Zoë, the owner, is ‘still going strong’, and enjoying the contact with her guests on the roof terrace. Her enthusiasm for Tarifa, for Andalusia, and for Morocco is catching.
Zoë worked in more than 8 countries in the course of her career, before ‘retiring’ to set up a guest house in Tarifa. ‘If I ever thought this would be the easiest job of the lot, I couldn’t have been more wrong’, she will tell you. But she loves it.
Zoë is English by birth, Dutch by marriage .... and feels very Dutch
Martina, General Manager, juggles her more than full-time job with spending time with her two young children and her husband who is super-supportive, and (as it happens) works together with Zoë’s son.
On completing Hotel School, Martina worked for some time as an air stewardess before moving with her husband and (then) one baby to Tarifa where she joined Zoë who was in the throes of professionalising Dar Cilla. They have now worked together for over ten years
MariLuz, Housekeeper, is invaluable. She has been working with us for ten years, is super-efficient, knows the ins-and-outs of Dar Cilla better than any of us, and ensures that our reviews say things like ‘super-clean, everything in its right place, plenty of towels etc.’
MariLuz is Spanish, has two teenage children, and a husband who helps us out every time there is a crisis, such as climbing through windows to solve the problem of guests who left their keys inside of the apartment