After 5 weeks on the Camino we just wanted some nice beach. We were only gong to stay in Cadiz for three days and then go to Morocco for a few days. A day trip convinced us that wasn't a great idea and we decided to stay on. Pretty much chose it off the tripadvisor site when I couldn't get a room at the Victoria.
The hotel is blah. The breakfast is blah. Servers in Spain drive me nuts. I like to sit outside and drink coffee while I read. Sometimes I smoke while I do it. So every morning I would head outside when I went down to breakfast. One day I told the girl I anted cafe con leche as I headed out. As mentioned by other reviewers, you get four items off the menu. I tended to get 4 cups of coffee. So I order it as I walk through. I do this because I know there will be at least a 10 minute wait before she comes out and takes my order. She freaks out, tells me to sit down first. She was not the first server in Spain to do that. Ten minutes later, she comes out and tells me I have to SIT first , then she will take my order. OK, I said. Cafe con leche, porfa. For pete's sake.
Anyway - nothing spectacular here - except the front desk. Very nice, helpful, friendly. The hair dryer in my room didn't work, so they ran out and bought a hair dryer for me. I wanted that day trip to Morocco, they showed me one and warned me off of it - recommended some others which I didn't listen to and paid a heavy price. (Don't go to Tangiers.) Sure, it sounds like what any hotel would do - but getting that kind of customer service is rare in Spain. It is clean and the beds were comfy and you can change the TV to English. Nothing fancy but absolutely nothing bad either.
It IS right next to the beach - a 1 minute walk. It is right next to excellent restaurants and a one minute walk from the bus stop that will take you to old town in 5 minutes. Or just walk up the promenade for 45 minutes. There is a really god bathing suit store on the corner opposite the beach and a good men's place across the park.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel and Apartments in front of Playa Victoria Beach. With a SPA (pediluvio, jacuzzi, turkey bath, scottish shower, termical beds.)All the rooms with balcony, free kettle, rent of bicycles, Satelit TV.. Our SPA is for 4 people maximum per hour.All the rooms have free wireless. ... more less
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