4-star Hotel / Parador
HCUX3, Ronda, Andalucia
Elegant parador in Ronda, set in the old town hall, with fantastic views to the gorge
In the centre of the city, in a privileged place, next to the emblematic New Bridge of Ronda and its gorge, this Parador, is set in Ronda's former Town Hall.
With unique views over the Tajo river and the surrounding mountains, there are balconies in each of the rooms. All feature satellite TV and are air conditioned during the summer months.
You can take a bath and lie in the sun in its gardens with a seasonal swimming pool.
78 rooms including standard doubles, superior doubles, junior suites and suites all with en-suite bathrooms.
Outdoor pool (seasonal) and garden with stunning views
Parking – Not bookable in advance (18EUR/day)
Bar and Restaurant
Lovely dining room where breakfast is served.
Andalusian cuisine is on offer at the Parador's restaurant, which uses local produce, including meats and cheeses.
Hotel Facilities24 Hour Reception
WiFi all areas
Shared Lounge / TV Area
No smoking in hotel
Sports and WellbeingSwimming Pool (outdoor, seasonal)
Room facilities (all rooms)En-suite bathroom
Fridge / Minibar
Safe deposit box
DiningRestaurant, open to the public
Bar, open to the public, serving drinks and light snacks
Packed lunch service
AccessibilityFacilities adapted for guests with reduced mobility
Parking space adapted for guests with reduced mobility
ParkingGarage parking (extra charge)
Electric vehicle charging station
PetsNo pets allowed
Perhaps the most famous of Andalucia’s famous ‘Pueblos Blancos’, the picturesque ‘white villages’ which stretch over the southern mountains, Ronda is so much more than a pretty face.
The current village was settled in Roman times but there have been settlements since the Celtic period (600 BC) and evidence of human occupation since Neolithic times in the rock paintings of nearby Cueva de la Pileta.
After the Romans came the Visgoths, followed by eight centuries of Moorish rule ending in 1485 with the Reconquista, though the village was a refuge for Moriscos (covert Muslims) for some time afterwards.
Each passing culture has left its mark not least in the three bridges – Romano, Arabe and Nuevo -which span the vertiginous gorges. There are Moorish baths dating back to the 13th century and Spain’s oldest bullring where the peculiarities of the ‘art’ were developed by the local Romero family.
In more recent times Orson Welles and Hemmingway both spent summers here, spreading its fame worldwide, the latter using it as inspiration for a Civil War scene the book For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Ronda sits at the gateway to the Grazalema Nature Park, popular with bird watchers and botanists alike. The limestone sierra, riddled with caves,rises up to over 1600m and is home to many vultures including the threatened Egyptian Vulture.Visit Ronda's famous bridges, baths and bullring
- Sample the local wines and tapas in the villages many bars
- Cueva de la Pileta – Neolithic rock paintings
- Guided day bird-watching & nature walks
- White villages – Grazalema, Zahara de la Sierra
- Setenil de las Bodegas, built into the rock
- Horse-riding, hot-air ballooning, canoeing…