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Hotel Trebol
Ranked #4 of 38 Malaga B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 June 2012

On a recent trip to Malaga, Spain we stayed at 2 different hotels before and after a cruise. We booked the Hotel Trebol for price and location. The positive is the location with the hotel being close to shopping/restaurants, port, and train station. The negatives are rooms were not very clean, the front desk staff was not friendly, and the curb appeal of the hotel is not too nice. The shower head was broken. The HVAC controls were difficult to control.

I would recommend before reserving this hotel to compare the rates to the "Ibis Malaga Centro Ciudad". If it is only a minor increase to get the Ibis Malaga hotel, I would recommend the Ibis Malaga hotel over the Hotel Trebol.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

The Hotel Trebol is an excellent budget option in a convenient location near central Malaga.

From the cruise port it is a short taxi ride. From the bus and train stations take any local bus to Alameda Principal (most bus routes go to it, as does the 2 euro airport express bus), and then walk north about 200 meters. The hotel is on a quiet corner just north of the indoor farmers market (ask for Mercado Central de Atarazanas).

The Trebol is a small hotel with only 4 rooms per floor. Two face the street and have large windows and balconies. Two face air shafts toward the back.

On my recent stay there I had a small non-smoking back room with a double bed at the single room rate. The room was modernized with IKEA style furniture and a flat screen TV (no international channels). The climate control worked well and was quiet, although I did not use it much since my window onto the air shaft provided nice fresh air.

The shower (no tub) had fantastic water pressure -- a joy after a long day of sightseeing. The streets around the hotel are very quiet and I slept very well. Even the balcony rooms in front are probably quiet enough.

The front desk staff was friendly. I booked through Expedia and had no problem with my pre-paid reservation. Booking directly may be even cheaper. The hotel was good about replying to my email requesting a confirmation of my stay.

Next to the front desk is a wi-fi lounge for the free use of guests. There is no restaurant. I simply bought fresh fruit, bread, and cheese at the farmers market, and wine at the nearby small supermarket (southwest of the farmers market on the same street).

Malaga is a very tourist-friendly town, with several information booths offering free maps and good advice.

The Picasso museum is the most famous draw, but the small free art museum in the Episcopal palace, the free open air Roman amphitheater, the small museum of costumes and crafts, and the free modern art museum were all enjoyable.

The cathedral is impressive from outside but I did not enter since the tickets seemed over-priced.

Best of all, Malaga is very pedestrian-friendly, with many shopping streets and sidewalk cafes and crowds of locals enjoying a paseo in good weather.

For day trips outside Malaga, there are buses to the east and west along the Costa del Sol. My recommendation is Nerja, a picturesque beach community an hour by bus to the east. From Nerja, stop by the mirador “Balcony of Europe” and then walk to one of the fine beaches east of town.

Buses for both coastal directions leave from the main station west of the town center, and some also leave from the bus depot on Avenida Manuel Heredia near the downtown cruise port.

In summary, Hotel Trebol provides an excellent tourist class value, with small rooms, good rates, and a very convenient location.

Room Tip: From rooms have large windows and a balcony. Back rooms have a window on an air shaft but are fine...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 June 2012

Very handy from the train station, and extraordinary value for money. A very useful stopover. Good sized, clean bedroom, with an excellent ensuite bathroom. The staff are really helpful and friendly (especially if you speak some Spanish). Easy online booking. Recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

I liked to stay in this little one star hotel. I was very clean and the personell were very helpfull. There was no possibility to eat at the hotel, but that isn't a problem, because there are plenty of possibilities to eat in the centre of Malaga.
I'd like to recommend it to others who want to go to Malaga.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Fred B
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

Room was very clean, updated and modern. The bed was comfortable. The on-suite bathroom was immaculate. The hotel also had an elevator. It is located one block from the farmer's market and right on the edge of the tourist area. Price for two was very reasonable. Easy 5 minute walk to the Airport Line A bus stop on Alameda Principal-Avenida. Just keep in mind the room size is fairly small, which is standard for European hotels. We will definitely use this cute hotel again when in Malaga.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Colibri51
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

After watching the football decided to stay in malaga for the night and found this Hotel at the last minute and what a find !! Only classed as a one star we expected the worst but what a pleasant surprise , almost brand new, clean room with an excellent shower , helpful staff and a fantastic room rate > paid 39 euros for a double although i believe it should have been 50..The hotel is situated 2 mins from the old town , plenty of bars and tapas , > what more do you want for the price- would definitely use this hotel again !!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

This in an excellent, friendly little hotel. I highly recommend it. Its in a perfect position, is very clean and great staff. Really brilliant - and I'm a magazine travel editor by trade! Great location and good service.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Trebol

Address: Calle Moreno Carbonero 3, 29005 Malaga, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Malaga
Price Range: £36 - £70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Trebol 1*
Number of rooms: 18
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