It’s in a fairly central location right next to the market and lots of little stores plus only a 9-minute walk to city hall, behind which is an elevator to visit Alcazar of Malaga. You need another 20-minute walk up the big hill/small mountain to get to Castillo de Gibralfaro, which was the best view ever of all of Malaga. The owner, who is a French lady, was nice and welcoming, giving us a map with recommended places to visit. There’s a shared terrace on the fourth floor with a shared kitchen, including a microwave. It also has a washing machine in case you need it. We had a nice small balcony with a view of the small street beneath.
The actual closest beach, La Malagueta is a good 20-25 minute walk away. The bed has springs inside you’ll be sure to feel all night and is not even put on a solid frame. In other words, when you lean back, the bed literally tips over, and the same goes for sitting on the edge, and I’m not a really big person at about 180 pounds. Our private bathroom didn’t have shampoo or body gel but did have hand soap. There was neither a blow dryer nor an iron with an ironing board inside. We also had a small fridge in our room, but it didn’t seem to be working. Some floors have heat, which comes from above via air, but it didn’t seem to make a difference on our floor, which did. The shower head was loose, so it flipped upside down and started spraying water everywhere. The shower wall was falling over, so I had to position it back in place. The bed linens didn’t smell so good or bad either. I don’t know… They didn’t seem so clean. The floor doesn't look like it gets swept and mopped regularly and had quite a bit of dust. The walls were so paper thin that I was awakened several times by a plastic bag from the room next door although I’m not even a light sleeper. You are able to hear talking, the TV, and any little noise from the other side. The front desk is inside the owner’s apartment, and she is not always there. For example, we had to ask a question, but it was siesta time, so the owner was taking a nap. The young Italian man, who was at the front desk said to come back later. In addition, we had to check out at 8:30 AM. We knocked, rang the bell, and tried the voice intercom, but we didn’t get a respond so just left the keys in the room with the door open. Being that we don’t like housekeeping coming into our room during our stay, we didn’t like not having a sign to put on our door that says “do not disturb.” However, we were able to intercept the housekeeping lady and ask her not to enter.