Castillo de Monda
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
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.
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Visited the hotel 15 years ago when it was British owned now it is Dutch owned. The hotel is worth a visit just to see the style and also the views from the terraces. We only had light refreshments and the staff were extremely friendly and obliging.
This hotel is absolutely superb, located on the top of a huge hill, with wonderful views out over the mountains and nearby village. Our room was lovely, the hotel spotlessly clean. Food was to a high standard, we ate in the main restaurant one night, meal was delicious, the pool is salt water and a little chilly but once you are in it’s fine. The staff are very accommodating and if they can help they will. I highly recommend this hotel.
We loved our stay here, the renovated castle is beautiful with a lovely green terrace giving views of the village and surrounding countryside.
The food selection is good and staff happily adjusted meals to suit my dietary needs, service is fantastic in every way.
Monda is a short walk away with a few bars and restaurants if you fancy exploring the lovely village.
The rooms were spacious and serviced every day, the hotel itself was always spotless.The pool area is perched overlooking Monda and very relaxing.
However be aware the drive up to the hotel is extremely steep with hairpin bends all the way up, this was the only part I disliked about the property. Overall I would recommend for sure!
Staying in a castle is definitely an experience we'll remember. It is wonderful to stay in a place so steeped in history with such amazing views over the surrounding countryside. Lots of interesting features and nooks and crannies to be found where ever you look. There are also some very pleasant outdoor seating areas. The pool was welcome on a hot day and last but not least, all the staff were both helpful and friendly throughout our stay. Monda is a pretty little village with some lovely little tapas bars and village squares. Would absolutely recommend the Castillo de Monda and Monda itself for a short relaxing break and a chance to see the charms of a small Spanish village that is not overrun with tourists. We are already thinking of going back again sometime for the festival of lights in nearby Guaro.
I don't know about the hotel quality as I didn't stay there but for lunch or dinner this is a must. Have a pre-meal drink on the terrace with 360° panoramic view. Order a spirit and they will list the brands available. Restaurant very good with excellent choice of international dishes. Lovely locally baked bread and extensive wine list including a selection from a local vineyard in Cartama. Log fire in winter gives cosy, romantic atmosphere. Would be 5 star but for a couple of service faux pas which I'm sure they can fix. Ambience fabulous, friendly staff and excellent food. Try it... I don't thing you will be disappointed.