10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Malaga a city of delights around every corner
"Situated right in the centre of the city on the rambla, a 2 min walk to all the shops. The hotel is aimed at the business user but have some fantstic offers on for the w/ends. Rooms were very clean & just big enough for city visiting. No tea/coffee in room but baralways open. Had to request a haidryer from reception as non in the rooms but did not have any probs getting one. I found the buffet breakfast very good value for money, cereals,fruit yogurts cheese fruit toast etc, the only thing I didn't like was the coffee so prob a good idea to take a few nescafe sachets if you are fussy like me!!!! There is a carpark under the hotel it cost us 11e per 24 hrs, check with hotel for uptodate cost and it was very secure. We will definatley stay here again,soon."
- Travel date: 12th December 2008
Good value for money
"Good value for money hotel, close to the city centre. Clean, friendly staff and convenient rooms. Don't have breakfast here, but take the small effort to cross the river and try a bar in the city. Its cheeper and better. If you have to take breakfast in the hotel, ask the staff to make your coffee at the bar, the stuff from the machines is awful."
- Travel date: 25th November 2008
"Best price/value I've ever been to. Superb room for superb price. Only two things negative: breakfast could be better. And a bunch of noisy kids playing sports and drinking before the hotel until late night, so its a little hard to sleep with opened windows.. Everything other is great: modern room, price, pleasant and helpfull staff.... would definitely come back"
- Travel date: 14th October 2008
great value, ideal location
"We stayed at this hotel for four nights in September. It is easily reachable by bus No 19 from Malaga Airport and is close to both the bus and railway stations. Its location is excellent being in walking distance of Malaga's historic centre and only a few minutes from the Cortes Ingles (for shoppers) This hotel was opened eighteen months ago and it is modern, clean and well maintained by the helpful staff. Our room was adequately spacious with a good, clean bathroom with an excellent shower(hairdryer available from reception on request). We did not eat in the hotel but preferred to join the locals for breakfast in the cafes around the Atarzanas Market (now being rebuilt). This is only a five minutes walk away from the hotel. Our particular favourite was Cafe Restaurant Los Pueblos which almost faces the market main entrance on Calle Atarazanas and has good inexpensive food and a lively ambience. Note of caution for those taking the bus back to Malaga airport - the route is one long roadworks at present so allow yourself plenty of time."
- Travel date: 12th October 2008
Clean, Nice, Good location
"We booked our 1 night at this Ibis hotel via their website for 49Euros. It was a good value for 1 night. Clean, nice, and the location was relatively good although not directly in the historic district of Malaga. The directions and map to the hotel on their website weren't very helpful so we ended up walking a little longer than we would have liked. We had to call the hotel and ask local folks along the way to find it. The hotel staff were very helpful (and spoke English) and had local maps and suggestions of where to go on our 1 day. We ended up taking a cab from the hotel to the train station (we were on our way to Sevilla) to avoid getting lost again and missing the train. We enjoyed our stay there and even looked into changing our hotel in Madrid to Ibis but it was way more expensive in the big cities."
- Travel date: 26th May 2008
"Location - good. We took the train from the airport (which runs every half hour) to Malaga Centro and from there it was about 10-15 min to the hotel. From the hotel, it is an easy walk to shops/restaurants. Typical IBIS - very clean, everything works and the staff is very welcoming and friendly."
- Travel date: 19th February 2008
"Stayed at the Malaga Ibis Centro hotel for one night and found it to be clean, new and comfortable. The staff was exceptionally helpful which was a change from the aloofly detached service we grew accustomed to in other hotels in Spain. I was hesitant to book this modern hotel as I normally like to stay in old hotels in Spain. However this hotel was a great break during our trip because unlike many old hotels in Spain, it was quiet. Also it's literally a stones throw over the bridge to the old part of Malaga where all the good restaurants stores etc. are located."
- Travel date: 28th November 2007
Cheap and Cheerful??
"While this is a pretty cheap hotel, you get what you pay for. The "bed" is a board with a thin matress on top, not very comfortable. The rooms are clean but not that big. No tea or coffee making facilities either. Not a great selection from their menus for breakfast of evening meals. But as this is only a 2** hotel you can't expect a whole lot. The hotel is very convienent for visiting the city centre as it's only a few minutes walk to the main street. Staff were very courtious and friendly."
- Travel date: 14th November 2007
Convenient hotel at a bargain price
"We booked this hotel directly from the Ibis website. We paid â¬49 (Â£33) per night as it was a paid in advance booking which attracted a discount. It is easily reached by train from Malaga airport. Just get off at Malaga Centro (Almeda). It is less than a ten minute walk to the Ibis. We got a taxi from the airport as it was very late when we arrived. It cost us 20â¬ plus a tip. We did have two large cases and two bits of hand luggage and I think there is an extra charge for cases. The room was immaculately clean and had a king size bed with duvet. It was very comfortable. The bathroom doesn't have a bath but it does have a very large shower. Shower gel and hand wash are both available via a wall dispenser. There is only one bath towel for each person, no hand towels, so I would suggest taking an extra towel if you were going to be there for more than a couple of nights. Cross over the dry riverbed outside of the hotel and wind your way through the narrow streets and you will find yourself in the Plaza de Constitucion. (About 10 mins from the hotel). This runs into Calle Larios which is a good shopping street. The Plaza Merced is just another few minutes away. I recommend doing the tour on the Bus Touristico (â¬15 per person) as you can see all the sights and hop on and off at your leisure. We will return to Malaga as we only had a couple of days and we would like to spend more time there. I would definitely stay at the Ibis Malaga Centro again as it was very reasonable priced and near to all the main areas."
- Travel date: 16th October 2007
Ideal for Business Travel
"This hotel is a short walk from the MÃ¡laga Centro rail station, itself reached easily in three minutes by a connecting train from the city's main rail station. The Ibis MÃ¡laga Centro is at a very central location, near the city's main Post Office and a short distance from many municipal offices and businesses. Rooms are clean and quiet, flatscreen television with lots of channels. Free WiFi in room is a real bonus. Breakfast could have been better (only cold dishes, ie. sliced ham, cheese, muffins etc.) All in all a great place to relax and catch up on some work when you're not actually in a meeting."
- Travel date: 7th August 2007
Ibis Malaga Centro Ciudad is also called
- ibis hotel málaga
- accor malaga centro ciudad