My wife and I booked a two-week holiday at the Nerja Club Hotel in July, 2011, with half board. We booked it nearly nine months in advance, discovering what we thought was a bargain not to be missed, however early. Setting out, we were a little worried that there might be a snag.
We had stayed previously in Nerja in 2005 and so knew the geography of the town and were aware that a walk to the super Burriana Beach would be steeply downhill and take 15-20 minutes, but also that the return to the hotel would be best achieved slowly and take about 20-25 minutes. My wife and I are both over 60 but we welcome a walk since on holiday, we are inclined to eat and drink quite a lot, perhaps more than is good for us, so that would be no problem. Neither was it any problem to head for the lively centre of the Balcon de Europa or the bus station, and the return by the top road was gentler. Anyway, of course there are always taxis for those who don’t like walking (6€)!
We understood from other reviews and Thomson that the hotel was to be refurbished over the next months and wondered if we were to be given sub-standard accommodation at the price. Well, any fears that we may have had were soon allayed.
First of all, on arrival at 12.30 am, we were one of two parties to check in and with a cordial welcome, we were soon on our way to room 311 on the third floor. The room was smartly decorated in red and white, had a good bathroom with bath and shower, and was blessed with efficient air-conditioning. Waiting for us in the room was a cold meal with water. In fact, I even managed to get a pint in the bar downstairs at 5 to1 and the service was friendly and welcoming. In the morning, we were delighted to find that our balcony overlooked the attractive swimming pool and patio. In fact, the view beyond was over a delightful residential area of well-designed Spanish homes and luxuriant greenery to the sea, something we had not expected.
Breakfast was served between the generous hours of 8 am and 10.30 am, and supper between 7.30 pm and 10 pm. We were pleased with these flexible mealtimes and more than satisfied with the quality and variety of food provided which was well presented and could not fail to please all needs and tastes. The restaurant, situated downstairs, was air-conditioned and fairly spacious. There was seldom a queue for food.
The bar was smart and the staff pleasant, efficient and patient. We have never experienced such a sensible Happy Hour (between 5.30 and 6.30 pm) where any drinks purchased were subject to a 50% discount whatever they were. We also availed ourselves of some of the quite good entertainment provided though we prefer to spend most of our evenings down at Burriana Beach or in the vicinity of the lively Balcon de Europa town centre where on Friday, 16th July, we enjoyed the fireworks, music and dancing of the town’s Carmen fiesta.
We found the Reception staff very pleasant, polite people who were always obliging and immediately attentive to our needs e.g. our television required re-tuning for English programmes, and my wife was able to borrow a hair dryer free of charge. We found the staff willing to offer advice and information.
Both our room and the hotel in general were always smart and very clean. The cleaning staff work hard from early in the morning. Though a relatively small hotel, we found the Nerja Club elegant and comfortable. We enjoyed the complimentary use of the hotel’s new spa and jacuzzi
At a personal level, we would recommend the three excursions which we found good value for money and we were picked up on each occasion from the Nerja Club Hotel. While we enjoyed the day trip to Córdoba, a personal pilgrimage to visit the famous and amazing Mezquita, it required a lot of travelling. We were impressed by the other two trips, the first by train and coach to the El Chorro Gorge and Lake District, which was beautiful and relaxing; and the second by jeep, the Nature Tour Combi, which included a walk along a river, a swim in a pool, a barbecue meal in a pine forest and an winding ascent to a breathtaking mountain belvedere. We also made our own outings to the white town of Frigiliana and the Cave of Nerja, both inspiring places.
Finally, both my wife and I wish to thank the Hotel Nerja Club wholeheartedly for the lovely holiday, the cordiality of all staff and the hospitality which we enjoyed while in this establishment. There can be no hotel, in Nerja at least, which is such good value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Hotel is ideal for couples looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday. We have large Sun Terraces where you can enjoy glourious sunshine nearly all year round.Our staff have many years experience and will ensure you have a comfortable and relaxing stay.You can enjoy some memorable evenings at the Nerja Club Hotel. After a nice freshly prepared dinner in the Buffet Restaurant, you can have one of your favorite beverages in our Bar Cocktail, whilst appreciating the live music which is on offer every night. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nerja Club Hotel Nerja
- Nerja Hotel