Riu Monica Hotel Nerja
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... from the 11th century. It was built on a Roman town; the Roman ampitheatre that was discovered in 1951 just outside its entrance is an interesting juxtaposition to the Islamic architecture. The Alcazaba is made up of towers, mosques and buildings and surprisingly beautiful gardens within its walls.
In the evening we arranged our transport tickets for the remainder of our time in Spain.
To thank Rubens parents for their ...
... are just as much of a farce as the days. We'd normally start pres at our apartment around 10pm, then head out after midnight. Cos we were told they party hard in Malaga. The locals just don't know how to feria. Most of them pike by 2am. Those who stay out just stand around the clubs, not buying drinks. When you do try and talk to people, none of them can speak English. Even if ...
FRIGILIANA to MANILVA
The plan is yet again thwarted in Frigiliana because of the rain. It is a beautiful pueblo blanco in the mountains where I have planned a ridge walk entitled The Moor and his Parrot. We explore the old town on foot of course soon after we arrive and take a ride on the Wally Wagon, the McDonald train we call it. We plan to start out mid morning the next day and walk the 10 or so kilometres followed possibly by a beer and tapas in ...
... of the balconies, my interest is suddenly caught by the hill in the distance. There I can see cave dwellings cut into the side of the hill. Several little doorways behind tiny handkerchief sized gardens. Fascinated, I get my camera out and take several shots. These abodes interest me far more than the magnificent palace in which I stand. Am I an architectural peasant? I am afraid so, I have always known it. We return to the dogs who are waiting in Sharron. I can't help but think ...
... Balcon de Europa viewpoint. There is a lovely promenade ending with a lovely 180 degree viewpoint of the Costa del Sol (literally, Coast of Sun).
From our few days in this area, the Costa del Sol was definitely living up to its name and I can see why there are endless resorts spanning this stretch of coast line. It’s a bit de trop for us and isn’t appealing because the freeway runs far too close to the beaches (you can hear the cars ...
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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.