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“Hit and Miss”
Review of Hotel Playamaro

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Hotel Playamaro
Ranked #26 of 37 Hotels in Nerja
Exeter
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Hit and Miss”
Reviewed 3 September 2008

My wife and I had 5 nights in the Playamaro and while on the whole enjoyed the experience the hotel lets itself down in several ways.

We were in the main building, top floor. 2 rooms plus bathroom. Kitchenette locked away. Very pleased with first impression. But after a long, overpriced and disappointing meal in the restaurant on returning to our room we met the problem.

On the outside wall of our room is the hotel's neon sign. Unfortunately, one of the words is not working but its starter is. This results in a very loud vibration and hum being transmitted through the wall. Earplugs did not work as the bed itself was humming. By the third night I plucked up corage to complain and was told that it would be switched off at 11. Each night thereafter I had to go to reception to ask for it to be switched off. No problem but it needed doing.

Breakfast boring, especially for late breakfasters. I never want to see peach jam again. It was all they had.

Parking difficult. Air con very old and ineffective.

Good points were reception when the right person was on, the village, beach, bathroom, TV channels, cleanliness and a very comfortable bed.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Food and noise
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2008

We stayed here for one week during a three week vacation in Europe. We were looking for a reasonable hotel in Southern Spain, on the Mediterraen, but in a quaint location. We found it all at the Playamaro. The room was very large, not fancy, but very clean and comfortable. Our rate was extremely reasonable and included breakfast and dinner. The breakfast was good, but the dinners were great. Three courses and the food was delicious. The staff at the hotel were extremely friendly and helpful. Their English was quite limited, and our Spanish even more so, but we got along fine. The hotel is not fancy, so if that is what you are looking for, go somewhere else. The town of Maro is a very small village near Nerja, which is a much bigger tourist town. Maro itself is all typical white architecture and we felt like we were actually staying in a village where people live, not just a tourist trap. The beach at Maro is small and secluded, down a steep road from the hotel. We walked it a few times and drove other times. In Nerja there were several other beaches right in town with restaurants, shops, etc. Playa Burriana and Playa Calahonda were our favorites.Going east from Maro, the road was very scenic with several undeveloped public beaches and also other towns. The nearby beach of La Herradura had great swimming, some snorkeling, and a peaceful pebbly beach. Easy day trips into the mountains to Trevelez and other "white villages". Also an easy day trip to Grenada and the Alhambra. We had only planned to stay at the Playamaro for a few days, but we liked it so much, we stayed a whole week. After being in London and Paris, it was a great place for us to soak up some sun and give our budget a chance to recover.

  • Liked — location, price, food
  • Disliked — parking
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with family
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2 Thank Jupiter1WestVirginia
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scotland
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Reviewed 19 March 2007

We just returned from a 1 week stay here and I have to stay it was nice, comfortable and was absolutely fine for us, I would recommend it to anyone looking for an affordable week in a lovely part of Southern Spain. The village itself, Maro, is beautiful, small streets
with the wonderful whitewashed buildings, hardly any tourists, we loved that about it. It is about 30 mins walk to the outskirts of Nerja, the busier part, then another 20-25 mins walk downhill to the closest beach there (Playa Burriana) or straight along towards the centre of town and the Balcon de Europa. You can also get the bus but check the timetables as they don't come as often as folk say and sometimes the driver will ask you for a ticket and other times you can use money!?! Don't know what that was about! Taxi from Maro to Nerja costs us 7 euros. Bus was 85 cents. We really liked Nerja also and would stay there if we went back, there are plenty of nice quiet places to stay there too. The Playamaro hotel wasn't posh but our room was clean and maids came every day. The only complaint I would have is that I had booked a kitchen and they said I didn't but the room had a fridge and they gave us a kettle and cups so that was fine. The pool wasn't very clean but it was a bit too cold to go in it anyway. We were B & B and it was very good, the typical cereal, toast, rolls, cheese, ham, yoghurts, fruit etc so plenty of choice and good time between 8.30am-10.30am! The only thing I would say is that the beach is a long walk downhill for about 20-25 mins then you have to come back up again! But it was fine for us, just might not be for some elderly folk who can't walk far. It was a lovely wee beach though, with a bar that's open in the high season. Overall we loved it here and would definitely return! Although probably to a different hotel just for a change! :o)

  • Liked — In lovely small village, peace and quiet
  • Disliked — Not the friendliest receptionist!
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank chocyholic
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Property: Hotel Playamaro
Address: Calle San Miguel 28 | Maro, 29780 Nerja, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Nerja
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #26 of 37 Hotels in Nerja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Playamaro 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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