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Arriadh Hotel
Ranked #12 of 40 Hotels in Ronda
Certificate of Excellence
Texas
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Peaceful, quiet, relaxing”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

My friends and I stayed at the Arriadh Hotel for only 1 night - wish we'd spent more time here. The hotel is close to Ronda, perched on a hill with a gorgeous view of the valley and the village of Arriadh below. Eduardo is a charming and friendly host. The hotel only has a few rooms but it is very comfortable, clean and well maintained. The bed was extremely comfortable. Each room opens to a balcony or patio - I slept with my balcony doors open and the cool breeze was wonderful for burrowing under the duvet. At night the landscape was totally silent. As the sun rose I could hear song birds and a few roosters from farms in the valley. There is a lovely common sitting room and drinks and bottles of wine are available at the honor bar. This would be a great place to write your next novel - the views, the fresh air, the silence are all so inspiring! Do make sure you are familiar with where the hotel is in relation to Ronda - it is easy to get disoriented on the local roads especially at night. I agree with another reviewer that this would not be a good destination for children, as they would likely get bored and restless quickly. But couples or friends traveling together would welcome the beauty and tranquility of this idyllic location. I highly recommend Arriadh Hotel if you are in the Ronda area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

The Arriadh Hotel has a beautiful view of the town of Arriate, which is a short distance from Ronda. The hotel is off of the beaten path so you will only hear the birds and the church bells. The breakfast as excellent as is the host Eduardo. The hotel is clean and comfortable. The amenities are not what you would get a hotel downtown (restaurant, bar, concierge) because it is more like a bed and breakfast inn. Ronda was close enough for sightseeing and meals.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

The hotel is a short drive from Ronda but easy to find. Very friendly hosts, excellent three course dinner and stunning view over the valley. We enjoyed a glass of wine as the sun set. Very good value. Breakfast was very good.

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

We stayed 2 weeks at Arriadh Hotel and it couldn't have been better. Eduardo and Amina are the most charming hosts and pretty soon after arrival you think of them as your friends rather than hotel owners. They will prepare a tasty 3 course dinner on request which saves a trip out for dinner after a long day, although the closest restaurant, El Muelle, is less than a mile away and is also excellent. There is an honesty bar for drinks which are reasonably priced which is nice.

There are flowers everywhere - in pots on the terrace, in the public rooms and in the bedrooms and birdlife on the doorstep - Bee-eaters, Sardinian Warblers, Crested Larks ...

DON'T rely on a TomTom to get you there - mine sent me down some ridiculously churned up dirt tracks until we reached an impassable one. Follow the directions on the web site - there are small signs once you turn off the Ronda-Arriate road.

It is probably not ideal for children - the atmosphere is one of relaxed quiet which clearly suits the guests we met. It makes a great base for exploring the area (including Ronda) - in particular the countryside, walking, birds, flowers (in spring) and wildlife.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

This hotel is in a lovely peaceful location with fantastic views over the valley. The rooms are rustic with very comfortable beds, and the breakfast is adequate, with lovely freshly squeezed orange juice and fresh rolls. the only slight drawback is the unmade road up to the hotel , and you do have to be a bit careful driving your car up the road as it is a bit rutted. However the lovely location more than makes up for the drive up the unmade road.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

I booked this hotel cause of it's location. We always stayed in the town-located hotels during our trip, so this time I decided to change something and when I saw the pictures, I loved it without even coming. Actually the views are not as beatiful as I thought, but still very nice. We had a room on the 1st floor (so, no balcony) and it was quite cold at night (the blankets were great, so we didn't get cold). The owners are very nice people, but I have to put only 4 rating because of the breakfast. I do understand that it's only my opinion, but I always expect the breakfast in such a family-running hotels to be more special. I have some experience of staying in such a kind b&b, so....maybe it's all because it's Spain. Most hotels don't offer free breakfast at all. But anyway I expected something more than just a cup of tea, 1 glass of fresh juice (nice!) and some slices of cheese and ham with bread and some jam. I do believe that muesli, eggs and milk cost not very much even in Spain! The owners! If you only read this review, think about it. Maybe you can offer some hot dishes for money as many 5* hotels do. or maybe you will give some eggs for free! Some people do like to take a good breakfast, not only poor sandwich:(

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Seville, Spain
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Hotel Arriadh is peace in a nutshell. Just outside magnificent Ronda this carefully constructed traditional country house offers rooms gazing over a green valley, huge beds and incredibly caring staff. The style is rustically elegant without excesses. The only risk with choosing Hotel Arriadh is not wanting to leave.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Arriadh Hotel
Address: Los Canalillos / MA7400, KM4, 5 | Camino de Laura s/n, 29400 Ronda, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Ronda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ronda
#9 Family Hotel in Ronda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Arriadh Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SUNSETS & SECLUSION Blink in disbelief at the majestic views and glorious sunsets visible from this luxury six-bedroom hotel. On a hill above a picturesque Andalucian village and surrounded by beautiful vistas, the choice is yours: retreat into the hotel's peace, or trot out for Tapas? It's a toughie. LOCATION Arriadh Hotel is a brisk walk from the village of Arriate and is just 6km from the town of Ronda, which famously perches on the edge of a 100m deep canyon. Surrounded by arable farmland and with views of mountain peaks, the hotel is wrapped in landscaped terraces and, in 2015, a planned pool will complete the package. A key aspect of this hotel is that it enjoys the best of both worlds. You could easily spend a few days here and barely brush with civilisation enjoying the seclusion of the hotel and an occasional trot down the hill for local Tapas, or you could use this as a base for exploring the plethora of activities and places of interest in Ronda and its surrounding area. ... more   less 
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