Why We Love This Hotel
- It's in a central location, next to the cathedral
- The Picasso museum and the main shopping district are a few minutes' walk away
- There's a rooftop pool and bar open in summer
- The hotel's restaurant offers more than the usual tapas options
Set in central Malaga, the 4-star Molina Lario is perfectly placed for sightseeing and shopping in a city that's known for being the gateway to the Costa del Sol.
This is a great location, whether you're exploring Malaga's Andalucian history or hitting the shops on nearby Calle Larios. You'll see the cathedral as soon as you step outside, and the Alcazaba -- a 1000-year-old fortified palace -- is just a few minutes' walk away. The 14th-century Gibralfaro Castle sits high over the city -- it’s a 35-minute walk or 20-minute bus trip. Malaga's Picasso museum is seven minutes' walk away and has an extensive collection of the artist's works (he was born here).
At the hotel's restaurant, El Café de Bolsa, look for serrano ham croquettes, prawn tempura or bean stew with black pudding sauce -- a change from the usual tapas. A rooftop bar and a small pool are open during summer, offering views over the cathedral.
The hotel's central location means street noise can be a problem -- it's perhaps not the ideal choice if you need a quiet night. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, tea- and coffee-making facilities and bathrobes. Standard rooms are in the hotel's modern wing -- Superior Luxury or Deluxe Rooms offer more space, a room in the 19th-century building and iPod docks. Junior Suites have a separate living area and Nespresso machines.