Gaucin, Andalucia, Spain
The best place to stay and dine is La Fructuosa in the center of Gaucin. Its bedrooms are simply but comfortably furnished, each with a tiled bathroom with tub and shower. The hotel restaurant, serving meals for 18€, is open only Wednesday to Saturday 8 to 10pm. The style of cooking is typically Andalusian, and portions are generous.
Conde Nast Traveller
"La Fructuosa... decorated in a distinctive mix of Spanish retro and modernism and with roomy balconies offering views across to Africa."
Los Angeles Times
"At night, as we dined, a swirl of stars rose over the mountains behind Gaucin. I ate a first course of oranges, olives and red cabbage drenched in a local olive oil so green, it seemed to have been pressed that afternoon; next came a delicious fresh goat cheese grilled with rosemary. The squid entree was too chewy, but the dessert, a surprisingly fruity avocado mousse, was divine. And so was the view down the steep valley, so clear I could see the 22 miles to the coast."
Reviews are only from people who have stayed there and booked through i-escape.
“This was a fantastic find. The room was amazing and we loved the roof terrace, where you could see down to Gibralter and beyond. Dinner in the restaurant was outstanding and incredible value for money. We had an 8 month old baby with us and Jesus and staff could not do enough to help.”
Rose, United Kingdom (25.08.13)
“We thoroughly enjoyed La Fructuosa and Gaucin. A quiet location for good walks. The Bull run on Easter Sunday was an experience, though not for the squeemish.”
Madeleine, United Kingdom (10.04.12)