Los Castaños Boutique Hotel

Welcome to Hotel Los Castaños, near Ronda


… an unforgettable rural hideaway …

forget your usual haunts and experience old Spain

Highlights to love …


♥ Off the beaten tourist trail in an idyllic picturesque village, just 15 mins from historic Ronda.

♥ Award-winning innovative cuisine

♥ Choose from our 6 quiet, harmonious rooms.

♥ Relax in the pretty flower-filled patio, with a pre-prandial GT or sherry

♥ Enjoy the most divine rooftop terrace with spectacular views of the mountains and a paddling pool to cool off your feet after hiking our trails.

♥ Other secret nooks to cosy in if you aren´t up for socialising with other guests – all of whom are wonderful!

♥ Perfect hideaway to relax, enrich your body, mind and soul. Just around the corner… adventure awaits…

♥ Explore historic Ronda, take a hike in the Unesco Biosphere Parque Natural Sierra de las Nieves, taste wines at nearby vineyards, walk through the enchanting sweet chestnut forests to another pueblo blanco

♥ At Los Castaños you experience a side of Spain most travellers, even Spaniards, don’t know exists. There is so much to see and do. After a day out, head home to enjoy a leisurely dinner with a glass of sherry and a bottle of Ronda wine.

We take seriously our responsibility to our guests during this time of increased stress. We have upped our already stringent cleaning processes to ensure safety for everybody. For complete details of our Covid Response please click here.


mountain view ronda

Our Food

Our reputation for excellent, honest, good-value and nutritious food goes before us. Check on Tripadvisor to see what people say. It is very gratifying that practically every reviewer mentions the high quality dinner they enjoyed. And not just our guests! We received the coveted “Best Inland Hotel” award from the Academia Gastronomica Malagueña.

We strive to create food that is unusual, very tasty, and generally exciting. Not messed about but “artfully presented” as one reviewer said! We buy all our ingredients locally and most are ecologically produced. All about breakfast and dinner here.

Just to add that we cater to vegetarians, many of whom say it is the best veggie food they have had! Di tries very hard to create interesting and wholesome food for those who are not omnivores. Here are some recent photographs of dishes we have created:


Free Parking Nearby

There is plenty of safe street parking very close to the hotel. We help you park when you arrive.

Mountain Views

It has been said that we have the best mountain views in Andalucia from the gorgeous rooftop terrace.

No TVs

We have just one television in the snug which is seldom used but is there for special occasions.

Adult Retreat

We welcome children over 12.

Private Ensuite

Each of our rooms is ensuite and one, the Private Retreat, has a tub if this is something that is important for you.

Local Knowledge

We are a fount of local knowledge and more than eager to share it with you so please just ask about your preferred activities.


We offer a laundry service for our long-haul guests so just ask if that is something you need.


Los Castaños is a very private place and the big antique front door is always closed. You will be given a key so you can come and go as you please.

We Are Eco Friendly

View Our Eco Policy Here

What´s to do?

This may be a quiet little off-the-map village but there is plenty to do. Activities our guests enjoy include:



 wine tasting

 horse riding

 olive oil tasting


 pueblos blancos

 Andalucia´s romantic cities

 Sherry tasting

 Caminito del Rey

 Wild buggy riding

 Spanish guitar concert

Los Castaños: More than just a romantic boutique hotel...

A destination in its own right.​

Los Castaños is a small charming rural boutique hotel located in an unmapped Pueblo Blanco just 14 km from Ronda, a busy tourist town in Andalucia. Our luxury hotel is close enough to enjoy the gastronomic, cultural and historical attractions of Ronda but far enough away that you can escape to the peace of the mountains and countryside in just fifteen minutes.

Our romantic oasis of peace combines simplicity with luxury. Not the boring corporate kind, but something new, emphasizing style, generosity, knowledge, care and love. A unique hotel in a totally unexpected location. John and Di love what they do and are so happy to share this undiscovered and beautiful part of Andalucia with like-minded discerning guests who appreciate the peace and the beauty.

Ronda – Historical & Beautiful 

Our guests come from all over the world to explore the ancient settlement of Ronda and then escape to the peace of the mountains after visiting the busy monuments. They come to hike the pristine walking trails that connect the seven villages of the undiscovered Alto Genal Valley, part of the Serrania de Ronda, using our detailed and researched route notes.

Located almost in the centre of Andalucia, curious travellers use us as a base to experience the romantic cities of southern Spain: Sevilla, Granada, Jerez, Málaga, Cordoba, and Cadiz. All of these are just a day trip away either by road or train from Ronda. Cordoba is doable in a day trip by direct train from Ronda station but only allows about five hours in the town which may be enough for some to see the Mezquite.

A Serene Haven

Birdwatchers and nature-lovers revel in the diversity of birds, Spring flowers, and Autumn colours. A recent guest counted 102 species of wild flowers on a hike one day during her visit, some of them new for her. A speciality of the area is the wild orchids.

Our guests also come to chill. To relax on our rooftop terrace with its hypnotic mountain vistas whilst still in touch with the outside world using our free wifi. They read books from our extensive library, enjoy the many board games that we provide, get addicted to Yahtzee and enjoy the social atmosphere that more often than not prevails at Los Castaños

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We spent 2 months driving around Spain & Portugal and our stay at Los Castanos was, hands down, THE most memorable and outstanding highlight of our trip.
Cheryl Ribback
Guest from USA
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