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“Blissful break at Casa Sonana”
Casa Sonana from the pool
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Villa Casa Sonana - Andalucian Rural Chic.
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Casa Sonana from the pool
Villa Casa Sonana - Andalucian Rural Chic.
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Ronda, Costa del Sol, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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michaelon...
Waterford, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Blissful break at Casa Sonana”
Reviewed 7 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Eight of us recently visited Casa Sonana in Andalusia. We had a perfect 5 star break from start to end. This was our second time booking a holiday villa and it certainly won't be the last. Booking was easy and we were fully briefed on the offering by the owner well prior to travelling. The villa is easily accessed within easy distance of the lovely village of Arriate and near to the city of Rhonda. As a holiday facility it has just about everything and Jill's (owner) involvement in the hospitality industry is evident throughout. We found the experience that enjoyable that we broke from our normal eating out routine in favour of barbecues on five of the seven nights. The facility is well managed by Hilde from her Rhonda base who regularly checked to ensure client satisfaction. A highlight of the trip was a bespoke tour of the area in an open top jeep where we traveled through the stunning countryside, swam in the mountain lakes and enjoyed Tapas and drinks in a beautiful traditional Andalusian village restaurant.
This experience of the real Spain was well worth while and we are fully intent on returning in the near future.

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Liked best: The five star nature of the facility
Liked least: Dinner at El Meulle de Arriate
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
14 Jul 2016
Hola Michael y todos! Thank you so much for leaving a review, and we are all truly delighted that you loved your holiday at Villa Casa Sonana. Great to read that you enjoyed eating in most nights, the view from our terrace is easily one of the best in Andalucia! I believe historically there was a 'venta' (bar) on our land serving locals and bandits as they came over from Ronda de la Vieja. I digress ! I'll pass your comments onto Hilde, she and the team that take care of our guests will be delighted to hear this. Same with the jeep trip and Chris. Thank you again Michael for taking the time to leave a review, we have the most 5 star reviews out of any other Villa throughout the whole of Andalucia so this helps us keep this No. 1 position! Muchos Gracias. Hope we can welcome you back again in the future, you know just to contact me directly when you wish to do so. Until then, as always, Saludos :)
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Dicksondi...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic stay in a fabulous place”
Reviewed 13 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

What a wonderful place! We wanted a quiet place close to Ronda and found this - a beautiful stylish villa, very private and quiet, with everything needed to hand. Jill couldn't be more helpful in briefing us and providing local knowledge, including a couple of fabulous restaurants.

Arriate is a working village unimpacted by tourism and all the more charming for that - just the kind of place we love. This is my third visit to Andalusia in 4 years, and Casa Sonana has been the best we've stayed in. Highly recommended.

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Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
14 Apr 2016
Hola. Delighted to read your review and even more delighted that you loved Villa Casa Sonana. Its always our goal to be the 'best villa that people have ever stayed in', so great news that we ticked the box again with that.

Arriate is fabulous - I agree, it really does offer a slice of the true Andalusian lifestyle, and because its not impacted by tourists, then great to dine and drink out for remarkably low prices! Thank you again for choosing us and we hope that we can welcome you back to Villa Casa Sonana on your next trip to Andalucia.

Remember to book directly as TripAdvisor and other large sites are being greedy with high commissions etc, so reaching out to me directly via the Villa website or email will always guarantee you the lowest prices also.

Best Wishes to you all and keep in touch. Saludos :) Jill .
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AuldReeki...
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“What an AMAZING place!”
Reviewed 11 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We stayed in Villa Casa Semana in March, what and AMAZING place. Jill, the owner, was so helpful in planning our trip and is so knowledgable about the area. She had great suggestions about things to do and visit and recommended a great local restaurant.

The villa is perfectly set up and beautifully kitted out. The kitchen had all the equipment we needed and Jill had provided basic provisions which was lovely. The beds were super comfortable. We loved our bathroom with a lovely view from the shower! (not overlooked!!)

I really would thoroughly recommend this as a place to stay and base yourself to explore Ronda and Andalusia. We all have very happy memories of this place, it was a fantastic holiday to remember.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Apr 2016
Hola Lucy. Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review - always appreciated! Delighted that you enjoyed your time at the Villa during the Semana Santa festivities. Its always a great time to visit the area and experience the truly local Easter processions that take place in Arriate & Ronda. Think you are referring to the Restaurant El Muelle in Arriate - one of our favourites, glad you enjoyed it. Thanks again for choosing us and hope we can welcome you all back again sometime in the not too distant future. Don't leave it as long next time to return! Until then, as always, Saludos :) Jill
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Julie M
Dollar, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect January getaway in a glorious location and luxurious villa”
Reviewed 3 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Working within Travel & Tourism you really never switch off and looking at the small detail is an unfortunate habit. When you do experience a product that is so well managed and put together by a professional hotelier it really shows in every way, from the ease and efficiency of booking and all the special little touches throughout the villa. Casa Sonana was easy to find and welcoming, even though it is a luxury villa it also has such a comfortable and cosy feel about the place that makes it an impossible place to not relax. The views and gardens are well maintained and a joy to relax in with a good book or a few glasses of the wonderful wine that is available to buy at the villa, one of those lovely little touches. Sometimes it is worth paying that little bit more because what you get for it is so much more. Thanks again for letting us share your special home albeit for too brief a time.

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Liked best: underfloor heating and luxurious beds and pillows
Liked least: Having to leave so soon!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
3 Feb 2016
Hola Julie, thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled to read it and delighted that you loved your stay at Casa Sonana. Being a hotelier in my full time job, does mean that i just transfer my skills from my professional life to the Villa, and it was great to see that you appreciated all of those, and many of the 'little touches' that do make such a difference. Thankfully no burst sofa's in this Villa! Hope we can welcome you back again in the future, you know just to contact me personally when you wish to do this. Until then, Saludos :) Jill
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Killearn
Killearn, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“ROOM WITH A VIEW, WHY DID I WAIT ....”
Reviewed 2 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Just back from a wonderful return trip to Villa Casa Sonana - first time in a few years, why oh why did I wait so long ?!

I was travelling with friends and had a ground floor bedroom this visit and lay in bed with the French windows open with stunning views to the distant sierras over the garden and pool. Now my favourite room, although I think I said that on my last visit about another upstairs bedroom. Lots of private nooks and crannies inside and out (the weather was glorious, yes in January!) to be alone as well as a great sociable 'salon' to be together in.

A brilliant break topped off by a wonderful restaurant (El Muelle in the local village Arriate) providing some of the best food I have ever tasted in Spain ....

the only question is when can I go again?

Thanks to the owners for all the lovely and unexpected niceties of slippers, nibbles and wine.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Feb 2016
Hola. Oh we are delighted to read your review and thrilled that you now have two favourite bedrooms at Casa Sonana! The views of the rolling Andalucian countryside is indeed very special, it truly is a magical part of the world. I heard that the weather in January this year has been fabulous, this is often the case during the winter months - clear blue Andalusian skies broken only with sunlight - glorious! Glad you enjoyed El Muelle, one of our favourite restaurants also and Frank, its owner, always takes special care of Casa Sonana's guests. Hope we can welcome you back again very soon, it will be our pleasure to do so. Until then, Saludos :) Jill .
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