Valli in Hotel V in Vejer! Of course it’s not a tongue-twister (nor was I trying to live there to make this point). But it so happened that my husband and I chose to explore this hotel after a few days at Escondrijo, and let’s just say it was an enchanting little fairytale getaway that we won’t regret
A view of Vejer from Hotel V
Hotel V… in Vejer.
You haven’t actually seen Vejer until you’ve stood on the high terraces of Hotel V to speculate and glance over the city. With strong 17th century architectural influences, an amalgamation of the Spanish-Moorish styles and a proud location of having the highest point in Vejer de la Frontera, Hotel V literally gives people the opportunity to re-live historical opulence in style.
Despite a selection of 12 guestrooms of palatial standards, this boutique hotel had its own charm and took extra efforts in making it feel more intimate. For instance, despite being a luxurious house, it didn’t have a grand entrance. The rooms were huge, but our space felt like a private home. (In fact, even when we entered the place, we had to ring the bell to get in.) And we knew we were in the lap of luxury when we stepped into the bathrooms. They had heated floors and ayurvedic bath products!
This is the road the hotel is in..
The building’s overall design seems to have been influenced by Asian designs, whereas most of the furniture that supported the set-up was reclaimed from Portugal.
Where else can you just sit back and enjoy your favorite drink as you admire the view of a sprawling landscape and the Atlantic Ocean.
Hot Tub and full views of Vejer.
As bizarre as it sounds, it’s true! The Hotel has an Ayurvedic Spa in a WELL. Wasn’t it eerie enough that one had to walk to the bottom of a well to get massaged! The transparent fibre-glass steps that lead you to the promised land of relaxation make the whole trip a little more spooky. Having said that, when I finally reach the end of the stairs, there was a sudden cooling effect that came from in an underground space that once was a water resource!
The Library and self serve Bar
The owner must be a connoisseur of preserving the aesthetics, for every little alcove and shelf around the hotel had stacks and stacks of books on art and architecture.
Architecturally sound and cleverly put together, this hotel had an interesting way of blending the old and decadent with the modern way of life.