Arriadh Hotel is the perfect and hospitable home-away-from-home to discover the real Spain. The hotel is situated in the heart of ancient Andalusia between fields of grain and rugged mountain peaks. Close to the hotel you will find friendly sleepy villages where locals will prepare the best Spanish food.
The breath taking surroundings are perfect to discover on foot, by bicycle, by car or on your motor bike. You might stumble across places where you are all alone or you end up in one of the famous white villages of Andalusia where it sometimes seems like time has stopped ages ago.
The area is formed by nature and traditions and is known for its beautiful views and sunsets. The Arriadh Hotel is just a 10 minute drive away from the old city centre of Ronda which makes it the perfect location to visit this beautiful ancient city with all its historic points of interest.
The hotel is also a great location to visit the beach. At just an hour driving away you will find the beautiful and busy boulevard of Marbella and all its activities, to return home in the evening to enjoy the tranquillity and peacefulness of the Arriadh Hotel.
The Arriadh Hotel offers plenty of opportunity to ‘recharge’. It is the perfect location for a longer stay but it also offers a great and comfortable stay for the more adventurous tourists trekking through Spain. The area offers a great number of different activities and possibilities for daytrips. Discover the rolling hills and rugged mountains of the area with its typical white villages where it sometimes seems that time has come to a halt. Wilbert and John will be more than happy to give you advise, based on their own experience and point out the most beautiful locations to visit. And should you wish to combine your stay at the Arriadh Hotel with other hotels or B&B’s they will advise you on that as well,.
Just a selection of the possibilities Andalusia has to offer:
- The ever popular and famous beaches of the larger see side towns of Málaga, Torremolinos or (more sophisticated) Marbella are busy and buzzling throughout the year.
- For culture and history lovers a visit to one of the historical cities such as Ronda, Granada, Seville and Córdoba is an absolute ‘must’
- Take a (guided) tour through the Sherry-area
- Visit one (or more) of the many vine yards in the area of Ronda
- Enjoy the wonderful Spanish kitchen in various restaurants and tapas bars
Active vacations and sports:
- We can provide you with various hiking and biking routes through the area of Ronda and Arriate or in one of the various nature reserves. Discovering the area by bicycle can be quite a challenge because of the steep hills and mountains. You can take a tour through the mountains on a mountain bike with a professional tour guide. If that is not your kind of thing, you might want to try the ‘Vias Verdes’.
- There are also various scenic routes that can be enjoyed by car or motorbike which lead you through the mountains with the famous ‘white villages of Andalusia’ and through the Andalusian nature reserves.
- Or discover the area on horseback together with an experienced (English speaking) guide. For example http://www.time-and-space-horse-riding.com/
- Andalusia is known as the birthplace of the Flamenco: music and dance performed in traditional costume, with guitars and raw passion. The Flamenco probably started around 1500 when gypsies came to Spain all the way from India. Over the course of the centuries the Flamenco music has been changed by Indian, Christian, Jewish and Moorish influences. Experience the Flamenco while enjoying a good glass of wine and some local food at www.elquinque.es
- Andalusia is also the birthplace of the famous bull fighting tradition. Although animal rights organisations protest against this cultural tradition it is still popular in Andalusia. The bulls are specially bred for courage and strength. The bullring in Ronda is one of the oldest and most traditional in Spain
- Andalusia is also the land of Sherry. Sherry is made of the Palomino grape and the Pedro Ximénez grape and is mainly produced in the area of Jérez de la Frontera. A nice dry sherry (‘fino’) is the perfect drink to enjoy with the typical Spanish tapas.
- There is a great number of very good vineyards in the direct area of Ronda. John and Wilbert will be happy to advise you. Or take a daytrip through the Sierra de las Nieves and visit Viña & Bodega Remsamen in Monda (www.remsamen.com). Your hosts René and Marjolijn will tell you all about their vineyard and ofcourse you can taste their wines.
- The driest place on Europe’s mainland can be found in Andalusia. On average, Cabo the Gata only gets 117mm of rain per year. The Tabernas desert is the only real desert in Europe.
- Active tourists will have a great time in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada which offers numerous hiking trails and climbing activities. And in the winter there are even various skiing possibilities in the Sierra Nevada. And of course the Costa del Sol offers all kinds of watersport possibilities.
- Last but not least: Andalusia has about 90 golf courses with 18 holes or more.