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Hotel Paraiso del Mar
Ranked #9 of 37 Hotels in Nerja
Certificate of Excellence
Ireland
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 13 June 2009

Just back from a week in the Paraiso del Mar - we loved it. A lovely friendly welcome from Stephanie on the front desk, she first showed us around and then showed us to our room. It was very spacious, with a large bathroom complete with jacuzzi bath. The view outside though is the thing - it is incredible, I never tired of looking at it. The beautiful pool & garden area and then the med just beyond, fabulous. Breakfast in the mornings on the terrace was perfect, great coffee, lots of fruit, yoghurt cereals again, and fresh pastries.

Nerja itself is a lovely little town, friendly, with lots of shops and restaurants. We found a couple of restaurants we really liked - Don Toscana and Lizaranno (or something like that) which was a tapas bar near the Balcon de Europa (turn right instead of left). Also the Los Barillos bar became a quick favourite with us (near the Hotel Carrabeo).

To sum up, the hotel was lovely, great location and a friendly staff. The ONLY thing I would say, is that the room we were in was right beside where they had breakfast so we were woken up every morning by the noise of the staff setting up, if we go back, I'd ask for a room on the 1st or 2nd floor instead.

Finally, the hotel gave us a bottle of wine to thank us for our stay there, which I thought a lovely gesture.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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mountsorrel loughborough
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Reviewed 8 June 2009

What a fantastic hotel. On arrival we were greeted by the owner Enrico who gave us a personal tour of the property. There is a wonderful terrace overlooking the sea and beach where we had our breakfast. Our room which was the "best in the hotel" certainly lived up to it's name. Wonderful bathroom with a fantastic Jacussi , comfortable lounge, and a large bedroom with a balcony overlooking the sea. There is a private entrance to the beach with many steps, however there are terraces as you go down, to stop and catch your breath.
There was nothing we disliked at all about this hotel. We highly recommend it.
The hotel is only a short walk to Nerja town where all the restaurants and shopping are.
We can't wait until we return again
Mr Mrs Williamson

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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cumbria
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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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naperville, il
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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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Bath, United Kingdom
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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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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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London, UK
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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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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
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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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