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Are you coming for a few days to Malaga for a city break? The capital has a wide range of hotels to suit all tastes and budgets. But in this article, we will focus on the best the city has to offer: the 5-star hotels in Malaga.

What makes a hotel 5 stars in Malaga?

5-star hotels are characterised by delivering outstanding guest-focused services in an atmosphere of comfort and luxury.

They usually include restaurant, bar, terrace, swimming pool, spa and gym or 24-hour room service among others.

How much does it cost to stay in a 5-star hotel in Malaga?

Prices depend mainly on the season and type of room chosen.

The lowest prices for the simplest rooms are around 250 to 300, while prices for suites start at around 700 € per night.

What are the top 5-star spa hotels in Malaga?

As mentioned before, all 5-star hotels share an excellent service to their clients. However, not all city hotels in Malaga can offer the same level of service of a proper Spa.

If you like to pamper yourself during your stay with excellent treatments in a beautiful Spa located in your hotel, your accommodation of choice will undoubtedly be the Gran Hotel Miramar.

The Hotel Miramar Spa  is a luxurious two-storey hydrotherapy spa. It has a heated pool with various jets, Finnish sauna, hammam, ice fountain and a circuit of sensation showers.

There are 4 individual rooms (one of them with private sauna), 1 exclusive double VIP room with private Turkish bath, which connects to another hot stone room, where individual wraps can be performed. On this first floor there is a fully equipped gymnasium, exclusively for the use of guests staying at the hotel.

Are there any 5-star hotels in downtown Malaga?

Would you prefer to stay a stone’s throw from the old town of Malaga?

Then your choice of 5-star hotels in Malaga will be Vincci Seleccion Posada del Patio Hotel and Only You.

What are the best 5-star hotels in Málaga?

It is really impossible to answer this question. They are all characterised by excellent service.

However, whether one hotel is ‘better’ than another depends on the individual tastes of its guests.

You may prefer a more central location or a location further away from the hustle and bustle. A more classic or modern decoration.

Or you value spa facilities, private parking, that the Hotel is adapted for people with reduced mobility and that it accepts dogs, for example.

We break it down for you below.

5-star hotels in Malaga

Malaga currently has four 5-star hotels. Meliá Hotels has announced another one situated in the old town, very close to the central Plaza de la Merced and Picasso’s birthplace.

Malaga Downtown 5-star hotels

If you like city life, hustle and bustle and being close to all that lively Malaga has to offer, you can choose between these two options.

Hotel Vincci Selección Posada del Patio

Hotel Vincci Selección Posada del Patio. 5 star hotels Malaga

This hotel is located in the heart of Malaga next to the river. It is a recent construction. Important archaeological remains have been found beneath the Vincci Selección Posada del Patio.

These include part of the Arab city walls, which guests can visit from the hotel.

The hotel´s restaurant serves avant-garde Mediterranean cuisine. The breakfast includes products for celiacs. There is also an elegant bar a rooftop swimming pool and a gym.

The hotel has private parking and is adapted for people with reduced mobility. The beach is a 15-minute walk away.

Only You

hotel in Malaga with views

Only You is the latest addition to the 5-star hotels in Malaga.

It is located next to the pulse of the city, between the Marina and Larios street with spectacular views over the city, the Cathedral, the Alcazaba, Gibralfaro and the port.

Only You restaurant and bar are open to the public. You can enjoy a fabulous rooftop terrace with panoramic views over the city, an infinity pool, hammock area and bar, ideal for enjoying the evening and sunset. The pool and hammock area are for hotel guests only.

Hotel Only You. 5 star hotels Malaga

This is by now the only Dog friendly 5-star hotel in the city and it is also adapted for people with reduced mobility.

Malaga 5-star hotels in walking distance to the city centre

These two options are ideal if you prefer to be a little further away from the hustle and bustle but still close enough to walk to the centre if you feel like it.

Gran Hotel Miramar GL

Luxury Hotel in Malaga

The name of this hotel gives you an idea of what to expect.

A spectacular luxury hotel in a beautifully renovated building from the last century and with a predominantly classical design.

Hotel Gran Miramar. 5 star hotels Malaga

This unique Grand Luxury Hotel in Malaga is simply spectacular. It is located in about 10 minutes walking distance from the old town, right next to La Malagueta promenade and the beachfront.

The restaurant serves international dishes with a Mediterranean flair. There is also a coffee bar, a chill-out rooftop terrace with stunning sea views.

The hotel has a fantastic spa, swimming pool, children’s pool, children’s club (seasonal).

Miramar spa

Private parking available.

The Gran Hotel Miramar received in 2021 the “Best Luxury Hotel Suite” award from Spain Luxury Hotel Awards.

Soho Boutique Castillo de Santa Catalina

Hotel Santa Catalina. 5 star hotels Malaga

Last not least we present you this lovely charming option among the 5-star hotels in Malaga.

Santa Catalina is the perfect place to stay if you prefer a certain tranquillity in a beautiful environment but still close enough to the city centre to get there walking.

It is a beautiful Neo-Mudejar style building from 1932 surrounded by gardens and with beautiful views over the city and the bay of Málaga.

Hotel Santa Catalina

The hotel is located in the best residential area of Malaga, El Limonar. The city centre is about 2 km away, the beach is in 15 minutes walking distance.

The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, bar and terrace. Free parking is available.

Now that we have presented you the best of the best hotels in Málaga, which one is your favourite?

Map & Location 5 Star hotels Malaga


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