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Hotel Posada Los Cantaros, Andalucia

Posada Los Cantaros

Gibralgalia

So beautiful. Chic, luxurious and peaceful, with an excellent restaurant too. A centre for enjoying the amazing scenery - if you can tear yourself away!

Double rooms from £ 87
6 rooms
Guest Rating: 8.2 / 10
Hotel Posada Los Cantaros, Spain

It's hard to remain cool and objective when describing the Posada Los Cantaros: it is soooooo beautiful. It really seems quite incredible that a decaying old farmhouse could be transformed into this charmingly elegant hotel packed full of every luxury you could imagine (and one or two that are beyond imagination). This is THE place for an unforgettable holiday in the hills of Andalucia.

From the moment the hotel comes into view, it bathes the senses of the visitor in the ultimate in rustic chic. There are rubble-stone walls, handmade bricks, wood-panelled ceilings, stone pillars and mouldings, terracotta floors.

Situated in the Guadalhorce valley, Posada Los Cantaros has glorious mountain views all around. There are ample gardens full of fruit trees and native species. In the garden too is the huge terrace and swimming pool. More terraces close to the house look out on everything before them, a perfect place for breakfast or a romantic dinner.

Every one of the six guestrooms is a delight. The transition from farmhouse to luxury hotel has drawn the maximum of beauty from the natural materials on offer, and combined them with more luxury in the comfortable, elegantly-dressed beds with soft cotton sheets, the pristine furnishings and the oh-so-special bathrooms. Most notable of all is the Spa Suite with its own private spa leading from the bathroom, but every room is a joy to behold.

The gorgeous style of the rooms extends to the rest of the hotel where there is a sitting room, a library, a bar and even a games room for chess, cards and board games. The restaurant is a special feature too, with inside or outside dining to suit the occasion.

A holiday here in the mountains behind Malaga is something special. The coast and beaches are not far away but it is a completely different world here. Visit small villages, walk in the hills and mountains, see the spectacular town of Ronda or the even more spectacular El Chorro gorge.


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Double Room

Choice of two double rooms with great country farmhouse detailing. One has a large double bed that can be converted to twin beds. The other has a standard double bed.

Superior Double Room

Double bedroom with a private terrace. Large double bed. The bathroom includes both a hydromassage bath and a chromatherapy shower.

Junior Suite

The Junior Suite is the largest room, including a 5m window. There is a small sofa and coffee table, perfect for breakfast in privacy. A sofa bed for two extra people is possible. Double bed 150 x 200 cm, with unique headboard and canopy. The bathroom includes both a hydromassage bath and a chromatherapy shower.

Suite

The Orquidea Suite has a large private terrace with table and chairs, looking out over the pool area and the Guadalhorce valley. Double bed 150 x 200 cm, with unique headboard and canopy. The large bathroom has both a hydromassage bath and a chromatherapy shower.

Spa Suite

The Jazmin Spa Suite is the jewel in the crown for guests looking for the ultimate in luxury and privacy. Large canopied double bed and a comfortable sitting area. The large bathroom has both a hydromassage bath and a chromatherapy shower. Uniquely, this suite has it's own private spa with sauna, turkish bath and jacuzzi.

The restaurant at Posada Los Cantaros offers an amazing romantic dining experience. Indoors or out, the views of the Sierra de las Nieves are always there each time you raise your eyes. Chef Patrick provides a dinner full of creativity and taste highlighting local cuisine specialties and seasonal produce.

One speciality of the house is the stone-grilled meats: Aberdeen Angus steaks from Argentina, Iberico pork sirloin from Extremadura or Duck Magret.

Breakfast too is available in the restaurant or out on the terrace. What better way to start your day than sipping freshly squeezed orange while bathed in the soft light of the morning sun?

Walking, exploring, horse-riding, canoeing, caving, canyoning, cycling.
4x4 tours.
Multi-adventure trips.
Most of these can be organised direct from the hotel.

Places to visit:
Guadalhorce valley
Sierra de las Nieves
Numerous pueblos blancos (white villages) in the area
Ronda, for the bullring, the Tajo bridge, the Tajo gorge and numerous museums
El Chorro gorge, a spectacular slash through the Sierra de Huma, up to 400m deep yet only a few metres wide in places
Camino del Rey. A crumbling walkway along vertical cliffs leading up to the Guadalhorce reservoir. Absolutely not recommended, but do look at the video on youtube
El Torcal Natural Park

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Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:

The house is beautiful and the surroundings are amazing, very typical spanish and away from any tourism. Patrick, Emma, thanks a lot for everything. We really enjoyed the personal warmth and caring from you during our stay there. And the food was just delicious.


Amazing stay, amazing Inn, amazing area. Hope to see both of you soon Emma and Patrick, for we´ll be back as soon as we are able!


We stayed in the Suite Jazmin, and it truly was beyond my expectations. The decoration is so elegant and romantic, the views are amazing, lovely background music, a quaint lovely place. But the Suite is out of this world, difficult to describe with words. Every little detail you can imagine, and then, the bathroom is breathtaking, an impressive jacuzzi, sauna, you name it, and the decoration is stunning.


This is definitely a must visit for anyone who enjoys rustic rural tranquility. Patrick and Emma are adorable caring individuals who have managed to put together the most beautiful vacation anyone could desire.


Guest Rating: 8.2 / 10
This rating has been calculated by combining data from various websites which publish ratings for Posada Los Cantaros.

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In the hotel
  • Large gardens
  • Swimming pool with jacuzzi
  • Terraces
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Library
  • Games room
  • Bar
  • Horse stable
  • Wi‑fi internet
  • Laundry service
  • Massage
  • Car park

In your room
  • Flat‑screen television
  • DVD player
  • Wi‑fi internet
  • Pillow menu
  • cotton sheets and feather duvet
  • Scented candles
  • En‑suite bathroom
  • Bath and shower
  • hairdryer
  • Air‑conditioning
  • Heating

We Say

A masterpiece of charming rustic chic blended with perfect luxury.


A Word From the Owner

When I set out on the road to become a hotelier I decided not to do what has already been done before. Instead I wanted to give a totally individual welcome, a friendly but discrete atmosphere, quality service, good food, to make the guest feel better than when at home.

I bought an old olive mill that had been consigned to oblivion, and after two years of hard work and not a little expense, we created what we have today: a charming little rural hotel, romantic and very very special.

Being passionate about good food, we finished off with an exceptional restaurant that has been recognised in the Michelin Guide.

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