Hotel Ronda Accommodation
History of Our Building Monasterio del Carmen
It is thought that construction commenced between the 16th and 17th centuries. The building was destined to be multi functional. It was linked to the monastery that once stood next door. It was used for religious service, a hospital and a hostel. It was a stopping-off point for pilgrims traveling to other parts of Spain.
Later additions were made to the building in the 18th century. It is built in the baroque style, with one sole rectangular nave with a barrel vault ceiling and transverse arches and lunettes. To the east is an octagonal Camarin (a small chapel).
The building was known locally as Iglesia del carmen because of its close proximity to the city walls (The Walls of Carmen). It was de consecrated approximately 30 years ago when the bishopric sold the building. It was then used as a community centre, hosting many musical and theatrical productions. The ground floor was used for musical rehearsal, and the top floor as a stage and bar area. The building was later abandoned and fell into disrepair and classified as being in bad condition in desperate need of restoration.
Our Boutique Guest House
The restoration of this former monestary that has taken place over the last two years has resulted in our boutique guest house. The guest accommodation consists of four ensuite bedrooms, two internal, named monastic rooms and two external named garden rooms.
The thick walls and shade of the main building protect the internal rooms from the heat, so that only ceiling fans are used internally. The first floor is designated as open plan lounge and breakfast room. The Camarin is a perfect quiet area for wi-fi use. Externally there is a large sun terrace with infinity swimming pool, and stunning views of the Andalucian mountains.
Many activities can be organised by request, walking, cycling, safari drives and local guided tours.
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- +34 665 400 970