In the medieval quarter of Vejer Plaza 18 gives the feeling of a private house rather than a hotel. Its six rooms guarantee privacy, luxury and comfort. The hotel occupies a 19th. century manor house renovated by British interior designer award-winning Nicky Dobree, famous for her fabulous luxury villas. The designer, in collaboration with the Califa Group, has created in Vejer an elegant refuge for 21st. century travellers, which you will enjoy as if it were your second home. Unwind on the charming terrace with views of the mountains and North Africa on clear days or sip tea in the living room, surrounded by art, design and history. Plaza 18 also enjoys full use of the adjacent Hotel La Casa del Califa’s facilities.
Comfortable, tranquil & luxurious
Deluxe double room with large windows overlooking the street. Room 1 is at courtyard level with air conditioning, underfloor heating and a well-appointed bathroom. The bed is 150 x 200 while bed linen is 400 thread count sateen cotton with hand-loomed woollen blankets. Pillows are duck down and duvets for winter use are Hungarian duck down. Art in the room includes a Malevich print from Ateliers Mourlot and an antique wooden horse.
Deluxe double room with windows overlooking the town and the sierras. Room 2 is at courtyard level with air conditioning, underfloor heating and a well-appointed bathroom with a large window with far reaching views, and a large armchair. The bed is 150 x 200 while bed linen is 400 thread count sateen cotton with handloomed woollen blankets. Pillows are duck down and duvets for winter use are Hungarian duck down. Art in the room includes a signature framed 19th century Boro Kimono.
Room 3 is a deluxe suite on the second floor with separate sitting / TV room. This room is double fronted with large balconies on the Plaza side; the views from the sitting room and bathroom are across the town, the sierras and the coastline. On a clear day the North African coast is visible on the horizon. The sitting room has a pull out sofa bed suitable for 2 children. Furniture in the room includes an antique chest of drawers, Picasso lithographs and lamps by Ralph Lauren. The bed is 180 x 200 while bed linen is 400 thread count sateen cotton with hand-loomed woollen blankets. Pillows are duck down and duvets for winter use are Hungarian duck down.
Room 4 is on the second floor of Plaza 18 with twin balconies overlooking the street and the 15th. century tower of the medieval walls. This bedroom can be set up as either a twin or double room. Art in the room includes a photograph from Tommy Clarke's 'Salt' series - a reference to the famous salt pans of Cádiz, Picasso lithographs, an antique desk and lamps by Ralph Lauren. Beds are either 2 of 90 x 190 or a double of 180 x 190. Bed linen is 400 thread count sateen cotton and hand-loomed woollen blankets. Pillows are duck down and duvets for winter use are Hungarian duck down.
Room 5, known as the 'Blue Room' by our staff, is a light filled second floor room with views across town, country and the coast. On clear days the Bay of Tangiers can be seen in the distance. This comfortable bedroom has twin armchairs and a fabulous 'Terrier' piece of artwork by Peter Clark. The bed is 180x200 while bed linen is 400 thread count sateen cotton and hand loomed woolen blankets. Pillows are duck down and duvets for winter use are Hungarian duck down.
Room 6 sits over two floors with a handmade artisan staircase winding between them. This is not our largest room (that privilege belongs to Room 3), however this duplex has private access to the roof with spectacular views across town, country and of course the coastline and views to the African continent. The rooms are of course well-appointed with antique furniture and artwork by Ralph Lauren and Tommy Clarke. The upstairs sitting room has a daybed (90 x 190) which can be used as a third bed in the room. The roof terrace has two loungers and a table and chairs for evening drinks.
This room is not suitable for children due to the low parapets on the terrace.
In all rooms you can choose to add our Emir Service for the day of your arrival. The service includes:
The price of this service is 46€ (VAT included). Please check the option “Emir Service” when making your reservation.
LIFE AT PLAZA 18
Staying at Plaza 18 is like staying at a large private home. Check-in and reception is at the adjacent Hotel La Casa del Califa leaving Plaza 18 a tranquil space where guests are free to use the sitting room, courtyard and terraces at their own pace.
Guests staying at Plaza 18 have free use of the Califa’s many facilities including its underground massage room, the cocktail bar with its panoramic views and of course the award winning Jardín del Califa, one of Andalucías landmark restaurants set in an enclave of 10th. and 16th. century buildings. Access to the Califa is through a discreet back door direct from Plaza 18.
While at Plaza 18 enjoy the large light-filled sitting room full of interesting works of art, comfy furniture and a well-stocked honesty bar. The sitting room has underfloor heating for the winter months and air conditioning for the summer.
Breakfast (included in your stay) is served in the garden of the neighbouring Casa del Califa (accessed through an internal private door so you can have breakfast in your slippers!) with views across the town and the rolling countryside. We use the Califa’s best ingredients from the local farms to provide an authentic Andalucían, European or if you prefer Moroccan breakfast. The perfect start to the day.
DISCRETE LUXURY DESIGN
The opening of Plaza 18 follows a two-year period of restoration by award-winning interior architect and designer Nicky Dobree. For the interiors, Nicky took inspiration from the iconic building itself which dates back to 1896 and stands on the foundations of an ancient 13th century Arab house, “We have brought new life back into this Gran Señora by respecting its history and embracing a new chapter for the modern traveller,” said Dobree. Using local craftsmen and organic building materials such as lime-based mortars, wooden floors, natural stone and marble, she was determined to preserve the spirit of the building. The original black and white floor tiles were therefore lifted and re-laid on newly levelled floors. The Montera (large glazed roof lantern over the patio) was carefully dismantled and repaired to its former glory. And the stone staircase and balustrade were painstakingly restored.
Nicky Dobree is synonymous with bespoke interiors across Europe and this, her first boutique hotel design, is no exception. Whilst the detail adheres to the classical principles of the property, there is comfort and elegance throughout. The interiors are intensely layered and so inviting that guests can expect visual delight at every turn. Each of the six individual bedroom suites has a story to tell, having been personally curated with pieces from around the world. With a home-from-home vibe, Dobree’s collective chic brings a timeless elegance throughout. Guests will leave feeling that Plaza 18 was the secret second home that they have always wanted.
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