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“Relaxing Cortico Style Hotel, Wonderful”
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Hotel Dos Mares
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Tarifa
Certificate of Excellence
gibraltar
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Relaxing Cortico Style Hotel, Wonderful”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

We stayed weekend of 26th April fortunately not to much wind until late afternoons so took full use of the swimming pool area, from 4pm Straights of Gibraltar are full wind surfers, a real eye catcher.
The beaches are beautiful sand and must be 15 Klm or more wide all set in a Natural Park
The hotel is delightful, we had a 1 bed bungalow looking towards the sea and horse stables, we ate in Tarifa town but wished we'd stayed in hotel, the breakfast was good with eggs bacon and very fresh fruit.
Gonna make an effort to spend a few more nights there during 2014.
Finally they allow dogs and there are quite a few but all well behaved as where their owners

Room Tip: As for a bungalow with the private parking area
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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malaga
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

This is the ultimate chill out hotel.
Several room types, ie hotel rooms, bunglows with view, without view, sea view and luxury ones with a lounge, i like the sea view bungalows best, they have sheltered terraces with loungers, where you can sit in comfort even on very windy days, - all the bungalows have terraces and loungers. Decoration may be a bit minimal, but it is very calming and peaceful.
Rooms very clean, the sea view bungalows have a nice couch too, and the bathrooms are amazing, all marble, and good size. Free toiletries consist of shower gel and shampoo .

There is a fridge in each room, but look carefully, as its hidden away in the wardrobe - we didnt find ours till we were leaving, but did only stay one night.

The bar overlooks the beach, and has several large comfy sofas, there is a restaurant, and the breakfast is very good, if its warm enough you can side on the terrace right by the beach to eat.

Good pool, fitness center, aviarys in the garden with lots of birds, and best of all, a riding stables attached with great excursions up the beach, hour rides, day rides, mountain rides, rides up to the sanctuary, to Punta Paloma, and the horses are all well trained and well cared for, and most are ridden bitless, best place ive ever been to ride, its wonderful to have a gallop in the surf.

Location is just 5 mins drive from Tarifa center.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Just back from a long Bank Holiday weekend at this hotel. Had 2 bungalows, the best for views was Bungalow 35 but 48 was equally good and probably in the middle of summer could prove the quieter option.

Wonderful welcoming staff, always willing to help and assist with any queries and directions.

We ate Dinner one night at the Hotel which was very pleasing (especially the chicken tagine). An inexpensive hotel and situated perfectly for seeking out Bolonia and other wonderfu places.

And best of all, Lennie, my pomerian was welcome!!!

Room Tip: There are tennis and padel courts but we did not indulge... But we were off season, so a lot of acti...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Ottawa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2014

The hotel is actually about 5 minutes west of Tarifa on the road towards Cadiz. We arrived very late and were able to request a late check out of 2 p.m. at no extra charge. We stayed in a bungalow with a seaview, very close to the on site stables. Huge bathroom and large bedroom. Breakfast was very good, hot and cold buffet with self-serve espresso, cappuccino and cafe con leche. The restaurant menu was limited but convenient and good. The beach is beautiful and clean and it was not too windy to walk and enjoy the view of Africa and all the kite surfers. Excellent value for seaside accommodation with breakfast included. Also went horseback riding for an hour on the beach. The guides were competent and the horses were good and well cared for. Really hope to go back to Hotel Dos Mares one day!

Room Tip: Go for the seaview and enjoy the ocean view from inside or from the front porch.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2014

The Dos Mares is located along the beach made up mostly of bungalows facing the sea i could not rate this hotel highly enough. The staff could not be more helpful, kind and conciderate we are staying in the most lovely bungalow with our two west highland terriers the staff could not do more. We wanted to and were able to go on a day trip to tangiers we could not take the dogs so a member of staff offered to look in on our dogs to make sure they were ok (how many other hotels would do this?) The location is amazing looking across to Maroco from our room the beach is only a stones throw away great for walking the dogs. This is Feb 2014 an idilic time to be away no crowds and just enough warm sunshine with beautiful places to see and good food to be found. How many Spanish hotels offer such a dog friendly service????

Room Tip: Negotiate hard as out of season you can get a good rate.Sadly i am not good at down loading photos b...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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London, England
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Tarifa is a special place and the Dos Mares is a special hotel. However, both are cheap which attracts the wrong crowd at times. The hotel has so much potential given the location but they just don't try hard enough. Service is good which isn't standard for Spanish hotels. There is however one room that is very special but I am not telling!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Casablanca, Morocco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

The set up of this hotel is great - great location and it looks nice. But, the service is seriously lacking and it really kind of ruined our stay.

We were charged for a crib - 20€ for one night. And then we realized that it was broken. It didn't look hazardous and it was 9:30pm, so we just used it.

We were given complete crap service at the bar. There were only 2 other parties there, so I'm not sure what the problem was. Dinner (a club sandwich) took 45 minutes to come out. This is in January - not the high season; it wasn't crowded.

We live in Morocco and were on holiday with our 2 small children in Sevilla. We were forced to stay the night in Tarifa because the ferry was closed (due to high wind). As we are both kiters and will be returning to Tarifa, we definitely will NOT be returning to Dos Mares on our next kite trip.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Dos Mares
Address: Ctra. N 340 Km 79.5, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Tarifa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Tarifa
#5 Romantic Hotel in Tarifa
#7 Family Hotel in Tarifa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dos Mares 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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