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Hotel Los Castaños
Calle Iglesia, 40 
29452 Cartajima

Boutique & Charming Hotel offering breakfast & dinner in Cartajima, near Ronda, Andalucía, Spain

Charming, Relaxed And Sophisticated

Los Castanos is an oasis of luxury perched in the heart of a typical white village in an Andalucian country valley. Di and John are always on hand, welcoming and attentive.

The hotel has air conditioning throughout for the hotter months and heating for the winter. The open-plan ground floor is a light and airy space. We have a roaring chestnut log fire in the winter, air conditioning in the summer.  The hotel's library is extensive and, in the snug, there is a large selection of games, music and movies, all for you to use and enjoy.

A restful place to stay, only 16 km from bustling historic Ronda, and conveniently located for Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada, Cadiz, and Jerez - the romantic cities of Andalucia.

In the heart of Cartajima, next to the church and the Town Hall, is Los Castaños where we emphasize quality and comfort. Enjoy the rooftop terrace and plunge pool. Curl up by a roaring fire with a good book from the library. 

Sip a cocktail in the Moorish courtyard. Chat with the neighbours, always eager to meet a new face.

And the piece de resistance? The owners have been told that the hotel has the best mountain views in the area!  From the rooftop terrace, the vistas are mesmerising.  Lie on a lounger if you are a sun lover, plunge into the little pool to cool off.  In the evening, gaze at the stars (there is a telescope for your use) or relax with a glass of something delicious before dinner.

We have a dinner party every evening (except Sundays). Enjoy 4 courses of Western Mediterranean cuisine. A typical menu might begin with rocket and watercress salad with a verjus dressing, followed by "gambas al ajillo" (lots of garlic and local olive oil), pork fillet stuffed with locally grown almonds accompanied by a selection of fresh vegetables, local cheeses and a petit pot de chocolat with fresh berries.

Walk to the next village and indulge in a strong coffee or a cold beer before setting off to discover what other simple pleasures are on offer. 

Note for animal lovers and those with allergies: there are resident cats and dogs. The cats prefer to live outside and the dogs are not running around the hotel unless guests ask to meet them.

Each of our six en suite rooms is harmoniously decorated with a sumptuous king-size bed and comfortable Spanish rocking armchairs where you can let the stress dissolve away as you gaze out at the peaceful views. Each room has a traditional balcony – soak up the morning sun while enjoying your first cup of freshly ground coffee.

About Cartajima: 

Sixteen kilometers from the ancient settlement of Ronda is Cartajima. With a population of just 120 it is one of the tiniest of Andalucia's famed "pueblos blancos", the white hillside towns. This quiet village lies amongst lush chestnut trees and spectacular mountain scenery. It offers marvelous walks for the energetic, a convenient centre for cultural expeditions for the enthusiastic, peace and quiet for the world-weary. 

This romantic part of hidden Spain is only 45 km from the bright lights of the popular Costa del Sol, and one and a half hours from Malaga airport. 

The glories of the Andalucian hinterland await the discerning traveler: magnificent cities with their Arab mosques and Gothic cathedrals, quiet untrampled villages where strangers are greeted with smiling curiosity, landscapes ranging from peaceful olive groves to forbidding mountains.

About the Alto Genal: 

Tucked in a corner of Andalucia only recently emerged from the bandito era are the seven tiny villages of the Alto Genal, named after the river Genal which runs through the valley. Their isolation made them a safe haven for centuries of bandits and outlaws. Their poverty ensured that the villagers remained largely faithful to their culture & traditions. These villages were founded by the Moors, Islamic invaders from North Africa. There is also evidence of earlier visitors to the area - the Romans and Greeks. 


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