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“Almost perfect.”
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Hotel Riu Monica
Ranked #5 of 37 Hotels in Nerja
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Spent first two weeks of November at the Monica with Thomson Holidays.
No problems and had a great time. Staff and food excellent as usual but put on half a stone in weight!
Weather unseasonably warm and out in the evenings in a t-shirt.
Surprised that the hotel's occupency rate was only 60%. Always been full when we've been previously.
The only downside was a corridor floor being dug up to locate a leak. Guests on 6th floor suffered noise.
All in all a great stay at a great hotel.

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Reviewed November 15, 2013

I stayed at The Monica about ten years ago and decided to give it another try for a winter break. Good move, while it poured in UK we had a beautiful week in Nerja and the hotel was as good as I remembered it. We scored with the room too, overlooking the pool and sea. The all important food was well up to standard with excellent choices. All of the staff were pleasant and helpful, the entertainment wasn't bad either. There are a few small bars opposite the hotel for a lunchtime top up if so fancied. A five minute walk to the centre is well worth it. Lovely icecream. All in all a very successful week and even the flights were on time. maybe again next year.

Room Tip: We had room 053 on the second floor. Excellent
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Peter D
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

What is it that makes a great holiday? Simple a visit to the Monica This is not some fantastic modern hotel' but the service and staff here are second to none nothing is to much trouble.It is well placed for the short walk into Nerja itself with lots of bars and cafes that one can sit outside and people watch all day then return to the Monica for a fantastic meal in the evening. My wife is vegetation and had nothing but good to say about the food both hot and cold
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Room Tip: odd number room in summer. Even number in winter
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Anthony P
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Stayed at the Riu Monica for the 1st time 3/11/2013 for 1 week celebrated my husbands 60th Birthday there. First I cannot fault the hotel clean ,staff were friendly and helpful food very good and we had a wonderful time there. Will be going back there next year.

Room Tip: We were on the third floor room 344 lovely view part sea view and then over looking the mountains yo...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank barbarathomas7
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stayed for a week on our anniversary . Although we booked a room with a limited sea view we were given a sea view one. However it was in -2 floor. We asked to change it and were given a room on the sixth floor. The air condition system was switched off and it was uncomfortably warm at night in the room where there was no fan.
The hotel provides excellent buffets for breakfast and dinner with huge and varied dishes both cold and warm and some of them are freshly cooked in front of you. When there was no vegetarian soup we were served one at the table.
Please not that the beach is public and you need to hire sun lounger for €4 a day.
The massage department was a disappointment as the member of staff needed to be told what to do. You need to pay cash when you finish the treatment . For€75 it wasn't good value for money.
The room was clean and spacious however the air condition system was switched off at night making the room uncomfortable at night especially in the rooms with no ceiling fan.
Room for improvement :
1.to provide tea making facility in the rooms.
2.To provide more varied vegetarian options and let the guests choose.
3. To leave to the guest to control the room temperature instead of switching off the system leaving the room thermostat useless.
4. To improve the quality and service at the massage department ( I don't know whether it is franchised as they demand payment in cash )
Notwithstanding all the above Monica hotel remains a good quality hotel that provides a relaxing a
holiday in pleasant surroundings with friendly and attentive service.

Room Tip: Higher floors are more private even with limited sea view.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank fatin
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

A return visit to the Monica did not disappoint Food, Staff and Hotel all deserve their 4star rating .We stayed late October but the hotel was very much on its toes unlike some hotels at this time of year feeling tired ,apart from a small section of the restaurant being unavailable for breakfast (which caused no problems) it was running at full swing

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed at the Rio Monica for ten days from 15th of October 2013. and could not really find any fault with this Hotel having read some previous reviews which were mixed.
We opted for the 6.30 pm dinner apart from two nights when we asked for the later sitting which was no problem at all. The food was very good and varied and was always fresh and yes the tables are close together but this was never a problem.
We had a room on the 5th floor with pleasant views over the sea and town and thought the room was nice and clean and tidy.
The weather in Nerja was very warm and Nerja itself is delightful.

Room Tip: Try for high rooms for sea views
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Playa de la Torrecilla | Nerja - Málaga, 29780 Nerja, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Nerja
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nerja
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Nerja
#6 Romantic Hotel in Nerja
#8 Family Hotel in Nerja
Price Range: $163 - $333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Monica 4*
Number of rooms: 234
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
* Refurbished in winter 2015/16 * 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 * * No children's pool and no playground * No pets allowed * All bathrooms are equipped with shower (no tub) and special make-up mirror * Minibar (extra charge, only on request) ç * 800 m from the center of Nerja and from various shops * 80 km from the Malaga airport * 50 m from a bus stop * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa, Diners ... more   less 
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