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Hotel Carabeo
Ranked #15 of 37 Hotels in Nerja
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 8, 2013

The title says it all, we are regular visitors to this place, and have never been disappointed - the rooms and the restaurant are first class.
We keep seeing improvements year on year - wifi in room is a big plus (burriana suite) and also an iPod speaker system, all touches that confirm that the team that run this place do think - "customer".
Only 4 weeks ago I came for one night here to celebrate my birthday, an expensive round trip for a Yorkshireman, but worth every penny!!
A real Spanish gem....
Must dash, tapas in the bar awaiting.......

Room Tip: The suites are sea view - a bit more expensive, but worth it, especially if staying a few nights. Th...
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

My husband and our 2 friends popped in one afternoon and asked if we needed reservations for drinks and appetizers. The hostess was very nice and explained that they would be having a wonderful guitarist play nightly, so reservations were a great idea. We made reservations for that Thursday at 7pm. We arrived on Thursday, sat down, and ordered some drinks. As we were browsing the menu, a man came over to take our order. He was dressed almost like a manager with nice slacks, shirt, etc. We gave him our order of appetizers, explained that we would be sharing them. He asked for our dinner order. When we explained that we were just getting drinks and appetizers, his whole demeanor changed. He rudely said they normally don't just serve appetizers and he would have to check with his manager. We all looked at each like "seriously??" There was nobody there, as it was early for dinner by Spain standards. There was only maybe one other table sitting outside with us. Another waiter over heard the man say this and looked as surprised as we did!!! When I explained we made reservations a few days ago explaining our drinks and apps goal, he again explained "we don't normally do this" and left to speak to a manager. While he was gone, the 4 of us looked at each other with same look which said " forget this place let's spend our money elsewhere." He returned and stated, as if he were doing US, the customer a favor, that the manager said yes, but this was not normally their policy. We explained we would be leaving and wanted the bill for our drinks. He seemed surprised, asking us to stay but my friend answered firmly that we would rather eat elsewhere. We left, and as soon as we walked out of there the pompous air that was so stifling out on that patio dissipated and we breathed the wonderful, relaxing air of Nerja. We ended up having wonderful drinks and apps elsewhere, and then made our way to a fantastic, inviting, restaurant!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

We have just returned from a 4 night stay at The Carabeo Hotel. The second we walked in we new we'd made the right choice. It was beautifully decorated, and the staff were very welcoming. Our room The Playazzo was was clean and well equipped although would probably go for a bigger room on our next stay. We loved the bar and had lunch at the hotel a couple of times as the food was so good and Placido the waiter always looked after us! We ate in the main restaurant one evening and the food was absolutely superb, we would highly recommend the lamb and the slow roasted pork! Thanks to everyone especially Maggi and Margaret for making our stay one to remember. Forgot to mention...fantastic location!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

We just spent 10 great days in Nerja at Hotel Carabeo - It was wonderful! It's a great location and they could not have been more welcoming. The restaurant is incredible. It's a small, charming hotel. Highly recommend Hotel Carabeo

Room Tip: We had the beach front junior suite. We loved the room. It has a bit of evening noise from the res...
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We have been to Restaurant 34 on each of our many visits to Nerja. It simply cannot be faulted imho . Service, staff, food and ambience is top class. We were fortunate this year to take a room in the hotel for the first time, I am pleased to say it was again outstanding with stunning sea views. I wouldn't know where to begin with recommendations, just go back and try something different.

Room Tip: Ask for a named room with a view over the sea and Balcon de Europa
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We have stayed at the carabeo a number of times ,and allways been very happy ..The hotel its self is a very Spanish style ,The staff speak exelent English .We havent been for a few years due some road repairs ,but shall be returning again this year .The Restaurant its self is also exelent a trifle expensive but very good food .Breakfast is a help yourself afair and could be better but I am being picky .

Room Tip: Ask for a sea facing room
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

We have been to 34 a few times the hotel is nice.the food is excellent.the staff are nice.The resteraunt staff are extremely nice and helpful.the tapas are larger than most.the gambas pol pil and chicken piri piri are to die for.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Additional Information about Hotel Carabeo

Address: Calle Hernando de Carabeo 34, 29780 Nerja, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Nerja
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Nerja
#4 Family Hotel in Nerja
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Nerja
Price Range: $113 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Carabeo 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Hotel Carabeo And Restaurant 34
Carabeo Hotel Nerja

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