The Best Luxury Hotels to Book in Malaga

Treat yourself to a stylish Spanish getaway with a stay at these luxury hotels
Treat yourself to a stylish Spanish getaway with a stay at these luxury hotels | Courtesy of Finca Cortesin /
Vanessa Gainford

Luxury hotels in and around Malaga aren’t hard to come by, especially if you venture towards the affluent Puerto Banus area. You might just be overwhelmed by choice when searching for your perfect abode in this charming and sunny Spanish city on the Costa del Sol. Take a look through our list of the best upmarket options, where both a comfortable stay and a good time are guaranteed.

1. Finca Cortesin

Boutique Hotel, Resort, Hotel

A room at Finca Cortesin with white walls, colourful and patterned sofas, tables with white lamps and plants
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Stylish, sophisticated and situated in one of the most tranquil locations on the Andalucian coast, Finca Cortesin is perfect for those looking for a peaceful yet luxurious escape. With friendly and attentive service, an array of restaurants with varying cuisines, a golf course, beach club, spa and even its own exclusive shopping area – there’s hardly a need to leave the resort.

2. Vincci Selección Posada del Patio

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

A bedroom at Vincci Selección Posada del Patio, with two beds against a pink and green patterned headboard, chairs and a TV
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Hotel Vincci Selección has two locations in Malaga, both providing exceptional five-star services. The first, Hotel Vincci Selección Posada del Patio, is in the historic centre of Malaga, and ideal for any type of traveller as it accommodates couples, friends and families. A plunge pool on the roof with panoramic views of the city is the highlight, but the gourmet restaurants and luxurious suites aren’t far behind.

3. Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar

Resort, Luxury

An outdoor pool area at Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar, with cushioned sun loungers and parasols
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The second hotel of the Hotel Vincci Selección group, Hotel Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar is the largest luxury accommodation on the Costa del Sol. Even when it’s at full capacity, it feels private and peaceful. With a beach club, golf course, spa, lush gardens and gourmet gastronomy, it’s hard to leave this authentic, luxurious place with endless views of the sea.

4. Grand Hotel Guadalpin

Resort, Luxury

A rooftop terrace with cushioned sun loungers and sea views at Grand Hotel Guadalpin
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A spot for the elite, Grand Hotel Guadalpin is the place to stay if you want to enjoy cocktails and enjoy the elegant atmosphere – whilst you relax on one of the rooftop terraces overlooking the Mediterranean. A five-star resort, it’s located in Nueva Andalucia, with a beachfront just a 15-minute walk from Puerto Banus. Restaurants offer local gastronomic delights, but if you wish to venture to the cobbled streets of Malaga Old Town and sample some tapas bars, the hotel is more than happy to make recommendations.

5. Higueron Hotel Malaga


A modern and light living room at Higueron Hotel Malaga with a sofa, an arched lamp, a fluffy circular rug and a table
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Part of the Hilton Curio Collection, the Higueron Hotel is a unique hotel for an artistic and culinary retreat. With views of the Mediterranean, this innovative resort is just 15 minutes from the airport, city centre and beaches. Dining at the Michelin-star restaurant is a must as it offers dishes created by Chef Diego Gallegos. Guest rooms are loft-style suites, complete with terraces that have breathtaking views.

6. Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Resort


An outside view of the grand and illuminated Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Resort with grass, flowers and trees.
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The Villa Padierna Palace Resort is an elegant, pet-friendly resort located between Marbella, Benahavis and Estepona. Accomodation is a range of rooms, suites and villas in a picturesque setting – the resort is surrounded by gardens, a golf course and a lake. The spa and wellness facilities boast an extensive beauty and treatment list for guests to take their pampering to the next level, and the two restaurants offer gastronomic cuisine that focuses on local produce and fresh seafood.

7. The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa

Resort, Spa Hotel, Golf Hotel

An indoor pool at The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa with a stylish and grand decor
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Located in the so-called Valley of Golf in Benahavis, the Westin La Quinta Golf Resort and Spa is a haven for golf lovers. Yet this oasis by the Mediterranean sea is surrounded by the Sierra Blanca mountains, and the decor and design reflects this in its elegant and eclectic style. The Heavenly Spa offers a range of beauty and wellness treatments to completely rejuvenate the mind and body.

8. Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa

Resort, Spa Hotel

Outdoor pool area at Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa. Curved pool edge decorated with trees and plants.
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The Don Carlos Resort and Spa is an array of spacious luxury villas for ultimate privacy. Surrounded by gardens with views of the sea and African coast, it’s the essence of luxury. Villas have their own private pools, the beach club has direct access to the sea and you can choose to relax by the communal pool in a hammock or on a Balinese bed.

9. Gran Hotel Miramar


Grand foyer of Gran Hotel Miramar. Palatial column support glass ceiling windows, with smart tables, chairs and sofas at ground level.
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The sound of the sea lapping the shore is one of the Gran Hotel Miramar’s best features – this tranquil hotel has a unique Mediterranean charm. Close to the city, it’s within walking distance of museums, shops, and beaches – yet separated enough for a peaceful dose of escapism. Two outdoor pools, valet service, a solarium and the Botanic Spa by Sisley are just a few more reasons to book a stay here.

10. Nobu Hotel Marbella

Boutique Hotel

Smart hotel room in Nobu Hotel Marbella. White walls, wooden furniture and an outdoor balcony area are all on show.
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Nobu is renowned for its luxury aspect and the Nobu Hotel Marbella takes that to the next level. Located on the Golden Mile, the resort is steps away from the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean – yet also close enough to stroll and explore the local area. The cuisine by chef Nobu Matsuhisa, along with the Six Senses Spa, are the highlights of staying here and allow you to indulge whilst also feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.

Fancy discovering more stylish hotels in Malaga? Check out our pick of the most chic boutique hotels in Malaga, bookable with Culture Trip.

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