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.
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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