A previous reviewer said this wasn't a hotel but a restaurant with rooms - a bit unfair; it's a three star hotel with a five star restaurant, in my opinion. In parts it could do with a lick of paint.We booked a double room including breakfast and gourmet meal - all for 115 euros. Given the prices we'd paid elsewhere in Spain I did wonder if they meant 115 euros each , but no, it was for both of us.
Our room was small to average and fairly basically equipped - two to three star quality. It was however quite comfortable and very clean and had a balcony with a magnificent view over the city and out to sea. Probably much more magnificent in good weather - we had heavy rain, lightning and, the next morning, thick mist. Can't blame the hotel for that!
At the price we'd paid we wondered what our gourmet meal would be like. Arriving in the restaurant we were greeted by a very pleasant waitress from Liverpool who presented us with a cracking menu from which we chose two courses, and later, a dessert. After we'd chosen our food and wine a rather embarrassed looking gent arrived to tell us we'd been given the wrong menu - on our half board deal we should have been given one with a more restricted choice! Naturally, we'd chosen the more expensive stuff (duck for me, lamb for my wife) and there'd be a small surcharge - this seemed very plausible given the choice available.
When the food came it was fantastic ("historic" as Michael Winner might say) and our chirpy scouser waitress was delightful, even accepting the blame for the mix up with the menus! From the soup to the coffee, the food and drink could not be faulted and despite the bad weather we had a great view from our table of the lights of Malaga. It really was a "gourmet" meal and when we got the bill the next day the whole thing, bed, breakfast, three course dinner for two with wine and coffee came to around 170 euros. Only true bargain of the trip!
Finally, a word on the location. To get that view, the hotel has to be up a steep hill which has to be driven up and down if you are using the hotel as a base to visit Malaga. (for us it was somewhere to stay the night before flying home - and for that it was perfect).
Choose this place for a special meal and spectacular views - not for a luxury place to sleep and probably not for a base from which to visit the city unless you are prepared for the drive or to take taxis.
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- Also Known As:
- Guadalupe Hotel málaga
- Hotel Villa Guadalupe Malaga, Spain - Costa Del Sol