Parador de Malaga Golf

Autovia del Mediterraneo KM. 231, Malaga, Costa del Sol, Spain, 29004

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By George Prior, your Malaga expert

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expert-rated hotels in Malaga
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Location:
4.3
4.3
Bedrooms:
4.1
4.1
Eating/drinking:
3.8
3.8
Public areas:
3.9
3.9
Leisure facilities:
4
4.0
Service:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Couples, Mature travellers, Sporty types, Chilling out, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Relaxation

Expert review of Parador de Malaga Golf

A Florida-style, low-rise hotel surrounded by a golf course which backs onto a beach.

You’ll either love or hate this sprawling, state-run hotel. Personally I adore the light, airy, spacious feel of the place, created by the gallery-like white walls and huge windows and its laid-back vibe.

Location: 

On the outskirts of Malaga city, it’s extensive plot is sandwiched between a main road and an immaculately-kept golf course. It’s only about a five minute drive from Malaga airport, a two minute drive to Plaza Mayor, one of Malaga’s premier shopping centre, and you can walk along the promenade to Torremolinos in about 20 minutes. Or do as I do, and stroll lazily into town through the surf.

Bedrooms: 

All the rooms are considerably bigger than average Costa del Sol hotel rooms and are finished with funky, design-led pieces. The black and silver, linear headboards and bedside cabinets wouldn’t look out of place in an Art Deco hotel in Miami. I enjoy waking up and having a pre-breakfast coffee on the ample balcony overlooking the golf course and the Mediterranean Sea. The bathrooms have double sinks, a large bath, and a separate shower.

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Public areas: 

They must have got a Feng Shui expert in, I reckon. The public rooms, from the restaurant and bar, to the sun terraces and conference suites, just flow in an open-plan stream of sleek, uniformed luxury. With wide, white marble lobbies and hallways flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows it’s kinda the opposite to ‘pokey’.

Eating and drinking: 

The continental breakfast buffet is of American proportions – which I love! The hotel specialises in authentic Andalusian dishes at lunch and dinner, and being this close to the sea, you won’t be surprised to discover there’s a big emphasis on fish and seafood. The bar can lack atmosphere after dinner, however, as the majority of the guests get up early to play golf.

Leisure facilities: 

Most visitors come for the leisure activities including a large outdoor pool, 18 hole golf course and several tennis courts. If that’s not enough, there are water-sports, including kayaking, offered on the beach.

Service: 

Paradors, hotels owned by the State, have an excellent reputation for great service. The staff here feel that weight of that heritage and take the responsibility of good service very seriously.

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Who stays there: 

Mainly couples in their 50s, 60s and 70s.

Price advice: 

Special offers are available at weekends and in low season. Book in advance to get the best deals.

Pros: 
Golf course
Direct beach access
Cons: 
It can get noisy as it’s on a flight path

More information on Parador de Malaga Golf:

Type:
Hotel
Address:
Autovia del Mediterraneo KM. 231, Malaga, Costa del Sol, Spain, 29004
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool