Oh what a joy it is to stay here. Location fantastic, close to everything, staff brilliant. They've only been open a year so are achieving great things already. Five fantastic stars from me.
DeBambu is in a quiet side street in the pedestrianised shopping centre. From the airport we got the airport bus (Line A) from the concourse just outside the terminal building. 3 Euros (buy on board) takes 20 minutes but allow for peak time traffic. Alight a couple of stops after the bus station, at Alameda Principal, cross the road, walk up the wide main street Calle Larios. Take a left on to Calle Liborio Garcia (opposite Mango) walk to the end, take a left and then first right and deBambu is a couple of meters along on the left. Takes about 5 to 8 minutes to walk on a level smooth traffic free surface, perfect for wheeled suitcases. You can also get a train to Malaga Centro (stop after Malaga main station), journey is quicker but it's a slightly longer walk.
The studio apartment we stayed in (3A) had been refurbished just before we arrived. It used to be on 2 levels but no longer. We had a large wet room with basin and loo. I was sceptical at first as usually wet rooms are precisely that & you spend your time paddling from one area to the next but this one drains beautifully and is nicely finished off and most importantly with a non slip surface. I'm sick of practising my skating skills in hotel bathrooms.
The main room is simply furnished with white units and with white walls and wooden flooring. We had a really especially comfortable bed, nice big pillows, flat screen TV with satellite channels, wardrobe and small table & 2 chairs. Aircon. The kitchen had a large frig/freezer, 2 zone induction hob, combi m/w, kettle, coffee percolator. For those unfamiliar with Spanish toasters, they look like 2 bar halogen heaters. Ours didn't have the word toaster on it, we thought it was a heater & didn't use it, We told Jose we were using the grill on the m/w, he was devastated we didn't have a toaster, provided another and then of course we cottoned on... Duh!
Once in the room it was so quiet, well soundproofed with no noise from other rooms & very very little from the street outside. Only occasionally did we hear doors close. There is now an electronic key card system for entry into the hotel and the rooms, so very secure. There is also a lift and free wifi.
The cleaning staff and the reception staff, brothers Alex and Jose, deserve an extra special mention, they are outstanding. We had a few queries during our week there but they were dealt with quickly and with charm as well. I know you are reading this Jose, so today's English word is....cutlery.
Everything you could wish for is within easy walking distance, tapas bars, bakeries, restaurants, shops, visitor sights etc. The market is about 3 minutes walk away. Even if you are not intending to cook, make an effort to go inside. It's in a wonderful building with a lovely arched stained glass window. The stalls are amazing. Just wander around, take in the sights and smell, you'll see produce in there that we never have in the UK. Super Sol supermarket is a couple or so yards from the market. For a larger selection go to Corte Ingles a few hundred yards away from Super Sol (you can see it from there).
We are already thinking of returning to Malaga as it is such a lovely city, and our stay at deBambu was the icing on the cake. Well done guys, you deserve every success.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Apartments in the center of Malaga, next to the Plaza Félix Sáenz. Very quiet in an ideal location. Debambú Apartments, the best of a hotel ... the best of an apartment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Debambu Malaga, Spain - Costa Del Sol