Had a fabulous time in Malaga staying in this lovely apartment. It is in a great location, very clean with a stylish decor. The hosts are very friendly and helpful and helped to make our stay so enjoyable!
A beautiful, modern, spotlessly clean and super cool apartment in a fantastic location for exploring the wonderful city of Malaga. The apartment is walking distance to all the sights and attractions of Malaga but situated in a quiet pedestrianised street so nice and peaceful at night. You can easily reach the cathedral, the Alcazaba, Picasso museum, the port and the beach. We were with my wives 83 year old parents and they walked everywhere. The hosts are super attentive and kept in touch throughout our stay to make sure we were having a great time with great suggestions for restaurants and sight seeing and were super flexible. I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment and the Familia Mateus as hosts, thanks for a great stay!!
We have recently returned home from a truly wonderful stay of 1 month (covering Christmas and New Year) at this really beautiful apartment. If we could give it more than 5 stars, we would. The owners, Simona & Rubén are exceptional hosts. They are genuinely lovely people and really do take the best care of their guests.
Prior to our arrival they emailed maps and recommendations to us which was a good start.
The apartment is on a nice, quiet pedestrianised street. Our taxi dropped us at the closest possible point, which was literally just a few yards away from the building, so no problem for us to wheel our luggage. Simona greeted us warmly on arrival (with a welcoming cake and some Christmas gifts - an assortment of special local Christmas biscuits, bottle of wine and a beautiful poinsettia plant!) and explained about all the available facilities. (Please see the owners' list of Amenities for the full description – it's 'spot on'). The following items had been thoughtfully provided so that we did not have to visit the supermarket immediately – milk, water, soft drinks and beer, tea, coffee, olive oil and seasonings, paper napkins, shower gel and shampoo. Also, a good supply of housekeeping and cleaning materials.
The apartment is smart and tastefully decorated, comfortable and very fresh and clean. (The owners' photographs really are an accurate reflection of the property, so there was no need for us to take any photos for this review). There was a plentiful supply of bath and hand towels and even beach towels and umbrellas were provided.
Cross the road, and Calle Larios the main shopping street (and spectacular Christmas lights) were a very easy few minutes walk away. There are many wonderful bars, restaurants, cafes and shops in Málaga. There really is something for every taste and budget. Although not essential, we had taken a few 'Beginners Spanish' lessons before our trip. Using a few simple Spanish words and phrases really added an extra dimension to our trip and was well received.
Simona & Rubén sent us lovely, friendly messages during our stay, genuinely interested in how we were enjoying ourselves.
There was plenty for us to see and do in Málaga and we explored the city mainly on foot. There is an easy walk down towards the harbour, past the lighthouse and along to the beach – palm trees, parakeets and orange trees along the way. Such a delight in December!
We found plenty to see and do in Malaga. The Malagueños are very welcoming and friendly, the local dishes and wines are truly delicious, and this apartment is a real gem. Many thanks to Simona and Rubén for all their kindness and consideration.
As soon as we got home we booked flights to return in a few weeks time. Although this apartment was booked for the weeks we wanted, Simona & Rubén were able to suggest similar accommodation and we have every confidence in their advice.
We have no hesitation in recommending Malaga as a great city to visit, this apartment as the perfect place to stay and Simona and Rubén as the very best of hosts.
Thank you Simona & Rubén for such an unforgettable Christmas & New Year holiday xx
This is a fantastically well equipped apartment, we stayed with our 2 year old and couldn't have wished for a better base to explore Malaga from. Ruben and Simona's recommendations were second to none and made sure we had the best holiday.
Even though we arrived a little late Rubén cheerfully waited for us on the street in front of the house and gave us a warm welcome. We had the feeling as if we were the first guests in the apartment as everything was soo new and clean. We absolutely loved this modern, stylish apartment, it is carefully and thoughtfully equipped with everything, and there is lovely decoration and useful details wherever you look. Even though it is very central (just a bit over 5 minutes to the cathedral, Alcazaba, etc.) it is completely quiet at night. The AC can be controlled centrally, but also each room has a display from which you can set the temperature individually. The mattresses and pillows are – like everything – new and of the best quality (my mum actually said she couldn’t remember having ever slept so well because of this, the silence, darkness and perfect temperature). There was also a welcome sign for us, pastries, water, milk, tea, coffee, etc. and Simona and Rubén have prepared two pages of useful information and personal recommendations for their guests (supermarkets, bakeries, shops, pharmacies, restaurants with different categories with descriptions and tipps what to order) and a map where they are all marked with numbers. (make sure to try out Julia’s Bakery!) The communication was perfect via (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) throughout our stay and we really felt like we were staying at our friends’ apartment (we also happened to do the “caminito del rey” the same day, so could exchange experiences and fotos) and Rubén ordered us a Taxi to go to the airport. If you arrive by car, there is a parking called “Las Delicias” just a couple of minutes walk to the apartment.
For a week we stayed in this wonderful, cosy and decent apartment in the city centre of Malaga. The location of the apartment is perfect whether you want to go to out for shopping, bars, restaurants, museums, harbour or beach.
The accommodation is spacious, very clean and well maintained. The rooms are practically divided. Also all the facilities you need are there, such as dish washer, washing machine, toaster, a baby cot.
The owners of the apartment are very hospitable which we appreciated a lot. Also before we checked in, they made you already feel welcome and at home. A big thanks to them! :)
To make it short, absolutely recommendable!!
Ruben and Simona could not have been more welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. Having a welcome basket with a cake and milk, as well as the essentials like sugar, coffee, and tea, was an extra that most places don't provide. They had napkins, laundry soap, dishwasher soap, shampoo, and shower gel as well--which, again, many places do not provide. We always look for quiet spots--sometimes difficult to find in city centers, but this one is on a pedestrian street, which made a big difference. The bed was comfortable, the linens perfect, and there was plenty of room to spread out maps, work on our laptops, and relax in the evenings. During the day we wandered around Malaga, walking everywhere, enjoying the waterfront, the broad pedestrianized streets and plazas, and the friendly people. Good food, too! We give this apartment our highest recommendation because, as the title says, we had wonderful hosts, the location is perfect, and the apartment is comfortable and quiet.