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El Gastor

El Gastor Village Lodgings B&B, El Gastor

Gorgeous little family owned bed and breakfast in one of the Serranía’s prettier villages, El Gastor, around 10 minutes drive from Ronda and conveniently located to explore the natural wonders of the Sierra de Cadiz or the white villages of Andalucia.

El Gastor Village Lodgings bed and breakfast, operated by husband and wife duo Jackie and John McAngus is has two double rooms and a cosy family suite with two rooms, a double and a twin. Rooms are decorated in a variety of lovely styles and if required a baby cot or extra bed can be added.

As a small Andalucia bed and breakfast the lodgings are centred around the main living room where guests are invited to share a glass of wine and a chat, or just watch TV. A sunny terrace is an enjoyable place to relax while watching the sun set on the village.

Free wi-fi Internet is provided throughout the premises, and a small fridge for guest use is provided, as is a laundry service and helpful advice on the best places to explore, or the best walking routes to explore while staying in El Gastor.

Nature enthusiasts particularly love the Serranía de Ronda for the three nearby natural parks, Grazalema, Sierra de las Nieves, and Alcornacales. Endemic species of wild orchid are a popular site during spring and autumn, and birdwatchers often discover migratory species without even having to leave the village.

Hotel Facilities

3 Rooms Wireless Internet Parking Nearby Satellite TV
Pets Allowed Hair Dryer Fan in Room Mini Fridge
Laundry Service Coffee/Tea in Room Heating Terrace

El Gastor Village Lodgings Photos

Hotel Arco de la Villa, Zahara de la Sierra

Hotel Arco de la Villa, Zahara de la Sierra **

The Hotel Arco de la Villa sits right on the edge of the mountain in the beautiful white village Zahara de la Sierra, very close to the old Moorish fortress, and surrounded by the Grazalema Natural Park. Built in 1998, the hotel provides comfortable accommodation and views of the lake at Zahara that cannot be matched.

Sixteen double rooms and one single room are offered, all rooms being air conditioned, and include a television, phone, and Wi-Fi Internet. Within the hotel there is a restaurant serving local cuisine, and in the village guests will find a decent range of other restaurants including modern contemporary styles. Reception is manned 24 hours, with staff knowledgeable about the local area.

From the hotel the fortress in Zahara is only metres away with spectacular photo opportunities of the tower, lake, and the white village. Zahara de la Sierra has won national awards for cleanliness and civic pride, and is a delightful village for gentle strolls, and is filled with history at every turn.

In the nearby vicinity, the lake beach can be visited, and a little out of town there is a large swimming pool with picnic areas and its own sandy beach. The Natural Park is all around, and Zahara is a great jumping off point to explore the Garganta Verde gorge and admire the Pinsapar (Abies pinsapo) forests that are unique to the district.

Hotel Facilities

17 Rooms Buffet Breakfast Elevator Wi-Fi Internet
Direct Dial Telephone Parking Nearby Television Air Conditioning
Spectacular Views Central Heating Restaurant Bar

Hotel Puerta de la Villa, Grazalema ****

The Puerta de la Villa is a hotel located at the heart of the old quarter of Grazalema, next to the central plaza, and within close walking distance of the restaurants, sights, and activities that make Grazalema such a popular distination. The exterior of the whitewashed building is distinctly Andalusian in its facade, whilst the interior is decorated with soft colours and tapestries to create an inviting ambience.

A variety of room types are offered from single rooms to a four-person apartment, each of which includes an en-suite bathroom, satellite television, minibar, and direct dial telephone. The hotel does have a restaurant and bar, though Grazalema is known for its local cuisine and around the central plaza there is no shortage of restaurants and tapas bars.

Grazalema is at the heart of the Grazalema Natural Park, and from the village there are several walking tracks leading into the mountains or the valley below. Both the nature reserve and surrounding area provide several entertaining nature experiences, from countryside walking footpaths, to birdwatching and twitching, and several species of at-risk or endemic fauna and flora.

The district is also known for its local cheeses, cold meats, woollen blankets and ponchos, leather goods, and pastries. Originally founded by the Romans, Grazalema also has a wealth of history to be explored. Make sure you visit the Tourist Centre and pick up a copy of the Grazalema Guide.

Within the Hotel Puerte de la Villa, guests are also able to make use of the hotel library, or burn off excess kilograms gained from eating local foods in the hotel gym or swimming pool. And why not enjoy the jacuzzi as well.

Hotel Facilities

33 Rooms Disabled Access Elevator Swimming Pool
Fitness Centre Sound-Proofed Rooms Minibar in Room Air Conditioning
Direct Dial Telephone Satellite TV Jacuzzi On-Site Parking
Central Heating Hair Dryer Restaurant Bar

Hotel Puerta de la Villa Photos

Hotel Cortijo Salinas, Montecorto

Hotel Cortijo Salinas, Montecorto ****

The rural setting of the Cortijo Salinas provides a great view for its guests, located as it is in the heart of the Grazalema Nature Reserve and close to the shores of Lake Zahara. There are plenty of places to explore around the hotel and on returning, the relaxing atmosphere of the hotel Cortijo Salinas and the beautifully designed interior awaits.

Some of the rooms at this four star hotel have terraces for relaxation, but the gardens and pool area are more than sufficient for most guests who also enjoy socialising with other visitors. The hotel’s restaurant serves exquisite local delicacies and the bar is fully stocked with local wines.

The location of the hotel close to the lake allows guests to take up canoeing, and hiking or horseback riding are also popular activities offered to guests of the Cortijo Salinas. Lazy afternoons sunbathing next to the large outdoor pool should be scheduled as well.

Wi-Fi internet connection is available in public areas within the hotel and is free of charge. Public parking spaces are also available on site, and for those looking for something a little different, the hotel grounds include a bullring and chapel as well.

Hotel Facilities

14 Rooms Disabled Access Parking Available Swimming Pool
Room Service Terrace Wi-Fi Internet Air Conditioning
Direct Dial Telephone Satellite TV Laundry Service Babysitting Service
Central Heating Hair Dryer Restaurant Bar

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Hotel El Horcajo, Montecorto

Hotel El Horcajo, Montecorto ***

The Hotel El Horcajo at Montecorto, around 20 minutes drive north of Ronda, is a unique place to stay as it is still a working farm though the owners take great care to ensure that farm duties don’t interfere with guest enjoyment.

Situated within the popular Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, the area is a spectacular distination for nature lovers and those who choose to holiday away from the crowds.

The historic city of Ronda is just 20 kilometers from this picturesque hotel, allowing guests of the hotel to easily visit some of the popular attractions including the bullring, Puente Nuevo, Arab Baths, Palacio Mondragon and Ronda’s historic Moorish quarter.

The Grazalema Natural Park, in which the hotel is located is considered one of the most precious eco-systems of Andalucía, and is home to numerous endemic wild flowers and insects, as well as being a sanctuary for reptile and other fauna, and a major nesting or feeding area for migratory birds.

The El Horcajo’s grounds are well-kept and make an enjoyable place for lazy strolls. The hotel also has a solarium as well as a playground, and of course, large outdoor swimming pool. Guests can also try horseback riding, canoeing, diving, and cycling, and reception are able to help plan and book activities.

Rooms include comfortable double beds, en suite bathrooms, air conditioning and heating, and all have terraces from which guests can relax while enjoying the serene view around the hotel. There are also facilities and rooms at the hotel for disabled guests.

The hotel’s restaurant bar serves distinctly local flavors, and takes pride that all menu items follow traditional home cooking ideals, with some ingredients grown on the farm such as free range eggs.

Hotel Facilities

26 Rooms Disabled Access Parking Available Swimming Pool
Room Service Terrace Solarium Air Conditioning
Central Heating Hair Dryer Restaurant Bar

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