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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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Overview

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

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 355 Reviews
Fantastic find, fab little escape
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as I laid eyes on this fabulous building I knew I was in for a treat. And, no surprise, I loved every minute of it. From check-in to check-out we were very well treated by the lovely and chatty staff. Our room in the tower had the most amazing views and a luxurious but not stuffy feel about it. The only negative was a rather small and very cold bathroom. Dinner was a highlight as well, with a very varied menu to choose from and beautifully presented,served by a very smiley and talkative waitress. Highly recommended for anyone who would like to stay in an exceptional building and can appreciate imaginative good food!

Another wonderful lunch at the Castillo
Reviewed 1 month ago

We have been visiting the Castillo for lunch several times a year for a few years now, often with our friends in tow.
It is by far the best food to be had anywhere in the area, the staff are excellent and the views sublime. Booking a table is always the first thing on our friends agendas when they come to stay with us and we find it no hardship.
Lovely meal today, my husband raved about the chick pea and prawn starter and my main and dessert were both yummy.
Will be returning...

Enchanting castle
Reviewed 1 month ago

We’ve been wanting to stay at the Castillo de Monda for a couple of years, having read the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor.

Well we finally had the chance to spend New Year here, and the experience lived up to expectations.

From the moment we arrived, we felt welcomed and looked after by the staff.

Our room overlooked the mountains and certainly added to the feeling that we were staying in a castle.

The food was excellent and staff were all charming, efficient and professional and seemed to be proud to be working there.

The New Year’s Eve event was a highlight, with an imaginative menu and a well thought out choice of wines to match each course.

We noticed with interest a negative review from a family staying at the same time. I think they must have been staying at a different hotel as their experience was the polar opposite of ours.

If you want to stay in a bland corporate hotel with flatscreen TVs, in room fridges and rainstorm showers, this is not the place for you.

If you want to switch off from modern life, savour the moment, and enjoy the warm service and fantastic food, then go!

A fantastic start to 2019
Reviewed 1 month ago

What a great way to start the New Year in this lovely hotel. The staff are so friendly and professional that they almost outshine this stunning location! The rooms are spacious but unfussy and traditionally furnished and ours had an enormous bath complete with whirlpool. The food is exceptional- unusual but brilliant flavour combinations and imaginatively presented. Thanks again to the whole team - you have something very special here..

The castle of Holland
Reviewed 2 months ago

This hotel is a old castle reformed recently.
It have beautiful views and the rooms are big and comfortables. But they are not well preserved. In the shower there aren’t light. The whirlpool tub does not work. And finally, the offers on the web are not well explained. We had a bad expierence with the Special dinner at the end of the year.
We noted that it didn’ have a good coordination in the management of the hotel.