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Mariposa Hotel Malaga
Ranked #12 of 89 Hotels in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We booked and paid for five days B & B and were told breakfast started at 7.30am every day. We were leaving early for the airport on the last day and went down at 7.30 to be told breakfast did not start until 8 on a Saturday. We explained our situation and were met with total inflexibility. Cereal, fruit juice and rolls were there, and the hot food was being put in containers, but the receptionist said: "If we let you have it early, we would have to do it for everyone." This was nonsense. There was no-one else in sight. He phoned our room at 7.50 and said breakfast was ready, insisting we had time to get to the airport. We said we did not have time. We checked out at 8 and asked if he would, at least, deduct the cost of a single extra breakfast for our daughter who lives in Malaga and visited us one day. Again, total inflexibility. We had to pay for this extra breakfast. All of this may seem insignificant in the grand scheme of things, but it really annoyed us that we had paid for two breakfasts we did not get, and were refused even a bread roll because of a receptionist who was incapable of adapting to the situation, insisting that HE always told people about breakfast times. There were no breakfast times posted anywhere in the hotel, by the way. This was my second stay at this hotel, but I will never return, although I must say other staff were all very pleasant and efficient.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Set in a quietish part of town but within easy walking distances to main attractions.

Rooms simply furnished; reasonable quality fittings. Good bathrooms.

Friendly and helpful front desk staff. Good breakfast too.

My room faced street which was pedestrianised but still some noise in morning.

All in all good value for money.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Ben-Saud
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

We stayed several days at this hotel at the beginning of April and had a really nice experience: cleen and cosy room, good location and excellent service! Thank you all team of Room Mate Lola! Will definetely recommend to our friends!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We recently stayed a few days in Málaga, in Room Mate Lola.
This fairly new hotel is well situated, near to city center and sea.

Staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and clean. Beds are comfortable.

Although we asked for a quiet room, we at first got room 107, overlooking Casas de Campos street, but, in front of our window were, as in many streets, city dustbins situated. As such, nothing disturbing, were it not that the Servicio de limpieza of the city usually empties these containers at around 02:50 a.m., and not in one time; but we had the honour of being woken up twice ... two different lorries. This event happens every night.

We complained and eventually got a quiet room.

Breakfast is quite simple, absolutely not 4 star, rather a good two star.
WiFi reception in room 107 was horrible, next to inexistant. In our second room, this was OK.

Room Tip: Do not take rooms at the end of the hotel, like 107, 207 etc..
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

This was just a last night stop over before flying home from Malaga but it was a good choice. The hotel is modern and eclectic with excellent wi fi. It is near to the shops, harbour and cathedral. It was one of the quietest hotels we've stayed in and had excellent car parking in the next street. The interior of out room 103 was contemporary, large and airy with a massive bed. The bathroom was also large and very clean. The staff were helpful and the breakfast extensive. If this is a chain I would look out for it again. The only downside was the street access had changed and caused issues with our sat nav on arrival but getting to the airport 30 minutes away was no problem

Room Tip: We had 103 which was large and very quiet
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the hotel, after seeing reviews expected more of a art deco feel, but not so. It is adequate, good position, the staff could smile a bit more. Although the check in guy on the 1st of April was very helpful. There is no room guide, re tv, or Malaga information and no one takes you to your room on arrival. Breakfast is the usual and every day exactly the same, suggest you change the cooked options once in a while. In all too corporate but that is not their fault it was the choice that we made.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

We enjoyed our 2 night stay at the RoomMate Lola in the up-and-coming Arts area of Malaga city. Our room (202 at the front of the hotel) was modern/retro style and comfortable with good wifi reception. A range of nice quality toiletries were provided in the bathroom. Easy walking distance to Malaga attractions.

The only problem we had was that we were disturbed during the night with dustbin lorries emptying the rubbish outside.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mariposa Hotel Malaga

Address: Casas de Campos 17, 29001 Malaga, Spain (Formerly Room Mate Lola)
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Malaga
#12 Luxury Hotel in Malaga
#13 Romantic Hotel in Malaga
Price Range: £84 - £139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mariposa Hotel Malaga 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Room Mate Lola Hotel Malaga
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Mariposa Hotel Malaga Costa Del Sol, Spain

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