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Petit Palace Plaza Malaga
Ranked #7 of 88 Hotels in Malaga
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Cardiff, Wales
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“Well located, funky hotel!”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

I stayed here for one night only (having had a great deal from one of the comparison websites). I had read negative things about the location - what absolute nonsense! It's situated directly off Calle Larios - the main modern shopping street in Malaga. It's true that it's pedestrianised but that merely means that you have to walk approximately 3 mins from the taxi drop off point. Walking from the sea end of Calle Larios you turn right at the corner of Mango and Desigual and the hotel is directly in front of you! As it stands it's also directly off the main plaza and we were able to make the most of this given that we were there for the Malaga Festival. The hotel is modern, well designed, with beautiful bathrooms and a free laptop service. The only niggle I would have is that the rooms were too warm and wifi facilities had to be ordered in batches of 120 mins or so (although it was free). I would gladly book it again given the excellent location and value. Great staff too.

Room Tip: Great vegetarian restaurant in plaza de la merced - also generally a lovely location to have a drink...
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

You could hardly get a better situation, in the centre of Malaga very near the beautiful cathedral. The hotel is in what used to be a large mansion but it has been completely modernised so you wouldn't really know it was old, except for the grand carved front door..

We had a room on the 5th floor and reading what others say, I think this might have been one of the best rooms because it had no problems with noise or light or anything else. It overlooked the courtyard in the centre of the hotel and we could see the sky.

The room was large, with hard but comfortable beds.

The room was pleasant and a good size. It has a computer with free wifi fitted as standard, and the bath was a jacuzzi with changing colours. The first time I've used a bath like this! Lots of fun. I wished we had had children in our party as they would love it too.

But, it had no instructions! It was trial and error to work it out. In fact, there was no information about the hotel or anything in the room. When we called the woman on reception to ask about the bath, she didn't speak enough English to understand what our problem was.

Staff seemed fine, friendly enough, willing to help if they could. We did not have much interaction with them but there was a lift and we didn't need anyone to carry bags.

The decor is orange white and black so quite striking. No bar in the hotel but a trendy tapas bar right next door and many, many other eateries in the area.

The breakfast was hmmm... okay, quite a good variety as you see from the photo but very ordinary quality. Not much nice bread and little plastic pots of cheap jam. Unbelievably just ONE hot drink machine which was very slow and only gave you enoug to fill a tiny espresso cup for coffee, so there was a long queue of people trying to use it three times each to get a full cup of coffee. I hope they can manage another hot drink machine soon?

The breakfast costs 6 euros but we booked through Hotels4U and although we got a cheap price for the room, we were charged considerably over the hotel price for the breakfast. I won't ever book extras on Hotels4U again!

There is no parking and actually no car access outside the hotel but I would really not recommend having a car in central Malaga it is a lovely old town but very narrow streets.

Plus points: brilliant location, fun bathroom, modern.hotel, very clean and trendy.
Minus points: coffee machine at breakfast, no information about the hotel or its surroundings in the rooms.
And (for some people though not us) no parking.

Malaga is nice and I would stay again at this hotel, but I would get my breakfast nearby in one of the many cafes

Room Tip: The top floor rooms seem good. Ours was very quiet, overlooking the courtyard.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

This hotel is what it says it is . ....... good location, pleasing rooms and a reasonable price. It doesn't have the wow factor however. The location is excellent although parking is not easy - you need to park at one of the very expensive public car parks which cost Euro 30 for an overnight stay (over 24 hrs). That cost added to the hotel cost means its not as good value as it first appears. The hotel rooms are good, clean and functional - as our the bathrooms. The breakfast was excellent at Euro 6 each (although it was initially advertised at Euro 12.84 each....)
We also stayed in the Hotel Pintor a few weeks ago and to be honest there isn't much to choose between the two - except the Pintor is significantly cheaper.
I'm still looking for my favourite Malaga hotel...something with that missing wow factor!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

A very good hotel, in an excellent location (although a little hard to find) close to restaurants & shops. We stayed for 3 nights in a first floor room & were woken at 7:45am every morning by a noise which can only be described as a generator / loud water heating coming on & then going off. Reported this to reception but they didn't have any idea what I meant! Apart from this, Petit Palace Plaza is a great hotel, very clean, excellent shower in the room & the free laptop with wi-fi is a real bonus. Just be wary if you get a 1st floor room, as you will most likely receive the same unwanted alarm call!!

Room Tip: Avoid room 103 want unless you want an early alarm call!
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

We stayed a couple of times in Petit Palace Plaza in Malaga and last time with our small dog. And what a surprise... A dog bed was ready and a food&drink bowl. First time we had come across a service like this, excellent. The breakfast offered for 6 Euro only was a second surprise, normally hotel breakfast's are a rip off, but this was just good. It is just that eye for detail that we love. We try to do the same for our passengers who are sailing with us (www.scicsailing.eu)!

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Additional Information about Petit Palace Plaza Malaga

Property: Petit Palace Plaza Malaga
Address: Calle Nicasio Calle 5 | Esquina con Calle Larios, 29015 Malaga, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Malaga
#6 Business Hotel in Malaga
#7 Luxury Hotel in Malaga
#9 Family Hotel in Malaga
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,671 - ₹ 18,176
Hotel Class:4 star — Petit Palace Plaza Malaga 4*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Petit Palace Plaza Malaga is situated on the corner of Larios street, one of the busiest shopping streets, behind the Cathedral, 4 star hotel in the middle of the historic centre of Málaga. The Petit Palace Plaza Malaga occupies a magnificent early twentieth-century building. Our modern rooms feature flat screen TV (with Satellite TV), hydro-massage shower, air-conditioned/ heating and mini-bar.It is also close to the harbour, two kilometres from the railway station and 10 kilometres from the airport.Room types •66 stylish rooms.•High-Tech rooms: laptop, exercise bike, trouser press, hydro massage shower and king-size bed.•Family rooms up to 5 people: King-size bed or two beds plus bunk beds. (Baby cots free of charge).•Equipped rooms for pets (bed, feeding and water bowls).•Rooms for disabled people.•Smoking & non smoking rooms ... more   less 
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