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Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Castillo de Gibralfaro s/n, 29016 Malaga, Spain (Centro)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
17 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the relatively newer Paradors and never fails to meet expectations, provided you know what to expect. The two downsides are, firstly, that it is unlikely you will find a parking place near Reception and, secondly you must not expect fast bar service, wherever you decide to sit. That said, the rooms are excellent, all overlooking Malaga... More

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ParadordeGibralfaro, Director General at Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro, responded to this review

Thank you very much. Parking is limited and all of us want to park next to the reception! but not possible. In any case, does not take you more than two minutes the farthest parking place. Thank you for your opinion about the restaurant. More

Haugesund, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is beautiful, set in a very nice scenery overlooking Malaga. Unfortunatly the all the staff doesent take their job very seriously. The reception was cold and unfriendly. Furthermore when the rooftop pool was closed, there was no excuse, just a fake smile. The dinner in the evening, on the terrace overlooking Malaga , was great with great staff.... More

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ParadordeGibralfaro, Director General at Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We regret that stay was not entirely satisfactory. We welcome your comments for improvement. More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel has old Spanish style. It is old fashioned in its appearance but is charming, and still has all the amenities you could need. It is secluded, so perfect for relaxing couples. Malaga's old town is only 15minutes walk down country path, or 7€ in a taxi. Pool is small and not many sun loungers but that's perfect for... More

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ParadordeGibralfaro, Director General at Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your opinion. hope see you soon again. More

Salt Lake City, UT
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at this parador twice and love the opportunity to be OVER Malaga, but not necessarily IN it. It is easy to catch a bus to the city and back, which I would recommend rather than driving. (The first time we visited we ended up hiring a taxi to drive to the parador ahead of us because we... More

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ParadordeGibralfaro, Director General at Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your opinion. hope see you soon again. More

Charleston, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a gorgeous Parador overlooking Malaga, the bullfighting ring, and the harbor from a hilltop wonderland. The rooms are great. The walk down into the city by the fortress is magical. We would definitley stay here again. We can recommend the restaurant for views and seafood, but the pasta and duck were awful.

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ParadordeGibralfaro, Director General at Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro, responded to this review

We have received your congratulations. We want to thank you for your kind words, which will help us to keep on working eagerly and dedicatedly. We will check the pasta dishes and duck. Thanks a lot More

Pontefract
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights at the Parador after a tour of Andalucia the hotel was very nice with wonderful views of Malaga , the staff were the most sullen we had encountered, we have stayed at several paradors in Spain but the staff at Gibralfaro were by far the most miserable

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ParadordeGibralfaro, Director General at Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro, responded to this review

Dear guest, the staff of Parador Málaga Gibralfaro has received your complaints. First of all, we want to thank you for your comments, they are very useful for keeping on improving day by day. More

Peekskill, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Yes, the view is amazing. And the beds are so uncomfortable you won't sleep. And there are no non-smoking rooms, so you won't breathe, either. And the walk down to Malaga is long and tiring. Come up for a meal and enjoy the view, but stay somewhere else.

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ParadordeGibralfaro, Director General at Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro, responded to this review

First of all, we want to thank you for your comments, they are very useful for keeping on improving our hotel quality service. We have NO smoking rooms. Maybe there was no available at the time or there was an error. We will try to find out what could happen. Thanks a lot. More

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at this Parador. The room was, in general, comfortable and ample. Our only complaint room-wise, which was also the case in the 2 other Paradors where we stayed, relates to the pillows. All three offered 2 types (a sausage shaped long pillow and a rather flat pillow). Neither lent itself for a good nights sleep. Beyond... More

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Mojacar, Spain
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44 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We have stayed here several times and have always enjoyed it. The outdoor parking is free and the rooms are a good size. The views are stunning as is the historic building. Prices are on the high side as they have increased over time. I don't think you'll find a better place in all of Malaga. The rooms are quiet... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Our first Parador, stayed 2 nights, and it wasn't cheap. The room itself was very large, comfortable beds, and we were able to sit on the balcony and view the sea. Drinks (glasses of wine) from the bar were reasonably priced. We had the breakfast buffet Sunday morning and found that to not be good value. We also found it... More

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ParadordeGibralfaro, Director General at Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your 5 points. I agree, The view from the room is fantastic. More

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Address: Castillo de Gibralfaro s/n, 29016 Malaga, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga > Centro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro 4*
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