Booked this only because of it's pool and pool terrace.
The pool terrace was great and actually the only positive about this hotel.
The pool itself was a joke, 1,15m at the deepest and more like an oversized bathtub than a pool. Another drawback was the fact that there was no shade at all in the pool area, and in 40 degree heat that's not good.
Also, all sunbeds were taken from early morning. However, no problem, it was too hot to be there anyway without shade.
We booked (and got confirmed) a quite room.
Got room 415, fourth floor, but the television from the neighboring room was so loud it was as if we had our own tv on.
And by the way the satellite channels they promisse worked only in the third room we stayd in. In the first 2 rooms the remote control to the channels were missing!
Changed to room 515, fifth floor. Stayed one night in a terrible smell. The whole floor smelled like cabbage. No satellite channels.
We were promissed by a very unfriendly lady at the reception to see another room the next day, at 11,30.
Since we were 3 people we obviously needed a 3 bed room, first she said it was for 3 but then changed her mind and said it only fitted 2 people.
Until her supervisor came and said that it absolutely fitted 3.
The next day we came down at 11.30 but the guests staying in the room didn't check out yet ( check out was at 12) and now all of a sudden we couldn't see the room until 13.30
Was this only to make our lives miserable and make us wait half the day?
We asked if we couldn't see it at 12 when they've checked out but that was impossible, according to the unfriendly staff. (Lady with blond hair)
We sat down in the reception and just waited, not wanting to believe that someone could be that inflexibel.
Half an hour later we could see it, all of a sudden, thanks to another member of staff and we desided to take this room.
701, on the seventh floor. I believe this is the only room in the entire hotel I would recommend. Seventh floor even smelled pleasant.
We didn't eat the € 13/person breakfast!
Pass the river (which by the way is dried out and used as a dogs toilet, hense the smell passing it) to the old part of Malaga and eat somewhere else for from € 2/person.
There is not much positive to say about this hotel, not even the location,
The decor in the hotel is like a Russian hotel in the 80'ies. Gold, pink, pictures of crying babies, blue leather sofas in the entrance. Didn't know if we should laugh or cry.
Wi-fi came and went but mostly it didn't work.
One reason could be that it was a completely open wi-fi, without password, even though they give you a password when you check in.
I think half of Malaga was surfing on their wi-fi.
Take our advise, book elsewhere, don't let the promisse of a pool fool you.
Next time we'll definately book a b&b instead and experience a bit of Spain, not Russia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Free Wi-Fi and a seasonal rooftop pool with impressive city views can be found at Salles Hotel Malaga Centro, set in Malaga's picturesque old town. Rooms at the Malaga Centro are brightly decorated and spacious, hava satellite TV and a balcony. The Malaga Centro's Guernica Restaurant serves a range of Mediterranean and Andalusian cuisine. The Picasso Cafe-Bar serves drinks and snacks. Guests can relax and enjoy city views on the Centro's rooftop terrace. There is a poolside bar, open in summer. There is also an on-site gym.The hotel is a 15-minute walk from the Picasso Museum and less than one kilometre from Málaga Cathedral. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Malaga Centro
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- Salles Hotel Malaga Centro Costa Del Sol, Spain