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Málaga has reinvented itself as a cultural epicenter. In the past, just about every vacations here involved a direct trip from the airport to a resort on the Costa del Sol – but not anymore.

Nowadays, around every corner you'll find a museum or art gallery. Among the best are the Museo Picasso Málaga, which features over 200 works by Spain’s most famous painter, and the Centre Pompidou Málaga, a contemporary art museum crowned by a giant, multi-colored cube.

The Pompidou and other modern attractions call Muelle Uno home, an open-air shopping mall and collection of restaurants next to the Port of Málaga. Be a Malagueño for a day and treat yourself to a plate of "boquerones" (fried anchovies), then head to a back-street tapa bar in the center for some Manchego, chorizo, and Iberian ham. Afterwards, walk it all off through the gardens of the Alcazaba – an ancient Moorish fortress from the 11th century.

Málaga’s position between the mountains and the sea hosts a pleasant microclimate that keeps the beaches busy well past the summer. Malagueta Beach is the most popular with its high-quality facilities and beachside bars.

Tonight

From $31 per night

This weekend

From $106 per night

Next weekend

From $91 per night

Most popular time to visit July-September
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.21
Language Spanish
Average weekend price $87 per night
Average weekday price $89 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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10

Stayed in Las Vegas Hotel for 5 nights and were delighted...

August 9, 2017

Stayed in Las Vegas Hotel for 5 nights and were delighted with location and proximity to beach. Lovely tapas bar Restuaunte Sancha virtually next door. Excellent food and service. Reception staff in Hotel las Vegas were extremely welcoming and engaging..... Every single reception staff member that we encountered over our 6 day stay could not have been nicer!! Breakfast....which I see has attracted some negative comments was much much more that just pastries. A range of fresh, tinned and dried fruit. Cereals, yoghurts, cheese, ham, chorizo, tomatoes, beans, small sausages, hard boiled egg croissants, pasties, toast rolls etc etc.( OK the big fry up is not on offer but their extensive continental breakfast will def leave you very full!! ) This is a really lovely little hotel with a pool, close to the beach and every room had an ample sized balcony. Often hard to get in city centre hotels. Town is approx a 15 min walk or as others have pointed out a frequent bus from just outside will being you to the buzzing old town or the recently developed port area. Do not be put off by negative reviews... Most of which date back 4 years or more. Las Vegas has upped its game, refurbished and is a great wee hotel at a really great price. This is the fifth hotel that I have stayed in in Malaga city....some of which were 4 and even 5 star but Las Vegas is definitely the one I will be returning to. Convenient, clean,cost effective and fronting on to a truly Spanish residential street with tapas and sangria on the doorstep.

yvonne
yvonne Ireland
8.0

Hotel was in great location near old town.

November 13, 2016

Hotel was in great location near old town. We regularly spent first night of holiday in Malaga especially when flight arrives in evening. Our flight arrived at 9pm but we managed to clear airport, take train into Malaga, walk to hotel, check in, drop bags in room and be in an old town tapas bar in about an hour. With respect to our hotel my only negative comment was the bed was a bit short. I am 6' 2" Picked up hire car the following day from Malaga train station so had no parking problems or delays at airport. Will visit Malaga again! Great hassle free start to holiday! Recommend a visit!

David
David United Kingdom
8.0

I just wanted a few days in the sun with my neice who is...

August 4, 2016

I just wanted a few days in the sun with my neice who is almost 13. Malaga is a relatively short flight only 30 mins from airport to town when you get there. Stayed in AC Palacio Malaga hotel - probably the best in town with superb location. Although the image of Malaga may be of tower blocks it has a beautiful historic town centre with a cathedral, a landscaped port with stalls and restaurants, a Roman theatre and an Arabic fort with lots of interesting historical buildings that are beautiful to look at, plus the Picasso museum. A lot of the historic centre is pedestrianised and very pleasant to walk around. Their is a lovely park near the port with palm trees and other exotic plants and fountains and sculptures that is cool and shady even in the heat of the day with lots of wild parrots. The main town food market - the mercado- is worth a visit with amazing seafood and fish, fruit and vegetables and olives galore which you can buy and eat back at your hotel room! There are some excellent restaurants to fill your evenings with great regional dishes of fish and seafood and meat and regional wine. Town beaches poor and water quality not good as so close to the port but a few miles outside is the beach the locals go to - a 7 euro taxi ride but worth the effort. Beaches not great but water quality much better. Malaga is a lot more Spanish than the rest of the Costa del Sol- we barely heard an English accent in 4 days. Well worth a visit for a long weekend with guaranteed sunshine and great food, wine and a bit of culture.

Julie
Julie United Kingdom
10

Malaga is so Beautiful and interesting city.

July 2, 2016

Malaga is so Beautiful and interesting city. the people is so welcome and nice. the weather is Amazing. the sandy beaches are great. The Sea food is fresh and delicious. Really nice place for holidays ; )

Javier
Javier Germany
10

Excellent airport and train station.

June 28, 2016

Excellent airport and train station. City of Malaga combines leisure and historical places. A very organised marina and a beach with open gym and many places to eat grilled fish. Tip: rent a bike to explore the area.

Joanna
Joanna Greece
10

Getting around is so easy .

June 27, 2016

Getting around is so easy . The hostal Victoria is just off the lovely cool calle Marquis de larios full of shops and cafes . A short metro ride from the airport was 3€ 60 from the metro less than ten mins to the hotel. Art galleries and the theatre all within a ten minute or less radius round a Warren of old streets full of tapas bars and restaurants boutiques and so on., The tapas bar opposite the Thyssen gallery is good.. The market is wonderful just to see the displays of fish and vegetables. Then walk along a leafy avenue to the Pompidou Malaga and discover a new harbour side with more bars and restaurants and a lovely harbour. Go to bar el Pimpi in calle granada near the Picasso museum for the ambience but don't waste your money on food they are living off their reputation.. Malaga is great love it

josiemary
josiemary United Kingdom

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