Travel Blogs from Jerez De La Frontera
Jerez de la Frontera is famous for the production of sherry and for the Equestrian School of Art. We stayed at the Hotel Exe Guadalete which is just out of the centre towards the equestrian school. The hotel was nice enough with a decent pool.
Arriving on a Sunday we found that many things were closed so our afternoon was spent wandering …
... half the distance for the day. There were a few hills left for us to contend with, however, and with our weary legs it really was a struggle to keep pushing on to Jerez, which would be our only stop for the day. Finally: Jerez. Wait.. What's that noise? A tap, tap, tap coming from my wheel. On closer inspection I discovered a thin metal wire stuck firmly into my tyre. My first mistake was to remove it. I think if I had left it in, the tyre would have survived ...
... thought we might be going the wrong way. We reset the GPS and we were in precisely the opposite direction heading to God knows where.
Back on track and into Jerez at lunch time. We found a good lunch spot, called El Toro. Didn't take much notice until we realized there was a bull fight on the big screen TV. It was quite fascinating for a while but when the Picadors started sticking the sharp things into the bull, ...
... I had made to sure to research if there was any animal cruelty involved in this tradition. However, the horses here live under excellent conditions, well looked after with beautiful grounds to roam in when they're not in training. Many of the 'dance moves' performed by the horses are natural defensive manoeuvres that they would perform in the wild when fighting with each other etc. Unfortunately it is very common in Mexico for this technique to ...
After leaving Jerez, we stop at Cadiz for lunch on our way back to Seville. We are told it is a "small, seaside town". Think Christchurch , not Kaikoura. It's NOT small...
We have two hours free time here, I think they stop here to make it seem like we are getting value for the euros we paid. It has a very pretty town centre and we are ready for some lunch. We ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Nice room with adequate facilities. The pool area was good but you could imagine that it would get overcrowded at higher season and it would run short of sun loungers.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.