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Hotel Castillo de Monda

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Calle Villeta 6, 29110 Monda Spain
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Castillo de Monda is an intimate boutique hotel. The Andalusian castle with its surprising decor and modern facilities is an unforgettable setting for a relaxing stay. Personal attention, the relaxed atmosphere and fine cuisine will make you feel welcome immediately. Your “home” away from home!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
Car hire
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
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Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Rooftop bar
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Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
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French, Dutch, German
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Motorbike Foodie wrote a review Aug 8
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Ok people, this is a hard place to review. There are some definite amazing things about Hotel Castillo De Monda. However there are some basics which really pulled the place down. The outside and the presentation of the whole building is lovely. The bar area, both inside and out is very tastefully done with good seating areas for couples or groups. The cocktails are great, the Piña Colada is nice and strong. The restaurant has a very nice outdoor area with great views. It is possible to stay a whole weekend in the hotel just relaxing, be it at the pool or getting a massage. However prepare to be separated with your wallet over the necessity of water. During my visit, the temperature was well beyond 30c, and the access to water was very limited. Its €4 a bottle from the bar. None in the room, and no fridge in the room if you want to bring your own. Some may not consider this an issue, but if your a large group, or a couple treating themselves, this may set you back €12 a day extra per person. A really nice touch would have been a jug of water on the bar. Or even if the bar man came to the pool every half hour offering out glasses of iced tap water. Especially when its 30c and above. It should be the interest of the hotel to provide these extra little nice things which does not cost them much but gives the air of luxury. Whilst also caring for the needs of the guests The room is nice, big bathroom and comfortable bed. The bathroom could do with updating (mainly the jacuzzi could be renewed). No in room entertainment, such as a radio or TV. But it is nice to separate from the outside world at times. Aircon is effective. The view from the window is fantastic! The biggest plus about the hotel though is how clean it is. I usually walk around my room without socks or shoes on, and you always get things on your feet. However NOTHING here. It was spotless and immaculate. The bed was very nice, but the pillows were not for me. Sadly no choice of different type. There was a kettle, but you have to request coffee items from reception. Next let's talk food. The breakfast was truly fantastic. Spanish style (sorry english people, no sausage and bacon - but you are in Spain, deal with it). The bread was possibly the best bread I have ever had. Lunch was a disaster and left a lot to make up for. It took around 1 hour from ordering to actually getting food. The cheese mouse was great, but it should come with bread as standard (order of bread on the side is €5) The campo paella was an embarrassment to Spain. If Spanish people tried it they would burn the place to the ground. For €30 (says for 2, but enough for 3 or 4) I would expect a good traditional paella. The ingredients sounded great, but on the plate it was one of the worst things I have ever ordered from a restaurant. Seriously, the worst thing I have ever ordered. Hugely disappointed and left a disgusting taste in the mouth, and ruined our lunch. Dinner. Its recommended to book and the restaurant is good. There is no change in the menu from lunch. The steak is really good, and the tagliatelle pil pil is interesting. But I wont be ordering it again. SUMMARY: This hotel has the potential to smash the 5* review. And it is very very simple things that need attention. Water and changes to their menu is important. (even add some €3 tapas dishes just for a light snack with your drink would be great - especially when tapas in the town can be got for €1.5) A fridge to keep water cool in the room (or chocolate/other goodies) These things are so minor, but they make a huge impact if intending on staying in the hotel for the whole weekend. I would not recommend this place for children, simply because they would be bored. No TV or things to keep them entertained other than the pool (which is an adult type of pool). I would recommend for couples wanting a cheeky weekend away who want to do nothing other than spend time together, have a few drinks and relax. TIPS: Bring water Eat lunch/dinner in the town. Bar Luna is very good. And the price of 1 meal in the hotel will cover a whole days food in Luna. Typical spanish food which is excellent for all. Great choices. Don't be put off by the walk, the hill is not as bad as you first think. However a night at the hotel restaurant is nice. Order the steak Pros: Possibly the cleanest hotel room I have ever had. Beautiful building Fantastic outdoor bar area Good, Strong, Piña Colada Comfortable bed Excellent breakfast (seriously, good) Good restaurants in the town, within walking distance (don't be put off by the hill) Signs to the hotel which help avoid the tight town Bathroom had a jacuzzi big enough for two Excellent steak Lovely building you can walk around with great views Nice pool Pool towels provided The german masseuse is very good and worth it Cons: Large hill maybe intimidating to some driving Tight town to drive through (if you follow a sat nav and not the signs) Rooms have no TV, radio or any sort of entertainment Bathroom could be updated a little bit No minibar or fridge No drinking water in rooms (there is a tap, but its not cool and refreshing) Water from the hotel costs €4 (plastic bottle is 2L, glass is 1L but both are €4) Lunch time waiting time was beyond 1 hour for food since ordering The paella was an embarrassment to Spain. Truly one of the most disgusting things I have ordered Pool could become crowded The pillows were not good for me personally (others may like them), and one did burst open in the night. There was no choices on different types of pillows The aircon did start leaking water in the night COVID 19 There is hand sanitisers over the hotel. The rooms do not get serviced, unless you ask AT RECEPTION (leaving the card on the door is not good enough) There is restrictions on pool capacity, 18 people maximum. However I dont think you could ever get 18 around the pool anyway. The actual seating area is small.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Arjan van de vrande, Owner at Hotel Castillo de Monda
Responded 6 days ago
Many thanks for the time you took te review us. It is a pity that you are not as enthusiastic as most of our guests are. We will try to answer a few of the things you mentioned, as the actual facts are not 100% correct. Indeed, we charge €4 for a bottle of mineral water. Tap water, chilled and iced if you wish, is always free and available from any of our waiters in bar, garden and restaurant. Also, to reduce the amount of waste plastic we have re usable aluminium flasks available for €6 filled with chilled mineral water. Any refill will cost you €1 and the flask remains yours. Coffee and tea facilities are temporarily available from reception in a disinfected sealed pack, due to the Covid19 measures with have taken. Normally they are waiting for you in the room. Thanks for your compliments about the bread. It is very tasty indeed. A bread platter cost you €3,50 (not €5!) and comes with sea salt, olive oil, three different types of bread and a dip. Would you like just a slice of bread, no problem, just ask for it. We are sorry to hear that our "campo Paella" (€14 per person, minimum two persons and it is indeed a nice size for two) did not meet your personal taste. It is one of the most popular dishes among local Spanish and foreigners alike on the current menu prepared by our Spanish chef using their traditional family recipe. The best of this paella is the so-called "socarrat", a thin slightly burned layer on the bottom which gives the special taste you will not find in a tourist paella. Another personal thing are pillows. Luckily we have a selection of different pillows available upon request at our reception. Did you ask for that? Our pool and pool area is indeed somewhat small, due to its elevated position. It does offer fantastic views though. The maximum capacity is normally 30 guests. Due to Covid19 we limi that now to 18, to ensure the possibility of social distancing. So far we have not reached this temporary maximum capacity this season. We know that the route through the village is somewhat narrow, that is why we send all guests reserving with us a route description, which can also be found on our web site and is the route to our main entrance clearly signposted. Also on our web site as well as other site it can be found that we do not have television in the rooms as a company policy. The idea is not be able to unwind completely from daily life. Should you like to watch anything, our free and fast 24 hour wifi allows you to do so using any mobile device. Last but not least: our rooms normally always get serviced every day. At arrival our receptionist has explained to you that due to, again, Covid19 we have chosen not to enter into your room of you do not ask us to do so. Would you like a daily service, no problem at all. Reception can be called to ask for service or it can be mentioned straight away at check in. Concluding it seems that in some aspects we are maybe not the ideal hotel for you. We are a three star hotel with corresponding prices. We have a young and professional team with a five star heart and overall we obtained a 4,7 star review rating (9 out of 10 on booking.com). We go through lengths to give everybody a pleasant experience and most of the times we succeed in doing so. Sometimes not which makes us sad and then after evaluating that we occasionally adjust things. So thanks again for your criticism.
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Stephen P wrote a review Aug 8
Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom17 contributions17 helpful votes
Just spent two nights at this wonderful hotel. The staff are second to none, cannot do enough for you. Always pleased to see you, very genuine people. Wonderful hotel, spectacular views wonderful atmosphere. Chose to eat at the hotel , the food was exceptional , and the service was great. A little fun getting up there as my sat Nav got a bit confused , took the very windy and steep drive. A bit of fun, wife didn’t like it much, that’s the road not the Hotel. Would definitely recommend the hotel especially for a special occasion. Really made to feel welcome and special.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Arjan van de vrande, Eigenaar at Hotel Castillo de Monda
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for celebrating this special occasion with us and fantastic to hear that you have enjoyed your stay so much! It would be great to be able to welcoming you back again soon!
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699gail wrote a review Aug 1
Devon, United Kingdom29 contributions6 helpful votes
We booked the first available flight out of Blighty once we were allowed back in to Spain and the first thing we did when we arrived was book lunch at our favourite place. The food, as always, was first rate and the service impeccable. Looking forward to a return trip in September.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Arjan van de vrande, Eigenaar at Hotel Castillo de Monda
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so so much for this wonderful review. Great to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us so much. We also look forward to welcoming you back again in September!
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Ewout wrote a review Jul 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands16 contributions
Beautiful, well maintained, castle with stunning views. The food was good. The service was also good but could have been better, more proactive. Also a good tip for a hotel. The castle has a swimming pool as well.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Arjan van de vrande, Eigenaar at Hotel Castillo de Monda
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for spending time with us. Great to hear that you have enjoyed it so much. We are not sure why our service didn’t seem very proactive, maybe we were busier than expected at that moment and were we slightly understaffed? Due to COVID-19 it’s more difficult than it normally is to predict the occupancy; guests seem to decide at the very last moment whether they come or not. It’s usually very quiet now compared to previous years, but sometimes we suddenly have more guests than expected. We will certainly do our utmost to improve this. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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John C wrote a review Jul 2020
10 contributions
First time back since lock down and as fantastic as ever Had a gorgeous lunch on the terrace with a welcome light breeze. Tagliatelle prawn pil pil And sea bream with fennel and vinaigrette salad Our favourite place with fantastic views
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Arjan van de vrande, Eigenaar at Hotel Castillo de Monda
Responded 2 weeks ago
Many thanks for sharing your experience. We are happy to hear that once again you have enjoyed it so much! We cannot wait to welcoming you back again soon.
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PRICE RANGE
$83 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SpainAndaluciaProvince of MalagaMonda
NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Castillo de Monda
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Castillo de Monda?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Castillo de Monda?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Castillo de Monda?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Castillo de Monda?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Albacar, Cafe Bar Luna, and Restaurante Pizzeria Los Carboneros.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Castillo de Monda?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Castillo de Monda located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Monda.
Does Hotel Castillo de Monda offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Castillo de Monda?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including French, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Castillo de Monda?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Murallas del Castillo (Las) (8.7 miles) and Capilla de San Juan de Dios. (8.8 miles).
Does Hotel Castillo de Monda have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Hotel Castillo de Monda accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.