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Riu Monica Hotel Nerja
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa de la Torrecilla, 29780 Nerja, Spain   |  
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Grantham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We had been looking forward to staying at the Riu Monica after reading the reviews and were not disappointed. I had emailed the hotel to ask for a high floor with a sunny balcony and that's just what we got - room 748. The room was spotlessly clean, spacious with a large balcony. There was a TV (BBC1 and ITV1) and fridge with supplies of shampoo, soap etc. The safe was around 15 euros to hire. There were no tea and coffee (we took our own). The only disappointment was the bed - normally they are usually firm abroad, however the beds in the room were the most uncomfortable we have slept in - hard and uncomfortable - it's a pity when everything else at the hotel was so impressive.
There was so much choice of food - I defy anyone to not overeat!
The staff were courteous and couldn't be more helpful.
Wi-Fi was available for 90 minutes (in one go) for free in the lobby. This was per device so if you need more time take more Wi-Fi enabled gadgets. If you wanted Wi-Fi in your room it was available but also payable.
The hotel offered free beach towels too which was a nice touch. We discovered an indoor swimming pool (the water was quite cold!), and also a Gym.
We would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay again (despite the poor sleep quality)

Room Tip: Request a high room, sunny balcony
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I have stayed at various hotels here in Nerja but now would always recommend Riu Monica this is now 6th stay here and cannot say anything else but positive things, the staff all longstanding are so helpful and friendly.it is so clean and food of very high standard. If you cannot find something to eat from the extensive choice you are too fussy.
I can recommend this hotel it's situation right down to the sea with beautiful lawn area and terraced down to bottom level where the pool is.lifts available for anyone with mobility problem, rooms available on ground and lower level, my room on 5th floor, twin bedded rooms, t.v. Bathroom fully equipped with bath/shower bidet ,hair dryer. Mini bar fridge where you can store your own drinks too. Many repeat guests which speaks volumes. Book a holiday here and you will not be disappointed. My only slight criticism is l wish they would get some fluffy soft towels but that is personal choice and they still dry you so no problem.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Southsea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We spent 3 weeks at the Riu Monica in Nerja and had a wonderful time. First of all, we were extremely lucky with the weather which is always a bonus. The hotel is well situated: by the sea, opposite some tapas bars and pizzerias, 50 m from a bus stop, 900 m from the town center with all its little shops, restaurants and bars, and, cherry on the cake, about 50 m from the car rental Company Europcar and its parking which was most convenient. The rooms were kept spotless, shower curtain and towels were changed every day. We had a room on the 5th floor which had an excellent sea view with amazing sunrises. Breakfast was copious and had a good choice of eggs, bread, buns, cereals, sliced cheese etc. Cooked breakfast was prepared in front the guests by very friendly and helpful staff. There was a buffet for dinner; once again the choice and the quality of the dishes was very good. Something for every one's taste! As for Internet, each guest was allowed 90 minutes per day, to be used in one go.
The only minus point was the thinness of the towels which did not seem to match the comfort of the hotel/ room. We would without any doubt recommend this hotel to any one visiting Nerja.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Our third stay at the 'Rui Monica' - a spacious hotel with many advantages to please the most discerning of travellers.
Friendly welcomes by the reception and dining room staff coupled with cheerful cleaners and maintenance personnel.
Compared with other hotels, that we have stayed at in Nerja over the last 20 years, the advantages far outweigh disadvantages:
Larger rooms with 'sunrise' or 'sunset' (part) sea views and adequate number of lifts.
Carpeted corridors and rooms prevent disturbance from inconsiderate guests who insist on clip-clopping around in hard soles shoes at all times of the night!
The dining area is buffet service with plenty of excellent food on offer for the 'big' (greedy) eaters and the varied enough for the 'fussy' eaters.
Our only gripes were the thin towels and creaky beds with hard mattresses and bolster pillows.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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barnsley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

from a glass of cava at arrival to a smiley goodbye the experience was first class.............stayed in room 0254 with sea view.....lovely food with big choice at breakfast and dinner....the staff are friendly and helpful....entertainment was fine,indoor pool and small gym...my only gripe was my bed was too hard but all in all,a great stay.

Room Tip: 0254....sea view
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lancashire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

just got home 24th november from this hotel,would return again next year,staff and reps was very good and helpful.The room was great with sea views and very clean,food great like other reviews have stated ,right on the beach with a gate from hotel garden.When i read a few reviews i was a bit concerend because it was our first time ,nothing in the reviws seemed to be a true write up ie staff attitude,transport from airport,and other things ,these were all unfounded the only one complaint i would say was the changing area for indoor pool needs sorting ie one shower cubicle within the toilet area with a white curtain and no were to hang your towel or clothes so they all got wet ,this was very sad when the pool was great ,and could be easy to change because the area next to gym and pool {garden} would make a great changing area.

Room Tip: we was on third floor room 333 brill but rooms on second floor would have a view of the roof and th...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We stayed at this lovely hotel for 1 wk in September this year.Had great time/lovely staff/very friendly/helpful.We loved Nerja as a whole...very safe place to visit/lovely town centre/pubs/resaurants.Room exceptionally clean and most of rooms r with some sort of sea view!.Beach down the steps opposite the hote and sea very clear.You have ot book sunbeds on beach in advance as they get booked up.We will be back as we really had fab time.Entertainment was average but hey ho if yu didnt want to watch you could get out and about.
Well done to all staff at this hotle - we will be back!!!

Room Tip: any room has sort of a sea view
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Playa de la Torrecilla, 29780 Nerja, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Nerja
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nerja
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Nerja
#4 Romantic Hotel in Nerja
#6 Family Hotel in Nerja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Riu Monica Hotel Nerja 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
* Located in Nerja * 7-story building * 3,000 m2 of lush gardens * Separated from "Playa de la Torrecilla" beach only by the beach front promenade * 800 m from the center of Nerja * 800 m from various shops * 80 km from the Malaga airport * 50 m from a bus stop * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa, Diners ... more   less 
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