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“Central location but unfortunately disappointed by Hotel Larios”
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Room Mate Larios
Ranked #2 of 88 Hotels in Malaga
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Ballymena
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19 reviews
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“Central location but unfortunately disappointed by Hotel Larios”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

I had chosen this hotel for a number of reasons - central location / 4 stars / great reviews / roof top terrace.
I return from Hotel Larios disappointed. The roof top terrace was closed (beginning of November although the weather was excellent.) This was not made clear at time of booking.
Breakfast on the first day was poor - had to clear a table as no tables were ready.
The hotel lacked a central area and a heart. There was no common room and access to rooms was via a lift which was did not necessarily bypass reception.
I had booked a basic room which did have a nice view over the main square but the room was small and tired. I would not rate this hotel 4 star - 3 star at best.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear Guest,

First of all, thank you for taking your time to write a review about your experience in Room Mate Larios.

We are very sorry to know that you did not fint the terrace open, but as is a an open terrace, we only have it open betwen May until October.

We appreciate you find the central location helpful for visiting the city.

We hope you can come again and visit us during summer time, as you will enjoy the beautiful views from our terrace.

Regards,

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

A day in Malaga before returning home was included in our trip as we'd only had a brief look at Malaga when we were in the area last year. Malaga is a surprising city. Very clean, beautiful architecture old and new and full of good shopping and lovely restaurants. Room Mate Larios was very comfortable, clean and a perfect location for stepping out to explore the city. TThe room was spacious, nicely decorated and had air conditioning. The reception staff were very helpful and printed off our boarding cards for the flight home. We didn't use our hire car for this last day as there was no hotel parking but taxis are available a short walk away. Luggage on wheels is therefore preferable.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear Ros,

Thank you very much for such a kind comment on our property!

We are really happy to know you had a great stay!

Next time you plan to visit Málaga, feel free to contact us and we will do all our best to give you a very warm welcome!

Best regards from all the team,

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We have stayed in Hotel Molina Lario on previous trips to Malaga, but Room Mate Larios now has our vote as our favourite hotel in Malaga. The location is superb, right on the most attractive street in the city. The reception staff are so helpful and welcoming. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Can't wait to return in 4 days time!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear Andric Scotland,

Thank you very much for choosing again Room Mate Larios to stay in Málaga, it is our duty to make feel our guest as at home and we are very glad to know that we are your favourite hotel in the city.

Please let us know when are you planning to come back, as we want to give you our most charming welcome.

Best regards

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS
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Liverpool, England
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

We stayed here for the last night of a tour of Andalucia. How I wish we had stayed here for longer! It was perfectly located and our room had stunning views overlooking the Plaza. The Marina is a short stroll away and made for a lovely day. There are also an abundance of good restaurants etc not to mention good shopping facilities.
Room size is good as were the facilities. Breakfast too was as good as anywhere else we had stayed.
The Receptionist was outstanding - so helpful and polite. I loved it so much I am in the process of sorting another mini break to go stay for longer.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear Guest,

All the staff are very proud with your beautiful review about Room Mate Larios. Thank you very much for your nice words about us and about the city and about the street where the hotel is located.

Please let us know if your are planning to come back to Málaga.

Best regards,



Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

I work in the hotel business, so emailed this hotel directly before making a booking, so they could save on the 15% that they pay to booking.com and the likes, but never got any response from them. Strange as most hotels now want to avoid the OTA fees. Anyway, hotel location is outstanding. Impossible to find by car and better instructions could have been offered to us as we also mailed in advance about parking etc (but again no response). But we had been upgraded to a beautiful large room (the one in all their promotional photos) which was amazing. views overlooking the plaza and a central location that is hard to beat. Bedroom was great - big and nice bathroom, with unusual, funky toilet amenities. Our daughter was offered an foldaway bed which appeared on our 2nd night of stay, which was appreciated. Breakfast is very basic, we have enjoyed much better in other Malaga hotels. Also the breakfast service was poor. Each morning, several tables still cluttered with dirty plates from previous guests, whilst the waitress was busy refilling the buffet, with guests having wait to get a clean table. If i put on my professional 'hoteliers hat' then there are a number of other small things that need improved - the awful traditional water jug in reception for arrival, the receptionists uniforms (or lack of), the top floor bar being closed during daytime etc. But in summary, this is a good hotel and we would certainly recommend it and stay there again.

Room Tip: we got room 203 which was fabulous, but don't open the windows as can be very noisy throughout...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking your time to share your impression about your stay in Room Mate Larios. Your review is very helpful for us because they allow us to improve to offer a good service to all of our customers.

We hope to see you soon !

Best regards,

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

There were 3 of us so we took the off site apartment just around the corner. It's a 2 story townhome type of deal with wrap around balconies. The beds are on the 3rd floor and the kitchen/living/baths on the 4th which is kind of odd but it was very clean and modern and well worth the money. Everything is walking distance.

We had an early tour one of the three days we were there and the receptionist was very helpful in getting us taxi transportation to the tour meeting point (walkable as well but not at 5:am) ASIDE: You can catch a tour to Tangier from here but it leaves very early. Engage the receptionist to assist.

The beds were way comfy and it was difficult to get up. I would come back here in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank HeidiB4
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear Heidi,

Thank you for your review about your stay in our apartments.
We have tried to concentrate in them both the pros of a hotel room and a typical apartment with a Room Mate design and location.
It really makes us proud and satisfied the fact that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you soon again.

Regards,

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Just returned from our stay in this hotel. Location is excellent, so central for restaurants, shopping, transport. Very comfortable room, really like the little balcony overlooking the main street and square. Enjoyed visits to the roof terrace for a nightcap (open till 3 am, apparently)! Only downside is lack of tea/coffee facilities in room and breakfast could be bit more varied.However there was plenty on offer and breakfast served daily till noon. Would certainly be our first choice when we return to Malaga and would recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for you review, we are very glad to know you had a great stay in Room Mate Larios, and you enjoyed the views in our terrace bar on the 5th floor.

We hope you will be back soon!

Best regards from all the team!

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS
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Property: Room Mate Larios
Address: Calle Marques de Larios 2, 29005 Malaga, Spain (Formerly Hotel Larios Malaga)
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Malaga
#7 Romantic Hotel in Malaga
#8 Family Hotel in Malaga
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Hotel Class:4 star — Room Mate Larios 4*
Number of rooms: 45
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