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Last updated: 10 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

On the edge of Old Malaga, this sleek new five-star hotel envelopes the patio of a previous building and a section of the city’s old Arab walls in its nether regions.

Well-positioned for seeing the sights – the Picasso Museum, Cathedral and arty Soho district are a short walk away, the Posada del Patio has big bedrooms in soothing tones, and there’s a small rooftop pool for a cool dip after a day’s sightseeing.

The buffet breakfast is excellent, and there’s a smart restaurant, Le Diner and bar. But in spite of all its bells and whistles, it’s the friendly, helpful smiling staff who make it an ideal place to stay for getting the most out of Malaga.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Best for ages: 18+ | £7

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