Atarazanas

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Address: Atarazanas 19, Malaga, 29004, Spain

Star rating:
3 star hotel

4

Reliable budget option in the heart of old Malaga.

This is one of the best established good-value places to stay in Malaga. While there is nothing fancy here, the solid 19th-century building has been well renovated, leaving glimpses of its past in various pillars, exposed brickwork and an unusual ripple ceiling. I like the fact that while there are no thrills, it does have an element of style and, above all, perfectly good bedrooms. Some of the credit must go to its French owners.

Location
4.2
90%
Eating/drinking
3.9
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
3.8
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
4.1
90%
Public areas
3.9
90%

Location

Right opposite Atarazanas Market - which many say is the best in Andalucia - and just five minutes' walk to the Picasso Museum and beach.

Bedrooms

No frills, but perfectly decent, with 100 per cent cotton sheets, thin chiffon beige curtains and attractive décor. I particularly like the fact that the hotel has kept its original windows and shutters, though newer double glazed-windows have been added as well. Some rooms facing the street could be a little noisy at night and first thing in the morning as the market traders arrive. There are safes, extra blankets, minibars and satellite TV.

Public areas

The downstairs lobby is a perfectly attractive room with a few of its original features in evidence. A new restaurant has just opened next door and promises to be good.

Eating and drinking

The new restaurant, called La Compote, is owned by a chef from Bilbao, and friends tell me the food is delicious. You have your breakfast here, which is a nice spread.

Service

It can be a little 'Andalusian' in speed.

Who stays there

Cultured travellers on a budget.

Price advice

The 39 rooms are all the same size and standard, and halve in price in low season.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Singles
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • No fuss
  • Art

Pros & Cons

  • Great central location
  • Good value
  • Bit noisy at times
  • Basic service
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