Christmas Hotel Package 2014 Spain

Escape commercial Christmas! And all the work! Imagine yourself by a roaring chestnut fire, sipping something delicious and savouring the aromas of Christmas food being prepared for you. And now read on …

3-day Christmas House Party (small – maximum 12 guests) featuring great food and superb local wines in a tranquil atmosphere with a group of like-minded sophisticated companions. Everything is home-made (except the wine); our food is local and ecologically produced as far as possible.

“The food was beyond delicious- a Christmas Eve feast of countless tapas including a spectacular flaming chorizo, and the best mince pies and Christmas pudding I’ve ever had. Award-winning food! Fantastic place and fantastic company! A must on your trip in Southern Spain.” Previous guest commented on Tripadvisor

Arrive on 24th December, Christmas Eve (or earlier if you wish. Extra days can be added either end of this break)
Sip a mug of mulled wine while settling in to your super comfortable room. Stroll around the village, chat with the locals, stop in at the village bar. Hike to the next village to stretch your legs (we can give you detailed directions) and make lots of room for the ….

Feast of Tapas which will be served family style in the evening. Once again it will feature our famous and meticulously researched and documented Chorizo al Infierno! And new inventions from Di’s kitchen.

There is usually a Mass on Christmas Eve in the village Catholic church. Visitors welcome naturally.


25th December, Christmas Day, begins with a sumptuous Champagne and Smoked Salmon breakfast (plus all our usual breakfast choices) After which, choose how to spend the day:

The Christmas Walk as suggested by The Guardian. Take a stroll (or a hike) in our beautiful Alto Genal valley. Ten minutes or three hours. Just down the lane or to another village and back.
Or choose from our wide selection of games – Scrabble or Rummikub, cards or chess.
Or read Di’s recently published book. Or another from our vast library.
Or watch a movie. Old traditional weepies or the latest releases.
Or ask us for the Christmas Quiz that we will have in our back pocket.
Or take a drive through the other villages in the valley

Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served from 1:30 pm followed by Late Christmas Lunch. Our succulent barbequed turkey will be accompanied by some traditional dishes and new exciting combinations. Our superb cuisine is served family style. No preprepared plates.


Dessert of course follows with again some traditional choices and some new creations.
Coffee, chocolates, snooze, zzzzzzzzzzzz

In the evening we will offer a choice of snacks including our famous Croque Señor for those who need topping up.
Last year there was a mammoth Pictionary game till the early hours. Or so they told me. I was already asleep.


26th December, Boxing Day, starts off with a breakfast featuring old-fashioned mimosas and retro huevos a la flamenca.

We suggest, but do not insist upon, a day in Ronda. Just twenty minutes’ drive away. A wealth of history, monuments, culture, and fooooodie places! We will provide you with our detailed route notes through the ancient town. And we will meet you at the best place to eat in Ronda at 2 pm should you care to join us. (not included in the package price)

In the evening, traditional leftovers with a twist, cold turkey sandwiches have never been better than at Los Castaños! Home pickled vegetables. Fresh mixed salad. Nibbles. And local wine of course

27th December  – after a delicious breakfast, time to say goodbye. But if you would like to linger a little longer in the peaceful mountains, you can reserve more nights.


Price: 691 euros plus 10% IVA per room for two people sharing which includes:-

- 3 nights’ accommodation on the 24th, 25th December and 26th December 2014
- Breakfast every morning
- Kingsize bed (2 metres long) or twins
- Feast of Tapas on 24th
- Christmas lunch extravaganza
- Snacks in the evening
- All wine, beer and spirits. Even cocktails!
- Additional nights before or after at the special rate of 100 euros per night
- Dietary dislikes no problem. Just let us know.
- Maximum 12 guests

What’s not included: transportation, lunch on 26th December

To reserve please use the Contact form here or email here. Please note that a 25% deposit is required which is refundable if cancelled 30 days prior to arrival.

Christmas 2014 Break
Hotel Los Castaños,Cartajima,Andalucia
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