La Botica de Vejer
, Canalejas, 13, Vejer de la Frontera.
Situated within the old walled town of Vejer de la Frontera La Botica owes its name to the fact that it was the village chemists from the end of the 19th century till the late 1930's. It is a 19th century family house that has been restored and re-designed to become a modern house-hotel to satisfy the needs of the modern traveller. Decoration has been kept deliberately simple so that it takes nothing away from the special village atmosphere and the wonderful views.
Vejer is a typically Andalucian white hilltop village that overlooks countryside and is only 10 minutes drive from the beaches near Cape Trafalgar. For a lazy afternoon in the all-year-round sun, guests can relax on the roof-top terrace and enjoy the striking views out over Vejer and the country beyond.
Rooms have been arranged around a stone-flagged patio which serves as a breakfast room in the morning and also as a lounge in the afternoon. All rooms have a full bathroom and there is a choice of patio rooms or outward facing rooms with views, and also a suite with the potential to accomodate up to 4 people.
Nearby fishing villages like Conil, Barbate and Zahara de Los Atunes are famous for their tuna catches, and make an interesting diversion during a day at the coast, especially at lunchtime. The beaches themselves, of course, are ideal for surfers, with Palmar in particular being renowned for the good surf and easy-going lifestyle.
For country-lovers there are footpaths and routes for horse-riding and cycling. The area is also a favourite destination of birdwatchers, with a big colony of birds of prey and many migratory birds passing through. Guests staying at least three nights will be offered a free ornithological guided tour including transport, optical equipment and bird identification guides (subject to availability).
Buffet breakfast is served in the patio until 10:30. The hotel has no restaurant, but there are many restaurants in the village, with choices to suit all tastes and pockets.
Out and About
Vejer is a lovely "pueblo blanco", ideal to just wander the quaint narrow streets and enjoy a "copa" in a local bar
Beaches: The long sandy beaches of the Costa de la Luz are just 10 minutes away by car. Zahara De Los Atunes is a little further, but well worth the effort.
Walking, cycling, horse riding in the surrounding countryside.
Birdwatching, especially for birds of prey.
Wind-surfing: Tarifa, less than an hour away, is the wind-surf mecca of Europe.
Places to visit:
Various sherry bodegas are open to the public
Many other "pueblos blancos" nearby
Historic sites, dating back to every age since palaeolithic times
Roman ruins at Bolonia and Santa Lucia
La Breña Natural Park
Los Alcornocales Natural Park
Barbate de Franco (where Columbus departed on his voyage in 1492)
Cape Trafalgar (site of Nelson's famous sea battle)
Double room with twin beds plus a separate sitting area with a sofa-bed which can be converted into a comfortable double bed.
Reviews from Little Hotels Travellers:
|We had a lovely time staying at the above hotel.|
Staff were very helpful, room had a panoramic view of the surrounding area, we had kestrels flying past at eye level. A quiet peaceful hotel, sun terrace was a bonus, phew! It was hot up there.
Breakfast was good, plenty of choice, one request however, I would have loved freshly brewed coffee.
|Just a quick line to say thanks for your assistance in facilitating our hotel stay at La Botica de Vejer.|
Everything worked perfectly, the hotel and staff were a delight, the holiday a success!
No more to add, other than 'thank you' again!
|Beautiful small hotel in a beautiful quiet village for people who does like the real relax.|
|Lovely hotel, splendid views, spotlessly clean and friendly owner. All this plus lovely views and sunshine would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.|
|The hotel was lovely, very clean with stunning views of surrounding countryside. Only slight disappointment was breakfast which was very poor and sort of selfservice although no one quite knew what to do until told by the staff member on duty or another guest. This only happened on first day of course. Well worth a visit.|
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Buffet breakfast included
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There is no deposit. Just a credit card number is required to guarantee a reservation. The total amount is payable at the hotel prior to departure.
High season: Cancellations must be received in writing (fax or e-mail) no later than 5 days before arrival. Cancellations at less than 5 days notice, early departures and no-shows will be charged in full.
Low season: Cancellations must be received in writing (fax or e-mail) no later than 2 days before arrival. Cancellations at less than 2 days notice, early departures and no-shows will be charged in full.
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La Botica is a spotlessly clean hotel, simply designed and offering a perfect location to enjoy all that the Costa De La Luz has to offer.
A Word from the Owner
"Vejer was once a favourite retreat of Spanish Naval Officers. Today it is still a traditional Andalusian village yet with a cosmopolitan touch which has made it a favoured escape from the stress of big cities."