Our arrival at Hostal Don Peque was not the easiest - locating the hotel can be tricky and we had to drive around the block a couple of times before we had a clue! We were lucky enough to find a car parking space nearby, but allow plenty of time for your often-frustrating search, and any vehicle larger than our VW Polo won't stand a chance on the streets - although the hotel advised that there are two pay car parks fairly locally.
Don't be put off by the unprepossessing entrance to the hotel - because the smile that greets you from the Reception desk on the first floor once you've struggled with your luggage makes it all worthwhile! The French husband-and-wife team are the most welcoming and friendly hosts, and the breakfast on the roof terrace that they serve is a delight - although place yourself under the numerous parasols to have the best experience.
The hotel is very clean and a great deal of thought has gone into the Moroccan-inspired rooms - our spacious third floor 'blue' room had some lovely touches, and the furnishings were fresh and new. Whilst I would not pretend that you could take much advantage of the promised 'sea view' due to the rooftops in the way, the table and two chairs on the balcony was a good place to relax after the beach before taking in the many attractions that Nerja has in store!
One of the main benefits of the Hostal Don Peque is its central location - there are bars and restaurants a plenty very close by and the street that the hotel is situated on closes to traffic in the evening so that a number of bustling street cafés can spill out just in front of your door. This could be a bit noisy if your room is on that side of the hotel, but we never had any problems being on the opposite side (and being 'night owls' - the hotel gives you 24-hour access).
We thoroughly enjoyed our four-night stay at the Hostal Don Peque, and would definitely return for its friendly greeting, central location, excellent value-for-money and the fact that nothing seems too much trouble - we were delighted by the recommendation for a restaurant on our last night and the hotel even made the booking and arranged a prime position on the terrace...now, there's customer service for you!
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Don Peque Nerja