Not at all relaxing.Renovations being carried out all day.Very rude proprietor.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
A wonderful welcome and a great stay at El Riad Andaluz. We had a fantastic room, beautifully furnished and the hotel is in a great location close to the tourist attractions. The owners took the time to tell us all the must do attractions, bars and restaurants that they recommended in Malaga, and we felt very welcomed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great experience. Location, staff, price, comfort, everything was top! We were travelling with a small child, and it was the easiest thing. Highly recommended! We´ll stay here again anytime.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"El Riad de Andaluz liegt ganz im Herzen von Malaga"
Es ist ein wunderschönes Hotel und die Besitzer sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Die Zimmer sind sehr schön und liebevoll eingerichtet und der kleine Innenhof ist bezaubernd. Es gibt auch für Kinder viel zum entdecken. Sehr empfehlenswert!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
06/30/14 Bulls_Fans Huddersfield, United Kingdom
This small hotel is well located in the old town with a very friendly and helpful owner. There is a small but pleasant courtyard to sit with coffee making facilities available 24/7. Our room was a bit dark with the window opening onto the corridor but clean and comfortable. The hotel is full of character with lots of atmosphere.
"Quaint but characterful"
04/23/14 megsboy Portstewart, United Kingdom
I stayed here with David M and other friends (see his review) and would corroborate all he says. Really characterful place, very central, and most markedly friendly. But ... precipitous stairs and no lift, so don't even think about it if you are not agile. (Mercifully) unsuitable for children. Outside rooms could I suspect be noisy. And I reiterate the comments of mbookworm about the bathroom facilities. Very un-private and left one in some danger of flooding the establishment as well. But for all that, if I were in Malaga again, I'd look to stay here. Pleasant features far outweigh disadvantages.
"Hotel with a personality"
04/23/14 Ed T Melbourne, Australia
The small hotel located in the old part of Malaga, is very central to exploring the town. It has a central leafy courtyard with bedrooms furnished in the old Moorish style. The bedrooms are small but are individually designed and named. We stayed there in March for three nights and the host was very helpful and informative. His enthusiasm for Malaga convinced us to spend more time there which we thoroughly enjoyed. We particularly like the courtyard as somewhere to sit after a long day and to meet people.
"Wonderfully located hotel with great character"
04/14/14 David M
Right beside the Cervantes Theatre and almost in Plaza Merced, this little hotel is perfectly located for exploring the old centre of Malaga. The decor is individual and beautifully thought out. The owners are charming and could not have been more helpful. There are a couple of snags particularly if you are over 1.80 metres tall (6 feet to those still in Imperial mode). The beds are on fixed platforms and have a wall on two sides so I found my feet sticking out at the bottom and my arms grazed by the wall covering. The bathrooms are compact and the lighting dramatic rather than practical. Our female companion needed reassurance about her make up as her bathroom was particularly dark. There was no protection from mosquitos and we all got badly bitten. Granted it is early in the season for these little pests so perhaps something is provided later in the year. The price is very reasonable.
"Lovely hotel with a few disadvantages"
11/23/13 mbookworm York, United Kingdom
There is a lot to like about El Riad Andaluz - the charming decor, the friendly owner, and the adorable resident dog are three of them. The hotel has a central courtyard with free tea and coffee, really nice in good weather and lovely to spend an hour. Each room is individually decorated and named. The owner we met was also extremely friendly and gave us a map and suggestions for what to do and see in Malaga while we were there. She also very kindly moved us to a double room when she saw that we were a married couple who wasn't that keen on twin beds! It's also well located for Malaga's best attractions as it's in the historic centre of the city. Unfortunately, neither of the rooms we saw had an external window, which meant they were very dark even in the middle of the day. The room also didn't have a proper light, so it stayed dark most of the time. In addition, the bathroom isn't actually a separate room; there is a transparent curtain blocking it off. You need to be very comfortable with the person you're staying with or things could get embarrassing quickly! Overall we had a lovely stay, but it's worth bearing in mind those two disadvantages when choosing a hotel.
"centrical place to stay downtown"
10/11/13 lukas s Nerja, Spain
This is a lovely pension in the old part of the fascinating town of Malaga. The hosts are both french and very welcoming and the building from the XXVIII is fascinating. We were there in Septembre and both Malaga and the pension was warm as in summer .The room itself was well decorated. Pension has a private parking,free cofee and internet and reasonable (for Spain ) breakfast. overall very good value.We'll be back in winter.
"Lovely hotel with a traditional feel to it"
08/22/13 Robyn L Ireland
Really fell in love with this hotel. It is small and quaint located in the middle of Malaga city. Decor has a real spanish feel to it as it is lined with evil eye wall hangings etc... Lovely area downstairs with hammock and comfortable chairs to chill. Free tea and coffee available and free wifi which can be assessed downstairs. Our room was quite small but i loved it. One double and one single bed for my mother and I to share. The toilet is sectioned off by a curtain and a short wall - you would need to be reasonably comfortable with the person you are travelling with, due to the facilities haha. Hotel is close to everything in the city. My mother and I never once got a taxi we explored by foot. Hotel beside a lovely square with beautiful restaurants for breakfast, dinner and delicious cocktails.
"Nice small hotel"
07/02/13 Julian S Netphen, Germany
We stayed at the "El Riad Andaluz" for two nights. The staff is really friendly and helpful. The room was in Arabian style which was very nice and cosy. Unfortunately we had a room with no real window. The bathroom was only separated by a curtain. Free coffee and tea was provided. The hotel is very close to Place the la Merced, which is perfect for visiting the city. All in all I can warmly recommend staying at this hotel.
"Great choice accommodation for stay in old town Malaga"
05/06/13 SH83 UK
We stayed in the purple room with the balcony overlooking the courtyard so it was very peaceful (except for some renovation work in the property next door during the daytime) and as its located just to the north of the old town's sights you can get about really easily and explore the streets of Malaga. Its away from the coach tour crowds but close enough to walk everywhere including the train station and to find somewhere close by for breakfast. Friendly and knowledgeable owners (plus pets!), the rooms are small but well designed and nicely decorated - the balcony room is great. The building is traditional so its cool at night without air conditioning.
05/04/13 markandgina Cornwall
Arrived late in the evening..but that didn't stop Florence phoning around numerous restaurants to find something open for us so we wouldn't go to bed on an empty stomach...we had the "blue room" which was plenty big enough, comfortable and tastefully decorated throughout in a Moroccan style. The little side street serving the hotel is traffic free so it might be a little tricky to find if you're not familiar with the area or have a load of luggage to carry..the Plaza Merced is close by and a great place to have a coffee in the morning and people watch. The property next door is undergoing a complete renovation so if you're a light sleeper you might hear some building work in the morning but not enough to detract from a great hotel run by helpful and knowledgeable staff.
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