About Us

Introducing the Love Family



How it all began

  A Labour of Love

Having run the very successful Harbour Lights Restaurant in Puerto Cabopino, Marbella for 12 years, Ian, Elaine and their 3 girls  decided to "up sticks" and head for the Ronda hills in 2003.


Hotel Molino del Puente en Ronda

From Mill Ruins to...

Hotel Molino del Puente is a renovated 17th Century olive oil and flour mill which took 2 years of hard toil to complete.  Many artefacts from the building´s time as a working mill still remain, including an original olive press in the restaurant. The aim was to retain much of the building´s original charm, and combine it with modern features and stylish decor.  The gardens are built on two terraces with fruit trees, leading down to a beautiful waterfall giving the restaurant its name "La Cascada."

Boutique Hotel

 .... Boutique Hotel

The hotel first opened its doors to guests in 2005 and quickly gained a reputation for excellent food, stunning rooms, picturesque gardens and warm, friendly service. Elaine Love says: " We really wanted to create somewhere special for people to stay with a top class restaurant. It was hard work but we prefer to think of it as a "labour of love"as it was so worthwhile.  We have recently added three new rooms which are receiving rave reviews and the restaurant is busier than ever."


A Walk on the wild side

A Walk on the wild side

If Griffon Vultures, otters or turtles float your boat, take a walk on the wild side and discover a wealth of wildlife close to the hotel.  Otters can be seen cavorting in the river beside the Molino del Puente while turtles jostle for position and warm their shells on the best "sunbathing rocks" in the stream. If twitching is more your thing, Ian has become quite knowledgeable of most of  the species we have nesting along the river, most noteably kingfishers, Nightingales and the Occasional Golden Oreal.

La Cascada Restaurant Ronda

La Cascada Restaurant

The couple built up an enviable reputation on the Costa del Sol for creating mouth-watering and creative European cuisine in a highly competitive market.  Having transported their hospitality skills to Ronda, La Cascada restaurant is now a top-class eaterie in its own right and allows Ian and Elaine to share their passion for fine wines, innovative food and "all things good" with their guests. La Cascada continues to receive top reviews for its delicious food and recommended local wines.

  • Bespoke Weddings

    The Hotel Molino de Puente is one of the most sought after Ronda wedding venues for ex-pats wanting to tie the knot in one of Spain´s most stunning and historic cities.  We offer the choice of inspired menus, packages and entertainment to pull out all the stops for your wedding.  


    BOOK NOW FOR YOUR SPECIAL ROMANTIC EXPERIENCE. Romantic escape includes 2 nights accomodation with breakfast, romantic treats on arrival, candlelit dinner for 2 & vineyard visit, limited places available, call or whatsapp Elaine now on 667433887 
  • Valentines Day

    Valentine´s day may be a special the world over but there is nowhere quite like Hotel Molino del Puente, Ronda to spend the most romantic night of the year. Our Valentine´s Package includes a three course candelit dinner, a red rose, Valentine´s cocktails and live entertainment.  Celebrate the love of life, joy and everthing that´s good in the world at La Cascada, Restaurant, Ronda. 

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