The beautiful white village (or pueblo blanco) of Gaucín, perched high up in the Serranía de Ronda, is famous for its spectacular views. At Hotel La Fructuosa, where we have created an oasis of calm in the very heart of this lovely village, our rooms and terraces have stunning panoramas stretching right across the Genal Valley to Gibraltar and Morocco in the distance.
Our boutique hotel has five individually decorated rooms offering complimentary Wi-Fi, TVs and minifridges. Some feature whirlpool tubs, wood-beam ceilings and/or exposed brick walls.
Breakfast is served in a former wine-pressing room or on a terrace that has views of the sea. There’s also a cozy restaurant.
Our building is about 200 years old and has been open to guests for a century or so in various incarnations. At the start of the 20th century it was a popular guest house called La Española (meaning The Spaniard), but all the locals called it La Fructuosa, or Fructuosa’s place, because that was the name of the owner.
In 1997, Jesús and Luis bought the house in order to revive this much-loved landmark. The building had been abandoned for more than 15 years and was in a sorry state. After much reconstruction and renovation work, La Fructuosa reopened in 1998.
We (Catherine and Daniel) took over La Fructuosa in 2017 and carried out a substantial renovation of the rooms, kitchen and public spaces to improve the overall comfort and services of the hotel while ensuring that it retained its character, style and charm.
Catherine opened her ceramics studio next door in 2019, and many of her colourful artworks can be seen throughout the hotel.