What a hidden gem, from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the staff were very friendly and extremely helpful, always greeting you with a smile and an ¡Hola!
After a very speedy check in, we were taken upstairs and were greeted by a very pleasant surprise indeed. Behind the hotel's small Andalucian facade, was an incredible myriad of corridors and staircases all decorated in typical white and blue tiles finished off with plant pots containing Geraniums, Petunias and other plants making it look absolutely stunning. On entering the apartment there was a small bedroom to the left containing two single beds and a large built in wardrobe with plenty of hangers and space. In front of the entrance was a small but adequate bathroom and to the right was a long lounge area with sofa bed, easy chair, coffee table and tv unit with a small LCD HD tv on which you could receive all the Engish channels. As you enter the lounge, to the left there was a kitchenette, decorated in red and white tiles and a breakfast bar with 3 high stools. The kitchenette is very well appointed with a toaster, microwave, 4 plate hob and fridge/freezer and lots of cutlery, mugs, plates and utensils. There was no kettle at the time but after i asked for one, one was provided straight away, no problem.
As you come out of the apartment and go upstairs to the next level, you find two sun terraces, which are absolute sun traps, complete with sunbeds and pads, the front terrace overlooks the sea and also has a plunge pool for cooling off which is an absolute godsend in the usual high tempratures.
The hotel also has a restaurant but at the time of our stay it seemed to be closed although the owner has opened up a new restaurant down at the beach.
Please be aware that there is no lift so it would not suit anyone with walking difficulties.
It is ten minutes walk to Burriana beach and 5 minutes walk into town.
The hotel was an absolute pleasure to stay at and we will definately be staying there again, as i said at the start it is a gem of a place !!
Burriana beach (short cut) - turn left out of the hotel, walk down to the fountain, cross over and walk past the Parador hotel on your right, go down the passageway and this takes you down to the beach.
Bar Uno - only open until 3:00pm, turn right out of hotel and it is just past Sinatra's on the corner.(good breakfast and snacks)
Mirasol - bottom of Calle Castilla Perez (try the pork skewer, unbelievable),
The Codfather - on Calle Mediterraneo (great fish and chips),
La Tahona - (tapas),
The Dragon - on Calle Diputación (good Chinese with a budget menu),
Coach and Horses - centre of town on Almirante Ferrandiz or Post Office street, to find this, turn right out of the hotel, just after Sinatra's bar turn left, follow it round through the narrow alley and keep walking past the Haveli Indian Restaurant and the Coach and Horses is on your right just past the ice cream bar.(good home cooked food with generous portions, the ribs on a Wednesday are absolutely amazing and would fill anyone)
Ayo's - If you want authentic paella cooked in front of you then you have to go to Ayo's on Burriana beach. When you reach the beach, head to the frontline row of restaurants and walk all the way to the last one that has a white pyramid on top with the name Ayo on it. Here you can watch them cook the paella, from scratch, in large pans over a wood fuelled fire. The paella is delicious, i think it is 6 Euros a plate but that also includes seconds if you want it. Please note it is only open until about 5:00pm.
Sarah and Manolo's on Calle Mediterraneo (friendly bar open til late),
El Bosque on Calle Castilla Perez (shows all the sports),
Los Barilles on Calle Carabeo in centre of town (quaint little spanish bar serves a free tapas with each drink and you must try the Chorizo al Infierno, small chorizo sausages cooked in a little terracotta pig - very tasty and only 2 Euros.
There are lots and lots of good bars all over Nerja, too many to mention and not enough space.
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