Room Mate Lola

Casas de Campos 17, Malaga, Costa del Sol, Spain, 29001

Price from: £40

Double room

By George Prior, your Malaga expert

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#3 of 6
expert-rated hotels in Malaga
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Location:
4.6
4.6
Bedrooms:
4.1
4.1
Eating/drinking:
3.9
3.9
Public areas:
4.2
4.2
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
3.7
3.7
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Seasoned travellers, Art, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of Room Mate Lola

Modern, unfussy hotel within shooting distance of the beach and old town of Malaga.

It would be hard not to cheer the arrival of places like Room Mate Lola. It has taken an eternity for any decent places to stay to spring up in the heart of Malaga, so it's very welcome. While the building is not overly inspiring, I like the way the hotel has incorporated stylish cubed windows and other architectural flourishes into its fabric. It feels laid back and calm, and somehow a bit of an oasis in what can sometimes be a chaotic city.

Location: 

While in a fairly unfashionable, nondescript street (in an otherwise fashionable and exuberant city), you are only a five-minute walk to the beach, the same to the old town and even less to the CAC Museum of Modern Art.

Bedrooms: 

While the 50-odd bedrooms are far from cavernous, they are comfortable enough and have a distinct style. All have natural hard-wearing floors, 1960s-style furniture and huge chrome silver lamps. They are painted in a range of pastel colours and have original paintings or photos of the city. The huge picture windows give nice glimpses of 19th-century buildings across the road. I particularly like the fact that each bedroom has a selection of the latest magazines. Executive rooms are slightly bigger with space for an extra bed and there are three suites, which are nothing out of the ordinary.

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Public areas: 

You walk into a big lobby full of classic 1960s-style furniture. While minimalist in style, the white and black leather sofas and chairs give a sense of attitude to the place.

Eating and drinking: 

There is a large breakfast/dining area on the ground floor, but no restaurant.

Service: 

Slow and not overwhelmingly friendly when I visited.

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Who stays there: 

Trendy couples, businessmen and anyone looking for something new in Malaga.

Price advice: 

It is very often full, so book early.

Pros: 
Central location
Modern rooms
Cons: 
Ugly building

More information on Room Mate Lola:

Price from:
£40
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Casas de Campos 17, Malaga, Costa del Sol, Spain, 29001
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service

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