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Safety index

89 out of 100

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Safe area

Business

Parador Málaga Gibralfaro Hotel

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8.6

Good (2,294 ratings)

Málaga, Spain - 

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910 m Plaza de la Merced

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1.05 km Picasso Museum Malaga

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1.12 km Málaga Cathedral

Hotel Overview

Parador Málaga Gibralfaro Hotel is a distinguished accommodation choice, celebrated for its unique location atop a hill, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and adjacent to the Gibralfaro Castle. Guests often praise the hotel for its scenic views, attentive service, and historical charm. However, some aspects of the hotel experience have been noted by guests as areas for improvement.

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Hotel highlights

Amenities

Nature

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  1. Stunning Views: Guests universally acclaim the breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the historic city.
  2. Exceptional Location: The unique hilltop position next to Gibralfaro Castle offers a sense of retreat and historical exploration.
  3. Attentive Staff: Many reviews highlight the friendly and attentive service provided by the hotel staff.
  4. Delectable Cuisine: The on-site restaurant is commended for offering a range of delicious local and international dishes.
  5. Swimming Pool: The outdoor pool, with its scenic views, is particularly appreciated by guests during the warmer months.
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Area for improvement

  1. Accessibility Issues: The hilltop location, while offering stunning views, also creates challenges for guests with mobility issues or those without their own transport.
  2. Outdated Decor: Some guests feel that the hotel's interior and rooms would benefit from a modern makeover.
  3. Pricey: A number of guests consider the hotel to be on the pricier side, especially when considering the room amenities and overall experience.
  4. Room Size: Several guests have commented that the rooms, particularly the standard ones, can feel cramped.
  5. Noisy at Times: Due to its popular location, some guests have reported noise disturbances, especially from nearby public areas or events.

Amenities

Pool

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Restaurant

Bar

Room service

Room service

Free WiFi

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Parking included

Parking included

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Score icon8.6

RateScore

Total 2,294 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.6

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8.8

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booking

1,896 Reviews

8.6 / 10

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expedia

398 Reviews

8.8 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Amenities

Nature

Food

Location

Bar

Breakfast

Fitness

Couples

Restaurant

Cleanliness

Parking

Atmosphere

Kitchen

Transit

Pool

Sleep

Bathroom

Accessibility

Family

Nightlife

Business

Pets

Amenities was mentioned 526 times

5% Negative89% Positive

Reviews based on Amenities

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Geoffrey Ralph Y4 months ago

Excellent on all accounts. A memorable and unforgettable experience. Attention to detail is second to none. Facilities provided of an exceptionally high standard. Food and service is exceptional. Hotel situated in picturesque grounds with stunning views over Malaga. We will return.

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Rae H6 months ago

Beautiful Parador set high above Malaga central. Our room was compact but included a small sitting area and balcony with views over the bullring and harbour, very comfortable bed, usual bathroom amenities, a safe for valuables. |Staff were all friendly and helpful, bar service efficient and a bit too generous with their servings. |Being located where it is, it’s nice and quiet but a steep 20 minutes walk down to the old town area where all the bars and restaurants are. However there is a regular bus service nearby at only €1.40 each way. |Only minor complaint would be that the internet service was pretty poor. As I say, a minor issue. Otherwise a great place to stay for a short stay.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 38

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Number of floors 4

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Number of buildings/towers 1

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

22

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119

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88

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Plaza de la Merced

910 m

Picasso Museum Malaga

1.05 km

Málaga Cathedral

1.12 km

Calle Larios

1.19 km

Port of Malaga

1.33 km

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Getting around

La Malagueta Station

560 m

Málaga María Zambrano Station

8.5 km

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Airports Nearby

Malaga Airport (AGP)

12.5 km

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Restaurants

Restaurante Miguel

840 m

El Refectorium

840 m

Cafeteria Flor

700 m

Trastevere

910 m

Anyway Winebar

700 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

83 out of 100

Very Safe

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Nighttime safety

63 out of 100

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Málaga safety index

Safety

Crime

89

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

89 out of 100

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Women safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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83

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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93

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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61

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Political safety

Very Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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94

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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100

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

30

Overall Crime index

Low

An average rating of the crime categories

30 out of 100

Property crime severity

Low

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Mugging or robbery  29/100

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Car theft  22/100

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Car break-ins  36/100

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Home break-ins  30/100

Violent crime severity

Low

23

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Physical attacks  24/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  15/100

Other crime severity

Low

27

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Insult or harassment in public  27/100

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Corruption or bribery  48/100

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Drug problem  41/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.2 - $1

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Coffee

$1 - $4

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Beer 0.5L

$0.5 - $1.5

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$8 - $20

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$1.1 - $1.6

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$0.9 - $1

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$35 - $80

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$2.6 - $7.5

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8 - $11

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.5 - $2.5

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Public transport, monthly pass

$22 - $40

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.5 - $2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$10 - $25

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$25 - $66

Weather In Málaga

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Precipitation In Málaga

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Air Quality

Good

PM2.517

PM1032

24

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Air quality is acceptable and pollution poses no health risk. Enjoy outdoor activities as normal.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Poor

Water quality is very low. Consider alternative water drinking options.

Traffic around property

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Light

Few vehicles on the road, relaxed and stress-free driving experience.

House Rules

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Check in after 14:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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