Staying in Ronda
A pool is a nice perk regardless of where you're traveling, but in Spain's most southern region, it's one of those amenities that can truly impact your stay. An afternoon dip is refreshing during those hot summer months, but in Andalusia, pools can also come with incredible views. The best hotels with pools in Ronda follow that theme, as all offer access to the city's iconic vistas, including its surrounding valley, Puente Nuevo, El Tajo Gorge, and famous bullring. And since some of the best things to do in Ronda involve the city's viewpoints, you might as well enjoy the scenery while poolside.
Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria Wellness & Spa
This Victorian-style villa constructed in 1906 was once the home of a German poet. Today, Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria Wellness & Spa feels like a hideaway with a private park and gardens, complete with walking trails along the El Tajo Gorge. But perhaps its biggest perk is the outdoor swimming pool and hot tub with valley views. You'll also find sun loungers shaded by pine trees where you can relax during the afternoon siesta.
Other amenities at Catalonia Reina Victoria include an indoor spa with a sauna and hydrotherapy. The onsite bar serves a delicious breakfast paired perfectly with the hotel's incredible views, while the restaurant offers other meals and beautiful patio dining. You'll also be within walking distance of all the sites, shops, and restaurants. A stroll to the Puente Nuevo only takes 10 minutes, and you'll pass places like Alameda del Tajo Park, Mirador de Ronda, and the Bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda along the way.
As for the rooms, all are clean, modern, and tasteful, though we recommend superior rooms or suites with larger windows to let in more light and views of the Tajo Gorge. To truly enjoy the hotel's location, consider one of the rooms with a private terrace facing the gorge and valley, where you can enjoy breakfast in the mornings or a glass of local wine at sunset.
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Parador de Ronda
Parador de Ronda is one of the best hotels with views in Ronda, as it allows you to be on the top of it all, directly next to Puente Nuevo on the El Tajo Gorge. Since the hotel takes up three sides of a cliff, the corner rooms have incredible vistas, as do those with a balcony overlooking the gorge. And from the outdoor pool with its green lawn and sun loungers, you also can take in the iconic scenery of the surrounding valley.
Enjoy relaxing on one of the outdoor terraces and patios, You'll find a breakfast buffet in the dining room with valley views, and you can choose from the two onsite restaurants for other meals. Both have panoramic dining rooms and terraces. Standard and superior rooms, which vary in decor, are clean and comfy. But if you'd like a bit more space, opt for a duplex unit with a separate bedroom and private rooftop terrace upstairs.
Parador de Ronda feels connected to Puente Nuevo and El Tajo Gorge, fitting since it's the closest building to the bridge and sits atop the nearest cliff to the gorge. You can easily walk to all the city's sites, plus shops, restaurants, and bars. For example, the start of the El Tajo Gorge walking trail is just a five-minute walk, as is La Casa del Rey Moro.
Hotel Catalonia Ronda
Stay in the heart of Ronda, just across the street from the city's famous bullring and just two minutes from Puente Nuevo and El Tajo Gorge. Hotel Catalonia Ronda is known for its incredible rooftop terrace, which features a swimming pool overlooking the bullring and the valley that stretches out from El Tajo Gorge. The rooftop also comes with plenty of entertainment, including a restaurant and bar. Besides the rooftop pool, there's also a small spa with a large indoor hot tub, sauna, and massage services.
Hotel Catalonia Ronda pays homage to the country's late-19th and early-20th-century architecture with an impressive façade painted in yellow and white—adorned with hand-crafted iron balconies. On the inside, you'll find plenty of nods to local culture, including handpainted murals of famous artists and typical Andalusian countryside. Room categories start at superior and deluxe, with the option to upgrade to a suite. Choose a room with a balcony—some overlooking Ronda's main commercial street and the bullring—or a suite with a private pool.
You'll be within walking distance of all the major sites, and a quick two-minute stroll will take you to Puente Nuevo and Mirador de Ronda, though you can tack on a few more minutes to reach the start of the El Tajo Gorge walking trail or Puente Viejo.