Category Archives: Hotels

We’ve written about as many of Ronda, and Andalucía’s hotels as we can, with more to follow, so that you can see which hotels are nearest to the sites you most want to see. In Ronda, we are often asked about hotels in the old town, or with views of the El Tajo gorge. In the Serranía we are often asked about the most peaceful hotels with the best walking or nature nearby. In other cities, visitors want to know which are the easiest to reach, with the best facilities. We also have some of the best hotels along the beaches of the Costa del Sol.

Hotel Molino Cuatro Paradas, Benaojan **

The eleven room Molino Cuatro Paradas is a small rural hotel with its own unique charm.  This hotel is located at the southern edge of  the Sierra de Grazalema natural park making it an ideal destination for tourists who want to be close to nature.

Also, the Hotel Molino Cuatro Paradas is within 10 minutes of Ronda via car making it easy for guests to visit the popular and historic sites in the culture-rich town.

The rooms of the hotel have terraces giving guests a good vantage point to enjoy the scenery around the hotel, including the mountains towering above. All rooms include an en suite bathroom, air-conditioning, satellite TV, coffee or tea making facilities, and some have their own private balcony.

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Hotel Don Javier, Ronda ***

The Hotel Don Javier is described as being in the heart of the new town, and this is most certainly true, positioned as it is on Calle José Aparicio, directly across from the bullring, and just a short walk away from all of the major tourist spots in town.

For guests looking to splurge on shopping, the popular Calle La Bola begins across the street from the hotel entrance. Banks, clothing, shoes, jewelry and much more are all within two minute walking distance.

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The Hotel Don Javier has a 24-hour front desk ready to attend to guests needs, as well as restaurant and bar with outdoor seating (weather permitting). The menu is authentically local. Continue reading Hotel Don Javier, Ronda ***

Hotel Hacienda Puerta de las Muelas, Ronda ***

Situated at the foot of Tajo de Ronda, the Hacienda Puerto de las Muelas provides guests with a unique experience. The three-star hotel with its charming design provides a good starting point for guests when exploring the beauties that Ronda has to offer.

General facilities within the hotel include a 24-hour front desk with friendly staff ready to help guests make the most of their stay. Fresh newspapers are supplied daily to guests and Wi-Fi connection is also available for free. Guests can also keep their valuables and papers safe with the hotel’s safe deposit service.  The hotel offers non-smoking rooms and a designated area for smokers.

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All rooms are equipped with heating and air-conditioning systems to provide the comfort that guests need on their stay. Guests can also venture into the hotel’s solarium to get that perfect tan. Alternately, guests can go on hiking trips organized by the hotel. They also offer bicycle rental if guests want to do some exploring on their own, whilst the adjoining stables mean guests can enjoy guided horseback riding around the valley. Continue reading Hotel Hacienda Puerta de las Muelas, Ronda ***

Hotel Molino del Puente Ronda ***

The Molino del Puente is an authentic, beautiful family run country hotel, sitting right on the riverside on the outskirts of Ronda. Elaine and Ian Love together with their 3 daughters, and friendly  helpful staff have made this hotel into a real home from home.

Originally an 18th century Olive mill the Molino del Puente has been lovingly restored into a luxurious, 12 bedroom hotel , complete with swimming pool, cosy lounge, elegant dining area and modern bar area complete with a  terrace overlooking the river.

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Hotel Melia Marbella Banus ****

The Hotel Melia Marbella Banus is one of the better known and more popular hotels in Puerto Banus, and is more often considered a resort with three swimming pools one of which is an indoor heated pool, and easy access to the beaches and nightlife of the village.

All rooms at the Melia Marbella Banus are sumptiously apportioned with good mattresses on the beds, 32-inch plasma televisions, satellite TV reception, free wireless Internet, and a private terrace with views of the swimming pools. In addition, all guests have complimentary access to relaxing saunas, a jacuzzi, and Turkish baths.

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Hotel Los Almendros, Cortes de la Frontera ***

Cortes de la Frontera (16km from Benaojan) is the closest town in Malaga province to the Alcornocales Natural Park, in addition to being within the boundaries of the Sierra de Grazalema, and near to the Guardiaro River, gives the Hotel Los Almendros a prime position for enjoying the nature of inland Andalucia.

The hotel design is rustic yet modern, with all comforts of a three star hotel provided, whilst being out of town to provide an even more tranquil holiday. Next to the hotel is a camp ground also owned by Hotel Los Almendros, but over the road so guests in the hotel aren’t disturbed. However the proximity of the camp ground means hotel guests are able to use the added facilities such as playground, games room, tennis court, BBQs, and swimming pool.

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All rooms at the Hotel Los Almendros are equipped with air conditioning systems for those hot summer days and are warmed using central heating during the colder times. Flat screen satellite TV, en suite bathroom, and Wi-Fi Internet are also included. The hotel terrace offers magnificent views of the area and is a great place to relax with a book or drinks at sundown. Continue reading Hotel Los Almendros, Cortes de la Frontera ***

EL Faro Inn, Marbella ***

Named for the lighthouse ‘El Faro’ in Marbella, the hotel is very close to the marina and several of Marbella’s beaches with a choice of private or public. Private beaches typically include sun shade and loungers, and may also provide refreshments.

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The El Faro Inn apartments are not far from the centre of Marbella, with the Parque de la Constitución across the road. From here it is only a short walk to Marbella’s Casco Historico including Plaza de los Naranjos where many of the best restaurants will be found. Continue reading EL Faro Inn, Marbella ***

Aloha Gardens Hotel, Marbella ****

Aloha Gardens is more correctly a serviced apartment complex with some of the facilities of a hotel such as reception and cleaning staff, though guests who love the complex will be those who enjoy the flexibility of cooking for themselves.

Fun loving young at heart people and those on group trips are the main clientele of Aloha Gardens Apertments so if you are looking for complete tranquility this might not be the best location, this is a party complex and is perfect for those who want to enjoy midnight swimming, and late night drinks.

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