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TRYP Málaga Guadalmar Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is generally alright. The room and the facilities were average. The breakfast was really nice especially the scrambled eggs. Unfortunately I didn't realise how far out of malaga it is. Without a car the only option is a 45minute bus which is just disgusting and depressing when you're supposed to be on holiday, I felt like a commuter. The hotel is very close to the airport but the taxis have a flat rate of 19€ each way for a 7minute journey which negates the point. The indoor pool is free to use but you need to spend 4€ on a swimming hat for some reason. There is a sauna/jacuzzi but you need to pay 15€ per person per day to use it and it looked pretty grimy. The outdoor pool is freezing but may be a good temperature in hotter months. The tennis court was good but the net is loose and can only be adjusted with a rusty wire contraption. There are three surrounding restaurants, nothing particularly inspirational but generally fine for an evening meal. Overall, if you have a one night stopover then I would consider this place but otherwise I wouldn't stay here for a holiday unless you get a very good deal and rent a car.

We have stayed here whenever flying into and out of Malaga - a dozen times in the last 6 years. We have always liked the position on the beach and near the airport, the size of the rooms and the view, and the breakfast buffet - but have felt that the staff were often indifferent and slow. But this time we have nothing but praise for everyone, in reception, the restaurant, and on the cleaning team. There has been a remarkable change in their attitude to their job. Please keep it up !

The breakfast is excellent, the room is great but only the beds could have bee a bit better. Indoor swimming pool has limited hours and in the area there is not too much to do. Bus in front of the hotel to Malaga is very convenient.

Where do I even start. I'm not quite sure why anyone would stay at this hotel, hopefully this review will help people to make up their minds. Before even arriving at this hotel I had issues; they charged me twice for the same booking and refused to give me a refund. Spoke to customer service and they were quite understanding and agreed that it was thier error and I should email the relevant details to the refund team but I received quite a rude response explaining the room was non refundable, even though it was thier mistake. Currently disputing the charge with my credit card company. Anyway let me get on with the actual review of the hotel itself. The lobby was nice but that's about it, the older guy on reception was rude and unhelpful, the rooms were large but horrible. Hardly any lighting, very outdated decor, no pictures or wall art or anything. Basically just a undecorated room. The fan/heater was so dusty and when turned on the dust came flying out. Weird noises coming from the bathroom pipes and at night there were people screaming and slamming doors. The location of this hotel is extremely remote, linked to Malaga central by the number 5 bus which only runs every 40 minutes or so and takes around 30 minutes to reach the city centre. Not sure who this hotel would suit but there seemed to be quite a few older gentlemen, perhaps staying for business purposes as this hotel is close to the airport. Didn't use the pool as it wasn't the season for it but there was mud and dirt all in the bottom of it. Beach was all black for some reason and even if the weather had been nice, we probably still wouldn't have used the beach facilities at all. My advice: avoid staying at this hotel, there are much better hotels out there. Not only would I not stay here but wouldn't stay at any other hotels in the Tryp chain.

I booked this hotel on the basis that it had an indoor pool and a gym. At no point in the booking did it say you could not swim in the pool unless you wear a swimming cap ( at a cost of €5 ) and that the gym cost £5 per person per day to use. I would never have booked this and I would never have stayed here. I can understand swimming hats for people with long hair but not short hair and I have hardly any hair! What an utter rip off. This explains why all the facilities were empty. So disappointed!

We have spent 4 lovely days at this hotel. Mostly friendly,helpful staff-especially the cleaning ladies,main barman,pool receptionist and Virginia on reception. Amazing views from our 7 the floor balcony, comfy beds,good bathroom and relatively quiet,-- apart from the wonderful sound of waves on the beach. Indoor pool blissfully warm and outside pool area and gardens was relaxing and quiet ( no nasty background music!) Lobby and bar area also good,with reasonably priced drinks. Guadalmar is a quiet area,handy for the airport,but has interesting walks for birdwatching ,with wild flowers,eucalyptus trees and dolphins at sea.

Hotel probably ok for an overnight before or after a cruise. Food basic, reception staff less than helpful. Not a lot in the surrounding area. mainly residential. Bar & restuarant staff were fine. Rooms big but old. There's a promenade on the seafront but it's only about 400 mtrs long.

Might be a good package holiday hotel, but not up to much for business. Bar was dire. No atmosphere, kind of empty room with a RV and poor quality seating, average drinks selection apart from the gin.

We have recently returned back from a one night stay as part of a trip to Seville The hotel is very big, it has indoor and outdoor pools Unfortunately for use the weather wasn't great in the day so we stopped in the hotel room then ate dinner in the hotel at night We went for a walk at night, there was nothing around, we didn't see a bar or a restaurant The hotel food was nice and reasonable priced. The only down side we had was that our room was attached to another room and had a door from both rooms, the people in the next room were very noisy. They had children and they were awake very early so unfortunately for us we didn't get the rest we went there for. The beach didn't look too nice either the sand is black but obviously that's nothing to do with the hotel. We had a nice sea view but the rooms could do with being updated, we had a hole in the bath that had been patched up but overall the room was clean and the food was good. Probably wouldn't want to take my child there for a weeks holiday due to the location and there being nothing around it plus the black sand But not bad for a few days break

We booked to stay at the hotel for a short city break. Great points are, close to the airport, comfortable beds, clean rooms, great WiFi, superb views, friendly helpful staff and a good deal on breakfast prices. My only moan is that there were no tea or coffee facilities in the room, the vending machine by the lift is not what we expect. If you are staying here there are great bus links to the centre of Malaga and the number 5 bus is good. 1.30 Euros for the journey. We would recommend this hotel for city breaks.

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Located in Churriana within 2 miles (3 km) of Desembocadura del Guadalhorce, TRYP Málaga Guadalmar Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of Malaga Airport Museum. This 195-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and an indoor pool. On the beach, the hotel is also close to Parador Malaga Golf Club and Los Alamos Beach.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee. The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.


All of TRYP Málaga Guadalmar Hotel's 195 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including balconies, minibars, and safes. TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and bidets. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

TRYP Málaga Guadalmar Hotel features 2 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, and a children's pool. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a fitness center, a sauna, and an outdoor tennis court.

Room options

Standard Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room (2 adults + 1 child)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Premium Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard special promotion

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

67% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1215 reviews