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Hotel Los Castanos

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Calle Iglesia 40, 29452 Cartajima, Spain
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful room, Breathtaking roof top terrace with spectacular mountain views. Attention to detail was simply amazing with nothing that could be improved on. We loved having our own private entrance. This hotel is a refreshing stimulating retreat from hotel chains with an honesty bar that was so trusting and appreciated. Di and John are perfect hosts. Breakfasts are heaven with... More 

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Dubai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were looking for something outstanding , and found it . Being tired of the corporate 5 star hotels we retreated into the mountains Where to start? The hotel is run by its owners, and it shows. From the tasteful classic furnishings to the food which would compare with any of the best regional hotels, this has got to be... More 

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dibeach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos, responded to this review

Thank you! John and I are always so happy when Los Castaños works for our guests so well. I appreciate the time you took to write so lyrically! More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stayed for a lazy couple of days in June. Our fellow guests were more active - walking or bird-watching on the extensive trails surrounding the village. This felt like 'real Spain' very un-touristy and genuine. Our room was airy, comfortable and spacious with a view to the mountains; good quality toiletries in the bathroom. Dinner is an event -... More 

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dibeach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos, responded to this review

Boutique Hacienda! I love it. Have been searching for ten years for the right words to describe the very different atmosphere of Los Castaños and I think you have it! Thank you and hope to see you again. More 

Warfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Los Castaños is a fantastic base for a walking holiday in the mountains near Ronda. Di and John are very welcoming hosts, providing excellent information about walks in the area. The rooms are all spacious and comfortable with great views.Di produces varied evening meals,often with a Morroccan influence, which are of excellent quality and using fresh local produce. We came... More 

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dibeach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos, responded to this review

Your review is much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to write it. Look forward to your next visit. Di More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We booked one night in this hotel after checking out from a dreadful hotel in Ronda one day early. Arriving to this little village/cluster of houses was pure bliss and the hotel is like staying with friends. This is a very quiet place so don't expect a choice of restaurants and bars but enjoy the peace and quiet. The bar... More 

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dibeach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos, responded to this review

It was a very short stay but clearly a successful one. Thank you for happening upon us hidden away in the hills! Best wishes from John and Di More 

North Brunswick, New Jersey
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Los Castaños for a few nights during our trip to Spain and could not have been more pleased with our experience. The hosts made sure that every last detail was covered. We especially appreciated the water color painting supplies in our room, the locally-made olive oil bath products, the guide books and route maps, and the electric... More 

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dibeach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos, responded to this review

Relaxed, rejuvenated and full of life! I love it. This is exactly what I wanted to create when I started this crazy project eleven years ago. Thrilled that the formula worked for you! Di More 

Canberra
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

From the moment we arrived and needed to be shown where to park, this felt like staying in the home of friends. Guests are free to browse in very well-stocked bookshelves and conversation flows with Di and John, and with other guests in an informal atmosphere. The rooms, the food and the service are effortlessly wonderful. The village itself is... More 

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dibeach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. So glad it worked out well for you and hope to see you back again one day. More 

leeds
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Just returned from a week's stay in this fantastic hotel in Cartajima. We elected for the hotel's " 7 days of Undiscovered Wild Spain" offering, which effectively was an all inclusive stay. Our hosts could not have been more helpful or welcoming, the food was excellent and the guidance on the walking in the beautiful mountains and countryside invaluable.

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dibeach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos, responded to this review

Thank you Jonathan. We are working on a couple more walks so perhaps we can look forward tomseeing you again. Best regards More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a gorgeous hotel situated in a small village in the mountains with panoramic views from most bedrooms and a delightful roof terrace. Our hosts, Di and David, were most welcoming and helpful, providing information and maps about local walks. We stayed in room 8, beautifully furnished in Moroccan style, which also had a spa bath; much appreciated after... More 

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dibeach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos, responded to this review

I think guests were quite noisy while you were here, so John does not mind being called David! Hope we will see you again, kind regards. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

fantastic stay . made to feel comfortable & relaxed in quaint slightly different hotel . di & john great hosts . rooms excellent , food great & varied . as close to home feeling as we could get ! great area for walking , ronda close & well worth a visit . thanks for a fabulous stay & hope to... More 

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dibeach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I hope we see you again soon hopefully with a couple of new walks. Best wishes More 

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