Very often a respite between Istanbul and Tangiers, the city is made for relaxation and reflection.
If you are in the mood for a relaxing home away from home, you cannot go wrong with Villa Guadalupe. Situated on a hill on the outskirts of town, this small 11-room hotel specializes in making guests feel like they are a villa guest and not merely a hotel patron. Villa Guadalupe is small enough to make you feel comfortable but with enough privacy that you never feel like you have to share that experience with other travellers.
The Villa is situated in a residential area of the Old Dutch Colony. The exquisite artwork of Dutch artist Irene van Vlijmen can be seen throughout. The current owner is the descendent of the artist and is more than happy to talk about her and her work.
Villa Guadalupe is a full service hotel with all amenities seen to and an excellent concierge with multilingual staff. Town is within walking distance, but if you want to retreat and relax, this is the perfect spot to do it. The property has well maintained gardens and an infinity pool with sunning area. Concierge is available for all guests and an excellent, well-recommended restaurant is on site.
All guestrooms offer A.D.S.L. and Wi-Fi free of charge as well as air conditioning and heating. Four piece European bathrooms have in-floor heating. Telephone, television and in-room safes are standard. Select rooms offer private balconies and can be requested when reservations are made. White washed and topped with tile, Villa Guadalupe will make you feel as if you are truly a majestic guest.
The Barceló Malaga offers a modern take on your hotel experience. Barceló Malaga has been featured in the prestigious Wallpaper magazine as one of the top 50 business hotels in the world. However, this hotel is not all about business. Situated conveniently in the middle of Malaga, the Barceló Malaga is close to town centre and directly across from the María Zambrano train station providing direct connection to the airport and stops in other areas of Malaga. Relax at the onsite full service bar, which affords views of both Malaga and the sea. All of the rooms at the Barceló Malaga are designed using the new ‘B room’ concept. This concept allows each guest to feel as if they are specially placed in a boutique room unique to them. The lighting and amenities are fun and fresh.
A full restaurant is onsite if one wishes to stay in. Breakfast buffet is also served. All guestrooms offer Wi-Fi and full business amenities. Concierge service is available and the Barceló Malaga has a multilingual staff. Bathrooms include separate water closet, double shower and massage bath.
This gem of a hotel located right on the beach at Pendregalejo, Malaga Spain offers warm and personal care while you holiday at the seaside. Being seaside means travelling about twenty minutes into Malaga proper, however you are free from city noise and able to walk out onto the beach. The setting is perfect for those wishing to relax and take in the sun.
Hotel La Chancla is in a traditional Spanish neighbourhood. You will find yourself surrounded by locals taking in coffee, talking street side and children running about. If you wish to immerse yourself in the everyday Malaga this is a relaxing and beautiful spot in which to do it.
Beautiful views of the sea are to be had from most all guest rooms. Balinese beds are set up out front in season and are a wonderful way to while away your day. An on-site bar keep is quite spirited and popular with locals; it also has views of the sea. Rooftop suites with wonderful views and hot tubs from which to view them are also available, as is a terrace for all guests to take in the beautiful Andalusia scenery.
The sizes of rooms vary with sea view rooms being slightly smaller. All rooms have modern amenities and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has an onsite bar and restaurant, both are very popular with locals and use fresh local ingredients. Reasonable rates make this an excellent hotel for a long-term stay beach side.
Be a part of history when you stay at the Parador de Malaga. Paradores are special hotels. They are located in historic buildings such as castles, villas and farmhouses. The Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro is located on the grounds of the Gibralfaro castle. The Castle itself is right next door and a popular tourist spot. Situated at the top of the town, there is a private path down to the old town centre of Malaga. It is a nice stroll down and a bit of a hike up but well lit and safe at night.
The views of the Mediterranean from the Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro are incredible, you feel as if you are a part of the Castle proper looking out over the city to the ocean, which once brought in trade from all over the world.
Traditional Andalusia fare is served in the on-site restaurant featuring fresh and local fish and produce. The restaurant is one of the stops along the “Land of a Thousand Flavours” tour. Musicians very often accompany afternoon and evening meals. Guests can take meals outside if they please and it is a delight to soak up the sunshine in the beautiful gardens while you dine. The rooftop terrace includes a lovely swimming pool as well as seating areas for taking in the sweeping views from atop the Citadel. If one is feeling especially expansive, the Picasso suite provides an airy expansive setting with a private terrace for views that cannot be matched. Beautifully yet simple appointed rooms give you the feeling of ease and relaxation.