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Review of Barcelo Malaga

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Barcelo Malaga
Ranked #2 of 90 Hotels in Malaga
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jakarta
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17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

Great room. Nice design. Most comfortable bed of all the hotel I stayed on in Spain
Great Location. Close to everything except to the town central, but public transport are abundant. Supermarket just across the hotel
Staff Friendly and helpful
Only complaint is that the Air conditioner in my room cannot be set below 23", so the room can get a bit stuffy. Inform the staff, but they said it was preset

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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2 Thank nudechef
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London
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162 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

The good:
Hotel Barceló Malaga sits above Maria Zambrano train station so it's convenient when arriving from and departing to the airport.

They offer free wifi in the room, which should be standard in most hotels, but sadly isn't. It worked fine for us even if occasionally it dropped the connection.

The room was spacious and clean with comfortable beds. Nice power shower with 6 massage nozzles.

The bad:
While making the online booking via a 3rd party website, I requested a non-smoking double room on one of the higher floors. Upon arrival, I was asked if I wanted a smoking room on the 2nd floor. I politely declined and was eventually offered a non-smoking room on the 6th floor. Unfortunately, they didn't mention that it had twin beds so I phoned reception to ask for a room with a double bed, but was offered one in a smoking room on the 2nd floor.

The deadbolt on our door didn't work because it didn't line up properly with the latch plate. The door was able to lock using the normal latch, but we couldn't use the additional deadbolt lock.

The walls were thin so we could hear all the details of our neighbour's phone conversations.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank xbisou
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

Stayed at the hotel on 2 occasions and both times the rooms were clean, spacious and with huge king beds. Very modern looking rooms with great strong shower pressure. Check in/out was quick and efficient, the staff were very friendly although pointed us to some very touristy restaurants on one occasion. A bargain for EUR 60 a night!!

Great location if you plan to spend some of your time travelling by train to other cities, as the hotel is immediately on top of the Malaga Maria Zambrano station, and a nice 15 minute stroll into the old part of town (which was much needed to walk off the big meals we had).

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank YukiLo
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Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

A convenient location, above the railway station from the airport, but located in the nondescript and frankly boring commercial part of town. A 15-20 minute walk to the older and central parts of town. Very modern hotel and extremely minimalist. Nice clean lines and modern interior and rooms, but let down by little practical things - nowhere to put soap etc in the shower, no tea or coffee making facilities, little flat space next to bed or otherwise, and what there was seemed very flimsy. Good service though. One quirk - the well publicized B Lounge seemed never to operate. All up, it wasn't particularly cheap, so it won't be on the "return to" list.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Oz_curmudgeon
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

Very conveniently located in the station complex at Maria Zambarosso just 10 minutes from the Airport and only 20 minutes walk to the centre of Malaga. The fast trains to Cordoba, Seville and Madrid also go from this station so great as a stop off to other places.
Good points - excellent check in/out service and friendly. Very contemporary room well designed and functional. Huge bed and pretty comfortable - good sized room overall.
Need improvement - room not cleaned one day when we got back at 6pm! Technology didn't work - temperature could not be set and jacuzzi bath did not work. WIndow in landing did not close so noisy. Hotel seemed quite empty but we were given a room furthest away from the lift and had to ask to be moved to higher floor to get away from the street noise.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ReggaeLondon
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

Can get almost to the door with a taxi from the airport, also handy for the main bus station. A wee 10 minute walk to the centre but worth that. Fabulous rooms, superb breakfast and really attentive helpful staff.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Favouriteword
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

We've stayed here several times and it never disappoints us. The staff are very friendly and speak excellent english, and check-in /check- out is very efficient. Modern hotel with good sized rooms. Well- equiped bathrooms with toiletries provided. The buffet breakfast is superb, and the slide from the restaurant down to the reception is always entertaining! Great location with a separate entrance in from the shopping mall and railway station, and just a two minute walk from the bus station. Takes about fifteen minutes to walk into the centre of Malaga, but being so near to the public transport is a big plus; makes arrival and departure so easy.

All in all, a great hotel in a great location. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Senga_Glen
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Property: Barcelo Malaga
Address: Heroe de Sostoa 2 | Estacion Vialia Maria Zambrano, 29002 Malaga, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Malaga
#2 Luxury Hotel in Malaga
#2 Romantic Hotel in Malaga
#2 Family Hotel in Malaga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Malaga 4*
Number of rooms: 221
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Barceló Malaga hotel located next to the city railway station, just 10 minutes from the city center and the coastline is one of the few Spanish hotels recognized by the prestigious British Magazine Wallpaper as one of the 50 best business hotels in the world. It hosts the most amazing lobby of our country with its particular six meters high stainless steel slide connecting the first floor directly with its B-Lounge. Its 221 modern and comfortable rooms ensure a pleasant break, while the 1,500 m2 Convention Center seduces sectors committed to design to ensure the success of their events and meetings. In addition, the outstanding cuisine of the restaurant 'El Anden' awarded with the José Meliá Finisterra award for the best hotel restaurant in Malaga, makes meals a real gourmet experience. ... more   less 
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