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Hotel California

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Paseo de Sancha 17, 29016 Malaga, Spain
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Ranked #12 of 91 Hotels in Malaga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We booked this after reading reviews on here and finding other hotels highly priced and with less flattering reviews. It worked out brilliantly for us! For the first time we stayed in Malaga and went to Spain without hiring a car! The hotel was perfectly situated a few minutes from the beach with a bus stop outside to take us... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Everything Sally C says is true. We loved the fresh flowers, the retro decor, the breakfast - served to your table with spotless linen table cloths. They go that extra mile for a hotel of this rating. Even the roof garden is spotless.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We loved the Hotel California for its friendly staff who seem to be a family, its retro decor, its clean and spacious rooms. The position near the beach and a 10 - 15 minute walk to the old town was ideal for us. Breakfast is a plentiful spread of bread and croissants, cheese and salami, muesli and yogurt with damn... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The staff is friendly and helpful. I think they are a family of siblings and the matriarch is still involved with the gardens and interior flower settings. The breakfast is nourishing and plentiful - some of it is homemade. The rooms are spacious and have plenty of storage areas for luggage and clothes, a desk, small screen TV and adequate... More 

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Lincoln
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A 4 day visit to Malaga using the hotel California as our base. We were a little apprehensive but found the hotel ideal. Friendly helpful staff, clean well decorated rooms but some areas could do with smartening up a little but don't let that put you off staying here, we would happily go back. Taxi fair from the airport is... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The hotel was really pleasant and a short walk from the beach. The staff's english wasn't great but they were very friendly and helpful. The room was very spacious, comfortable and clean, however the decor was a bit tired. The breakfast was standard continental (table service, not buffet) - tasty and filling, we ordered coffee and hot water (for tea)... More 

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Black River Falls, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is located 1 block from a beach in a central part of town. I found the staff pleasant and helpful. The rooms are on the small side but there are several nice common areas in the hotel and a rooftop veranda with a good a good view of the sea. Breakfast is basic but adaquate to start the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

We are staying currently for 4 nights at the hotel California. It's our first time in Spain and we could not have picked a better hotel. We have a one bedroom suite which was a lovely surprise. The hotel is very clean, the staff is always willing to help with a smile. Breakfast is good and has a great healthy... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Spent 7 nights at the hotel. Good location, close to the beach and a short bus ride into the city. Spotlessly clean and very helpful staff. Very traditional approach to guests as breakfast is served rather than being buffet style. Within easy reach of good cafes and restaurants and a supermarket round the corner.

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Windsor, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Within strolling distance of all the pleasures that down-town Malaga has to offer and just a 2 minute walk from the sandy beach with it's selection of sun-bedded chinguiritos this is a top spot for a short break holiday or a night's stop over on the way to a holiday destination. The service we received was over and beyond and... More 

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Address: Paseo de Sancha 17, 29016 Malaga, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel California 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
California Hotel málaga
Hotel California Malaga, Spain - Costa Del Sol
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Malaga

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