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La Fructuosa
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Gaucin
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Nottingham
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“wonderful hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2010

Stayed for 4 days in May and wanted to stay longer. Unfortunately the ash cloud cleared and we had no excuse for not going home. Iness was looking after the hotel and was the perfect hostess making us feel very welcome and looked after. The room was excellent and had fantastic views over the valley. The ambiance of the hotel makes you feel at home right away and makes you want to stay there and enjoy the space. This space includes a roof terrace and a lounge.
The village has a number of small friendly bars and although it is very small it is possible to have a good evening wandering the bars for tapas. Don't miss this if you are travelling in this part of Andalucia.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2010

Beautiful place, special charm, unique, superb breakfast, unimaginable views from the room, romantic terrace, and above all such a friendly and outstanding hospitality of the woman who took care of us. Her smile, attitude, friendly conversation have made our trip and stay a different one and much more fun and interesting. definitely a place you don´t want to miss..

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Blairgowrie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2010

Spent 7 nights in La fructuosa in April/May 2010.

This beautiful hotel of 5 bedrooms in the fine mountain village of Gaucin does surpass much more well known hotels in Europe.

The standard of the rooms is excellent, fresh flowers everyday, views in some rooms to die for, two terraces to relax in and an excellent food and wine list.

On arrival the owners provide a great personal welcome and make you feel completely at home. The staff also provide a wonderful service. I would strongly recommend this hotel and Gaucin to any traveller.

The area in April /May was covered in wild flowers

As a bonus we travelled to Gaucin by train(Gaucin station is approx. 15 kilometrers away fr) from Gibralter. The station is also accessible from Ronda and further north

Altogether a wonderful holiday

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2010

La Fructuosa is a magnificently renovated house in the beautiful village of Gaucin; it commands magnificent views down a broad valley to the coast and the Rock of Gibralter. Our only regret is that we were only able to stay for one night, but that was the most peaceful and relaxing night of our recent trip to Andalucia.

The owners, Jesus and Luis, have renovated the house in a way that makes it warm and welcoming from the first moment you set foot in it. The rooms are very comfortable, with lots of space and with stunning views to the south coast. If the view from the room isn't sufficient there is a rooftop terrace which has equally good views to the coast and of the village.

Breakfast is included and was very good, with local cheeses and meats available alongside more usual cereals, breads and fruit, the restaurant was very cosy although breakfast can be had on a second terrace with views when the weather is warm enough. There's lots of local and regional information available, and if you have any questions about the village or are looking for food/drink options Jesus is a mine of local knowledge.

Couldn't recommend it more whole heartedly.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2010

I think that staying at La Fructuosa was definitely the highlight of our trip to Spain. The hotel was lovingly restored from a ruin that was hundreds of years old, up on top of a mountain, in this charming white washed village. Rooms are stunning. And the meals are also something that I will never forget. Very authentic Spanish, like nothing I have ever tried, despite living in NYC with its very diverse culinary landscape. Everything was totally new, and absolutely perfect quality. Amazing. Jesus and Luis (the proprietors) were so kind, we miss them already.

I would recommend this place to anyone who really needs a break in this sleepy, breathtaking and unbelievably charming town up in the mountains of countryside Spain. Trip of a lifetime.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2010

I've just joined tripadvisor specifically to write a review for the incredible La Fructuosa. Jesus and Luis have created not just a beautiful, welcoming place to stay, but they've also managed to infuse it with their incredible personal warmth. Their kindness was so genuine, and it started the minute Jesus came down the street to help us unload our luggage; it continued as he sent breakfast to one of our jet-lagged travel companions who would otherwise have missed it; and it only ended as we said our good-byes and he asked us to call him if we had any difficulties during the rest of our visit to Spain.

The hotel itself is a real gem - beautifully decorated in a way that feels rustic and elegant at the same time. The two rooms our group of four had were both large and very comfortable. We even commented on how fresh and wonderful the bed linens smelled! The views across the valleys towards Africa are stunning and in the morning our New York ears were thrilled to wake up to the sounds of roosters crowing!

The restaurant is superb, serving Luis's recipes - the kind of fresh and wonderful meals foodies are constantly searching for. Our dinner was really memorable and started with an amuse of cocido croquetas and then continued with starters of peppers stuffed with duck, prawns in a garlic sauce, just-picked wild mushrooms sauteed and served on grilled local bread and the incredible local goat cheese, baked and served with honey and tender baby leeks. The main courses were delicious and the portions are very generous. Desserts were outstanding. Dinner is only available Fridays and Saturdays. I believe breakfast is served daily and is a great spread of jamon, chorizo, cheeses, bread, tomatoes as well as cereals and pastries.

Gaucin is a charming village and La Fructuosa and its owners Jesus and Luis make it a truly magical place to visit. I can't thank them enough for their kindness.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Gaucin, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2009

Jesu and Louuis are back in business. Delicious dinner and wonderful atmosphere.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: La Fructuosa
Address: Calle Luis de Arminan 67, 29480 Gaucin, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Gaucin
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Gaucin
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Hotel Class:2 star — La Fructuosa 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gaucin, is a beautiful white mountain village, part of the Serrania de Ronda. The Hotel La Fructuosa is in the centre of this lovely village, offering a calm, cozy atmosphere and spectacular views, from each of the five large and comfortable rooms and its terraces, of the Genal Valley and extending to Gibraltar and Morocco. An ancient wine press has been preserved, and is now an original setting for the breakfast room. Breakfast also may be served while enjoying the breathtaking view from the ground floor terrace. ... more   less 
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