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Parador Malaga Gibralfaro

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

As everyone says views are great but there's more to it than that. Great hotel and staff, relaxed friendly staff. The walk into Malaga old town is only about 20 minutes and well worth it. We also sampled the hotel restaurant which was nice.

Looking down on the city with incredible views and as always nice comfortable rooms. However compared with many other paradoxes this one does not have many historical features. We arrived after the restaurant closed but the bar meals were perfectly adequate

For a relaxing and quiet stay then try this Parador. The views are stunning from the room balcony to the terraces. Some fixtures in the rooms are quite tired, but every where is spotlessly clean. Good selection at breakfast from the restaurant, which has excellent views of Malaga. The Parador is positioned by the castle on top of the hill, so a 10 - 15 minute walk down is fine. But for most a taxi back would be necessary!

A poor small room without good view and with 1 star furnitures ! And a terrible wifi. But a good restaurant. We were really disappointed for the price of a Parador. And we had a problem to book with booking and we have been obliges to pay for a second breakfast

Great room with balcony and view over Malaga and port area, friendly and helpful staff as you would expect from a Parador. Rooms are not overlooked, so you can enjoy the view all day and night. Spacious rooms and immaculately clean. One small problem, floors are not quite soundproofed, so you can hear 'elephants' walking about overhead, try to get a room at level 4 if you are sensitive to noises.

A really good hotel with parking on site. Our room was on the lowest level yet still had amazing views from our balcony with had a table and 2 chairs. Breakfast was great and all the staff were very friendly and able to speak to us in English. The room was also excellent in size and furniture. Would definitely return. Taxi to centre of Malaga about 10 Euros.

Good location with excellent views over the harbour and city. The hotel was well maintained, the staff were helpful and our room was clean and comfortable. The restaurant menu would be improved if it were to include a "dish of the day" which would improve the variety.

Well run contemporary-style Parador, next to Gibralfaro Castle. All rooms with terrace and view over Malaga. Beautiful walk down to City Center (15 minutes) or bus/taxi Connection. Great place to stay in Malaga

We spent our last night in Spain here. How magical! The loveliest sunset view of the city and sea from our private balcony, flowers still blooming the week before Christmas--it was special beyond words. We had a wonderful meal at the hotel restaurant--a five course tasting menu with three wines for 40 Euros--couldn't be beaten! The bath was the best appointed we had on our stay, with excellent handholds in he tub to prevent falls. I have to chide previous reviewers for petty things like slow drainage in the tub. Our tub drained perfectly. Did they realize the region had been hit by record floods recently and he whole city drainage system was overwhelmed? No place is perfect. Its too far to walk into town and driving up the hill is a challenge. But if you want seclusion in the middle of a city, this is your place! We had to get one room changed because of ants. But that was done swiftly and graciously. A previous guest had left a crumb on the floor. We were able to get good off-season rates, and that more than made up for a room change. Highly recommended!

If it wasn't for the excellent staffing in the hotel, cleanliness and attention to the clients we would not have gone there at every opportunity we can. The only drawback is the aeroplane noise but hey one gets used to it. The other excellent hotel is the one at Nerja where we are always welcomed as 'our home'. Pity it's a bit far from home but always a challenge to get there during any time of the year.

Castillo de Gibralfaro, s/n Malaga Malaga

Located in Centro, Parador Malaga Gibralfaro is adjacent to Gibralfaro Castle with other popular attractions like Picasso's Birthplace within a couple of miles (3 km). This 4-star hotel has 38 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Malaga Amphitheatre and Malaga Cathedral are also nearby.


You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.


Parador Malaga Gibralfaro's 38 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, minibars, and free newspapers. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Safes, phones, and desks are also available.

Property features

Guests of Parador Malaga Gibralfaro enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Double Room Single Use, Sea View

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double or Twin Room (with extra bed)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double or Twin Room (with extra bed)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 676 reviews