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Calle Iglesia 40 near Ronda, Malaga, 29452 Cartajima Spain
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Hiking
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Rooftop terrace
Street parking
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English, French, Spanish
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Christopher S wrote a review May 2022
Oxted, United Kingdom404 contributions220 helpful votes
We have just completed a weeks hiking in the hills surrounding this lovely hotel in Cartajima. Having stayed there before 13 years ago we were a little concerned about the recent change of ownership but we needn’t have worried. Frank is not only a great host but an excellent chef. He has maintained the open house tradition of LC. Dinner was always delicious ranging from Israeli inspired salad to Hungarian goulash all cooked superbly. All was prepared to accommodate the fact that I need to be gluten free. There was an eclectic mix of guests making for good conversation over dinner. Maria, a local villager, was always there to help with a warm welcoming smile. Rooms are comfortable but basic and the hotel offers a great base for hiking including the Caminito del Rey or visiting the local attractions at Ronda and other villages. The roof terrace offers a lovely location to relax after a days hiking. We would definitely recommend and return again if our walking legs permit.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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UnaW wrote a review May 2022
Watford, United Kingdom1806 contributions266 helpful votes
This was our first stop on our 10 day drive around Western Andalucia and it was a good choice. Frank has taken over the helm and is doing a superb job after only 6 weeks as new owner/manager. We had a lovely welcome with gins on the rooftop terrace and admired the pretty village below. The hotel is comfortable and authentic and there are sustainable measures which are very pleasing to see. The meal cooked by Frank was indeed worthy of Yotam Ottolenghi and accompanied by wine from the locality. We managed a couple of walks around the village but wished we had been able to stay longer to do some of the nearby longer walks to adjacent villages. The chestnut groves and wildflowers are a sight to behold. This is a proper casa rural with a host who will help you get the most out of your stay in this area and to appreciate the joys of a most delightful part of Spain.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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annarh2018 wrote a review Feb 2022
London, United Kingdom28 contributions49 helpful votes
We spent three nights at this lovely small hotel in the pretty white village of Cartajima. Our room ( with balcony) was very clean , quiet and comfortable with moroccan style furnishings and a beautiful view over the mountains. The communal roof terrace has stunning view and is a great place to relax. Di and John were very welcoming hosts and we were lucky enough to have three delicious dinners cooked by Di. There are plenty of great walks in the area and we enjoyed exploring Ronda. We are looking forward to another stay.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Olya G wrote a review Dec 2021
14 contributions1 helpful vote
Los Castaños is a true gem tucked away in Andalucia! Di is an excellent host and cook as well. I enjoyed staying at her place and eating Michelin level home cooked meals a lot. Cartajima and other white villages around are so much worth exploring. If I have a chance, I will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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deemelia59 wrote a review Dec 2021
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom2 contributions
The room was immaculately clean with superb amenities. Bed was sooo comfy! The view from our room was breathtaking with the sun rising in the mornings over the Andalusia mountains - spectacular! Di and John were the perfect hosts and provided us with everything we needed and more, including wonderful, warm hospitality. The village is so very pretty and only a short drive to Ronda which is well worth a visit. Do make sure you check out the roof terrace and enjoy the panoramic view. Will definitely make a return visit.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: This is a bespoke boutique hotel which is gorgeous and difficult to compare to the usual hotel.
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annkenrick wrote a review Nov 2021
London, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
We arrived tired and hungry after a very long day on the bikes and were welcomed warmly by the owners. Our bedroom had everything we needed from lashings of hot water to fluffy dressing gowns and the most stunning view. We were treated to a delicious meal and had hte most restful night. thank you so much! We will be back!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Skiondown wrote a review Oct 2021
121 contributions85 helpful votes
Close to Marbella and Malaga, but a whole different vibe in the mountains. I rode out of the lovely Monda and north, then south west via Alozaina and the fantastic El Burgo. Brilliant mountain roads for the motorbike. On through Ronda, (touristy) and into the mountains and Certajima. Di and Johns place is wonderful. I parked right outside and extended my stay to 5 days. Di made me a very nice meal and over the w/e I found the one bar, (which the locals stood outside and cooked two types of Paella. It was very quiet in September and the bar shut part of the week. Di and John's place is very nice with the roof garden etc. I had several good ride outs including the 7303/7302 in the Chestnut and Cork trees via Juzcar and Farajan. I also took the 7304 out to Igualeja and Pujerra finding several bars for coffee etc. I met some friendly Belgium bikers and at the end of my stay two british couples. Recommended place to stay. I'd go back, for sure.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Los Castanos Enterprises SL Di Beach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos
Responded Nov 7, 2021
Thank you, Skiondown, for your review of your stay with us. Sounds like you had a wonderful sojourn in Spain. Best wishes
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JJ wrote a review Oct 2021
18 contributions3 helpful votes
This is our 5th visit to stay with Di and John. The setting is idyllic, quiet pretty village in the midst of the hills, magnificent views, great walks, wonderful sunrise and sunset. Di and John are the best of hosts, very comfortable, tasteful, spacious, well equipped rooms. I can’t praise Di’s cooking too much, truly excellent,delicious food. Come here to truly get away from it all and go away completely refreshed.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Los Castanos Enterprises SL Di Beach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos
Responded Nov 7, 2021
Thank you so much, Cartejima, for your review of your fifth visit with us! As always I delight to see you again after such a long absence due to you-know-what virus!! All the best and we look forward to the next time.
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Christine B wrote a review Oct 2021
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A delightful little hotel with every comfort. We have had a week of walking in the surrounding mountain area staying in a comfortable room the meals are delicious and the company very entertaining. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Los Castanos Enterprises SL Di Beach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos
Responded Nov 7, 2021
Hello Christine and thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a great week and we are so pleased the weather cooperated. Good to see you after a ten year absence!! All the best and big hugs.
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Allan wrote a review Sep 2021
4 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I had a most pleasant 3 night stay at Los Castanos in the small village of Cartajima near Ronda. Di and John are the perfect hosts. Most loved the daily included breakfast and optional dinners. Di is an amazing chef. Her dinners are not to be missed. She prepares each course with passion and care of presentation. The property occupies the high point of the village and the mountain views from the rooftop terrace are truly amazing. Spacious rooms, welcoming common spaces. We unhesitantantly recommend Los Castanos for your next stay in Andalusia.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Los Castanos Enterprises SL Di Beach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos
Responded Nov 7, 2021
Hello Asolare0492! Thank you so much for your review and especially for your appreciation of my cooking! I wouldn´t go so far as to call myself a chef however! All the best from Cartajima.
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$126 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SpainAndaluciaProvince of MalagaCosta del SolCartajima
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Los Castanos
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Los Castanos?
Nearby attractions include Casa Natal Fray Leopoldo (2.9 miles), Juzcar, Malaga. El pueblo de los pitufos. (1.7 miles), and Nacimiento Del Balastar (2.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Los Castanos?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Los Castanos?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Los Castanos?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Los Castanos?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante La Casa Grande, Bar Parriba Pabajo, and Bar Torricheli.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Los Castanos?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Hotel Los Castanos located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.06 miles away from the center of Cartajima.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Los Castanos?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Los Castanos?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Puente Viejo (6.6 miles), Puerta de Almocabar (6.2 miles), and Ciudad Romana de Acinipo (8.5 miles).
Does Hotel Los Castanos have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.