La Fuente de la Higuera
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A bottle of wine with dinner on your first night.
Cool hacienda hideaway set in Ronda‘s stunning mountains.
Gazing out over Andalucia’s rugged sierras, La Fuente de la Higuera is more siesta than fiesta – a laidback hacienda-style haven that’s the perfect chillout for weary urbanites. It’s also Ronda’s most romantic address.
From Our Guestbook
"What a magnificent place. This was our first trip to this part of Andalucia, and La Fuenete was the perfect…"Katharine and Nigel A, Old Sodbury. Stayed May 2010
Know It All
Hit the spot
In the Andalucian mountains, close to Ronda.
Come here for..
● A siesta after the fiesta – well away from Ronda's crowds. ● A laidback and stylish Sierra hideaway. ● The perfect base for exploring Andalucia's white villages.
There's an outdoor pool and breakfast terrace, a restaurant and a cool atrium lounge. In-room massage treatments (and yoga) can be arranged.
Good to know
Come here to chill, not to party. And DO book well ahead for the high season.
11 rooms and suites
Stylish and spacious suites all come with a private terrace and loungers, open fireplace for cool nights, CD players (but no TVs) and ceiling fans. While there's no wi-fi in the rooms, you can go online downstairs.
Suite 2 (a deluxe) is the Honeymoon suite, with a huge lounge and bathroom. Suite 1 is a cracker, and Rooms 9 and 10 have great terraces.
Eat & Drink
Look forward to freshest Mediterranean cooking with garden-grown veggies and a daily changing menu. Starters might feature rabbit terrine or goat’s cheese salad, with mains including local game, rack of lamb or cod (there’s always a veggie option, too), local cheeses and yummy desserts. We loved our grilled wild boar with asparagus and fresh tuna in a spicy peppercorn and basil crust.
There’s a great wine list too featuring plenty of excellent local reds, and a lunchtime poolside menu of salads, club sandwiches and snacks.
Buffet breakfast (included, with chargeable a la carte options) is served until 11am. Look forward to local Andalucian cheeses, hams and freshly squeezed juices – in bed if you prefer.
Available morning and evening.
See & Do
Ronda is Spain’s most visited city, so try to go early evening when the sightseeing crowds have melted away. Don’t miss the bullring (one of the oldest in Spain), the famous gorge-spanning bridge, the Palacio Mondragon, leafy Plaza Duquesa de Parcent and the cobbled streets of the old town. Have a pre-sunset drink in one of the cafes perched on the edge of the gorge's sheer sides.
See some of Andalucia’s famous “white villages” in the Parque Natural de la Sierra de Grazalema, where you can go hiking (guided walks can be arranged) and spot eagles and buzzards. Daytrips are easily arranged to the cities of Seville, Granada and Jerez.
Thrill seekers can try paragliding, caving, hot-air balloon rides or a 4x4 safari in the sierras. You can also rent a mountain bike or go riding from nearby stables.
Book an in-room Thai massage treatment or even a yoga session. Other spa treatments can be arranged at La Fuente’s sister hotel in Ronda.
See the parades and colourful costumes in the big holy week festival Semana Santa.
Feria Goyesca de Pedro Romero – Ronda’s best known festival – kicks off with a bullfight and a procession of horse-drawn carriages.
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ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
EUR 179 - 380Check In
12.00Minimum Night Stay
Closed for Christmas - until 7th January when the hotel re-opensAir Conditioning
All rooms are air conditionedChildren
No, but wedding parties are welcome on an exclusive hire basis. You could also throw a party in The Lodge – a separate luxury villa sleeping up to 14, set in 20 acres nearby with its own pool. Spacious and contemporary, it's tailor made for holidaying with friends.
Partido de los Frontones, E-29400 Ronda.Parking
There is free guest parking. The hotel will supply directions from Ronda (essential to avoid getting lost) if you don’t have satnav.Trains
Ronda station – 6km.Taxis
Around EUR 130 from the main airports. However, you’ll need a hire car to get around here.Airport
The hotel is roughly 90 minutes from Malaga, Seville, Gibraltar and Jerez airports. EasyJet flies to Malaga from nearly a dozen points in the UK, while Ryanair flies from London Stansted to Jerez