Hugely evocative, this delightful small hotel really brings to life the Moorish past of Al Andalus. Composed of many little casitas with narrow arched alleyways and stairways ducking and diving between, the result is a magical labyrinth on many levels. There is a roof terrace with views over Vejer to the mountains beyond and a popular restaurant offering Middle Eastern food which adds nicely to the Moorish feel.

Rooms are mostly spacious light and airy. D?cor and furnishings again reflect the Arabic style, uncluttered with white or stone walls and natural materials throughout. There are plenty of common areas including a map room and some nice shady outdoor niches to relax in.

The perfect example of the Andalucian white village, Vejer de la Frontera occupies a hilltop position just 15 minutes' drive from the beach and well placed to explore Costa de la Luz from Tarifa, the wind-surf capital of Europe, to historic Cadiz. One of the main gateways to Africa, each civilisation has left its mark on the area with Roman ruins right on the beach at Playa Bolonia as well as at nearby Medina-Sidonia where you'll also find a Moorish Alcazar and a 15th century castle.


20 rooms all with air conditioning & heating, en-suite bathrooms with baths or power-showers.
Standard rooms have a shower over a full length bath except Atico & Nogal which have power showers.
Special doubles are as standard rooms but with views to the town or countryside and have architectural features which make them a little more 'special'
Junior suites are larger rooms (one double and one twin) with cross vaulted ceilings and views to the garden from a balcony or large windows.
The Torre suite has a separate sitting room overlooking Plaza de España, a large balcony to the Plaza and views across town and country from the bedroom.
The Africa suite is a large loft style room (50m2) with views to the sea and, on a clear day, Africa . King size bed. Large bathroom with large hydro-massage bath and separate walk in shower. Double windows with views also to the Plaza de Espa?a.
Note – the hotel, and to a large extent the town of Vejer, is unfortunately not recommended for people with walking difficulties

Hotel Features

Unique and charming hotel made up of several historic town houses
Central location at the heart of Vejer
Delightful roof terrace and courtyard restaurant


In the lowest part of the hotel, with parts dating from the 11th century, the Jardin del Califa, a renowned restaurant offering North African and Middle Eastern food.
Like the hotel the restaurant is truly maze-like, split into six separate spaces which make ingenious use of a rich architectural heritage including a temple and an ancient water cistern – even as you tunnel your way from either the hotel or the street you know you're in for a special treat!
The speciality is most definitely Arabic food, with a talented native Moroccan chef, but there are also some excellent Andalucian dishes with meats from the grill and a variety of fish dishes – they also have a very nice wine list with some nice local wines to try out.

There is also a rooftop 'Teter?a' or tea-room with fantastic views and a nice laid back atmosphere. Open afternoons through to midnight you can enjoy a nice Morrocan tea or any other drink which takes your fancy.

Hotel Facilities

WiFi all areas
No smoking in hotel
Laundry Service
Air Conditioning

Sports and Wellbeing

Bicycle hire

Room facilities (all rooms)

En-suite bathroom
Air conditioning
Coffee maker
Tea/Coffee making facilities
Safe deposit box


Restaurant, open to the public
Bars / restaurants within walking distance of the hotel
Bar, open to the public, serving drinks and light snacks
Packed lunch service


Not suitable for guests with reduced mobility


On-site parking (extra charge)

Vejer de la Frontera, Andalucia

One of the highlights of any visit to the Costa de la Luz, Vejer de la Frontera is one of the best preserved of the Arab towns which for five centuries used to form a strategic part of the Moorish defences. Set on a hilltop Vejer enjoys dramatic views across the rolling countryside to Sierras and the Natural Park of the Alconocales to one side and towards the straights of Gibraltar on the other; by night one can often see the twinkling lights of the bay of Tangiers in the distance.Just 9km away there is the beach of Playa del Palmar just near the historic Cabo de Trafalgar