The Salles Hotel Malaga Centro is listed as a 4-star hotel on many websites, which I think is a bit of a stretch. But I'll explain that in a bit.
First, I'll start with the positives:
The hotel's location is quite good, as it is a short and pleasant 5-7 minute walk from Plaza de la Constitucion (Malaga's main plaza) and the shopping and restaurants that surround it and the city's primary commercial thoroughfare. It is also about a 15 minute walk from Malaga's main Maria Zambrano station, a 7 minute walk from the Malaga Centro station (commuter rail that takes you to MZ and the airport as well as the outskirts of the city) and is about a 20 minute walk to the city's beach area.
The hotel staff is the other impressive positive of this hotel. Those at the front desk that we spoke with were tremendously helpful and kind. This included providing numerous recommendations on places to see and good restaurants, as well as directions to various places, as it was our first time in the city. This also included switching our room because the first one we were in was extremely hot and would not cool down.
That said, the negatives would be some of the facilities in the sense that they are not 4-star like they are billed. The first room we were in was drab and dark and was a little bit dirty when we arrived (also the heater was pumping incredibly hot air out and would not turn off, but thanks to the staff this problem was rectified).
We were then moved (and upgraded free of charge) to a superior room, which was much, much nicer. The room had much more modern furnishings, good lighting, and was spotlessly clean. These "superior" rooms were 10x better than the traditional ones.
Overall, based on the strength of the hotel's location and the excellent staff, I would consider staying again at Malaga Centro, but only if I could get a very good rate or if I stayed in the superior room. I would avoid the regular rooms at all cost because they are outdated and not worth the price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Free Wi-Fi and a seasonal rooftop pool with impressive city views can be found at Salles Hotel Malaga Centro, set in Malaga's picturesque old town. Rooms at the Malaga Centro are brightly decorated and spacious, hava satellite TV and a balcony. The Malaga Centro's Guernica Restaurant serves a range of Mediterranean and Andalusian cuisine. The Picasso Cafe-Bar serves drinks and snacks. Guests can relax and enjoy city views on the Centro's rooftop terrace. There is a poolside bar, open in summer. There is also an on-site gym.The hotel is a 15-minute walk from the Picasso Museum and less than one kilometre from Málaga Cathedral. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Malaga Centro
- Malaga Centro málaga
- Malaga Center
- Salles Hotel Malaga Centro Spain - Costa Del Sol