Stunning Accommodation in the National Park between Gibraltar and Tarifa.
We arrived at the place, which is inside some kind of holiday resort, to find it shut and not accessible.
The host did not answer our phone calls, so we had to give up and find another accomodation in the area. Very disappointing experience, I'm still waiting for an explanation from the host and a refund for the night we didn't spend there.
We arrived late evening, around 8pm to a restaurant which was the location chosen for meet up by the host. Unfortunately my Spanish is horrible and our host on the other side of the phone call didn't understand English, it ended up being a very difficult way to coordinate our meet up just so she could drive in front of us to show us where the Tower was actually located. I'd suggest if you end up staying at this location that you get an exact location on (website hidden) maps and don't meet at the restaurant they may suggest, unless your Spanish is passable, otherwise it's just a mess. We arrived to a very deserted resort, we were the only people staying and was pretty spooky place to be honest. The host gave us the key and led us up to where the tower sits. In the summer I can imagine this being a very beautiful place to stay, but in November it's just cold and as I said, very horror movie. We dropped our bags off, said goodbye to the host and just as after she left we realized there wasn't any toilet paper in the washroom. After another very confusing phone call she came back and handed us a few rolls. The room was pretty cold but we had a few extra blankets. Bed was just OK, and as I said in the summer it's probably great, but in our case it was no doubt the worst sleep and stay we had on the trip. We awoke in morning, had a beautiful view over the ocean, dropped the keys off and left. For the price this wasn't worth it for us, sorry :(.
Bel endroit, très belle vue, calme assuré.
La literie et le mobilier est un peu vétuste.
The tower is a beatiful place, because the view is so great! On the left hand you can see Gibraltar and on the right hand Morocco, very bizarre and also very beautiful!
The tower is situated on a site with other holiday vacations. When we were at this place, we had the impression that the other accomodations were empty so we were the only ones! A bit spooky but very comfortable to have the swimming pool for your own.
Unfortunately we couldn't find a nice village in the neighbourhood. But by car you can easily visit interesting places like Gibraltar and Tarifa.
Superb location. Views to die for. Lovely hosts. We will be back :-)
Response from El Cortijo Del Estrecho:
:-) Thanks Lisa! Looking forward to it (and for our puppies!!!)
The Tower has a beautiful view and the outside of the tower is also very nice. We enjoyed to meet horses and donkeys.
I don't know if it depends on our traveling in October but in the whole hotel an apartment complex was no staff and we couldn't enjoy the pool or other facilities.
Inside the tower it looked like on the photos, but we couldn't close the windows as there was a fusty smell in the tower. To climb up to the roof of the tower was very adventurous.
On the whole, we were happy to leave after one night.
Una casa acogedora y bien ubicada.
The tower is an absolute superb location! Truly romantic and it has a the facilities you need, even a little fridge where you can put your wine, yoghurt, whatsoever. The view is GREAT. Having a wine with your companion on the rooftop is an absolute must. We had a great time in El Corticho del Estrecho, and especially would like to thank Maria for her kindness and hospitality!
Response from El Cortijo Del Estrecho:
Thanks to you Sophie and Floris!!! we ´d love to see you again!!
Bijzonder om zelf een toren te mogen hebben voor een dagje. Uitzicht is fabelachtig. Je hebt veel privacy. Maar niet superschoon, en moeilijk te bereiken vanaf de snelweg.
Very Nice location. located in a upper hill, we had a wonderful view from the Marocco coast and the Gibralatar rock. Nice sunrise and sunset.