Hotels in Málaga on the Costa del Sol in Andalucia, Spain
city - capital of Andalucia and a city of great history
Most tourists think of Malaga as
a place to fly into to start their holidays on the Costa del Sol, but few
actually take the time to explore this fascinating city. The city
is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and is a cosmopolitan and attractive
city – ranging from modern streets and buildings, to the older narrow winding
streets of typical Andalucian buildings, with many seafood restaurants
and tapas bar to relax and rejuvenate during your tour of the city.
Located on the Costa del Sol, Malaga
is situated in a sweeping bay, with golden sandy beaches, and is surrounded
by beautiful mountainous scenery. Visit the port to see many cruise ships
visiting the city. The city enjoys over 300 days of sunshine each year
and benefits from the highest average temperatures in Spain.
Malaga has many attractions for the
tourist and here is a selection of the main tourist “must visits”:
A wide and modern boulevard through
the centre of the city with many smart shops and coffee bars and well worth
a stroll. You will see many human statues (or street performers)
– reminiscent of the famous Las Ramblas in Barcelona. From Calle Larios,
you can take many of the smaller, narrow winding streets and plazas to
view other attractions of the city.
The Cathedral of Malaga:
A beautiful Renaissance cathedral
with a Baroque and beautiful façade – and well worth the visit to
this gorgeous piece of architecture. However, beware of the gypsies
haunting the entrance to the cathedral, who will try their best to take
a few Euros from you.
Birthplace of Picasso:
Close to the Cathedral is the Plaza
de la Merced – a huge square surrounded by restaurants and bars, and including
the house in which Pablo Picasso was born. Not much to see in the
house, but it is interesting to see photos of Picasso as a child, and the
clothing he wore when he was christened. No cameras are allowed in
the house – if they catch you they actually take your camera and lock it
in a locker until you are ready to leave! (I speak from experience!).
More interesting is the Museo Picasso
– which displays many of the fine works of this famous artist – close to
Further on you can visit La Alcazaba
– built during the Moors occupation of Malaga in the mid fifteenth century.
Fascinating architecture and definitely worth a visit. The Alcazaba
is on the hillside, and you can get some wonderful views from up there.
An interesting note is that there
is a well preserved Roman amphitheatre in the grounds of La Alcazaba –
unfortunately as it is undergoing renovation, it is only possible to view
the ruins through the fence.
At the very top of La Alcazaba is
the Moorish Castillo Gibralfaro – with astounding views of the city below
and the surrounding areas. Right next door to the castle is the Parador
de Malaga Gibralfaro, one of the famous Paradores of Spain, which also
enjoys the wonderful views. Well worth a stay for at least a night.
Calle Alameda and the Botanical
Running through the centre of the
city, and close to La Alcazaba are the beautiful botanical gardens – a
lovely and leafy place to relax and catch your breath (also just adjacent
to the Port of Malaga).
The main theatre in Malaga is the
Teatro Cervantes, which is where another famous son of Malaga once performed
– Antonio Banderas – and he still appears there from time to time.
Malaga has many excellent restaurants,
cafes and tapas bars where you can enjoy a variety of local dishes, ranging
from tapas to full menus. Most are very affordable and offer Andalucian
specialities including “pescaito frito”, a selection of small fried fish
including sardines and red mullet. Enjoy the catch of the day and
wash it down with a fine Spanish wine. As Malaga goes to sleep during the
siesta period, this would be the perfect time to relax and refuel for the
late afternoon activities.
Incidentally, if seeing Malaga with
limited time, the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour is a great option as it takes
you to all the main sights of the city in comfort... get on and off as
often as you like during the day.
In closing, Malaga is definitely
worth at least a day and a night of your visit to the Costa del Sol.
Tag it on to the beginning or ending of your holiday and you will not regret
MALAGA HOTELS - COSTA DEL SOL, SPAIN
for more hotels in Málaga and surrounding areas
for more hotels in Málaga and surrounding areas
Malaga Palacio Hotel Málaga
Málaga Palacio Hotel rises 15 stories above the Andalusian port
city of Málaga, Spain, birthplace of Pablo Picasso. The hotel stands
within view of the harbor and near the ornate Cathedral of Málaga.
Also near the hotel, Paseo del Parque dots the landscape with exotic trees
and exquisite statues. Among the hotel's dining amenities, the hotel's
second floor restaurant displays expansive views of Paseo del Parque and
utilizes fresh ingredients to create specialty regional dishes. Among the
hotel's rejuvenating amenities, the hotel supplies a fitness facility stocked
with an array of cardio and free weight equipment. Offering a rooftop retreat,
the pool is surrounded by cushioned lounge chairs.
Málaga Hotel, Málaga
Barcelo Málaga is located in central Málaga, within 800 metres
of the Picasso Museum, the CAC Málaga Contemporary Art Centre and
the Cathedral. Vialia Train Station is located next to the hotel. Barcelo
Málaga serves breakfast daily (surcharge). There are two restaurants
serving lunch and dinner. The B-lounge serves cocktails and snacks in the
ultra-modern atmosphere of the lobby. The hotel offers a business
centre, conference facilities and wireless internet access available throughout.
The 221 air-conditioned guestrooms at Barcelo Málaga feature contemporary
decor with avant-garde art work.
Molino Lario, Málaga
Molina Lario features two renovated properties retaining their handsome
19th-century façades and one new building. The hotel is located
in central Malaga, with Malagueta Beach 100 metres from the hotel and the
Picasso Museum 300 metres away. The hotel has an outdoor swimming
pool with a sun terrace, and there is a putting green, a garden terrace,
air-conditioned public areas with wireless internet access, and complimentary
newspapers on offer in the lobby.Restaurant El Café de Bolsa serves
Spanish tapas and Mediterranean dishes in a contemporary setting with a
terrace for al fresco dining. The 103 guestrooms, over seven floors, have
muted tones and smart, contemporary furnishings.
MS Maestranza, Málaga
MS Maestranza is a 12-floor property situated in the central Malagueta
area of the city, just 100 metres from the beach and 200 metres from the
bustling port. The complimentary spa and solarium are on the top
floor of Hotel MS Maestranza with stunning city views, and guests can work
out in the gym, book a massage (surcharge), and relax in the sauna. El
Camarote is a modern restaurant with white linen-topped tables. The menu
includes a variety of Spanish and Mediterranean dishes made with fresh,
seasonal ingredients. Hotel MS Maestranza offers 90 air-conditioned guestrooms
and suites with balconies, modern decor, polished wood floors and Picasso
prints and furniture replicating that which the Málagan artist had
in his house.
Villa Guadalupe, Málaga
Guadalupe is located in Málaga, Spain, five kilometres from the
city's historic centre and seven kilometres from the beach. This
traditional terracotta-tiled and whitewashed hillside hotel overlooks Malaga
and the coast, and has an outdoor pool bar and patio. Villa Guadalupe's
Restaurante Amador has a local and international a la carte menu plus a
daily set menu, and features a backdrop of mosaics, oil paintings, and
sculptures. The hotel also has a poolside bar. Villa Guadalupe's
11 guestrooms have white walls, large windows, modern artworks, and marble
floors. They include balconies, air conditioning, complimentary wireless
internet, DVD players, and satellite television.
Husa Guadalmedina is located in Málaga, Spain, 500 metres from the
16th century Cathedral. The Alcazaba is 600 metres away and Torremolinos
is at a 16 kilometre distance. The nearest train station is situated 600
metres from the hotel. The hotel extends to a terrace with solarium
and offers an outdoor jetted tub and an onsite bar. The hotel has a coffee
bar and a buffet restaurant. The 60 guestrooms have sleek, modern
decor and include air conditioning, wireless internet, satellite television,
hair dryers, minibars, and desks.
Málaga Aeropuerto, Málaga
Novotel Malaga is located in Málaga, Spain, two kilometres from
beaches, three kilometres from a golf course, and six kilometres from Málaga's
historical centre. It is three kilometres from Málaga Airport, offering
a free shuttle service from 7h to 11h and from 18h to 22h. This is
a modern hotel with a spacious lobby featuring a wood floor, subtle lighting,
and contemporary armchairs in bright colours. Amenities include an outdoor
pool, a room service menu, wireless internet access, secure parking, and
complimentary newspapers. The Novotel Málaga's modern Claravia
Restaurant opens daily for a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
de Málaga Gibralfaro, Málaga
Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro rises up surrounded by pine trees on the Gibralfaro
mountain and facing the Alcazaba Citadel, from where the Bay and the city
of Malaga can be seen from a unique perspective. This stone built hotel
allows easy access to Malaga and nearby sports activities. This hotel
presents bright and spacious accommodation in the form of its beautifully
set up rooms, offering all modern facilities and personalized services
to all its guests.In short the hotel assures a very pleasant and wonderful
stay during the visit.
de Málaga Golf, Málaga
sea, the enormous hedges of flowers, golf and Andalusian enchantment define
the space in which this Parador rises up, concentrating all the charms
of the Costa del Sol in its setting. Playing golf as a sport and a continuous
challenge, along with all the leisure activities which the Parador offers,
converts it into an ideal place to offer yourself an unforgettable break.
The spacious and bright bedrooms offer beautiful views of the sea, the
large swimming pool and the golf course. The living rooms, the lobby and
the dining room acquire the light tones characteristic of the Costa del
Palace Plaza Hotel, Málaga
Petit Palace Plaza is located in Málaga, Spain, within 300 metres
of the 8th-century Alcazaba and Gibralfaro Castle, both offering panoramic
views over the city. The harbour is 400 metres away, and Málaga
Airport is 10 kilometres from the hotel. The Petit Palace Plaza serves
a buffet breakfast (surcharge) in its white-walled dining room. The onsite
café, Cafetech, serves a selection of hot and cold drinks and light
snacks. Decorated in a charcoal and burnt orange colour scheme, the
66 guestrooms are fitted with contemporary angular furniture and are uniquely
marked by singular painted flowers on white walls. Technology is
a number one priority with complimentary use of laptops, wireless internet
access, and flat-screen satellite television.
Mate Larios Hotel, Málaga
boutique Room Mate Larios is located in Málaga, Spain, within 300
metres of the eighth-century Moorish Alcazabar and Gibralfaro Castle. This
quirky hotel has an Art Deco interior contrasting with its 19th-century
façade, and the lobby has a monochromic colour scheme with cylindrical
pillars and a floor-to-ceiling mirrored wall. Room Mate Larios provides
a complimentary buffet breakfast until midday, and the in-house restaurant
serves Mediterranean and oriental-style dishes. The hotel's bar serves
a range of refreshments. The Art Deco theme extends to the 41 air-conditioned
guestrooms. Citrus-coloured walls are matched with animal-print bedding,
floor-to-ceiling windows with deep scarlet curtains, and photographic artwork.
Mate Lola, Málaga
Room Mate Lola is a smart, modern, five-storey boutique hotel situated
in the commercial centre of Málaga; the Cathedral is 450 metres
away and the Picasso Museum Is one kilometre from the hotel. Guests can
start the day with a complimentary breakfast, ask at the concierge desk
for help booking tours and tickets, and use complimentary wireless internet
access which is available throughout the hotel. The 50 guestrooms located
on five floors feature monochrome decor with striking decorative paint
effects, and ultra- modern and retro-1950s furnishings. All include air
conditioning, cable television, direct-dial phones, complimentary wireless
internet access, safes, hair dryers and minibars.
Guadalmar Hotel Málaga
Hotel Tryp Guadalmar is located in Málaga, Spain, six kilometres
from the city centre, and three kilometres from Málaga Airport.
Overlooking Málaga Bay, the hotel offers direct access to the beaches
of Guadalmar and Bajondillo. The two outdoor swimming pools are surrounded
by a garden and terrace with sunloungers and shades. The hotel's
health club has a hot tub, sauna, and gym, and a hair salon and beauty
parlour are also available for appointments. The Hotel Tryp Guadalmar
has three bars; the Bar Picasso which serves drinks in the terrace area,
Bar Invernadero, which opens in summer, and the Piano Bar, which serves
cocktails. The Restaurant Cenachero serves regional specialities and contemporary
dishes, while the poolside restaurant has a barbecue menu.
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