Casa la Siesta
- Style Andalucian amor
- Setting Vejer’s final frontier
Romantic from the beginning, Casa La Siesta hotel is a luxurious villa in Vejer de la Frontera designed and run by two British hispanophiles who met and fell in love in a local Spanish course. They built their dream boutique hotel brick by brick, from the tiled bathrooms to the peaceful pool with the intimacy and charm of a centuries-old mansion. Expect exquisite meals, romantic rooms with big bathtubs and lovely outdoor lounge areas.
Need to know
- Rooms Seven, including four suites and a self-catering casita.
- Rates Double rooms from $2339.96 (€1,700), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
- More details Rates include soft drinks, beer and breakfast.
- Facilities Free WiFi, gardens, bikes to borrow, stables and a book/CD library. In rooms: preloaded iPod and REN bath products.
- Poolside There’s a heated pool at the bottom of the garden overlooking the green hills and wind turbines in the distance.
- Check–out Midday, but flexible if there’s availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Children This hotel is better suited to couples - leave the children at home!
- Eco‐friendly Water is solar-heated, everything that can be is recycled and all the building materials are reclaimed.
- Also There’s a two-night minimum stay. With a bit of notice, yoga and massages can be arranged.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Go to sleep in the Honeymoon Suite and wake up looking out to the rolling hills through the wall of glass doors. It’s also home to a crystal chandelier, a dressing table with an antique brush and mirror, a roll-top bath behind the bed and two enormous rain-head showers. Spacious Suite 3 is the breeziest: it has terraces on both sides of the building.
- Packing tips Riding boots and jodhpurs to have a canter on one of the rescued horses at the on-site refuge. No beach towels: there’ll be one ready to use in your room.
- Also Pat him all you like, but don’t feed the dog. He’s on his own special diet.
Food and drink at Casa la Siesta
- Hotel restaurant There’s no restaurant, but the owners lay on a table d’hôte five times a week. Amelia cooks up simple Spanish fare such as grilled fish with caper salsa and secreto Ibérico (a hidden cut of marbled meat – fatty, but delicious). The set menu costs €35 excluding wine.
- Dress code What you’d wear to your friend’s house for a slap-up supper.
- Top table One of the tables for two by the window so you can look out over the gardens.
- Last orders Breakfast is served between 9am and 11am. Grab lunch between 12pm and 3pm, and dinner from 8.30pm until midnight.
- Room service Light bites can be brought up to your room from noon until 7pm.
- Hotel bar There’s an honesty bar with wine and spirits which guests can help themselves to 24 hours a day.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details