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Hotel San Gabriel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Marques de Moctezuma 19, 29400 Ronda, Spain   |  
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Ranked #3 of 33 hotels in Ronda
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Heavenly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The best thing is:
This hotel is on the same elevation as most of the attractions in Ronda. You can get around easily from here. It’s a classic and well-staffed. Most of the hotels are down the hill (to the east as well as south of the Casa Palacio.) Anything very far off of the Caya Virgen de Paz is going to be a steep walk. The town of Ronda is more of a ridge then a round thing.

The building is old but modernized with modern plumbing. There’s lots of dark wood panel and carving. It’s kind of like a hunting lodge with lots of dead animals on the wall (PETA members beware.) And it’s kind of a giggle for those who remember the Spanish décor of the sixties. But this is very tasteful and authentic. There are also a few Trompe l’oeil elements but I won’t give them away.

Our facilities included a large shower. It would fit five people and it had a three panel shower curtain. Glass. Our room had 3 windows for perfect ventilation. Two windows on one patio and one window on another patio. No noise- all interior windows. There was a small elevator.

The helpful staff is really dedicated to service. They were just so earnest. We were on our way back to the hotel as the day manager was leaving for the day. Even though he was a couple of hundred feet away, he went back to make sure we got our key without waiting.

Breakfast is packaged. And a little mean. Basic. Continental with yogurt. Nothing fresh. The only fruit I saw was in a salad from a can. 6€. Grocery store within 300 feet.

Unloading is easy. There is an actual sign where to turn and a little area to park. Then you have to go park some distance away. But you get a stamp and pay it with the room.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed 3 nights at San Gabriel and enjoyed it thorougly. It's situated exactly at the right spot in the old town and close to the main attractions. The rooms and service is first class. We will highly recommend it, and would love to return.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Mersch, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The hotel and room were really nice, decorated with much attention to detail and in a local Andalousian style. The room was huge with a seperate living area. The hotel is located very centrally in Ronda and there's a parking nearby. The breakfast was enjoyable and there's a "take one, leave one" library, a poetry corner and a tiny movie theatre which all give the hotel a very personal touch.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Seattle, Washington
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Comfortable hotel with friendly staff. They spoke English very well and were very helpful and pointed out many fun things for us to do.

Great location right near the Puente Nuevo and the heart of all the action, but still quiet.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stunning old hotel full of character and charm situated in the centre of a bustling town lots to see and do lovely restaurant's tapas bars churches bullring historic town walks museums fantastic walking in heart of Andalucia

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Taipei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The location is good, the service is good and the room is good as well.
Really make you feel like home.
However, it reminds me I'm not at home when finding drinking water cost money...
Breakfast is okay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for seven days in total, staying in two different rooms. Both rooms were most comfortable and beautifully decorated. The hotel is in a great location in the old part of Ronda, and only a few minutes walk to the amazing bridge. We did not have a car and found that it was easy to walk everywhere. The staff were very friendly and helpful, breakfast every morning was very good, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in such beautifully furnished accommodation.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel San Gabriel

Address: Marques de Moctezuma 19, 29400 Ronda, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Ronda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ronda
#1 Family Hotel in Ronda
#1 Green Hotel in Ronda
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ronda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel San Gabriel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This carefully restored building dates from the 18th century and lies in the most historic district of Ronda, surrounded by ancient monuments.Retaining much of its original charm, the San Gabriel still displays an attractive stone façade and the coat of arms of one of its former owners. Spend a quiet moment in the library corner or in the typically Andalusian courtyard, full of plants and a trickling fountain. Here you can start the day with the hotel’s delicious breakfast. You can also enjoy a film in the intimate cinema room, which includes red velvet seats taken from the city’s old cinema. Combined with its privileged location, the hotel facilities make this a truly authentic Spanish setting for your holiday in rural Andalusia. ... more   less 
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