We spent one night at Los Costanos in Cartajima in June 2007 and wished we could have stayed a week. The hotel is beautiful with large charming rooms, balconies with spectacular views, great common areas, and a friendly accomodating hostess, Diana Beach. The hotel is just outside of Ronda (16 KM) in an authentic small Spanish pueblo blanca of 100 residents. It is an experience not to be missed. I close my eyes and I am on that balcony enjoying a cold glass of wine and the enjoyable view. Breakfast is included as are wonderful soaps and shampoos made from olive oil. There is only one restaurant in town which is in the local bar and which serves excellent food - no menu, the owner just brings you four courses of tasty salad, fish, meat and veg and desert over a languid couple of hours. Try the violet tinged red wine. Overall, this one night is one of the most memorable of our 2 weeks in Spain. If staying a week, there are many acitivies including hiking from village to village (Diana will come get you in her van if you're too tired or had too much wine to hike back), birding with a local naturalist , touring in Ronda, and of course sitting on the balcony with that cold glass of wine!
- 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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