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“Magical real Spain”
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Medina-Sidonia, Province of Cadiz, Andalucia

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532John
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Magical real Spain”
Reviewed 30 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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We had a fabulous week here in June with lots of family and friends staying here and all over Medina Sidonia for the wedding of our daughter at the Vista Medina Hotel just up the hill and also owned by Kirsty. The views across to Cadiz are stunning with beautiful sunsets from a lovely terrace and surprisingly quiet for Spain except for birdsong! All the amenities are excellent with a small swimming pool to cool off in and the rooms are cool and very comfortable. Breakfast was provided by Maria, who is very friendly and welcoming, and you can also use the well-equipped kitchen to make meals or eat out in this lovely white town. It's a totally authentic Spanish experience and this house is really beautiful. The coast is easily accessible but if you like real Spain stay here!.

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Liked best: It's authentic Spain at its best
Liked least: The bedroom may need air conditioning in high season
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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RahulP2
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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60 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent place to stay”
Reviewed 1 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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We were skeptical about staying in Medina Sidonia away from the beaches but the village came as a great surprise and the house Casa de Medina too. Finding the place without a GPS or GPS coordinates would be a bit difficult on the first trip and driving through the narrow lanes and finding a parking a bit daunting on the first day.
We were a large group and we had rented the whole house for 6 days. The place is very spacious with great amenities, very clean and the owner Gary is stays nearby is always willing to help. The Kitchen is very well equipped with all things required and a trip to the local supermarket starts you off very well. The house is perfectly and very thoughtfully renovated with one room left in its original state (looks like a cave and is a very cool place to sit and contemplate). Lots of books on local sightseeing and a guide written by the owner is at hand for a quick reference.
The under rated beaches of Chiclana de la fontera are quite near and we felt were much better than Marbella. There are also the beaches of Tarifa along the same coast with the cities of Cadiz and Seville on either side.
During the summer there is lots of action happening in the town square of Media Sidonia itself. Lots of restaurants and small supermarkets are available at walking distance from the house in case you don't feel like cooking. Gary has a nice restaurant nearby too.
Would highly recommend staying here for a peaceful and relaxed time with an ambiance that takes you back several centuries.

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Liked best: Location, views, amenities and the ambiance
Liked least: Wifi access would have been good to have but its not the end of the world
Travelling group: Large Group
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aloha2all
Hawaii
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“Beautiful house in a wonderful town”
Reviewed 30 June 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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We spent a week in the Casa de Medina in April and enjoyed the house, the town, and the surrounding area. The house is quite large, sparkling clean, and has several seating areas both inside and out, on three different floors. The kitchen is well-equipped and has items that are really unusual in rentals, like a juicer and a breadmaker. We used Medina Sidonia as a base for visiting Cadiz, Jerez, Arcos, and Vejer and also enjoyed a wonderful Sunday in Medina Sidonia, watching all the activity in the plaza and enjoying superb tapas. The owner stopped by a couple of times to make sure that everything was okay, and also provided info on things to do in the area. All in all, a terrific week!

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Liked best: Experiencing life in a real, relatively untouristy small town
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Erbse1970
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Reviewed 17 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Liked best: Lage des Hauses
Liked least: Größe des Pools
Travelling group: Erweitertem Familienkreis
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