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... off. Near Gibraltar we saw a sign for a camping and went to have a look. It was a real weird camping and the kind that was only with people in the weekend. The real old guy from the reception was a real weird German and looked as if he walked out of a creepy film. We walked through the camping before deciding and especially Andrea didn't feel like staying so we left and drove off passed Gibraltar and Terifa where we found a real nice surfers ...
... strange – his friends and the shop assistant guided him through the lengthy process with animated discussion while we tried to look the other way.
That evening we were determined to have the huge meat kebabs that the 'chiringuitos' barbequed to perfection! Our restaurant was right on the beach – beautiful setting, beautiful weather!
... And also hats off to all of us as we eventually all managed to grab a quick siesta....
Fortunately the rest of the Booths visit was less eventful. It's warming up very nicely here now and they slept out under the stars for a couple of nights but had to come in to where normal people sleep at about 4 am. They were disturbed by the barking dogs and feeling that the insects were having an early breakfast ..¡qué ...
... It was a pleasure to walk around and take pictures of the colourful fish and fresh (and cheap!) fruits. More on that in another post. I have enough information on the food of Malaga that it can actually be another post, haha. But anyway. The market was really nice. If we lived here longer, Ibu would enjoy herself trying out all the different fruits, vegetables and seafood.
Speaking of food, we had lunch at the Malagueta beach. I'm not ...
... the hint of heat, which was not overpowering. That soup was really fabulous!
For our mains, we both had NY strip steak, which was delicious. For dessert Graeme had Kahula cake with chocolate ganache and I had a "chocolate sensation," which was a chocolate cake too.
I hit the gym a bit later in the evening, knowing I didn't want to in the morning. Then, I stayed up till midnight reading. You can do that when you are on ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tryp Guadalmar Málaga
My boyfriend and I have just returned from Malaga, where we went over for a quick weekend trip. After reading the reviews here on trip advisor we decided to go with the Trype Guadalmar hotel. The hotel itself is very nice, the location is a lot less crowded than most other resort areas, the beach is clean and the rooms and facilities are lovely. The Buffet breakfast in the morning is very good, with a wide selection for everyone's tastes, the chorizo, ham and mancheago cheese is to die for! On the beach outside there is a local beach restaurant that serves the nicest sangria, most people here are Spanish so if you like to try local delicacies such as salted grilled sardines and or fish that they cook in a boat type of bque, then this is the place to go. Your around a 10 euro cab ride from central Malaga however don't ask the reception for any help as they look at you like you are bothering them. I don't know if it was our Canadian and Australian accents that they didn't like, but they barely looked up at us.
This resort is a 25 minute bus trip from the old part of Malaga. This wasn't a problem for our group, as we had a bus at our disposal to go back and forth to town to shop, eat, etc.
Hotel Tryp Guadalmar
The Hotel Tryp Guadalmar in Malaga Spain
is an average hotel with a nice clean lobby. The staff were unwelcoming, unfriendly, not helpful, there attitudes were as if they could careless. I spent 6 days at this hotel, and the only freindly person was working in housekeeping. The food in the hotel was very much over price, and very bad. I had the lunch buffet every thing looked good until it was over taken by all the flying insects and a few birds for a hefty cost of 45.00 euro or 50.00 plus US dollars. I recconmand if you want good service, good information, good food (just good food) do a lot of research on hotels in this area, Cus this aint the one.
We stayed 2 nights here and found it an excellent hotel. Bedrooms were excellent looking over the sea. Couldnt ask for much more from the breakfast, loads of choice. The hotel is located right beside the sea and there is also outdoor and indoor pool and extensive gym for those who fancy it. 10 Euro taxi from the airport. To get into malaga city center you take the bus which stops at the front of the hotel every half hour and it cost just 85cents!
Great Location, Great Hotel, thouroughly recomend it.
We stayed at this hotel only overnight, but we were totally impressed and wished we planned to stay longer. It's a mid rise building overlooking the ocean. Lots of ocean view units. For those of us who enjoy hearing the ocean waves, it's ideal. We got a room for $92 Euro with breakfast buffet - a dawn good breakfast too. They allowed us to store the luggage at the hotel overnight while we took a side trip to Seville by train. There's a bus outside the hotel that takes you to the train station. Very convenient. Hotel staff friendly and helpful.
On and On getting better
We are now living in Canada and intend to re=visit the Guadlamar Hotel as we used it on several occasions from the UK. Its away from the trippery tourist centre of Torremolinus. It has been upgraded to a very high standard and the staff who have been there for years are helpful and pleasant. It is just 50mtrs from the sea and has every facility including indoor and outdoor pools. The food is excellent and the rooms, especially those with sea view and balcony, are comfortable. if you go, you won't be disappointed.
This is a good, "positive-experience" hotel and we enjoyed our stay there in September 2003. Slightly out of season, but still warm enough to enjoy. Typical for a large-ish hotel there is a tendency towards annonymity, but all multi-lingual staff helpful and clealiness excellent: this is the first hotel I've stayed in where I've seen the same maid polishing and cleaning from 8 in the morning to 9 at night!
We will return!
We return to the hotel every year and have never been disappointed.The continuity of staff is both a testimonial to the hotel and its greatest assett - when we go we are greeted and treated like valued friends.The facilities are excellent and Malaga is easily accessible without being on the doorstep.We have given up hiring a car because the taxi service is so cheap and efficient. highly recommended,but don't tell everyone!!
An oasis close to Malaga airport
Really nice hotel ; food was extremely good in the restaurant and also the buffet breakfasts were excellent with plenty of choice. There is a great beach restaurant barbecuing sardines and other fish right next door. The hotel has a really nice outdoor pool with plenty of sunloungers; there is also a small gym. All this and just 10 minutes from Malaga airport. Highly recommended
an excellent hotel close to the airport but noise not a problem. right next to the expansive guadalmar beach which was clean and uncrowded. hotel facilities were good and staff helpful. this hotel was in a quiet location with superb views but handily placed for trips into nearby malaga.