Vincci Posada del Patio

Pasillo Santa Isabel 7, Malaga, Costa del Sol, Spain, 29005

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Rooftop pool

By George Prior, your Malaga expert

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expert-rated hotels in Malaga
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Location:
4.8
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Bedrooms:
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4.8
Eating/drinking:
4.7
4.7
Public areas:
4.8
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Leisure facilities:
4.7
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Service:
4.6
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Value for money:
4.8
4.8
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Culture vultures, Foodies, Honeymooners, Seasoned travellers, Romance, Shopping, Sightseeing, Trendiness

Expert review of Vincci Posada del Patio

Delightful - and first - five-star hotel in Malaga.

The real question is why has it taken so long for an elegant, five-star hotel to open in Malaga. Now finally, the upmarket sector is being properly catered for in the city. This charming luxury hotel, a converted historic mansion, is in a superb position, has a wonderful rooftop pool and some of the most sumptuously contemporary rooms in Andalucia. I particularly like the way the Vincci chain (one of Spain's best) has conserved the best of its past, including the old water troughs and the ancient city wall from the Moorish era 1,300 years ago, which can be seen - along with a series of ancient olive oil vats - below the lobby through reinforced glass. There's even a section of the old Roman wall.

Location: 

Perched on the edge of Malaga's old town by the river and within easy walking distance of all the sights.

Bedrooms: 

The 106 spacious bedrooms (with 17 suites) are, in my opinion, some of the finest in Andalucia, and clearly designed with romance in mind. The best are on the higher floors, from where you have a good view of the medieval roof tops and church spires. The ones at the front have views across the river. All rooms have balconies and design flourishes, such as sunken troughs full of pebbles, and are painted in dark purples and mauves. There are big flat-screen TVs, comfortable sofas and hydromassage baths.

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Public areas: 

You walk in to a clean, spacious lobby with a big central atrium with a classic aljibe water trough in a central glass covered courtyard. The sort of place you would expect to find in Barcelona or Madrid, it is incredibly stylish and modern, while keeping its Spanish charms. I particularly love the rooftop pool and bar area, which is incredibly minimalistic, and offers some of the best views of Malaga and into the nearby hills.

Eating and drinking: 

There is a great tapas bar off the main lobby, which offers a good range of light, original, luxurious treats. At the rear is a more formal restaurant.

Leisure facilities: 

The rooftop pool really is one of the best on the Costa del Sol.

Service: 

Efficient, sleek and without fuss.

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Who stays there: 

Not open long, but already they have seen their fair share of top bullfighters, pop stars and... me.

Price advice: 

As the hotel only opened in 2010, the rates are still incredibly good value for a five-star hotel.

Pros: 
Stylish
Historical touches
Cons: 
You can't go down and see the old wall
No English TV in the rooms as yet

More information on Vincci Posada del Patio:

Price from:
£66
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Pasillo Santa Isabel 7, Malaga, Costa del Sol, Spain, 29005
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool

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