Salles Hotel Malaga Centro
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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 ...
Our final day on board was at sea. We played Bingo for the last time and went to Shogun for a sushi lunch for Vicki's birthday. We had plans for the Japanese steakhouse later that night. We packed up our suitcases, went to dinner, saw the final show called Elements, and went to the casino. I got there just a few short hours after the German couple that had been stalking my play ...
... the old and new in this city was amazing. This is the birthplace of Picasso.
The port and dock area is unbelievable vast. Very modern dockage with a lighthouse in the middle. The walkway to the city is lined with shopping, coffee shops, and restaurants. We walked to the lighthouse and found a "Hop on Hop off" bus. Perfect. We only had the morning before we needed to be back to the ship to board our tour bus for our afternoon ...
... too but that´ll be mainly for the road work although thanks to Patrick at RDS, we now have some of the TAT route as GPS tracks, neither of us has used a GPS before, from what I´m told there´s a bit of a learning curve using them for off road routing, Steve was once a scout patrol leader or something years ago and says he´s good at navigation so we'll see how that goes. That´s about it from me for now, time Steve introduced himself I think. Hasta ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Salles Hotel Malaga Centro Málaga
The double room that we stayed in was pretty clean, a bit green though, the sheets were not pulled tightly (plenty of creases and not comfortable to sleep on), a/c doesn't really work but the bathroom was kinda clean. The staff are not very professional and has zero customer service skills! A waiter asks us to sign our breakfast bill before we even sat down, the guy at the front desk is always talking on the phone and ignores anyone that comes to the front desk, the waiter at the bar pulls a long face when he has to serve the guest (alot of cling-clanging!) and the security guard is useless - he sits around drinking, smoking and doing nothing (some pesky teenagers threw a homemade firework that smells like chlorine into the lobby and he just stood there!). The breakfast wasn't too bad - they have quite a selection to choose from. Location is not bad - a 15 minute walk to both the train and bus station and the old town is just a 5 minute walk. There is computer with Internet connection in the lobby but you have to pay to use it. There is an Internet place a few doors down - much cheaper.
I don't know what the author of the review which said "average at best" was talking about. It couldn't have been the same hotel as I stayed in, the Malaga Centro. We had a 3 night break here in Dec 2004. It was one of the most comfortable hotels we have used. The mattresses we had, were brand new, and without doubt the most comfortable hotel bed we've had. The place was spotless, and the staff both friendly and professional. Absolutely luxury bathroom, marble floors and walls. Short walk to both the old and new town. Around 10 mins. Breakfast was plentiful and nice. Rooftop pool, but a bit cold to use in December. Pool definately not huge, but bigger than the aforesaid double bed. Enough for a bit of light excerise.Wish it had been heated. We have travelled extensively in Ireland, England, Europe, carribean, and America, and as far as comfort, convienence, cleanliness, quietness at night and value for money goes, this one is hard to beat. Malaga in general is a good place for a city break, smallish city center, but big enough to keep you occupied. Be sure to take the open top city bus tour, and visit the old Roman fort. Regards, Me.
Nice, but not 4 star
This is a good hotel with many pluses- Handy location to the old town, free daily soft drinks, clean and spacious bathrooms, although bedrooms are tiny and there is not much ammenities around the hotel. Nice to have use of a swimming pool, although it is no bigger than a double bed!!
Great, great hotel
this hotel is a great value for your money!! some people complaint the rooms are very small. let me tel you something: the size of the room is ok the bathroom is kind of large, you'll have sodas and juices in your mini bar for free, your are just 10 minutes walking from the downtown and if you decide to walk no matter what time of the night is vey safe. the restaurant is kind of expensive so i suggest eat somewhere else. and last but not least the staff is great, most of this people speaks spanish, english are french and are vey polite and helpful. my wife and i spend 1 week here and i'll be very happy if i return to malaga someday i'll stay there for sure.
I stayed at the Malaga Centro hotel last year as part of a city break. I was very surprised to say the least. The lobby is stunning with a real sense of luxury. Travelling regularly as a threesome we are used to having a twin room with an extra bed (usually a sofabed) which tend to be very cramped. Not at the Malaga Centro, we had a large, spacious room, with three proper sized single beds. The minibar was restocked every day with complimentary soft drinks. The staff were friendly and attentive. Overall a very enjoyable experience, so much so, that we are all going back again this year for another week!!
We found the hotel to be exceptionally clean, quiet, and the staff incredibly helpful. We asked for restaurant suggestions, and they were able to get us reservations on a busy night at a very nice restaurant.
This hotel was a bargain, and the location is a bit of a walk from the train. However, taxis were always available, and the close proximity of the city nightlife was really appreciated. We could walk the short distance between the hotel and the city nightlife in the wee hours of the morning with no problems. The immediate area of the hotel is a bit of a shock--rundown buildings surround it--but we had no problems whatsoever.
This hotel will be our first choice when we go back to Malaga
Average at best
As you arrive the lobby gives you promises of the luxurious hotel which you are about to enjoy. Alas it ends there, in the lobby...
The rooms are very basic to say the least. The beds are traditional Spanish, shortish with cheap mattresses. If it's during the warm season (which it was for us) do not put your trust in the airconditioning, it works but not well.
Yes the breakfast was abundant however so have all spanish hotels so nothing different there.
Compared to other 4star hotels on the costa del sol this was not very impressive. I would stay outside Malaga and travel in to visit if I didn't have to be in the center.
Nothing wrong with it but I would be more comfortable calling it a 3 star hotel as that is what it is, except for the lobby of course :)
My wife and I stayed at the Malaga Centro Hotel, Malaga for 8 nights. We found the hotel quite central and fairly handy for buses to the city centre which cost 85c, it was also within pleasant walking distance. The area around abounds with bars of character and some reasonablely priced food. We did not eat within the Hotel apart from breakfast which was above average with free flowing sparkling wine, a great choice of fresh fruits, meats, croissants etc. There was also a choice of Bacon and egg, scrambled eggs etc. The mini bar was stocked daily with soft drinks, all free. The bedroom was adequate but non had balconies which was a disadvantage. All the used toiletries were replaced daily and the standard of hygiene was faultless. It would be hard to fault the service in any way.There is a swimming pool on the roof, though there were no sunbeds about while we there in early May, it is hardly of Olympic standards. In all it was a very reasonable hotel