Riu Monica Hotel Nerja
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... enough to enjoy lunch . We rounded off the day with an excellent meal at Jocavi on the village square www.cafebarjocavi.com !
Certainly a memorable day, made even more so by all the lovely messages, cards, calls and gifts from family and friends . Thank You.
I'll stop being so smug now.
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 ...
... lunch but the wind made it unpleasant so we moved out along the cliffs north of Maro and enjoyed lunch with excellent views out to sea. There was the usual huge market in Torrox so we will shop in there next Monday.
Morning walk - the early morning walk here just after sunrise is especially nice with a warm wind, clear skies and deep blue sea.
4pm and 26C after a super ...
... But Navachica can't be seen from Nerja ......
It's a beautiful Sunday morning, not a cloud in the sky, so I'm making an early start to get some of the walk done while it's cool and there's a bit of shade. This walk is 20km long and there's about 1350m of ascent to the top. The start is at a car park next to Nerja's famous cave and the first half hour is spent on a gradual ascent up a wide track. When conditions allow (i.e. when there isn't a fire ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Riu Monica Hotel Nerja
We stayed at the Riu Monica for 2 weeks in 2004. The hotel was beautiful and the room was excellent. The room we stayed in was reallly big. We had a room with 2 views. One at the side looking over the pool and the main view from the balcony straight over the pool area and the sea beyond. Food was good but did get a bit samey by the second week. Every night the Manager went round getting people's views. He took his role very seriously and he had a good presence there, seen around often.
The hotel was on the outskirts of Nerja so a walk into the centre was a good half hour's walk. If the had been a walkway along the front it would have been ideal.
Good out of season choice
In December this hotel offers some good deals. Reception is friendly and efficient, the rooms are fine and it's in a quiet road. Only 10mins walk from Balcon, with several bars/shops two minutes away. Might be a bit claustrophobic at busy times, but recommended out of season.
Very good Hotel
Das Hotel war im Großen und Ganzen sehr gut,besonders weil ich esse nicht alles,aber das Essen hat man essen müssen ! Ein fettes Lob an die fleißigen Köche:-)
Der Service war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit.Auch ein Lob an die Kellner!
Nur was besser sein könnte ist das abendliche Programm und die Hygiene.
Aber ich würde jederzeit wieder kommen und ich kann es nur empfehlen schon allein wegen dem Essen und der guten Strandlage
Liebe Grüße an das Team und dem Bingoman !
We stayed for 4 nights and booked direct with the hotel which was very easy and efficient.
We took an 11 year old and she also loved it especially when she started talking spanish to the staff!
Breakfast was good but watch out for people stealing your toast!
The rooms are nice but could do with a face lift as a little dated but still very clean, we had a room overlooking the sea which was fantastic. The town of Nerja is very relaxing and it is lovely to roam around the lanes. Only problem we had was trying to get sunbeds on the beach as they are always reserved so we just set up by the pool and strolled over to the beach. Not many English people in the hotel and the entertainment is a bit rubbish so worth while going into Nerja to see the street entertainers.
Our family have just returned from a week in Nerja at the Riu Monica. We had originally booked a week at a different hotel but were influenced by some adverse comments on TripAdvisor. How glad we are that we did. We did pay a premium for a 'real' sea view, but all rooms were spacious and reasonably well equipped, even with an exra bed for our daughter.
Great Riu Hotel
We booked this hotel following personal recommendation and good reviews on Tripadvisor.
Just as previous reviewers say, the service at the hotel is excellent and the buffet style food very good. The bedrooms could do with a bit of an update but our room was clean, very spacious and easily accommodated two adults and one child.
The pool area is clean, well equiped with loungers and there is some nice garden areas away from the pool areas for those who want to relax in a bit of peace and quiet.
Overall we would thoroughly recommend this hotel.
Excellent hotel - just not a very nice town
Stayed Feb 2005 at 80 Euros per night. A good location in the heart of Nerja, right on the beach. A great welcome with friendly staff and a glass of Cava in reception! Adequate rooms, good pool area - this is an excellent hotel - but book in advance as the tour operators block book rooms (it was nearly full in February). As for Nerja - well it has turned in to England by the sea. Traffic, English pubs, fish and chip shops, tourist quality restaurant food - if this is for you then a great place to stay and it is only a very short drive to the wonderful village of Frigiliana. No complaints about the hotel though and would stay again (if it wasn't in Nerja).
I stayed at the Riu Monica last september & was pleasently suprised. The hotel is well maintained, clean and spacious & suitable for all ages although if your looking for noisy clubs, bars and brand shops head for Benidorm as Nerja is a little village surrounded by mountains with this being the only high rise hotel.
Riu Monica great holiday
The hotel was terrific. The staff were most corteous and obliging in everyway nothing was too much trouble. The room service was excellent the food very good. The only thing I could find any critisism with would be the evening entertainment a little lacking. I would certainly recommend the Monica to anyone. The situation of the hotel was excellent just a short walk from the bustling centre of Nerja. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday we will return.
We stayed at the Monica for Christmas last year, and found the hotel to be excellent. Although the furnishings are getting a little tired and are probably due for a refurbishment, this doesn't spoil things. The staff were excellent, and every night when you went in for dinner, there to greet you at the door was the Hotel Manager and all his staff. The food was buffet style, very fresh and loads of choice.