Vejer de la Frontera has been magnanimous to travellers for decades now, as the prettiest of all white villages cherished in the sun-drenched region of Andalusia houses some unique boutique properties. Highly praised for its authenticity and serene qualities, Hotel V is a reference in the world of boutique hospitality, as it peacefully houses 12 intimate rooms in a private hideaway and offers a qualitative selection of services and amenities. This boutique gem has a spacious rooftop that overlooks the Roman and Moorish heritage of the historic centre and on most days has eye-catching sights of the Atlas Mountains of neighbouring Morocco. Traditional culture with modern amenities can be enjoyed here, with emblematic historic sights on your doorstep.
Hotel V opened its doors on February 22, 2008. Owner Jean Van Gysel is responsible for the restoring and design of the 17th-century Spanish palacio. He is now originator of a brand new deluxe boutique hotel brand for the Middle East and has his hands on more properties. Van Gysel's grandfather bought hotel Le Plaza Brussels many years ago, and in 1996 he and his father decided to renovate the building to turn it into a 5-star property.
Van Gysel's first foray into boutique hospitality began when he began to renovate Hotel V before it was potentially a hotel space. His secret has always been to promote the hotel as a house with 12 bedrooms that happens to offer the service of a five-star hotel. You have the option to rent a room or lease the whole house for events, weddings or hosting a collective.
Owner JeanVan Gysel used the Spanish interiors company Porcelanosa for the flooring and bathroom fittings and chose reclaimed colonial antiques from the Goan jungle. The overall look of the property is warm colours, natural elements, a beautiful mixture of ancient architecture and modern design elements. The location is discreet, as it is on a long narrow street next door to residential properties.
“The designs I created mix modern elements with the old architecture. It is very contemporary, with open bathrooms that contrast with the stone columns in the courtyard: A mixture of wood stone, metal and glass. Again, elegant and clean. When someone comes to visit, they relax immediately.” - Jean Van Gysel
At Hotel V you can refresh your body and mind with a rejuvenating yoga class conducted by certified professional yoga instructors with over 10 years of training in the studies of Hatha yoga, core strength Vinyasa yoga, meditation, yoga’s anatomy and movement’s anatomy. The classes offered at Hotel V are creative in style and keen on Hatha Vinyasa Yoga. You can ask to have the classed conducted in English, Spanish or German.
The rooftop terrace has wooden sun loungers with a plunge pool below at your feet and water sprinklers to keep you cool. There is also a jacuzzi and an honesty bar that will have you tempted to book another night as the comfort level is surreal. Located in the old well, there is a spa at the bottom of a glass spiral staircase. Immerse yourself in customised aroma therapy. The property's rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatments (practiced in India for more than 3,000 years) are the perfect complement to a luxurious holiday in Vejer and are also available in the privacy of your guest rooms. Partake in a truly renewing experience with an indulgent spa treatment at Hotel V.
For exclusive use, you can rent the house as a luxury rental, complete with full staff. This 17th century Spanish residence is an alternative to the average hotel experience. Hold a wedding, celebrate a memorable honeymoon, gather with friends and families or use it as your exclusivity stay only.
- Ayurvedic treatments and spa
- Private tours with Genuine Andalusia
- Bed linen and towels
- Yoga classes, cooking courses, sherry classes, wind surfing and more
- Romantic rooftop terrace with jacuzzi
- Central heating & air conditioning
- Complimentary high speed WiFi
Rate - Start from 219 euros per night
Location - 14 kilometres from the coastal town of El Palmar
Suitable for - couples, groups, friends, families and hosting weddings
Tips - Visit Ecléctica Deco Vejer for home goods, Cesteria Juani Marchen for crafts, and Zahir for casual summer wear.