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Hotel La Fuente de la Higuera – A Hidden Gem in Ronda, Spain

Hotel La Fuente de la Higuera – A Hidden Gem in Ronda, Spain

BOUTIQUE HOTELS, EUROPE, LUXURY TRAVEL, SPAIN

Just a ten minute drive from Ronda, a charming city that you can explore during your stay, sits Hotel La Fuente de la Higuera. This hotel is a beautifully renovated and updated olive mill where traditional Spanish architecture meets post-modern design. It was one of the highlights of our recent trip to Spain. Ronda was our first stop on our Andalucía Tour with Tomas Tours.

Hotel la Fuente de la Higuera, Ronda, Spain (Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel)

Hotel la Fuente de la Higuera, Ronda, Spain (Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel)

Upon arrival, we were immediately greeted by friendly and upbeat staff who showed us to our room.  Hotel La Fuente de la Higuera has only 11 rooms in total.

Hotel la Fuente de la Higuera, Ronda, Spain (Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel)

The rooms in Hotel La Fuente de la Higuera are light and airy, designed to stimulate a relaxing and soothing atmosphere. The beautiful northwest facing Double Rooms have a stunning view of the olive grove, and the bright colors and warm wood of the furniture give a comforting feel to the space. We especially loved the mosquito netting around our bed.

Hotel la Fuente de la Higuera, Ronda, Spain (Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel)

There are no TVs in the bedrooms, but you can relax on a cool evening by your fireplace with one of the books they offer in their private library collection.

Hotel la Fuente de la Higuera, Ronda, Spain (Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel)

My suite had an ensuite bathroom which was very spacious for our personal use. It even had doors that you could open towards the outside patio area.  We decided to keep them closed, of course.  The bathroom was will equipped with fresh towels, a towel warmer, and a nice selection of Alogotherm products.

Hotel la Fuente de la Higuera, Ronda, Spain (Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel)

Hotel la Fuente de la Higuera, Ronda, Spain (Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel)

Each room comes with a terrace or garden attached.  Ours had a nice lounge chair for two and a small table facing the gardens.

Hotel la Fuente de la Higuera, Ronda, Spain (Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel)

Just outside my room was the hotel’s lounge area surrounded by plants and their honesty bar where you could help yourself to wine, beer,liquor, drinks, and snacks. We enjoyed a glass of wine right before dinner.

Hotel la Fuente de la Higuera, Ronda, Spain (Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel)

Hotel la Fuente de la Higuera, Ronda, Spain (Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel)

The unique fireplace in the hotel’s lodge area was one that we had never seen before.  It was an industrial size fireplace, and we were sure it keeps everyone warm during the cold winter days.

Hotel la Fuente de la Higuera, Ronda, Spain (Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel)

In the morning, they politely asked whether you’ll be dining in for the night, and if you are, you are asked to choose an item from the menu. They serve three meals a day just to your liking. There are plenty of vegetarian options, and dishes can easily be adjusted to accommodate any selective palettes or young children accompanying you. Yum!

When we got hungry, we wandered down to the lovely dining area.  They offer indoor and outdoor seating which is always a plus.  We preferred sitting outdoors and enjoying the fresh air, and the beautiful Andalucía scenery around us.

Hotel la Fuente de la Higuera, Ronda, Spain (Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel) Hotel la Fuente de la Higuera, Ronda, Spain (Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel)

Breakfast is a buffet of delicious foods made fresh every day, as well as  coffee, tea, or juice, as you prefer it.  We helped ourselves to some fresh pastries, Spanish hams, and cheeses.

Buffet Breakfast at Hotel la Fuente de la Higuera, Ronda, Spain (Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel)

We didn’t stay for lunch since we were touring Ronda, but it’s also a relaxed affair, with food prepared and cooked as you order, including a selection of tapas, paellas, salads and sandwiches. Dinner, however, in the real attraction!  You’ll experience fine dining every evening, served by candlelight. The food itself is prepared by chefs who have worked in Michelin-starred kitchens and use only the freshest, and organic ingredients.

Once you’ve eaten your fill, there are plenty of activities to take up your time and satisfy any whim you may have! It’s hard to beat catching rays of sunshine while lounging by the pool, but if you’re interested in more movement based activities, you can always hike the gorgeous surrounding area as an option.  Horseback riding can also be arranged for you!

Pool Area of Hotel la Fuente de La Higuera, Ronda, Spain (Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel) Pool Area of Hotel la Fuente de La Higuera, Ronda, Spain

If you venture into Ronda, there are even more activities to try out, including wineries, monuments and nature reserves that are sure to keep you busy during your stay.

The Old Bridge in Ronda Spain photo by Carmen's Luxury Travel

Hotel La Fuente de la Higuera is run by a close-knit family, so that you truly know their dedication to comfort and relaxation. The rest of the staff is courteous and efficient, and work under the assumption that there is no matter too small to attend to if it will make your stay just that much better. You’ll arrive immediately feeling like family, and you’ll leave feeling like nothing short of royalty. Go on adventures in Ronda or stay and stretch out by the hotel pool; the choice is yours!  Either way, you’re sure to feel pampered and pleased by the Hotel La Fuente de la Higuera. Whatever your choice may be, your experience is sure to be an incredible one!

Hotel La Fuente de la Higuera. Partido de los Frontones s/n Ronda, Málaga, Andalucía29400 Spain

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Carmen Edelson is the Founder and Senior Editor of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

22 Comments

  1. Jitaditya Narzary
    March 7, 2017 at 11:23 am
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    What a wonderful property! From rooms to the food, I love how everything is so colourful. Probably it is the Mediterranean sun that makes everythng so resplendent!

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 7, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      Yes, the colors here are amazing! It’s a beautiful place to spend a few days in Spain.

  2. Soumya Nambiar
    March 7, 2017 at 12:21 pm
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    I love how colorful all your photos of the property are. I would never want to leave the fireplace with the private book collection. I think I would love to try horse riding here.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      March 10, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Thanks! The fireplace in our room was very cosy as well. It’s a beautiful property to sit outside and admire the gardens and scenery.

  3. Indrani
    March 8, 2017 at 1:38 am
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    Wow! Nice place! definitely worth a stay. The fire place is indeed unique… can be called antique too I guess. 🙂
    The garden too seems so well kept. I like such places maintained by families, it gives a good homely touch.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      March 10, 2017 at 11:19 am

      The gardens were very well maintained and the family does a wonderful job of keeping their guest happy.

  4. Parnashree Devi
    March 8, 2017 at 3:04 am
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    What a stunning property. The location, interior and the rooms look absolutely fantastic. I loved the aesthetic sense of the decor of this property.

  5. Kate
    March 8, 2017 at 3:12 pm
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    What a stunning place to stay – and the view from the pool is amazing! I love exploring Spain, but have never been to this part.

  6. Claire
    March 9, 2017 at 6:08 am
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    This place looks gorgeous! I’m not sure if i’d want to jump in that bed or that bathtub first!
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  7. Adam Biernat
    March 9, 2017 at 4:07 pm
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    I would love to stay in this place 🙂 It looks fantastic and so cosy. It must be so nice to relax there, especially sitting on the terrace.

  8. Dhaval Parmar
    March 11, 2017 at 5:46 am
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    Hi,
    Thanks for this gorgeous pics about , without visit i feel awesome to read this post.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 12, 2017 at 7:47 am

      You’re very welcome, Dhaval 🙂

  9. Erin Klema | The Epicurean Traveler
    March 11, 2017 at 2:46 pm
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    I would love to get back to Spain to explore this area. The purple flowers and bright green trees that surround the Hotel la Fuente de la Higuera are so pretty. The pool looks like a lovely spot to catch some sunshine, and the rubber duckies floating in it are an adorable touch. I think I’d make use of that honesty bar and would love to eat dinner prepared by chefs who have worked in Michelin star kitchens. Overall, looks like you found a real gem, Carmen!

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 12, 2017 at 7:49 am

      It’s definitely a hidden gem in Ronda… thanks for your lovely comment, Erin.

  10. Lara Dunning
    March 11, 2017 at 4:24 pm
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    I spent a day in Ronda years and years ago and since then I’ve always wanted to go back. This hotel looks like a wonderful place, and I really like that it is small which means you get more personalized attention. When I go back, I will look into this option and definitely enjoy a candlelight dinner there.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 12, 2017 at 7:49 am

      Yes, the service is truly something else!

  11. Siddhartha Joshi
    March 15, 2017 at 10:35 am
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    The hotel is not just beautiful, it’s also very inviting to me as a traveller! I loved the way you covered it here 🙂
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    • Carmen Edelson
      March 15, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      Thank you! It’s definitely inviting… perfect word 🙂

  12. LeAnna Brown
    March 25, 2017 at 9:28 am
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    I’d love the private patio! Looks like the perfect place to kick back with a glass of wine and relax in the evenings after a day of exploring
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  13. sherianne
    March 25, 2017 at 10:46 am
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    I have been wanting to visit this area for quite some time. This hotel looks fabulous. It’s so charming and appears super relaxing after a day of exploring — bookmarking!

  14. Hugo Cura
    March 25, 2017 at 12:51 pm
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    Ronda is an incredible place but so is this hotel. The outdoor space looks so inviting that I’d go there right now if I could. And the food looks delicious!

  15. Barbara Wagner
    March 26, 2017 at 3:20 am
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    This looks like a beautiful place. The food looked good too. Nice place to relax for those visiting Spain.

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