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“Great location for touring the city”
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Hotel Molina Lario
Ranked #4 of 88 Hotels in Malaga
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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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“Great location for touring the city”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

The hotel was in the perfect position, right on the edge of the Old Town.
Food was excellent, rooms functional and comfortable.
Staff on the whole were very friendly and helpful with one exception, one of the people on the reception seemed disinterested in you, in fact when we dropped our key in he was laughing with another staff member at something on his computer and didn't even reply to us, this happened throughout our stay until the day we left. I feel he let the rest of the staff and the hotel down with his poor attitude.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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932722083, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Molina Lario, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Dear Customer,
Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback. We really appreciate it. We are happy to know that overall the hotel service and facilities meet all of your expectations and we would like to apologize for the service you received at the front desk on this special occasion. We would like you to know that we take every comment about our staff very seriously, and it is very important for us that all our guests feel completely welcomed. Therefore, we will talk directly with the department to avoid this situation to happen again.
Thank you for your comments and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

Nuria Verdaguer
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We spent three nights at the Molina Lario. Nice hotel in a great location! We had a larger room, good sized bathroom, 2 small balconies. Very modern and clean. Be advised - mattress is very firm. My only complaint is not about the hotel itself but the booking process. When I emailed the hotel (well in advance) they advised that no rooms were available. I was, however, able to book a classic room that same day through Expedia, which had availability. I realize hotels contract rooms out to agencies, but when I arrived at the hotel, they had plenty of availability and for an extra 11 Euros a day I could upgrade my room (which I did because I wanted the larger room to begin with). I didn't care about the 33 Euros but I hate that "bait and switch" feeling I get when hotels do this. If you have the room and it's only 11 Euros, just upgrade me.

Room Tip: Room 420 had 2 small balconies that overlooked the square. A little noisy if you go to bed early, b...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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932722083, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Molina Lario, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Dear Judi,
Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback. We are happy to know that you had a comfortable stay in our Hotel and in Malaga and we would like to apologize for the inconvenience the booking process may have caused you. Sometimes the Hotel has bookings that might be cancelled later on or maybe the day you tried to do the reservation we could have had some problems with the system. Anyway, this is not usual and we are going to talk with de reservation department to check that there is anything wrong with it in order to avoid any other misunderstood.
Again, thank you for your comments and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

Nuria Verdaguer
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The Villages, Florida
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

The Molina Lario is one of the great finds. Located in "downtown" Malaga, the hotel has clean comfortable fully equipped rooms and an exceptionally good restaurant. The staff is suburb.
Breakfast was included in the price and was also exceptionally good, hot food as well as the usual cold bill of fare.
Centrally located, the hotel is easy walking to any points of interest in the city.
If you are in Malaga, stay here.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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932722083, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Molina Lario, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Dear Ron,
Thank you very much for your opinion. We really appreciate receiving feedback from our guest. We are very happy to know that the hotel facilities met all of your expectations and that you could enjoy the city and visit all its charming points of interest.
Thank you for recommending us and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you again.

Nuria Verdaguer
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Gruitrode
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Probably one of the best hotels in Màlaga, near Cathedral and city center.
Superb staff, very friendly, fantastic breakfast buffet ( a little pricy perhaps ).
I've been here twice and would definitely go back again.Rooms spacious and very clean
and every day a chocolate on your pillow, that was a nice gesture! One minus however,
the mattresses are too hard and I've heard complaints all over the hotel so please hotel management, do something about that, you can only gain customers (or loose ).
10 points from Belgium !!!

Room Tip: The best rooms are the superior rooms which are situated on the first two ore three floors, facing...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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932722083, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Molina Lario, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Dear Anne Marie,
Thank you very much for taking the time to write some comments about your stay. We are glad to know that all the hotel facilities were of your taste and that the service made you feel comfortable during your stay. We would like you to know that we are aware of the mattresses issue, as we have received some complaints, and we are already working on it to replace them. We hope you enjoyed your time in Malaga and if you ever come back to the city, do not hesitate to contact us, we will be delighted to have you again.

Nuria Verdaguer
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Pangbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 4 nights in October, the hotel was within easy walking distance of all the visitor attractions, shopping and a great selection of bars and restaurants. The bus service from Malaga airport stopped within 50 metres and cost just 3 euros! Friendly staff, well equipped rooms, very clean, comfortable bed and a very good breakfast choice. The roof top pool area is small and can be crowded. The courtyard area is used by customers late into the evening and noise could effect some of the lower floor rooms. Overall a very good hotel.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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932722083, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Molina Lario, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Dear David,
Thank you for your kind comments; we really appreciate them and we are very happy to know that you enjoyed your time in Malaga and your stay with us. We would like to apologize for any trouble the noise could have caused you and we would like to let you know that we are conscious of it and that's why we are trying to install a double pan glass window in all our rooms to solve this problem as soon as possible.
Again, thank you for your feedback and we are looking forward to seeing you again in your next visit.

Nuria Verdaguer
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Odessa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

I was impressed with the comfort, cleanliness and amenities of this hotel as deserves 4 dots. We drove there as part of our Andalusia portion of our Spain trip, planning to stop over there only to fly out to Sicily the next day. The hotel was very clean and well maintained, and the room was comfortable. There was a convenient nearby parking lot only a couple of blocks away, although if we did not have a 9 person van, we could have possibly parked in the hotel garage.

That being said, I will say that the bed was much harder than I like, although it did not seem to affect my sleep as we were dead tired from touring Seville that day. The breakfast buffet was far more expensive than deserved for what was served, and so I recommend that if it is convenient for you, that you go to a nearby breakfast place (quite a number nearby) instead. Half our group (6) including me stayed and ate there, and the other half went elsewhere. Although our food was quite acceptable, we who stayed were jealous.

We stayed only a single night, but you will find that it is pretty much well located for some shopping and a walk to the beach. I can recommend this hotel, but not their breakfast buffet although if it was about 1/2 the price, it would be good.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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932722083, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Molina Lario, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
Dear customer,
Thank you for your comments on TripAdvisor, we really appreciate receiving feedback from our guests. We are very happy to know that all of you had a comfortable and pleasant stay with us and could rest a little bit before departing to your following destination. We are sorry to know that you found the breakfast buffet overvalued but we would like to mention that we set our prices based on service and local area and that all our breakfast assortment is high quality, with seasonal products and all from the local area. This is the reason why the price might be higher than somewhere else where not the same conditions are given.
We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and we are looking forward to seeing you again in Malaga.

Nuria Verdaguer
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Stone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

We stayed here for a 5 day break in October. The hotel was excellent in every respect, so quiet that we thought that we were the only people in the hotel. The room was very well furnished, clean and comfortable with wonderful goodies in the bathroom. The staff were helpful and friendly. The breakfast was well laid out and provided a selection of food and drinks to satisfy anyone. The restaurant provided excellent dinner with good wines at good prices well served by super staff. Ideally located within walking distance of most of the sights in the city.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone and will certainly return.

Room Tip: All rooms seemed equally as good.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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932722083, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Molina Lario, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
Dear Ted,
Thank you for your gentle opinion. We are very happy to know that everything of the Hotel was of your taste, that you enjoyed Malaga and that you had enough time to visit all the attractions the city has.
Thank you very much for recommending us and if you ever come back to Malaga again, do not hesitate to contact us, we will be delighted to have you again.

Nuria Verdaguer
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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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