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14 Unique Boutique Hotels in Malaga

Malaga is home to many beautiful boutique hotels that have a unique design, a central location to sightsee in Malaga, and excellent amenities to make your stay memorable.

There are so many accommodation options that it can be difficult to choose the best hotel for you. 

In this hotel guide, you’ll find out about the best boutique hotels in Malaga, what they offer, the location and what’s special about them, so you can make a decision on where to stay in this beautiful Andalusian destination.

14 Unique Boutique Hotels in Malaga 14 Unique Boutique Hotels in Malaga

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14 Unique Boutique Hotels in Malaga

Gran Hotel Miramar GL

Stars: *****

Location: P.º Reding, 22, 24, 29016 Málaga, Spain

Best for a luxurious stay

15 minutes walk from Malaga’s main attractions, Gran Hotel Miramar offers the ultimate luxury experience in the city. 

Although it’s not exactly in the city centre like other hotels, the location is amazing – opposite the beach promenade. By staying in this hotel, you can enjoy a more relaxing atmosphere while still being pretty close to the city centre.

What makes Gran Hotel Miramar unique is the rich history behind the building. 

In 1926, it was opened by King Alfonso XIII under the name of “Hotel Príncipe de Asturias”. In the 30s, it was used as a hospital during the Spanish Civil War. Then it served as Malaga’s Palace of Justice, and finally in 2016 was brought to life.

The hotel has 190 rooms decorated to perfection. Some rooms have impressive Moorish decorations while others have a modern Mediterranean style design.

No matter which type of room you choose, all of them are well-equipped with queen size beds, TV, WiFi, air conditioning, mini-bar, safe, coffee and tea facilities and 24 hours room service.

When you stay at this hotel, you can also enjoy the outstanding communal areas. The Royal Lounge Coffee & Bar is my favourite spot as you’re completely mesmerised by the decor and atmosphere.

Another unmissable spot is Restaurante Príncipe de Asturias. The restaurant serves high-quality and seasonal dishes in a luxurious setting with sea views.

Only YOU Hotel Málaga

Stars: *****

Location: Alameda Principal, 1, 29001 Málaga, Spain

Best for couples

This five-star hotel is one of the newest hotels in Malaga. It’s situated in the heart of the city – opposite Larios street and a short walk from Malaga’s port and main attractions.

The hotel has 93 rooms that have been decorated to perfection. You’ll love the fresh, modern and minimalistic style of the rooms.

All of the rooms are well-equipped with comfortable king-size beds, a Nespresso coffee machine and a kettle with a great selection of teas, a TV, a rainforest shower, free WIFI throughout the hotel and other luxurious amenities.

The Premium Terrace room is one of my favourites as it offers a cosy terrace with stunning views of Malaga city centre.

Apart from these top-notch rooms, the hotel has other communal spaces that are worth checking out. 

Lolita Skyview Pool & Lounge is the best place to chill out and get incredible pictures whereas Carmen Restaurant is the go-to place to enjoy some traditional Andalusian food.

The restaurant can be visited by anyone, so you don’t need to end up staying at the hotel to enjoy their culinary experience.

Other great things about the Only YOU hotel are that you can visit it with your pet, they have a laundry service and there is a 24-hour room service in case you’d love some food delivered to your room.

Palacio Solecio

Stars: ****

Location: C. Granada, 61, 29015 Málaga, Spain

Best for a stylish stay

Palacio Solecio is at the heart of Malaga’s Old Town, just a few footsteps from some of the most popular museums such as Picasso Malaga Museum and the beautiful Moorish Alcazaba fortress-palace.

The property is an 18th-century Andalusian palace whose architectural and design elements have been preserved in thorough different parts of the hotel.

There are 68 elegant rooms with different styles and features, but all of them include a double bed, spacious bathroom, flat-screen TV, free WiFi, Nespresso coffee machine, air conditioning and heating.

Of all the rooms, the Tower is the most unique room as it’s the only one located on the top floor and has access to a lovely terrace with views of Malaga Cathedral. 

Inside boutique Palacio Solecio, you’ll also find a restaurant and cocktail bar. The restaurant, Balausta restaurant, serves traditional Andalusian dishes with a modern twist.

It’s also here where you can try the delicious Malaga salad or Gazpachuelo, two popular dishes in the city.

Room Mate Valeria

room mate valeria hotel malaga

Stars: ****

Location: Plaza Poeta Alfonso Canales, 5, 29001 Málaga, Spain

Best for young adults

Room Mate Valeria is one of the loveliest boutique hotels in Malaga. It’s located in the neighbourhood of Soho, an artistic and bohemian spot that is less than five minutes walk from Larios Street and Malaga’s port.

Not only is the location very good, but the hotel rooms too. Room Mate Valeria offers 61 rooms with style and character. The design is inspired by natural elements such as the sea, plants and landscape of Malaga.

The elements of Malaga can be seen in the wall colours, vintage pictures of Malaga and other small decorations.

All the rooms include a comfortable and spacious bed, flatscreen TV, WiFi, full-length mirror, mini bar, a work desk, coffee and tea facilities and a tile-covered bathroom with an incredible rain shower.

If you’re looking for the ultimate experience at Room Mate Valeria, book their Junior Suite with incredible views of Malaga’s port.

On top of the vibrant rooms, the hotel also has a rooftop bar that is known by the locals too. The Andalusian style bar serves delicious mocktails and cocktails that you can enjoy with a view.

ICON Malabar


Location: C. Tomás Heredia, 11, 29001 Málaga, Spain

Best for families and friends

This 4-star hotel, situated in the trendy and cool neighbourhood of Soho in the centre of Malaga, is quite modern in comparison to other hotels in Malaga.

ICON Malabar has four types of rooms that have been designed for different travellers – from families and couples to friends. 

All the rooms include a double bed, private bathroom with shower, amenities, hairdryer, free WiFi, and kettle among other essentials to make your stay comfortable.

If you happen to travel with a friend or family, then the quadruple room is for you. The room is fully accommodated for you and your loved ones as it has a double bed, a bunk bed, and a sofa bed, and you can request a crib for free.

This boutique hotel also has some lovely areas such as the Café Salsa Menta which serves healthy breakfasts in the morning and light snacks throughout the day.

Soho Boutique Equitativa

Stars: ****

Location: Alameda Principal, 3, 29001 Málaga, Spain

Best for couples and families

Located near Atarazanas Market in the centre of Malaga, this 4-star boutique hotel offers modern and stylish rooms as well as incredible facilities you can enjoy during your stay.

Soho Boutique Equitativa rooms are well-equipped with comfortable double beds, flat-screen TV, desk, mini bar, air conditioning along with free WiFi throughout the property.

Not only can you find double rooms but rooms that accommodate families and groups of friends too.

The hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant and a chic bar.

Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro

14 Unique Boutique Hotels in Malaga 14 Unique Boutique Hotels in Malaga

Stars: ****

Location: Castillo de Gibralfaro, s/n, 29016 Málaga, Spain

Best for a romantic getaway

Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro continues to be one of the best hotels with panoramic views in Malaga. It’s the perfect place to stay in Malaga if you’re after a relaxing and romantic experience with your loved one.

The hotel is located at the top of the city, a short walk from Gibralfaro Castle. It has 38 spacious rooms equipped with flatscreen TV, safe, WiFi, coffee and kettle facilities and incredible views of the city.

Although the rooms aren’t as luxurious as other hotel rooms you can find in Malaga, other hotels can’t beat the views you get from Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro.

The hotel also has communal spaces like an outdoor seasonal swimming pool and a restaurant with lovely views.

This last one serves delicious traditional food from Malaga. Fritura de pescaitos a la malagueña (Malaga fried fish) is a must try. 

Hotel Molina Lario

Stars: ****

Location: C. Molina Lario, 20, 29015 Málaga, Spain

Best for a central stay

This 4-star boutique hotel is located right opposite Malaga Cathedral, in the heart of the city, which makes it an excellent accommodation choice.

The hotel is formed of two beautiful refurbished 19th-century buildings which retain their original facade.

It’s home to 103 bright rooms that have been decorated with soft and elegant colours. They offer rooms for all types of guests – from a standard double and deluxe room perfect for couples to a spacious family room.

All the rooms include comfortable beds, a pillow menu, smart TV, free WiFi, assorted luxury bathroom amenities, and a coffee and tea kit.

Another good reason to stay at Hotel Molina Lario is the culinary experience at their restaurant Matiz which specialises in traditional Andalusian food. 

But that’s not all, the hotel also has a vibrant rooftop where you can enjoy a variety of cocktails with a view.

Vincci Málaga

Stars: ****

Location: C/ Pacífico, 44, 29004 Málaga, Spain

Best for a tranquil stay

If you’re looking for a relaxing stay away from the hustle of the city centre, Hotel Vincci Málaga is the option for you.

The hotel is situated in front of the beach and is well-connected by public transport with the centre of Malaga, but you can even go on a 30-40 minutes walk to the city centre.

Vincci Malaga is home to bright and comfortable rooms that are well-equipped with double beds, air conditioning, TV, room service and other essential amenities. For beautiful sea views, book their Superior Sea View Room. 

Inside the hotel, you’ll also find a lively outdoor terrace, perfect to have a cheeky cocktail or snack, the Ocean Lounge restaurant that serves a mix of delicious international and local dishes, and the Ocean Bar for a chilling atmosphere.

Hotel Palacete de Alamos

Stars: ****

Location: C. Álamos, 20, 29012 Málaga, Spain

Best for a cosy stay

This elegant 4-star boutique hotel is situated in the heart of Malaga, a few minutes walk from the main sights in the city.

The hotel was built in a 19th-century building that preserves its original architecture, however, the interior of the property is decorated in a modern and elegant style.

Hotel Palacete de Alamos has four different types of rooms to accommodate couples and families. These rooms include high-quality queen size beds and pillows, air conditioning and heating, smart TV, and free WiFi and coffee amenities. 

If you’re after a pampering and relaxing experience, you must book the Deluxe room with a jacuzzi.

Petit Palace Plaza Málaga

Stars: ****

Location: C. Nicasio Calle, 3, 29015 Málaga, Spain

Best for families and big groups

Petit Palace Plaza Malaga is tucked away in one of the small alleys in the heart of Malaga, but close enough to Larios street and Malaga’s main attractions.

This boutique hotel is part of a 20th-century building that used to be a private palace, and nowadays it’s one of the cosiest hotels in Malaga city centre.

Not only is its location perfect, but there are other reasons why you should stay at Petit Palace Plaza like its comfortable and well–equipped rooms that accommodate all travellers and late checkout.

The best hotel room is the one located on the last floor as you can enjoy a spacious and comfortable room as well as a rooftop with breathtaking panoramic views of the city centre.

Although there isn’t an on-site restaurant, you can have a healthy breakfast on their beautiful Andalucian patio. In this breakfast buffet, you’ll find a good variety of food – avocado on toast, cereals, orange juice, cold meats, coffee and much more.

Anahita Boutique Hotel

Stars: ****

Location: C. Álamos, 41, 29012 Málaga, Spain

Best for culture lovers

This luxury boutique hotel is located in the centre of Malaga, close to all the tourist attractions and sights. Anahita Boutique Hotel is a special accommodation as it’s the only hotel in Malaga with Baroque paintings.

The hotel has 5 different types of rooms with an elegant and unique style. Some of the amenities you can find in most rooms are comfortable beds, safe, air conditioning, free WiFi, radio, minibar and TV.

The most sophisticated room is Persepolis Suite which has a spacious room with a living room and balcony views. But that’s not all, you’ll enjoy relaxing in the hydromassage bathtub.

What also makes this accommodation unique is its on-site restaurant that serves international lunches and dinners inspired by Malaga’s tradition.

AC Hotel Málaga Palacio by Marriott

Stars: ****

Location: Calle Cortina del Muelle, 1, 29015 Málaga, Spain

Best for business travel

A two minute walk from Malaga Cathedral, AC Hotel Málaga Palacio by Marriott is a popular choice for travellers year after year.

This hotel has 214 rooms with all the amenities you need – comfortable king beds with fluffy pillows, free WiFi throughout the hotel, TV, safety box and air conditioning or heating according to the season.

Despite the fact that this hotel is over 50 years old, the rooms have been beautifully refurbished and have a modern design.

If you’re after a view, book the Standard Sea View King or the Standard View King for a view of the beautiful Malaga Cathedral.

AC Hotel Málaga Palacio is also home to a rooftop terrace with a bar and restaurant with breathtaking views of Malaga’s port. 

The restaurant serves a combination of local ingredients with northern Spanish touches. 

Room Mate Larios Hotel

Stars: ****

Location: C. Marqués de Larios, 2, 29005 Málaga, Spain

This emblematic hotel is located right in Plaza de la Constitución and Larios street. The location couldn’t be more central than this.

Room Mate Larios has 41 rooms decorated in an art deco style. All of them include a double bed or twin beds, flat-screen TV, free WiFi, a minibar, a desk and own-brand toiletries among other essential amenities.

However, if you fancy staying at an apartment instead of a hotel room, Room Mate Larios Hotel also has 6 fully-equipped apartments located in a separate building within 120 meters of the hotel.

In the hotel, you can also enjoy a delicious breakfast at their buffet or a cocktail or refreshment with a view on their cosy rooftop.

If you have any questions about visiting Malaga, email me or send me a DM on Instagram. I’d be very happy to help you plan your Malaga trip.

Safe adventures!

Cristina xx

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