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Hotel Molina Lario
Ranked #4 of 88 Hotels in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
Brussels
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“nice hotel”
Reviewed 12 November 2012

The hotel is located between the old town centre and the harbour, which is really convenient. Everything is within walking distance and there are lots of nice places where you can eat and drink just around the corner. Reception staff is very friendly and always prepared to help and give information about where to go and what to do. We had a spacious and clean room on the first floor, somewhere in a corner, with no noise from the street. The room had no view, though, but we didn't mind since we slept well. There were coffee and tea making facilities. The bathroom was adequate with nice toilettries. Breakfast buffet was good and everything was refilled regularly. The swimming pool and sun deck are on the hotel's top floor, with a nice view of Malaga.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

This hotel had everything. The staff were so helpful and always had a smile. It is right in the centre of the old city so access to the Cathedral for example is just round the corner. The rooms are really good and have an excellent coffee and tea making facilities which you don't always find in Spain. The breakfast was delicious and had so much choice. The general ambience was fantastic.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

A beautiful and convenient location, with palm trees and ocean promenade views to the right, and historical district with views of the cathedral to the left. Beautifully renovated with contemporary feel to public areas and the room. We paid a bit more for a "Superior" room, which was large, with a small balcony and very quiet, thanks to double-glazed windows. Wifi was excellent.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Baslow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

We stayed in the Hotel Molina Lario for 4 nights in November and loved every minute. The hotel is really well situated - only a few minutes walk from all the main attractions and tapas bars. Our room was in the modern half of the hotel with a window overlooking the harbour. The room was modern and clean and very well sound proofed - we couldn't hear a thing from the noisy street below. The staff were fabulous and couldn't do enough to help, and the breakfast was amazing. We even managed to enjoy a few days of late summer sunshine on by the rooftop pool. We can't wait to stay here again. A definite 5 star review!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

Not much to add to the other reviews. This is a really good hotel in a very convenient location. Because its so central, there can be noise from the surrounding streets in the night, which of course isn't the hotel's fault. Why would the council empty the large bins with empty bottles from the bars and restaurants in the middle of the night?! But I would certainly stay here again.

Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2012

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. The hotel is located within walking distance to all of the tourist sites. Very clean with wonderful buffet breakfasts. Nice rooftop pool with views of the harbor. We had reserved a junior suite but, the hotel did not have a junior suite available when we arrived. We were offered a superior deluxe room at a discount as an alternative.
The superior deluxe was as large as most junior suites. It was very comfortable. We had a great view of the harbor.
I would definitely stay at Molina Lario again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2012

Recently stayed at this hotel for a weekend visit to Malaga and was very suprised as I was expecting something fairly hot and small in a city like this, in part because this is what I had come to expect in a lot of european cities. I was wrong!

The reception area was clean and modern and the check in was quick, efficient and friendly. I then had a problem with the lift (some go to my floor, 6, others didn't?!). This became one of the only problems with this hotel and why I can't give it five stars. More later.

The room was great. A decent sized double bed (a little on the firm side, but that's a preference issue) but otherwise immaculate, with chocolates on the bed, complimentary bottled water, robes, slippers etc. Basically, all the standard of a five star hotel. The bathroom had a great drench shower and the facilities were new and clean. Complimentary tolietries (toothbrush, paste, shaving kit, sewing kit, cotton buds etc) were included. All excellent.

In the evening, I needed an iron for my crumpled shirt from the flight and this was no bother for the staff, and brought quickly.

Malaga itself is a great city. It looked better by night to me though with some fantastic restaurants and bars. (Avoid El Pimpi - pretty dire food and seems to be hyped up for reasons unknown to me). The marina, which seems pretty new with a lot of money spent on it, was very pretty with some great high end designer stores and some nice bars (with water views and great for people watching, but lacking the character of the city itself).

Breakfast back at the hotel was excellent, but they really need to ditch the Nespresso coffee machines as the only means of a hot beverage at breakfast. Queueing whilst people either use it, or work out how to use it was bit tedious - and whilst my otherwise great hot breakfast was getting cold! TIP: get your coffee first until they ditch this idea and serve cafetieres like most hotels.

The lifts - it must be because of the structure of the building, but there are three or four lifts and some only go to floor 5, others to 6 and some even to 8 where the rooftop pool is. It was totally confusing. Getting the lift from floor 6 upwards was even more so as the lifts only seemed to go down. Waiting for the lift was something else. 5 minutes or more was the norm, particularly at peak times. I end up finding the fire escape and using that in the end as it got a bit irritating. Frankly though, the coffee queue and the lifts are my only gripes and did not spoil anything about my stay at this hotel.

On the last day, I ventured up to the rooftop pool for laze in the hot October sun and it was peaceful and calming in an otherwise bustling city outside. White cushions and a decked pool made for a very trendy pool and I imagine that in the high season when the bar is open this could be quite a fun place in the afternoons and evenings.

So, a really great hotel and clearly why it scores so highly on this website. I read the reviews and had high expectations and was not let down. It is a shame that I don't feel able to give 5 stars but the reasons above explain why. You'll like this hotel though!

Room Tip: A high floor will probably be quieter as the lower floors are close to the busy streets
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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932722083, Director General at Hotel Molina Lario, responded to this review, 30 October 2012
Dear Mr. Jamma,
Thanks you for all your great comments and for taking the time to write them.
We take note about the comments of the lifts; we will make sure in the future, that this is clear to all our guests. The Reception Department will inform in every check in.
Also we’ve already checked our Nespresso machine in breakfast buffet. We know that sometimes there are a lot of people at the same time, however, now, if this is the case, our waiters will ask for coffees and make them in another coffee machine.
We are looking forward to seeing you in your next visit.
Sincerely

Hotel Manager
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Property: Hotel Molina Lario
Address: c/ Molina Lario 20-22, 29015 Malaga, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga > Centro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Malaga
#2 Business Hotel in Malaga
#4 Luxury Hotel in Malaga
#4 Romantic Hotel in Malaga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Molina Lario 4*
Number of rooms: 103
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