Dar Cilla Tarifa, Spain

“Individually furnished self-catering apartments on the outskirts of the old town of Tarifa with a shared roof terrace and magnificent views across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco.”

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“Dar is an Arabic word for a town house in which a series of apartments are grouped around a central courtyard and that is exactly what you get at Dar Cilla with a lovely roof terrace for sunbathing or enjoying an evening drink as well. Decorated in local Spanish/North African style, the apartments are all different and have their own entrances and stairways to the roof terrace. They sleep between two and four people. Dar Cilla has no restaurant but is within walking distance of shops and restaurants and essentials such as tea, coffee, oil and vinegar are provided. The owner and staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the area and can arrange hiccup-free day trips to Tangier. It is a sociable place but bringing friends back for late-night drinks is discouraged. ”

Written by  Jane Hutchison

They say

“Why do people love staying in your self-catering apartments?
We care! Dar Cilla is a boutique guesthouse on the outskirts of the old town of Tarifa away from the noise and busy streets. Some call us the oasis of peace! Others say they finally found the gem of Tarifa….a no smoking establishment where children older than 12yrs are more than welcome. A multi-national staff that goes the extra mile to ensure guests optimize their stay in Dar Cilla and Tarifa. We are available but never obtrusive.

What is there to do in the area?
Watersports; windsurfing, kitesurfing on nearby beaches
Outdoor activities; mountain biking, hiking, whalewatching and birdwatching
We have a comprehensive information folder with information on what to do, eat and visit during the stay which is updated every season.

What kind of breakfast do you offer? NO breakfast served

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
In our comprehensive information folder guests will find updated list of restaurants each with their description and suggestions. One of the best tapa bars of Tarifa is next door to us!

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
In principle all our apartments are different in decoration and layout but if I really have to mention one it has to be Amadeus!
Amadeus: loft type apartment with incredible views from the private roof terrace.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Our mission is to present ourselves as we really are – you get what you see and read and know what to expect. You will appreciate Dar Cilla if you are tired of the standard luxury of business hotels.”


Dar Cilla
Calle Amador de los Ríos, 16
00 34 653 467 025

What's Nearby


No restaurant
Lots nearby
Walking distance restaurants
Roof terrace
Great views across Strait of Gibraltar
even on the roof terrace if you want it there


Other Activities
Day trips to Tangier
Mountain biking

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8 rooms from $101 per night

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Other Activities
Day trips to Tangier
Mountain biking

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Full of character
No restaurant
Lots nearby
Owner managed
Beach nearby

Hotel size

8 rooms
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