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The best hotel in Malaga for the best price

Malaga has many different types of accommodation from cheap but comfortable hostels to 5 star hotels. The different types of accommodation mentioned on this page I all know personally and I can fully recommend (at the moment of writing). Please bear in mind that owners, management, rates and other characteristics change overtime.

Business Hotels

The Accor chain has several hotels in the centre of Malaga for every budget and every taste. The advantage of these business-like hotels is that you know exactly what to expect as they are the same everywhere.  The hotels are located in the city centre, close to each other within walking distance from the department store Corte Inglés and only a five minutes walk to the Picasso Museum.

The Ibis budget hotel is exactly what you expect from its name. This is the budget option. Cheap, no frills, in a central location, designed with the traveler in mind who would rather spend money on other things.

Ibis budget hotel Malaga

Its big brother is the Ibis hotel, this one is a little more upmarket. It offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and air conditioning.

IBIS Malaga centrum

IBIS Malaga centrum

Whereas the Novotel is the midrange option of the Accor Hotels. In my view an excellent family option with a sterling breakfast buffet.

Novotel Malaga

Novotel Malaga

The Barceló Hotel is conveniently located next to the Central Station. A great location if you have to leave early on the high speed train or when arriving late. The hotel is equipped with all four star amenities such as sauna, bar and is only a 600 meters walk from the Modern Art Museum (CAC).

Barceló Malaga


Nono Apartments are decorated by the same gentlemen who designed the charming Villa Lorena. Tasteful, comfortable and centrally located in the artistic neighbourhood of Soho.

Nono apartementen Malaga


Boutique hotels

Hostal Villa Alicia is an authentic Spanish B & B. The villa was built in the early 20th century.This guesthouse is set in a beautiful manor house with high ceilings, large windows and mosaics characteristic of the era. This is actually the place where I first stayed when moving to Malaga.

A communal kitchen is equipped for those who like to do their own laundry or cooking.

Villa Alicia

My favourite is Villa Lorena. This charming litte hotel is located in the stately Limonar neighbourhood. Ten minutes by bike (provided by the hotel) and you’re in the centre of Malaga or take a five minute walk to the beach.

Villa Lorena Malaga

La Chancla, a nice little hotel on the beach of Pedregalejo is particularly suitable for parents with children.

La Chancla hotel op het strand van Malaga

La Chancla hotel Malaga

Last but not least Casa de las Mercedes, a B & B in the centre of town with a very nice patio.

Accommodatie Malaga

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Luxury Hotels

The Parador hotel is part of a Spanish government owned hotel chain. These hotels are often housed in historic buildings or in special venues. The Malaga Parador is located on Mount Gibralfaro, from the terrace there are fantastic views over the city. It is next to the Alcazaba.

Parador Malaga

Parador Malaga

The AC Hotel Malaga, now part of the Marriott chain, has by far the best rooftop terrace in the city. The view over the city, the cathedral and the harbor is fantastic. The hotel is centrally located, next to the cathedral.On the roof is a good restaurant, a swimming pool and bar.

Hotel AC Malaga, Marriott

AC Malaga hotel

Hotel Santa Catelina is a lovely castle in the Limonar neighborhood on the east side of the city centre. The historic building (1932) is located on a hillside with views over the bay of Malaga. The rooms are decorated with antique furniture. There is ample space for parking.

Hotel Castillo Santa Catalina Malaga

Hotel Castillo Santa Catalina

Centrally located Hotel Vincci Posada del Patio is one of two five star hotels in Malaga. The hotel has luxurious rooms and apartments. On the roof terrace you have a nice view of the city and the use of a pool. Downstairs, the bar has a glass floor overlooking the old Roman city walls.

Hotel Vincci Posada del PatioHotel Vincci Posada del Patio

The Grand Hotel Miramar opened recently. It boasts five stars, has a sea view, two outdoor pools, a rooftop terrace, spa and several restaurants

Malaga Grand Hotel

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