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What We Love

  • An unforgettable stay in an idyllic hilltop castle in the mountains near MarbellaThe castle's superb setting, on a hill at the heart of a quaint village
  • Having Marbella and Málaga within reach for afternoons at the beach
  • Enjoying a leisurely meal at the fine dining restaurant, before taking in all the fresh air you need on the patio

What To Know

  • The drive up to the hotel is very steep, but it's worth the climb for stunning views of Monda
  • Rooms have WiFi but no TVs
  • Free breakfast and onsite parking
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A tranquil and secluded stay at a hilltop castle in a pretty Spanish village in southern Spain

The Lowdown

A truly unique and mesmerising experience awaits at Castillo de Monda: set on a hilltop overlooking the white-washed village of Monda, this traditionally-styled castle offers tranquillity, serenity and spectacular views over the valley and sea. An intimate boutique hotel, it offers pristine, white-walled accommodation filled with natural light, and a laid-back atmosphere from its outdoor swimming pool and patio through to its fine dining restaurant.
You’ll be situated a 50-minute drive from the city of Málaga and a mere half-hour from Marbella, two fabulous coastal cities with vibrant nightlife and beaches to beat, so you’ll never be too far from a tan, sea breeze and sundowner. For a more relaxing experience, Monda itself is perfectly nestled in a mountainous landscape, serving up as much peace and quiet as you’ll ever need. While here, venture to Plaza de la Ermita, visit the Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol and visit the local Mudejar olive oil mill.

How to Get There

Castillo de Monda
Calle de la Villeta, 6
Malaga, 29110 Spain


4.5 Very Good 346 Reviews
Superb last minute deal at this boutique hotel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Set at the top of the village (a very steep drive up that requires commitment!) this is a lovely historic yet modern hotel with all the amenities you could need. We visited in winter so can't comment on the pool and spa, but would love to return again. It's a sprawling hotel but with many nooks and crannies to enjoy a moment to reflect on the fabulous views. We walked down into Monda and it wasn't as bad as it looked in terms of steepness, but I guess we are quite fit :) Staff were wonderful, room lovely - clean, and best of all no TV's! Particularly liked the residents room by the bar for relaxing with a book and a coffee! Overall very impressed and will return.

Fab restaurant
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel during the summer and enjoyed returning today with friends for lunch. This time we obviously sat in the dining room with a log burner fire and the gorgeous views. We had 2 bottles of excellent red wine from Ronda and 3 courses of delicious food. 2 of us shared a Beef Wellington, cooked to absolute perfection and flavoured with truffle it was to die for! Service is friendly and efficient. This is a fabulous restaurant, hotel and venue for weddings also. We are lucky to live not very far away and look forward to returning soon.

Stunning location great food and service
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family friendly great location steel drive up to hotel better thru the village on the way down outstanding 360 views of stunning scenery staff friendly and service great. Had a very going selection on menu for snacks and evening meal.

Great restaurant
Reviewed 1 month ago

We came for a dinner as a group of 10 people. The environment was really interesting and nice. Staff was very friendly and the food although coming in relatively small but nicely served portions was really delicious. The desert was amazing too. If you are nearby I would definitely recommend it for a great lunch/dinner.

Sunday Lunch
Reviewed 1 month ago

We dropped in for lunch. The food was marvellous. Beautifully presented and the waiters were great. We would eat here again. Just as well it was so good as the drive up through Monda was difficult due to the narrow streets and tight corners.