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“Hostal Bahía did the job”
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Bahia Hotel
Ranked #18 of 29 Hotels in Cadiz
England
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43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Hostal Bahía did the job”
Reviewed 5 October 2008

As September is mostly still regarded as peak season in Cádiz, we ended up paying full whack for our two nights at the Bahía, i.e. EUR 76 per night for a twin room. Considering that this rate is room-only (the Bahía doesn´t offer breakfast, although you don't have to go far to find some), I have to say that it is more than we normally pay for a modest hostal (we managed to stay comfortably in central Madrid for EUR 55!), but then space is limited in the old city and I think this sort of rate is not unusual.

However, we were pleased to find on arrival a friendly, chatty (in Spanish) welcome, and a lift to take our cases up to the second floor. Although smoking is allowed in all rooms, the communal areas on the second floor were smoke-free, and in fact we didn't notice any smell of smoke in the room - it all smelled nicely of soap, as so many Spanish places do!

Both bedroom and en-suite bathroom were clean but on the small (and a touch dark) side, but had all the necessary facilities (incl. air con & TV) and comfortable beds, and despite having a room facing the street (complete with mini balcony), and being near a busy square, the noise level wasn't at all bad (the balcony has double doors, although one didn't quite close fully).

Being an hostal rather than a full-blown hotel, there is no lobby/foyer to speak of (just a reception desk at the entrance), but floor 1has a communal area with comfy chairs and a coffee table with various magazines.

The location is certainly handy, being within walking distance (for us, at least) of the port, the railway station and the Comes coach station (walking from the latter took us perhaps 10-15 mins, with suitcases), and unlike in some cities this doesn't mean the location is seedy - the surrounding streets are pleasant and it is right next to the Plaza de San Juan de Dios and within a few minutes' walk of the Cathedral.

Shopping-wise, the old city doesn't do too badly and the central market and Supersol and Carrefour Express supermarkets aren't far away. The Hostal is also not too far from the new part of town, should you want to go.

Originally, I was thinking of going for the Hostal San Francisco, which is even more in the heart of the old city, but had to give up that idea as they simply refuse to take bookings for fewer than three nights (likewise their affiliate Hostal Canalejas, which I also had my eye on), but in the end we were reasonably happy with the Bahía and can recommend it as a straightforward, well-positioned base in the enjoyable city of Cádiz.

  • Liked — A good base to explore the old city
  • Disliked — Perhaps not the best value for money we've ever had
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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English first
Horsham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2006

My wife & I stayed for 2 nights at Hotel Bahia while our kids were staying with their grandparents.

Obviously there is a shortage of bed-space in the old town of Cadiz due to its geographic location, but although the hotel is well situated in a quiet street and fairly close to the main attractions, it's not worth paying EUR70 per night to stay here. Our room (307) was small and functional but in need of a serious make-over. The small double bed squeaked loudly (enough to wake my wife in the night each time I moved !) and the bathroom was nothing more than basic and functional.

There are no communal areas, not even a storage room for luggage which is just left in the hall.

I wouldn't recommend this hotel; it seems to me to be catering for the budget end of the market but charging mid-price rates.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — room standard
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
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4 Thank El_Sueno
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Property: Bahia Hotel
Address: Calle Plocia 5, 11005 Cadiz, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Cadiz
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Ranked #18 of 29 Hotels in Cadiz
Price range (per night): $83 - $174
Number of rooms: 21
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