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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
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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

Hotel Cortijo Salinas Photos

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

Hotel El Horcajo Gallery

Hotel Casas de Parauta

Hotel Casas de Parauta

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.

Activities in the area are nature based, from hiking to nearby villages and enjoying the uniqueness of the Genal Valley, to horseriding, mountain biking, and nature excursions with trained guides.

Guests at the Hotel Casas de Parauta can choose from different room types or self-stay accommodation and all are comfortably apportioned with heating, kitchen, full bathrooms, private living spaces (apartments only), views of the countryside and more.

The hotel has its own restaurant and bar where guests can sample some of the popular dishes Andalusia is known for. Shared facilities for the Casas de Parauta include a solarium, outdoor swimming pool, and relaxing gardens.

Bicycles for rent are available for guests who would like to do some sightseeing around the area, and car hire can be arranged at reception.

Hotel Facilities

6 Casas, 21 Rooms Disabled Rooms Parking Available Swimming Pool
Solarium Terrace Laundry Fans
Heating Restaurant Bar

Casas de Parauta Photos

El Galgo Country Inn and Apartments

El Galgo Country Inn and Apartments, Benaojan **

A rather quaint inn with 5 comfortable apartments located on a hillside overlooking the Guadiaro River, and only 100m from the Cueva del Gato cave system. This location provides guests at the inn a great view of the Serrania de Ronda Mountains.

The nearby area is most famous for being on the southern edge of the Grazalema Natural Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. As well as the Cueva del Gato, visitors should also plan to see the Cueva de la Pileta, a publicly accessible cave with paleolithic and neolithic paintings and impressive natural formations.

The apartments at El Galgo Country Inn are equipped with modern amenities and each provides a large double or twin bedroom, kitchenette, salon, en suite bathroom, and tea or coffee making facilities. Satellite TV from the UK, Germany, France and of course Spain is installed.

All apartments are air-conditioned and heated, and complimentary continental breakfast is included. Free Internet is provided in all public areas, and parking onsite is never a problem.

The downstairs bar is a welcome site at the end of a busy day hiking around the Serranía, and its large terrace offers views across to the cave. Enjoying a beer or wine at the bar, on the terrace or beside the pool is precisely what many guests look forward to. Guests wanting to enjoy a barbecue are free to use one of the two supplied barbecues in the gardens beside the pool.

Hotel Facilities

5 Apartments Room Service Free Parking Swimming Pool
Satellite TV Terrace Tea/Coffee in Room Air Conditioning
Wi-Fi Internet Hair Dryer Restaurant Bar
Pets Allowed

El Galgo Country Inn Gallery

Hotel Caballa Andaluz, Gaucin

Hotel Caballo Andaluz, Gaucin **

Carretera 405 Gaucin – San Roque Km 0, 29480 Gaucín

Hotel Facilities

12 Rooms Room Service Parking Available High Speed Internet
Satellite TV Terrace Telephone in Room Air Conditioning
Central Heating Hair Dryer Restaurant Bar
Pet Friendly Safe-Deposit Box Laundry Service Tea/Coffee in Room
Check availability of rooms at Hotel Caballo Andaluz near Gaucin through Booking.com or Venere

Hotel Caballa Andaluz, Gaucin

The mountainous landscape of the Serranía de Ronda is in full view around the Hotel Caballo Andaluz, located near to one of the prettiest of the white villages, Gaucin. On a clear day views of Gibraltar and across to the Rif mountains of North Africa are possible.

Peaceful rural breaks are how the owners describe their hotel, which with just 12 rooms means you’ll have space to unwind whilst also making new friends with like minded souls. The Hotel Caballa Andaluz is a special place almost equidistant between the Parque Natural de Alcornocales and the Sierra de las Nieves UNESCO Biosphere. Enjoy long walks around the mountains and valleys, or ask reception to arrange a horse trekking excursion.

The hotel offers double room in standard or superior types, and all rooms are equipped with Satellite TV, telephone, en suite bathroom, air-conditioning and heating, and several include large terraces overlooking Gaucin village. For guests in need of extra attention before returning home, an in-room massage service with a choice of Shiatsu, Thai and Lymph Drainage massages can be requested.

Facilities on offer for those with the desire to stay active include access to a public outdoor swimming pool, onsite tennis court, and nearby cycling, hiking, and horseback riding tracks. Really there is no reason at all to prevent guests from remaining at Gaucin and truly relaxing, though Ronda or the Costa del Sol are not too far away if the city lights beckon.

Internet in the public areas, laundry services, and an onsite restaurant, El Balcon, with a French and Italian fusion menu are additional reasons to reserve a room at Caballo Andaluz.

Check availability of rooms at Hotel Caballo Andaluz near Gaucin through Booking.com or Venere

Hotel Caballo Andaluz Photos

Check availability of rooms at Hotel Caballo Andaluz near Gaucin through Booking.com or Venere
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

Hotel Al Lago Photos

Hotel Fuerte Grazalema

Hotel Fuerte, Grazalema ****

The Fuerte Grazalema as its name suggests is located within the famed Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park and the location provides for plenty of nature related activities, not least of them being hiking or cycling around the mountains. A small stock of bicycles are kept at the hotel for guest use, and staff are able to arrange for horseback riding nearby.

Very close to Grazalema, the hotel overlooks the ancient medieval part of the village from the east, and is also about 28km from Ronda, or only a few kilometres of Zahara de la Frontera. Daytrips from Grazalema to see other parts of the Sierra de Cadiz or the Serrania de Ronda are not stressful days. Returning to the four star Hotel Fuerte, enjoy relaxing by the large outdoor pool, or book some time in the hotel jacuzzi.

All guest rooms at the Fuerte Grazalema are large and spacious, and have their own private balcony overlooking the valley below Grazalema. Each balcony is provided with a table and chairs, French sliding doors access the room which includes extra long beds, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, and Wi-Fi Internet.

Apart from the bicycle rental service, the hotel also offers laundry and ironing services, and if needed, babysitting services can be provided. Newspapers are delivered daily in the hotel reception. Breakfast is sumptious and filling, perfect for long days exploring the district, and the hotel restaurant is open every night for guest choosing to eat on the premises.

Hotel Facilities

77 Rooms Disabled Access Parking Available Swimming Pool
Room Service Terrace Wi-Fi Internet Air Conditioning
Direct Dial Telephone Satellite TV Multilingual Staff Jacuzzi
Central Heating Hair Dryer Restaurant Bar

Hotel Fuerte Grazalema Photos

Los Algarrobales, El Gastor

Hotel Casas Rurales Los Algarrobales, El Gastor ***

The peaceful setting of the Casas Rurales Los Algarrobales within the famed Andalusian hills of the Sierra de Luz in Northern Cadiz creates an ambience of warmth and tranquility. Being close to the nature of the Grazalema Natural Park the location is second to none for ease of access for birdwatchers, hikers or cyclists, indeed some of the world’s top tri-athletes and competitive cyclists often visit the area to train.

The Casas Rurales Los Algarrobales 11 cottages are designed to promote a sense of peacefulness with traditional decor and Andalucian gardens. All of the cottages are equipped with modern amenities such as satellite TV, DVD player, and kitchen for preparing dinners.  A spacious living area is just one of the main attractions for these cottages, and all are also fitted with open fire hearths.

Whilst the cottages are grouped together, 3 offer their own private swimming pool, and the remainder share two swimming pools. A shared tennis court and mini-golf course are also available for guest use. BBQ facilities are provided, and can be used when the law permits, unfortunately in the height of summer this is often not possible. Parking is provided onsite.

El Gastor, the nearest village to Los Algarrobales is a known paragliding and hang gliding location with equipment rental and training for those interested in taking to the skies. Other nearby points of interest include the Via Verde walking track at Olvera, Setenil de las Bodegas the cave house village, the white villages of the Serrania de Ronda, and of course, the city of Ronda with its Moorish and modern Spanish history.

Hotel Facilities

11 Cottages Chimney Fireplace Parking Available Swimming Pool
Kitchen Terrace Solarium Air Conditioning
Mini Golf Satellite TV Washing Machine Babysitting Service
Heating Hair Dryer

Los Algarrobales Photos