Don Curro Hotel
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... strop after our first stop at the reservoir because we were meant to get Breakfast at our first stop! But due to the language barrier we had our breakfast on the last stop at the citrus farm! Bit tricky!, we had freshly squeezed orange juice, homemade bread with fresh marmalade and a pork terrine spread. Was yummy even if it was 1pm! The orchard owner was a real character, had an old vest on like Craig's Drizabone ...
... perhaps it was him that decided the mountain could be graded "easy". It certainly wasn't us.
The descent is on a different line to the way we came up. The ground is still rather difficult and the holly oaks are still obstructing every point at which it seems progress might be made. When we finally get back to the car, the statistics are impressive - 4 kilometres covered with 400 metres of ascent in only five and a half hours. Definitely an easy day (ha ...
... br> I mentioned I packed quickly to get my luggage set out on purpose as an excuse for inadvertently leaving my iPad and Kindle on board! I left them sitting right next to the TV. Luckily, the cruise line has them in Lost and Found and once the ship is back in port in Barcelona, they'll be shipped to me. I guess I really am lucky! Who needs that extra $3K. You can't take it with you! ...
... br> We stayed on the bus past the circles with beautiful fountains and statues, old forts and mansions, shiny new marble buildings, and numerous parks with trees and shrubbery of all species and textures. This was my favorite city so far on the cruise. We walked back through the parks after shopping, and of course coffee!
I think I'm finally getting better at ordering coffee.
On our walk back to catch our tour ...
... in Andalusia are Moorish impressions from the seven centuries
of the Muslim rule here. The Moors came from the North African country of Morocco and crossed the Strait of Gibraltar to get into the Iberian Peninsula and followed later by the Christian Reconquista. Hence across the area you’ll see the Mosques modified into churches. ...
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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.