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El Cenachero - Apartments

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Located not in the main road so it is quiet. Kitchen is equipped with cooking facilities. Room and shower room/toiket are clean. The owner and the other staff are friendly and helpful despite the language barrier. There is a roof terrace if you want to sunbathe and don't fancy going to the beach. We could have given this apartment an excellent review but there were some problems. The bed was so uncomfortable that on the second night we slept on the sofa. We have stayed in numerous apartments, hotels and hostals in Andalucia and majority of them have very good beds, ie, memory foam mattresses if not hard base. Unfortunately, El Cenachero is using spring mattresses. There is nothing wrong with a spring mattress but it can be compensated by using a hard base instead. Very good bed is important for us especially when we are travelling as the last thing you want to have is a good night sleep. There was problem with the wifi too. It was so intermittent that we have to stand near the door to get at least a signal which was weak. The staff confirmed that they did have a problem with it but one of the reasons why we decided to stay here was because of the wifi.

My husband and I stayed in a studio for two weeks. The room was great well thought out and everything was spotlessly clean. The staff were so helpful and pleasant. Would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation and if we are back in el palo will definitely stay there again. Thanks for a lovely visit.

Malaga was the first stop in our 2 weeks trip across Andalucia and the idea was to spend some relaxing time by the sea before hitting the road. El Cenachero was perfect for this.The apartment had everything we needed + spacious private patio facing the back of the building. I don't have much to say about the interior (clean, Ikea furnuture and drapings), people at the reception desk are friendly, 10-15 minute walk to the beaches. The best thing about this place is the location - El Palo is such a lively area where you see Spaniards real life (playing domino in the yards, eating breakfast in cafes, walking dogs etc. The seaside is a former fishermen village and you can still find delightful and inexpensive fresh seafood there in numerous chiringuitos. Supermarkets, local bars (check out tiny but wildly popular El Pimpi Florida down the street) , cafes and farmer's market are all short walk from the apartametos. Public buses (#3 and #11) on Almeria Calle take you to the city center in 20-30 minutes. Two warnings: 1) the hotel is located on top of the hill, not too steep, but still older folks and people with disabilities might find it difficult to climb up. 2) paid parking in the basement is better suited for smaller vehicles, with a crossover you might want to find parking on the street (we struggled to drive out, luckily our receptionist helped us). On the way back we stayed in a different hotel in Malaga and regretted our choice

The apartment was very clean and the staff were very helpful. It was a short walk to the beach and the beach was lovely. We did not hear another English accent all week, which was also refreshingly nice. You cannot help but admire the Spanish and their way of life. We had an absolutely lovely 5 night stay there and would be happy to go there again 😀

I travelled with a group of colleagues from Devon to learn Spanish for a week at the Spanish school. Out of all the rooms we booked we ended up with the smallest No.1 but it was fine. The beds were comfortable plenty of hot water and a well equipped kitchen. Wifi worked well. The downside to the apartment is that it was quite noisy as locals stood outside talking till late. The water pipes run down the far wall which are quite noisy too. Room 4 was a much better room. It also had a large balcony which we used in the evening. The staff were great and very helpful. The bus to Malaga was 5 mins away and a great Chinese supermarket was open when all the others were shut for siesta.great place to stay if you are learning at the school.

Beautiful two bedroom apartment with balcony and garage. The staff is very friendly, cleanliness at a high level and the price is very reasonable. At check-in we arrived much later than we announced (reception works till 18:00 and we came at 23:00), but the owner came from home to let us in. and he was not angry at all... :)

I stayed for a week in an studio-flat apartment on the top floor, whilst I attended a nearby Spanish-language school. Room was very clean and kitchen was equipped with microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, a hob and a few cooking pots, cups, glasses etc. Wifi was mostly fine - just about good enough to skype - although needed to be reset at one point. There was air conditioning/heating unit that worked well at keeping the studio flat warm. There are a lot of bars, restaurants, bakeries and grocery shops very close by, including a small supermarket. You are very close to the seafront. The bus links into Malaga central are great - the bus goes about every 10 minutes during the day, and contines all night. The owners are friendly and can provide advice and links to services as needed, although I think they are not totally fluent in English (I don't know - I was practicing my Spanish). El cenachero is a good choice if you want to have the option of self-catering and stay in a 'normal' area of Malaga, whilst having good access to the centre.

I went there with two friends and we enjoyed very much our stay! The apartment is very clean and the photos did correspond to reality. It is not in the city centre, but is well connected (buses also at late night). The owners are very kind. Only two weak points (although not fundamental): the wifi connection is weak; the shower is tiny.

We rented a twin room. From the window in our bedroom and the "living room" we could see the mountains that surrounds the striking landscape that El palo and Malaga are situated in, great view. Room was very clean with a very, very red decoration. Kitchen was equipped with microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, a stove and necessaries for cooking such as cooking pots, pans, crockery, plates, cups glasses etc. There was a heating system that we could regulate when it got too cold or warm inside. Warm water all the time when showering. The hotel services supplied us with new towels, sheets and toilet paper three times a week. Supermarkets in the vicinity, and a few restaurants. During the evenings it was hard to find a place to eat (that also looked neat) so we returned to a tapas bar on Avenida de Salvador Allende called "Vinums" or something similar. Great tapas for 1€/each. 20 minutes with bus to Malaga centre, costs 1,30€ for single fare ticket. We had a really nice stay here.

We had a great time here, the apartments are on a quiet street only a 5 min walk from the beach and less to bars and restaurants. The apartments were extremely clean with comfortable bed and lovely seating area. Basic self catering equipment but more than adequate for a holiday, plus eating out was very reasonable. There is a large shared balcony on the roof but we never saw anyone else up there. There are even sun loungers! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these apartments to anyone who likes to experience a more typical Spanish feel. They are a short bus ride from the centre of Malaga but we found ourselves spending most of our time along the coast as its so beautiful and much quieter than the coastline beyond Malaga.

Calle Antofagasta, 20 Malaga Malaga

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Airport shuttle (fees apply)

Located in El Palo within a short walk of Las Acacias Beach, El Cenachero - Apartments is within a mile (2 km) of El Candado Golf Course. This 13-room apartment has in-room conveniences like kitchens, refrigerators, and microwaves. In central Malaga, the apartment is also close to Gibralfaro Castle and Banos del Carmen Beach.


The 13 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Coffee makers are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

A rooftop terrace and free WiFi in public areas are featured at El Cenachero - Apartments. If you drive, self parking is EUR 6 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 30.00 per vehicle roundtrip. Front-desk staff can help with tours or tickets, and provide local restaurant recommendations.

Room options

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3


Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

67% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 45 reviews