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“Excellent location near the cathedral, waterfront and lots of restaurants”
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Don Curro Hotel
Ranked #27 of 88 Hotels in Malaga
Bellingham, Washington
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“Excellent location near the cathedral, waterfront and lots of restaurants”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

The approach to the hotel with car is a bit difficult, you need to drive on a restricted road which gets you right in front of the hotel, and the hotel staff will park the car for you at a nearby parking. Reception staff is ok, professional but not overly friendly. The room is spacious, wooden parquet floor, tiled floor in the bathroom. Typical bathtub-shower with a half glass partition, which will guarantee that the bathroom floor gets wet - who ever thought up this contraption? Mini-bar, working desk with chair, one easy chair - room is well endowed. Sleep quality very good. Full breakfast is included in the price and was excellent with cold meats, cheese, breads butter & jam, bacon & scrambled eggs, juice & coffee. Wifi reception not working in hotel room on 7th floor, but ok at reception and restaurant (hence my rating of a 2 for services) - Overall well recommended

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Nice location in the old town centre and nice clean rooms, but horribly noisy hotel - hard to sleep at night! You have to wear earplugs, but that doesn't help much either.
Noises from inside the building and outside street, they were it cleaning at night (?).
Larious shopping/pedestrian street and all sights are close by, so at least thats positive. Breakfest was pretty ok with quite many choises. And it was until late (11:30), which was needed after rough and sleepless nights.

  • Stayed April 2013
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scunthorpe england
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Check in didn't get off to a great start, not sure they could find our booking! However this may have been a good point as we were probably upgraded. We were given room 811 on the top floor, lovely big room with large balcony with panoramic view from the harbour right round to the cathedral. Nice big bathroom with good shower and toiletries. Breakfast very good.Staff don't seem to speak much English but then again I don't speak much Spanish! Very convenient location for everything. Would be happy to stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Great location for historic attractions, shops, restaurants and bars. Had a car so needed parking which was very efficiently arranged by the hotel. You park outside and give your keys to reception. It takes 15 mins. or so when you want it back (and a tip).

We had emailed before arrival asking for a top floor room following Tripadvisor reccomendations, they replied they would do their best and this is what we got. The bonus was a balcony and views across Malaga. The room and bathroom were spacious and clean. It was also very quiet.

Breakfast was included was pretty standard but OK. Booked through Travel Republic and thought it good value at £58.00 for the night. Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: Our top floor room was quiet and had a balcony and views.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Just returned from a business trip to Malaga.
I had chosen this hotel mainly due to location and reviews.
I must say some of these other reviewers must have stayed at a different hotel with the same name!

Positive points.
Location-Perfect for Historic Malaga,plenty of good quality bars and restaurants nearby.
Rooms-Looked to have been recently refurbished to a good standard.Bathroom was extremely good.
Cleanliness-Everything seems to be cleaned to a high standard.

Negative points.
Staff-Very unhelpful,bordering on rude.I happen to speak Spanish to a reasonable standard but trying to get any simple information or help from the reception staff proved to be futile.
I had asked for a room with a balcony,the room I was given did not have one so I went to reception to ask for another room where I was told that none were available.
I reason I wanted a balcony is that my wife came on the trip also and wanted to have somewhere to sunbathe whilst I was at meetings,not a problem I thought as the hotel is bound to have a sun terrace-nope no sun terrace and when I asked about this at reception I was given a map!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Breakfast-Oh dear,the same tosh churned out by the majority of hotels you find in Spain.Absolute minimum effort made by the hotel.Not enough tables available for guests.Very poor selection of food,like going to a Bulgarian supermarket.Oh and the amazing obligatory breakfast for the British-some undercooked rasher's of bacon,a few lumps which I think were some sort of sausage and some badly made scrambled egg.
If you like bread rolls and processed meat and cheese then this is the place for you.

Sleeping-Not good,the doors in this hotel sound like a steel drum being hit with a sledgehammer by the majority of the guests leaving or entering their rooms at whatever time.Floors being the standard stone tile type used in most hotels so if you have someone in the room above you with high heels you will hear that.

In the end I spent as little time as possible in this hotel.Absolutely awful experience.
This hotel is not a budget hotel,I expect a reasonable standard for what I pay.
This hotel did not deliver and it's all down to the owner's not giving a damn about their customers.Minimum effort made.
I really hope they read this review.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We asked for a room near the top and got a balcony and wonderful views. Very friendly and helpful staff. With a full buffet breakfast included the hotel is excellent value for money. Large rooms and excellent bathroom. It would be very helpful to have a room service directory in the rooms as there are no instructions how the hotel works. Free WiFi in the rooms is fantastic.Hotel is near shops,info center,port and over the road we will get our transfer bus for our 5 day trip to Morocco.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at top when making reservation to be sure of a quiet nighttime
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2013

A wonderful vibrant city, often overlooked. Stayed in the Don Curro a couple of nights. Everyone really friendly and the rooms lovely and clean. The best thing about the hotel is its position. In the historic old town, near the Picasso Museum, flamenco museum, (only one euro and well worth the visit, very quirky and interesting.) Also the cathedral and Museo of Sacred Art. Fantastic cafes, restaurants and the sea and port and lovely park within short walks. The breakfast at Don Curro is included and was quite amazing...basically all you can eat, and healthy too.. I highly recommend the hotel, though take earplugs as it's not that quiet as it's sooo large that you can hear lots of comings and goings, but lively and lovely nonetheless.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Don Curro Hotel
Address: Calle Sancha de Lara 9, 29015 Malaga, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga > Centro
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Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Malaga
#16 Romantic Hotel in Malaga
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Hotel Class:3 star — Don Curro Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 118
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