Hotel Los Castaños - Boutique Hotel In Ronda

Swimming near Ronda

Swimming near Ronda  The Pools of the Alto Genal Valley When all the pools of the Alto Genal opened on the first of July for the summer season, John and I decided we would visit them one by one to … Read More

hero or victim

Hero or victim?

Hero or Victim? When a young Australian couple arrived at the hotel the other day, we suggested they might like to take a dip in Cartajima´s swimming pool as it was a warm day. She, Ash, said she would but … Read More

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Christmas rural hotel break 2019

OUR FAMOUS 3-DAY CHRISTMAS RURAL HOTEL BREAK IS BACK! Christmas Package 2019 | Malaga | Spain | Country Hotel | ChristmasAll-inclusive price for our three-day best of the breaks! Escape commercial Christmas! And all the work involved! Once again we … Read More


Charming Ronda Boutique Hotel

“Charming Ronda Boutique Hotel” says recent guest A recent review on Tripadvisor touches on many of the aspects of Los Castaños that make it the “hidden gem” and “charming Ronda boutique hotel” beloved by so many. … Read More

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How to poach an egg

How To Poach an Egg or Two You would think that, after cooking at varying levels in different countries in various guises for many decades, you would know how to poach an egg. Especially after having been awarded a gastronomic … Read MoreRead More


The boutique within the boutique

Boutique within the boutique hotel My French friend was rather demanding when it came to the use of the French language – very Académie française – he was giving me daily lessons and insisted upon only the most correct grammar. … Read More

Ronda tapa bar

Ronda favourite tapa place, El Lechuguita

Ronda favourite tapa place, El Lechugita   Thanks again to our adventurous guests, we can now recommend another fantastic tapas bar in Ronda. Known and loved by many, overlooked by us! … Read More

Best Hikes in the Ronda area

Best Hikes in the Ronda area

  Best Hikes in the Ronda area  The Serrania de Ronda is one of Spain´s last secrets – a little known walking destination offering hiking routes that are scenically magnificent, historically fascinating, and with a staggering diversity of flora and fauna. … Read More

Exquisite new gin is now in our collection! Distilled by the light of the full moon!

Exquisite new gin is now in our collection! Distilled by the light of the full moon!

Exquisite new gin from Spain! Somehow one associates gin with the UK and London but we are discovering that some rare botanical gins are being distilled right here in Spain. … Read More

Romantic Cities of Andalucia

Romantic Cities of Andalucia

  From your base in Cartajima you can visit most of the romantic cities of Andalucia on a day trip, either by train (Granada and Cordoba) or by road (Cadiz, Jerez, Malaga, Sevilla) … Read More