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Hotel Molina Lario
Ranked #2 of 90 Hotels in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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89 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Especially nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

A beautiful and convenient location, with palm trees and ocean promenade views to the right, and historical district with views of the cathedral to the left. Beautifully renovated with contemporary feel to public areas and the room. We paid a bit more for a "Superior" room, which was large, with a small balcony and very quiet, thanks to double-glazed windows. Wifi was excellent.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Baslow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed in the Hotel Molina Lario for 4 nights in November and loved every minute. The hotel is really well situated - only a few minutes walk from all the main attractions and tapas bars. Our room was in the modern half of the hotel with a window overlooking the harbour. The room was modern and clean and very well sound proofed - we couldn't hear a thing from the noisy street below. The staff were fabulous and couldn't do enough to help, and the breakfast was amazing. We even managed to enjoy a few days of late summer sunshine on by the rooftop pool. We can't wait to stay here again. A definite 5 star review!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Not much to add to the other reviews. This is a really good hotel in a very convenient location. Because its so central, there can be noise from the surrounding streets in the night, which of course isn't the hotel's fault. Why would the council empty the large bins with empty bottles from the bars and restaurants in the middle of the night?! But I would certainly stay here again.

Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. The hotel is located within walking distance to all of the tourist sites. Very clean with wonderful buffet breakfasts. Nice rooftop pool with views of the harbor. We had reserved a junior suite but, the hotel did not have a junior suite available when we arrived. We were offered a superior deluxe room at a discount as an alternative.
The superior deluxe was as large as most junior suites. It was very comfortable. We had a great view of the harbor.
I would definitely stay at Molina Lario again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Recently stayed at this hotel for a weekend visit to Malaga and was very suprised as I was expecting something fairly hot and small in a city like this, in part because this is what I had come to expect in a lot of european cities. I was wrong!

The reception area was clean and modern and the check in was quick, efficient and friendly. I then had a problem with the lift (some go to my floor, 6, others didn't?!). This became one of the only problems with this hotel and why I can't give it five stars. More later.

The room was great. A decent sized double bed (a little on the firm side, but that's a preference issue) but otherwise immaculate, with chocolates on the bed, complimentary bottled water, robes, slippers etc. Basically, all the standard of a five star hotel. The bathroom had a great drench shower and the facilities were new and clean. Complimentary tolietries (toothbrush, paste, shaving kit, sewing kit, cotton buds etc) were included. All excellent.

In the evening, I needed an iron for my crumpled shirt from the flight and this was no bother for the staff, and brought quickly.

Malaga itself is a great city. It looked better by night to me though with some fantastic restaurants and bars. (Avoid El Pimpi - pretty dire food and seems to be hyped up for reasons unknown to me). The marina, which seems pretty new with a lot of money spent on it, was very pretty with some great high end designer stores and some nice bars (with water views and great for people watching, but lacking the character of the city itself).

Breakfast back at the hotel was excellent, but they really need to ditch the Nespresso coffee machines as the only means of a hot beverage at breakfast. Queueing whilst people either use it, or work out how to use it was bit tedious - and whilst my otherwise great hot breakfast was getting cold! TIP: get your coffee first until they ditch this idea and serve cafetieres like most hotels.

The lifts - it must be because of the structure of the building, but there are three or four lifts and some only go to floor 5, others to 6 and some even to 8 where the rooftop pool is. It was totally confusing. Getting the lift from floor 6 upwards was even more so as the lifts only seemed to go down. Waiting for the lift was something else. 5 minutes or more was the norm, particularly at peak times. I end up finding the fire escape and using that in the end as it got a bit irritating. Frankly though, the coffee queue and the lifts are my only gripes and did not spoil anything about my stay at this hotel.

On the last day, I ventured up to the rooftop pool for laze in the hot October sun and it was peaceful and calming in an otherwise bustling city outside. White cushions and a decked pool made for a very trendy pool and I imagine that in the high season when the bar is open this could be quite a fun place in the afternoons and evenings.

So, a really great hotel and clearly why it scores so highly on this website. I read the reviews and had high expectations and was not let down. It is a shame that I don't feel able to give 5 stars but the reasons above explain why. You'll like this hotel though!

Room Tip: A high floor will probably be quieter as the lower floors are close to the busy streets
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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932722083, Director General at Hotel Molina Lario, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear Mr. Jamma,
Thanks you for all your great comments and for taking the time to write them.
We take note about the comments of the lifts; we will make sure in the future, that this is clear to all our guests. The Reception Department will inform in every check in.
Also we’ve already checked our Nespresso machine in breakfast buffet. We know that sometimes there are a lot of people at the same time, however, now, if this is the case, our waiters will ask for coffees and make them in another coffee machine.
We are looking forward to seeing you in your next visit.
Sincerely

Hotel Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
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58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We recently stayed in the Lario Hotel in Malaga at both the start of our visit to Spain and on our last night before we flew home. It is a beautiful boutique hotel discreetly placed in possibly the best location for a hotel we ever stayed in. It was on the main shopping street and less than 5 minutes to some of the best tapas bars and restaurants Malaga has to offer. However, that might sound noisy but the complete opposite, we had no problems with noise.

The rooms were clean and well furnished, excellent bathroom and facilities. The staff were friendly and helpful and check-in and out was quite efficiently conducted. Breakfast was good and substantial and had the usuals on offer, fruit, yoghurt, cereal, breads, meats and cheese and provided us with a good start to the day.

All in all I could not fault this hotel at all, it had everything we required. I most definitely would stay here again and have already recommended it to friends and family hoping to travel to Malaga.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Summit, New Jersey
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57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for three days in the middle of a journey through Spain. Great staff, very clean hotel and nice room. Good general value. Didn't see the pool or putting green, but definitely worth checking into since they have it. Location's also incredibly convenient to the water and town. Only reason I dropped it a star was for the bed and couch, which weren't the most comfortable. We upgraded to a suite, which was great since Malaga's more of a quiet spot to relax in.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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932722083, Director General at Hotel Molina Lario, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear Guest,
Many thanks for your review; we take comments about our Hotel very seriously.
We‘ve already talked with our Housekeeper about your comments of the bed and the sofa and in the future when we will renovate them we will take specially interest at this point.
We are looking forward to seeing you in your next visit.
Sincerely


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Additional Information about Hotel Molina Lario

Property: Hotel Molina Lario
Address: c/ Molina Lario 20-22, 29015 Malaga, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga > Centro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Malaga
#2 Business Hotel in Malaga
#2 Luxury Hotel in Malaga
#4 Romantic Hotel in Malaga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Molina Lario 4*
Number of rooms: 103
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