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Hotel Paraiso del Mar
Ranked #8 of 38 Hotels in Nerja
Certificate of Excellence
cumbria
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Dissapointing having stayed here for many years”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2009

We went as usual to the Paraiso this April, our favourite spot and we were offered the penthouse suite. whatever you do do not take this offer, the suite which is self contained does not match the cleanliness and high standard of the rest of the hotel. it is dirty shabby and in serious need of a complete overhaul and most certainly not worth the money they want to charge you for it. Its a let down to what is otherwise a lovely quaint and quirky paradies in Nerja.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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naperville, il
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2009

Lovely location, with ocean viewsl Great way to start your day with breakfast over looking the sea. We stayed 6 days. Very helpful staff and friendly. Owners Enrico and Alice, very attentive to our needs.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank smokey89
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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2009

Quite honestly, one of the nicest hotels I've stayed at.

It is a 2-star hotel, and that is reflected in the decor (very Spanish, lots of knick-knacks & ornately framed still life paintings - I'd say ugly, but each to his own...) and the standard of finish (it could do with a lick of paint, there are some ugly exposed pipes).

But that is nit-picking. This was a lovely hotel: clean, simple with a location to die for with excellent value-for-money and extremely friendly hospitality.

There were four of us in the Penthouse, with a wonderful terrace (few things in life are better than a glass of wine with your partner watching the sunset over the sea from your private rook terrace... I felt like a millionaire. Which was astonishing given that four of us were staying in the apartment for less than most hotels charge per 2person room!!

Throughout the trip the staff were helpful & friendly. We had drinks from the bar and at the end they waived the charge. On Sunday there was a huge barbecue for all guests with food, wine & music all afternoon all complimentary.

I hadn't been to Nerja before, but liked the town. If I were to go back, I'd definitely chose this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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Thank rupes_Bath
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Vestfold
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2009

Just confirming what everyone else has said. Don't be fooled by the official 2-star sign at the door, this hotel is certainly not 2-star!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
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1 Thank OeJVestfold
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London, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2008

We stayed in this hotel for 5 nights at the end of Oct 08. It was great, and our stay in Nerja was really relaxing.
The hotel itself is a bit dated in style (with mostly pink 70s decor throughout!), but this added to the charm, and the room we had (202) was very spacious, with a huge bathroom (complete with Jacuzzi tub), and a lovely balcony overlooking the garden and towards the gorgeous view of the sea. The rooms were cleaned every day, and the grounds were taken good care of. The swimming pool wasn't sparkling, but this might have been because we were off season, and the water was too cold to tempt lots of guests!
Breakfast was delicious most mornings (our last morning there was slightly less choice, but this might have been because it was a Mon), and you get lots of choice from cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, different style eggs each day, pastries and toast. Only negative comment was the orange juice is processed and sugary, and not freshly squeezed!
The position of the hotel is the definite highlight - you walk down steps past lots of lovely terraces within the garden, to the gorgeous beach below. There are loungers to hire on the beach, and lots of good cafes/restaurants to choose from. We found a lovely place off the main beach promenade on the corner (behind the big red restaurant on the beach front), that did great sandwiches, burgers and salads for reasonable prices. The restaurants on the front are more suited if you want larger Spanish meals, like Paella, and they do ok tapas too. On the opposite corner to our favourite lunch spot there is a great cafe that brings you mini ice-creams with your coffee at no extra cost!!
It is also such a great position for getting into town, as it is less than a ten min stroll to the Balcon de Europe, yet away from the hustle and bustle, and more touristy spots. Our favourite route was down Calle Carabeo (which is the prettiest street!).
We ate in some good places - would recommend Restaurant 34 at the Hotel Carabeo if you want a treat one night - really high quality and amazing service, but at a price! We also liked an Italian restaurant called Antica, also on Calle Carabeo, but nearer the Balcon - they do lots of things well from steak and fish to pizza and pasta. It is also worth hunting around the back streets for tapas places, as far more authentic than the ones in the main square.
We would definitely recommend this hotel and Nerja, but go off season, as we did, or else it might be far less charming!

  • Liked — position to beach and restaurants
  • Disliked — pool a bit small
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2008

This hotel was wonderful! We booked after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed.

When we checked in, the owner, Enrique, gave us a personal tour of the property and was so friendly. We were given a room with doors that opened out onto a terrace that looked out over the cliff to the Med. and the beach. The room had a bedroom, living room, dining area and bathroom. It was very nice.

The next day, Enrique told us that another room had opened up and we could move if we wanted to. This next room was even more luxurious than the first. It had a private terrace that looked out over the sea. It also had our own private rooftop terrace with another beautiful view. There was a jacuzzi in the bathroom and a king sized four poster bed. We didn't want to leave!!

Enrique helped with with every single thing we needed. We had to return a rental car, he told us to give him the keys and he would take care of everything - which he did. He helped us find a pharmacy that was open on a Sunday and he arranged a taxi to take us to the bus station when we checked out. Another employee arranged for us to have an early breakfast on the day we checked out, and it was ready and waiting for us in the dining room.

I cannot speak about the rooms that do not have a view of the sea, but we had fantastic rooms and an unbelievable experience at this hotel. I would book here again in a second!

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Madison, WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2008

This was to be our relaxing few days in the middle of a two week trip to 5 cities in Spain and it was all that and more. Our room with a view of the Mediterranean was large by European standards, had a balcony overlooking the Med that was gorgeous, and it was quiet! We could walk to downtown Balcony of Europe and all the restaurants in 10 minutes. The parking was quirky with an old fashioned elevator locking you in for a trip down. But the car was safe.

We found the staff VERY helpful and willing to call our next destination for free to ensure our reservation there. There was inexpensive internet access and a drying rack on balcony to hang our newly washed underwear.

Best of all was the buffet breakfast (included in the room fee). You could sit by the pool and overlook the Med and have the waiters bring you coffee! This was a most relaxing experience.

  • Liked — Location, quiet, breakfast
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  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Paraiso del Mar
Address: Prolongacion Hernando de Carabeo 22, 29780 Nerja, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Nerja
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Nerja
#5 Family Hotel in Nerja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Paraiso del Mar 2*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Paraiso del Mar combines a breathtaking view of the Costa Del Sol with a cozy atmosphere that makes you feel as if you were in your own mansion. ... more   less 
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