Located right on the beach the views were lovely.
The friendly welcome from the staff with lots of smiles and Champagne (arrived midday) was such a lovely surprise compared to other hotels who normally show no interest in you. We were given a room on the 3rd floor but requested to be moved to a higher level. Nothing was too much trouble to move us but we did have to wait until the midday the following day which was a pain trying not to empty the cases until we were in the room we wanted. They could not have been more helpful offering to move our stuff and settle us in. Giving us extra pillows and making my bed up so that it was softer for my painful back.
The Welcome meeting (which I normally skip) was again a surprise with ALL the hotel managers from Reception, Restaurant, Cleaners, Maintenance etc lined up to step forward to introduce themselves.
Breakfast again there is a welcome from the Manager with a choice of fresh crushed juice and the selection and quality of the breakfast was vast catering for all tastes.
Dinner has two sittings and once more the Manager is there to welcome you. We were taken to our own table which was ours for the week. This was so refreshing knowing you did not have to rush down early to get a clean table as in most other hotels. If you don't finish your wine it's labeled, corked and put into the fridge. Next night you find it back on the table without having to ask. Again, the food was superb. This is the first holiday where we ate in every night without having to go out.
Pool was VERY cold and it was a brave man who ventured in. Didn't try the indoor pool but was told it was even colder. Still, after being in the hot sun one just HAD to get in to cool down. Selection of terraces and gardens to sunbath taking in the beautiful views just has to be done. Be warned there are quite a few steps down to the pool area, there is a lift but you need to change the lift twice in order to get there.
The evening entertainment was very good most nights and the bar drinks were reasonable considering the Euro.
I have to say it was getting very busy near the end of the week so if you want really quiet make sure you got early June if not before.
Not really recommended for children but there was some there.
I definitely would return to this hotel but would like to try other hotels in the Riu Group as I'm told they all offer the same quality service.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Nerja Riu Monica Hotel