There are many hotels in Ronda, and several of these are quite superb hotels, but quite a few of the people who visit Ronda have a particular desire to stay in the old town with its history and romantic stories. This is the protected zone of Ronda, with very little development allowed, so there aren’t many hotels to choose from. Here is our list of some of the hotels in Ronda’s old town.
Ronda’s old town extends from the Puente Nuevo along Calle Armiñan until the old walls and Almocabar Gate, and down as far as the Arab Baths, so we have included the Hotel Alavera de los Baños even though other travel guides might consider it outside the old town.
Hotel Montelirio ****
The Montelirio, housed in a 17th century palace, is one of Ronda’s most spectacular hotels perched as it is on the edge of the Tajo gorge, and with spectacular views from the pool of the Puente Nuevo. The Montelirio is 4 star hotel so you are assured everything you need to enjoy your stay in the city has been provided.
El Poeta de Ronda ****
Formerly the home of one of Spain’s best loved poets, Pedro Perez Clotet, the Hotel El Poeta de Ronda offers 12 four star rooms in a stately city building. The hotel has been fully refurbished to meet the standards expected by discerning visitors, and is centrally located at the corner of Calle Armiñan and Calle Tenorio.
Hotel San Gabriel ****
An 18th century home for the gentry, the Hotel San Gabriel is a favourite amongst celebrities and people with influence, and each room or suite offers comfort that is the equal of any luxury hotel.
Jardin de la Muralla ***
With its own tree-filled gardens and swimming pool, and next to the Espiritu Santo church, the Hotel Jardin de la Muralla is unique in Ronda, and more importantly, with just 6 rooms for guests, privacy, peace and quiet are assured.
Hotel Ronda *
Hotel Ronda is a small, modern, and clean hotel located directly in front of the ruined Palacio del Rey Moro. Family owned, and proudly so, guests immediately feel welcome and cared for when they stay.
Hotel Alavera de los Baños *
Next to Ronda’s Arab Baths and the Real Maestranza Equestrian Training Centre, the Hotel Alavera de los Baños is situated in the medieval Jewish Quarter of Ronda, and is an oasis of peace away from the crowds, and has its own swimming pool.
Baraka B&B *
Baraka, a word that means peacefulness in the Arabic language, is a delightful 3 room bed and breakfast decorated to appeal to those in search of special places to relax whilst seeing the sites of Ronda. Fresh orange juice and coffee, and Mollete de Antequera are offered every morning for breakfast.
Hotel Apartamentos El Polo (Now called Plaza de Toros)
Several small self-catered apartments right in the very centre of the old town, between the town hall and Ronda’s largest church Santa Maria. Each apartment offers a small kitchenette and salon, and can be rented by the day or week.