A while ago we enjoyed ourselves for a long weekend in Málaga, Spain. A wonderful city trip to escape the cold days in the Netherlands. Definitely worth a city break. The video that we made can be found here, but I do have some hotspots as well. We were positively suprised by our wonderful guesthouse. I found what seemed to be a lovely guesthouse: El Riad Andaluz. Slightly different from a regular accommodation, which I love. A traditional Andalusian guesthouse with great atmosphere and very genuine owners.
We arrive at the airport in the middle of the night (what an advantage that the airport is close to town) and we take the train to the edge of the city centre. From there it is about twenty minutes walking distance towards the historic centre. The guesthouse is located in a narrow street near Plaza de Merced and the Picasso museum, next to Teatro Cervantes. The guesthouse has eight rooms and a courtyard. We have to search for a while for the right narrow street, luckily we bump in two somewhat drunk Malaguenos who try to explain the way in poor English and eventually end up bringing us to the front door. He even rings the door for me. Gracias, my friend. After being warmly welcomed by the owner and have a nice chat, we find ourselves in a completely blue room moments later. ‘I hope you like blue’, she says, before she closes the door.
Somewhat stunned we step into the room. Blue. All blue. And did we just cross an open courtyard garden, with plants like a jungle? Just as how I’d like to see our rooftop terrace to be in the future? I look around and immediately feel at home. I decide that I love the Andalusian atmosphere. The details are fantastic and my better-half stops me if I want to put the Oriental lamps in my bag queitly.
The next morning we see the open courtyard filled with plants and seating areas. I like. Lots. I want to grow our rooftop terrace with immediate effect. Every time when we come down and walk out, the patio is cozy a fluffy cat or dog. I see there are different. I aai everything with a fur, so so it takes becoming the city half an hour longer before we actually catch up. The cosy Plaza de Merced (with nice breakfast and tapas-bars) and runs so the Center in. After four nights and great days we say goodbye. Recommendation, absolutely!
I was invited by Trivago & El Riad Andaluz to stay in this hotel. Reviews are always based on personal experience.