Los Castaños

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What guests have to say

  1. TripAdvisor TripAdvisor

    “A paradise!”
    Reviewed 10.12.14

    We never expected that we would find a paradise in the middle of Spain! We had one week of the most unforgettable stay at Los Castanos. We were welcomed by Di and John who were gracious, kind hosts, full of knowledge of history of the country. The interior of the hotel was decorated with Di’s collections of artifacts, our bedroom was very comfortable, and the view from the top of the hotel, overlooking other pueblo blanca villages in the Andalucian mountains is simply magnificent! Other than the 6 km of winding road, it is only 20 minutes to Ronda, a charming town. We based our stay at Los Castanos and drove to Grenada, Seville, Costa del Sol and took a train from Ronda to Cordoba. All very easy drives and saw the vastness of the country. One of the best reasons to stay at Los Castanos is Di’s cooking! We have had the most amazing, unique experience at Los Castanos, because of the location, the ambience of the hotel and the two wonderful hosts.

  2. TripAdvisor TripAdvisor

    “Luxury Get Away with Gourmet Meals and Great Company”
    Reviewed 3.12.14

    I’ve now stayed at Los Castanos three times and can’t say enough good things about it!
    …Where to start? Situated in Cartejima, one of the tiny white historic villages of Southern Spain, Los Castanos is a refuge from the Costa del Sol’s jet setting madness.
    Di and John ( our gracious hosts) are experts on the history of the region and give great directions for walks to other villages, wine tours, and have written a truly amazing walking tour for Ronda -which is about a fifteen minute drive from Cartijima.
    Breakfasts are served buffet style- featuring a wide variety of delicacies to choose from. Lunches you get whilst on the go- touring out and about. Wine is served in front of the fire and dinner is served in several courses- each one carefully thought out to offer you a taste of classic Spanish or Moroccan dishes from the region. One night we enjoyed an appetizer dating back to the Inquisition! Rooms are beautifully set up and feature niceties like local olive oil based soaps and shampoos. The roof was where I practised yoga every morning- surrounded by stunning views and silence. I can’t say enough about Los Castanos! You must experience it yourself!

    Room Tip: Ask Di about the views- all seemed great to me.

  3. TripAdvisor TripAdvisor

    “Hospitable and interesting for guests”
    Reviewed 31.10.14

    Staying two nights was not enough! We were pleased with the quality of the accommodations, the rooftop deck was delightful. Every possible need was anticipated, so that we had a most relaxing experience. With a backdrop of lovely ethnic furnishings in their hotel, Di and John are very knowledgeable about the area, anxious to share their thoughts in helpful ways, such as through a booklet placed in the room with information about the white hill towns, tours, restaurants of the area. The spectacular scenery and ambiance of the area adds to the experience. Wonderful meals to boot!

    Room Tip: All rooms are excellent. Every accoutrement is provided, from reading lights to interesting shampoos…

What you have to say


In an undiscovered valley of sweet chestnuts can be found seven ancient pueblos blancos perching on the sides of the mountains, overlooked pearls of a giant's necklace. These small mountain villages of the Alto Genal near Ronda, were founded by the Arabs and vestiges of their culture survive alongside the intact Andalucian traditions.
Nowhere is the Arabic influence better represented than at Los Castaños where richly coloured rugs, hanging ceramics, and warm Moroccan lights provide an ambiance of comfort and tranquillity. For this is the sole intention of the owners of this six-bedroom village hotel – it is all about the guest experience.
Travel-weary visitors feel immediately at home in the light, airy spaces where every detail reflects a concern for harmony of the whole. The six peaceful and spacious rooms are furnished and equipped to provide homeliness and independence in a fully serviced but unobtrusive environment.
From the rooftop terrace the views cannot be overstated: serene, mesmerizing, magnificent – a place for quiet contemplation and playful paddling in the Moorish fountain.
Visitors are welcome at village celebrations marking the passage of the year - from the riotous three-day festival in August to the simple solemnity of Semana Santa processions. Quiet trails meander from village to village, from local bar to bar, an opportunity to meet the locals and share their culture. Whilst the villagers can be shy and stare at strangers, they are eager to chat if you attempt just a little Spanish or French.
Above all, Los Castaños continues the Arab tradition of hospitality to strangers offering creature comforts in an ambiance of light and air, the essential elements of harmony. Esta en tu casa is our mission and motto! – Make yourself at home.



Included services

Wifi ( Rooms )  
Wifi ( Common Areas )  
Breakfast Buffet ( Moroccan )
Breakfast Buffet ( International )  
Selection of articles for Bath / Shower
12 Hour Reception
24 Hour Reception
On-site Parking
Parking near the lodging
Swimming Pool  
Baby Cot
Pets allowed
Allows Children / better: child-friendly property
Courtesy Tea/Coffee  
Daily Room Service
Luggage Storage
Establishment Authorized to Serve Alcoholic Beverages


Television ( Rooms )
TV Lounge  
Air Conditioning ( Heat and Cold )
Air Conditioning ( Cold )
Hairdryer ( Rooms )  
Suitable for the Disabled
Refrigerator ( Rooms )
Microwave ( Rooms )
Electric Kettle ( Rooms )  
Coffee Pot ( Rooms )
Kitchenette ( Rooms )
Kitchen ( Common Areas )
Safe Deposit Box ( Establishment )
Safe Deposit Box ( Rooms )
Establishment Authorized to Serve Alcoholic Beverages
Smoking Rooms
Terrace (Common Areas)  
Rooms with Terrace
Rooms with Balcony  

Services with extra charge

Mini Bar (Rooms)  
Laundry Service for Guests  


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Los Castaños
Calle Iglesia, 40
Cartajima (MálagaSpain

Telephone  (0034) 952180778

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