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“OK, but may be Better Choices” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Puerta del Mar
Ranked #2 of 38 Hotels in Nerja
Certificate of Excellence
United States
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67 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“OK, but may be Better Choices”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

The Hotel Puerta del Mar is located around the corner from the main square leading to the Balcon de Europa. Our room had 2 french door windows, one looking onto the square behind and the other overlooking the street at the hotel entrance.

The hotel was also in a nice location near the stairs/elevators to the underground municipal parking lot. Unfortunately, due to the bad weather, we did not get to take advantage of the beautiful rooftop deck, pool and jacuzzi with views to the sea and the Balcon.

The room was in decent shape, not luxurious but clean. The breakfast was mediocre at best.

The hotel's restaurant recommendations were both closed, so we had to find alternate choices.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Calahonda, Spain
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

We have stayed here many times. So clean and beautifully done. The nicest staff, could not be better! Right in the center of Nerja, 2 minutes walk from everything! They even have U.K T.V! A huge plus as many hotels do not. An excellent roof top terrace with pool, beautiful.

Room Tip: Get a room over-looking the square, lovely!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

This hotel would have more stars if it had a bar and/or restaurant but they are not necessary as all the restaurants and bars are within a 2-5 minute walk. Right in the centre of town, though you wouldn't know it. No noise. The hotel is immaculate and the staff friendly and very efficient. Nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are excellent as are the bathrooms. The rooftop terrace/plunge pool is a perfect place to escape to and as in the rest of the hotel, it is spotless. I have stayed in many hotels all over the world from 5 star down and this rates as one of my favouties and is up there with the best of them. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Solosixtysomething
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38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

What a fantastic find. We wanted to visit the caves and needed somewhere to stop overnight. We parked and walked to the Balcon, just down a side street was Puerta del Mar. Unprepossessing from the outside, but inside a real Moorish delight - beautiful little courtyards - lovely plants, helpful staff. Breakfast was delightful in a small dining room which encouraged interaction with other guests. Lovely hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front have larger windows but, of course, there will be street noise. We had a delight...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

We spent a week at the Puerta del Mar in October on our first visit to Nerja. The location is perfect - right near the 'Balcon' and an array of restaurants, cafes, shops and with easy access to the beaches. We had a street view from our small balcony, which was fine - but possibly other rooms would not have a great view given the hotel's position between other buildings. The hotel was spotlessly clean and our room was spacious and well-equipped. Breakfast was OK. We loved Nerja - really pretty and a lovely atmosphere, helped by the festival which took place over 3 days during our visit (we accepted this would mean a certain amount of noise up to 5am!!). We went to the Alhambra in Granada by car which was very straightforward (just over an hour's drive) and worthwhile. We parked our hire car a few minutes' walk away from the hotel in a free carpark, as recommended to us by the hotel staff, who were always obliging and helpful. We will definitely go back to Nerja sometime soon and most likely to the Puerta del Mar - we didn't see anything that would offer better value for money and in such a good location.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

We booked our room here on the strength of tripadvisor reviews. Great little hotel. The staff are helpful, the rooms were clean and reasonably sized. Breakfast was plentiful with a good choice. All in all we will definately go back. Great situation for Nerja's beaches and bars etc.Well done to Javier and his staff.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Anthony T
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Gosport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Booked into this hotel based on the reviews from Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. Staff are very friendly and always there to help. Spotlessly clean, nice room, and a great location just minutes from the Balcon, cafes, and restaurants. The buffet breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice and served upto 11 o'clock each day. It would have been nice if the hotel could supply tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms but other than that, this is an excellent hotel to pick if you are planning on visiting Nerja.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Puerta del Mar
Address: Calle Gomez s/n, 29780 Nerja, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Nerja
Amenities:
Beach Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Nerja
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Nerja
#3 Romantic Hotel in Nerja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Puerta del Mar 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Nerja 50 meters from the beaches, this small and recently renovated hotel features a saltwater POOL, Solarium, WiFi, Air/Heating, Refrigerator, Safe, TV. Includes free Continental Breakfast. ... more   less 
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