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Review of Hotel Arunda II

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Hotel Arunda II
Ranked #24 of 39 Hotels in Ronda
London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bad booking experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

I made a late, last minute booking with this hotel and didn't check the location carefully. When I got to Malaga airport a a couple of hours later, I realized (by asking the airport info) that the hotel is no where near Malaga, but more than 100km away and the only realistic way to get there at that time in the evening was a taxi which would of cost in excess of 100 Euros. I called the hotel to cancel but only found a Spanish speaking person. I managed to explain that I had just booked very recently and wanted to cancel. The request was refused and subsequently I was charged as a no show.

I accept I am partly to blame for booking last minute in a hurry without checking the location carefully but I do think a reasonable cooling off period should be applicable, and generally being more understanding of the plight of a stranded tourist.

Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas
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60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

The Hotel Arunda II is very easy to get to from the train station - Following the long pedestrian street out of the train station, there is only 1 R turn to take! Don't follow the large signs, outside the train station; they are for drivers and take a more convoluted path accessible to cars.

After arriving, we were quickly checked in at the front desk and shown our room, a twin room. The room was very clean and comfortable. A large window provided a limited view of the small street below and the building across the street. A large armoire, desk, and bedside table were provided as well as a TV. The beds were comfortable, though seemed thinner than a standard twin bed. The bedspread was older but definitely clean. Towels were provided. The bathroom was very large and sparkling clean. Shower was excellent with good water pressure and lots of hot water.
I did not have a problem with noise, but I tend to wear earplugs while traveling.

There were a few times on returning to the hotel where the person manning the front desk had stepped out for breakfast or to clean. Understandable in such a small town. There was a breakfast included which was found at the cafe next door. Simple tostada with fresh tomato, olive oil, and salt, or with butter/jam, pate, and coffee. Breakfast was even packed up for me on one day that we were in a hurry.

The man at the front desk was extremely helpful. He made a map for me of how to get to the Pileta caves, and also took the trouble to call a few hotels of my choice in Seville (our next destination) to set up a short-notice booking. Customer service was excellent at this hotel.

Laundry service was available for 6 euro (I believe) per load. Dropped my laundry off in the morning and returned to the hotel to find my clean laundry folded and placed on my bed in the afternoon. There is also an old computer and printer available in the lobby.

Pricing was very competitive for this kind of room. The location is excellent. Of course the town is so small that everything, including the old town, bridges, and bus/train stations are all very close by.

If you are in Ronda I suggest that you take a trip to see the Pileta caves in nearby Benaojan. A short train ride and a nice long walk in the setting of beautiful Spanish countryside gets you to the caves, which boast cave paintings over 20,000 years old and a personal tour by the descendant of the man who originally discovered the cave (the cave is still owned by the family who discovered it).

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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202 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

We stayed in hotel recently. Location is fantastic in the old town and not too far from the train station(even closer from bus station). Room was nice and spacious and very clean. We had a room with a balcony with a view to the street. The staff were fantastic too especially Carlos. We were in town during Ronda Romantica with all the townspeople dressing up in old traditional clothes, processions and brass bands. It was terrific. Beautiful food in Ronda too. There's a new Tapas place near the hotel. Gorgeous food.

Room Tip: Rooms in front of hotel face the street but there's a long recess from the street. Very quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Salt Lake City
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18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

My main complaint with this hotel is that the walls must be very thin because the noise from other rooms was significant (e.g., opening and closing doors in other rooms seem to be in your own room). In addition, it is difficult to navigate to the parking garage. When we got lost and called the hotel no one spoke English and in our halting Spanish we could not even get an acknowledgement that it we were talking with Hotel Arunda 2. On the other hand one of the desk people was very kind in backing our car out of a tiny sparking space in the garage. The included breakfast was a plus.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

just spent one night at this hotel and couldn't fault it really. it was quite easy to find, got free car parking nearby although the hotel does have it's own car park on site. the check in was simple, and our room on the third floor although quite small was clean and comfortable. We had a street view which we requested when we booked. Toiletries were provided. The hotel is in a good position, not too far to walk to the main shopping area and the bridge and historical centre. Walking back to the hotel in the evening there were some quite busy bars close by. Breakfast was served in the small dining room behind the reception desk and was good. Tea/coffee, toast or cereal and orange juice. All for just over 38 euro! Carlos on reception was pleasant and helpful and spoke good English, there is a comfortable 'lounge' area with some papers, although a little out of date. All in all an excellent value.

Room Tip: Room above the entrance have a street view and some have a small balcony, although these may cost mo...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

I recently spent a week, all told, in Ronda Spain, staying first at The Arunda I and then The Arunda II. It was phenomenally inexpensive. Yet the rooms were immaculately clean and the staff friendly and helpful. They even went out of their way to find a British plug adaptor for my laptop at no cost. The TV set was basic but who would even switch the thing on when in the most beautiful town in Spain. The Aruna Hotels are perfect for those who want to be central and wonder around The Dreamt City checking out its stunning views while eating their way through as many restaurants, bars and cafés as their time and appetite will allow. I must have eaten in over 40 different establishments. GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY: 10 out of 10.

Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013 via mobile

Used hotel while cycling through Ronda. I was able to store my bike securely (even when covered in mud) and a member of staff found me oil to do some repairs.

My room did not have an external window, but otherwise was comfortable and clean while reasonably priced. En suite and TV.

Breakfast is simple but tasty with cereal, bread and fruit plus juices and tea/coffee.

As mentioned, all staff were very friendly and helpful.

Highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Arunda II
Address: Calle Jose Maria Castello Madrid 10-12, 29400 Ronda, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Ronda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #24 of 39 Hotels in Ronda
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Arunda II 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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