Hotel Molino del Puente Ronda
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A great family owned Hotel
The hotel can be easily found even travelling at night. My family and I were warmly welcomed by Elaine who made us feel at home straight way.
The rooms are a good size and comfortable. The staff were both helpfull and informative. The restaurant seves the best food I ate during my two week stay in Analucia. The menu is extensive yet still reasonably priced. Ian was willing to serve the food to suit the pallet of the customer with no effort.
There is a good library, a quite T.V. lounge, a pool and adequate parking.
A great spot from which to expore Ronda, Seville or the numerous other sites of interest in the area.
I can highly recommend this hotel and shall be returning in the Summer.
Ein tolles Hotel in Familienbesitz
Das Hotel ist leicht zu finden, selbst wenn man bei Nacht anreist. Meine Familie und ich wurden von Elaine freundlich empfangen, die uns sofort das Gefühl gab, zu Hause zu sein. Die Zimmer haben eine gute Größe und sind komfortabel. Die Angestellten waren sowohl hilfsbereit als auch mitteilsam.
Im Restaurant gibt es das beste Essen, das ich während meines zweiwöchigen Aufenthaltes in Andalusien gegessen habe. Die Speisekarte war reichhaltig, hatte aber trotzdem vernünftige Preise. Für Ian war es kein Problem, das Essen den Gästewünschen entsprechend zu servieren. Es gibt eine gute Bibliothek, eine ruhige Fernsehlounge, einen Pool und ausreichend Parkplätze.
Eine tolle Lage, um Ronda, Sevilla und die zahlreichen andern interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten in der Gegend zu besichtigen. Ich kann dieses Hotel wärmstens empfehlen und werde im nächsten Sommer wiederkommen.
We really enjoyed the 2 nights we stayed at the Molino del Puente. Elaine and Ian are extremely friendly and helpful hosts who know the area and can help arrange for things to do or inquire on your behalf about things going on (e.g. bullfights, etc.)
We also really enjoyed the food! It was superb! Breakfasts were included and we also chose to eat two dinners there. I got the impression that Elaine really enjoys researching the best wines, cheeses, etc. and chooses the best to serve at the restaurant.
The hotel is about 3 miles to the west of Ronda on the road to Seville. It is indeed near a railroad, but contrary to what another visitor wrote here, the trains did not keep us awake at all. I noticed a few commuter trains in the mornings, but I do not remember any freight trains at all. We slept very well.
Really enjoyed my stay
We visited the hotel on the off chance phoning from the road to see if they had space. They did, and made us feel really welcome despite the late hour of our arrival. Elaine the owner showed us to a lovely spacious room with an immaculate and modern bathroom, after which we were soon ensconsed in a warm and cosy corner of the restaurant with a lovely Rioja, winding down from our long drive. Molino del Puente also has a busy restaurant, and we enjoyed a first class meal that evening and our favourite breakfast the following morning. The hotel is very stylish and has been restored with care and attention to detail, we noticed Spanish Amercian and English visitors meaning the hotel is a favourite worlwide. We will definately visit again and would recommend the hotel as a 'must stay' for those wanting great service at a comfortable base, whether for one night or for longer when visiting the beautiful area of Ronda.
This hotel was terrific. We stayed here in December with our two children and had 2 connecting rooms. The rooms were attractive and comfortable, with excellent bathrooms. The owners, Ian and Elaine Love, were very friendly and helpful. They particularly made our children feel welcome. A large buffet breakfast was included in the room price. The food served in the restaurant was marvellous, so much so that we ate there on all of the three nights of our visit. Our only regret is that, living in Australia, we are too far away to visit the hotel more frequently.
Wir haben das Molino del Puente geliebt
Was für ein traumhafter Platz zum Übernachten, angefangen von der herzlichen Begrüßung durch Elaine und Ian, bis hin zum tollen Essen und dem Service an der Bar. Wir hatten einen wunderbaren Aufenthalt mit unserer kleinen Tochter, dazu beigetragen haben natürlich auch die kleinen Kinder der Besitzer, denn so hatte unsere Tochter jemanden zum spielen. Das Hotel selbst ist eine restaurierte Olivenmühe und der Stil passt ganz genau in die Landschaft. Das Essen ist ausgezeichnet und der Service hervorragend, die Besitzer hätten nicht mehr machen können, um den Aufenthalt so angenehm wie möglich zu gestalten. Wir waren traurig, dass wir nur 2 Nächte gebucht hatten und wären gerne länger geblieben, aber wir hatten bereits eine Reservierung woanders, die sich dann als große Enttäuschung herausstellte. Wir werden auf jedem Fall zurückkehren, wenn wir wieder in der Gegend sind.
Aufgepasst bei den Schienen
Wir sind von Malaga zum Hotel gefahren und haben es ganz einfach gefunden, es ist direkt von der Hauptstraße ab, die nach Sevilla führt (Probleme etwas weiter unten erläutert). Es ist ein hübsches Hotel mit sehr angenehmen, sauberen, luftigen und hellen Zimmern, die auch sehr großräumig sind. Allerdings gibt es entgegen der Werbung, keine Klimaanlage, diese war nur im Restaurant. Es gab einen Deckenventilator und einen freistehenden Ventilator (der sehr laut war), aber ich denke mir, dass dies in der größten Sommerhitze nicht ausreichend wäre. Man kann natürlich die Fenster aufmachen, die aus Doppelglas bestehen, aber lesen Sie weiter um es besser zu verstehen. Man hat einen Blick auf den Fluss (der allerdings von einer Wand beeinträchtig wird), jedoch neben dem Fluss, ca. 60 Meter von den Zimmern entfernt, verläuft eine Bahnlinie, wo des nachts Güter an die Küste transportiert werden, hinzu kommt, dass die Linie sich auf einer Steigung befindet und man diese bei einem Dieselbetrieb so richtig merkt. Der Lärm weckt einen garantiert jedes Mal auf, durchschnittlich 2- bis 3-mal pro Nacht. Hinter der Bahnlinie liegt dann die Schnellstraße Richtung Sevilla und Küste, die ebenfalls auf einer Steigung liegt und auch ziemlich laut ist. Abgesehen davon sind die Hotelbesitzer sehr freundlich, das Essen ist sehr gut und alles ist sehr sauber. Leider jedoch nicht sehr friedlich. Man kann auch in die Gärten gehen, die allerdings ziemlich zugewachsen sind.
Loved the Molino del Puente
What a great place to stay, from the warm welcome from Elaine and Ian to the great food and service at the bar. We had a wonderful stop here with our young daughter, helped of course by the owners young children which meant our little girl had some friends to play with.
The hotel is a beautifully restored Olive mill and the style and setting match perfectly.
The food is suberb and the service is great, the owners cannot do enough to help make their guest's stay as good as possible.
We were sorry that we had only booked in for two nights and would have prefered to have stayed longer but had already booked the next two nights elsewhere, which turned out to be a dissappointment. We will deffinately return when we are next in the region.
Beware the rail line
We drove from Malaga to the hotel and found it quite easily being just off the main road to Seville (see problems later).
It is a pretty hotel with very pleasant, clean,airy and light rooms which were quite roomy. No air conditioning as advertised however; this was in the restaurant only! There was a ceiling fan and a free-standing fan(noisy) but I doubt this would be adequate in high summer.
Open the windows maybe, which are double glazed but read on to see why. There is a river view (obscured by a wall) but alongside the river, about 60metres from the room runs a rail line which at night carries freight to the coast and is on a gradient which the diesels' run up!! The noise is enough to wake you each time it passes 2/3 times per night. Across the rail line is the road flyover again on a gradient carrying traffic from Seville to the coast which is a little noisy.
Apart from this, the hoteliers are very friendly and the food is very good and it is very clean. Just not very peaceful at all. You also have access to the gardens but they are overgown unfortunately.
'Home from home' ( with sunshine!!)
We went to Ronda to Chill out but also enjoy the fabulous countryside and were not disappointed by either....infact it was better than we had imagined.
We arrived for a 5 day stay to be warmly welcomed by the owner Ian ( and the dog!!). We were shown our room and around the old converted Mill. It was homely, extremely clean but warmly. We had a lovely bottle of wine to enjoy on our balcony on arrival in the sunshine overlooking the pool.
It wasnt long before we met the rest of the family who were all friendly and helpful on all maters. Excellant directions by Elaine from the airport!!! No stress there!!!!
There are walks you can do from the Mill or drive into Ronda or futher afield. again good advice of places to visit given by Elaine and Ian..no need to go the the Touist information.
We dined the first night in Ronda but after that we ate at the hotel..this was due to excellant variety of food, comfort and superb sevice. No rush to finish and all the little extras made it an enticing place to eat.
No rush in the morning for breakfast ( like most places!!)... and it was help yourself style.
This all made for an extremely relaxing and quiet week which all went too quickly. We would love to have stayed longer and will try and return again soon.
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