12 bedroom hotel for sale
Spain - Andalusia, Málaga, Monda
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- 281,000 sqaure meters of land
- Function Room
- Pool Area
- Extensive Patio Area
- Log Cabins for Holiday Lets
- Panoramic Views
It is equipped to offer both private and corporate functions and also accommodation with 4 log cabins and permission and footings for three more.
The club has two main buildings, one has two offices and a relaxation or function room with a veranda, the other has a large restaurant, bar and kitchen.
The log Cabins are well appointed accommodation with private decking area with some having hot tubs installed. They also have fully fitted kitchen and lounge with sofa bed, air-conditioning and sky television. Two models have been constructed. A two bedroom cabin with the master bedroom having an en-suite bathroom which has a double Jacuzzi bath. The other bathroom has a power shower fitted. This two bedroom cabin will comfortably accommodate six people. The other model has three bedrooms with the master bedroom again having en-suite facilities and a second bathroom for the other guests. This cabin would comfortably accommodate eight people.
It is highly unlikely, but Monda likes the story and clings tenaciously to it.
It is a tiny town with a population of less than two thousand, beyond Ojén along the C-337 road, crouching in a mountain valley at a height of 1200ft. A few years ago it was a much-favoured drop-out spot for hippies without the inclination or energy to reach Marrakech or India. These have now largely disappeared and left Monda to its own devices, perhaps because the recently built road linking it to Marbella, and the rapidly developing suburbs have made it too accessible and bourgeois.
Its dominant feature, which the approaching visitor can hardly miss, is the castle which stands above it. Architecturally the castle – actually an hotel - is an acquired taste which many may not wish to acquire, but inside it is sumptuously decorated in Moorish style and offers superb accommodation and cuisine.
It has a long history. The site was originally occupied by an Ibero-Roman fortified enclosure established in the 3rd-1st Centuries BC by the Romans for use by the indigenous Iberian population and to protect the road to the more important town of Coín. When the Romans left it fell into decline and remained neglected until the Moors came along and used the spot to build a fortress.
Monda fell to the Christian reconquerors in 1485, but the fortress remained more or less intact until 1570 when, after an abortive Arab uprising, it was demolished. The Christians did not consider Monda important enough to warrant a new castle of their own, and the ruins were left to rot.
They were ignored for over 400 years until, in the mid-1970s, a German aristocrat bought what little was left and began an ambitious re-building project. Eventually he tired of what he considered endless Spanish bureaucracy and sold out to a group of determined English entrepreneurs who completed the work and opened the place as a luxury hotel.
Monda may seem an odd place to establish such a grand venture, but its new accessibility to the coast makes it an ideal spot for a romantic weekend or for visiting businessmen who prefer to stay in a place less brash and bustling than Marbella.
Without its castle hotel and its dreams of past glory, Monda would be a town without an identity, so we should not begrudge it either. The hotel bar will no doubt buzz with tales of the battle of Munda for centuries more.
Our Goal: To sell and list properties with honesty, integrity and energy.
Based in Guaro, a little White pueblo in the mountains above Marbella, we specialise in two areas.
Primarily on one of the premier Golf and Country Clubs on the coast, the Los Arqueros Golf And Country Club. This site of 15 different Urbanisations was built entirely by Taylor Woodrow and became their Flagship Development of Southern Spain. The golf course has been designed by Seve Ballesteros and has both coastal and mountain views. Its tranquil location belies its proximity to the coast. Only 10minutes by car to Puerto Banus and 15 minutes to Marbella. The beach is just 6km away at San Pedro de Alcantara.
We also have properties in a more traditional inland area where we live called the Sierra de Las Nieves. This area whilst feeling remote and tradtional, filled with Olive Almond Orange and Lemon trees is just 20 minutes from Marbella as well.
In conclusion we feel we have a selection of Properties to suit all tastes.
Property Management Services
As a company we realise that it can be very stressful owning a property abroad, when you have clients visiting, owners need to feel confident that their property is being looked after by someone trustworthy, especially when you are living thousands of miles away. They also appreciate regular feedback, which we give them, via email. We provide a full management service to include.
•Cleaning and Laundry Service
•Key Holding/Meet and Greet Service
•Full Maintenance Service