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The 10 Best Hotels In Málaga For All Budgets

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Updated: 9 February 2017
In recent years Málaga has undergone extensive renovations, changing from a gateway to the Costa del Sol to being a popular holiday destination in its own right. The Culture Trip selects the best boutique hotels in the city.

Dulces Dreams

Seeking to bring a combination of modern comfort and affordability to Málaga, the enthusiastic team behind Dulces Dreams has created a true gem of a hotel, offering beautifully decorated rooms in the heart of the old city at reasonable prices. The well-humored staff is one of the hotel’s most noteworthy qualities, always happy to assist with any queries. All rooms have been uniquely designed using recycled materials and following a sweet or cake theme. These include the Brownie, the carrot cake and the Tiramisu room. If the sweet decor doesn’t sate your cravings, the hotel is home to a charming café offering sweet pastries and treats, gourmet baguettes and quality coffee.

Address: Laza Mártires, 6, 29008 Málaga, Spain, +34 951 35 78 69

Hotel Soho Málaga

Located in the city’s trendiest quarter, the Soho Hotel Málaga is surrounded by urban art and graffiti and is situated within perfect reach of Málaga’s main sights and activities. The hotel is housed in a 20th-century building which is under protection for its historic value. The Soho Boutique Hotel offers its guest a 24 hour reception desk and a tourist information point, providing tips and tricks on must-sees and hidden secrets. The blend of stylish modernity and classic Andalusian styles is perfectly reflected in Soho, making for an authentic experience. With the city center within a short walking distance, you couldn’t find a more ideal location.

Address: 29001, Calle Córdoba, 5, 29001 Málaga, Spain, +34 952 22 40 79

Hotel Molina Lario

Across from Málaga’s beautiful Cathedral lies Hotel Molina Lario, one of the city’s most noteworthy boutique hotels offering all desirable comforts. The hotel is situated in two 19th-century buildings that have undergone extensive renovations while retaining the original facade. Visitors can make use of the functions rooms or make their way to the hotel’s El Café de Bolsa Restaurant & Bar to enjoy a glass of premium wine in its scenic outdoor terrace. All 103 rooms feature modern design and comforts with unobtrusive colors and beautiful views over the surrounding area of the city or the port. The hotel also features a rooftop pool where you can while away the hours in the sun with a cool cocktail while taking in the Mediterranean vibes.

Address: Calle Molina Lario, 20, 29015 Málaga, Spain, +34 952 06 20 02

Hotel Room Mate Larios

Situated on the corner of Málaga’s bustling shopping street, Calle Larios, Hotel Room Mate Larios provides perfect access to museums, restaurants and popular sights. The four-star hotel opened in 1994 and continues to uphold its excellent reputation. With its charming art deco architecture, the hotel is one of the city’s most noteworthy buildings and the designs of the rooms are equally impressive. An elegant cocktail bar and an adjoining terrace provide the perfect entertainment spot for the evening hours and in the morning guests can enjoy extensive breakfast buffet. Most of the spacious rooms have views over the street and the surrounding area and with the level of comfort they offer you will have a hard time leaving.

Address: Calle Marqués de Larios, 2, 29005 Málaga, Spain, +34 952 22 22 00

Vincci Selection Posada del Patio

This five-star hotel offers one of the most luxurious stays in the city and is ideal for those looking to relax as well as exploring the city’s sights. Apart from a dazzling rooftop pool, the hotel features a gourmet restaurant, private suites and several function rooms for business meetings. With its prime location within the confines of the historic centre, the main attractions are only minutes away. In line with the avant-garde style of the Vincci hotels, rooms have been set up in contemporary styles while loosing none of their homely comfort. You can spend the day by the pool soaking up the sun or take a walk around the city before resting your head at Vincci Selección Posada del Patio.

Address: Pasillo de Sta. Isabel, 7, 29005 Málaga, Spain, +34 951 00 10 20

Casa Babylon Backpackers Hostel

Few places offer as homely and welcoming an atmosphere as Casa Babylon Backpackers Hostel, which describes itself as the happiest hostel in the world. Located 20 minutes from Gibralfaro, the hostel is a short walk away from the center. The cool staff will gladly provide guests with information about the city. The hostel features an outdoor terrace, a chill-out area, a bar and plenty of hammocks to while away the day and hang out with other bagpackers. Casa Babylon Bagpackers provides several dorms as well as a few private rooms, all set up comfortably ensuring a pleasant visit. There’s hardly a better way to get to know fellow travelers than enjoying a few cocktails with relaxing background music in this quirky hostel.

Address: Calle de Pedro de Quejana, 3, 29012 Málaga, Spain, +34 952 26 72 28

Hotel Cortijo de la Reina

Find refuge from the bustling streets of Málaga at Hotel Cortijo de la Reina, situated in the Montes de Málaga Nature Reserve. Surrounded by extensive forests and greenery such as olive, almond, orange and grapefruit trees as well as pines and holm oaks, there’s hardly a more scenic and relaxing place to stay in the area. Bird watchers will be thrilled by the numerous species that are at home in the reserve, and several pathways offer charming walks around the surrounding countryside. The Hotel has been decorated in traditional Andalusian style and it consists of two buildings. The rooms in this hotel are particularly cozy and some of them have been equipped with a fireplace. An outdoor pool and a tennis court provide entertainment, and when the sun sets guests can get their fill of regional food from the adjoining restaurant.

Address: Ctra. Málaga-Colmenar A-7000, Km 17,8, 29013 Málaga, Spain, +34 951 90 09 39

Hotel Petit Palace Plaza Málaga

This four-star hotel lies right in the centre of Málaga, and in spite of its central location it manages to provide a tranquil retreat from the heat and noise of the city’s crowded streets. Hotel Petit Palace Plaza Málaga has adapted its facilities to offer more comfort to groups of travelers, families and couples. Aside from providing an area for pets and rooms for 5 people, children will be given special attention and presents here. The charming hotel has equipped its rooms with all desirable features, from hydro-massage showers to TV’s and Ipod docking stations. The spacious well-lit rooms are predominantly decorated in white tones only interrupted by the wooden features and some warm orange details. This family-friendly hotel with its attentive staff makes for an enjoyable visit and leaves no wishes unfulfilled.

Address: Calle Nicasio Calle, 3, 29015 Málaga, Spain, +34 952 22 21 32

Oasis Backpackers Hostel Málaga

Comfortable accommodation in a central location can be hard to find when on a budget, but the Oasis Bagpackers Hostel Málaga offers both things and more. The lively hostel has dorms with four to ten beds featuring comfortable mattresses, personal lockers and en-suite bathrooms. The free breakfast and the lounge areas are other noteworthy features, making it easy to socialize and meet fellow travelers. On the charming rooftop terrace they serve reasonably priced drinks in a relaxed atmosphere with views over the Cathedral. Should you feel lost, do not hesitate to speak to the friendly staff which are more than happy to help. Oasis Backpackers Hostel Málaga is one of the best budget accommodtion options in the city.

Address: Calle San Telmo, 14, 29008 Málaga, Spain, +34 952 00 51 16

Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro

The views over Málaga, its mountainous regions and the vast surface of the Mediterranean sea, are one of the prime reasons to visit Mount Gibralfaro and the castle located on top of it. Why not surround yourself by this scenery all day round by booking your stay at Parador de Málaga Gibraltar. Nestled on top of the mountain and opposite the Alcazaba, the hotel features elegant rooms, beautiful common areas and a rooftop pool. Its own restaurant serves up Andalusian specialities alongside sumptuous regional food and international wines. The rooms have been designed in harmony with traditional Spanish styles. When the night comes you can marvel at the panoramic views and lights of the nearby harbor.

Address: Camino de Gibralfaro, S/N, 29016 Málaga, Spain, +34 952 22 19 02