Hotels in Gaucín
Gaucin offers a hotel in the centre of the village: La Fructuosa plus another in the nearby vllage of Benabarra. There are a number of hostals in the village and just outside, on the road towards Jimena.
Nestled in the picturesque mountain village of Gaucín in Andalucía, small hotels offer an enchanting and intimate escape into the heart of Spain's rural beauty. Gaucín, perched high in the Serranía de Ronda, with its narrow winding streets, white-washed buildings adorned with colourful flowerpots, and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.
These small hotels, often family-run, seamlessly blend with the village's traditional architecture, providing guests with an authentic experience. The warm hospitality of the locals, combined with the cosy ambiance of these establishments, creates a welcoming atmosphere that distinguishes Gaucín as a charming place to stay.
Visitors can expect personalised service, locally inspired décor, and a genuine connection to the community. Many of the small hotel, guest houses and apartments boast terraces or balconies that offer panoramic views of the mountains and valleys, providing a tranquil retreat for guests seeking relaxation. Gaucín's small hotels serve as ideal bases for exploring the region's rich cultural heritage, hiking trails, and nearby historical sites. Whether savoring traditional cuisine, strolling through the cobblestone streets, or simply enjoying the serenity of the mountains, a stay in Gaucín's small hotels promises an unforgettable experience, immersed in the charm of Andalucía.
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Hotel Nacional, sadly closed in 2002; this family-run establishment opened in 1827 and was a local institution for almost two centuries. Known as Hotel Inglés due to the sheer number of British officers stationed in Gibraltar who visited, traveling along the old Roman road, Camino de Gibraltar, to enjoy the cool mountain air, the hotel then changed its name during the Civil War. The hotel played host to a number of famous guests throughout its long existence, from royalty to writers and politicians: an Austrian Archduke (in 1888), the Marques de Larios, La Chata (Isabel de Borbon, sister of King Alfonso XIII), bullfighter El Algabeño, painter Maruja Mallo (in 1927), playwright Francisco Nieva, ex-Empress of Persia, Farah Diba (in 1991), singer Sade, and ex-President of the Junta de Andalucia Manuel Chaves.