It really did feel as if we were staying in an actual castle. Welcoming staff, well-equipped rooms. Be prepared for incredibly steep road that winds up to the castle :-) The bar/restaurant areas were very cosy, especially with the roaring log fire.
The first thing to say is that the young staff are excellent. When we arrived, a little bit early, our room wasn't quite ready, so the lovely male receptionist took our luggage and arranged for it to be taken to our room while we went to the bar for a drink. The bar staff were also lovely, helpful and polite. We ordered lunch from the light bites menu which had a nice variety to choose from, and was delicious. The room was a bit disappointing, the bathroom was pretty but freezing cold and could do with some form of heating. Also the floor in the bedroom was very cold, which would be lovely in summer, but it could do with a nice rug for cooler months. There was a welcome notice detailing a 'token of our appreciation' some olive oil and cookies (we got neither) and two bottles of water, which were in the fridge. There were no extra pillows in the room. I have since read the hotel's response to this criticism from other reviews, and apparently they are available on request. It might be an idea to have a service menu in the room so that guest know this. Lastly, although there were lamps and mirrors, there was nowhere which had good enough light near a mirror to apply make-up. We went down to dinner, again the waiters were lovely and very accomodating. As we had half board a set menu was included. The first course was a parsnip puree, which neither of us liked. There was nothing wrong with it as such, just not to our taste - like baby food. The second course was beef cheek, as I don't eat beef I was offered an alternative, sea bream, potatoes and veg., which was delicious. My husband had the beef cheek which was very, very dry and he found it inedible. So two courses down and he's eaten virtually nothing. The dessert was Banoffe pie, I don't like bananas either! No problem, I was offered 2 alternatives, and had the Catalan Creme, both desserts were very yummy. A duo (making woopi) sang while we dined - gentle jazzy swing style - they had beautiful voices and were a perfect accompaniment. Breakfast the next morning - well I don't take many things in life too seriously except my two cups of coffee in the morning, here it was very disappointing. The variety and quality of the food was good though, cereals, salad, breads,pastries, meats, cheese etc. My husband was a bit disapointed (and hungry after so little dinner the night before) that there was no bacon, but that's us Brits for you. The hotel itself has lots of outside seating and indoor cosy corners and roaring fires. Overall an interesting place to explore but as we live nearby I probably wouldn't choose to stay overnight again but would definitely bring our visitors here for a drink and a light lunch.…
I‘v been there on a trip for 8 Nights, and we stayed because we wanted to play golf in the area around marbella. Its such an experience to live in a castle with a wonderful staff and good atmosphere. You have a great view of the surrounding hills and the nearby village. Its not really easy to access so keep in mind that not everything is going smooth without stairs. The castle has a great traffic connection aswell. Totally coming back, enjoyed the stay and can only recommend!
Manager was very condescending when asked why we weren’t eating in the main restaurant as expected, and when asked why the menu was not as expansive as when we dined in the summer there denied it. There was no table service at all, and after dining there in the summer the food and the service was bad.
I had originally planned a special cruise away for a big birthday but this was cancelled at the 11th hour. I wanted to make it a memorable occasion so booked to stay at the castle as I had stayed there previously. It was excellent. Being a Sunday in January it was quiet which resulted in dinner being a private affair with the staff attentive but not over bearing....The food and drink was great.. followed by a leisurely drink in the lounge. The bedroom was superb with long distance views down the valley and a bath I could almost swim in ! Overall a memorable stay for all the right reasons... Thanks to all the staff ....
Our room was beautiful with a four poster bed, jacuzzi bath and wonderful view. All of the chill out areas in this beautiful location are worth a visit and the garden is spectacular at night. We will return here as soon as we can.
Worst New Year’s Eve, the manager was super rude and disrespectful, he did not want to service food at 8 pm, to us after we just got drinks, when conversating with him he showed no sign of remorse, he told all his staff not to talk to us. Just because they decided not to have no people that aren’t staying in the hotel eat or have a drink after we were told that we could, this was totally unfair and will never come again and wouldn’t recommend and other people were complaining about there food not not being cooked well.
My husband and I have just come home to Gibraltar,after a two night stay in the beautiful castle with views to die for, but what makes it into a 5 star hotel for us is the amazing staff so so helpful and polite. Our room number 202 is beautiful with a balcony/ terrace, a 4 poster bed and a great jacuzzi bath complimentary water in the fridge a smart tv and air conditioning. A special thanks to the young man at reception who helped us out , we will definitely go back I cannot recommend this hotel enough
Stayed at Hotel Castillo di Monda for 4 days a short driving distance (ca.18km) north from Marbella, Its location is breathtaking, situated on top of a steep hill looking down on Monda village with an 360° overview - very picturesque. The only issue for us that didn't played max was when we dined at the restaurant. The staff that evening seems totally overloaded, we had to wait for a very long time just to get the menu card, and after receiving one, again a long time to order. The food, on the other hand, was excellent.
The road out of Antequera was fantastic, wonderful scenery. I took the road to El Torcal and back, exceptional views. Then a slow ride near Alora and Coin, trying to keep to the small roads. I stopped for a cold drink before the steep drive up. This is one of those great places, but... reviews. Really nice guy on reception, curious system of the lift, but good Covid arrangements. The staff I met were very nice, the guy on reception gave me a route to Mijas, through the trees and Lisa from Holland and Mathew were very nice. The Castillo is beautiful, but the rooms are disappointing and very "pipework" noisy. The pool area is nice, but very little seating, though the hotel points out "no leaving towels".... I ate in the Restaurant, entertained by a lovely SA singer (who loves chocolate). The place looks good, but.... my meal was inedible. The staff offered to replace, but it was a case of the ingredients being horrible. The walk into town down the path was nice, but a little challenging return. An interesting place to stay, but with quirks, pretty much overcome by very nice staff. I would go back, but.....…