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Nerja Villas Capistrano
1.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Camino de Ronda. Local 3A | El Capistrano Village, 29780 Nerja, Spain   |  
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Ranked #18 of 51 Specialty Lodging in Nerja
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“fantastic place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

we have been to Nerja villas several time over the years, and it it always Fantastic .the staff ,location and the Villas/appartments are always clean & well maitained the whole set up is First Class.we have visited with just 2 people & up to 25 people and the welcome by Juan Moreno Gallardo and the staff will look after you. a Holiday is what you make of it but Nerja Villas staff will bend over backwards to make you stay even better.th e whole area of Nerja is a peaceful tranquil place for a very relsxing holiday ..........oh i wish we were there Now .

Room Tip: we have stayed in 1 room appartments up to 4 bedroom multi story villas and all are very good value
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Me, my sister n bro in law stayed in a two bedroom apartment , self catering .. With a swimming pool .. It was clean, spacious and nice standard .. Luckily we had a supermarket next to us to shop and local two level indoor restaurants across our apartment .. There was Chinese, Cantonese , Mexican , Indian and a pub.. All majority spoke fluent english as locals were all from England ... Beach and town was a fifteen min walk away but not bad

We didn't go out much as we had a swimming pool n all we just came to chill out , not going out for night life

We had a great time there, no problems, no issues , fairly cheap .. Going into town to eat seemed more expensive .. We managed to walk around but not much to see ..

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

Over the last 10+ years we have stayed at a number of these properties so this is by means of a quick “thumbnail” guide.

The owners are very friendly and will do everything they can to help and advise you, preparing and during your stay.

All the properties are clean and well decorated; with well equipped kitchens and comfortable sitting-rooms and bedrooms. They all have a good number of bathrooms according to the number bedrooms and we have never yet run out of hot water and had to wait for the tank to reheat. There are usually a washing machine and iron; an electric kettle, toaster, coffee machine, microwave, halogen hob and electric oven. Of course there are pots and pans, cutlery, plates, glasses, etc that are more than ample for the number of people who will be staying.

The properties have dual purpose air-conditioning that will cool the air or heat it as required.

All are quiet and very private. Even the apartment blocks in Burriana Beach (The Penthouse and Casa Gloria) have been cleverly designed so that none of the terraces are overlooked.

There is always a bottle of wine and/or some beers in fridge to refresh you from your long journey, and I’m sure a welcome pack of other essentials could be arranged. But with an Eroski superstore about halfway between Malaga and Nerja, and Lidl just on the outskirts of the town, we stop off to shop en route from the airport & phone ahead to confirm when we’ll be arriving.

We have stayed in February, May, early June and September. We are able to avoid “high season” because we aren’t tied in to school holidays; so I can’t really comment on facilities or activities for children.

The Penthouse. This one has central heating so it’s ideal for a Winter break, but we have rarely had to use it because it is South facing and has two terraces that catch the sun all day. It is nice to have it for the evening if it does turn cooler. The walk down the steps to Burriana beach or into town isn’t too strenuous. The walk back after a good meal and some wine may be little slower.

Casa Gloria. “the upside-down house” with the living room and kitchen on the ground floor and the bedrooms underneath. The terrace is above via a spiral staircase. Again this is in the valley leading down to Burriana beach, but go a little way back up the hill and across, rather than straight down to the beach and up the steep hill to the Parador, and the walk into town (and back) is a very pleasant stroll.

Villa Nueva Nerja. A Beautiful property with lots of space indoors and out. Even in February the temperatures meant that we had to retreat to the shade in the mid-afternoon. We were very lucky. You can get a week of sunshine, but rain or showers can happen at that time of year. It is very close to the town but in a quiet street with easy parking. The walk into town is very pleasant and there are no hills unless you choose to go down to the beach.

The final two are our favourites but they are further out of town so a car is recommended (as said on the website)

The Cottage and Villa Cecila are both very nice properties and lend themselves well to larger groups. They divide nicely into separate bedroom areas with the living room and kitchen in the centre, so if you want a bit of peace and quiet; shut the door, read a book or have a siesta.

My personal favourite is The Cottage – it has a really good fireplace, and in the winter what could be better than a enjoying a sunny day and then relaxing in front of a log fire as the evening starts to get a little chilly. The wood seller is really close and much cheaper than the small bundles of logs that the supermarkets sell.

One of my greatest pleasures is last thing at night. Making a coffee, turning out all the lights and going outside to look at the stars, which are so much clearer than in the UK.

General Tips
The satellite TV can be temperamental in bad weather or later in the evening – the Sky signal is not that good so far south. That’s why the dishes have to be so big. If you want to keep up with your local news back in the UK the BBC local channels are somewhere up in the 700’s.

The power will “trip out” if the oven, the hob and washing machine, etc. are all on at the same time especially if you are also using the iron provided or drying your hair. Just make sure you know where the panel is to reset the circuit breakers. They are all accessible and easy to reset. The electricity supply is safe but the circuit breakers are sensitive and will trip if too much current is being drawn.

The Cottage and Villa Cecila both have quite steep driveways but we have been OK with automatic and manual cars. So nothing too daunting. The advantage is that being lower down in the valley makes them more secluded and quiet.

The car boot sale on Sunday morning is worth a visit if you like that sort of thing. If you are heading out of town towards Maro you will get to the roundabout with Burriana Beach the first exit downhill to the right. The car boot sale is the third exit uphill to the left, and then just follow the general flow of people until you get to the Market Place.

The market at Almuñécar (Friday I think, but check the information book in the villa/apartment) is probably the best one in the area, but the town itself is well worth a visit on another day when the parking is easier. The drive along the coast road has become very pleasant and quiet now that the motorway has been extended, but it is quite sad to see the “truckers cafes” that were thriving 10 years ago either struggling or closed because the traffic goes by the faster route.

Off the coast road between Nerja and Almuñécar is Playa Cantajarran. It is a naturist beach but that’s optional, and has two good restaurants; one of them is open all year, which makes it a very nice place for a quiet lunch on a sunny winter day. It was also good midweek in May when a group of us sat down for a pre-departure lunch and watched a school of dolphins jumping and diving out to sea.

The best weather forecast for the area is the 10 day one from www.weather.co.uk We generally choose the forecast for Motril rather than Malaga. It seems to be more accurate, but Nerja has its own micro-climate and the actual weather will usually be better than the forecast i.e. warmer and drier.

Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

I feel that I have to write this to balance what I have read in the posting by Unhappy2010Essex. We stayed in Villa Cecilia in May 2011 and it was delightful. We went with 2 friends who had never been to Nerja before and they were also very happy.

Unhappy2010Essex doesn't say how big their party was, so I can't comment on the annexe, if that is what they mean by "cellar room".

Regarding the pool - when we were there the lights were working fine, but they are on timers and it's possible that a previous occupant may have changed them accidentally. The jacuzzi temperature can be easily adjusted, which I am sure the owners would happily do, but we worked it out for ourselves.

Yes the access drive is quite steep but we had 2 cars, a manual and an automatic, and didn't have any problems. The plus side is that you are lower in the valley and there is no noise other than the hens and the goats :-) The statement about the "clutch"
is just an eggageration.

The TV was fine for us - UK free to air channels and if you are that bothered on holiday you can tune to the local version of the BBC for the News. They are somewhere in the 700 channel range. The Sky signal is not 100% down in Spain but that is explained in the villa information.

It is true he electircity will trip out, but only if you are running the oven, the washing machine and the dishwasher all at the same time, and it is very easy to reset from the panel of circuit breakers that are readily accessible.

So I've dealt with Unhappy2010Essex's negatives.

On the plus side the solar water heating is amazing - constant hot water.

The valley is beautiful and we had fresh apricots from the garden and at the right time of year there would have been figs to pick.

We found the decor and cleanliness of the accomodation absolute fine and the kitchen is very well equiped. We ate at the villa for 4 of the nights we stayed that week, just buying things from markets and local shops and then making some great meals. And I am talking about two gourmet chefs, so no holds barred on the use of the kitchen equipment.

Our friends were absolutely "blown away" by the standard of the accomodation and the facilities. My partner & I have been before, so our friends opinion is probably more objective.

We are all in the 50+ age range so we're prepared to be adventurous but appreiciate our comfort and convenience.

Would we recommend - absolutely!!!! Provided you understand the info on the web site that a car is recommended. It's a nice walk into town, but a long walk back! Although if you ask a taxi to drop you off by the bakery they all understand where you mean.

Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

Beautiful complex.The 1 bed apartment was light,airy & clean. Nice balcony & handy for the pool,bar & supermarket. Complex staff all very helpfulm & polite.The "village" is very well maintained & only 15 mins from Nerja with all it's lovely restaurants, beaches & bars.

Room Tip: 1 bed apt only has twins & not kingsize beds
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

Having spent a week at Villa Cecilia in July 2010, we felt we should alert people to the truth about this villa! On arrival we were surprised to find the villa situated on a scruffy industrial type estate, not the rural countryside we were expecting. Very steep rough concrete drive, enough to burn your clutch out ! It was described as five years old but appeared like 25 years old. We were shocked to find it in such a shabby state of repair, the bedrooms were very basic and tired, with exposed wires in the bathroom. The box bedroom was very musty and certainly not fit for a person to sleep in. The swimming pool lights did not work and the jacuzzi did not heat, and most of the jets were blocked. There was only one TV which was very ancient, and was insufficient for the size of the villa, the electricity cut out on a regular basis. By the end of the week the rusty metal front gate had fallen off, narrowly missing a member of our family, a sink fell off the wall in a damp cellar room, the roof blew off the pergoda during a storm and to cap it all the owner decided to keep our £200 deposit trying to put the blame on us. All in all the description on the internet is far from the truth, so a word of warning DO NOT BE TAKEN IN BY IT.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2009

We booked a villa online through www.Villas-Nerja.com. We had used them once before with no problem but this time the villa was dilapidated and neglected. However, it got worse! Despite the fact that we left the property in good order, the company did not return our security deposit (£100) and we have had no communication from them at all. They have failed to respond to emails, telephone calls (answering machine only) and letters. Basically they have stolen our money!

They are based on Sark which makes any further action against them very difficult. Beware!!

Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
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Address: Camino de Ronda. Local 3A | El Capistrano Village, 29780 Nerja, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Nerja
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #18 of 51 Specialty Lodging in Nerja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Nerja Villas Capistrano 1*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer our villas and apartments in a unique holiday venue, situated in the most delightful location on the Costa del Sol, just 52-km from Málaga Airport. They are fully equipped for holiday living ( including TV and washing machine), built in the unmistakable Andalusian style, set in beautifully cultivated gardens interwoven with intimate pathways. There are facilities such as site reception, several swimming pools, bars, restaurant, supermarket, bus service into Nerja, laundry, etc. Reception is open all year round from 09.00 to 14.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00 hours. ... more   less 
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