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“…an oasis of style and comfort…”

…an oasis of style and comfort… A couple of days of pure mountain air, birds of prey circling overhead & you begin to appreciate the harmony of an older, slower and infinitely more peaceful way of life.

Less Is MoorThe Scotsman

“While the experience is one of serenity,”

While the experience is one of serenity, word has gotten out. Even with just six rooms, Hotel Los Castanos ranks in Tripadvisor’s top 20 hotels in Spain.

A Spanish feast for the sensesThe Daily Mail

“fancy 5-star style”

Tucked away in the tiny mountain hamlet of Cartajima (population 100), this gem of a hotel makes a great base from which to explore Andalucia.

Less Is MoorThe Observer

“Hotels for wildlife lovers”

Despite its seclusion, Los Castaños is easily accessible: 90 minutes’ drive from Malaga, and 15 minutes from Ronda.


“Road trip … por el Alto Genal: modo desconexión activado”

Apaguemos el teléfono móvil, olvidémonos de la rutina diaria y preparémonos para una inmersión profunda en la vida rural: el Alto del Genal, en Málaga, tiene mucho que decir.

Richard Hammond’s Pick of Green Hotels

Explore Andalucía’s pueblos blancos from Los Castanos near Ronda

Richard Hammond’s Pick of Green HotelsThe Guardian

“…hard to praise this place enough”

Los Castanos is a beautiful small hotel with tastefully decorated rooms with balconies, a Moorish courtyard, well-stocked bar, restaurant and the most fantastic roof terrace offering spectacular views of the surrounding hills. Homely yet chic, comfortable but opulent, it is hard to praise this place enough.


Cliff Riches!!The Sunday Herald

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“Los Castaños is a cozy and atmospheric boutique hotel surrounded by the Moorish heritage of the characteristic village of Cartajima in the Alto Genal.”

“The first village on the road from Marbella and one of the prettiest, Cartajima has commanding views of the valley, visible from almost every turn of its narrow streets.”
“Cosy and intimate boutique hotel in centre of traditional white washed village. Charming interiors, airy rooms, great attention to detail. Log fires in the winter, extensive library. Perfect for a relaxed break.”

“Nestled among the rolling hills of the Serranía de Ronda, this charming Moroccan themed hotel is the perfect place to relax.”

“You don’t need to fly to New England for the fall… just take a drive up the Ronda road to the Genal valley.”

“A 6 room hideaway hotel, relaxed and charming, an oasis of good taste in the heart of an Andalucian village close to Ronda.”

Diario Ronda account of Best Inland Hotel award

Diario Ronda

‘The Ocean Voyager and Me’ – Di Beach´s eloquent account of running away from home, living in Africa, sailing half way round the world with no engine, and ending up building a hotel in Cartajima


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