Palacio Garvey Hotel
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... planned that way, others not so much. Our longest day so far had been 77 miles from Carrión de Los Condes to Tordesillas. But we'd saved the longest til last. Our last day in Spain would be 84 miles from Seville to Cádiz; the longest either of us had ever ridden. But we knew we were going down to the coast so there would be no hills, right? Riiight? By now Chris and I were getting the hang of this early start malarkey and managed to scrape ourselves out of ...
... round tight corners looking for the hotel, nearly scraping the car a million times. Finally found it and unloaded and raced out to see Cadiz as we are only here one night.
There was a Spanish navy aircraft carrier in port which was open to the public, so we went to have a look. Enormous inside with floors of hangars. The aircraft and choppers looked very old and well worn to me but who am I to judge. Interesting, ...
... in drier sherries but our tasting involved 4 types getting sweeter; I particularly enjoyed the drier 2, Fraser enjoyed the sweeter 2. It was a very interesting tour and we were both a bit tipsy by the end of the tasting, highly recommended.
We tried to go into the Equestrian Art School grounds after the bodega tour but it was just closing at 13.30, not 14.00 as stated on the website, so we missed out on that which was disappointing. We then headed off to ...
... but everyone was very happy with their choices. The main meal of the day is at lunch and when we have been going on road trips we are embracing this, a good idea because believe me you never know when you are going to get home. ( More on this later ). Well, back into town of Jarez and at five we had the Sherry Tasting experience at Tio Pepe. Founded in 1835 , man this guy knew what he was doing, the variety and tastes range from Grappa like sherry to the best sherry ...
... that the quote we had been given would not cover the extensive renovation costs.
The survey when we got it back was quite damning saying that the cheapest option was to knock it down and start again. The architects assured us that their assessment had found all these problems and allowed for them. The house almost needed rebuilding needing stronger foundations and replastering and a new roof!
We put in an offer for the house only ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Palacio Garvey Hotel Jerez De La Frontera
A luxurious hotel in wondeful Jerez
Just to add to the excellent reviews of this great hotel. They have a small pool now, and bring some CD's to make the most of the in-room stereo.
There are 4 tapas bars in a square in front of the hotel, we tried 3 of them and they were all very good.
I can only echo all the other reviews of this amazing hotel. We included it in our honey moon tour of Andalucia and didn't regret it. from th moment you walk in this is a WOW hotel. Everywhere is so cleverly designed and modelled with modern art and furniture that makes you feel really special to stay there. the staff really don't think much of the pool and so it took us until the second day to go out into th garden but it's a lovely urban space - all white leather designer furniture and bamboo and decking. the pool is not big enough to swim - but 10 people could soak at once so it's hardly hot tub size. it's a great escape from the heat - it was 43 degrees in September.
This hotel certainly lived up to the reviews! For 70 GBP per room per night this hotel offered excellent value for money. It is centrally located, within minutes from the main centre and about 20-25 mins walk to the bus and train station, with loads of bars and restaurants nearby.
This hotel most certainly had the wow factor. Wow at the incredible modern art, the lavish public areas, the stunning, well equipped rooms and the huge bathrooms. Honestly staying in this hotel was pure luxury from the welcome drink while signing in to the free mini bar and the amazingly comfy beds and lcd tv. One night was certainly not enough at this wonderful hotel.
Best Hotel Ever
Excellent room, very friendly staff, nice town and deeply regreted we could not stay more. One of the best hotels i have been too. It's small elegant and friendly excellent style and atmosphaire. I'm not sure if i liked best the town or the Hotel but i'm definately going back. Plus we decided we are getting a zaccuzi for our house too...:) We loved it. Wish we had gonne there for our honeymoon in May.
What a lovely place. xxxxxxxxx
The was without doubt one of the nicest htoels I have stayed in and it cost less that 70GBP a night!
Best hotel ever
We were booked to stay for 2 nights and ended up staying for 6! The staff were fantastic, the service great, the room modern but warm and the restaurant was fabulous. Breakfast should be taken slowly, enjoying the care they take preparing it, and although we didnt get to try their sample menu we are coming back to taste it as well as the spa they are soon opening.
Combines uniqueness, luxury and a warm welcome
When we arrived we were greeted personally by the manager and made to feel special. In fact all the staff were very courteous, helpful and friendly.
Our room was spacious and extremely comfortable. The decor throughout is an individual and up to date style that somehow blends with the hotel's historical location.
It was very hot when we visited, but the hotel was a tranquil haven of cool luxury.
If possible we hope to go back!
Really loved the Palacio de Garvey. Its well placed - quiet but within a 5 min walk to main area of Jerez. We had a junior suite and it was very nicely furnished. The decor of the Hotel itself is pretty stunning. The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. There are a couple of tapa's bars in the square it faces but Im sure the room had double glazing so very minimal noise filtered through - and anyway it was nice to just walk across the road and be able to soak up some atmosphere. After returning home I got a lovely email to say welcome to the Palacio De Garvey family which was a lovely touch.
I stayed at the Palacio for one night, the facilities were excellent. It was so clean and beautifully decorated. Air conditioning was easily controlled & good (Jerez is hot this time of year). I missed having a pool, but the jacuzzi in the bathroom made up for it! Beds & linen all new, crisp & soft. Staff were so helpful, friendly & amenable. I really felt spoiled. Surprise & delight, no charges for the in-room mini bar, there was even a bottle of local sherry in there. A feature of the hotel is that the old city wall runs through the hotel & has been combined in the architecture. Very well done. Extremely handy for the shops, not too far to walk to the tourist attractions although I'd recommend a taxi if it's hot. The hotel menu is good, I can definitely recommend the Churros we had for breakfast (strips of doughnut served with sugar). Keep up the good work Palacio Garvey team!