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From Picasso to the Pompidou to the portside street-art-savvy Soho area, Málaga’s blossoming arts scene has firmly established itself as a highlight among Andalucía’s cultural riches. Meanwhile, terrific age-old tapas haunts and weathered seafood shacks mingle with glossy Michelin stars and avant-garde espresso specialists on the city’s always-lively food-and-drink scene. Fittingly, a flurry of originally designed boutique-inspired properties now offers a stylish, personal introduction to Andalucía’s sunniest city – whether your vibe is a minimal-chic, won’t-break-the-bank poshtel, a jazzed-up Art Deco jewel or an intimate bolthole overlooking Roman ruins. Here’s our pick of the best boutique hotels in Málaga.
bold interiors, inspired by Málaga’s lush gardens and the Mediterranean. Nautical stripes
and tropical florals take centre stage within the chicly restored late-19th-century building,
and there’s a lively vibe as soon as you arrive into the palm-patterned lobby, where low
lighting, leather lounge chairs and soft background music lend a touch of London or New
York. Rooms spread upwards around a central patio washed by a gurgling fountain and
are sunnily styled in royal blues, deep greens or bright turquoises evoking all that’s
wonderful about Andalucía.
live music and other events are often hosted here, and there’s monthly flamenco in the courtyard of the ground-floor Mediterranean restaurant.
Interiors marry check-print curtains and stripey carpets with original architecture, including the soaring ceilings, marble-floored bathrooms and checkered-floor lobby. Staff are notably lively, welcoming and professional, offering maps and all kinds of city tips.