Parador De Malaga Gibralfaro

Castillo De Gibralfaro, S/N, Malaga, Spain, 29016show map
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Overview

Parador De Malaga Gibralfaro is a 4-star accommodation in the centre of Malaga providing guests with a seasonal outdoor pool, a sun deck and a shared lounge. The hotel was renovated in 1995 and consists of 4 floors. The hotel features a rooftop pool with umbrellas and sun loungers.

It is located in Este district, just a few minutes' walk from Gibralfaro Castle. Picasso Garden is only 2.4 km away from this property.

Enclosed by an amphitheater and a citadel, the hotel offers a wonderful view over the castle.

Pablo Ruiz Picasso airport is situated within a 15-minute drive from Parador De Malaga Gibralfaro.

Rooms

It is a property that features a mini-bar, a pantry and hi-fi in every guest room. In the bathrooms guests have an access to a bath, a bidet and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. The onsite fabulous restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. There are a lobby bar and an outdoor restaurant on site. A large variety of dishes is served in MR1 and Circus, which are 5 minutes’ walk away.

All visitors are offered a buffet breakfast for a fee. 

Relax

Cots, babysitting and high chairs are available upon request.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   38.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Swimming pool

Rooftop pool

Spa and relaxation

Solarium

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Children's menu

Spa & Leisure

  • Rooftop pool
  • Beach access
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Solarium
  • Open-air bath

Room view

  • Sea view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 13:30-16:00FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Malaga Town HallMalaga Town Hall1700 ft
Plaza de la MercedPlaza de la Merced2000 ft
La Aduana PalaceLa Aduana Palace2300 ft
Plaza de la ConstitucionPlaza de la Constitucion3000 ft
Calle LariosCalle Larios3300 ft
Pompidou CentrePompidou Centre1400 ft
Pablo Ruiz Picasso FoundationPablo Ruiz Picasso Foundation2000 ft
Picasso MuseumPicasso Museum2300 ft
Cervantes TheatreCervantes Theatre2300 ft
AlcazabaAlcazaba1900 ftCalle Alcazabilla s/n
Malaga CathedralMalaga Cathedral2900 ftCalle Molina Lario 9
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MR1MR1600 ftCalle de Los Campos Eliseos
CircusCircus900 ftPaseo de Reding 41
Restaurante MiguelRestaurante Miguel1000 ftPuerto 4
Meson AntonioMeson Antonio1100 ftcalle c/ Fernando lesseps 7
El RefectoriumEl Refectorium1200 ftCnr Calle Maestranza & Calle Cervantes
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Malaga Train StationMalaga Train Station1.3 mi
Malaga Train StationMalaga Train Station1.3 mi
El Corte Ingles Commercial CenterEl Corte Ingles Commercial Center1.1 mi
La Rosaleda StadiumLa Rosaleda Stadium1.1 mi
Carmen Thyssen MuseumCarmen Thyssen Museum3700 ft
Malaga ParkMalaga Park1.7 mi
Marin GalyMarin Galy5000 ft
Malaga Contemporary Art CenterMalaga Contemporary Art Center1.0 mi
Contemporary Art CenterContemporary Art Center1.0 mi
Plaza Costa del SolPlaza Costa del Sol8.4 mi TorremolinosSpain
Calle San MiguelCalle San Miguel8.4 miCalle San Miguel
Aqualand Torremolinos Aqualand Torremolinos 8.6 miCalle Cuba 10
La CarihuelaLa Carihuela9.1 miAvenida Carlotta Alessandri 33, Torremolinos
Benalmadena Puerto MarinaBenalmadena Puerto Marina10.4 miCalle Darsena s/n
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Getting around
Airports
Pablo Ruiz Picasso (AGP)6.0 mi
Granada (GRX)47.5 mi
Train
Malaga Train Station1.4 mi
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  370  reviews
  • 6.6
    Good

    The view across Malaga harbour

    There were no English language channels on the television

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Large comfortable bedrooms with air conditioning, Evening "Tapas style" meals can be taken on the terrace and are a reasonable price.

    Breakfasts are appalling for the price charged, Initial quantities of hot food provided are inadequate and staff do not monitor and replenish when required, Consequently often the hot plates are empty. The Hotel appears to be under resourced resulting in stressed unmotivated staff who are not customer friendly, Complaints about the standard of breakfast were dismissed by the reception staff. Overall bar/restaurant service is very slow and frustrating due to inadequate staffing levels. The pool area suffers from a lack of maintenance with weeds around the pool area, it was clear the pool had not been cleaned for some time as the same debris (tissues) could be seen floating in the pool during the duration of our stay. This Hotel is not up to the four star rating, is not comparable with other Paradors we have used and gives the Parador brand a bad name.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The view is fantastic and the rooms are very pleasant and comfortable.

    I didn't find the reception staff very welcoming and outdoor service for drinks took ages.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The views of Malaga from the Hotel are spectacular! Make sure when booking you ask for a room with a view.

    The staff are not the friendliest. The rooms need a little maintenance and they are a bit noisy. Also, if you are going there for a romantic weekend, insist on a room with a double bed, apparently they only have 3 rooms with double beds!!!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The incredible view from the room (could see a pamoramic view of Malaga even when in bed!)

    Walking uphill to it (walking down was ok!)

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Without doubt this hotel served the best breakfast in terms of choice and quality that we have ever experienced.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Very elegant, very spanish good food and situated in a great location with stunning views.

  • 6.6
    Good

    rooftop pool and view, terrace

    a/c didnt work Food not to my taste

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    just to be away relaxing for a couple of days and having to actually do nothing

    The cleanliness of the pool could be improved

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The facility is beautiful, historic and has awsome panoramic views!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Arrived somewhat late at night on Thurs.10/6/'10 to a wonderful outdoor atmosphere. We thought there may have been a Spanish wedding, but it transpired that they had just opened their outdoor bar for the season! Female singer and live band playing outside. There was a great 'buzz' about the hotel! Sat outside and enjoyed a few drinks, after a somewhat fraught trip from Malaga airport, which is very nearby...hard to believe that a hotel as nice as this (in the countryside) is so near the airport! Great to arrive to such magnificent night views of the bay. Great nights sleep in a relaxed atmosphere. We were very impressed with the breakfast too, which was delicious with a great variety from which to choose. Would definitely stay here again.

    Couldn't say that there was anything much we didn't like about this hotel, eventhough we only stayed there for 1 night! We arrived at about 10.30 pm and we were hungry. The menu by this time, was somewhat limited, so unfortunately we just had a light snack, which wasn't very exciting. However, I would imagine that during the daytime, their food is good and plentiful, particularly if breakfast is anything to go by....superb!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The views are excellent from this hotel.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    My previous experience with this Parador was 40 years ago when I had a business in Spain and it was fantastic then. I was worried that my memories might be spoiled by revisiting, but not at all. The property has been fantastically maintained. The standards, staff, food and facilities are beyond reproach. The staff are friendl, helpful and unobtrusive. What you see on the photos are what you get on site. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Visit and enjoy.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The parador is situated next to the castillo and therefore is high above the city. There is a local bus to take you down into the city but otherwise the taxi trip can be pricey. On the plus side the position means that the views are quite amazing and the hotel does have a romantic feel. The quality of dining in the restaurant is excellent and the staff here are quite amenable. Breakfast is generous and relaxing and coffee on the terrace outside offers more of the fabulous views over the city and the coast. A deal that includes breakfast is worth hunting for and the menu in the evening was not too overpriced considering the location and standard of the hotel.

    Our room was supposedly a non-smoking room but there was a distinct smell of cigarette smoke despite there being no ashtrays in the room. I have to agree with other visitors that the welcome given by reception staff is very cool and questions often ignored or answered with a shrug.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The bedroom suite we had was lovely with a great view. Just loved the whole Parador experience

    My only comment would be the bedroom was very hot.

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Spain

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Good to know
Check-infrom 13:30-16:00FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Pablo Ruiz Picasso (AGP)6.0 mi
Granada (GRX)47.5 mi
Train
Malaga Train Station1.4 mi
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