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Where to stay in Málaga, city or beach?

Malaga has revitalised its city as well as beach hotel offering with great quality accommodations that make a difficult choice whether to stay in the city or one of its gorgeous beaches. We have rounded up the top recommended hotel and resorts.

Malaga has revamped the city now boasts a sleek port, an exciting culinary scene and a rapidly becoming a cultural hubs, including a Pompidou Centre and ever-popular Museo de Picasso.

Top City Hotels in Málaga

Palacio Solecioa Small Luxury Hotel of the World is an ambitious, luxury revamp of an intriguing 18th-century palace-mansion which has become one of Málaga’s hottest tickets.

Palacio Solecio Small Luxury Hotel Malaga Spain
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The delicate decor creates a feeling of comfort and warmth, inviting you to relax after a busy day in Malaga. In a prime location in the centre of Málaga, Palacio Solecio, a Small Luxury Hotel of the World provides air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre and a bar.

Superb drinking and dining combine with creative, contemporary design and rich historical character.

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Palacio Solecio Small luxury Hotels Excellent Location Best Malaga Spain Hotels

Towering over Málaga’s city centre, it features a jaw-droppingly positioned roof terrace with bar, pool, restaurant and wraparound views.

AC Malaga Palacio by Marriott Hotels
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This 50-year-old Palacio remains as sought-after as ever, thanks to its smooth styling, smartly modernised rooms, professional-yet-personal service. Check out Ático, the bar and restaurant on the 15th floor terrace, where you also can find our stunning rooftop pool, the ideal place to cool off during the sweltering months of summer while enjoying the magic views. The AC Hotel Málaga Palacio restaurant menu is based on regional cuisine with a variety of dishes from all over the world.

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AC Malaga Palacio by Marriott Hotels Excellent Location Best Malaga Spain Hotels

Located five-star bordering Málaga’s historic boundaries, you can see the remnants of a roman-arabic ruins right beneath the lobby. Plus a sparkling rooftop pool which this stay really remarkable.

Vincci Posada del Patio Malaga Spain
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Málaga’s history at your feet, five-star service and a most exclusive atmosphere — come and experience the magic of our Vincci Selección Posada del Patio, an incomparable hotel in the historic centre of Málaga where you will enjoy days filled with comfort, luxury and relax. It is a unique space, tailor made for holidays as a couple, travelling with friends or for the entire family.

For more details, photos and prices, visit www.travelisto.com/hotels/vincci-posada-del-patio

Vincci Posada del Patio Hotels Excellent Location Best Malaga Spain Hotels

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The Molina Lario hotel is a 4 star hotel that has a privileged location in the heart of Malaga right opposite the Cathedral, a few meters from the Port, the Picasso Museum and the city’s pedestrian district.

Molina Lario Hotel Malaga Spain
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A family-owned and smoothly sophisticated four-star stay which is housed within two elegant 19th-century buildings. Contemporary-design rooms are splashed with sparkle. Buzzy rooftop bar and pool overlooking Málaga’s cathedral with city views all around.

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Molina Lario Hotels Excellent Location Best Malaga Spain Hotels

Hotel designed and decorated by the Melian Randolph studio. An unforgettable experience. From our terrace bar and pool you can see the city of Malaga.

Room Mate Valeria Malaga Spain
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Mediterranean-inspired designer rooms and a fashionably chic rooftop cocktail bar with a pool. Room Mate Valeria is one of Málaga’s most fashionable hotels. You’ll find lots of stimulating references to the sea and vegetation, nature, color, and shapes with an eclectic touch.

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Room Mate Valeria Hotels Excellent Location Best Malaga Spain Hotels

Top Recommended Beach Hotels in Málaga, Spain

Kempinski Hotel Bahía Beach is a luxurious beachfront resort overlooking the Mediterranean, in Estepona only 15 minutes’ away from Puerto Banus. Rooms at the Kempinski Marbella feature a balcony or terrace. It features 3 outdoor swimming pools, lush gardens and a spa.

Kempinski Bahia Beach Resort and Spa Malaga Spain
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Imagine a standalone luxury frontline beach resort in Estepona surrounded by lush gardens and the Mediterranean Sea. The authentic Kempinski Hotel Bahia Beach Resort & Spa Estepona boasts a stunning location at a close distance to School of Equestrian Art Costa Del Sol. Marbella it is only a few minutes away offering major attractions.

For more details, photos and prices, visit www.travelisto.com/hotels/kempinski-bahia-beach

Kempinski Bahia Beach Resort and Spa Hotels Excellent Location Best Malaga Spain Hotels

One of Marbella’s original luxury properties, it is renowned establishment since 1979. It is designed as an Andalucian-village in the most desirable beachfront position. Service is spotless and the gastronomic offering includes a Michelin stars restaurant.

Puente Romano Beach Resort Malaga Spain
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Puente RomanoMarbella’s most sought-after beach resort. A member of “Leading Hotels of the World”, is located on the on the famous “Golden Mile”.  You can indulge in all kind of flavours with more than 15 restaurants, relax at spa and wellness facilities, enjoy open-air venues, its botanical gardens, or play at a world-famous tennis court.

For more details, photos and prices, visit www.travelisto.com/hotels/puente-romano-malaga

Puente Romano Beach Resort Hotels Excellent Location Best Malaga Spain Hotels

An exclusive, attractive, boutique hotel where attention to detail and exceptional service is key. A unique, five-star boutique hotel on Benalmadena’s beachfront with its own spa and direct access to the sea. Located near the marina and with access to the shopping area.

Vincci Aleysa Boutique and Spa Malaga Spain
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This luxury resort is one of the most sophisticated on the Costa del Sol and is ranked by Trip Advisor as one of the best hotels in Spain. This beachfront boutique hotel with outdoor swimming pool and hot tub overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. It has direct access to Benalmádena’s Las Gaviotas Beach, and all its spacious rooms offer sea views.

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Vincci Aleysa Boutique and Spa Hotels Excellent Location Best Malaga Spain Hotels

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From the very first moment you arrive, the Selection Marbella Coral Beach hotel brings peace and quiet to all travellers. Beautiful décor with Arabic and Andalusian touches. A laid-back, high-end resort with tranquil sea views, the Marbella Coral Beach is an ideal spot for couples and those looking to really unwind on the shores.

Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach Malaga Spain
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Close to the glamorous resort of Puerto Banus, less than half a mile away, which is known as the ‘St Tropez of Southern Spain’.  A fantastic all-inclusive hotel in Marbella, surrounded by palm trees, courtyards and exotic gardens, this four-star hotel on the Costa del Sol boasts a fine Mediterranean style with Arabic and Andalusian influences and details.

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Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach Hotels Excellent Location Best Malaga Spain Hotels

The property has a unique location, away from the bustle of Marbella and Puerto Banus, Member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this iconic “museum hotel” is decorated with 1,200 diverse forms of art spread throughout the “Tuscan-style” palace.

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavis Marbella Resort Malaga Spain
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A tranquil oasis surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Costa Del Sol landscape, Anantara Villa Padierna Palace has much to offer. A lavish, exclusive atmosphere permeates this impressive resort which has hosted Michelle Obama. Outstanding dining to complement the romantic pool, award-winning golf course, wonderful spa and more.

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Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavis Marbella Resort Hotels Excellent Location Best Malaga Spain Hotels

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