For once on this 'winging' part of our trip, we actually arrived in town at a decent hour (~3 PM) to try to track down a place to spend the night! Sue's Lonely Planet guidebook had mentioned the Hostal la Janda as a good place to spend a night or two and we just happened to get a glimpse of it as we drove through one of Jerez de la Frontera's main streets. We turned around and went back to park in its large parking lot off the street at the back, while we went in to check availability.
The front desk staff were very helpful, despite our usual communication difficulties in Spanish, and in no time at all we had ourselves booked in for the night. As per usual in Spain, we retrieved our suitcases from the car and lugged them up a couple of flights of stairs to what turned out to be a very nice room with twin beds and an air coniditioning unit mounted on the wall.
Hostel La Janda has 36 double rooms available, each with a private bathroom, television and air conditioning and is situated in the historic center of Vejer de la Frontera, making for easy explorations on foot.
Unique Quality: The quality of the room was great and we really enjoyed our little balcony that overlooked the hostal parking lot and also provided a great view out over the valley below Jerez - after all we were just about as high as you could get in this mountaintop town! Later on in the early evening, we enjoyed sitting on the balcony sipping some sherry we had bought, as we marvelled at the beautiful landscape spread out before us.
The hostal had a reasonably priced internet service on a computer downstairs near the lobby, so we also used that later in early evening to kill some time before we went out to search for our final meal of the day. Althought this hostal has a restaurant, we did not use it because we only had one night in Vejer and wanted to try out some of the local eating spots while we had the chance. At only 40 Euros (US$56) for our stay, we certainly had no complaints about this accommodations!
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