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Dog Friendly Hotels In Tarifa

It is now the time of year when people start making bookings for the rest of the year. Everybody likes to get away and that includes our dogs. When we walk near our flat with our dogs our little one Nelly has absolutely no interest whatsoever. She will sulk if we don’t go her way, and will often just sit down and wait to be carried. If we get in the car as a family both our dogs get so excited as they know they are off on an adventure. Then Nelly will happily run around for 10 Kms. Its amazing just what a change of scenery can do for your dog.

There is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t take your dog away with you. All it takes is a little planning. If you type into booking.com, “dog friendly hotels” in the area you want to stay, then you will normally find lots of choices.

I have therefore decided to write an article on our favourite four dog friendly hotels in Tarifa. Even if you have no plans to ever visit Tarifa, I hope this post may persuade you to take your loved ones with you to a hotel of your choice.

Hotel Misiana

Hotel Misiana
Tracy, Hudson and Nelly at The Hotel Misiana

We have stayed here many times over the years and absolutely love it. The staff are fantastic and extremely helpful. The bar and restaurant is also dog friendly which is fantastic, especially if you have had a long day and can’t be bothered to stray outside in search of a place to eat. They serve a fantastic selection of Tapas as well as complete meals. This can all be washed down with a large selection of beers and wines or make a choice from their extensive cocktail menu.

 

Hotel Misiana
The Misiana Bar and Restaurant

Hotel Misiana

The hotel is slap bang in the middle of the old town and is surrounded by bars and restaurants. It is only 300 metres to the beach where you will also find good quality Chiringuitos which are extremely popular, especially around sunset. Parking is not available but there are public car parks nearby. During busy periods it may be worthwhile booking a parking space at one of the private secure parks available. We use Parking San Sebastian which is very reasonable.

hotel Misiana
Roof Terrace Hotel Misiana

 

As a base it’s perfect and all types of excursions and tours can be booked directly from reception. The front desk is manned 24 hrs a day and as mentioned before the staff are always happy to help.

Further information can be found by following this link.

The Riad – Adults Only

The Riad
The Riad Roof Terrace

Another great hotel right in the heart of the old town. This is located up a side alley so again there is no parking but there is a drop off point at the bottom of the street opposite the Church.

Due to the location it is very quiet as traffic cannot get to the hotel. The only noise you will experience is from the birds and the bells of Church of San Mateo at the bottom of the hill. The staff are very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. All we have met speak English.

The Riad
One of the amazing bathrooms in The Riad

The RiadThe building is 17th century with a baroque facade and original fresco paintings. All the rooms are designed in a Moroccan style and are quite simply superb. The reception offers a travel service and can even arrange an airport shuttle if need be.

The hotel also has a hammam with traditional Moroccan treatments and different types of massage.

Further information can be found by following this link.

Arte Vida

Arte Vida
Your private area outside of your room at Arte Vida

This amazing little hotel is sat right on Los Lances Beach a few minutes drive from Tarifa town. The hotel boasts an excellent restaurant with a great all round menu and has a bohemian atmosphere and is very relaxed. The staff have been there for as long as we have been going and what the staff don’t know about the local food and wine is probably not worth knowing.

Arte Vida
Arte Vida Restaurant

The rooms have their own private bit of garden in front of them with a sunbed and seating area. Every room has an ocean view and the other side of the private area is a free for all Chiringuito that has sunset parties during the summer months. It really is one of the most spectacular places to watch the sunset.

Sunset at Arte Vida
Sunset at Arte Vida
Arte Vida
Tracy Hudson and Nelly at Arte Vida

The hotel is very reasonably priced, as is the food and drinks. Parking is available next to the hotel.

Further information can be found by following this link.

Beach Hotel Dos Mares

Hotel Dos Mares
Hotel Dos Mares

Definitely one of our favourite places to stay. This hotel is also located on the Los Lances Beach but is a lot larger than the previously mentioned. You can choose between the Moroccan themed rooms or one of the bungalows. The bungalows are dog friendly as is the on site snack bar, the main bar and the patio area outside the main restaurant.

The main restaurant serves exquisite local dishes and a massive breakfast. The snack bar and restaurant is located next to the pool and offers amazing views of the beach and the in house kite school.

There is free parking here and a shuttle bus if need be. You can hire a bicycle from the front desk as well as all the tourist information you will need.

Hotel Dos Mares
Chill out area beside Dos mares snack bar.

 

Hotel Dos Mares
Dos Mares Bungalows

Further information can be found by following this link.

Conclusion

There are many hotels in Tarifa and quite a few that are dog friendly. The beaches are superb and dog friendly for most of the year. My choice of these four hotels is purely from my own experience and are the ones we stick to just because we love them all.

Further information about travelling with your furry friends can be found here:

How To Travel With Dogs

If you have any tips or further information in regards to this post please drop me a line.

All the best

David

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