Hotel los Castaños

Hotel los Castaños

If you want somewhere to take a deep breath of pure mountain air and completely unwind, let Di and John welcome you to their unique hotel located in one of Andalucia´s smallest pueblos blancos.

Cartajima is one of seven tiny villages in the untrampled Alto Genal Valley, part of the famed Serrania de Ronda. Only 14 km from bustling historic Ronda but Cartajima itself is a little lost in time, traditional and surrounded by stunning mountainscapes which you can enjoy from the gorgeous rooftop terrace. Quite a contrast! While you enjoy luxury and comfort inside, traditional old Spain awaits you outside.

Los Castaños is perfectly located for visiting the historic and romantic Andalucian cities or for simply relaxing and chilling out, with fabulous walking in a pristine paradise, soaring eagles overhead, and delicious food to come home to!

Our small boutique hotel combines simplicity with luxury. Not a boring corporate kind of luxury but a different kind having to do with style, personality, knowledge, care, and love.

Esta en tu casa is our mission and motto! – Make yourself at home! A rural Andalucian experience for a relaxing antidote to crowds, museums, and the beach!


+34 952180778 / +34 696081354 Email Website available in Spanish and English

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Hotel Los Castaños has six double ensuite rooms from 118 euros including breakfast

Hotel Services

Restaurant for guests only
Snack menu
Infrared sauna, rowing machine, stationary bicycle, yoga mats
Internet connection
Free wifi
Safe street parking
Rooftop terrace with paddling pool, hypnotic views, loungers and awning
Non-smoking throughout
Bar and honesty bar
Fireplace in the salon for the chilly days
No TV, telephone, or newspaper
Walking directions
Library and many games
Air conditioning and heating

Room Services

Air conditioning
Balcony, some with fabulous mountain views
Free wifi
Alarm clock radio
Laundry service
Tea and coffee equipment
Sketching materials and mindfulness colouring!
Ecological olive oil bathroom products
Shaving/makeup mirror
Robes and slippers


Dinner available for guests only. Our cuisine is Western Mediterranean, drawing on flavours of Spain and North Africa. Please order in advance as it is all very slow food. Dietary restrictions no problem as long as we know in advance.

Breakfast is served from 9 am in the dining room. Freshly squeezed orange juice, tea or coffee, cereals, Greek yogurt, fresh fruit salad, selection of breads, jams and marmelade, cheese board, eggs anyway ,and we will teach you how they do breakfast Andalucia style – toast with olive oil and garlic, tomato and local jamon.



Hotel Los Castaños has six double ensuite rooms from 118 euros including breakfast

We have three superior rooms with mesmerising mountain views and a balcony to view them from.
Then we have the private retreat room which has its own entrance, a balcony, and the only room with a tub.
We have two double rooms, one with a balcony view over the flower-filled courtyard and the other on the ground floor which is wheelchair accessible and has views over the village to the mountains beyond.


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How to get here

We are 90 minutes from Malaga airport. We will send you detailed driving directions when you make a reservation but your GPS or old-fashioned map will get you to Cartajima which lies to the south-west of Ronda. We suggest that you ring us when you turn off the A397 Ronda-San Pedro road and we will tell you where to meet us in the village so we can help you park.


Cartajima is one of seven little pueblos blancos (white mountain Andalucian villages) connected by walking paths and trails and with eagles soaring overhead. The valley, the Alto Genal, is rich with sweet chestnut trees which form the basis of the economic activity of the area. Very close to touristic Ronda with its wealth of monuments, restaurants, gastrotapas, and cultural activities. The Serrania de Ronda is in the middle of the famous pueblo blanco area and we can help you design a driving tour to visit some of these beautiful villages, each with its individual charm. The Mediterranean is but an hour´s drive away should you fancy a walk on the beach.


  • Walking in the surrounding area. We provide detailed up-to-date route notes
  • We also have three extreme mountainbiking routes
  • Ronda monuments. Again we have designed a walk around this fascinating town.
  • Bicycle rental is possible from Ronda.
  • Visit the ancient Arab baths and then experience the modern hammam
  • Classical guitar concert in Ronda 7 pm every evening.
  • Vineyards and winetasting.
  • Two paleolithic caves to visit – must-see!
  • Birdwatching with an expert ornithologist
  • Visit jet-setting Marbella and the Puerto Banus with its fabulous yachts
  • Take a dip in the Mediterranean and lunch at a beach-bar – 45 minutes away


2016 Jose Melia inland hotel of the year by the Gastronomic Academy of Málaga: Report

Tripadvisor – (romantic category) Traveler’s choice every year since 2011 and the Hall of Fame 2015


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