Hotel Fonda del Califa is a good value older pension type hotel, walkable to all the old town sites and views in Arcos. Nuria at the front desk was very kind and warmly welcoming. She went out of her way to personally show us to our room on the top floor with balcony, and also clued us into the private rear hotel guest entrance where we could come and go at later hours (and without climbing lots of stairs.) She also gave us great suggestions for favorite local tapas, breakfast and dining. This isn’t a glitzy place, but nicely clean and comfortable. Nuria’s welcome and helpful suggestions there made us feel at home.
I am writing this review while laid in the comfy bed at hotel la fonda del califa.
We have been travelling around Spain for the past two weeks and booked this hotel last minute as a stop gap before we move onto seville tomorrow.
We arrived and were greeted by the warmest welcome ever. My job back home is front of house manager at a 5* hotel in the UK. The cost of a nights stay in the hotel where I work is between £305 and £920 per night, so I don't expect to stay anywhere with 5* service as we were not paying anywhere near that!
However the lady in this hotel (sorry didn't catch your name) is well worth 5* and I wish I worked with someone like her in my team back home.
The hotel itself is full of charm and history and although basic it has everything we need for a short stay.
We have all said we would return to this hotel each time we visit Spain.
Well done to the lady on reception and thank you for making our stay in Arcos so special.