Palacio Solecio

If you’re looking for some historic luxury in the city centre, you can’t go wrong with Palacio Solecio. This 18th-century palace was once home to an Italian playing cards manufacturer and now oozes opulence. The almost regal impression starts with its fine marble façade and continues via the magnificent staircase and gorgeous central patio.


Palacio Solecio has a great city-centre location on Calle Granada, placing you a stone’s throw from all the tourist attractions in Malaga. Monuments such as the Roman Theatre and Alcazaba Fortress are literally around the corner. The Picasso Museum and Cathedral are a five-minute walk.

Picasso’s birthplace is just up the road and the Santiago Church where he was baptised is opposite! Malaga Port and Muelle Uno are a pleasant stroll down Calle Alcazabilla, with La Malagueta beach around 25 minutes away.

The best shopping spots and restaurants are also on the doorstep, giving this hotel one of the best locations in town.

Rooms at Palacio Solecio

The interiors are elegant in marble and carved wood, with reds, greens and golds providing the main colour palette. Rooms are spacious and richly decorated, in tune with the Italian opulence in the original palace.

Those in the Deluxe Palacio category are the best and have views of Calle Granada and Santiago Church opposite. These rooms are ideal for a bird’s eye vista of Holy Week processions below. If you want to splurge, treat yourself to the Torre suite. This is the only room in the tower and has sweeping vistas of the city.

double room at Palacio Solecio

There are also two types of family rooms, both with views of Calle Granada. The Familiar Solecio sleeps four and the Familiar Palacio sleeps up to five.


Guests enjoy free wifi, 24-hour reception services and Nespresso coffee machines in the rooms. The hotel also offers the following:

  • Gym.
  • Onsite restaurant, Balausta, in the ornate central patio. Top local chef José Carlos García oversees the restaurant and its menu that changes seasonally in tune with local produce.
  • Rooftop terrace.

Why stay at this hotel in Malaga?

If you like elaborate decor, the chance to stay in a palace with real historic charm and want a central location, Palacio Solecio makes an excellent choice.

Guide to Malaga users who have stayed here praise the professionalism from the staff and the excellent breakfast.