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Rio Marinas Apartamentos
Ranked #45 of 53 Specialty Lodging in Nerja
cheshire
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9 reviews
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“Not Recommended”
Reviewed November 3, 2008

Paid not much money to stay here so wasn't epecting the Ritz. However, we were most certainly not expecting to have our roof space populated with warthog sized rats!

Onthebeach.com, with whom we booked our holiday were less than useless.

We ended up moving from apartment to apartment which was a right royal pain when we only had a week.

Nerja, on the other hand was fab and we will surely go back. But not to 'Ratas Marinas!'

  • Liked — not much
  • Disliked — most things
Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2008

Never a 3* or 2 Keys. Booked rio marinas apartments last minute,checked trip advisor while booking and read really good reviews all 4 out of 5 for overall ratings.but do not be fooled these apartments are next door to the 4*nerja marinas hotel/apartments ,they are seperate establishments.

On arrival the first apartment on the ground floor level was dirty,we asked to be moved to the first level this apartment was not much better, the patio doors would not lock then electricity,water went off we spoke to reception staff who were very unhelpful apparently services can go down if there is heavy rain.Two elderly ladies who had been staying there for 4 days only had 1 day of power,water there was no backup ie candles or torches or water.

As we had just arrived we required to wash and eat therefore had to book into the next door Hotel Nerja Marinas for the night which has a backup generator.

The Rio Marinas apartments are very rundown badly in need of upgrading ,ill equipped kitchen 2 ring cooker,utensils and crockery vey poor,the pool bar was closed,no sunloungers by the pool area.Beach has no sunloungers and surrounding area is used by locals there is also a campsite next door for travelling caravans whose access is by passing by these apartments.

Stayed September 2008
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Huddersfield
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Reviewed October 5, 2008

Clean but VERY basic apartment which was in need of a good overhaul - particularly the kitchen, bathroom and balcony doors - which would not open without a struggle ! Busy main road position. At least 1.5 mile walk to Nerja town along a not very nice beach. Nice new pool area but no sunbeds! On site cafe/bar didn't look as if it had been open for a while. Miserable staff. What more can I say - won't be visiting again (booked in a rush because of the XL fiasco) !!! Nerja town is a great buzzz at night and there are a few nice bars/restaurants on the beach.

  • Liked — water in the pool
  • Disliked — the accommodation
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2008

A nice, clean and bright Hotel with its own, almost private beach, and beach bed area in a grass strip next to the bach. Hotel is in a quiet area just outside Nerja. Ideal for family holidays.
2 bedroom appartment was very clean and tidy, towels changed daily, beach towels also available. All rooms have sea view. Nice swimming pool. Food excellent and plenty to choose from.

  • Liked — Next to the beach
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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Preston Lancashire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2007

Situated about 2.5 miles from the Balcon it will take you about 3/4 hour brisk walking or a 7 Euro taxi ride to reach civilisation. No bars or restaurants were open nearby when I "stayed". The room that I got was located almost on the "beach", which consisted of stones, dog dirt and assorted rubbish. There was a broken manhole cover with a hole big enough to fall down at the foot of the stairs up to the apartment. The view from the bedroom window was an open sewer fringed with reeds, along with a couple of bulldozers. The rooms were of a reasonable size but were in need of a complete re-fit so far as bathrooms and kitchen were concerned. The tile grouting in the bathroom was stained and dirty looking. There was no shower curtain. The bathplug chain was detached from the plug. The towels did look clean enough and smelt fresh. A small balcony which overlooked the rear of apartments at the back and some garden area was supplied with filthy dust encovered plastic chairs and a table that had seen better days. Thick dust encrusted the once white stuccoed walls. The sliding balcony doors were incapable of being fully closed and latched. We spent the night fully clothed sat on a very uncomfortable sofa bed overwhelmed by the smell of sewage before fleeing into the town of Nerja with our luggage at first light. We subsequently rented a week in a superb apartment at the edge of town from an estate agent for not much more than we paid to rent Rio Marinas. Unfortunately we had to return for our last day for our Taxi transfer to the airport. We neednt have bothered, it never came. The young man at the reception was an absolute hero, staying after he should have left at midnight and calling us a taxi when it became obvious that we would not make our flight if we did not leave immediately. Sorry, but never again.

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  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
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wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2007

Visited these appts in September 2007 for 11nights. Situated about 1KM from edge of Nerja, still a fair walk into town from here. Walking along the pebble/sand beach or road will keep you fit! There is a shuttle bus, but don't expect it to keep to the timetable! In need of renovation especially bathrooms and kitchen but considering the price what can you expect. Generally clean but bath towels almost threadbare.Gardens nicely kept and pool lovely, however I was dissapointed that there was no relaxed seating area. The pool has railings around it and is accessed by gates which I felt gave it an unfriendly feeling, though I can understand the child safety aspect which many parents would like. Try the bars on the beach when walking to town, don't look much but friendly and cheap! Overall good cheap holiday , no frills!

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Lancashire
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2007

We enjoyed an excellent holiday in this hotel. We had a two bedroom-ed apartment with adequate kitchen area, large lounge, and good firm beds, tidy and clean. Hotel staff were also excellent. Although hotel was nearly full, the pool area, gardens, beach, bar and restaurant were never busy - more than enough sun-loungers. This hotel is in the SAGA brochure, so expect a lot of retired people. Other than that, most people were families with young children. Very few couples only and no singles, probably due to the number of larger apartments suited to families. Little, if any, hotel entertainment, and no nearby bars nor discos, so quiet evenings and no sleepless nights. It is B&B, half or full board, with all meals in the restaurant - very good range of foods at all meal times - typical buffet style - to suit all tastes. Out of Nerja - about a mile, nothing nearby at all, and no shops/restaurants on the road into Nerja, but easily walkable, and a bus stop right outside. Nerja is a lovely simple resort, plenty of local shops and restaurants. Hotel beach is OK, but shingly and stony rather than golden sands.

  • Liked — Large apartment and quietness
  • Disliked — Restriction of just one restaurant and no snack bar etc
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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Property: Rio Marinas Apartamentos
Address: Calle Carretera 340 Km 289.5, 29780 Nerja, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Nerja
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Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #45 of 53 Specialty Lodging in Nerja
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Hotel Class:2 star — Rio Marinas Apartamentos 2*
Number of rooms: 70
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