Marinas de Nerja Aparthotel Beach & Spa
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Those of you on Facebook will be bored of these photos but so that John and I have a permanent record of our trip I'm afraid they have to go in the blog too. Many apologies also if this sounds self indulgent and 'all about me' but that is the fundamental problem with birthdays...
It was a lovely day yesterday. Beginning with a coffee and ...
So, I can report that the rain in Spain does not stay mainly on the plain. We are in the centre of an impressive storm this morning. Saves watering the plants though.
I can report that J is gearing up to do an entry but don't hold your breath.
Meanwhile here are a few random photos.
... Town. Such hardship.
It was great to catch up with both Sue and her lovely sister, Jane. Co-incidentally they had booked a week in Mijas for the week after J and I arrived. This was perfectly timed for our weekly chat.
So we had a fun few hours meandering around the cobbled streets of Malaga Old Town. We strolled around Plaza ...
... absolutely no-one else until I'm back at the same point about 7 hours later, which is very unusual, given that it's a bright sunny day with a bit of a cooling breeze - good weather for walking.
This winter has been a dry one, with lots of sunny days and probably a bit on the warm side too. But there's also been quite a lot of strong winds on some days and I can see some of the effects of this on my ascent - several pine trees have been uprooted ...
... to get the shoe! But then Diego (Alejandro's cousin) jumped in too and swam much faster and got the shoe. Kyla looked like she was about to fight him.. she did not want to take the final! Alex had a little bit of an asthma attack and called Alejandro an *******. Safe to say they both got a few extra points on their final exams.. I did not think that it was worth it. The water was way too cold for me! But I have some pictures of us after the fact!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marinas de Nerja Aparthotel Beach & Spa
Acabo de volver de vacaciones del Hotel Marinas de Nerja y estoy encantada. Nuestro apartamento estaba en la planta cero con acceso directo a la piscina. Todo muy limpio y con muchas facilidades. Ibamos con un niño pequeño y todo fueron atenciones tanto para nosotros como para él.
El personal del hotel me pareció muy atento y de lo mas servicial.
La comida muy buena.Nos dejaron cambiar la media pensión de cena por comida para adaptarnos mejor a los horarios del niño.
La única pega que le pongo es que la playa tiene muchas piedras por lo que para tomar el sol allí es recomendable llevar una silla.
Lo recomiendo sin dudar.
No se le pueden poner pegas
Estuve en este hotel en enero del 2006. Está limpio y bien cuidado, las habitaciones son frescas y están bien preparadas. Todo el personal es atentísimo y muy educado. Fuimos en régimen de alojamiento y desayuno, porque no queríamos estar atados al hotel a las horas de comer, porque Nerja tiene muchos buenos restaurantes (el «Village» era nuestro favorito).
En diciembre y enero, casi todos los clientes vienen a través de Saga Tours, pero enseguida encontramos a la gente joven de Nerja, a sólo 10 minutos a pie por la playa.
Exelente en todos los aspectos
Acabamos de volver de pasar 10 días en el hotel Marinas, de Nerja, a media pensión. Las habitaciones, la comida, el personal y la limpieza general eran magníficos. La única pequeña pega sería el precio de las bebidas en el bar y el restaurante y lo que cobraban por usar el spa, aunque no empañaron unas excelentes vacaciones.
nous revenons de vacance,l'hotel super génial on y mange très bien le service exellent le personnel aussi rien a dire peut etre les animations pas terrible sinon vacances innoubliables
My husband, myself and my 3 children, ages 16,14 and 8 spent 2 weeks at this hotel. I read the reviews on this web site before leaving.. Some good and some bad. We went ahead with holiday as it was the easter 2 weeks holidays and nothing else was available. This hotel gets a 4 star rating over here because it has recently been refurbished. However. . Hotel site is excellent as . built in the foothills of the mountains, it enjoys great views of mountains on one side and the sea on the other BUT it depends which room you get. On arriving our apartment view was looking over a dumping ground , with unused cars , old sheds, and undeveloped ground. Cracks in the tiles. bird ---- on the glass balcony, spiders webs in the wall corners . We nearly died. We requested rooms with pool or sea view and were totally devastated at the thought of having to spend 2 weeks in this. My 14 year old daughter was on crutches after having surgery o her foot prior to leaving for holiday. We approached desk staff and complained , asked for a change of room, as i had promised my daughter that when she got tired she could sit on balcony and enjoy the scenary from there and not feel so isolated. Man at desk said hotel booked out and change not possible. We contacted our sunway rep in spain. And to make a long story short she did her job very well and succeeded it getting us the room we had requested. So had we stayed in first room the holiday would have been a total nightmare.
Excellent in every way
We have just returned from 10 days in the Marinas de Nerja Hotel, on a half board basis. The rooms, food, staff and general cleanliness were all superb. The only slight niggle would be the cost of drinks in the bar and retaurant, and the cost of using the Spa facilities - but these did not spoil a really excellent holiday.
Couldn't Fault It
Stayed for a week in Jan 2006.Hotel is clean and well maintained, rooms are fresh and well appointed.All the staff were extremely helpful and polite.We went b&b as we did not want to be confined to hotel for all meals, as Nerja has it's own abundance of good restaurants ("The Village" was our favourite).
It is predominantly Saga tours that stay here in Dec and Jan, but we found the younger generation in Nerja only 10 mins walk along the beach.
Terrible place - dont go
A nightmare of a hotel. Staff lazy, rude and couldnt care less. The room was small and cramped, the towels dirty. I got food poisoning on the first day. Hairs in the food and general lack of enthusiasm by the staff. Horrible place. I cannot stress enough how disappointing it was and how really awful the staff were, unhelpful and just downright rude.
Had a week all inclusive in June 2005, two adults, a 16yr old and two young daughters aged 11 and 9yrs. All of us loved it. The hotel has undergone a massive refurb over the last two years and all the reception rooms, dining area, bar and bedrooms were immaculate and air conditioned. Excellent choice on the three buffet meals and plenty for the kids as well eg pizza, pasta etc. The drinks prices were a bit steep but as we were all inclusive it didn't bother us but definetly worth considering if you're chosing between half board and A/I. Entertainment was pretty low key with an hour or so show each night and a half hour kids disco. There was a kids club between 10 am and about 1pm but it was mainly drawings, face painting etc altho it kept our young ones occupied. Pool area lovely and clean and plenty of sunbeds, beach towels are provided free as well. The hotel is right on the shingle beach - not the best beach in the world but clean nonetheless. Nerja is about 20 minutes walk but worth getting a car as the transfers from malaga can be pricey.
I stayed in this so called hotel in august 2003, yes during the heatwave. On arriving late at night, you couldn't really see the imperfections but straight away there was a ----up with reservations. I travelled with my husband, my 5 year old, my sisters their hubbys and their two children. Only one of our families got a room, which was wrong. They booked a 2 bed room and ended up with a studio, for the duration of their stay. The other six of us were lumped together in one 1 bedroom room. Management said that was all that was available. We were too dog tired to argue at midnight. Next day it took 3 hours to get to see the hotel manager, who was somewhat reluctant to even acknowledge there had been a mistake. We were begrudgingly moved into the correct 1 bedroom room, had to unpack and pack again. The room was awful. Extremely 70ish in, well everything really. A dilapidated kitchen, with handles falling off the doors. A fridge that made rude noises. The workspace was, well minute, I just about managed to cut up a loaf of bread on the counter top. Lack of decent utensils. The bedroom was a fair size, basic but alright. The awful thing was that my son was expected to sleep in the lounge area on a put-me-up, which sagged and had springs poking out of it. We rotated the sleeping arrangements each night to accomodate. The worst thing was in 110+ heat, no air conditioning. Well I don't think I slept for a fortnight. Awful. Pool was lovely (saved the day really). Hotel staff and bar staff were rude. Served up luke warm san miguel with a miserable face. If you dared ask for something different, you ran the risk of being ignored for half an hour, while they served someone else. The saving grace of this holiday was Nerja town. 10 minutes on the bus, stops right outside (stable) I mean hotel. Lovely, extremely cosmopolitan, fantastic. Every night we ventured into town and walked along the endless cobbled back streets and browsed in shops and ate in some great restaurants. The square is buzzing and is full of artists and musicians. Would go again just to visit Nerja town. The hotel in peak season mind, had some Sasha Distell, has been singing on a Hammond organ twice a week, as its entertainment. We discovered a bar and apartment block next door called the Waikiki. Great. Small, friendly, had a kids entertainer (not too in your face Thomson rep stuff). He was different and it was on a lighter scale. Kids loved it. Don't stay at this dump there are lovely apartments, hotels in Nerja that put this place to shame. Next door at Waikiki would be a cheaper (yes we paid a ton for this holiday) bet.