California Málaga, located near Malagueta Beach and the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport, is a cozy antique villa in the center of Malaga at the foot of Monte de Sancha.
All 24 non-smoking rooms featur? en-suite bathrooms with a shower and a bathtub and come standard with individual climate control, satellite TV, a writing desk, a laptop-size safe, and a minibar. Free Wi-Fi is available and rooms are sound-proofed for extra privacy.
California Málaga features a sun terrace, lift, 24-hour reception, luggage storage, and a tour desk and ticket service, as well as a safe deposit box. Public parking is available nearby.
There is a cocktail lounge onsite that prepares special meals on request. Numerous restaurants, bars and coffee shops are within walking distance.
The hotel’s location allows easy access to many Malaga sights, including Plaza de la Constitucion and Museo de la Semana Santa, as well as the airport.
Most guests appreciate the fact that the hotel is located in a safe neighbourhood and that it provides direct access to the beach and the port side promenade. Others appreciate the variety of restaurants nearby and that old town centre attractions like Castillo de Gibralfaro, Gibralfaro Castle and Plaza de la Merced are within walking distance.
Great patio and rooftop terrace
Many guests love the charming rooftop terrace, complete with sun-loungers and views of the beach. Others appreciate the warm bright colours of the rooms, the balconies with sea views, the patio artwork and vintage decorations of this family-run hotel.
Most guests comment on how attentive and friendly management is, and note that staff members are multilingual and always eager to make recommendations about things to do and see.
Some guests find the breakfast lavish but repetitive and expensive. Others suggest that a modest buffet breakfast for half the price would be preferable.
Many guests comment on the presence of ants in the rooms and that sewer gas smells sometimes are present in bathroom drains. Others say that the double bed is small for two and that rooms could use a few more plugs for charging electronics.
Several guests say that rooms can be noisy at times from the street traffic and neighbouring rooms. Others note that the rooms in the back of the hotel facing the garden are quieter and recommend light sleepers pack a pair of earplugs just in case these rooms are not available at check-in.