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Oakland, CA
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We happily stayed at El Riad Andaluz in 2011, so this was a return visit for us, equally successful, with the very helpful Gerard the new owner. We again enjoyed the Riad very much. Ask for the Sumak room, a little more expensive, but worth it. It features a charming small terrace overlooking the typical internal courtyard. We don't agree...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We arrived to the hotel approximated at 8:00 pm; the taxi had a difficult time finding the hotel due that is located in a very tiny street and no access for vehicles. We walked about a block from the drop off. When we were looking for the hotel; we found a sign in a old traditional Spanish house. At the...

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Gerald_riad, Owner at El Riad Andaluz, responded to this review

As we don't know the name of the persons leaving the comments, it is not always easy to find the appropriate reply. As the majority of our clients use Booking.com, I can only say that the double bedroom description does not mention aircon, TV or safe

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Booked this hotel via Hostalworld in January, for one night over the August festival weekend in Malaga. Following the booking, we received a lovely confirmation email from Florent, at the hotel, to check arrival times and whether we wanted to book parking. We confirmed we did and heard no more. We emailed the hotel to double check everything a week...

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Gerald_riad, Propriétaire at El Riad Andaluz, responded to this review

Dear J. I can understand you were dissappointed. However you must tell all the story, When you arrived I explained clearly what happened. I told you that I took over the property in mid-June and while I was reviewing the reservation a week ahead I discovered that although you made your reservation in January, the previous owner at some stage...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The best thing about our stay here was Amanda, the very helpful and kind woman working the front desk when I made my reservation and when we arrived. But it was downhill from there. Our room was loud, hot, and claustrophobic. The lighting was so dim that it made me wonder if the room was clean. There was a ceiling...

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Gerald_riad, Propriétaire at El Riad Andaluz, responded to this review

Dear Nina, Thank you for you unfair comments. We are a small guest house, and can not afford to have an employee all night long to police the few people that have no consideration for others and making noise when they arrive. When I showed you the room you made te remark that there was no aircon, and replied that...

Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2016

A small quirky hotel in the old part of Malaga. Very quiet, clean with helpful and pleasant staff. This is old traditional Spain so don't expect air con, TV, safe etc or door to en suite bathroom. No breakfast but - nice touch - kettle for tea and coffee in the courtyard. If possible ask for the only room with...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Room small but very comfortable, a really Moorish atmosphere. Needs a little bit of TLC, but we loved it. It may not be to everyone's taste, if you want air con and sleek lines this is not for you, but if you like character and quirkiness it ticks all the boxes!!!

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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Pepa was the perfect host. When she saw we had 2 big travel bags, she gave us a bigger room. It was very clean and tastefully decorated, the ensuite was quite large and had plenty of hot water. This Riad is close to everything but surprisingly quiet inside. We also were given a cheaper rate at the parking station. I...

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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Small rooms, but ours was beautifully decorated and very clean with a lovely balcony. We enjoyed our stay over the May bank holiday , and the staff were really friendly and helpful when we asked for advice on good local eateries... Thanks for some great Spanish tapas suggestions, Pepa!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 April 2016

El Riad Andaluz provides a surprisingly tranquil and quiet retreat, down a pedestrian street but just a block from the Teatro Cervantes, a vibrant square, and a 10-minute walk from the Picasso museum. Pepa is an accommodating host--full of information and lively banter. The room was cozy but imaginatively appointed with Moorish decor and the balcony overlooking the beautiful courtyard...

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I had a wonderful stay at the Riad Andaluz. The hotel has a great Andalusian vibe with cozy decorations and a beautiful courtyard. The staff was exceptional! The price and location were perfect as well. This reviewer highly recommends this hotel!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to our traditional Andalusian hotel, in the heart of Malaga's historical centre. Located in a small quiet street next to the Cervantes theatre, close to Plaza de la Merced and to the house where Picasso was born, El Riad Andaluz is a unique place in Malaga. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Riad Andaluz

Address: Calle Hinestrosa 24, 29012 Malaga, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga
Price Range: $65 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Riad Andaluz 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Ask a lot of questions about exactly where the room is located and ask for a very, very quiet room.”
 of 5 bubbles NinaKatch, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room with a balcony over the courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles 227peterr, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The balcony overlooking the courtyard was great!”
 of 5 bubbles Kim001993, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The decorations include a hookah for effect. Delightful!”
 of 5 bubbles 800judyd, 8 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Balcony rooms for the feeling of outside space. Inner rooms for quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles janedQ5734UC, 23 Oct 2015 | Read review
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