Arriving in Ronda was an adventure in itself, but the views from our hotel were something that’s hard to forget.
Here is a short review of my stay in Hotel Don Miguel, in the middle of this summer.
The hotel is a family business run by a local family in Ronda. Located in what looks like an old family home, which has expanded to a few neighbouring buildings that all offer accommodation to guests.
There are lots of accommodation options in Ronda and this place caught my eye not just because of the location, but also amazing value for money if you’re in need of a family room, like me.
Hotel Don Miguel sits at the edge of the cliff right at the end of Puento Romano, the most famous bridge in Ronda.
From the hotel, you’re are a short walk away to all the main sights in town and also very close to the Plaze del Toros.
Opposite the hotel is a pharmacy, few souvenir shops and just around the corner one of the best restaurants I have visited on my stay.
If you arrive with a bus, it’s only about 10 minutes walk to get to the hotel, or a very short taxi journey.
The hotel has an option for an accommodation with breakfast, which I did not take but ended up having late breakfast there on one of the mornings.
I’m not sure if this was an exceptional time (a lot of covid restrictions still in place), but the standard buffer breakfast was replaced by a dry roll filled with jamon (ham), cheese and butter with jam in plastic containers.
After the waiter recovered from a shock when I told him we don’t eat meat, we were served toasts with jam and butter and coffee.
Breakfast in Andalusia is usually a low key affair which involves some sort of pastry and coffee, so if you want proper food that fills you up, buffet breakfast is the best option.
In the evenings, we would come back to the hotel to enjoy a glass of wine in the restaurant terrace which was open till late. At that time it’s already very quiet so you can only hear the stream running down under the rocks and the guitar player who performs in the restaurant on Saturday nights.
I can’t comment on the food quality as we chose to dine in and around the city and not in the hotel.
There are three types of rooms available in the hotel, standard double rooms, double rooms with bridge view and double rooms with view of the Plaza de Espana.
Some of these also have a terrace where you can sit and enjoy the views of Puente Romano.
Initially I wanted to book a room with a terrace, but they did not have an extra bed option for that one, so we ended up with family room and bridge views.
The room was super spacious, with just one window that provided enough daylight. We had a little nook with chairs and table.
Opposite the front door were huge wardrobes with plenty of space for storing clothes and a very spacious family bathroom with walk in shower.
Even though it was middle of the summer, the room did not get hot or noisy.
I had a lovely stay at the hotel and can’t stress enough what wonderful location it had and how it felt like waking up to this view each morning.
The staff was super friendly and I loved the fact that it felt like staying in boutique hotel as opposed to one of the usual hotel chains.
My only criticism would be regarding lack of the coffee/tea facilities in the room.
If you want one of the best views in Ronda, this is the place to be!