice for our day trips to Gibralter and Morocco. The second floor unit we had was regionally authentic, clean, comfortable, and seemed like home. The roof deck is very large, well furnished, and the views across to Africa spectacular. The establishment actually is in part incorporated in the old wall of the historic fortified old city. Parking was easy, just a minute away. The harbor, the town center, the ferry to Tangier are all a short walk away. No need to use your car, unless you want to take a day trip to Gibralter (35 minutes) or some other outlying settlement. We cannot say enough good about Dar Cilla…stay there, we will again.

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Lagos, Faro, Portugal
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We booked last minute (the day before) Martina was super great, informative, friendly and welcoming. The rooms were beautiful albeit each a little different. We were there in winter and our worry was that the rooms might be cold. Not so at all. Beautifully decorated with everything you need to cook etc. Highly recommended as well is the awesome roof top. My personal only gripe and this didnt affect the rest of our party, was that the sound proofing between us and the top floor left little to the imagination at times. But other than that great people great location and great place.

Room Tip: We were on the raised ground floor with our bedroom overlooking the small passage (it was a little n...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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76 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

We just came back from a few days in Dar Cilla and we loved our stay. We were welcomed by Maria who provided us with all the details about the apartment, activities in Tarifa and recommendations for restaurants and bars. We stayed in the Palmar apartment, on the first floor with access to the roof terrace, and for the first days we seemed to be the only guests in the whole house, which made it extra special. We enjoyed the welcome bottle of wine on the beautiful terrace overlooking the strait of Gibraltar and Morocco.
Dar Cilla is located at the border of the old town, which is perfect because we could enjoy the lively night life with bars and restaurants by foot but we could also sleep quietly with open windows.
The apartment is very tastefully decorated with Moroccan influences, very clean and has wifi and an ipod docking station. Overall we absolutely enjoyed the stay and would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Dar Cilla
Address: Calle Amador de los Rios 16A, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Tarifa
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #9 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Tarifa
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Number of rooms: 7
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