This quaint and quite charming, unpretentious **hotel is set in a bit of a commercial district, about 10-15 minutes drive by car, from Malaga airport, the same time to central Malaga. We stayed here for 3 nights last September. This year we also stayed for 3 nights. It was very clean and tidy and the front of staff, friendly and helpful. The hotel rooms are set out around a picturesque, tiled quadrangle, in its centre a delightful fountain, surrounded (in May) by beautiful flowers. You can dine here at breakfast and dinner, a very pleasant place. Because of this design, it means that most of the bedrooms face onto the surrounding roads. It was still fairly quiet, we weren’t disturbed by traffic noise (room 223) and enjoyed sitting on the balcony during the evening, even if we have seen better views! The rooms are well kept and the bed was comfy. There wasn’t a room safe or fridge. The bathroom had the most powerful shower I’ve experienced! The hotel is nicely placed for visiting Malaga, most tourist’s fly in and fly out and do not appreciate what a beautiful city Malaga is. You can get into Malaga by bus, for a one-way fare of 1.30€, regardless of number of stops. We didn’t recognise where we intended to get off, so we went to the end of the journey (1 ½ hours later) and paid 1.30€ to get back to the centre. A bargain compared to the price the tourist bus charges! The bus stop is down on the main on the far side of the road to the hotel. Coming back, it stops right outside the side of the hotel. Breakfast cost up to about 4.5€, you could have a cup of coffee/chocolate, orange juice and a small roll/baguette toasted, with a choice of marmalade, tomato sauce or ham and cheese. You have to pay extra if you wanted a second coffee! It was OK, if you were in a hurry! If you have the time, go to a nearby Panaderia/café. The female assistant is helpful, happy and quite gregarious. She speaks enough English to know what you would like (she has a sister that lives in Manchester). We had 2 coffees, 2 cakes and the seńora made us up 2 baguettes of ham and cheese with salad, to take away. Price? 7€. The café is 3 minutes walk away: go out the hotel’s front door, turn right, walk down to the main road. Turn right and up to the zebra crossing (it is traffic light controlled). Cross the main road here and turn right, the café is 10 steps away on the corner. Dinner in the hotel, if you go half board, is from the menu del dia. 3 courses and a glass of wine. It isn’t a big meal but it is nicely cooked and tasted very good. Typically Spanish; the main course is just meat or fish with a helping of French fries! They did taste good! The chef’s turn out some lovely tasty meals, so I would recommend trying something off the main menu. The waiters can seem a little dour so you do need to cajole them a bit, by the second day they were fine. There is garage parking at the hotel for 5€ per night. If you decide to use the garage be warned of 2 things. 1st. As you stop at the bottom of the entry slope to press the intercom for reception, don’t let the front of your car stick out past the door-frame. The garage door folds up, outwards and horizontally as it rises. It could cause a nasty dent as you scrabble to unsuccessfully find reverse gear!!! 2nd. The garage is huge a cavernous black hole, around 40-50 square metres. It is so dark in there, with one small fluorescent tube in the centre, which is totally inadequate. As you enter the garage, the door into the hotel is over on the far left wall, it is not illuminated! So drive carefully over to that side so that you can see, using your headlights. When you maybe tired and perhaps getting used to your unfamiliar hire car, be very conscious of the large concrete pillars, they will jump out and surprise you!!! We will return next year!
(based on 5 reviews)