Luxury hotel holiday Parador de Ronda Andalusia

On the very edge of this famous Pueblo Blanco, the four-star Parador de Ronda enjoys a spectacularly dramatic location on a promontory that gives way to the ravine of River Tagus. Despite its tight location, the hotel benefits from a lawn area with an outdoor pool (seasonal), as well as a restaurant and cafe.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Malaga
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de Ronda, Ronda

Parador de Ronda is a comfortable 4-star hotel in an excellent central location for exploring the historic town of Ronda. Stunning views, serene gardens and delicious local cuisine and luxurious accommodation afford guests a truly relaxing and restorative retreat.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is located next to the Puente Nuevo bridge

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Malaga Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is 80-minutes' drive from Malaga Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Bar, Lounge and Café, Seasonal Outdoor Pool, Room Service, Shop, Free WiFi, Secure Underground Parking (chargeable), Laundry.

Complimentary

WiFi.

Out and about nearby

Plaza de Espana, Puente Nuevo, Plaza de Tores bullring, Ronda' Old Town, National parks of Sierra de la Grazalema, Sierra de las Nieves and Los Alcornocales.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£890

Holiday Code EXH1571

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de Ronda, Ronda

On the very edge of the city, the four-star Parador de Ronda enjoys a spectacularly dramatic location on a promontory that gives way to the ravine of River Tagus. With the city's bullring to one side and the iconic Puente Nuevo on the other, this is a setting of cultural significance as well as extreme natural beauty. The structure itself - a former town hall building - shows a multitude of architectural influences, but from its entrance off Plaza Espana, its origins are no surprise. There is a formality about this side of the property, yet breach this facade and towards the rear of the property you will find architecture with a more contemporary Mediterranean style. Amid manicured lawns, gently sloped orange roofing and an ivy-clad facade mean that, despite the hotel's size and location, it by no means sacrifices a sense of Spanish charm. Away from the bustle of the plaza, the grounds beside the ravine's sheer edge are your own private corner of Ronda, where exquisite views accompany poolside relaxation. A leisurely ease continues to reverberate through the hotel; elegant and sophisticated, the interiors are furnished with antique furniture beside modern tapestries and contemporary fixtures. This is also true of guestrooms which, no matter where the room is located, guarantee superb views in all directions. The dining room promises a hearty menu of meats, game and seafood, which is informed by the cuisines of the Mediterranean and the mountains of Cadiz, but for light snacks and beverages the café with its terrace is an excellent venue.

Room descriptions

Parador de Ronda has 78 rooms and suites with air conditioning, heating, satellite TV, safe, minibar, telephone, hairdryer and WiFi.

Double Room
Superior Double Room
Duplex Room

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£890

Holiday Code EXH1571

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de Ronda, Ronda

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Parador de Ronda, Ronda, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Malaga, Seville or Granada. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. If you are combining this hotel with stays elsewhere, you may want to consider flying into one airport and out of another. We can arrange this for you. The hotel is about 1 hour 20 minutes’ drive from Malaga airport and we recommend that we book for you either a private car transfer or a hire-car, depending on the itinerary.

Additional information

Children: Children are welcome and those under 2 years stay for free. For children under 13 years there are special rates when sharing a room with 2 parents.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£890

Holiday Code EXH1571

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de Ronda, Ronda

About Andalusia

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Andalusia offers the chance to explore a holiday destination famed for its indulgent climate and coastal appeal. The region cannot deny its fair share of sun, sea and sand, but what is often neglected to mention is the region's immense variety. Comprising of eight unique provinces, Andalusia spans west to east from the wetlands and the Atlantic Ocean to the deserts and the popular Costa del Sol on the Mediterranean Sea. Poised at the southern-most tip of the Iberian Peninsula, Andalusia acts as a gateway between the European and African continents, harbouring a myriad of influences that speak of the layers of civilisation that have roamed and inhabited the land. From the vibrant cities to the tiny white-washed villages, from vast sierras to the extensive coastline, Andalusia is a region of contrasts which promises an authentic luxury holiday.

Highlights of Andalusia

With 800km of coastline, there are plenty of beaches to choose from - facing the Atlantic are the long, sandy beaches of the Costa de la Luz, extending south from the Portuguese border to Tarifa; covering the area between Malaga and Gibraltar is the famous Costa del Sol, known for its numerous beach resorts which range from the cheap and cheerful to exclusive luxury; to the south of Granada is the Costa Tropical, a stretch of coast with sandy coves and a pleasant microclimate; and to the east is the more rugged Costa de Almeria. A number of luxury resorts and hotels are located along each of these coastlines. Surrounding Granada is the Sierra Nevada, a mountain range where the Spanish mainland's highest peak can be found and home to white-washed mountain villages. In the far east of Andalusia is the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park, the largest protected area in Spain where you can find hiking trails, mountain villages and many wild animals. Further south is The Cabo de Gata Natural Park, a land and sea reserve near Almeria which is home to unspoilt scenery and an abundance of wildlife. In the west of the region is the Doñana National Park, an extensive area in the delta of the Guadalquivir River which includes marshland and sand dunes and is a breeding ground of the endangered Iberian Lynx. Thanks to the region's great variety in landscapes, culture and cuisine, a luxury holiday to Andalusia is sure to be a delightful experience.

Cultural highlights of Andalusia

Many of the Andalusia's cultural highlights can be found in the three Moorish cities of Cordoba, Granada and Seville, all of which are home to a number of excellent luxury hotels. Cordoba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former centre of Muslim control during Andalusia's colonisation by the Islamic Empire. At the city's heart is the astounding Mezquita de Cordoba, a mediaeval mosque turned Catholic cathedral with endless Moorish arches, columns and glinting tiles of vibrant hues. Other highlights include the fascinating Jewish quarter and Roman ruins galore. Nearer the coast is Granada, where Islamic rule endured the longest and the magical Alhambra remains as a monument to this legacy. A 9th century palace fortress, it guards over the city from an elevated crag amongst vast, aromatic gardens. To the west, on the peaceful plains of River Guadalquivir, Seville quietly awaits discovery along with its three World Heritage Sites: the Alcazar palace, the gothic Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies. Other towns and cities of interest in Andalusia include Jerez de la Frontera, where you can visit the sherry bodegas which make the city famous and watch the dressage displays which are held at The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art; Cadiz, the oldest city in Europe which is surrounded almost entirely by water; Ronda, a spectacular city which is split in half by a narrow gorge; Malaga, birthplace of Picasso and home to a Museum which displays a collection of his work; the small town of Baeza, where you can find stunning examples of Renaissance architecture; and Almeria, a coastal city which is dominated by the Alcazaba, the largest Moorish fortress in Spain. During your stay in Andalusia make sure to witness the seductive art of flamenco. Alluring, passionate and cathartic, it's easy to understand how this gypsy tradition has become one of the most familiar emblems of Spanish culture.

Festivals in Andalusia

There are a huge number of local festivals held in villages, towns and cities throughout Andalusia, many of which have a religious significance. 5 January: Three Kings parades, February: Shrove Tuesday Carnivals, February: Seville Tapas Fair, February to March: Jerez Flamenco Festival, March/April: Holy week celebrations, April to October: Seville Bullfighting season, April/May: Seville Spring Fair, April/May: Úbeda Classical Music Festival, Mid May: Jerez Horse Fair, June to July: Granada Music & Dance Festival, June - July: Cordoba Guitar Festival, August: Malaga Summer Fair, September: Ronda bullfighting festival, November: Granada Jazz Festival.

Gastronomy in Andalusia

Cuisine in Andalusia is diverse, varying throughout the region and combining Arabic flavours with more common Mediterranean ingredients such as seafood, olive oil and an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables. As the birthplace of tapas, Andalusia is an excellent place to try the snacks which are often served free with drinks in Granada. Other Andalusian specialities include Serrano ham from the Sierra Nevada and sherry from Jerez de la Frontera, as well as dishes such as ‘Ajo blanco’ (a white gazpacho), ‘Espetos de sardina’ (roasted sardines), ‘Huevos a la flamenca’ (baked eggs with vegetables) and ‘Fritura de pescado’ (mixed fried fish).

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