Atarazanas Malaga Boutique Hotel
10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Just like most people here, we found this little hotel to be quiet, clean, modern and with excellent staff who were used to helping guests to find whatever they needed. 5 min to excellent restaurants just off main shopping street and parking in street outside or under ground. And reasonably priced, too!"
- Travel date: Mon 8th of January 2007
Very good Hotel in Central Malaga
"My wife and I stayed in this hotel for 8 nights from 24th October 2006. We can only repeat all the good things in the reviews of other guests on this site - very clean, reasonably quiet, excellent location, excellent help at the front desk and from other staff , large room and great bathroom and shower, very close to transport.
Only one complaint - the breakfast is rather basic - orange juice, coffee or tea, toast and the same every day - would have preferred more choice with self-service items laid out. We were supplementing our breakfast with goods from the supermarket next door."
- Travel date: Fri 10th of November 2006
"Spent one night at this place on a leisure trip. Very helpful and professional staff. Modern and very clean. Good location within walking distance to the attractions of Malaga's city center. All in all, excellent three star hotel."
- Travel date: Fri 3rd of November 2006
Stylish and good value
"This hotel is clean, stylish and well located to see the old city. No problems with noise from outside as far as we were concerned. Rooms were spacious and clean. And the shower gives you a real blast. Across the road is a very traditional market selling all sorts of fruit, veg, meat, fish and 1001 types of olive."
- Travel date: Sat 21st of October 2006
Good city based hotel
"Liked staying at the hotel. It is not as noisy as some previous reviewers mentioned. I did wake up on the odd bang from delivery vans at the market on the otherside of the road. As the minibar was empty, used it to our advantage and stored cans of fizzy drink and beer (35p a 330ml can of San Miguel or Cruzcampo) purchased from the supermarket next door. Also put the key card in the slot by the door so can use the plugs and lights (minibar and aircon are on a seperate system and won't turn off when remove card)
Bathroom was ace. It was a good size. There is nothing worse than a bathroom where is no floorspace or places to put your toiletries.
Also if you like port, sweet wine or sherry, I have a tip for you. From the hotel, turn right between a shoe shop and a Vodaphone shop and before the stall selling newspapers etc, there is a little door. Go through the door and you enter the oldest Malaga bar. For 1-1.3 euro you can sample some local wine from barrels. It looks abit of a hovel, but once sampled some of the wine, you will forget the surroundings."
- Travel date: Sat 14th of October 2006
Good all round hotel
"Good central location. Walking distance to Alcazar. Clean, modern hotel. Helpful man on reception who spoke good english. Quiet too, we got a good nights sleep (not always easy in Spain!). Would recommend/stay again if in Malaga."
- Travel date: Sat 13th of May 2006
Great Location, Fabulous Shower!
"My Husband and I stayed at this centrally located hotel for one week on a working Holiday/Citybreak in April 2006.
Our double ensuite room was located at the front of the hotel, on the second floor, was of adequate size, very clean and modern with firm beds, TV and Minibar (which was empty, meaning we could chill our own beverages, purchased from the supermarket next door)
As previous reveiwers have already said, the street on which the hotel is located is bustling, night and day, but the shutters and windows do block out some of the din. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to light sleepers, or those used to sleeping in silence, but as we live in a busy city at home, the noise did not disturb us.
The hotel has an excellent view of a historic, covered food market, definately worth a browse, and is also within easy walking distance of all the main sights and good eateries of Malaga.
If hiring a car, be aware that the hotel does not have car parking facilities (despite promising "an arrangement" on their website), overnight parking will set you back 20 euros in a nearby public car park.
We ate at the restaurant once, and were the only diners. Service was slow, and the meal was disappointing, but cheap - 3 courses with wine for 2 was 30 Euros. We'd definately recommend eating at the Tapas bar 2 doors away instead.......very freindly, and a true taste of Malaga city.
As we were working, we had a laptop with us. The Hotel has a free wireless network facility, but were unable to connect to the internet due to a persistent network problem, that the staff were unable/unwilling to investigate.
Overall however a good place to stay, with the best hotel shower I've ever experienced - very invigorating & a real treat after a day spent driving around the Costa del Sol."
- Travel date: Sun 9th of April 2006
Great value hotel
"Hotel Atarazanas is excellently situated in the centre of Malaga, a few minutes walk from the terminus of the train from the airport. Our booking (Sun - Tues in March 2006) was extremely good value and our third floor room at the back of the hotel was well-equipped, comfortable and spacious with an excellent bathroom. Staff were polite and helpful. Only drawback was regular street noise, day and night so light sleepers should take earplugs."
- Travel date: Fri 17th of March 2006
Lovely clean pleasent hotel in the center of Malaga
"Great central location, superb staff, very friendly, good bar and restaurant prices. Lovely clean rooms pleanty of room facilities.
The hotel is close to taxis, buses and Picasso's museum, your visit will be worth it at this hotel. 10 minutes to Malaga airport."
- Travel date: Wed 8th of February 2006
Great little hotel in Malaga city
"My husband and I spent one night in Malaga city before we continued our journey to Costa del Sol and on to Granada and Sevilla and wanted a small boutique-style hotel in Malaga's old town, close to shops and restaurants. Hotel Atarazanas was just what we were looking for. The rooms are not huge, but modern, charming and very clean. Staff is friendly and helpful and there is a public carpark on the other side of the street and a supermarket right next to the hotel.
The hotel is conveniently located in walking distance to shops, bars and restaurants (the tapas bar Papa y Pepe is a must-try!). However, it is quite noisy at night - our room was facing the street and the old Atarazanas market, and there seems to be a lot of night traffic from motorcycles and people going out or returning late at night. But I think this is typical of almost all Spanish cities, and if you close the windows (or use ear plugs) it is usually ok."
- Travel date: Thu 13th of October 2005