The best boutique hotels in Ronda make your stay truly memorable with perks like outdoor pools, spas, restaurants, and incredible views. Some of our top picks sit right on city cliffs, with many offering views of Puente Nuevo, El Tajo Gorge, the surrounding valleys, or even sites like the famous bullring.

Staying in Ronda

Watch the sunset over Ronda and its Puente Nuevo

Though it's an option to enjoy Ronda on a day trip from cities like Málaga, Seville, or Cádiz, it's worth staying at least a couple of nights to truly enjoy the city's charms. Admiring the views and Puente Nuevo and El Tajo Gorge at sunrise, sunset, and dusk all feel like a different experience, and you can only do that by making the city a hub for a few days. Plus, some of the best things to do in Ronda require a little extra time, such as going on a winery tour, hiking in the national parks, braving the famous Caminito del Rey gorge trail, or visiting a few white villages. 

 As for where to stay, the best boutique hotels in Ronda offer all the perks that make this city so appealing. Sleep atop the cliffs and marvel at the views, relax in spas, swim in outdoor pools, admire the hotels' history, or dine at the onsite restaurants, many with outdoor terraces overlooking the bridge, gorge, or valley.

Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria Wellness & Spa

MID-RANGE

Enjoy the elaborate grounds with a pool and walking trails (Photo courtesy of Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria)

This Victorian-style villa constructed in 1906 was once the home of a German poet and got our top pick for the best mid-range boutique hotels in Ronda. Today, Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria Wellness & Spa offers some of the city's best views and 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 and hot tub with valley views, plus 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. Onsite 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.

Parador de Ronda

MID-RANGE

Bright, airy rooms with views (Photo courtesy of 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 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 onsite restaurants for other meals. Both have panoramic dining rooms and terraces. 

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

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Hotel Catalonia Ronda

MID-RANGE

Rooftop bar, terrace, and restaurant (Photo courtesy of 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 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.

The property's main highlight is its entertaining rooftop terrace, 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 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.

Hotel Maestranza

STANDARD

Simple, modest rooms (Photo courtesy of Hotel Maestranza)

Hotel Maestranza offers a very central location just across the street from the Bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda and just two minutes to the Puente Nuevo and Mirador de Ronda. This is one of the best standard boutique hotels in Ronda and a perfect choice if you're after a walkable hotel. A quick walk will take you to all the sites, including Alameda del Tajo Park, both the old and new bridges, Plaza del Socorro, and much more. And since you'll be so central, there are plenty of restaurants and cafés just around the corner and down the street. 

From the exterior, Hotel Maestranza is a beautiful historical building with traditional iron balconies and wood window frames. The hotel also has a passion for local wine, which you can enjoy in its onsite restaurant, SenSur Gastrobar. If you were to stay at a different accommodation in Ronda, you'd surely find this eatery on its list of recommendations, as it's one of the best in the city and comes with a very extensive wine menu. You can also sip a glass or two in the lounge. 

Bedrooms and bathrooms are pretty standard—no-frills and just the basics, though perfectly clean and comfortable. Each has a minifridge, kettle, desk, and modern bathrooms (some with a tub/shower combo). Families can book triple rooms with three twin beds.

Soho Boutique Palacio San Gabriel

STANDARD

Cozy rooms and lounges (Photo courtesy of Soho Boutique Palacio San Gabriel)

Spend your nights in a former 19th-century palace in Ronda's most historic area. ​​Soho Boutique Palacio San Gabriel maintains the building's character, and you'll see many historical elements in the rooms, too. Enjoy details like four-poster and canopy beds, dark-wood furniture, and antique headboards. Though some rooms feel a little outdated, you'll still find fresh, modern bedding and clean, spacious bathrooms. A few units can fit a third bed, so the hotel works well if traveling with kids.

Families might also like the projector room for watching movies, but you can also relax in the restored Andalusian patio, fireside lounge with a library, or historic cellar (where you can sip wine). The hotel also serves a daily breakfast buffet and is happy to arrange nearby parking, for a fee, if you have a car.

But you certainly don't need a car in Ronda's city center, as all the sites are walkable from Palacio San Gabriel. You'll find the hotel just south of Puente Nuevo, a four-minute walk away. The streets here are incredibly charming and narrow, and you'll be next door to two small museums, one with paintings by Joaquín Peinado and the other with a preserved Nasrid-Dynasty house. You'll also be near the Tajo Gorge trail, the perfect place to take photos at sunrise, sunset, and night (the route is paved and lit).

La Bola Suites

STANDARD

Comfy apartments in Ronda (Photo courtesy of La Bola Suites)

Enjoy modern, airy, and bright apartments with trendy decor, kitchens, and seating areas at La Bola Suites. Choose from studios or one- or two-bedroom units in the city center and within walking distance of grocery stores and the main sites. Enjoy strolling through Ronda's charming streets to places like Puente Nuevo, Puente Viejo, the Mirador de Ronda, the Bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda, and the 19th-century Alameda del Tajo Park.

You can choose studios or one- or two-bedroom apartments, all with modern furnishings and decor. La Bola Suites has flats on two streets, with units on Calle Alameda keeping things bright and trendy with neutral tones and small kitchens (no oven). The Plaza Carmen Abela units are bigger with dark wood elements and black-and-white decor, plus full kitchens with ovens and private terraces. 

La Bola Suites were the first apartment accommodation in Ronda, and they found it important to keep a reception to welcome you to your apartment, though you can check in 24 hours. Guests can enjoy a shared rooftop terrace (if staying on Calle Alameda since the units at the other location have private balconies). You also have nearby parking at an additional cost.