Recently stayed for a 3 day long weekend. Was a pleasant and comfortable stay.
Location: Easy 10mins walk to the Malaga Park and historic city centre. One street back from the beach as well (quick 5 mins walk). The location was suitable and felt safe but was not really in the middle of anything. This was compensated by easy access by public bus – the number 11 stops right out front, with frequent services (every 10-15mins) and takes you to General Torrijos Square (the centre). Can also catch the “A” line to/from airport to the Square. Highly recommend this for €2 cost.
Paseo de Sancha is a busy road, so whilst you have great access to public transport at your doorstep, road noise was audible until the early hours of the morning.
Room: Nicely appointed room with fridge (no minibar), TV, desk, chair, safe. I also had a lovely patio with table and chairs with views out to the ocean.
The TV had numerous channels however none were in English.
Sleep Quality: Very comfortable bed with one good pillow. (My double bed was supplied with one pillow, wide enough for the whole bed – not sure how you would go if two people were sharing this pillow!).
I found my room rather noisy for sleeping though – noise from the road and noise from other guests in the adjoining room was very audible. The room doors can’t be closed quietly (meaning you end up slamming the door a little) so this intruded on a good nights sleep.
Given my room had a lovely patio, I did find it lighter than what I am used to.
Bathroom: Functional bathroom with toilet, bidet and shower over bath. Good water pressure and plenty of hot water. Adequate supply of towels. When the towels were replaced on the 2nd day, just 1 towel and hand towel were left for the sole occupier. I guess it felt a bit stingy! One of the clean towels on day 1 could have been a little better.
Food: B/fast is served to your table in the dining room. Consisted of juice, cereal, fruits, croissant/bread and spreads, cold meat and cheese, tea/coffee. I would definitely say an ample b/fast if this is to your liking and reasonably priced at €9
Service: staff were friendly and accommodating. They spoke a little English however I was understood most of the time.
Value for money: Good value for money at €66 per night including b/fast.
Other: Limited information is made available to you about the hotel upon check in – you just need to ask though as all staff are accommodating. Eg, I only became aware of the rooftop solarium after my visit!! The room was comfortable enough and general cleanliness was good – just not excellent. Wi-fi comes at a cost or you can use the internet in one of the lovely public rooms. The Hotel is lovely, colourful, charming and welcoming. My experience was good and was as advertised.
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- Also Known As:
- California Hotel málaga
- Hotel California Malaga, Spain - Costa Del Sol