Hotel Mariacristina (they write it as one word) is a clean and proper hotel in "La cala del moral" - but it is located at the main street with a lot of traffic. Room was newly renovated, clean and having a bright and new bathroom, bed was good and it was quite spacy equipped with a fine wardrobe and a small table with chair. It also had A/C but more important an electric heater that was absolutely necessary in march.
What was negative to me was that the only window was into a light well with no view to outside. It was like a cellar-room - and he neighbor rooms window was 10 feet away on the other side so one had to close the curtains all the time for not sitting in a shop window. That means literally no daylight. One would guess that it would be calm at least - but there was a lot of noise in the house itself - one could hear othes using the toilet etc.
On the other hand the people of the hotel were very gentle and took much care about the guests. The meals were great and rich - authentic spanish food. Mealroom was nice and spacy - with view to the traffic on the street outside.
It takes only a short walk to the beach which is lovely. Bus stop (to Malaga) is very close. And there is a bakery/pastry in the same building where you can get very nice food.
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