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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Room Mate Larios

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Room Mate Larios
Ranked #4 of 90 Hotels in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
Velez-Malaga, Spain
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55 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good Quality Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

My wife and I have just enjoyed three days in Malaga. Firstly just a brief mention of the city. Malaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol and houses both the main airport and railway station of the region. More often than not, visitors arrive and immediately catch onward transport to the resorts. Therefore they miss this beautiful city and all it has to offer. The Room Mate Larios is situated right in the centre, right on the edge of the historic quarter on the corner of the Plaza de Constitucion and the Calle Marquis de Larios. It is therefore central for many of the city´s attractions. During our stay every member of staff, without exception was very friendly and helpful, our room was clean, a good size with a comfortable bed.
The hotel provides breakfast but does not have a restaurant. This is not a problem as there are numerous restaurants of every conceivable kind within walking distance. Without doubt this is a hotel I would highly recommend and we will certainly stay there again.
A couple of weeks before this vacation we received an email from the hotel telling us that due to external refurbishment there is scaffolding around the building. This did of course spoil the view over the square but there was no nightmare of builders climbing around making horrendous noise. I don´t know but it appears that the work is nearly completed. We could open our windows if we needed to.
Just one negative comment about the hotel. The ground floor access consists of a small area accommodating the lift and the stairs. This means anyone from outside the hotel can enter the lift and have access to all of the floors thus bypassing reception which is situated on the first floor. It is therefore a security issue which I think the hotel should address.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Dear Fredcheckley,

Thank you for sharing your experience in Room Mate Larios Hotel. It is going to be very helpfull to travellers who are planning to visit Málaga, and your introduction about the central area where we are located is really clear.

We are very sorry to know that you did not enjoy so much the view from your room due the scaffolding we used to have, regarding the renovation at the façade of the hotel. The works are already finished, so you will not find them if you are planning to come back to the hotel.

Hope to see you soon!!


Regards,

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

The hotel was under renovation outside which prevented us from opening the balcony doors. The airconditioning system at the hotel was not yet started up for the season so without this and not being able to open the balcony doors it was almost impossible to sleep due to the heat. Apart from that - nice and clean hotel with friendly staff.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this review, 26 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 read that due the renovation at the façade of the hotel, you did not enjoy so much your stay The works finished two month ago, now the exterior of the building is as beautifull as the interior.

We really hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again and give our best service to you.

Best regards,


Mª Carmen Navarro
Front desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS
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Casares, Andalucia, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

We chose this hotel as we knew it was right in the centre of Malaga and had visited the roof terrace bar back in the summer on another trip. If you want to be centrally located, this hotel is ideal. To be fair we didn't spend much time in the hotel but were very happy with everything. The room was extremely comfortable especially the bed which was the biggest bed I have ever seen and was a fantastic sleep - so much so we had to check out the make of the mattress to get one for home. The views of Calle de Marques de Larios were great particularly as it was the last night of the Malaga Carnaval. The hotel is having refurbishment of the exterior so was covered in scaffolding but these things need to be done at some point and in no way spoilt our stay. Plenty of shopping right outside your door plus bars/restaurants and the Cathedral is literally just around the corner. A great base for exploring. Can't comment on the food as we didn't eat here - there's just some much choice just outside the front door!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Dear client,

Thank you so much for trusting Room Mate Larios to stay during your Birthday celebration.
We are so happy to read that you had a lovely stay with us and in Malaga.

As you say, we used to have an scaffolding at the façade due to renovate the exterior of the building. This works has already finish two month ago. So please, do not hesitate to come back again to Málaga to see how beautiful is now the exterior of the hotel.

Best regards,

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS
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Bridgend,Mid Glam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

This hotel is very central in Malaga. The double room was two single beds pushed together. However, the beds were very comfortable. The bathroom was adequate but small. Free safe in wardrobe. No tea/coffee facilities - we ended up taking a 'take away' coffee back to the room from a café just up the road. There was a chargeable mini bar in the room with water, soft drinks, wine, beer and spirits. Breakfast was average - didn't go hungry but limited choice; breakfast was available up to 12 noon. The receptionist was cheerful and helpful (I was rather surprised to see her wearing jeans every time whilst on duty- perhaps I am old fashioned but I would of thought there would have been a corporate uniform). Taxi from airport to hotel 20 euros from hotel to airport 25 euros, taxi from hotel to train station 10 euros and train station back to hotel 5 euros - I have put this difference to the one way system. Taxi drop off and collection is just maybe 20 m around corner from hotel. This hotel was not wheelchair friendly, 1 step into hotel and then 3 steps to lift. The reception was on the first floor. There were many other hotels in the vicinity which when I return to Malaga I will try. I felt this hotel was average, not sure how it has 4* or rated 7th best in Malaga on t/a.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Dear Client,

First of all, thank you for taking your time to write a review about your experience in Room Mate Larios and share that you find the central location helpful for visiting the city.

The front desk department duty is to be helpfull and servicial with our guest, that is why we are dreesed informal, to let our client know that we are always happy to help and assit our clients with any request.

Regards,

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Very easy to miss because the entrance is between shops. Also, in Feb 2014, the whole building was covered in scaffolding. The woman on check-in was very unfriendly and seemed intent on stressing the no-smoking policy (we don't smoke anyway). There is no bar or foyer to speak of. The breakfast room is in what looks like a bar but it was always empty. The reception is on the 1st floor and once you've checked in you by-pass the reception and bar, making your stay totally soulless. The lady at check out was helpful when we complained about the workers passing by our 4th floor rooms on scaffold up until 6.30 p.m. I did feel sorry for her having to deal with disappointed guests. Totally forgettable stay. Malaga is not big so lots of other hotels without locations on the main shopping street are still central.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Europe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

We loved our stay at the Room Mate Larios. The hotel is in a fantastic location at the top of Calle Larios. The staff were very professional and pleased to help. The rooms were clean and the beds were very comfortable. There was Free Wi-fi in the hotel and we were even given a Wi-fi router to use whilst out and about. Partly due to some previous comments and partly because we prefer eating out, we did not stay for breakfast so cannot comment on its quality. As our stay was in the winter the roof terrace bar was closed which was a shame because the hotel photos make it look amazing. As also written in a previous comment the hotel is on a pedestrianised street so it is a little walk to the taxi rank but we found this to be no problem at all. We will certainly be back to this great hotel in a fantastic city.

Stayed February 2014
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Dear Guest,

First of all let us know that we are really happy to know you liked Room Mate Larios.

Thank you for taking your time to write your review on TripAdvisor.

We really want to see you soon in Room Mate Larios,

Best regards ,

Mª Carmen Navarro
Front Desk Manager
ROOM MATE LARIOS
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

We wish to stay at Larios in August, however, can anyone advise on any parking close to Hotel Larios.

We stayed at Hotel Lola last year and it was super, really close to the beach, however, it is a little far from the centre of Malaga and therefore we wish to use Larios, the parking will make that decision for us.

Thank you very much

Anna

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Anna T
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LariosJefaRecepcion, Director de Recepción at Room Mate Larios, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Dear Anna T,

Room Mate Larios hotel is located in the main pedestrian street of Málaga city centre and we do not have parking in the building.

We offer our clients a special price in Room Mate Lola hotel located in Casas de Campos street nº 17.

If you need more details, please do not hesitate to contact us directly in our mail:
larios@room-matehotels.com

Looking for your next visit in August.

Regards,

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:
#4 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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