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“Great for the price”
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Hotel Carlos V
Ranked #36 of 89 Hotels in Malaga
Long Beach, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Great for the price”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

If you are looking for a cheap place to stay in the middle of the historic center of Malaga and are not very picky, this is it. The rooms and bathrooms are small, there is nowhere to place your soap unless you put it on top of the toilet, the shower curtain was not easily managed and if not careful you end up wetting the toilet paper. As for the beds... not comfortable.

Now for the positive: The rooms are clean (old, but clean) and the staff was excellent. I found the air conditioning to be working properly, however if you want the room to stay cool while you are out having fun in the Malaga summer heat, ask for an extra key-card to leave things running or you will come back to a hot, muggy room.

As for location, the hotel is right between the cathedral and the Alcazaba (very short walk). There is a movie theater right around the corner, ice cream shops and a great place for mojitos.

Shopping could be better.. mostly junk shops. It's nothing like Barcelona.

There seems to be quite a few good restaurants with entertainment... flamenco etc.. If you find yourself exhausted from traveling, make the effort to walk half a block and do not bother with the restaurant across the way from the hotel- Cafe-Bar Eurogallo. The food is literally nasty and so is the help. They haven't figured out that their business is dependent on tourism yet.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Stopped at the Carlos V in June, firstly the location is excellent. Round the corner from the cathedral and amphitheatre. Plenty of bars and restaurants near by, 5 minute walk to the marina. Plenty of picturesque views. The rooms at the Carlos V are fantastic for value, cleaned each day could not complain. We spoke with 2 different gentleman at the desk who was most helpful with directions. I would happily go back again, overall very impressed.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Excellent location in the old town. Just a few minutes walk from the port and beach. Very helpful reception staff. This is a two star room only hotel with plenty of eating options in the vicinity. Our room was compact with a modern bathroom.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Castlemaine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

This hotel was a pleasant surprise. Whilst the rooms were small, they were extremely comfortable with a modern and workable bathroom. The location provided easy access to the old town and shopping districts. The staff are quite reserved and formal, but very helpful. Please do not misread this manner as unfriendly. There is a spacious downstairs lounge ideal for reading or taking some time out. The hotel also has a good wifi connection. Breakfast wasn't included so the rate wasn't artificially inflated.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Great location right by the Cathedral and Alcazaba. That being said the cafe bars nearby are expensive so worth walking 5 mins to Plaza de la Merced for much better value for money. The guy at reception printed out some travel documents for me which was much appreciated. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Stayed there one night. Would use again. So good to have parking when in strange city Yes we had to pay 13 euros for 24 hours and 1 euro an hour for extra. Still very cheap The staff were very friendly and spoke english The room was small but very comfortable. We had a great view of the cathedral from the 5th. floor

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ireland
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Clean and very reasonably priced. Air conditioning and a fridge in the room. Plenty of clean towels. Staff couldn't have been friendlier. Really central location. I would highly recommend and will be back for sure!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Carlos V
Address: Calle Cister 10, 29015 Malaga, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Malaga
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Malaga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Carlos V 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
Hostal Residencia Carlos v Hotel Malaga
Hostal Residencia Carlos v málaga
Hotel Carlos V Malaga, Costa Del Sol, Spain

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