Hotel Plaza Cavana
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Early start this morning after another rocky rolly night on the Atlantic! We arrived in Malaga, Spain. A lovely clean city by the beach, but it was early when we passed through so it was very quiet. Today we decided to do a tour that took us beyond the city. We made our way up some very narrow roads with an expert bus driver! Interesting, they toot the horn before going round a corner !?! There have been two big ...
... a feeling of weightlessness in between steps. I got back to the cabin, got the suitcases quickly set out prior to the midnight deadline and tried to get to sleep as we rolled and churned, listening to the wind whistle through the balcony door.
We exited the ship at leisure the next morning as we were spending our final day in Barcelona before flying home Sunday ...
... br> We stayed on the bus past the circles with beautiful fountains and statues, old forts and mansions, shiny new marble buildings, and numerous parks with trees and shrubbery of all species and textures. This was my favorite city so far on the cruise. We walked back through the parks after shopping, and of course coffee!
I think I'm finally getting better at ordering coffee.
On our walk back to catch our tour ...
Day 2- Being cloudy next day we decided to explore the nearby town of Malaga. Our
first stop was the Gibralfaro, the most conspicuous structure in the city. A
steep climp uphill gives you fantastic panoramic views of the city. On its
outskirts is the Alcazaba a palatial fortification. Both of these like many
That's the thing here, when we look at the weather at home it is cold, damp and raining. So, we have had a good time and been warm and dry. All set now for the early departure and not sure when we will get on line again to post this blog and not yet sure where we will end up tomorrow night, we shall see! Managed our good byes on the campsite and settled into an early bed ready for a long drive on ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Plaza Cavana Nerja
My partner and I (early 40s) have stayed here three times over the last year and, unlike the previous couple of reviewers, love it! We actually chose to have a room on the front corner (two double doors and windows so lovely and light) so that we could watch the bustle and feel the atmosphere - isn't that what you go away for? Yes, you are woken up early sometimes by road cleaners but the echoey sounds to me are just part of the beauty of being somewhere different and the views over the trees and little square more than make up for it. We love it for its location - so close to the Balcon, where we stroll every morning to watch the wild cats and admire the stunning, ever-changing view over the beaches and hills either side. The rooftop pool is cold but a lovely place to sunbathe - it's always been quiet when we've been there. Our favourite things in Nerja:California restaurant; strolling on the Balcon any time of day or night; ice cream from the end of the Balcon; massive Paella lunch on Burriana beach on Sundays; walking along the beach with the little huts and houses on it; the church and the weddings and ceremonies you often see (and I'm not churchy); the weekly market; Manchego cheese, salty almonds and coffee; Casa Luque opposite Plaza Cavana for tapas; Feria in October; and, last but definitely not least, the '14 Euro' shoe shop!!! Nerja must be one of the most photogenic places in the world. We've been at all times of the year and in all weathers and will keep going back. Plaza Cavana is fantastic value for money - indoor and outdoor pools, central location and lovely rooms. Call them or email direct for best rates.
having stayed at this hotel before, on a recent trip to Nerja we noticed the hotel had been refurbished and thought it would be nice to stay again so booked up well in advance. We knew that rooms facing the square suffered from loud noise so booked an inside garden room where we had transfered the last time we stayed. This time we were allocated room 301 which is at the roof level next to the pool. The problem is this room has the air conditioniong unit attached to the roof of the room and it switches on and off all the time including during the night. We were unable to get any sleep because of the noise and left the room at 4-o-clock in the morning to escape and sleep in the lobby. The night clerk said the answer was to switch on the air conditioning unit full in the room which created so much noise itself that you didn't hear the unit in the roof. As we refused this he very kindly arranged for us to go round to their sister hotel to at least get some sleep before morning. Ultimately we were unable to obtain another roon at the Plaza Cavana so stayed the rest of the week at the Puerta del Mar just round the corner while still able to use all the facilities at the Plaza Cavana. Breakfast etc is served at the Plaza. This hotel is only 2 star, much cheaper than the Plaza but you still get the benefits without the noise. If you want to stay central do not book the Plaza but go for the Puerta del Mar, plus the staff are much more friendly and the rooms are just as good and you save a lot of money which you can then spend on eating out at the excellent restaurants. Never, never go half board to the Plaza. Parking as had been said is a nightmare, I had to use it as the free parking near the hotel is now charged at 1 euro an hour, ouch so had to face the wrath of drivers as I held up masses of traffic trying to line my hired car in a very narrow street to enter the electric lift which is about 1 inch wider than the Fiat Punto which then descends into the underground basement hotel carpark. Breakfast is just about adequate but the hotel resaurant and bar seemed little used. Eating out in Nerja is great, the bar/cafe next to the hotel serves great lunch time snacks and restaurants such as Langhams or Au petit Paris are both excellent for an evening meal. If you must stay at the Plaza Cavana make sure you do not get put into room 301 it is the worst room in the hotel even if classed as superior and charged at a higher rate than standard rooms. As far as I could see most people in it after us also only lasted one night. Front rooms facing the street suffer noise particularly at the weekend until the early hours of the morning when the street cleaners take over. The Puerta del Mar is quieter and cheaper and Suzzane at reception will make sure everything is OK with a great smile.
A good hotel with a great location
This is a nice place in a very central location.
We paid a little extra for a room on the roof, which has a terrace. We enjoyed the terrace, but we were also right next to the pool and one afternoon we listenedd to a baby squeal as his boorish parents ignored him.
We loved Nerja and its very good Italian and Chinese restaurants.
Nice hotel, good central location in Nerja.Rooms very clean and adequate facilities.
Lovely hotel, right in the heart of beautiful Nerja. Walking distance to the famous Balcon de Europa is about 2 minutes. The balconies on the hotel are tiny, not enough space even for a chair, but being able to stand and people watch makes up for it. We were overlooking the busy plaza. It was very noisy at night, so I slept with earplugs. Not a complaint, but a recommendation if you get a room at the front!
My wife and I have just had a brilliant week's holiday at the Hotel Cavana. Everything about it is very good to excellent. The central position in town is perfect, only 200 metres from the beach and 150 metres from the famous Balcone de Europe. The nearby Plaza is a hive of activity day and night. The hotel amenities are excellent, apart from a rooftop swimming pool which is small, but quite novel: more fun to swim in the nearby sea. The hotel was refitted last year to a very high standard, with all marble floors and air conditioning in every room (unusual for a 3 star hotel). Breakfasts are a high standard, and dinner is varied and excellent quality: go for the set menu, with 7 choices for each course. Staff were very helpful and obliging. If you hire a car, check out the 1 way system from the hotel, because it is tricky, changing at 7 pm! Garaging is very novel and tight, via an elevator from the back of the hotel: a small hire car is desirable, although we managed with an Opel Zafira. We will certainly return to this excellent value for money hotel!
The Plaza Cavana Hotel is set in the heart of Nerja and within easy walking
Clean and tidy
Hotel was really nice
Very helpful staff, Very clean and tidy, location was right in the middle of things, nice quite pool area to relax (small ish pool though), nice little town.
Getting a car near the hotel, nightmare!! Good luck!!
You will enjoy this place for the money!! Trust me!!
We had a wonderful stay at the Plaza Cavana. The Hotel in general was beautifully presented with a lovely Bar and Reception area. The downstairs resturant (with lift for disabled access) was lovely. The rooms were bright and clean. We had a lovely corner position with two Juliet balconies which was tiled in lovely local tiles. Even though a little noisey a night as we overlooked the small town sqaure, it was well worth the sacrifice to see all the hustle and bustle of Nerja right outside your window. The roof top pool was lovely and clean with free sun beds and beautiful views over to the sea and behind to the sierra nevada mountain range (though no lift to the roof). Lovely staff and a hotel for the managemnt to be proud of. A touch of luxury at a good price right in the centre of Nerja in close proximity to the balcony of Europe and several good beaches. Go and enjoy - you won't regret it!!!