Los Castaños Boutique Hotel
… an unforgettable rural hideaway …
forget your usual haunts and experience old Spain
Highlights to love …
♥ 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.
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:
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:
♥ 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