For our mini-moon just after our wedding, my parents had suggested Andalusia and we thought it was the perfect destination for a week-long mini-road trip.
We landed in Malaga, from where we took the road directly to Ronda.
We had no idea that Andalusia was such a wild area. Between Malaga and Ronda, we drove in the middle of the campaign worthy of the movie Gladiators at 60 per hour most of the time.
Our hotel was 20 minutes from the centre of Ronda. We spent one night in a beautiful suite in Molino del Arco boutique hotel. The setting was gorgeous. The building itself looks like a big white farm from the outside. Once inside, you are projected into an authentic world, rustic and chic at the same time.
After the check-in, we were able to discover our sumptuous room set on 3 floors: The bedroom and the bathroom downstairs, the lounge on the first floor and a terrace overlooking the countryside on the second floor. The four-poster bed was straight out of a fairy-tale. The staff of the hotel was very friendly and advised us the best car parks and restaurants in the city of Ronda.
Ronda is a small town that can be easily seen in a day or even an afternoon. We only had time for a paella for lunch and a stroll in the city. The place is very beautiful.
In the early evening, we returned to enjoy the hotel and especially its hidden pool in the middle of the gardens. It is a very relaxing place.
We had dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, which was the cherry on the top of our stay in Ronda. We had a 3-course meal with a bottle of wine from the region for 75 € for the two of us. The meal and the wine were absolutely delicious. Nathan had a completely crazy appetizer of scampi tartare with a cold almond soup and an almond sorbet. For the main dish, I was the one who was spoiled with their delicious Secreto Iberico, Iberian pork roasted in honey and rosemary.