Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotel in Malaga Spain (2022 Updated)

Malaga is one of the top Gay Resort on the Mediterranean coast. With plenty of gay bars, saunas and gay friendly hotel Malaga is Spain’s fastest growing cities with a boom in  gay tourists over the past years.

The town comes alive during the month of May for gay pride – Torremolinos annual festival which  take place from May 31st  to 3rd June with the BIG PARADE. So better book from now your gay friendly hotel in Malaga and Torremolinos.

Málaga is a port city on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol, known for its high-rise hotels and resorts jutting up from yellow-sand beaches. Looming over that modern skyline are the city’s 2 massive hilltop citadels, the Alcazaba and ruined Gibralfaro, remnants of Moorish rule. The city’s soaring Renaissance cathedral is nicknamed La Manquita (“one-armed lady”) because one of its towers was curiously left unbuilt.

 

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1. Hotel Palacio Blanco Malaga – Gay Friendly Hotel Malaga

Hotel Palacio Blanco is located in a restored 18th century palace located in the historic centre of Vélez-Málaga, 4 km from Costa del Sol beaches. It features an outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

Each room offers air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV, desk and some a mountain view.

This luxury boutique hotel offers an honesty bar and solarium.

Gay Friendly Hotel Malaga
Gay Friendly Hotel Malaga

The hotel is in quite a narrow residential street in the old part of the town, with several restaurants nearby. There is one parking bay just past the front of the hotel where guests can park for 15 mins max on arrival.

The hotel has only 9 rooms on three floors built around an open inner courtyard. It is furnished in a minimalist style with traditional Spanish artwork on the walls..

The hotel is an excellent base for both beach lounging and for trips into the mountains, to Granada and other cultural highlights in Andalusia.

The hotel is riad style with a breakfast area in the inner courtyard on the ground floor.

The rooms are very boutique and have an enormous walk in shower and twin sinks.

The bed is super comfortable. The bathroom is very impressive, spotlessly clean with double wash basins and a huge shower. Air conditioning and also a big ceiling fan .
On the top floor there is a plunge pool and very comfortable sun bed area with great views.

The sun deck made the ideal retreat after a day exploring Velez or Torre del Mar.

Breakfasts remain a feature of the experience with catering for all dietary requirements.

The hotel has two reasonably priced honesty bars, with a good selection of drinks available.

Gay Hotels Malaga
Gay Hotels Malaga

How much does a room costs at Hotel Palacio Blanco Malaga?

Prices start 124$/night for the Double Room.

A mountain view room with 1 double or 2 single beds. Features a flat screen TV and sitting area. Private bathroom includes a shower and hairdryer.
Some rooms have a balcony.

Where to book Hotel Palacio Blanco Malaga – Gay Friendly Hotel Malaga – you can find the best resort deals in Malaga on Booking.com and Trivago.com.

 

2. Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro Malaga – Gay Friendly Hotel Malaga

 

This 4* hotel  is 6 minutes walk from the beach. This Parador Hotel has an unbeatable central position in Málaga beside the castle. Situated on top of Mount Gibralfaro, you can look over the city and the Mediterranean Sea from a unique perspective.

Head to the roof terrace for a fabulous swimming pool and sun terrace with incredible views.

Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro
Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro

Perched on the hillside overlooking Malaga and just below the castle this hotel offers a wonderful panoramic view of the harbour area.

The hotel is clean, well run with both a “fancy” restaurant and a bar that served delicious tapas.

The rooms are big, with balconies overlooking Malaga harbour and the coastline for miles into the distance

The rooms are spacious, with balconies overlooking Malaga harbour and the coastline for miles into the distance. The bathrooms are a little tired but well equipped and very clean. The restaurant is rather expensive and, because the hotel is somewhat out of town and up on the top of the bastion, it is not easy to take a stroll into town, except by calling for a taxi.

Rooms are like most Paradors, spacious, clean though dated. Pillows are hard and a bit. uncomfortable.

Breakfast is very good, lots of different things to choose from, e.g. regional cakes, marmalade, cheeses and meats. The price of 18 Euro is reasonable.

Gay Hotels Malaga
Gay Hotels Malaga

How much does a room costs at Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro Malaga?

Prices start 180$/night for the Double Room with Sea View. The Superior Double Room is 170$/night.

This simply decorated, air-conditioned room has a balcony with sea views, a TV, minibar and a private bathroom.

Where to book Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro Malaga – Gay Friendly Hotels Malaga – you can find the best resort deals in Malaga on Booking.com and Trivago.com.

 

 

3. AC Hotel Malaga Palacio, a Marriott Lifestyle Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotel Malaga

 

This 4* gay friendly hotel in Malaga is 10 minutes walk from the beach. Located between Málaga Cathedral and Paseo del Parque, AC Hotel Malaga Palacio features a rooftop swimming pool and views of Málaga’s port. It has a gym and rooms with flat-screen TVs.

The AC Hotel Malaga Palacio has simple, contemporary décor throughout. Each of its rooms has a minibar and satellite TV channels. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

This is a very good hotel near the cathedral. Central place To discover the old town of Malaga. You are steps from a beautiful shopping area, within walking distance to main attractions such as Alcazaba, Gibralfaro, the Pablo Picasso museum, and the Port of Málaga.

The Hotel is situated right in the middle of the old town, facing the port side with a beautiful garden/promenade in front, and with the cathedral just behind. It’s a huge modern building with a marvellous lounge in the top floor.

AC Hotel Malaga Palacio
AC Hotel Malaga Palacio

The rooms can have ocean with or city view, and have modern style furniture and are spacious and cosy, with flat screen TV and minibar.

The rooms are very well appointed – mini bar, kettle/cups (no coffee or tea though!), safe, slippers etc. Lovely bathroom, appeared that it might have been recently updated.

Nice big balcony with comfortable chairs. Complimentary water, chocolate and cake are a nice touch.

The bathroom amenities are great offering a dental kit, slippers, robes, shampoo, and more.

The restaurant on the terrace at the top serves excellent food, beautifully presented.

Breakfast is also very good with plenty of choices.

Getting to the rooftop restaurant in the evenings can take some time though since it is popular to eat there next to the pool with the view, and their elevators cannot cope at peak times. There is a local Flamenco performance close by that is also worth seeing.

Gay Friendly Hotels Malaga
Gay Friendly Hotels Malaga

How much does a room costs at AC Hotel Malaga Palacio?

Prices start 230$/night for the  Standard Double Room. The Standard Room with view is 290$/room/night.

Set from the 9th to the 14th floors of the hotel, these air-conditioned and heated rooms have panoramic views of the sea or the city. They feature a plasma TV, welcome chocolates, a desk and a minibar. The private bathroom includes free toiletries, slippers and a hairdryer.

Where to book AC Hotel Malaga Palacio – Gay Hotels Malaga – you can find the best resort deals in Malaga on Booking.com and Trivago.com.

 

 

4. Salles Hotel Málaga Centro – Gay Friendly Hotel Malaga

 

Salles Hotel Málaga Centro
Salles Hotel Málaga Centro

This 4* hotel  is 18 minutes walk from the beach. Free Wi-Fi and a seasonal rooftop pool with impressive city views can be found at Salles Hotel Málaga Centro, set less than 5 minutes’ walk from Málaga’s picturesque old town.
Rooms at the Málaga Centro are brightly decorated and spacious. Each room has satellite TV and exterior views.

The Málaga Centro’s Guernica Restaurant serves a range of Mediterranean and Andalusian cuisine. The Picasso Café-Bar serves drinks and snacks.

The Salles Hotel is right outside the old town, and is just a short walk down to the beautiful old town were all the restaurants and nice shopping area. This modern hotel is at the edge of the old town, so it’s easy to walk to restaurants, shops and sights.

Rooms are in  a good size with adequate space. Tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar and fridge, high speed wi-fi, a small balcony, bathroom clean and fresh; and everything works perfect!

The buffet breakfast is the best could you ever in any hotel. There is such a selection. You can have a hot breakfast if required. There is a great selection of fruit, cold meats, cakes, cheeses etc. It will set you up for the day.

The pool is only about 1.0-1.5metres deep and is basically a plunge pool.

The real plus of this hotel is its rooftop pool and bar with a full view of Malaga. The rooftop bar is lovely and overlooked the whole of Malaga towards the castle, and the drinks that are made were very tasty and full of alcohol.

Gay Hotels Malaga Spain
Gay Hotels Malaga Spain

How much does a room costs at Salles Hotel Málaga Centro?

Prices start 150$/night for the Economy Double Room. The Superior Room is 160$/room/night.

This elegant, air-conditioned room has modern décor and offers free WiFi and a flat-screen satellite TV. It has a safe and a work desk with a special reading lamp. The marble bathroom comes with a hairdryer and toiletries

Where to book Salles Hotel Málaga Centro- Gay Friendly Hotels Malaga Spain – Gay Friendly Hotel Malaga – you can find the best resort deals in Malaga on Booking.com and Hotels.com.

 

 

5. Atarazanas Málaga Boutique Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotel Malaga

This 3* gay friendly hotel in Malaga  is 13 minutes walk from the beach. Set in a reformed historic building, this attractive hotel is located in the heart of the city. It offers stylish rooms and free WiFi, 500 m from Malaga Cathedral.

Atarazanas Málaga Boutique Hotel
Atarazanas Málaga Boutique Hotel

Modern, air-conditioned rooms have a plasma satellite TV and a safe, kettle with tea and coffee. and some also have a small balcony. Private bathrooms include a hairdryer and vanity mirror, and beach towels are available to rent. The hotel offers rooms specially adapted for guests with reduced mobility.

Ideal location for the centre of the town, and hotel is right across from a fabulous indoor market.

The hotel in a really good location within the old town and scrollable to the fantastic cathedral, Picasso museum(free 5-7 Sundays) and the waterfront promenade. Also diagonally opposite the covered market, where we sat in the sun for a very tasty lunch.

Room is a comfortable size as was the bathroom with a good hot shower, also tea and coffee making facilities available. The rooms are as well spotless and a good size with a nice balcony

Breakfast was adequate, fresh bread, a small selection of fruit, meats and cheese.

Atarazanas Málaga Boutique Hotel
Atarazanas Málaga Boutique Hotel

How much does a room costs at Atarazanas Málaga Boutique Hotel?

Prices start 105$/night for the Double Room. The Superior Room is 110$/room/night.

This modern, air-conditioned room offers a double bed or 2 single beds, kettle with tea and coffee, free WiFi and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

Where to book Atarazanas Málaga Boutique Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotel Malaga – you can find the best resort deals in Malaga on Booking.com and Hotels.com.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.