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Soho Boutique Castillo de Santa Catalina



Fully restored for 2021, Soho Boutique Castillo Santa Catalinais one of the most romantic hotels in Malaga. Its location in El Limonar means it has panoramic views of Malaga city and bay and its history gives it a Moorish vibe and atmosphere that you won’t find anyway else. The hotel also offers a unique boutique experience and restaurant of the same name.

This hotel, a striking example of Moorish Revival architecture from the 1930s, stands on what was once a 17th-century fortress. Its design features charming brick arches and remnants of ancient walls scattered across the property.


Soho Boutique Castillo de Santa Catalina is slightly off the beaten track making your own transport a must. However, if you don’t want to drive, get a taxi there and then use the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service to get to and from the beach and city centre.

You can also walk down from the hotel to the beaches at Pedregalejo and explore the eastern side of Malaga. Frequent bus services (for example, the No 3 and No 11) connect Pedregalejo with central Malaga – allow 15-20 minutes for the journey.

Hotel rooms at Castillo de Santa Catalina

Inside, guests are greeted with rooms and suites that beautifully blend historic elements like ornate windows, exquisite plasterwork, and traditional Moorish arches with modern amenities and classic decor.

The 5-star hotel has just 24 rooms, each exquisitely decorated and unique. Treat yourselves to the suite with two rooms and terrace for a break to remember.

One of the rooms at Castillo de Santa Catalina


Extras at this hotel in Malaga include the following:

  • Excellent onsite restaurant and bar
  • Heated infinity pool with views over Malaga bay
  • Shuttle service into Malaga

Dining at El Castillo de Santa Catalina

The Castillo’s gastronomic restaurant is a culinary haven, serving Spanish cuisine with seasonal twists and luxurious additions like French oysters and caviar. Guests can dine al fresco in the stunning patio, enjoying panoramic views of Malaga Bay. The experience is further elevated by an extensive selection of spirits and handcrafted cocktails, perfect for toasting to a memorable evening.

Why stay at this hotel in Malaga?

The historic architecture speaks for itself and this is a great chance to treat yourselves to a ‘Moorish’ stay in Malaga. It isn’t quite the Alhambra in Granada, but you could almost be part of the Arabian Nights.

You also love great views and sophisticated furnishings in keeping with the building’s age. We don’t think there’s a more romantic spot to stay in the city as long as you don’t mind the journey in and out of town.