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Hotel Bandolero - Rural Hotel - Juzcar (Malaga), Andalucia, Spain

Hotel Bandolero

Avenida Havaral, 43 
Júzcar (Malaga)
Andalucia, Spain

Rural Hotel & Restaurant  in the typical Andalucian white village of Júzcar, Andalucia, Spain

Hotel Bandolero is a small rural hotel and restaurant located at the entrance of a tiny and charming pueblo blanco (white village) surrounded by stunning mountain scenery.  The village of Júzcar is one of seven pueblos blancos of the Alto Genal, an area that has only recently come to the notice of tourists, located in the Serrania de Ronda in Málaga province. 

For this reason it remains unspoiled, traditional and therefore of great interest to the new breed of tourist who is looking for an authentic experience far away from the crowded coasts.

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Owners Iván Sastre Pascual (originally from Ávila in central Spain) and David Nuyen (originally from New York City, New York) relocated to this small corner of Spain from London in October 2004 to fulfil a dream of running their own business in the hospitality industry.  The hotel is the result  of the previous owners' efforts to construct a rustic accommodation offering country and mountain cuisine with the creature comforts of country living.

Reception - Hotel Bandolero
Bar - Hotel Bandolero
The hotel currently consists of eight double rooms including two suites (the owners plan some renovations adding up to four more double rooms).  Six of the rooms have fireplaces or wood burning stoves and terraces with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.  All rooms have been decorated in a rustic style and have en-suite bathrooms; the rooms include televisions, telephones and heating.  The suites also include sitting areas.

Suite - Hotel Bandolero
Diners at Hotel Bandolero enjoy the ambiance of La Bodega del Bandolero, our rustic dining room, serving lunch and dinner daily, or alternatively, can enjoy their meals in El Bar de Bandolero or on the Terrace.  All meals are prepared by Chef Iván Sastre who trained in both pastry and savory cuisine at the Cordon Bleu in London and has worked at some of London's finest restaurants.  Originally from Ávila, Spain, Chef Ivan features fare from Ávila in his menu.  A typical meal might consist of ensalada de la casa (house salad), conejo con arroz y castañas (rabbit with rice and chestnuts), solomillo de cerdo ibérico a la plancha (grilled pork loin steak) or Chuletón de Ávila, a 300g steak and finished off with crema quemada de castañas (burnt sugar chestnut cream)..

La Bodega Restaurante - Hotel Bandolero

Local Activities:

  • Walking:  paths linking the seven villages that comprise the Alto Genal
  • Cliff hikes: walk the cliffs of the Ronda area
  • Mountain biking
  • Horse riding in Ronda
  • Caving and rock climbing in Los Riscos behind Cartajima 
  • River swimming
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Bird watching
  • Pueblos Blancos (White Villages):  take a driving tour of the mountain villages of the Alta Genal
  • Serrania de Ronda: the mountains all around Júzcar
  • Valle Genal: Fabrica de Hojalata (Tin Factory), the oldest in Spain
  • A source of the Rio Genal
  • Ruta de Fray Leopoldo (Follow the Route of Father Leopold, a famous priest from Alpendiere)
  • Autumnal chestnut picking
  • Ruta de Sierria de los Nieves
  • Ronda: many sites of historical and cultural interest
  • Marbella: lively coastal resort town 
  • Beaches: all along the Costa del Sol
  • Golf
  • View Location Map
Terraces and view
NEWS (JUNE 2011)

Juzcar was selected as a venue to promote a 3D summer film released in August 2011 about the Smurfs ("Pitufos" in Castilian). The village of Juzcar had all its white facades painted "Smurf blue" as in the photo below and it will apparently remain this blue.

Municipal Tourist Office (Ronda)
Paseo de Blas Infante
Tel: 952.187.119

Andalucia Government Tourist Office (Ronda)
Plaza Espana
Tel: 952.871.272

Tourist Office for Serrania de Ronda area
Paseo Blas Infante
Tel: 952.870.739
Bandolero Museum (Ronda)
Calle Armiñán, 65
Tel: 952.877.785
Hours: 10.00 - 20.00, Monday to Sunday
Arab Baths (Ronda)
Hoyo de San Miguel
Tel: 952.873.889
Hours: 09.30 - 13.30, 16.00 - 18.00, Monday to Saturday
Bullfighting Museum (Ronda)
Plaza de Toros
Tel: 952.874.132
Hours: 10.00 - 20.00 Monday to Sunday
Joaquin Peinado Museum
Plaza del Gigante
Hours: 10.00 - 19.00, Monday to Sunday
Wine Museum, Ronda
New museum which offers the opportunity to learn about the Ronda area wines. There is a wine tradtion in Ronda that goes back for 6,000 years. The museum is housed in an old villa in the historic old town of Ronda.

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