This lodge on stilts (to catch all the views) stands alone in 22 acres of manicured grounds looking across the Serrania de Ronda mountain range. The plateau is studded with pueblos blancos (white villages) and criss-crossed with excellent hiking, horse riding and cycling trails. Navigable rivers are perfect for canoeing.
All seven bedrooms have en suites; some have fireplaces. Gather friends or family for a party or special occasion and don’t lift a finger – massages, yoga and treatments can all be arranged; chill out by the pool; plan your evening menu with suggestions from expert chefs. Eat fresh, local, mostly organic suppers by candlelight on the elegant patio.
The hotel, with its doors open to you is a ten-minute drive. Ronda is a short drive, as well as the bridge, the bullring, Arabic baths and Moorish Palace (La Casa del Rey Moro) it has plenty of tapas bars – the regional special is Rondeño chorizo, delicious bite-sized paprika-infused sausages.