Malaga is a city located in Andalusia, Spain. It is the sixth largest city in the country and lies on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) of the Mediterranean Sea. Malaga is the birthplace of the famous artist Pablo Picasso and has many architectural remains, which include both Islamic and Christian traditions. It has a subtropical climate and very mild winters, which makes it an ideal vacation spot for many Europeans. This sea-side Spanish city is served by Malaga Airport, which is connected to the Costa del Sol. It has a daily link to 20 cities in Spain and over 100 cities in Europe. Although Malaga is not an easy city to drive in and daily traffic jams are the norm, there are two commuter train lines and a soon to be metro system that will make getting around the city much easier. Since Malaga receives tourists year round, there are plenty of hotel accommodations for visitors to choose from. The following are three highly ranked hotels vacationers might want to check out during their next Malaga holiday.
This newly built Malaga hotel is located between Malaga’s historical City Centre and the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel offers a multilingual staff, currency exchange and laundry service. It is especially convenient for business travelers and includes a business center, technology help desk, conference rooms and banquet facilities. Barcelo Malaga also features a sauna and a fitness center.
There are 221 guestrooms within the hotel. Each guestroom includes a satellite television, internet access (wireless) and an in-room safe. The bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, hair dryers and shaving/makeup mirrors. Air conditioning and a mini-bar are also available in each room.
This Malaga accommodation has two restaurants and a bar/lounge. The “El Anden” restaurant is open everyday except on Sundays and its menu varies according to the time of year. This restaurant is best known for offering fresh and seasonal items year round and it won the best hotel restaurant in Malaga award in 2008. The “B-delicious” restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and offers room service from noon until 11:30 p.m. The “B-lounge” bar serves soft drinks and cocktails and produces a relaxing atmosphere with its designer décor.
Silken Puerta Malaga
This Malaga hotel is located near the Bay of Malaga and next to the HSP railway station. Silken Puerta Malaga is modern in appearance and fancy decorations can be found throughout the hotel. It includes a sauna, fitness center, meeting/banquet facilities, multilingual staff and complimentary newspapers.
This Malaga accommodation has 141 air-conditioned guestrooms. The guestrooms include a satellite TV, an in-room safe, internet connection and a mini-bar. Each bathroom has a hair dryer and the windows within the rooms open for the guests’ convenience. The guestrooms at Silken Puerta Malaga are accessible through exterior corridors and offer separate sitting areas.
The “Puerta Malaga” restaurant is the only restaurant located within the hotel. It serves Mediterranean cuisine and local items in both buffet and a la carte style. The restaurant sports contemporary décor which includes wooden floors that add to the fine-dining experience. There is also a bar/lounge inside the hotel that serves cocktails and other liquors.
This Malaga accommodation is located near Malaga’s Amphitheatre and Picasso’s birthplace. It is a modern hotel that is decorated in the classic style of the city in which it resides. Hotel Maestranza features a steam room, sauna, full service spa and a fitness facility. The business amenities include a business center, secretarial services, wireless internet access and meeting rooms for small groups. The hotel also features a multilingual staff and valet parking.
This Malaga hotel has 90 guestrooms which provide cable television, direct-dial phones and in-room safes. The bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, handheld showerheads and bidets. Each room also offers air conditioning, a minibar, a desk and a balcony.
Hotel Maestranza has one restaurant, which only serves breakfast. However, room service is available but only during limited hours.
The best time to take a Malaga holiday is during the “Fiera de Agosto” (August Festival). This is the biggest festival in all of Andalusia and takes place during the third week of August. One of the main attractions during this festival is bullfighting. The month of August is usually a slow month for this sport but during the third week of August it is displayed in full form. Malaga also boasts many old architectural remains such as the Roman Theatre. It was rediscovered in 1951 and dates back to the 1st century B.C. Another great place to see unique architecture is at the Church of Santiago (St. James Church). It is one of those rare marvels which harmoniously combines two distinct styles of architecture (both from the Islamic and Christian traditions).