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Hotel Cortijo las Piletas

Hotel Cortijo Las Piletas, Ronda *

The Cortijo Las Piletas is a country hotel set in the midst of beautiful gardens in rural Andalusia.  This hotel is family owned and operated with a focus on creating a warm appeal for guests. Thanks to its location and design, the hotel’s grounds have plenty of surprises in store for visitors.

Aside from a spacious hotel, beauty treatment services are also offered onsite. This combination provides guests a chance to pamper themselves during their vacation in this part of Spain.

The hotel’s restaurant serves a variety of dishes in its welcoming dining room, with a range of traditional drinks served at the bar which is more a lounge than bar.

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Hotel Fuente la Higuera, Ronda, Andalucia

Hotel La Fuente de la Higuera, Ronda **

The vacation hotel La Fuente de la Higuera is located near Ronda, Andalusia and surrounded by olive groves that enhance the good ambience of the hotel. The hotel offers a luxurious place to stay and enjoy the beautiful scenery of countryside of Andalusia.

The hotel’s swimming pool is designed to give swimmers a perfect view of the countryside, and sun loungers are provided for guests who choose to relax at the hotel and recharge their batteries.

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hotel-montelirio

Hotel Montelirio, Ronda ****

The Hotel Montelirio in Ronda is built within a 17th century palace overlooking the gorge, and from which the incredible Puente Nuevo can be seen. The hotel’s classic design meshes well with the culture-rich location however all facilities are thoroughly modern to ensure visitors demanding comfort and sophistication won’t be disappointed.

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Ronda's Hotel Parador

Best Hotels in Ronda and the Serranía

Within Ronda and the Serranía de Ronda, as well as the Sierra de Cadiz and Guadalteba there are over 100 hotels, so which do you choose for your holiday?

It all depends on your needs, do you prefer to be in the city or out in the country, and are you looking for comfort or is a traditional and authentic hotel more your scene. We’ve analysed our reader statistics and the top thirty hotels viewed on Ronda Today by readers over the last 6 months (Aug 2010 – Feb 2011) are as follows.

1. Hotel Parador Ronda
2. Hotel Acinipo Ronda
3. Hotel El Horcajo Montecorto
4. Hotel Cortijo Salinas Montecorto
5. Hotel Aire de Ronda
6. Hotel Baraka B&B Ronda
7. Hotel Jardin de la Muralla Ronda
8. Hotel Al Lago Zahara de la Sierra
9. Hotel Montelirio Ronda
10. Hotel Puerta de la Villa Grazalema
11. Hotel Apartementos El Polo Ronda
12. Hotel Fuerte Grazalema
13. Hotel Molino del Arco Ronda
14. El Galgo Country Hotel Benaojan
15. Hotel Caballo Andaluz Gaucin
16. Hotel Casas de Parauta
17. Hotel la Fuente de la Higuera Ronda
18. Hotel Hacienda la Herriza Gaucin
19. Hotel Ronda
20. Camping El Sur Ronda
21. Hotel El Poeta de Ronda
22. Hotel Molino del Santo Benaojan
23. Hotel El Almendral Setenil de las Bodegas
24. Hotel Las Errizas Alcala del Valle
25. Finca Maridadi B&B Ronda
26. Hotel Casas Rurales los Algarrobales El Gastor
27. Hotel San Gabriel Ronda
28. Hotel El Gecko Cortes de la Frontera
29. Hotel San Francisco Ronda
30. Hotel Enfrente Arte Ronda

Hotels in Ronda, Ratings and Expectations

Hotel ratings in Spain are notoriously difficult to assess, even more so when you discover many 3 star hotels seem old or the staff poorly trained, whereas as many 1 star hotels can be quite delightful and have more in common with a luxury hotel. So how do you decide which hotel in Ronda to stay in?

The short answer is to ignore star rating in many cases, yes a 4 star is almost always going to be better than a lower starred hotel if you’re looking for the convenience of a central city hotel. However once you leave the immediate city centre many of the lower starred hotels in the Ronda district could almost be considered 4 star.

The reason the star rating system is so poor is that it isn’t based on cleanliness, professionalism, modern amenities, or levels of luxury. Instead the star system is based on size of room and dining area, access to elevators, swimming pools, spas, parking, satellite TV, minimum level of a foreign language spoken by key personnel etc.

This tends to mean a rather old and in need to desperate renovation hotel can be awarded 4 stars, or a hotel with staff who speak phrasebook English and has a small 12″ TV with Canal+ reception will easily be awarded three stars. Generally a 5 star hotel in Andalucia will be a genuine 5 star and you’re almost certain to enjoy your stay, sadly Ronda doesn’t have any 5 star hotels yet.

The highest star rated hotels in Ronda are those with 4 stars, amongst them the Parador, El Poeta, Acinipo, Montelirio, Reina Victoria, San Gabriel, and Maestranza. Whilst outside Ronda you’ll find the Don Benito, Puerta de la Villa, Cortijo Salinas, Fuerte Grazalema, Hacienda la Herriza, and the Molino del Arco.

Guest reviews in websites such as Booking.com, Venere or TripAdviser are often a good indication of the satisfaction other guests have with your chosen hotel, but this is a completely separate mark of quality than the star ratings. Ronda Today is committed to ranking hotels based on their quality of service, guest enjoyment, and facilities provided, so we’re always excited to receive your comments.

Hotel Al Lago, Zahara de la Sierra

Hotel Al Lago Guesthouse, Zahara de la Sierra ***

Hotel Al Lago is a delightful boutique hotel on the edge of the lake at Zahara de la Sierra, with just 4 rooms, but each sumptiously decorated for the discerning traveller. Add to that the world class gourmet restaurant operated by the husband and wife owners of Al Lago and you’ll discover a haven of culture and class in the very heart of the Grazalema Natural Park.

Whilst the Hotel Al Lago is small, guests can expect the very best, with gorgeous furnishings, flat screen television, Internet, air-conditioning, views of the lake, and elegant bespoke decor. All of the rooms feature French doors, wrought iron handrails, and balconies.

Zahara de la Sierra is often described as the jewel of the Sierra de Grazalema, since it is from here that many of the best walks in the park can be reached, but even more, Zahara is a pretty village with its castle fortress perched high above the village overlooking the surrounding area.

From Al Lago day trips to Ronda, Ubrique, or larger cities such as Sevilla or Jerez de la Frontera are easily contemplated, and after braving the larger cities, returning to Zahara will feel like coming home in all of the important emotional ways.

The restaurant at Al Lago features a menu of traditional and contemporary Spanish food, and a great selection of locally made wines. Vegetarians and the Gluten intolerant are particularly welcome, and all stock is made in-house by chef Stefan to satisfy every need.

Hotel Facilities

4 Rooms Wheelchair Access Hypo-Allergenic Rooms Wi-Fi Internet
DVD Player Parking Satellite TV Air Conditioning
Spectacular Views Central Heating Restaurant Bar
Room Service Hair Dryer Telephone Sound Proof Rooms

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