About This Listing
The apartment is located right in the town centre, 1 min. to the main square with shops and restaurants on the doorstep. Bus/ferry/train station are 10 mins walk away. Easy access to Gibraltar, l go every day.
It's a nice and clean place, which makes it a perfect place to spend the night before/after going to Africa or to use as a base for visiting places in Andalucia, as Algeciras is the main transport hub for onwards travel in the area. Gibraltar and Tarifa are 20 mins drive away. Tangiers ferry 10 mins walk. Also bus/train to Portugal, Cadiz, Ronda, Sevilla, Malaga, Marbella, Jerez, Granada, Cordoba etc.
The bedroom is of a good size but small with built in wardrobes. You will have your own private toilet/small shower and access to a big shower in my bathroom. Please only use the big bathroom for showering, so I am not excluded from using my own bathroom for longer than needed. The bedroom comprises of 2 single beds, which can be pushed together to one double bed.
In need, it can be arranged for a further room with 1 airbed and/or the couch.
You may store your suitcases in my study/office if you don't want it in the bedroom. If you have any special needs or requests, please do not hesitate to ask.
Interaction with Guests
I am happy to help with any useful information and travel tips for your further trip or stay in Algeciras. I have been to Morocco 5 times, Portugal 2 times and I work in Gibraltar. I regularly travel around Andalusia.
I'm happy to take you out for a drink or tapas or just have a nice chat at home. Equally, I will leave you alone if you prefer. Basically l want you to be comfortable and have a great stay.
Everything is so close by being on one of the main streets in the centre but also located just inside the old part of town in a traditional Spanish style building. The shops are on the other two parallel main streets and the restaurants are at the other end of my street, which excludes the worst noise you can get from city centres.
Once booked, I will send you a map with everything you may need to find during your stay
Shopping and restaurants surrounding the apartment.
Bus, ferry and train station 10 mins walk
Will take you to anywhere in Spain and abroad too (Eurolines) also handy for Morocco, Portugal and Gibraltar
Once booked, I will send you a map with suggested free parking nearby marked in yellow. I also have a map showing amenities and Wifi until I get my own internet back.
Other Things to Note
NB: Please note, that check in/out time is flexible for your convenience but MUST BE ARRANGED IN ADVANCE and I cannot guarantee I can accommodate your precise arrival time due to my own working hours.
No shoes inside!
If you wish to wear shoes inside an extra cleaning fee of 20 eur will be added. During summer, please try not to take the whole beach back home to my floors. If so the same cleaning fee may apply.
Smoking confined to living room and living room balcony and your bedroom's balcony.
Helle was excellent. Our stay was simple and easy, once we found it (we had trouble connecting via airbnb email for some reason). She was very gracious in even walking us to the port and helping us buy our ferry tickets. So kind and hospitable! Best wishes to you, Helle!
Helle was great, and very easy to communicate with. The room is precisely as described, just blocks from the center of Algeciras. Thanks!
Helle was very nice, she told us everything we needed before the arrival, including good tips where to leave the car for free during the stay.. The room was fine, clean, we had everything we needed and the location is good as well (close to the main square, but far enough to avoid the noise from there).. Can only recommend
Helle was a friendly host. Her place is central and close to the ports. Helle was always helpful and informative. Her apartment was clean and neat. We'd recommend her to others if they are staying in the area.
Only small drawback was that there was no working wifi while we were there.
It was overall an welcoming environment. Host was extremely helpful and we had a nice talk with her :)
Clean, comfortable apartment in a good location. We didn't meet Helle because of our different schedules, but she provided lots of information to make our arrival smooth, and was most helpful with organising our trip to Morocco. Unfortunately we were accused of (and charged double for) using the washing machine and dryer, of which we used neither, and because of these trust issues I would not stay here again.
this is definitely about trust as the whole airbnb concept is based on that. My trust was also broken when items were used that were expressly requested not to use. Instead of making an accusation I chose to handle it by asking it as a question to be nice so it is quite disappointing that you say accusation and also claims you were charged, which you were NOT. I could have used the deposit to claim but I did not. You should check your bank statement. I am not ashamed to say to any potential guests that my personal belongings are not for guest use. I believe lying in your review says more about you than me ;-)
About the Host, Helle
Friendly and open-minded host, I have travelled all over the world on 6 continents and I like meeting new people and fellow travellers. I am hosting to meet people who like to travel and to help them with local advice to give them the best kind of holiday.
For your holiday travel tips from me, I have been to Morocco 5 times all over, Portugal 2 times and I work in Gibraltar. I regularly travel around Andalusia.