This is a good Hotel. Rooms are not luxurious, but are of a reasonable enough standard. My biggest critisism would be the extremely noisy air conditioning unit. It would be impossible to leave this running whilst at the same time trying to sleep. It's a cheap system with no means of adjusting the output level. The best we could achieve was to close the balcony windows and curtains, switch on the unit for about an hour before retiring and then switch it off and open the balcony window for the rest of the night! That way at least you had a chance of getting the room a bit cooler in order to make it less stifling. Apart from that, everything was O.K. Beds weren't the most comfortable but were acceptable. Bathroom was good, although the over-bath shower did take a bit of getting used to as it was very powerful.The room was kept very clean by the domestics who, along with most of the rest of the Hotel staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast and Dinner were both of the buffet variety. I have read some complaints by other reviewers about the meals and I must say I think some are a little unfair. It's true that chips were on the buffet every evening, but they were not the only option as there was always a good selection of vegetables available as well as sauted or boiled potatoes or rice. The Dinner buffet was excellent and there was always a selection of fish, meat,poultry or rabbit, and a vegetarian dish to choose from as well as a really good salad bar plus soup. Really, I don't see how anyone could go wrong. Personally, I am not one for puddings, but I do accept that if you are then this is a real weakness of the restaurant as the choices weren't good. If you must have a traditional cooked Full English Breakkfast then you might prefer to go to Brighton or Blackpool instead, because this Hotel would not get any awards in this department. But, Hey-this is Spain after all so take whats on offer and enjoy! There was a choice of cereals, yogurt, and fresh fruit and plenty of bread and cooked meats.The bacon I thought was really nice; it was thin, lightly smoked and crispy. Trouble was it was only available every other day. The other days a not very nice sausage was provided instead. Pre-cooked fried eggs or scrambled eggs (which were, I think made from powdered egg to which water and/or milk had been mixed-eeuch!!).There was also baked beans or mushrooms and nice fried beef tomatoes on offer. The fried eggs and bacon would have been better had they not been drenched in oil. Queue up at the drinks machine and to make your own toast. They really should get another toaster and vending machine. Good bar with Happy Hour every night 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm. The entertainment was fine and the outside pool area was really nice and as far as I was concerned plenty of sunbeds and other seats available. Then again, it was September so it may be a different story during July and August. Also we were out most days as sitting around the pool is not a major consideration to us for a Holiday Location. Speaking of which, the Hotel is not well situated for Nerja Centre or the nearest beach and no public transport is provided outside the Hotel to get you to these or anywhere else. So, the only alternatives are either to walk or pay 7 euros each way for a taxi. It's about a 20 minute walk to the bus stops in Nerja and a further 5 minutes to the Balcon de Europa, which is really unmissable. Walking to Nerja is O.K in the morning if you are reasonably fit, but walking back in the heat of the afternoon along a mostly unshaded road is a bit of a killer. It's the same if you want to walk to the nearest beach, Playa Burriana-this time it's15-20 minutes downhill going and a real uphill drag on the return. And anyway the beach isn't that brilliant as its very gritty. Plenty of shaded sunbeds for hire, though and not too dear at 4 euros for the day. If you do manage to get there Visit Ayos restaurant on the beach where they do a fantastic paella. it's a bit of a pain.really if you want to get the bus anywhere as you have to get yourself down to Nerja Centre first. If you don't get a bus to anywhere else, though, make sure you at least get one to Frigiliana which is a beautiful old village. Worth going on Thursday too as thats Market Day. Great value bus ride as it's only 1 euro each way. Also try to get to the Caves of Nerja; worth every cent of the 8.5 euros as they really have to be seen to be believed-they're absolutely fantastic. Again you have the trek to the bus stop, OR you could do what we did and walk there. It's about an hour's walk from the Hotel, but it's quite a pleasant walk and the road isn't as busy as waking to Nerja. We only went on 2 excursions. We went on the free 'blanket trip' which is definitely worth doing; don't worry, there IS a sales pitch which lasts about an hour, but there is absolutely no commitment or high pressure selling whatever. And Lydia takes you on a very enjoyable guided tour of Malaga. Turned out to be a really good trip. The other excursion was to Mijas, Marbella and Porto Banos. We would have preferred just to have visited Mijas, which was a beautiful town. It would be enough to view the other 2 destinations on a laptop as celebrity playgrounds don't really interest us. To summarise, the Nerja Club is a very good Hotel, particularly if you are not too bothered about getting away from it and are very happy to spend a lot of time around the pool. However, if you want to get around it does present a few problems and I would suggest it would be more attractive if a shuttle bus could be laid on for guests. It must be doing something right, though as there were people staying there who had stayed there on at least one previous occasion.
- 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
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