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“Excellent modern hotel at a most convenient location”

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AC Hotel Malaga Palacio
Ranked #9 of 88 Hotels in Malaga
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San Diego, California
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“Excellent modern hotel at a most convenient location”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

The location - perfect. Steps away from the cathedral, one block away from the main shopping street, a 7 to 8 min walk away from pedestrian streets with tons of bars and restaurants, one cannot ask for a better location of a hotel - as a tourist.

The rooms - modern, fairly spacious, clean. I asked for a room on a higher floor, and was assigned room 906, which I loved. Great view from the balcony.

The service - just about every hotel staff member I came across was friendly and helpful. The hotel staff member who checked me in was slightly on the slow side, but she got me a room with a great view.

Breakfast - excellent. Good selection of pastries and fruits. Breakfast was not included for one of the nights I stayed there - but the cost was only 8 Euros per person.

I highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms on higher floor - the view is amazing. Check out the restaurant/bar at the roof top...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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AC_MAP, General Manager at AC Hotel Malaga Palacio, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Dear guest,

First of all, thank you very much for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor Community.

The location of the hotel AC Málaga Palacio by MArriott really allows you to access all areas of the old town easily. It is really nice to see you got the chance to do so!

Thank you for noticing our staff, they work really hard and appreciate the recognition.

Best regards,
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

The centre of Malaga itself is already a gem, but this hotel as well as its location, are unbeatable!
We had a wonderful stay, the room was very spacious (it even included a single bed which we didn't need). Room always impeccably clean and breakfast, although a bit on the pricey side, was really good, varied and tasty!
The views from the terrace are beautiful and it's well worth a visit. Even if it's just to take some photographs.
I will surely stay there again and definitely highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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AC_MAP, General Manager at AC Hotel Malaga Palacio, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Dear guest,

I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us and that the facilities and service experience were what you expected and deserve. We appreciate your time in sharing with us your experience.

Did you have the chance to dine with us at the hotel? I would highly recommend it, at night views from our Ático restaurant are breathtaking!

We hope you will visit us again very soon.

Best regards,
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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and then another night in May 2014. On check-in and check-out, both times, the service and professionalism by the front desk people was excellent. Both stays involved 'internal rooms' (no view) probably because of the cheap rate (100 EUR) and web booking. Both rooms were clean and modern, though on the second stay the room was smaller than the first stay. We did not dine at the hotel HOWEVER:

The service at the rooftop bar was atrocious and by judging other reviews, this has existed for a long time and has not been corrected. The first time we went up it took over 20 minutes to get the attention of a waiter, and no it was not busy. The second time we went up it was a busy Sunday afternoon, 18 May specifically, and we were not served for over 30 minutes. I looked around the pool and there was not a single table that had anything other than empty glasses. The bar outside was attended but the person there was too busy unpacking glasses to notice no-one was being served. Everyone gave up and just went to the bar themselves to get a drink, even though this is supposed to be a full service area? This seemed to put the bar person off. I eventually got drinks and then went back for a bottle of water, I asked for a glass with ice, and was given a glass with ONE ice cube. And to add final insult to injury, while we were looking out towards the sea and enjoying the view, a waiter came by (yes they do exist!) and cleared our glasses that were not empty! We only noticed when we turned around.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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AC_MAP, Gerente at AC Hotel Malaga Palacio, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the AC Hotel Malaga Palacio.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience you may have experienced. We take great pride in ensuring our guest’s satisfaction. Regarding the terrace service, we inform you that one of our staff had a problem on the way to the hotel and we try to advise another colleague as soon as possible.

You’re a valued customer; everything we do is aimed at providing you with an excellent hotel experience. We would like to regain your trust and hope to serve you again in the future. If I may be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

The hotel is ideally situated in the centre of Malaga, 5 minutes from the cathedral, bars, restaurants & shops and a 15 minute walk to the marina

The room we has (a superior suite) was very large on the corner of the hotel so vistas two ways. The clientele were a mix of tourists and conference attendees. Good buffet breakfast. Bar was quiet but that is down to the numerous ones a few minutes walk away. All areas clean and the staff were pleasant although bar service could have been better

The Picasso museum was within 10 minutes walk and worth a visit.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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AC_MAP, Manager at AC Hotel Malaga Palacio, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Dear guest,

Firstly we are pelased you have enjoyed your stay with us.
We will be pleased in ahving you again in the hotel so do not hesitate in contact us for your future stays.

Thanks and regards
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

I have mixed feelings about this place... On the one hand we love the building itself it has great views both from the rooms and from the roof terrace. The front door staff are usually very attentive and very courteous and helpful. Our car was always ready within only a few minutes from requesting it. However the front desk staff was a little less than friendly and welcoming. The breakfast is excellent but the breakfast staff is apathetic at best, bordering rude. It seems like they couldn't care less about the guests.

Room Tip: Get a high floor with a water view if possible.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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AC_MAP, Manager at AC Hotel Malaga Palacio, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear client,

First of all, thanks for sharing your time writing a report about our hotel. We are pleased you have enjoyed our views and the hotel. Regarding the breakfast staff, would you mind to inform us the name of the person attended you in order to remind him our quality services and high standard of client services? Everything we do is aimed at providing you with an excellent hotel experience and your feedback is extremely valuable. We truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us so that we may continue to deliver exceptional service in the future.Thanks and regards
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Perfectly located in the very centre of Malaga, the AC Hotel Malaga Palacio by Marriott is just next to the Cathedral, 1 minute walk from the Alcazaba fortress, 5 minutes walk from Picasso museum, looks over the Sea Boulevard with Botanic gardens with fountains and sculptures (highly recommended!!!).
From the terrace with a pool you have a magnificent view on the fortresses (Alcazaba and Gibralfaro) and Malaga port.
They also leave pool towels in the room, which is also very nice.
Breakfast is very good, they do scrambled eggs with the ingredients you like.

It's a pity they do not have safe boxes in rooms, but special lockers at the reception are available for free.

Room Tip: If you want a non-smokers room it's better specify it when booking a room. We'd read about r...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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AC_MAP, Manager at AC Hotel Malaga Palacio, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Dear guest,

Firstly we are pelased you have enjoyed your stay with us. We will be pleased in having you again in the hotel so do not hesitate in contact us for your future stays.

Thanks and regards
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NYC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Both the hotel and the city were surprisingly pleasant. The rooftop pool, bar and restaurant were stunning, with wonderful views of the harbor and the mountains. The room was clean and well kept, and there was free wifi in the lobby. I didn't notice any particular noise except some during the day. One point: the $ exchange rate at the hotel was quite competitive with the banks, unless you are going to exchange $$$$, in which case banks are better. The staff was not knowledgeable about tours, or anything else except the hotel, but then Tourist Information office was unhelpful also.

Room Tip: Go for a higher floor.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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AC_MAP, Manager at AC Hotel Malaga Palacio, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Dear guest,

Firstly we are pelased you have enjoyed your stay with us.
Regarding the information about tours, we have information for trips to Granada, Gibraltar, Sevilla.. but it´s necessary to book in advance and not the same day.
We will be pleased in ahving you again in the hotel so do not hesitate in contact us for your future stays.
Thanks and regards
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Property: AC Hotel Malaga Palacio
Address: Calle Cortina del Muelle 1, 29015 Malaga, Spain (Formerly AC Hotel Malaga Palacio by Marriott)
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Malaga
#9 Luxury Hotel in Malaga
#11 Family Hotel in Malaga
#15 Romantic Hotel in Malaga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — AC Hotel Malaga Palacio 4*
Number of rooms: 214
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional Hotel Residencia in city center, overlooking harbor; near Cathedral. ... more   less 
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