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“a very special place”
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Hotel Los Castanos
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cartajima
Certificate of Excellence
Polperro, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“a very special place”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We stayed a week at los Castanos walking in the surrounding countryside. The walks were great, but we always looked forward to getting back each evening to see what was for dinner! Food amazing! Di and John are superb hosts, they have provided everything you need and made us feel really welcome.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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eastbourne, england
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

We had the good fortune to stay at Los Castanos recently, it was a beautiful place, set within the mountains close to Ronda. The hotel is charming and beautifully clean. The hosts were warm and welcoming.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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marbella, Spain
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

My husband and I have just returned having spent four nights in this lovely hotel. Tucked away in the mountains, the views are stunning. Our room was very spacious and facilitated all our needs. Loved all the olive oil products in the ensuite! As we both live and work on the coast, this was a welcome retreat for a real "chill out" break. Di & John are wonderful hosts and immediately you feel relaxed and welcome in this rural retreat! Highly recommend this hotel. Don't forget to book a massage during your visit!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Southern Spain
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

On arrival we received a warm welcome from very friendly hosts and shown to a light & airy good sized bedroom. The room facilities fulfilled all our needs and a very comfortable king sized bed, to boot.
The hotel is situated in the middle of the village, right next to the church and as is typically Spanish, for those in the know, not always the quietest place, however the double glazed windows worked perfectly, keeping out all noise.
Cartajima is in a great location for getting out into the hills, with country walks in all directions, so easy to get away from it all and on our walks we rarely saw another soul.
The scenery in this area is spectacular with interesting and unusual rock formations very apparent. We had a great and relaxing escape & will be repeating our visit at the first available opportunity.

Thank you to Di & John for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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NZ
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

From the moment that Di opened the door to welcome us, to the pre dinner drinks hosted by John with the other guests, to the splendid home cookery for dinner, to the comfortable bedroom with a view of the village, this was the highlight of our holiday in Spain. After a typical tourist travel itinerary of Cordoba, Granada and Ronda, Los Castanos was an oasis in the journey en route to Sevilla and Madrid, and allowed us to recharge our batteries. Breakfast was an opportunity for John to acquaint us with the walking highlights and other attractions in the area, with helpful maps.
I could not fault our stay

Room Tip: Our room was on the ground floor but I am sure that John would have helped us with our bags to a roo...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sitio de Calahonda, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

A small modern "boutique" hotel, although the building is designed to look older than it really is. It is set in a stunning valley surrounded by forests and mountains. The welcome is warm and genuine. The bedrooms are light and airy and have all of the modern conveniences that you would expect of a far larger and more commercial establishment. The food served here, with evening meals requested at breakfast time, is designed around your own preferences, is cooked to perfection and is simply delicious. Fresh local produce is used wherever possible which includes a good selection of excellent local wines. BEWARE! Watch out for your waistline!!
Hosts Di and John are a fount of local information as to where to go and what to see and do in the local area. We loved our stay at this friendly, comfortable "home from home" and we have already recommended it to several of our friends. We will be back!

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the cork oak and chestnut forest clad hills - the view is stunning.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Malaga, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2013

Our stay in Los Castanos, was a very relaxing experience, the setting of the hotel was magical,

and the hospitality was very good. Comfortable rooms, and a very nice home cooked evening

meal. I would go again.

Sally P

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Los Castanos
Address: Calle Iglesia, 40 | Malaga, 29452 Cartajima, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Cartajima
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre 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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