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Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro

If you’d like to make the most of magnificent views of Malaga city and bay during your holiday, consider staying at the Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro. This hotel adjoins the Gibralfaro castle, so the views are unbeatable.


As mentioned above, the Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro is all about the views. The stone building sits just underneath the Gibralfaro Castle, giving it one of the best vantages points in the city. Malaga literally stretches out before you, with views reaching across Malaga Bay and as far as Morocco (visible on clear days).

This lofty position does, of course, mean that Malaga tourist attractions aren’t on the doorstep and involve going downhill. Many guests choose to rent a car and drive into town (around 10 minutes including parking), but there’s also a bus route on the doorstep (No 35, running hourly from 7.43am to 8.50pm). You can also walk down via the Gibralfaro viewing platform (turn left out of the Parador) and then get the bus or a taxi back if you can’t face the steep climb.


Furnished in a classic-Spanish style (dark tiles and furniture), rooms are a good size, comfortable and clean. The best have terraces for your own private vistas of Malaga and we think it’s worth paying the extra for this (around €50).

Choose from regular or superior doubles, and there’s also the option to add another bed in most rooms.

double room at Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro

Bathrooms are spacious and Parador hotels come with excellent amenities.

Facilities at the Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro

As well as free wifi, this hotel also offers:

  • Large outdoor pool with loungers (and magnificent views)
  • Onsite café and excellent restaurant (also with views)

Why stay at this hotel in Malaga?

You love great views and would enjoy seeing panoramic vistas of Malaga and the Mediterranean as much as possible during your stay. This hotel also provides more a destination stay than those down below in the city centre, because you could easily spend a lot of time by the pool soaking up the sunshine and the views!

Guide to Malaga users who have stayed here praise the professional service and cleanliness, and are, of course, in love with the views!