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“What a situation!” 4 of 5 stars
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Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro
Ranked #19 of 91 Hotels in Malaga
Scotland
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36 reviews
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“What a situation!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

High above the city with great views of the harbour. Dining on th balcony of the restaurant at night is quite an experience. My only negative would be the rather poor selection available on the bar and cafe menu.

Room Tip: I think that all rooms have a small balcony and the view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Beautiful room, superb view - worth coming back regularly. Breakfast was very good and staff very pleasant. A little difficult to get to without a car or taxi, but taxis into the city centre are not expensive. Malaga is a great centre for shopping( unfortunately! ) and the tapas bars are outstanding. The port is active and loads to watch from the Hotel balcony of each room. You also have a great view of the bullring.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Very comfortable accommodation, if not cutting edge. I know you could walk,bus or taxi up to the hotel to enjoy a drink at the bar and take in the view BUT it's not the same as sitting on your own private terrace with a glass and enjoying the view as the sun goes down or indeed comes up... Or having breakfast on the terrace. The walk down to town is steep but I like walking, even walked back up which wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be... Reception staff helpful and friendly. A bit disappointed with the 'menu degustation" in the restaurant - really not up to scratch. Also restaurant staff a bit dour. Having said all that, would still stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Flanders
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Although less impressive in style than the previous Parador we stayed in (Carmona), our room overlooked the harbour, the bullfight arena, the Gibralfora Alcazar and a nice part of town.
There's a footpath going down the Gibralfaro mountain to the city center (appr. 15 minutes) but going back up after a long day of shopping and sightseeing in Malaga can be quite strenuous!
Our room (top floor, under the roof) was not so big (compared to Carmona), it had a nice balcony and the breakfast and dinner were up to expectations.

Room Tip: We had a room on the top floor (under the roof), they migth be smaller, but you're sure to have...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank OstendTraveller
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LONDON
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We stayed here for two night in October after a lovely week down the coast at San Pedro De Alcantara. Have actually stayed here before so knew what to expect. Its a lovely hotel with friendly efficient reception staff. Our room was very large, beautiful, having been decorated and a large lovely bathroom. Very very nice. Balcony with table and chairs and a great view. Beautfull decor and very comfy beds (large twins together). Flat screen TV but only the usual BBC World News. Bathroom was glorious with particularly nice shampoos, lotions etc (lovely smell). Whoever chose them knows what they're doing! The roof terrace is small but perfect for a cool down in the pool and a relax after a hot day exploring the wonderful city, gardens, port and beaches of Malaga. No problems getting a sunbed each afternoon we were there. The breakfast was good and varied and lovely eating out on the terrace. All the views from the Parador are nothing short of spectacular. Please keep in mind though that once you are up at the Parador its a long steep walk down (and back up again!) so if your not able and fit you have to drive or get a taxi. Having said that there can be no better place to sit with a drink watching the sunset over this beautiful city that is so often ignored by holidaymakers on their way down the coast to the resorts. The only negative was that often the terrace bar seats were taken up by day visitors and locals and hotel guests including ourselves found it difficult to find somewhere to sit in the evening. In the hotel lounge there were sofa's etc reserved for hotel guests and maybe this is something that should be considered on the terrace. Also, the bar service was slow and we waited a long time to get a drink and a snack one evening. However, don't let this put you off. This Parador is a great place to stay and enjoy!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

What a location! The rooms are typical of a Parador, that is adequately but not imaginatively finished. I think all the rooms have fantastic views over Malaga town.
The hotel is spotlessly clean and the staff most helpful.
The only problem that might confront some is the out-of-town situation, but a taxi into Malaga centre is about 7-8 euros.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We stayed for two nights in September for a birthday treat and we were really looking forward to staying at this Parador. Unfortunately we got the feeling that we should be "honoured" to be staying there, and that the hotel is more geared up to the business sector rather than the "passing through" tourist. The service and the staff were lacking and indifferent to say the least. The only redeeming factors were the views which looked out over Malaga. The hotel is a bit isolated, and I would say that a car is definitely needed unless you want to spend loads of money on taxis. We will not be re-visiting. Tea/coffee making facilities would have made a difference as would a front of house who was more "personable" and the least bit interested as to whether you enjoyed your stay or not!

Room Tip: A sea view would have been nice.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro
Address: Avenida Canovas del Castillo s/n, 29016 Malaga, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#14 Luxury Hotel in Malaga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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