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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 359 Reviews
Totally lovely
Reviewed 19 hours ago

I don't understand what decides stars for hotels because this one is apparently 3* but I would give it 5 plus. It's in a beautiful location, there is loads of outside space, the restaurant is astonishingly good and the staff so hospitable. I've stayed in lots of 5* hotels which are not a patch on this. Maybe because you don't have a stroppy room maid wheeling a trolley of mass-produced shampoos down the corridor in the morning ? Instead you have views galore, so many terraces and indoor sitting areas, peace, comfortable bedrooms and cool bathrooms, space, and great views. If you're in the area, stay here! Alice

Lovely place to stay and eat!
Reviewed 1 day ago

We only stayed one night but it was lovely. The pool, though cold, was a great place to lie in the sun. Drinks in the bar before dinner was a perfect place to relax.
Now to dinner. The chateaubriand was wonderful and the Rioja was a perfect accompaniment. Service was a light touch and non-intrusive but knowledgable when needed.
Buffet breakfast was also delicious. We’ll be back.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully situated castle hotel in the hills between Malaga and Marbella.
We did stay here for 2nd time, and was still as good as 3 years ago.
Spacious clean rooms, good restaurant, good service. Recommended.

Amazing couple of days in a castle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have recently returned from Castillo de Monda for a work away day trip.
The castle itself was beautiful, with the gardens, terraces and pool area all wonderfully maintained. We were very lucky and the weather was amazing, and the views from the hotel were breathtaking.
Joy from the events team looked after us and couldn't have been more helpful and flexible with arranging our stay for us.
The rest of the hotel team were also some of the friendliest and most helpful I've ever encountered - making the whole group feel at home immediately and throughout our stay.
The hotel is perched on the top of a hill, however it is surprisingly quick to walk down into the village of Monda where there are a couple of small bars and restaurants. Obviously the walk back up is a little more challenging, however again, surprisingly quick.
Overall, everyone in the group had the most fantastic time and would certainly recommend the hotel to all.

Reviewed 1 month ago

Spectacular place. Unfortunately Room 700 was a real let down. Beautiful room and patio BUT the main extractor fan from the kitchen was rumbling above our heads and the patio, despite spectacular views, absolutely reeked of fried food. We had to leave as there were apparently no other rooms available (even though couples arrived well after us!) Not impressed by the very unsympathetic attitude of the receptionist.