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Barcelo Malaga
Ranked #4 of 89 Hotels in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Great location, you can access the hotel directly from the main railway station, Maria Zambrano, which is just 8 minutes from the airport so makes arrival in Malaga very easy and convenient. The hotel itself if very good but not excellent. This is the third time we've stayed here in 5 or 6 years and it's just starting to be a little bit tired, a bit tatty in places, needs a sharp eyed general manager to take action
Little moan aside, this is a great place to stay and much better now that all the construction work around the hotel and station is complete. The staff are super, Nacho made us very welcome and was very helpful when we asked questions about the area, thanks. Breakfast is excellent and well worth the extra cost if not included, kept us going until the afternoon. The rooms are clean, comfortable and a good size with massive beds, we have a super king at home and the Barcelo bed made ours look small!
There is an El Corte Ingles supermarket immediately across the road from the front door of the hotel, it has most things you will want. Five minutes up the road, turn left outside the main door of the railway station, there is the Larios Centre with another supermarket, cinema, lots of shops and an excellent tapas bar - recommended, turn right when you go into the centre and it's there!
In the station itself are lots of shops and eateries, they've made a really good job of this, well worth a good look round and if the weather is bad you don't need to leave the station complex!
From the hotel it's about fifteen minutes walk to the centre of Malaga with it's many shops and restaurants. There are several routes to explore, so it isn't a chore, enjoy it. Another five minutes and you are in Malaga Park and then onto the Marina where the cruise liners dock. This had all been renovated and is a great place to visit with lots of nice restaurants, lots of space to stroll around or just sit and people watch. I'd have liked more shady areas but I'm just a fair skinned redneck Brit!
Just across or around this little peninsular where the marina is, on the other side is La Malagueta beach with sun beds and yet more restaurants. A little inland is the bullring where the name La Malagueta comes from I think. In short, the Barcelo is a great base from which to explore a great little town which is full of interest and nice people.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

I chose this hotel because it was not too far from the pick up location of a day tour we were going on. It is attached to a shopping mall and the train station. Perfect! It was only a 5 euro taxi ride to the busy pedestrian zone. The rooms were tidy and well decorated and the price value was unbeatable!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 5 November 2013 via mobile

Fantastic place. Great rooms and a restaurant of the highest quality. Not expensive and right next to the railway station. Top quality service. Rooms very modern and very clean and tidy. Nothing is too much trouble. I'd recommend for business or pleasure.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
Thank George D
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

This hotel is super cool. Nicely decorated with unexpected detail such as a stainless steel slide in the lobby. The staff is friendly and proud to work in that particular hotel, which is very nice. The only downside to this hotel is the internet connection which is non-existent inside the rooms. Ww ended up sitting out on the floor in the hallway in order to read our emails. They should definitely improve that.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank forrestfan
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We stayed here after a train journey from Cadiz,before heading back to the airport next day,so it was a perfect location, as it is right next door to the station where you also get the airport train.You can enter it direct from the station.
It is part of a big chain,so lacking in some of the more personal touches you might get somewhere smaller, but it was very clean and comfortable.Breakfast was good with a wide choice of hot and cold food.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on a high floor so you get a great view across the city.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Evelyn L
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights before moving on to Seville. The hotel is perfectly located for the independent traveler as it is right on the main train station, just 8 minutes from the airport and with high speed links to the rest of Spain.
The room was spacious and extremely comfortable with a huge bed, armchair, writing desk etc. Tea & coffee making facilities would have been nice but you can't have everything. The air con worked perfectly well and we were able to set it to a comfortable temperature. The automatic window shade was very effective and almost totally blocked out external daylight when required. The room was also perfectly soundproofed - we heard no trains or traffic at all during our stay.
The decor was quirky, presumably inspired by Picasso. We didn't use the restaurant or bar during our stay: why would you when you can get perfectly good food & drink for a quarter of the price in one of the many bars/restaurants within a minute's walk?
The only real downside is that it's a 20 minute walk to the historic centre of Malaga. The best way to get around this is to take the open top bus which stops right in front of the hotel - it stops at all the major points of interest and your ticket is valid for 24 hours. Even so, if I was staying for any length of time in Malaga I would probably opt to stay somewhere nearer the centre. However, for a short stay involving onward travel I would definitely stay here again as you can't beat it for convenience and comfort.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank John F
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Stayed here one night before going on by train next morning to Cordoba-hotel above railway station and near bus station . Helpful staff who took baggage for a fe hours after checkout till train time. Some distance from historic centre

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Barcelo Malaga

Address: Heroe de Sostoa 2 | Estacion Vialia Maria Zambrano, 29002 Malaga, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Malaga
#2 Romantic Hotel in Malaga
#2 Family Hotel in Malaga
#4 Luxury Hotel in Malaga
Price Range: £79 - £237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Malaga 4*
Number of rooms: 221
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Barceló Malaga hotel located next to the city railway station, just 10 minutes from the city center and the coastline is one of the few Spanish hotels recognized by the prestigious British Magazine Wallpaper as one of the 50 best business hotels in the world. It hosts the most amazing lobby of our country with its particular six meters high stainless steel slide connecting the first floor directly with its B-Lounge. Its 221 modern and comfortable rooms ensure a pleasant break, while the 1,500 m2 Convention Center seduces sectors committed to design to ensure the success of their events and meetings. In addition, the outstanding cuisine of the restaurant 'El Anden' awarded with the José Meliá Finisterra award for the best hotel restaurant in Malaga, makes meals a real gourmet experience. ... more   less 
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