We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“The heart of the pueblos blancos”

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in El Gastor
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
El Gastor Village Lodgings B&B
Ranked #1 of 3 El Gastor B&B and Inns
Los Angeles, California
1 review
“The heart of the pueblos blancos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

If you are looking to explore life in Andalucia's "Pueblos Blancos", El Gastor Village Lodgings is the perfect, central location. The town is small enough that you can truly feel like you've gotten off the touist beaten path, but still easily accessible to the other villages, including Ronda which is only a short drive away. We stayed with Jackie and John for a week in their delightful B&B and were treated with welcoming hospitality, a delicious breakfast each day, and a lovely, comfortable room. The common area/living room is also very nice, and we loved hearing the church bells from the rooftop terrace.
We loved exploring the area. There are plenty of day hikes around town and in the nearby Sierra de la Grazalema national park, a beautiful town swimming pool, and our personal favorite, "La Playita" a grassy recreation and picnic area with a large natural pool. it's important to have a car to explore this area, the drives are spectacular! The B&B has free, easy parking, which is something you likely will not find in Ronda.
We truly loved it here and highly recommend it for a visit to this part of Spain.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Kentpeterson2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

54 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    46
    5
    2
    0
    1
See reviews for
7
39
1
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2011

I stayed with Jackie & John for four days in May and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The village of El Gastor is pristine and peaceful, and proves a great base for exploring the Andalusia region and the Pueblos Blancos. The house itself is very comfortable and charming and has all the amenities anyone could ask for. John & Jackie are consummate hosts, full of helpful tips and advice. I would highly recommend that anyone interested in the area, plan a stay here; you won’t be disappointed.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank JLW66
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2011

We stayed 3 nights at El Gastor and it was a fantastic base to see the Ronda area.

We had a double room, ensuite, which was comfortable and clean, and whilst not huge in size, the rest of the accomodation gives you the extra space. The roof terrace was perfect for an early evening drink (it was still really warm at 7pm) with fantastic views over El Gastor and the surrounding area. Breakfasts were lovely - John does a great spread of fresh fruit, yoghurts, cereals, bread, meats and cheeses.

John and Jackie were great hosts and provide you with a map of the village and great options for food and drink in the village. It's not a touristy village but there are some really nice local bars and restaurants. The B&B has free car parking you can visit some great villages / Ronda from here.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank HLH2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Edmonton, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2011

John and Jackie are incredibly lovely. Also, the accommodations were pristine and the breakfast was way more elaborate then we expected. They oriented us quite well to the town and were always available to point us in right direction for our daily excursions.

If you're looking for a quiet, central, affordable place from which you can explore the rest of andalucia, stop looking.

You've found what your looking for.

Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
Helpful?
1 Thank CANADIANINSUMMER
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Stafford, UK
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2011

We stayed in El Gastor for 4 nights, as part of a longer trip to Andalucia. From the moment we arrived Jackie & John were the perfect hosts, welcoming us to their lovely home & El Gastor. Our room was great, with access to the living room, dining room, fridge & wonderful roof terrace with views over the village to enjoy a beer while the sun goes down. John's breakfasts were a great start to the day and Jackie & John were able to offer plenty of help for where to visit.

The village itself was great too- (very easy to find with parking right outside) with plenty of little bars to sit & watch village life happen with a cerveza & a plate of tapa (and good conversation with Jackie & John when we bumped into them). El Gastor is in a great location- about 1.5 - 2 hours drive from Malaga airport and in easy reach of Ronda (about 25 mins drive), Seville (1.5 hours drive), Grazelema & Zahara (20 mins drive) and Cordoba (2 hours drive).

We really cannot recommend El Gastor highly enough and hope to be back one day to explore more of a wonderful part of Spain.

Thanks Jackie & John!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank trixy1981
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
alberta, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2011

We just got back from a stay at the B&B and it was wonderful! Jackie and John are wonderful hosts; the town and the area are truly lovely, and the set-up of their house worked really well for our family of four (two adults, two children). Their breakfasts were excellent -- the highlight of our eating in Spain, actually! We highly recommend their B&B and hope to be able to go back sometime.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank noname_Alberta11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Wisconsin
Level Contributor
19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2011

My husband and I would highly recommend El Gastor Village Lodgings. The owners, John and Jackie, are welcoming, friendly, and gracious individuals. We felt so comfortable and relaxed at the B & B as well as the town of El Gastor. The area itself is gorgeous with white towns dotted throughout the rolling hills.

Some of the other positive aspects of the B & B include: a large bed with comfortable pillows, free parking directly in front of the house, rooftop terrace, mini-refrigerator upstairs for guests to use, short walk to bars, bank, ATM, and restaurant, Jackie's helpful maps of the town and surrounding area, free wi-fi, tv with English channels in the living room, huge selection of books available for guests to use/take, kettle in the room with real cream, laundry service available, and a very filling breakfast (fresh fruit, coffee/tea, cereal, cheese, cold cuts, hard boiled eggs, fresh bread, etc.).

The only areas that I would improve would be: additional hot water available for showers and a stronger wi-fi signal in the room.

We would definitely stay at El Gastor Village Lodgings again!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Bridget-Wisconsin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
JMcA007, Owner at El Gastor Village Lodgings B&B, responded to this review, 27 April 2011
Thanks so much for your review and suggestions

We have in fact, only last week, installed a new hot water tank - up from 100 litres to 150 litres

As for wifi - we have just found out that we are not receiving the signal strength we pay for and are promised by Telefonica - unfortunately Telefonica are a tricky company to deal with (as any expat in Spain will testify to!) We have contacted them but are still waiting for a response - it could be some time!. We still have plenty of signal strength for the computer to be used in the lounge area.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near El Gastor
10.4 mi away
Hotel La Fuente De La Higuera
7.5 mi away
Cortijo de Las Piletas
Cortijo de Las Piletas
#16 of 39 in Ronda
5.0 of 5 bubbles 170 reviews
3.0 mi away
Cortijo Salinas
Cortijo Salinas
#4 of 23 in Ronda
4.0 of 5 bubbles 164 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.2 mi away
Casas Rurales Los Algarrobales
3.7 mi away
Al Lago
Al Lago
#1 of 2 in Zahara de la Sierra
4.5 of 5 bubbles 150 reviews
3.8 mi away
Molino El Vinculo
Molino El Vinculo
#2 of 6 in Zahara de la Sierra
4.5 of 5 bubbles 72 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to El Gastor Village Lodgings B&B? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about El Gastor Village Lodgings B&B

Property: El Gastor Village Lodgings B&B
Address: Calle Palmeras 20, 11687 El Gastor, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cadiz > Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park > El Gastor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in El Gastor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — El Gastor Village Lodgings B&B 2*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendly, relaxed, family run bed & breakfast in the beautiful white village (pueblo blanco) of El Gastor in the heart of rural Andalucia, southern Spain. The perfect base for you to enjoy the stunning scenery of the nearby Grazalema Natural Park, the Serrania de Ronda and the Sierra de las Nieves. Also centrally located to enjoy sightseeing in the great Andalucian cities of Ronda, Jerez, Cadiz, Seville, Granada, Cordoba and, one of our personal favourites, the little known Osuna. Our B&B is also not too far away from the coastal resorts of the Costa del Sol and the unspoilt Costa de la Luz on the Atlantic. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
El Gastor Village Lodgings B&B Spain - Andalucia

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing