My partner and I stayed here for a week in early August 2012. We were in Malaga for a week of relaxation in the middle of our backpacking around Europe. We were welcomed warmly by Antonio and his family at reception and he gave us a good run down of the city attractions, bus routes, beaches etc. we were very thankful for this. Our room was great, big enough for us (me especially as I'm very tall and finding rooms and bathrooms which accommodate this are tricky), with ample wardrobe and drawer space for us to unpack into. The room (#5), had air con, a good TV, a proper double bed, toilet with bidet, good sized basin and the shower over the bath had great pressure with plenty of headroom! We had a great view out over the town and down into the port and sea.
We attempted to dine in the attached restaurant and bar area. We thought the food was very lackluster, it seemed it was frozen meals from the supermarket just re-heated, not what you would expect from any food establishment. We ordered a pizza and seafood paella. I finished most of my pizza but my partner couldn't stomach a mouthful of the paella and left because it made her feel ill.
There is a bus station right outside the hotel in both directions. We used this service regularly, but also walked into the center as it was a pleasant walk of about 30 mins. Buy a 10 trip bus card though, it's cheaper and can be recharged when you run out-get them at the tobacconist shops.
Given the Spanish eat so late in the evening it was interesting to find the last bus was at 9pm, so dining late, as we did, made it harder to get home at night. Taxi is an option but we mostly walked to save the money.
Speaking of taxis, it's only €8-10 to get a taxi to/from the main train station and this is the best way to get to the hotel initially.
The other drawback for us was that English was not widely spoken by any of the staff other than Antonio, who was very good! This made it difficult to request things when he wasn't around. For instance, there were a couple of times our room wasnt replenished with towels or toilet paper so asking for these simpe items was a tad difficult. Also upon check out, we were presented with another bill asking for €370. We had already paid the balance in full online with our original booking and only needed to pay for some washing that we had had done. It was very hard to explain this to the bloke on the desk because he didn't understand we had paid. It was only through rummaging through the rubbish in our room that we found the receipt to prove we had paid-even then he took a photocopy as he seemed skeptical as to our honestness. TOP TIP-HOLD ON TO YOUR RECEIPT!
For this particular trip hotel casa Vazquez was perfect for our needs, good value for money and in a handy location. Recommended.
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