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Hotel Riu Monica

4.0 of 5 Playa de la Torrecilla, 29780 Nerja, Spain
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed at the Riu for a week in mid February and have to say that this hotel deserves all the accolades that it has received in countless reviews. From the minute you walk into the hotel you know that ' all will be well ' throughout your stay as the attentive staff and the ambience of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked a package to this hotel via Thompson's because it was the easiest way of arranging transport from Malaga to Nerja and the package came with halfboard. I expected to have one or two evening meals in the hotel but eat out most of the time at local restaurants.However the food was so good we eat in for the... More 

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cannock staffs
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have just returned from hotel Monica in nerja, brilliant hotel, excellent food and accommodation. The staff were very attentive, very pleasant. The time of year we Travelled would be ideal for the more mature traveller

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Of all the chain hotels Riu have the highest standards - I have never known the reception staff to be quite so attentive, being personally escorted to a good parking place was quite unique. In most other respects the hotel was equally exemplary. The only minor disappoinment was the indoor pool which was a bit lacking, but possibly this is... More 

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83 reviews 83 reviews
62 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent two weeks at the Monica at the beginning of February and was most impressed. The best part of this hotel is the staff, they are just so welcoming and friendly, from the cleaning staff to the director. In most hotels we've stayed we don't usually see the management, well there was always someone around day and night. Good customer... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Riu Monica, Nerja We went for 2 weeks at the beginning of January 2015. The hotel is well positioned on the seafront with a 10 to 15 minute walk to the centre of Nerja. The rooms are spacious and carpeted giving them a more luxurious feel. The heads of departments presented themselves at the welcome meeting and the restaurant staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a return visit to the "Monica", and as before we had a wonderful time. The position is lovely, the views from most rooms are great, and with a little tweaking on the decor and food we could have awarded a five star rating. It is true, the food choice has slipped a little since our last visit but... More 

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North Yorkshire
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a week at this hotel,and what a lovely week it was.The hotel itself is immaculately clean,(why a refurbishment is required I do not know),I have been in far worse hotels. We had a room on the 6th floor which had great views over Nerja and the sea. The food was excellent with plenty of choice at both... More 

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Cliftonville, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here five years ago and enjoyed it then, stayed at the Balcon de Europe the next time and came back to the Monica this time. It was like coming home. Most of the staff are the same, happy, helpful and ever willing to make ones stay the best. The food is fantastic. Plenty of variety each evening and... More 

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Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Poor old Monica, she's really showing her age now with worn carpet in the corridors, chipped baths, gurgling plumbing, sagging seating, rattling patio doors and threadbare towels. The restaurant too is suffering with a noticeable reduction in the quality of the food served - many vegetable dishes overcooked and tasteless - not the best advert for the strong flavours and... More 

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Address: Playa de la Torrecilla, 29780 Nerja, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Nerja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Monica 4*
Number of rooms: 234
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Also Known As:
Nerja Riu Monica Hotel
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Nerja
#3 Family Hotel in Nerja
#3 Romantic Hotel in Nerja
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Nerja

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