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“Great little hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Puerta del Mar
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C/ Gomez s/n, 29780 Nerja, Spain   |  
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Ranked #1 of 38 Hotels in Nerja
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great little hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We booked our room here on the strength of tripadvisor reviews. Great little hotel. The staff are helpful, the rooms were clean and reasonably sized. Breakfast was plentiful with a good choice. All in all we will definately go back. Great situation for Nerja's beaches and bars etc.Well done to Javier and his staff.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Booked into this hotel based on the reviews from Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. Staff are very friendly and always there to help. Spotlessly clean, nice room, and a great location just minutes from the Balcon, cafes, and restaurants. The buffet breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice and served upto 11 o'clock each day. It would have been nice if the hotel could supply tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms but other than that, this is an excellent hotel to pick if you are planning on visiting Nerja.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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9 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

A lovely hotel, spacious room, large bathroom, daily maid service, nice breakfast and friendly staff. What more could you want! definately deserves more than 2 stars, Nerja nice and the italian restaurant Vitiliano was a lovely place to eat at night also the Coach and Horses was good for lunches.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I stayed here for 5 night recently. I found this hotel to be in a perfect location and within walking distance to all that Nerja has to offer!!! Our room was a great size and had a nice tv with loads of channels including movies!! The breakfast area was very canteen like lacking ambiance - basically a corner of the reception area, however, I really enjoyed the breakfast provided!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Halifax UK
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Enjoyed 7 nights here with my wife and agree with previous comments suggesting that 2* doesn't do it justice - if you are looking for a great location with good staff, a nice breakfast at very reasonable cost go ahead and book!

One word of warning - we arrived at midnight and in our haste parked the car overnight at the underground municipal car park just at the back of the hotel, what a mistake. Next morning we moved the car at a cost of over 21 euros, we made sure that we always found onstreet parking thereafter.

Nerja is a charming place with some great restaurants and if people watching is your thing get a seat at the Kronox bar just around the corner next to the church entrance, reasonable prices and welcoming staff.

We'll be back!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Overall I have to confess to being disappointed. The hotel's main attraction - the rooftop terrace - is closed (most likely for health and safety reasons) at some of the most dramatic moments of the day (dawn and dusk).

The breakfast area seemed charmless, in an unappealing setting by reception.

The room was a reasonable size but for me uncomfortably narrow with the vaguest musty odour in the fixed wardrobe.

The wall hangings around the hotel comprise pictures of oversized flowers and I found myself wondering why at least there weren't pictures of the amazing local scenery if nothing else.

For the price, there is surely more character to be had elsewhere.

The town with its beaches is a delight, but being over-populated with generally bored Brits, made 2 days quite enough: I was happy to move on.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here early October 2012 on the 1st floor. The hotel itself is a delight, located right next to the Balcon de Europa, and almost central to whatever you are going to do in Nerja.
The room was very clean, twin beds, air con, light and airy.
Buffet style continental breakfast was worth having each morning, in a small but functional area next to the check in desk.
The pool is on the roof, salt water and freezing, but nipping clean. The roof area surrounding the pool has lots of shrubs and pots with lovely flowers, quite sirene.

The staff were helpful and pleasant.

Now to the iffy bits!!!
For us the mattresses were a bit hard, although we are used to a soft 2000 springs mattress back home!
The bathroom ceiling had black mould on it, probably because the fan didn't work.
The white towels provided had holes in the edges, and brown stains that I hope was just sun cream!
The toilet role holder was bust, so we had to perch the loo role on top of the bin.
Hey Ho! We are just talking 2* here you know, so the above is just carping!
Over all this is a great hotel! well placed, nice and clean, a true Spanish gem!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Puerta del Mar

Address: C/ Gomez s/n, 29780 Nerja, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Nerja
Amenities:
Beach Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Nerja
#1 Romantic Hotel in Nerja
#2 Family Hotel in Nerja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Puerta del Mar 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Nerja 50 meters from the beaches, this small and recently renovated hotel features a saltwater POOL, Solarium, WiFi, Air/Heating, Refrigerator, Safe, TV. Includes free Continental Breakfast. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Puerta Del Mar Nerja

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