Don Curro Hotel
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Those of you on Facebook will be bored of these photos but so that John and I have a permanent record of our trip I'm afraid they have to go in the blog too. Many apologies also if this sounds self indulgent and 'all about me' but that is the fundamental problem with birthdays...
It was a lovely day yesterday. Beginning with a coffee and ...
Riding with Bob and Sini
I met Bob and Sini at Mont St Michele at the beginning of my trip. We met where the motorcycles parked and ended up walking around most of the Mont together, we exchanged details and kept in touch via e mail. Bob and Sin had rented a timeshare for the week in Marbella and I was heading to Gibraltar so we agreed to meet up.
Finding a resort that had changed its name in Marbella was a challenge in itself, luckily I stopped ...
... museum but once is enough for me, so I left them to it and hopped on a bus home.
I’m sorry to say it Sue but Thursday mornings in that sluice won’t seem quite as exciting now...
* Excuse the formality but I seem to know a lot of excellent nurses named Sue.
Hmmm, interesting. I feel a research paper coming on...
The only way we'll eke out our funds is to find work as we go along, to subsidise food and board. Rowan has welcomed us to start with her - working in the garden and the house. Her hospitality has already massively out weighed the amount of work we've done! We set to on the garden, lathered in sun cream, preparing walls for render and painting, practiced our limited Spanish by ordering firewood at the neighboring farm and sawed olive ...
... round Malaga looking for somewhere to eat and eventually found a tapas bar where i ordered a beer and some chorizo. I was expecting great things but unfortunately the chorizo was not as good as i was hoping. It was too oily and not a fast as some of the stuff i have had back home. I didn’t want to let it go to waste so i forced it down (there wasn’t a problem with the beer)! With it being the middle of summer, it stayed light until late and i enjoyed wandering round for ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Don Curro Hotel Málaga
The location is great -- right in the historic district within walking distance of many interesting sites. However, we found it very hard to find because of the many pedestrian-only streets. Finally came across a tourist bureau that gave up complicated but helpful directions, winding around the Cathedral. Drive out of town to the airport was very straightforward --important to us because we had to return a rental car there before an early flight.
Great choice for a short stay
Stayed here one night after a week in Marbella. We wanted a hotel in town so we could re-visit the Cafe de Paris (a Michelin star restaurant just a walk away - if you're there, try the tasting menu, it's perfect) and to be fairly near the airport (12 Euros by taxi). The hotel was very good value (we were upgraded for free to a room on the 7th floor on the west side, with a balcony and afternoon sunshine - perfect for a winter afternoon). The rooms are basic international, clean, no frills but very pleasant. There's a cafe next door for a cheap breakfast and all the shops and restaurants in town are just a walk away. This would be our first choice for a short stay.
Stayed the weekend 16-18 Dec 2005. Exceptional for the money. Excellent position in town, superbly clean. Rated as 3 star. Perhaps should be more. Reccommended.
A great surprise
Struggled to find accomodation anywhere on the Costa del Sol and after hours searching, we happened upon the Don Curro and boy were we lucky. The rooms were very spacious , cool, clean and quiet. The air conditioning was a pleasure to experience and we found it hard to believe we were actually in the middle of a large city. Very well placed for the shops and minutes away from the beaches. The hotel lacks a pool which detracts slightly from its overall effect. One point worth mentioning is the parking. If you don't park in the hotel's car park (quite expensive) then beware getting a parking ticket when parked on the street (weekdays) after 8am. Parking in the daytime is a nightmare.
Just spent 3 nights in Malaga. Stayed at the Don Curro Hotel and here are some of our thoughts:
Good value for money
Great location at the edge of the old town with easy walking access to all points of interest; clean hotel with reasonable service (sometimes check-in staff looks a bit stressed); watch out for bargains (paid 40 Euros for a single room on last minute basis)
Excellent Value For Money!
Clean, spacious room, and even the air con was working!!! right in the city centre, longer way from the beaches. Breakfast ok/mediocre, but a bit chatic because you actually have to order from a waiter and they don't always speak very good english. The maid came to clean everyday, the cleanliness was absolutely superb, overall the stay in Don Curro was a very good experince, I would recommend for anyone looking for value for their money!
Very central hotel - a great base to see the city!!!
Stayed here for 3 nights last week. The hotel is very central and makes an excellent base to see the city from!
Would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in this great city!!!!
Decent and affordable
A decent, clean hotel with professional staff. They have four or five floors, but don't worry, there's an elevator. We booked the most affordable room, and it was clean, fresh, bathroom was nice.
Location of the hotel is very near a main pedestrian walkway and near the Picasso Museum and the main cathedral. Would recommend it.
Stayed at the Don Curro a couple of times its easy to get to when flying into Malaga, and the flight we usually take gets us there on a Sunday evening and they do a cheap weekend rate.There is a nice Cafe 2 mins walk from the hotel and it is nicely positioned for the cathedral and other points of interest in Malaga. It is very clean and I would recommend it to anybody.