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Hotel Los Castaños - Boutique Hotel In Ronda

Swimming near Ronda

Swimming near Ronda  or 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 … Read More

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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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Hotel Los Castaños - Boutique Hotel In Ronda

Swimming near Ronda

Swimming near Ronda  or 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 … Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Unaccustomed as I am ...

Unaccustomed as I am …

When news got out that Hotel Los Castaños had been chosen as the prestigious Inland Hotel of the year by the Academia Malagueña, we were asked for an interview by the local photographer who has taken it upon himself to … Read MoreRead More

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Best ham slicer in Spain

Best ham slicer in Spain

  He is called Leocadio Corbacho and he has an Aladdin´s cave of ham in Ronda. You simply must visit, even if you don´t eat meat. He has a wide variety of cheeses and pickles and everything in between. The shop … Read MoreRead More

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Ronda Shopping Guide for Interesting Gifts

Ronda Shopping Guide for Interesting Gifts

  Ronda´s main pedestrian shopping street frequented by locals as well as tourists is called Carrera Espinel. But it is known as Calle la Bola. The reason, so ´tis said, is that a snowball  was started at the top and, as it … Read MoreRead More

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