Hotel Molina Lario
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I suspect there will just be one more entry after this so whilst I have a quick moment on our last night in Sayalonga it would seem a good time to thank a few folk who have made it all possible!
In true Oscars fashion and in no particular order obviously :
To my sister Kathy for giving me the peace of mind to leave for such ...
... a 20min walk made all the more better by flat roads and no boots. It was a quick six hours, a few beers, some sun, something to eat and we appeared to be off. It wasn't quite like that, we talked, we caught up, we found out all the Swansea gossip and then we were off. My T shirt sun tan may well become a craze in the costa del sol but I'll wait and see. Back to the airport and into the lounge (I'm an international traveler) before joining the flight for home and yes, we were the last ones ...
Adios Africa, a ferry back to Tarifa to see of Jake is still there! Left him on the side of the road next to a skate park so a serious amount of doubt was creeping in! An with such amazing relief he was fine Issue # 2, on the way from Lagos to Tarifa the clutch started to give an is now truly farked.. Can get a few gears but gear changes are dodge.. Decided to hightail 130km to Malaga where is a large iveco truck workshop. Got there okayish.. Into the shop in ...
... hotel and various buildings and eventually to a lovely old building which I think was used as a monastery when the Muslims left Spain hundreds of years ago.
From there, we entered the palace which was made up of several buildings. The plaster on the walls was varied on every wall in every room and it was incredibly intricate. The original colours remained in part on some of the walls and amazing that it has survived to this day. We saw where ...
... and my "villa" (2 bed) is huge - the fridge and cooker are American size!
The weather is interesting - I had not banked on needing boots and coats and jumpers....but it is very cold in the mornings and evenings...lovely bright sunshine during the day but although the pools are all heated, the outside temperature is such that it is not pleasant to get in or out!
I am teaching Years 7/8/9/10/11 language and literature - 92 students in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Molina Lario Málaga
Molina Lario is fab!
We stayed at the hotel 22/23/24 of December and had a fabulous time. The room was tastefully decorated and luxurious - we were overlooking the small side street but had no balcony.
The staff were really helpful but my only criticism would be - and this is entirely our fault - that we didn't realise that everywhere would be closed on Xmas Eve so we had room service.
The rooftop pool/patios have fabulous views and the groundfloor courtyard looked amazing with its tall Xmas tree.
We enjoyed the stay so much that we have booked again in September.
Would reiterate the point about the parking - it can be a very tight squeeze!
We loved this modern, elegant hotel!
This hotel exceeded our expectations: it's brand new, elegantly and generously furnished, sparkling clean, in a great location in Malaga (a place that has much more tourist appeal than most guidebooks let on). The bathroom was simply gorgeous. The staff are pleasant and efficient.
We booked a Deluxe Double Room, through Booking.com, at an incredible low price of 115 Euros, in mid-January: unheard-of value for such a classy hotel (based on what we paid in Granada and Seville). Included were not only the usual luxury touches like slippers and thick bathrobes, but even a CD for the guest (and good-quality player to play it on - NOT for the guest to keep...) of "chillout music" (a 1st, in our experience).
The very large room, super-high celing and floor to ceiling windows, covered by generous organza drapes, everything in white, with handsome 4 poster King bed, and elegant modern dark wood furnishings, with view onto a picturesque alley (we'd asked for a quiet room at the back), were very much to our taste.
The bar and restaurant on the ground floor and courtyard seemed great. (We only had snacks and a drink at the bar). Very classy, without being stuffy.
We can't say enough good about the Molina Lario!
We stayed at the Molina Larios Hotel on December 24 - 26th and returned again on January 1st - 3rd. The amenities provided were more than adequate. In our room, we got slippers, a bathrobe, chocolates, toothbrushes, razors, shampoo, soap, sewing kit on a daily basis. There was also an umbrella in the room. We booked this hotel through Expedia and paid 85 euros per night. Our room (603) faced the cathedral. We did not have breakfast at the hotel but we did order room service on December 24th as many restaurants closed early.
The view from the swimming pool (top floor) is phenomenal.
The hotel is easily reached from the airport. We took bus #19 (20 minute ride) and it only cost us 1 euro each. The hotel is across the street from the AC Palacios Hotel.
Hotel is centrally located to the main attractions, port, beach and the main square which is full of restaurants and very vibrant at night.
This hotel was our favourite throughout the hotels that we stayed at in Spain. We would definitely recommend this hotel to our friends. They also stowed our luggage since our flight did not leave until 5:15 p.m. The washrooms are very clean on the reception floor.
Malaga - a constructionary tale!
Having decided to book a last minute trip for New Year, I plumped on this hotel by mistake, thinking it was the Hotel Lario, its upmarket cousin right on the main plaza in the centre of Malaga. I was a bit disappointed given the cost and I have a feeling that people booking via websites such as lastminute.com tend to get the more "standard" rooms!!! That said, it was a pleasant room with all the amenities you need.
Whilst I can say nothing to really fault the hotel, for me it lacked a bit of a personal touch and having read previous traveller reviews advising of a pricey breakfast, I ventured out every day for coffee and cake. The better (and cheaper!) option I believe, particularly as the weather was so beautiful.
The location of the hotel is perfect in reality, close to the port, beaches, plenty of bars and restaurants, and also the main shopping district in Malaga. Shoe-shop-tastic!!!! There is also a bus stop for the Malaga tour bus right outside the hotel, and whilst this is a bit of a "typical tourist" thing to do, its worth hopping on and off as the ticket is valid for 24 hours (15 euros). Apart from the bus, Malaga is relatively flat and quite small by Spanish city standards, so I'd advise donning the trainers and getting out and about!!
If you are going to choose Malaga, I'd wait until late Spring. They are doing alot of construction work at the moment particularly around the Port and also the Esplanada running alongside the coast.
Excellent find !
We have just returned from a trip to Spain for New Year and stayed at the Molina Lario on the first and final leg of our trip. We were very impressed with the hotel. We stayed in superior doubles which were of a very high standard and immaculately presented. The staff were helpful and friendly and the location was extremely convenient. We will definitely return to this hotel and will be telling our friends about it.
Excellent in every aspect
We stayed four days over Christmas 2006. Superb location for sightseeing. Could not fault accommodation or staff. Very reasonable cost. Close to good bars for nightlife. Would definately stay there again.
Perfect location, lovely hotel
We stayed for 2 nights at the end of November. We booked though expedia and got a real bargain.
We had a room in the new part of the hotel, although from the glimses we got - all the rooms are of a very high standard - large and well equipped. Fab bathroom.
The cot request we'd made via expedia hadn't reached the hotel, but they quickly sorted it out, leaving an adorable soft toy wrapped up for the baby.
The location is perfect for sightseeing in Malaga.
Only slight negaitive - Breakfast very expensive and nothing particularly special (although fine). But you're well placed to get breakfast at any of the many local cafes/pastry shops.
Lovely and well apointed
We stayed at this hotel because our daughter wanted a pool. We paid145 euros for a triple which for the standard of the hotel was quite reasonable. Our room are very luxurious with 2 balconies on to a side street. The chiffon curtains which dragged along the floor were a bit over the top for us. Generally although the hotel was almost faultless, we felt it was a little pretenious and we felt quite uncomfortable. Coming back from dinner we found ham & cheese canapes and a bottle of wine in our room, which although it was very nice, we didn't order or want! This style of hotel may suit some people but not really us and we would suggest it is not really a family hotel.
Beautiful boutique hotel
Our first choice hotel, Larios, was fully booked so we were defaulted into this hotel. It was beautiful, in the heart of Malaga, close to all the sights.
Staff were friendly, rooms and breakfast was excellent.
Small word of caution.If you come with a car, make sure it is a small one as the hotel has a lift to get the car into its own garage, but it is a tight squeeze!
We booked into this hotel on 4 Oct 06 originally for one night. It was so good, and the staff so friendly and helpful, that we stayed another 4 nights. The double room rates are listed as 220 euros per night (excluding breakfast and TVA), but we were charged 95 euros for the Wednesday and Thursday and 130 euros for each of the other 3 nights possibly because it was out of the high season. The rooms are large, and the en suite bathrooms are fitted out in marble. The beauty of this hotel, apart from the wonderful staff, is that it is about 100 metres from the Cathedral in the centre of the old part of the city, with restaurants and tapas bars round the corner. It has underground parking for about 12 cars and a rooftop pool with a fabulous view of the surrounding hills and port. Overall, a super hotel.