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Los Jarales Rural Hotel Istan
Ranked #60 of 87 Hotels in Malaga
Rome
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40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Up in the mountain with sea and lake view”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

It is 16 km from the nightmare coast next to a lovely white village( Istan) with its own spring and nice walks. The hotel is small and inexpensive( E 50 for a big room with wifi), staff are very kind and helpful for suggestions. They just serve breakfast, but if you go to the village you will find bars for tapas and food in the main piazza, a Moroccan restaurant( closed on monday) is next to the lower parking lot. If you like bakeries there is an ecellent one ( just ask where) that has also nice desserts: lovely madeleines.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2013

The hotel is situated in Istan which is the only destination of the road leading north out of Puerto Banus. Have that in mind when making a booking. You will have beautiful views of the coast and valley, and the lake, but it might be difficult to get food if you go on the day the restaurant is closed (which we did).

Anyway, the hotel has plenty of parking, great views, a large restaurant and a pool which we didn't see. Our room was small but ample, clean, with wifi, and lovely views to the sea. Our host was very nice, and looked after us even though we were the only ones there. As we didn't do our homework, we ended up having to get dinner in PB which felt like cheating having got away from it all beforehand. Nevermind. Nice, simple breakfast in the morning.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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København
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92 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2013

About 1 km from the Istan village you find this lovely quiet place, with view over the valley and to the sea (Marbella). The rooms are very nice and spacious, and during the cold season there is heating. Lovely place for getting away from the crowded Costa del Sol, or just take long walks in the mountains and visit the lovely village of Istan. The hotel has got a bar/restaurant, and there are several other places to eat in the village.
The service was excellent and there is free parking on the premises.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Stayed here in October 2012 with my girlfriend.
Very friendly. Owner insisted we used the pool,lounge etc on our check out day after asking the time of our flight.
Free parking.
Nothing too much trouble for the owner and staff.
Top quality "menu del dia". The food was very good even by Spanish standards and the waiter was very entertaining with his descriptions of the food!
Very quiet spot. Superb views over Lake La Concepcion

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Very cute hotel just outside Istan. Owner very friendly and led us to our room. Free parking! Pool was nice, though we didn't have time to use it. The rooms were adorable and had character - not like a typical hotel room! Clean & no complaints! Nearby city of Istan is worth a drive through. This was the perfect budget friendly hotel just outside of pricey Marbella. Only wish it had included a breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Malaga
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56 reviews
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

With a friendly welcome, we enjoyed a good "menu of the day" for lunch at €12 per head. Ample choice in the menu, generous portions and nice service. Ample parking on-site. Excellent views from the exterior terrace, overlooking La Concepcion lake, and down to the sea. Just 15 minutes' drive from the coast, and a good destination just before/outside the village of Istan (well indicated) if one is looking to get away from the crowds. Clean bathrooms.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Great location with wonderful views. Warm friendly reception. Room & bathroom clean. Breakfast for additional cost. Remember your own swimming towel or provided for extra charge. Would recommend. Will return soon.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Property: Los Jarales Rural Hotel Istan
Address: Ctra. Marbella-Istan km 14 | Istan, 29611 Malaga, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #60 of 87 Hotels in Malaga
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Hotel Class:2 star — Los Jarales Rural Hotel Istan 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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