10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Myself & and a friend stayed at this hotel for one night in June. It was a lovely experience. The hotel was very modern, spotless clean, very friendly staff and it was true value for money. It was approx 20 minutes from Malaga Airport, it was located on the seafront, 2 minute walk from the beach. There is a lovely Chinese Restaurant beside the hotel. Would highly recommened and would stay at this hotel again...."
- Travel date: Wed 12th of December 2007
Loved this hotel and my room
"Super hotel. I would rate it a 4 star superior hotel (ie halfway between 4 star and 5 star). Why?
1. rooms are very clean
2. rooms are very modern
3. rooms are very large
4. rooms have beautiful bathrooms
5. you get free internet access
6. it has a great sauna
7. it has average gym and swimming facilities
8. it's close to centre of town (10 minute walk)
9. it's not far from the gay area in Malaga either (Plaze de Mercad, 15 minute walk, max 20 mins); although gay Malaga is quite sad for a city of this size. Actually, Plaza de Mercad is where Picasso was born and I think one of the gay bars (Calle de Bruselas) is where Picasso lived as a child). Note: not every bar in this square is gay; but start off in Bruselas
10. staff are pleasant and helpful
What I didn't like:
1. no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms
2. hotel has a slightly corporate feel to it"
- Travel date: Sat 20th of October 2007
"spacious clean modern quiet rooms.
free street parking so why pay for their parking!
staff very helpful and pleasant"
- Travel date: Tue 17th of July 2007
Would stay again
"We had a bit of trouble actually reaching the hotel, although we could see it perfectly! If you are coming in on the coast road from the direction of the airport, make sure you are in the RIGHT-HAND lane, so that you can do a 'U turn' to get to the hotel. We were in the left lane and ended up in the notorious Malaga one-way system and it took some time to get back to the hotel.
However, once we finally arrived there was ample parking beneath the hotel [although a little expensive at â¬12 per day]. Check-in was quick and polite. Our room on the 6th floor was immaculate, and large by European standards, with ample room for two large arm-chairs. Floor to ceiling windows gave the room an airy feel, and although the view was not inspiring, watching Spanish drivers negotiate the roundabout nearby was enthralling! The double glazing kept out virtually all traffic noise.
We did not try the breakfast buffet, so cannot comment. We had coffee in the bar, which unusually for Spain was awful. Tasted like weak 'instant' rather than 'proper' coffee. There is no restaurant per se in the hotel. Bar snack type meals including sandwiches are available in the bar.
We thought the location of the hotel was a big plus. Only a 15 minute stroll to the city centre, past the Modern Art Museum, the hotel offered peace and quiet plus easy parking [once there!] but was close to the centre. OK, the immediate surroundings are not great, but the area is safe and well lit.
Malaga itself is well worth a visit, and the beaches to the east of the city have a wide variety of bars and restaurants, all typically Spanish, and with Spanish rather than tourist prices. When we return we will stay at the Monte again."
- Travel date: Sun 1st of April 2007
"We spent our last night of our Andalusian 1 week trip in the Monte Malaga Hotel in Malaga. Couldn't have made a better choice. We asked a double room with an extra bed. Which was perfectly arranged when arriving. The extra bed was of a very nice quality (I can tell you other stories). Very recent hotel (May 2005), perfectly clean and comfortable rooms (nice size). Friendly staff at reception and bar. On other websites some travellers consider the distance to the centre as a minus. Count on about 10-15 minutes to the centre through an area which seemed perfectly safe to me. And after all, one should discover a cityâ¦ walking!
If I had to mention a minus, it would beâ¦ the Cava at the bar which isn't of the best qualityâ¦ but cost only about 2 Euro for a glass.
Malaga has surprised us a lot. It is an authentic and above all human city, as opposed to the hypertouristic Costa del Sol. We were there on a Friday night and I must say the centre was one big bustling fiesta! Conclusion : a very comfortable hotel in a very pleasant city!"
- Travel date: Fri 3rd of November 2006
What a pleasant experience!
"My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this hotel!
The staff was very helpful, friendly and attentive. They had no problem speaking English and supplied us with helpful tips and maps about the area. They pointed out some beautiful restaurants, parks, up-scale shopping and museums that were within short walking distance.
Although the lady at the desk admitted that Malaga wasn't known for its beaches, she DID recommend some great spots nearby that would be an alternative option.
The rooms were spacious, clean, and comfortable, and it was one of the few hotels on our trip (there were 6) that had a king size bed instead of two twins pushed together!
An added little treat: complimentary windshield cleaning in the parkade below the hotel-not a huge thing, but a nice little feature, nonetheless!
We couldn't say enough good things about this place, and would highly recommend it, for the value!"
- Travel date: Tue 12th of September 2006
Great hotel, excellent value, Loved the spa
"Great hotel. Very modern with all the amenities, including free internet and a free spa downstairs! A bit far from the centre, but a nice walk. The surrounding area isn't beautiful but the hotel is."
- Travel date: Sun 6th of August 2006
Excellent hotel, superb value!
"This hotel is very new, very quiet and has beautiful modern designer rooms, great beds. The staff are extremely helpful (gracias, Salvador!) in all matters, and try hard to speak your language whatever it is. Private parking is secluded and safe like a bank. The location is a 5-7 minutes from downtown where all the action is, seaside, but this is really a good thing because you get a quiet nightÂ´sÂ´sleep. On top of all that, we got an extremelyy good price, 330 Euros for 4 nights (2 people). All in all, definitely one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at!"
- Travel date: Tue 11th of April 2006
Such a Shame
"I stayed at this hotel last November on business, and have to say that it is a shame that such a lovely hotel, with such facilities, is under such bad management.
Rooms are lovely, and location is not bad, but their phylosopy of service is poor, and its general manager embarrasing to meet.
Would not like to say more, but be aware if planning to stay there."
- Travel date: Thu 2nd of February 2006
Malaga - The City and the Fiesta
"I had a great trip to MALAGA with Cambridge University Boat Club. We went with Oxford University Boat Club to row against the Local Rowing Club , Club Remo Mediterraneo. We flew out British Airways and were hosted at the new Monte Malaga Hotel, where the Rooms were excellent, the Staff helpful and the Food very good.
We also went to the Fiesta with the Tourist Board and this was an amazing 3 streets of non-stop Singing, Dancing, Eating and Drinking in FERIA just outside Malaga.
Cultural visits to the Picasso Museum, Picasso's Birth Place, the Botanic Gardens, the Cathedral and Bull Fight were all squeezed into the busy schedule after our Boat Races. The Firework Display which heralded the start of the FIESTA was almost incredible. We also found time to get in some more practices after the racing and had regular dips in the Olympic-size 50m pool at the lovely Club which adjoins the beach.
I thought MALAGA was almost a joke before I went - a Spanish Blackpool infested by English louts.
I came away with a real respect for such a friendly Place and hope to go there again next year"
- Travel date: Mon 15th of August 2005