Places to stay in Malaga
The choice of hotels in Malaga city is vast and varied. Over recent years, and especially since the inauguration of the Picasso Museum in 2003, this vibrant Andalusian city has undergone much renovation and restoration. Many old buildings have been brought back to their former glory, a number of which have been tastefully converted into 21st century hotels, without losing anything of their enchanted past.
Beside the Río Guadalmedina river, this contemporary hotel is 11 minutes from the 16th-century Málaga Cathedral and 1.3 km from the medieval fortress Alcazaba. The chic rooms and suites, with wood floors and en suite bathrooms, feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minibars and work desks. Upgraded rooms and suites add tea and coffeemakers, as well as separate living rooms. A laid-back restaurant serves a breakfast buffet (fee) as well as Mediterranean cuisine, and there's also a casual bar. Other amenities include 2 terraces, a gym and a sauna.
Located within a suitcase trundle of the city-centre train station, the accommodation here is clean and well-equipped with a choice of doubles and shared rooms. The downstairs communal area has a colourful seaside look with stripey deckchairs and minifootball, bathrooms sport classy mosaic tiles and the top-floor kitchen has all the essentials necessary to whip up a decent meal.