Just outside the Andalusian white village of Benarrabá you’ll find the Banu Rabbah, a cozy little hotel reminiscent of bygone ages with its huge interior patio that could be stuck in a time warp from the golden era of hotel decor. This hotel is nestled between chestnut and oak trees in the heart of the Genal Valley, giving guests a real taste of Andalucian forest nature on their doorstep.
Set within the scenic Ronda Mountains, the Hotel Hacienda La Herriza provides guests with a relaxing view all around. The hotel is just outside of the village Gaucin at the little village of El Colmenar, which is itself just a short distance away from Ronda or the Costa del Sol and its beautiful beaches.
Relaxation is easily attained in this hotel all rooms have terraces idea for soaking up the scenery of the area, especially as the grounds are well-kept. The area is know for its outstanding natural beauty and pristine condition.
The Casas de Parauta isn’t just a hotel, in fact rooms are available though perhaps the most significant option is to book into an apartment or casa rural managed by the hotel of which 12 are available that sleep from 4 to 8 people.
Parauta is a quaint white washed village in the Genal Valley, and within the boundaries of the Sierra de las Nieves Biosphere. Views of the countryside are spectacular, an artists dream.
The fourteen room Hotel Rural la Fuenticilla near Algatocin is gives the appearance of a country summer camp of old with its huge nearly Olympic sized pool and nearby activities, however the hotel is anything but.
Rated at only two stars, the comfort and relaxed environment of the hotel would have you believe the essessor must have been blind, this is a hotel for a holiday.
I recently had the pleasure of staying at Los Castanos Hotel in the Genal Valley south of Ronda. The hotel is in the centre of Cartajima, a very small village about 15km from Ronda and can be reached on the Ronda-San Pedro road, just follow the signs for Cartajima.
Di and John, the hosts at Los Castanos welcomed me in Ronda, a service they often provide for guests, and we had lunch in a favourite bar on the outskirts of Ronda before heading to the hotel to settle in and get to know the area. Continue reading Hotel Los Castanos at Cartajima, Genal Valley **