Just returned April 7th, I agree with previous appraisals - the Nerja Club is a basic 2 star hotel.
I am pleased we got it as a last minute half board cheapie, because if I had paid more I would have asked for a refund.
On arrival my partner spotted a gentlemen sat on his balcony, and pointed out our mantlepiece was bigger. He was sat on a white patio chair facing another chair opposite with his knees touching it. Never mind, a kindly looking man checked us in and was eager to get us to our room.
However, on arriving at our room 329 which had tired looking bright green basic furniture, and twin beds so hard they were not comfortable, our balcony boasted its own water feature with a constant drip from overflow of the guttering above, which meant we had a constant dripping cold splash of water if you sat in the right hand side chair. The balcony handrails paint had peeled off and was badly rusting where this had been happening for quite some time.
The room was cleaned daily, and this aspect was excellent, give those girls a bit of bonus.
Over the next few days it became apparant, do not book in if you require tranquility, peace and quite.
Dogs barking, collared doves hooting, the swimming pool pump constantly "bloop bloop, blooping", people shouting, walls paper thin I quite often heard full conversations in english and german, snoring and flatulance, flushing of loo's, doors banging, air conditioning units rattling, motorbikes and cars racing around the back of the hotel, and the "piece de resistance" the bin men arriving at 12 midnight to empty the bins and collect the recycling with flashing beacons, banging bins and the melodious sound of bottles smashing for 15 minutes.
To move on to food and drink - well, food was very basic at breakfast, eggs sunniside up floating on oil, usual queues for tea, coffee and toaster. However, massive thankyou for catering staff opening on day of departure early.
The evening meal was a disaster. The tea and coffee machine was turned off and the soup was the same every night without fail, it came in different colours, but tasted and looked exactly the same.
The salad / dinner vegetables were the same/similar every night, with a variation of fish or two different types of meats.The sweets followed the same agenda as the soup and dinner. There was very little fruit and no cheeseboard . No coffee and mints.
The drinks menu started with a small bottle of aqua minerale at 1 euro 60 cents a bottle. My partner and I ordered a whisky and lemonade each and were presented with a bill for 12 euros. The supermercado opposite the hotel sold a litre bottle of whisky for 10 euros 99 cents.
Our interactions with staff were polite and efficient, never friendly, but they understood our language and helped as best they could.
It was very hilly and off the beaten track, but taking it all very slowly we managed.
We never managed to get our complimentary 2 goes in the spa, which is why I booked the hotel in the first place. Just to mention here you are not allowed to go in without purchase of their shower caps and slippers.
Going during the easter holidays the pool was fully occupied by younger people when I wished to use it, understandable really.
All in all, as stated in the title above, not the best, ot the worst.
I would not recommend and I would not return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Hotel is ideal for couples looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday. We have large Sun Terraces where you can enjoy glourious sunshine nearly all year round.Our staff have many years experience and will ensure you have a comfortable and relaxing stay.You can enjoy some memorable evenings at the Nerja Club Hotel. After a nice freshly prepared dinner in the Buffet Restaurant, you can have one of your favorite beverages in our Bar Cocktail, whilst appreciating the live music which is on offer every night. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nerja Club Hotel Nerja
- Nerja Hotel