Perched on a hillside to the north of the city, the best thing about this hotel are the wonderful views of Malaga and the Mediterranean beyond. It’s a modern build, but inside has a traditional feel to it that contrasts with the vibrant artwork by Dutch artist Irene van Vlijman. The 11 rooms are very spacious and it’s well worth paying the extra for a one with a sea-facing balcony. The views do come with the disadvantage – it’s not easy to get into Malaga by public transport so you need your own or to take a taxi (from €8). Breakfast €10.