After visiting Malaga just for the day a year ago we decided we need to see more. So situated just 600 metres from the Main train station Maria Zambrano the apartment was an excellent base. it was also just 700m from the main bus station & on main bus routes to many areas. Point of note just 8 minutes by train from the airport .
The area is not a tourist area at all yet it provided the most enjoyable travel experience.My first impression when entering the apartment building was of apprehension but this was not necessary.
The apartment is simply decorated & comfortable & clean with good fast Wi-Fi.
The owner makes good helpful communication to make your arrival so easy.
The apartment does not have air conditioning which was not a problem during our stay in October despite the lovely warm weather.
There is street noise but it is quite during the small hours but this is just natural & from speaking to persons we met in it does seem quieter than many city hotels, it is just we live in a very quiet area.
Local amenities are in abundance supermarkets, bakeries, beaches, local & national buses & trains for exploring Spain then here you are.
If you are looking for a visit to the wonderful city of Malaga with easy access to transport & non commercial/tourist areas. Just 15 minutes walk to the city
I you want cheap then the local prices will amaze you.
Speaking some Spanish is advantageous as we speak none & struggled to order some food in the local bars which was actually quite funny at the time.
I do recommend this place & advise anyone to visit the local Huelin park in the evening where the locals are out in force enjoying the park. Then there is the beach which I believe is a better beach than the main Malaga beach.There are so many out jogging, walking & just chatting.
So don't rely on first impressions this place grows on you to a true travel experience.