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“A marvellous base from which to go walking in Andalucia”
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Hotel Los Castanos
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cartajima
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York, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“A marvellous base from which to go walking in Andalucia”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is an excellent hotel in a delightful and picturesque area of Spain. Cartajima is a sparkling white village set in the mountainous Serrania de Ronda and the town of Ronda, a short distance away, is well worth a visit. Di and John gave us a very warm welcome and provided everything we needed. Their help re local walks and information was invaluable. Evening meals,cooked by Di with fresh local produce, were both delicious and very varied. Our room was very clean,comfortable with king sized bed, large bathroom with pleasant smelling olive oil toiletries provided and there was a small balcony over looking the village. We recommend this truly remarkable hotel to everyone and have already told all our friends and family about it. Thanks Di and John for making our first holiday in Spain so memorable.

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Reviewed June 26, 2014

Los Castanos is wonderfully situated on a lovely hillside with splendid walking from the door. The house is brilliantly designed with lovely sitting and dining areas, a sweet little patio and a fine roof terrace with amazing views. Bedrooms are very comfortable and well equipped . Di's cooking is excellent and she provided us with delicious meals, lots of variety, tasty appetizers and freshly squeezed orange juice at breakfast. John and Di are marvellous hosts - very friendly and full of local information and the hotel attracts a very interesting and eclectic mix of guests, so there is lots of laughter with everyone mixing and thoroughly enjoying a house-party atmosphere.
We will most certainly return in the foreseeable future

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old windsor
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Reviewed June 26, 2014

we had a perfect three days here...lovely rooms, views, walks, food ...we have stayed in many similar places in Andalucia..this place is one of the very best......Di and John were fabulous hosts Di's dinners were memorable.......we can't wait to go back...hoping to do so with friends next spring

Room Tip: all rooms have balconies those at the front have wonderful views
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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17 reviews
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had a fabulous time staying at Los Castanos. -we are back home and looking at pictures and definitely hope to go back some day - and will recommend to our friends . Beautiful detailing in the common rooms and bedrooms. Food exceptional. Di and John were very helpful in identifying places to visit and make our trip a memorable one

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

Briefly - go here. The service was impeccable (they had sandwiches for us when we arrived after Midnight from Morocco), friendly, attentive, generous with their time. The hotel and it's location could not be more inviting and the village life is a piece of Spain that all travelers should enjoy. Di and John made us feel at home including with the home cooking. Great meals. The large room with king bed and small balcony overlooking the village church was a castle in itself. The walks, the trip to Ronda, the mountain views.....all worth the bit of a hike. Would go again and again.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

A welcoming and very comfortable place to stay as a base for exploring the hills of this part of Andalucia. Di and John made this an exceptional week - nothing too much trouble from providing maps to giving advice about places to visit to preparing sandwiches. The meal each evening was excellent - too good to tempt us to eat elsewhere. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and we enjoyed getting to know both our hosts and other guests. The walking is varied - village to village through chestnut groves, amazing rock formations just above the village itself, stunning views from the nearby national park.... Wildlflowers in May were numerous and beautiful and there was plenty of interesting birdlife. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

Neither of us had been to the Ronda area before but friends we know had raved about the friendly locals, the wild, beautiful countryside and the exquisite food. So when we realised that Los Castanos Hotel was sited perfectly in the middle of Cartajima, one of the most exquisite white mountain villages you could ever wish to see, we decided to visit. After a week at the hotel, our high expectations were more than met. The hotel was delightful, the room sensational (with breathtaking views across the valley) and Di's food so good that we preferred most evenings to eat at the hotel, despite the excellence of several local restaurants. Di and John were perfect hosts, taking infinite care to meet the differing needs of all the residents. We would unreservedly recommend Los Castanos as a wonderful base for any person wishing to explore the area.

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Property: Hotel Los Castanos
Address: Calle Iglesia, 40 | Malaga, 29452 Cartajima, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Cartajima
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cartajima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Los Castanos 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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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