At a Glance
|Catalonia Reina Victoria||Parador de Ronda||Catalonia Ronda||Montelirio||Casa Palacio VillaZambria|
|Best For||Pampering||History||Location||Unique setting||Trail access|
In a lavish Victorian-style villa
Spa with pools, massages & saunas
Panoramic terrace, outdoor pools & walking trails
Cliff-side overlooking the Tajo Gorge
Outdoor pool & rooftop terrace
Set in the former Town Hall building
Rooms with views
Set across from the bullring
Rooftop terrace & restaurant with views
Small spa area
Family rooms with bunk beds
The property hugs the cliffs next to Puente Nuevo
In the Old Town & next to the gorge trail
Traditional Andalusian courtyard
Right on the gorge cliffs
Next to the El Tajo Gorge trail
Some rooms with views, private terraces & Jacuzzis
|Cons||10-minute walk to the Old Town||Some rooms feel outdated||Dark, generic rooms||Rooms can feel a bit gaudy||Could use updates|
|Rooms & Bathrooms||*****||****||**||***||***|
|Other Highlights||Al fresco dining with views||Two restaurants||Rooftop pool & hot tub||Breakfast & restaurant views||Casual fireside lounge|
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 is one of the best hotels with views in Ronda and offers beautiful 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.
Catalonia Reina Victoria Wellness & Spa feels like a hideaway with a private park and gardens, complete with walking trails along the El Tajo Gorge. You'll also find an outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub with valley views, and an indoor spa with a sauna and hydrotherapy. The on-site bar serves a delicious breakfast paired perfectly with the hotel's incredible views, while the restaurant offers other meals and beautiful patio dining. On-site parking is available for a fee, though it can't accommodate all guests, so make sure you book ahead if you have a car.
The hotel sits atop the Tajo Gorge, tucked away on the northern end of Ronda's historic center. Though not as central as other hotels in the city, you'll still be within walking distance of all the sites, shops, and restaurants. For example, 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. Learn more
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Parador de Ronda
Parador de Ronda is one of the best mid-range boutique hotels in Ronda, allowing you to be on top of it all and 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 views, as do those with a balcony overlooking the gorge. You can also opt for a duplex room with a bedroom and a private rooftop terrace upstairs, though standard and superior rooms, which vary in decor, are clean and comfy, too.
Enjoy relaxing on one of the outdoor terraces and patios, at the outdoor pool with its green lawn and sun loungers, or inside in one of the cozy lounges. You'll find a breakfast buffet in the dining room with valley views, and you can choose from the two on-site restaurants for other meals. Both have panoramic dining rooms and terraces.
Parador de Ronda feels like part of the scenery, as it's connected to Puente Nuevo and El Tajo Gorge 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. Learn more
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. 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.
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. All are modern and spacious, though they feel a little dark with simple decor. Choose a room with a balcony—some overlooking Ronda's main commercial street and the bullring—or a suite with a private pool.
Besides its superb location, the hotel's main highlight is the rooftop, complete with an outdoor pool and dining. From here, you'll enjoy a unique view right into the city's famed bullring, plus the gorge and mountains in the distance. Both the pool and rooftop bar are ideal spots to watch the sunset. Relax at the small spa with a large indoor hot tub, sauna, and massage services, and enjoy a breakfast buffet, tapas bar, and parking. Learn more
Only a few hotels sit atop the El Tajo Gorge cliffs next to the Puente Nuevo, and Hotel Montelirio is one. Set in the historic Old Town, enjoy views of the bridge and gorge from your room or the plunge pool. The on-site restaurant also offers incredible views of the gorge, resulting in a popular spot requiring reservations, especially if you want to dine on the terrace. You can also relax in the cozy lounge, and if you have a car, the hotel can arrange nearby parking for a fee.
The hotel offers standard and superior rooms, plus suites. Because the property occupies a historic home, all rooms vary in design and decor, some being brighter and more stylish than others. Some have darker color combos and outdated bedding, whereas others feel fresh with a charming vintage vibe. Opt for a room with a balcony to enjoy the hotel's famous views.
Enjoy staying in the oldest part of Ronda, which features charming streets and narrow passages. You'll be around the corner from Puente Nuevo, and down the road is where the El Tajo Gorge walking trail starts. Other attractions within walking distance include Puente Viejo, the Mirador de Los Viajeros Románticos, the Bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda, and Alameda del Tajo Park with its Mirador de Ronda. Learn more
Casa Palacio VillaZambria
Enjoy some of the best views of Puente Nuevo and El Tajo Gorge from Casa Palacio VillaZambria, a small hotel set in a historic manor right on Ronda's famous cliffs. The outside is bright, fresh, and welcoming and has incredible views, which you can enjoy from the common areas, such as the fireside lounge, dining area, and patio. The bar/café serves breakfast in the morning, which you can also enjoy on the outdoor patio overlooking the gorge.
Though the outside looks fresh and bright, the hotel's interiors are a little different. Each room offers a unique layout and look; some are more appealing than others, so we recommend choosing a specific room that matches your style. Opt for those with views of the gorge (which can make your stay more special) or junior suites with soaking tubs and private terraces.
The hotel's appeal is certainly its location atop the cliffs overlooking the El Tajo Gorge at Puente Nuevo. The views from here are truly unmatched. You'll also be within walking distance of sites like Puente Viejo, the El Tajo Gorge trail, the Bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda, and the 19th-century Alameda del Tajo Park. So although you're in the older part of town, you can still easily explore the newer area, too. Learn more