Hotel Los Castanos
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Hotel Los Castanos

Calle Iglesia, 42 Plaza Pintor Miguel Martin, 3, Castaños Travel SL, 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Rooftop terrace
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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FoodieOswestry wrote a review Feb 2020
Oswestry508 contributions305 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The property looks as though it has been part of the village from day one but is actually quite a new build, it blends in perfectly. It is located right in the middle of the village and parking can be had less than 50 meters from the front door, by parking I mean somewhere to abandon the car as the locals do.

Inside, the main lounge is spacious with plenty of very comfortable seating and a fire when it is chilly out, yes Southern Spain can get a tad chilly in the winter. The bedroom we had was spacious and well-furnished and the bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom offered everything needed.

Di and John are perfect hosts, attentive but not intrusive and do everything they can to make the stay a pleasure. Di even took the trouble to find a cookery course my wife ‘a frustrated chef with an AA Rosette to her name’, could take to learn more about Spanish cooking, so a big thank you to you Di, you saved my bacon.

For touring the Ronda area the place could not be more convenient and the short drive from the village to the closest main road is through some spectacular scenery so no hardship to travel every day.

For various reasons we only had one dinner in and the food was fine, breakfast was excellent with plenty to choose from and eggs were available and cooked as required.

A very enjoyable five nights.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Los Castanos Enterprises SL Di Beach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos
Responded 15 May 2020
Thank you FoodieOswestry for your review! I am glad the cookery lesson turned out to be of use. Hope you are both well and happy at the moment. Best wishes, Di
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Katerklysm wrote a review Oct 2020
Jimena de la Frontera, Spain1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently had our second short stay at Los Castanos and I’m pleased to say it was every bit as special as our first, a few months ago. Di and John were great hosts, the rooms and public areas spotlessly clean and disinfected and the food as always was interesting varied and satisfying. We were also fortunate to be blessed with some lovely autumn weather, which made sitting out on the roof terrace, with it’s fabulous views, a very special feature of our stay. Thank you Di and John. We will be back!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Los Castanos Enterprises SL Di Beach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos
Responded 8 Apr 2021
Thank you so much for your review and we look forward to your return visit when you are able to travel. You are always most welcome.
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eagerbeavers wrote a review Oct 2020
Braintree, United Kingdom58 contributions32 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We only had a one night stay here but felt a warm welcome and were looked after by our hosts Di and John. Cartajima is a tiny white village surrounded by great countryside close to Ronda.

The hotel is well appointed with carparking very close by and provides a very calm oasis with some great views over the surrounding area both from our room 3 and the roof terrace. Although the weather was sunny it had a cold bite to the wind but our room had good heating so overnight it was cosy.
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Date of stay: October 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: we had room 3 which gave us good views over the town and countryside
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Response from Los Castanos Enterprises SL Di Beach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos
Responded 8 Apr 2021
Thank you eagerbeavers for taking the time to write your lovely review. Sorry you could only stay one night but glad that you enjoyed it so much. Hope all is well with you both. Best wishes.
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M H wrote a review Aug 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed in many places over the years but not until now have I had a perfect 10 to compare places to. Di and John are congenial hosts, Di is a most accomplished cook and their delightful corner of paradise exudes perfection in both design and execution everywhere that you look. The idyllic 'Pueblo Blanco' where they live also exhibits manicured perfection. Just Bliss.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Los Castanos Enterprises SL Di Beach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos
Responded 27 Sept 2020
Wow! Thank you. What an accolade. I´m going to steal some of the words if that´s OK! Come back soon.
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Scenic766690 wrote a review Jul 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed recently at Los Castaños for a short”release from lockdown break” looking for some good walking , a peaceful backdrop and a little indulgence in the way of good food and comfortable surroundings. Our wishes could not have been better fulfilled by this wonderful establishment run by Di and John. Everything about Los Castaños seemed right; the warm welcome, the beautifully appointed traditionally styled rooms and wonderful ambience of this unique place surrounded by mountains and chestnut forests and that afforded us a day of walking to the next village! Di and John had made great efforts to fulfil their responsibilities regarding Coronavirus regulations and we felt as safe and protected as we do in our own home!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Los Castanos Enterprises SL Di Beach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos
Responded 8 Jul 2020
Thank you Scenic766690! It was lovely that you came as our first guests after we reopened. Glad you were able to get a good walk in even though it was little warm :) We look forward to welcoming you next time you feel like a new walking area.
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Eli Gounard wrote a review Feb 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had my first stay at Hotel Los Castaños this past new year for a peaceful “Workation”, which proved to be a delightful experience. Di and John are fantastic hosts. Spoiled and pampered, I was provided with the perfect safe haven for a quick getaway. The room was spacious and the bed incredibly comfortable. Di and John placed great effort into the cleanliness of the hotel, regularly sanitising common areas, and always wearing masks. The ideal Covid escape holiday during times like these. Di’s cooking is one a kind and the wine selection was fantastic. Being able to work on their sunny rooftop patio, with its marvellous views, made me want to never leave! A little side note, the hotel had fibre optic Wi-Fi connection which was superb.
Would very much recommend Los Castaños to anyone looking to escape the bustle of a city and immerse yourself in a delightful “Pueblo Blanco”.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Response from Los Castanos Enterprises SL Di Beach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos
Responded 8 Apr 2021
Thank you so much for your detailed review of your workation. John and I are very happy it worked out for you. Come again!
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Miriam wrote a review Sept 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked the Happiness Holidays at Hotel Los Castaños looking for a place I could hit the “reset button” and really do something good for myself. That is exactly what I got. It was a wonderful experience and I could not have wished for more!

I was able to choose my activities from a list with a variety of different options, which allowed for an individual and unique experience designed around my preferences. From horseback riding, water-coloring in nature and gorgeous hikes, to yoga and breathwork sessions the Happiness Holidays offered me a variety of different amazing and meaningful experiences, some of which were deep and others perfect for just enjoying nature and relaxing. Altogether perfectly balanced.

The setting is gorgeous, as the hotel is located in the mountains near Ronda, with magnificent views. The hotel itself is unique, beautiful and luxurious, the perfect place to kick back, relax and just be completely comfortable.
The owner of the hotel, Di, does all the cooking herself and I felt completely spoiled by her meals. Her cuisine is absolutely DELICIOUS! - a wonderful experience in itself. Every breakfast and dinner was a real treat! She offers a wide range of different dishes and will also adapt to your dietary needs if you let her know.

Last but not least, the team Di, Emily and John, made this experience even more lovely and unique. They really put their entire hearts into what they do, which shows in every aspect of the retreat. Always there if I needed them and great people to talk to, these are just truly wonderful people and I am so grateful having had the chance to meet them.

So if you have looked into the Happiness Holidays and you are still unsure whether to book or not, I encourage you to just go for it. I am sure you will go back home with a full heart, like I did.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Los Castanos Enterprises SL Di Beach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos
Responded 27 Sept 2020
Miriam, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a long review covering all aspects of the Happiness Holiday. It was a great pleasure getting to know you and helping you get the most out of your time with us. Hope all is going well in your life. all the very best Di
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Leslie J wrote a review Jul 2020
Fuengirola, Spain17 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great friendly hosts (John & Di), spotless clean and (Covid) sanitised room, Interesting books and artifacts everywhere, Have to mention the roof terrace which is lovely to just sit up there and relax with a book. Lot's of tips on (short) walks, Our stay couldn't have been better, we were looking for a three night stay to relax with no pressure and that is what we had.
Thanks Johns & Di.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Los Castanos Enterprises SL Di Beach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos
Responded 25 Jul 2020
Thank you so much, Les and Angie, for being such great guests and for doing a review for us. Really appreciated. Hope you will come back up to the quiet hills on another occasion. You are always welcome!
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annkenrick wrote a review Nov 2021
London, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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KMB wrote a review Oct 2020
Lagos, Portugal2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We discovered Los Castaños many years ago and come back as often as possible. And we do not do that with very many hotels. This small BNB in the mountains around Ronda is always welcoming and relaxing. But now during COVID it is the perfectl escape. Di and John are great hosts, helpful and pampering. The hotel has lots of little extras that make it unique, the breakfasts are wonderful and the dinners are outstanding. Their knowledge of the local area is so helpful for hiking and sightseeing. The roof deck will make you want to never leave. Now more than ever, Los Castaños feels safe , calming and restorative.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Los Castanos Enterprises SL Di Beach, Owner at Hotel Los Castanos
Responded 8 Apr 2021
Thank you for your review! It was a great pleasure to see you again and compare notes of our recent experiences. Love that you found us safe, calming and restorative - perfect!
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Nancy E asked a question Apr 2017
Lafayette, Indiana11 contributions6 helpful votes
Can we get transportation to this hotel from the bus station in Ronda?
Answer from john
Cartajima, Ronda, Malaga9 contributions5 helpful votes
Hello Nancy, yes we can collect you, just tell us time and date. Hope we can welcome you to Los Castaños. John
Nicole C asked a question Mar 2015
East Brunswick, New Jersey22 contributions16 helpful votes
What is the closest beach to Los Castanos, how far away is it? and approximately how far is Malaga Airport?
Answer from cartajimadi
Andalucia5 contributions9 helpful votes
We are in the mountains behind the Costa del sol which is about 45 minutes drive away. Malaga airport is 90 minutes drive. If you look at my website you can get more information. Thank you for getting in touch! Di
Cherry R wrote a tip Apr 2023
Salisbury, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking on the roadside was easy."
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deemelia59 wrote a tip Dec 2021
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is a bespoke boutique hotel which is gorgeous and difficult to compare to the usual hotel."
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Joanna S wrote a tip Apr 2021
Malaga, Spain10 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms are lovely but the best have views over the valley"
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Gill S wrote a tip Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom23 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"With only six rooms, each perfect, you will be happy wherever you are."
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eagerbeavers wrote a tip Oct 2020
Braintree, United Kingdom58 contributions32 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"we had room 3 which gave us good views over the town and countryside"
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£101 - £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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SpainAndaluciaProvince of MalagaCosta del SolCartajima
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6
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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 (2.8 miles), Iberotour Langenal (3.9 miles), and Juzcar, Malaga. El pueblo de los pitufos. (1.7 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 centre?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the centre 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 travellers enjoy visiting Puente Viejo (6.5 miles), Casa Museo Don Bosco (6.5 miles), and Puerta de Almocabar (6.2 miles).
Does Hotel Los Castanos have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.