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Room Mate Larios
Ranked #5 of 87 Hotels in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 18, 2012

I've just come back from a 3 night mini-break with my boyfriend in Malaga where we chose to stay at Room Mate Larios because of the encouraging reviews and seemingly close proximity to the sights. I was not disappointed!

We happened to be upgraded to the apartment duplex (3b) which was clean, bright and modern. It had not one, but two, juliet balconies and a small roof-top terrace, all overlooking one of the beautiful squares and fountain. The air-con was fantastic and we even had a small kitchen with fridge for storing our drinks. The hotel was mere minutes on foot to the Cathederal and castle. We were also located within the main shopping area. We easily managed the 20 minute walk to the beach although I'm sure we could have gotten a bus if we wanted to. The apartment had a separate entrance to the main hotel so we did not venture into the hotel, except to check-in and check-out. The staff on both occasions were very helpful and arranged our taxi to the station. We did make it to the bar on one night which was modern and relaxed, where again, the staff were very helpful and friendly and the bar seemed to stay open until well after 1am.

My only criticism of the apartment was it had only one mirror, which was in the bathroom, so I had to ensure the bathroom wasn't needed before commencing my hair and make-up routine. This was also annoying because the bedroom, with our clothing was down a flight of stairs so we had to run upstairs to check ourselves in the mirror . . .in the end I just brought a pile of clothes upstairs to the lounge.
This is a tiny criticism and next time I'm in Malaga (which I'm planning already) I will definitely be staying in Room Mate Larios, and would definitely try to book the duplex apartment - it made for THE PERFECT WEEKEND!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank L Q
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2012

Dear Sirs,

We are very glad to know that you choose Room Mate Larios for your days off and that you find everything as your expectation.

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review of our new
Larios Apartments. We have noted about your suggestion to add more
mirrors in them.

We look forward to welcoming you back in Room Mate Larios Hotel, and
please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if we can help you in
our e-mail: larios@room-matehotels.com


Kind regards,

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We were just passing through and the stay here was brilliant. The hotel is in the center of town and we stayed in on the 4th floor so it wasn't noisy. The room was great and a good size. The bed however was amazing we wanted to take it home with us, maybe next time we will.

Worth popping upstairs to the bar. Amazing views of the city and friendly staff.

Room Tip: Choose a room at the top of the hotel, book a room here it's great value.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank davidecatalina
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2012

Dear Davide,

We apprecciate so much you take time to write about your experience in
Room Mate Larios in Málaga. It is our duty to make you feel like at
your "Room Mate Larios´s House". He is very happy because you had a
good rest in his mattress.

We are looking to give you our most warming welcome in your next visit
to the city.

Best regards,

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS

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Reviewed August 29, 2012

I stayed in Room Mate Larios for 2 nights on 8/19 to 8/21 - 2012......this is the second time that I stay in one of the Room Mate hotels and as always when comes to service they are on the top, friendly, nice, helpful and courteous.....specially Room Mate Larios's staff,... plus andaluces are the best hosts in Spain.
The location is very very central,.... as most of Room Mate Hotels they are in historic buildings w/ contemporary, funky, gay, modern, abstract decor you name it ! oh don't forget art-deco too..
My room on the 4th floor (404) was great perfet, flat tv. safe etc. I loved it.... the furniture very retro 30's or 40's art-deco style even the bathroom and the best... a double-glass window w/ view of Larios street and NO NOICES from the street.
The breakfast buffet is continental not hot items but its ok ...not bad for 6.44 euros remember the Room Mate Hotels are in the category of boutique hotels.
The bar on the 5th floor has a nice view of the city, I don't like the big sofas in any bar for seating but there are few (tredy style)........the staff are very nice, I didn't have the opportunity to meet Larios but I met Marco the bartender and the waitresses very nice group....the food (tapas) were not that great.
The bar on the reception area w/ nice piano and restaurant, very nice are closed and the only service there is breakfast.

Pros.....Location, friendly-nice-helpfull staff, beautiful and confortable room in general nice
decor and style....nice roof terraze bar good drink prices
Cons.....after brakfast no food and beverage service untill 7pm.... a la cart menu limited, bar
and restaurant closed.

I will recommend this hotel to any one except families

Room Tip: Rooms with view to the Larios street or plaza
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Thank ARMNewYork
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your nice words about your staying in Room Mate
Larios. We are very proud to know that you have been in two hotels of
Room Mate and you have had nice experiences in both.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcoming you in a third visit in one of our hotels in
the future.

Regards

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS

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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Great location in centre of town with a really comfortable bed.the festival was on and even though we had a room overlooking main street it was really quiet The bar on roof on 5th floor gave great views of Malaga. Breakfast slightly disappointing but would recommend for good location

Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank rosie m
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2012

Dear Rosie,

All Room Mate Larios team would like to express our most sincere appreciation for the feed back you had written.

We really aprecciate that you had enjoyed in our Terrace Bar.

We are waitting to give you our most charming welcome in your next visit to Málaga.

Regards,

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS

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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Managed to get myself a great deal to stay here, its centrally located just off the Alameda in Malaga.
The room was lovely, if you just want a nice room in the city centre then this is as good as anywhere

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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Thank athletico
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for chosing Room Mate Larios hotel to spend your days in Málaga.

We really appreciate you take some time to give us your feed back of your staying with those nice words.

We do hope to see you again in a future occasion.

Kindest regards,

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS

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Reviewed August 13, 2012

This hotel was great, we just got back from Spain yesterday, we had a triple room, the balcony view was over the main shopping area of the plaza, we could hear the street music and hustle and bustle in the evening, but if you closed the balcony doors, they were virtually sound proof.

the location was close enough to the train and bus terminals (20 minute walk), the area was great, the service at the hotel was also very good.

the staff was very helpful

Room Tip: we had #312... it was great for 3 people
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2012

Dear client,

First of all thank you for choosing Room Mate Larios to stay in Málaga.

We are very happy that you found everything so good, also that the sound proof was according your spectation. Thank you for taking time to sharing your feed back comments about us.

We really want to tell you "hello" in your next visit to any of the Room Mate Hotels.

Regards,

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS

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Reviewed August 11, 2012

We were holidaying in Andalusia and spent a day and night in Malaga. We had pre booked the hotel through Booking.com and thought it a very good price for a double room in a 4* hotel in central Malaga. We travelled there by train and it was about 15 minutes to walk there down some main roads and then onto the pedestrianised Calle Larios. The externals were lovely and we were quite excited when we walked in.

The concierge was very friendly and got us checked in with minimum fuss. He also provided us with WiFi details for 2 separate devices free of charge. The room itself was not as grand as the exterior but was still of a decent standard. We found it quite amusing that the two windows were internally facing to a small chimney type recess, they stayed closed. Air con was excellent which was a great relief as it was over 35 degrees outside. The bathroom was of a good size but the shower guard was a little small and the floor did get quite wet.

We then wanted to get out and explore and, as other guests have said, the location was just excellent. Right in the middle of the city with easy access to the Picasso Museum, the castle, the port, the many bars and restaurants and about 100 gift shops of varying standards.

During the night there was a bit of noise from the corridor which didn't seem to be damped at all by the walls which was a shame.

Breakfast is served from 0730 to 1200 which is nice so about 10am we went down to the restaurant and had the standard fayre; cereals, pastries, juices, ham, cheese, yoghurt, etc... It was nice and in a nice environment.

After checking out they had no problem with us leaving our bags there til 5pm that day and locked them away securely in a back room. All in all the staff were really friendly and effective.

My only concern is that the hotel says it's a 4* and it just isn't. It's a decent 3* and at the price (88 Euro per night for a double room with breakfast) and with the location I'd still recommend it to city travellers.

We didn't venture to the roof terrace.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2012

Dear Guest:

Thank you for your very kind review. We appreciate you taking the time to do this.

We are very pleased to hear that you found our front desk staff very efficient at the check in and check out time .

We are very sorry to know that somebody disturbed you, making noise at the corridor of your floor. Please, do not hesitate to contact front desk department next time to stop this kind of situatuions.

Thank you very much again to recommend us, and we hope to see you again in Room Mate Larios in Málaga.


Our best regards,

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS

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Address: Calle Marques de Larios 2, 29005 Malaga, Spain (Formerly Hotel Larios Malaga)
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Malaga
#7 Romantic Hotel in Malaga
Price Range: $108 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Room Mate Larios 4*
Number of rooms: 45
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