Christmas is only just around the corner and the beautiful city of Malaga certainly knows how to celebrate the festive season in style. For those who have never visited the city at this time of year, it is spectacular and not too be missed!
The best way to enjoy the whole experience is to stay over night in one of the many choices of accommodation for all budgets. Malaga has it all, from self catering apartments, typical Spanish hostels to 3/4 star hotels for a touch of luxury.
The beautiful AC Hotel Malaga Palacio which is a 4 star hotel, located near to the Malaga Cathedral and the Paseo del Parque, the spectacular views of the port. The hotel is located near the Picasso museum, the Alcazaba, Castillo de Gibralfaro Castle, and La Malagueta beach. The AC Hotel Malaga Palacio restaurant menu is based on regional cuisine with a variety of dishes from all over the world.To stay at this hotel in a standard double in December prices are from 98 euros a night, based on 2 people sharing.
Or as an alternative 4 star hotel you can stay in the Salles Hotel Malaga Centro located in the heart of the old town and business district of the city. A perfect location to explore and enjoy the culture of the town, with the multitude of terraces and tapas bars in the centre and the beach just 1.5km away. The hotel has 147 rooms, which are of modern design. Salles Hotel Malaga Centro is a sophisticated hotel in the neighbourhood of La Trinidad and is just a 12 minute’ walk from the Roman Theatre and just a 14 minute’ walk from the hilltop Alcazaba of Malaga fortress. Prices in December for a night away start from 49 euros (pp) including a full breakfast.
There are many apartments available throughout the city, many central the old town with prices ranging from 50 euros upwards a night in an apartment for up to 4 adults.
Tips about travelling to Malaga city at this time of year……… Travel by public transport, either by train or bus. Most buses will take you to the main bus station, and the old town is approx. 10 minute walk, however if you check with your local bus service some companies stop by the big wheel beside the harbour which is closer. Car parking in the city is limited and can be expensive (approx. 25 euros for 24 hours)
Eating out….. There is an abundance of beautiful tapas bars and restaurants to choose from within the city. Do not be afraid to walk down a cobbled side street, these are usually where the best tapas bars are located. When you are walking around and you come across the Roman Theatre, I suggest you stop and enjoy a glass of wine at Bodega-bar El Pimpi, it is Malaga’s most famous wine bar. In this little square there are also a wide selection of different gastro bars with some beautiful menus. On the Marina side, you also have some funky little bars and a wide selection of restaurants, my personal favourite is ‘Amigos’ which is located at the far end of the pier. If you have a party where some want Mexican and some want Indian food……this is a must visit restaurant! You have both within one restaurant. Next door is Saloniki, which is Greek and Gaucho Grill which is an Argentinian Steak house, all owned by the same people. Beautiful location and very friendly staff.
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