A delightful small hotel in the centre of the spectacular village of Gaucin.Tasteful restoration has included antique and original features to create an ambience of old-fashioned charm and character. From its 600m vantage point, views towards Gibraltar and Morocco - both clearly visible most days - are breath-taking.
If you like lots of plate glass and stainless steel, or to be endlessly fussed over by staff, this may not be for you. But then you probably won't have thought of coming to Gaucin. Owner Luiz is very friendly and welcoming. He also runs a gift/antique shop nearby (worth a visit too) so is often out of the hotel. But he is always available on the phone, speaks good English and is invariably helpful.
While the mountain location ensures there is often a breeze, there is no air-conditioning, nor did our room have a fan, so sleeping in mid-July was not entirely comfortable - the only negative for us.
La Fructosa is `room only' accommodation, so you need to seek brekfast at one of the nearby cafes or restaurants, which aren't always open before 10am. The hotel does, however, serve dinner at the weekends. The cuisine enjoys a justifiably high reputation locally, so booking is essential. We enjoyed a fantastic meal, easily the best of our holiday - it's a bit more expensive than the typical tapas bar, but in a different class altogether, and still decent value by UK standards.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gaucin, is a beautiful white mountain village, part of the Serrania de Ronda. The Hotel La Fructuosa is in the centre of this lovely village, offering a calm, cozy atmosphere and spectacular views, from each of the five large and comfortable rooms and its terraces, of the Genal Valley and extending to Gibraltar and Morocco. An ancient wine press has been preserved, and is now an original setting for the breakfast room. Breakfast also may be served while enjoying the breathtaking view from the ground floor terrace. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Fructuosa Gaucin
- La Fructuosa Hotel Gaucin