7 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Great view from restaurant, and that's where the positives stop.
"We stayed here for one night in May 2010 and will NOT return. We booked it because we wanted to stay out of Malaga's main town and had read that there was a fantastic restaurant attached to the hotel. Firstly, the location is nice in terms of being quiet, away from everything and with a great view. The view from the restaurant was indeed pretty - a full view of Malaga and if you start dinner while the sun is still up like we did, you sit there watching the sunset and lights all come up, and it's very pretty. The staff were friendly enough, so no real issues there. However, the room was horrible. It was very, very unclean with hair absolutely everywhere, rubbish on the floor, and even an apple core still in the bin. The bathroom wasn't clean either. The TV didn't work, the bed was old and uncomfortable, the windows didn't shut properly, the shutters were broken and the Internet was super slow. Basically, we couldn't wait to get out. In terms of the restaurant, we were SO looking forward to the supposedly great meals they served. I ordered fish and my partner ordered duck, and both meals were awful. The duck was dry and tasteless, and my fish was horrible - rubbery and not cooked well at all. We had a beautiful bottle of Rioja, however you can't really go wrong with that :) Basically we ended up paying 120 euros for 2 starters, 2 mains, 2 desserts and a bottle of wine, all of which were really sub-standard, especially for a restaurant that seems to pride itself on its chef and food so much. We will definitely not be back. It was a huge letdown compared with all the other places we've visited in Spain."
- Travel date: 7th July 2010
Amazing food, breathtaking view and excellent service
"Hotel Villa Guadalupe is a home away from home. The moment you set foot in the door you are greeted by friendly staff and beautiful artwork and decor. The hotel has a priceless view of Malaga, and is only 8km from the city centre. It is quiet and quaint, and would make the perfect get away for a romantic excursion. Resturante Amador is the perfect compliment to the hotel. Delectable food and mouth watering desserts, and only steps from your room!"
- Travel date: 11th June 2010
"I couldn't recommend the hotel more. A beautiful location (4 stars instead of five, because you will need a car to get to it), wonderful welcoming staff (Agnes, Alex and Candace were all so lovely), and gorgeous food (Amador's food is amazing). We had a ten month old with us, and she couldn't have been more spoilt by the staff."
- Travel date: 9th May 2010
Wonderful hotel in hillside location with Malaga at your feet
"Arrived early evening at Hotel Villa Guadalupe on December 23rd. Execellent welcome from Stephenie followed by a beautiful meal from an extensive menu in the dining room overlooking the city of Malaga. The hotel is very comfortable and Agnes, Alex, Henryand all the staff at this small, relaxing hotel could not be more friendly or thoughtful. Nothing in our short stay was a problem for them. This is a hotel to be recommended to all and we will be back for a longer stay to explore this interesting and underrated city. Maria and Tim."
- Travel date: 24th December 2009
Excellent Value, Lovely Peaceful & Quiet Setting, and Great Food!
"Stayed at Hotel Villla Guadalupe at the tail end of a Cruise (Royal Carribean - Navigator of the Seas). The hotel is lovely and sits on a hill overlooking the city. The Restaurante Amador--Headed by Chef/Owner Amador is superb! The hotel is very clean and an excellent value. It is located about 20 minutes - 20 Euro from the beach. The only downside is that you need to rely on taxi or a rental to get to the beach--as the hotel is located at the top of the hill in a residential area. If you want a nice quiet place to stay--it is perfect!"
- Travel date: 27th October 2009
Great view and restaurant
"This hotel is worn out and in need of a good makeover. Apparently it used to be the place where the elite would stay and dine. The hotel has an amazing view of the city and coastline. Unfortunately it is a 12 euro taxi trip from the train station and will cost almost 20 euros to get to the beach. You will need a rental car if you stay at this hotel and I recommend using the rental car to travel beyond the Malaga area. The restaurant is also very nice...the food is good and the dining room has a great view of the city and coastline."
- Travel date: 29th September 2009
charming and subded
"We stayed at the villa twice.At the beginning and at the end of our trip to Andalucia.The hotel is a small, 11 rooms only on the outskirt of Malaga overlooking the city and the harbour.it is owned by a Dutch family run by Alex and the restaurant is run by his brother Amador.well,it is a great combination.The rooms are not large,but have all the amenities one needs, the food is to die for and the whole operation is done in a very subdued and professional way. If you stay ,make sure you get detailed information how to get to the villa.We'll stay ther e in a jiffy."
- Travel date: 28th December 2005
Hotel Villa Guadalupe is also called
- guadalupe hotel málaga