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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Very modern and clean, with helpful friendly staff, however no great lounge area to relax in at night, a bit far out from the old town ( stayed with my friend who is nearly 80! ), but a great taxi service from the back of the hotel, for 5euro or so leaves you at the main Latinos st and all the lovely shops. Got a taxi from the airport to the hotel costing 20 euro, but got the train back costing 3 euro 50 .! Only 3stops from the hotel . There's a great bus , train , and taxi service from this hotel so getting around is no problem. The only negative thing is the lack of a pool and somewhere and relax at night. If you visit Malaga and want to be in the hub of things stay closer to the center but if you want a nice quiet weekend stay at the Barcelo. Don't forget to try the slide from the first floor it's a must!!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank notrumpsBelfast
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

The hotel is very handy for the train station so for people traveling through or business travelers this is a great hotel. For tourists (such as me) the hotel is approx a 10 minute walk through a somewhat commercial area before getting to the tourist "zone".
The front desk staff were friendly but didn't seem as knowledgable about tourist type things as other hotels we have stayed at.

So I would recommend this hotel for business travelers but vacationers may want to consider its location.

The hotel itself is very clean and extremely quiet.
Room was large.
The train motif was different and a nice change from the normal box rooms.
The slide in the lobby was different but you have to try it no matter how old you are and how silly it seems.
Shower was great
Hotel lounge was comfortable
A lot of parking

Room Tip: Our room overlooked a commercial district and I am not sure if any rooms have a view based on the hotel location. Our room was extremely quiet and from what I could tell all rooms were that way.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ray H
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

We were surprised that a hotel above a train station was number 1 on Tripadvisor but after staying there last month we can see why. The hotel is fantastic as are the rooms. The staff are excellent andf very friendly. We ate at the hotel for dinner and the meal was excellent. Would highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: They are All good
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank hammer80
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Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

I am writing this review from the lobby of the hotel. The hotel is all good except for one problem. It is located next to a rail station in a rather shady area of town. Very easily reach from the airport. Third stop @ Marie Zamboni station. Nothing to complain about the hotel itself. However The neighbourhood of the hotel it's a page out of NYC. Very shady people walking around. Especially along the beach, forget it. The hotel is a 20 minute walk to town center. Don't do this walk at night. There was this shady character that followed us all the way one night.
I do suggest to stay @ a hotel in the city center when you are in Malaga. We will stay at The AC Marriott after our Canary Islands cruise.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Thank drlau99
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Ideally situated for travellers it adjoins the city's main railway station. It is, however, superbly soundproofed and there is no noise pollution. The old town is a short stroll away. The rooms are spacious and well equipped and present excellent value for money. The staff are attentive and helpful and the facility to leave luggage for a short while after checking out was very gratefully utilised. There was nothing to fault and a return is guaranteed.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank Benjii54
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