The Riad

  • Sun terrace
  • Water park (Additional charge)
  • Free WiFi
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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94 reviews

It is located in the historic center of Tarifa and housed in a noble floor of XVI century. A unique building given its historical and artistic legacy. The old house of the ... Continue reading

It is located in the historic center of Tarifa and housed in a noble floor of XVI century. A unique building given its historical and artistic legacy. The old house of the Commander of the city has been transformed into a unique hotel both for its architectural spirit of traditional and contemporary design, and a decor that recalls the traditional Moroccan riads. An entire overthrow of imagination and exoticism that gives the hotel its own personality and suggestive that carries the traveler to luxury scenarios, calm and voluptuousness. The property features standard and superior rooms. Each has a distinctive seal that makes them unique both for its Moroccan decor with vintage dyes as the choice of furniture brought especially from India, Morocco and Mali. It has a chillout terrace on top of the building from where you can enjoy wonderful views of Tarifa.

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Diving (Additional charge)
  • Evening entertainment (Additional charge)
  • Fishing (Additional charge)
  • Hiking (Additional charge)
  • Horse riding (Additional charge)
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Snorkelling (Additional charge)
  • Water park (Additional charge)
  • Windsurfing (Additional charge)

Other facilities

  • Babysitting/child services (Additional charge)
  • Car hire
  • Daily maid service
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laundry (Additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Tour desk

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Designated smoking area
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Free WiFi
  • Heating
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Soundproof rooms

Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at The Riad in Tarifa easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book The Riad with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

The Spanish holiday destination of Tarifa is ideally located on the border of the Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz, near the Strait of Gibraltar and a short ferry ride away from the exotic Moroccan city of Tangier. The popular beach resort town is famed for being the windsurfing capital of Europe: Atlantic winds create ideal conditions and kite surfing is also growing in popularity here, especially on the beaches of Playa Valdevaqueros and Playa Los Lances.

Those who feel safer on land can try horseback riding, hiking, dolphin and whale watching, cycling, rock climbing and some of the region's best bird watching. The Moorish heritage of the area is evident in the preserved Castillo de Guzman and holidaymakers should visit the old part of the town to wander the narrow streets, shop and enjoy one of the many great tapas restaurants. Don't expect the madness and mayhem of places like Torremolinos, nor the 'chips with everything' style resorts; Tarifa is a charming beach resort that offers a local Spanish flavour and plenty of sunshine.

Resort Rating

Scenery

Shopping

Watersports

Nightlife

Beach

Restaurants

Activities

Tarifa has ideal conditions for kite surfing, windsurfing, and sailing, and you can try your hand at other aquatic activities like surfing, scuba diving and whale watching. For those more comfortable on land, there are opportunities for horseback riding, bird watching, and visiting historic buildings and ruins. Tarifa also has cheap and convenient ferries to Tangier for those who want to experience the Moroccan souks.

Restaurants

Eating out in Tarifa is an adventure of Andalusian food, as the city has a mix of traditional restaurants, tapas bars, and cafes in addition to more cosmopolitan options like Italian, Moroccan, and French eateries. For the most authentic experience, simply wander through the old town and enjoy the local tapas and jerez (sherry). Cafe Azul, Cafe Mogador, Casa Juan Luis and La Trattoria are a few of Tarifa's most recommended eateries for holiday visitors, or try the hidden gem of Quattro Esquinas.

Nightlife

Tarifa's nightlife is constantly buzzing. The city's bars are busy with the after-dinner crowd from 9am until 3am when they are forced to close by law. Popular options include Bar Almedina, which is set into the historic city wall, and the stylish Cafe del Mar Tarifa. The clubs take over where the bars leave off, carrying on until around 8am. These include the youth-oriented house venue Club New Rif, the historic La Ruina, and the stylish Carpe Diem. Tarifa attracts great live music as well, including Flamenco, samba, jazz, and its own particular brand of hip hop. Many of the hotel bars host live music performances.

Shopping

When it's time for shopping in Tarifa there are a fair amount of many options to choose from, but many of the shops lack variety. The old town has a number of small boutiques and a multitude of surf shops selling all the latest name brands. The old town also has an indoor market where you can by fresh produce and other food including the catch, or catches, of the day in the outdoor area. The modern market on Tuesday mornings, it stocks tourist souvenirs, artwork, handicrafts and ceramics. You'll find many Tarifa souvenirs echo the region's Moorish heritage, with Moroccan lamps, pillows, shoes and linens all being popular gifts.

Negatives

Tarifa is a very windy holiday resort, perfect for kite surfing and windsurfing, but not ideal for those looking for relaxing days on the beach.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Spanish,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.90

This week's weather forecast

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Today: Wed 28 Jun
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Sat 01 Jul
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Sun 02 Jul

Hotel address : COMENDADOR,10, Tarifa, Costa De La Luz, Spain, 11380

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A selection of available rooms is shown below. More options may be available.
  • Economy Double or Twin Room with Terrace
    • Individually adjustable air conditioning
    • Terrace
    • Housekeeping
    • Hairdryer
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Room size (sqm): 4
    • Bathroom
    • Extra beds on demand
    • Shower

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