Another Riu success . This hotel is perfectly sited for all ages and what makes this even better its directly on a Blue Flag Beach 5 mts from the Hotel Rear Entrance gate and with numerous eateries and Drinking Holes directly opposite the front entrance yet you hear no noise ( Try Sarah & Manolo's for a relaxing drink )
The Hotel itself is is very well managed with excellent staff of all levels who we found to be always Polite and would go out of there way to assist you and help you nothing was too much Trouble ( we have a 12 year old who is rather tall too big for the fold away bed we went to reception and the Bed was replaced with a Full size single within 15 mins )
The Food was of the consistant Riu standard we expect ( Buffet Style ) with numerous meats / fish / pasta's etc every night with a Huge salad Area ( even our fussy 12 Year old was adamant he wanted to eat in the Hotel every night - That's a First ) Specialities available on most nights and the Riu even did a Sunday Carvery as part of the Dinning on Sundays I would also say there was a large variety of food for vegitarians , The Restaurant Manager and Head Chef always Front of House and available to talk to should you have any special requirements , Furthermore as with most Riu Hotels the Director and assistant manager where always present and easy to talk to and most professional and polite
Our Bedroom was of a very good size for the 3 of us ( We had Full sea View Room 522 ) I think you need to request these as the majority of Rooms are Side Sea View but with good views. The Wardobe space was of a good size as was the Bathroom - We would wish to express our sincere thanks to the Chamber Maid who cleaned our Room daily.
The Pool area is of a very good size and didn't seem over crowded even though we stayed in probably the busiest time first 2 weeks of August There are also huge Grassed Terraced Area's with Plenty of Sun loungers should you wish to be away from the crowd , We would also wish to thank the Pool Bar Staff for there excellent service with a smile throughout our stay.
The Hotel itself is only 5 minutes walk to the start of the centre of Nerja ( Turn right outside Hotel and just keep walking ) and a further 5 mins to the centre and the Balcon de Europa with many Pavement restaurants / Bars to choose from.
We went through Thomson and yes for once we had an excellent Rep in Steve who was always most Helpful and professional
All in All another fantastic Holiday with the Riu Group and this Hotel caters for all ages Young and old alike ; If you want a First Class Hotel on the Beach , within Easy walking distance of Bars / Restaurants and an Old Part of Spain then visit RIU MONICA NERJA.
And finally yes I have noted previous comments on Trip Advisor that certain people feel its a little Dated but this forms part of the ambience if you want a clinical hotel stay in a Business Hotel in the Centre of the Towns.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Renovated in 2016, Adults Only Hotel Riu Monica opens all year round and is located just off the promenade, on the beautiful La Torrecilla beach. The RIU Classic Hotels offer comfortable rooms and excellent facilities with great leisure and relaxation facilities, as well as international gastronomy. Enjoy a relaxing holiday - whether alone, with family, partner or friends! The location is ideal due to its proximity to Malaga Airport AGP (80km) and Nerja (800m) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 234 comfortably furnished rooms and offers modern amenities. Relax with a massage or get in shape in the gym. 1 outdoor pool, 1 indoor pool. Day and evening entertainment. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main restaurant, a Spanish specialty restaurant, as well as 2 bars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nerja Riu Monica Hotel