Ronda Hotel El Horcajo

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Carretera Ronda - Zahara De La Sierra Km 95.5, Apdo. 149, Ronda, Costa del Sol, 29400, Spain
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 65% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Families76
  • Couples73
  • Solo0
  • Business0

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View of the Parador from across the gorgeView of the Parador from across the gorge

Rio Guadiaro valley from Plaza del CampilloRio Guadiaro valley from Plaza del Campillo

Ronda perched on its cliff above the river valleyRonda perched on its cliff above the river valley

Archway of Philipe V and Church of Padre JesusArchway of Philipe V and Church of Padre Jesus

Forum Posts

What kind of car do we need?

by Saar123

Hi,

We land in Málaga and rented a "Smart"-car to drive to Ronda and other white villages. Will this car be sufficient?

Thanks!!

Re: What kind of car do we need?

by yetist

How many people in your group?

Re: What kind of car do we need?

by piano_007

we had a Kia Picanto- was sufficient for four people. All streets are narrow.

Re: What kind of car do we need?

by sierralyndon

In my experience a small car is far better. The car rental agency we used messed up our booking, so we had to settle for a smallish car (can't remember what it was now). We were very annoyed with them, but were later thankful because in many of the roads esp. in the smaller villages around Andalucia were very narrow and it was quite tricky manouvering through them. There was no way we would have made it to our hotel in Arco in a bigger car as we just managed to squeeze through two buildings very, very close together. A Smart is tiny, it's a two-seater with almost no space for luggage, fine for drives but not sure it would work if you're going to have suitcases as well. Whatever you do, just make sure the car's air-conditioner is works well.

Re: What kind of car do we need?

by Saar123

Thanks a lot!!

Re: What kind of car do we need?

by paulinuk2u

usefull site andalucia.com

Re: What kind of car do we need?

by ricky52

I managed with a Opel Astra type car which is bigger than those described in this question. I managed fine and the narrow streets were not a problem.

Re: What kind of car do we need?

by Ribeirasacra

Yes a small car is good idea. But please change you car. The car is far too small. It was designed as city car. Here is a wikipedia link to tell you more.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_(automobile)
As a car buff I would say the car is crap. Small, not so fast, and uncomfortable for long journeys. As ilargitxo says there are better European cars around which are suitable for the job.

Re: What kind of car do we need?

by ricky52

The trouble with the smart car is, I think that you will need two of them, one for each foot (roller skates) Lol

Re: What kind of car do we need?

by Saar123

Thanks a lot for your answers, but just to be clear: We are just 2 people with little luggage. I just want to know if the car is good to drive in the mountains and villages. We are not planning to drive along the whole of andalucia, we are there for just one week...

Re: What kind of car do we need?

by ricky52

It will be a little under powered for the climb up the mountain, it won't be as comfotable either on a long drive.
Probably a great little car for towns and cities, but next to useless on a long run.

Travel Tips for Ronda

Atop the Tajo Gorge

by karenincalifornia

The immense Tajo Gorge runs through Ronda. No matter where you are on the bluffs, you'll have a gorgeous view. The town is on top of the bluff. Hiking trails wind through the gorge. In the valley below are miles of olive groves and vineyards.

Spanish wines

by karenincalifornia

For the most part, the Spanish wines we tried on our visit were excellent. We often went with the restaurant's recommendations, since we were unfamiliar with many of the wines. Just a small number of Spanish wines are widely sold in the US, so that makes it difficult to know much about the Spanish wines. Most of the wines available in Spain are not found in the US. This Liabalis produced by Castillo de Maetierra, a fruity white, was excellent, and I doubt I will find it in the US, so it was a real treat.

CONVENT DE LA MERCED

by LoriPori

Walk up the hill from the Bullring and you will find yourself at the foot of the Carmelite Convent CONVENT DE LA MERCED. The first Carmelites were male hermits, former pilgrims and crusaders who dedicated themselves to a life of austerity, poverty and prayer. The life attracted enough devout seekers of salvation to make the order one of the largest and most influential brotherhoods of the Middle Ages.
Almost from the beginning, women wanted to emulate the lives of the Carmelite monks. The Sisters in the Convent at Ronda, belong to the Mercedarian order which was established in the 16th century. It is a cloistered order devoted to prayer, penance and perpetual abstinence.

Plaza de Toros

by Carmela71

The other most interesting item is Ronda's Plaza de Toros

It is thought to be the oldest bull-ring in Spain (first half of the 18C). When there are no fights, the bullring is open to visitors, and has a museum.

I did not enter as I am not much fan of bullrings and bullfighting lol and there was always a long qeue

Itinerary: Stop 2 Tajo?s Tree Lines Avenue

by Carmela71

After seeing the merceds convent, go to this park to get the wonderfull views of the valle.

Follow the park till the bullring, where you can also go to the tourist office close to it, to ask for a free map.

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