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Malaga is a major city and holiday resort, which is the capital of the Province of Malaga in Andalucia in southern Spain. It lies on the Mediterranean Costa del Sol ("Sunshine Coast") and is the southernmost of the large cities in Europe.

As well as a wonderful weather and great array of attractionds and activities, Malaga offers a large number of good hotels. Five-star hotels are few and far between, but there are many three and four-star hotels, which offer good accommodation at reasonable prices, and there are many luxurious resorts, and numerous family-friendly resorts, too. There are a handful of reliable hotels that have spa facilities.

Those on a tight budget are well-covered, as there are numerous reasonable hotels offering 1, 2 and 3-star accommodation, which offers good access to the main attractions in central Malaga, and there are some reasonable bed and breakfast options as well. All-inclusive and half-board options are relatively limited but there are a few reliable hotels in Malaga that offer these.

There are many self-catering options in and around Malaga, and there are also some campsites nearby, for those who would prefer to embrace the great outdoors and get back to nature.


Hotel Zenit Malaga

Malaga has a fair number of reasonable budget options. The 3-star Hotel Zenit Malaga at Cuba 1-3, 29013 is in a quiet location, about 15 minutes' walk from Malaga centre, and offers fairly cheap and reasonable accommodation, with a breakfast provided at extra cost.

Hotel Malaga Nostrum

Hotel Malaga Nostrum in Herman Hesse offers 3-star accommodation and is well-placed for Malaga Airport, though not the main attractions near Malaga city centre, so it's more suitable if you have your own transport.

Hotel Goartin

For those on a significantly tight budget, Hotel Goartin in Gerona is a small compact hotel with reasonable cheap accommodation.

Ibis Budget Malago Centro

The Ibis Budget Malaga Centro at Calvo is well positioned close to the city centre and is quite cheap and clean.

Hotel Domus

A reasonable quality and inexpensive 1-star option is the Hotel Domus at Juan Valera, which serves a continental breakfast and has a terrace and bar.

Hotel Solymar Malaga

The Hotel Solymar Malaga at Calle Ferraz is a small hotel close to the beach and within walking distance of the city centre.

Casa Babylon Backpackers' Hostel

The Casa Babylon Backpackers' Hostel at C/Pedro de Quejana is a decent and cheap hostel, which is noted for having a friendly reception.

La Francesca Suites Hotel Boutique

A good budget B&B option is La Francesca Suites Hotel Boutique at Pintor Grarite, which has just 1-star accommodation but is still decent and is surrounded by attractive gardens.


Villa Galvia 

Villa Galvia, La Cala Golf Resort is a very luxurious and rather expensive rental located at La Cala Golf Course but boasts a very extensive range of amenities and is ideal if you're after somewhere a bit swish.

Lagar Martinez- Casa Establo

Lagar Martinez- Casa Establo is a luxurious rental house located at the Lagar Martinez estate, approximately 25 kilometres from the centre of Malaga.


Bougainvillea is located on the side of olive tree hills and has various on-site amenities including sporting facilities, and is particularly suitable for families with children.

The Secluded Cortijo with Private Pool

The Secluded Cortijo with Private Pool is situated in a peaceful and rural location overlooking mountains and has games and sporting facilities and, as you'd expect given the name, a private swimming pool.

New Villa Fantastic Views

New Villa Fantastic Views, 2+1bed Private Pool is located on the edge of the town of Coin, about 25 minutes from Malaga Airport, and also has its own private swimming pool.

Comfortable y Moderno Apartmento en Malaga Centro

Comfortable y Moderno Apartmento en Malaga Centro is a moderately cheap and reasonable rental spot in the Central District of Malaga, close to the sanctuary of La Victoria, and offers good access to the main attractions in the centre of Malaga.

Glamping Spain

Glamping Spain, Yurt & Chalet is a mid-priced holiday house located adjacent to the beach in Glamping, and is about 30 minutes' drive from the centre of Malaga. It is geared especially towards large groups and stag/hen parties.

All inclusive / Half Board

Illunion Hotel

There is a relatively limited selection of all inclusive options in Malaga and the surrounding area. There are all inclusive options at the Illunion Hotel, which also has a spa and massage facilities.

Sol Guadalmar

The 4-star Sol Guadalmar is also worth considering, and has great views over Torremolinos.

Iberostar Malaga Playa

For those who are happy to stay outside of Malaga City, the Iberostar Malaga Playa in Torrox has all-inclusive options in good quality 4-star accommodation.

Parador de Nerja

The 4-star Parador de Nerja in Nerja is another good 4-star option.

Riu Belplaya

The Riu Belplaya at Paseo Marítimo in Torremolinos also has all-inclusive options.

Parador de Malaga Golf

Half-board options are also limited. The Parador de Malaga Golf offers 4-star accommodation and is close to Malaga Airport and offers good golf facilities.

Sol Guadalmar

The 4-star Sol Guadalmar at Moby Dick, 2, Urbanizacion Guadalmar, 29004, also has half-board options.

Top end

Vincci Seleccion Posada del Patio

There are numerous good top-end hotels in Malaga. The Vincci Seleccion Posada del Patio at Pasillo Santa Isabel 7, 29005 offers luxury 5-star accommodation and has many amenities including a bar with occasional live music and a fitness centre.

Hotel Molina Lario

Also recommended is the 4-star Hotel Molina Lario, which offers numerous amenities including a rooftop swimming pool, a business centre, a shuttle bus and wheelchair access.

Vincci Malaga

The Vincci Malaga is set on Malaga's sea front promenade and has a contemporary design and has a large continental breakfast selection, and offers 4-star accommodation.

Hotel MS Maestranza

Hotel MS Maestranza has rooms overlooking the Malaga bullring and is well placed for many of the main Malaga attractions, plus has good spa and Jacuzzi facilities.

Room Mate Larios

Room Mate Larios offers 4-star accommodation and is based in a pedestrian area, which is ideal for access to various attractions, but is difficult to access by car.

Room Mate Lola

Similarly worth considering is Room Mate Lola at Casas de Campos, which is close to the old town and benefits from a central location, offering 4-star accommodation.

Salles Hotel Malaga Centro

Salles Hotel Malaga Centro at Calle Marmoles is another good quality, centrally-located 4-star hotel.

By the beach

Malaga Hotel Picasso

The 3-star Malaga Hotel Picasso is located at Guadalmar beach and is surrounded by a quiet residential area, and is well-placed for visiting the attractions dedicated to Pablo Picasso - such as the wonderful Picasso Museum.

Salles Hotel Malaga Centro

Salles Hotel Malaga Centro offers a rooftop swimming pool with lovely views of Malaga City, a gym, and a poolside bar which opens in the summer season, plus 4-star accommodation.

Hotel La Chancla

Hotel La Chancla at Paseo Maritimo El Pedregal offers easy access to the beach from the sun terrace of La Chancla, and offers decent 3-star accommodation.

Parador de Malaga Golf

Parador de Malaga Golf in Algeciras provides quality 4-star accommodation and is particularly suitable for golf fans. Handily, it's also very close to Malaga Airport.

Sol Guadalmar

The 4-star Sol Guadalmar at Moby Dick has great views over Torremolinos and faces the sea.

With a spa

Monte Malaga Hotel

Spa centred hotels in Malaga are relatively limited. Monte Malaga Hotel at Paseo Maritimo Antonio Machado has a spa and pool area, which includes good massage facilities.

Hotel Silken Puerta Malaga

The Hotel Silken Puerta Malaga at Heroes de Sostoa is close to the train station, although is a fair distance away from many of the main attractions in Malaga.

Hotel MS Maestranza

However, guests can enjoy a spa, sauna and gym. There are also spa and jacuzzi facilities at Hotel MS Maestranza at Avda.

Family friendly

Suite Novotel Malaga Centro

The 3-star Suite Novotel Malaga Centro at Calle San Jacinto offers a bar which serves a good buffet breakfast, fitness centre and free high-speed internet.

Barcelo Malaga

The 4-star Barcelo Malaga at Heroe de Sostoa offers many amenities including a fitness room, restaurant and business centre; quirkily, there's also a slide in the reception area.

Monte Malaga Hotel

The Monte Malaga Hotel at Paseo Maritimo Antonio Machado, 10, 29002 has a good pool and spa area and offers 4-star accommodation, although some reviews note that it is not in one of the nicer areas of the Malaga district.

AC Hotel Malaga Palacio by Marriott

The AC Hotel Malaga Palacio by Marriott at Cortina Del Muelle 1, 29015 overlooks the old town and the cathedral, and some of the higher floors have good views over the Port, too. The hotel offers clean and comfy 4-star accommodation.

Ibis Malga Centro Ciudad

Those on a tight budget could consider the 2-star Ibis Malaga Centro Ciudad at Pasillo Guimbarda. It is 15 minutes' walk away from Malaga Centro railway station and offers a bar and undercover parking.

Guest houses

Villa Alicia Guest House

The Villa Alicia Guest House is a 2-star guest house built in the style of the houses that prevailed around the early 1900s, and offers good B&B accommodation.

El Riad Andaluz

El Riad Andaluz at Calle Hinestrosa is a good low-budget option situated close to the city centre in a side-street, although some of the rooms are small.

Caserio Ananda

Caserio Ananda is located at El Colmenar, Cortes de la Frontera, and has 5 bedrooms and doubles up as quite a highly-rated restaurant.


There are some reasonable campsites around Malaga.

Finca De La Piedra

Finca De La Piedra at Villafranco accommodates caravans and motorhomes, but not tents, and is about 16 miles away from Torremolinos and Benalmadena.

Camping Torremolinos

Next to Torremolinos lies the Camping Torremolinos site, which is also just 7km away from Malaga. The nearest golf facilities and the Plaza Mayor entertainment centre are approximately 300m away.

Cloud House Farm

A relatively secluded option is Cloud House Farm at Finca Casa Nube, Genalguacil.

Campsite la Buganvilla and La Sierrecilla

The Campsite la Buganvilla in Marbella offers good access to many nearby facilities and a range of amenities on-site, while the La Sierrecilla campsite at Av. Blas Infante 29531 - Humilladero is relatively secluded.

Romantic retreats

There are numerous notable romantic retreats available in Malaga.

Hotel Villa Guadalupe

The three-star Hotel Villa Guadalupe provides a restaurant, swimming pool and business centre and also has facilities for celebrations, including parties and weddings.

Malaga Hotel Picasso

The 3-star Malaga Hotel Picasso at C/ Acacias de Guadalmar is also worth considering.

Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro

The Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro at Castillo de Gibralfaro  offers 4-star accommodation and good views over the port of Malaga.

Los Jarales Rural Hotel Istan

A good budget option is the 2-star Los Jarales Rural Hotel Istan, which is close to the village of Istan and is peaceful and quiet.

Hotel California

Another good budget option is the Hotel California at Paseo de Sancha, which serves a tasty continental breakfast and provides clean and simple 2.5 star accommodation.

Boutique & B&Bs

There are some good boutique and B&B hotels in Malaga, but also some unreliable ones, so it is important to choose wisely.

Hotel Monte Victoria

Hotel Monte Victoria is generally regarded as one of the best. A family-run B&B with good-quality breakfasts, this cosy option offers eye-catching views towards Malaga Cathedral.

El Riad Andaluz

El Riad Andaluz at Calle Hinestrosa is a low-budget option situated close to the city centre in a side-street, and offers good accommodation although some of the rooms are small.

Casa Pinares

Casa Pinares offers peaceful B&B accommodation in a quiet area; it'll be helpful to have your own form of transport if you opt to stay here.

Casa de las Mercedes

Casa de las Mercedes is a low-budget B&B with a continental breakfast served each morning and basic amenities.

La Francesca Suites Hotel Boutique

Another good budget B&B option is the La Francesca Suites Hotel Boutique at Pintor Grarite, it's basic rather than fancy however, is clean and surrounded by attractive gardens.