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“Right at the heart of Malaga” 4 of 5 stars
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Room Mate Larios
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Marques de Larios 2, 29005 Malaga, Spain (Formerly Hotel Larios Malaga) (Centro)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 91 hotels in Malaga
Galicia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Right at the heart of Malaga”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We spent 3 nights at the former Hotel Larios which is aptly named, since it is at the very start of the main street in Malaga downtown. The building is well refurbished, keeping a nice retro touch, though it is very modern and stylish. We were given a huge room since we travel with a toddler (thanks for that!) and that helped us feel at home. I would only point out that the heating in November is excessively high; so much so that we had to open the window from time to time to chill the air inside a bit. One night, it was so hot that it was hard to sleep. There was also a bit of noise coming from the main square at the weekend.
The breakfast, as noted by other reviewers, is not very varied. It is a simple continental breakfast with bread, sponge cake, ham, cheese, jam and croissants. Nothing reamarkable. Actually, the coffee is poor. The good thing is the room itsef, overlooking the pretty Plaza de la Constitución and decorated with sober colors and soft lighting.
I'd recommend it in particular for the comfy rooms and unbeatable location.

Room Tip: The rooms at the façade have balconies overlooking the Larios Street. Avoid, though, if slight noise...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Thank you for your comments about your stay in Room Mate Larios.

We are glad you enjoyed Málaga and found our location something positive as Room Mate hotels are always located at the heart of the city to give our customers the chance of visiting the city easily so they can enjoy their stay and keep it as something to remember.

We are sorry to know that you do not enjoy with breakfast; we offer a continental standard buffet at a very good price: €6, 95 €.

We really want to see you and your family again en Málaga.

Best regards,

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Not sure if I should share this as would like to keep it to myself!!!!
Room Mate Larios has a lovely apartment over looking the square at the street.
Clean and maid service every day - nice to have a sitting room to relax in and the option of the use of a kitchen.
2 balconies and a small roof terrace.
Will certainly be booking again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review about your stay in our apartments.
We have tried to concentrate in them both the pros of a hotel room and a typical apartment with a Room Mate design and location.
It really makes us proud and satisfied the fact that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you soon again.

Regards,

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS
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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I loved everything about this hotel and have been back three times. I like the art deco styling, so that's a personal thing, but rooms are elegant and I especially like the rooms facing the main (pedestrianised) street.

Very good stand of service and very friendly and helpful reception staff.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear Mark,

Thank you for choosing three times your Room Mate Larios to stay during your visit to Málaga. It is very speciall for us to read that you had a good time with us in town.

Please let us know if you are planning to visit us a fourth time, you can write us to: larios@room-matehotels.com, and tell us abut your prefered room.

Best regards,

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS
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19 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We had only one day in Malaga and choose Room Mate Larios as it appeared to be in a good location. It is in an excellent location right in the midst of everything. You could walk to just about anything you want to see and explore. The hotel itself is art deco (my husband's favorite architectural style) and very clean and comfortable. I really wish the roof terrace had been open - that's my only complaint about the hotel itself. Also, the staff was friendly and helpful, willing to answer our questions. If you are visiting Malage and staying in old town make sure you get explicit directions as to where to park, etc. Given the one way and pedestrianized street it took several tries to get there.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear Guest,

We are very sorry to know you get in trouble to drive to the hotel, and to find a parking space.

Thank you very much for your comments about our Ard Decó stylish, and we hope your husbuand fancy it.

It is our duty to give our guest the best experience in Room Mate Hotels, and we are very glad to know that all the staff helps you in all you needed.

We really hope to see you again in Room Mate Larios in Málaga.

Best regards,

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The Room Mate Larios is a modern hotel. Very stylish, but once again as is the standard for Europe, pretty small. We had a small balcony with a magnificent view of the shopping district and the bay. Unfortunately, but building across from ours was being renovated, but all in all, it was a great place to stay. Breakfast is complimentary, which is a plus for the budget conscious.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the plaza to get more bang for your buck.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for you review, we are very glad to know you had a great stay in Room Mate Larios, and you enjoyed your views to Larios Street.

We hope you will be back soon!

Best regards from all the team!

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We were in Malaga for one night, and found that this was a really smart hotel and a great place to stay. It is in a great location in a pedestrianised area with lots of shops and restaurants, close to the sights. Our room was big and furnished in a modern and stylish way. It was immaculately clean. We had a view out onto the shopping street which gave a vibrant atmosphere. Reception staff were very helpful. We would really recommend Room Mate Larios without hesitation.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear Guest,

All the staff are very proud with your beautiful review about Room Mate Larios. Thank you very much for your nice words about us and about the street where the hotel is located.

Please let us know if your are planning to come back to Málaga.

Best regards,



Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We have just returned from another stay at The Larios. Just as good every time we stay here. Only problem this time was that we could only stay two nights instead of the four nights we wanted, as there was a medical conference in Malaga, so most hotel rooms were full.
This was our only disappointment and we will return to The Larios again as its one of our favourites due to its location and we are always made welcome.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing again Room Mate Larios to stay in Málaga, it is our duty to make feel our guest as at home and we are very glad to know that we are your favourite hotel in the city.

Please let us know when are you planning to come back, as we want to give you our most charming welcome.

Best regards

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS
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Address: Marques de Larios 2, 29005 Malaga, Spain (Formerly Hotel Larios Malaga)
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga > Centro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Malaga
#7 Romantic Hotel in Malaga
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Malaga
#11 Family Hotel in Malaga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Room Mate Larios 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The emblematic Hotel Room Mate Larios, again is becoming the hub and meeting place for the coolest people in the city of Malaga. Following the reopening of LATERRAZA DELARIOS last summer, the incorporation of LARIOSGASTROBAR puts in charge of the kitchen chef Pablo Molowny disciple of Berasastegui and Arzak, who after becoming very successful in the restaurant GIFT (Room Mate ÓSCAR, Madrid), earned many loyal political personalities, artists and designers who enjoyed his kitchen and new understanding of gastronomy, as well as his design and cuisine but without losing the traditional flavors. ... more   less 
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