I booked a surprise 2 night stay for my partners birthday as I thought it would be something different.
We were not disappointed, the hotel is in a small Spanish village and is so tranquil. amazing views The Hotel itself is beautiful, it has so much character and as soon as you arrive you feel comfortable and relaxed. Our room was beautifully decorated with a very comfy large bed, walk in shower and some lovely local toiletries! We had a mini bar in the room and tea and coffee making facilities.
We were just going to eat at the hotel for the first night but the food was absolutely wonderful so we ate there the second night also! I am a vegetarian and used to being fed quite boring bland food but this was so different. Stuffed aubergine, chicpea cakes with cous cous and chicory with blue cheese sauce, how could I choose a favourite! My partner had Magret of Duck and said it was the best he has ever tasted and he has eaten in many restaurants!
For my partners birthday after a delicious breakfast we walked from Cartajima to the next village, Parauta through a very picturesque valley. On the way we were fortunate enough to spot some very large birds of prey. In Parauta we stopped for a tasty lunch and a few drinks before heading back to the hotel. It was a great day out in the fresh air.
Di and John are very friendly and welcoming and very informative about the local area.
We both loved the hotel and will definitely return in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just six kilometres off the tourist trail to Ronda is a valley with stunning mountain scenery and eagles soaring overhead. You are heading for Cartajima, one of the most traditional of the famous Andalucian pueblos blancos, white mountain villages. Following our driving directions, you arrive outside the great chestnut doors of Los Castanos behind which there is quality accommodation, personal, informal atmosphere, local wines and great home-cooked food. Relax in your spacious bedroom with its enormous bed, soft sheets and fantastic mountain views. Stretch out on a lounger on the rooftop terrace, savor your wine and melt into the mountains. This must be the most perfect getaway, a totally indulgent mountain village hotel in a completely unexpected location. ... more less
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