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Review of Hotel Puerta del Mar

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Hotel Puerta del Mar
Ranked #2 of 38 Hotels in Nerja
Certificate of Excellence
Surrey
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“wow..!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

When you read so many great, positive reviews of a hotel, it's natural to pause and wonder if anywhere can really be that good. Yes it can. We have stayed at many 4 and 5 star hotels over the years but this absolutely lovely little hotel could teach them all a thing or two. Firstly - ignore the two star rating completely. Utter tosh! This is up there with the best.

There are three really outstanding features of this hotel. The first, as many have already commented on is the cleanliness. Two wonderful ladies work tirelessly to keep everything at an incredibly high standard. The entire place positively sparkles. It really is quite amazing. The second is the location. Smack bang in the middle of old Nerja tucked away down a little side street by the church. Everything literally on the doorstep. Great restaurants, bars and cafes only minutes away. The third is the staff. They are friendly and so very helpful without being intrusive in any way. Nothing is too much trouble. Any queries or problems, just ask.

Rooms are simple, traditional and very comfortable with high quality fixures and fittings. Lashings of hot water all the time and towels changed every day. Fridge in room is very useful as was the room safe. Breakfast was plentiful and varied and everything was of high quality. Nothing runs out as it is constantly replenished and every table cleared within seconds of it being vacated, so no wading through somebody else's crumbs!

There have been some comments about the noise of the bin men early in the morning. Ignore. My very light sleeper husband heard them on the first morning and slept through them thereafter and we were there for 9 nights. Same for the church bells. We quite enjoyed hearing them.

Nerja is a great place to people watch and stroll. We didn't hire a car but enjoyed walking every day both along the sea front and through the many little streets. Word of warning - the sea breeze intensified the effect of the sun and for the first time in decades we ended up impersonating boiled lobsters in a very short space of time. We used factor 50 suncream religiously thereafter and this was in March!

We spent many happy hours on the rooftop terrace with a drink and a book. Best sun loungers and umbrellas we have ever seen in a hotel. A lovely, peaceful place and beautifully kept like the rest of the hotel.

I don't have any negative comments whatsoever, but would like to mention that larger bath towels and better pillows might be worth thinking about.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ireland
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013

Fantastically located, spotlessly clean , very comfortable, friendly staff, good breakfast.-what more do you need? The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Can not recommend this hotel enough- thanks Trip advisor that is how we found it,

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leicestershire
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

11 of us stayed at the Puerta Del Mar between 15th and 18th March on a girls weekend. The hotel is absolutely spotless and you the staff very helpful. On arrival we had organised some bubbly and we were imediately shown to the terrace where it was waiting. As you pay when you arrive it is nice to check in and not be asked to pay the bill as soon as you walk in the door, we paid on departure.

The terrace on the top of the hotel is lovely, it is cleaned daily, I am sure the pool would be lovely to cool down in over summer however we didnt have fantastic weather and it was a bit chilly!

All the rooms were cleaned daily, including fresh towels every day. There was plenty to choose from at breakfast, all fresh fruit, pastries and cereal as well.

I am surprised that the hotel is rated 1 on trip advisor, it is a great little find and all 11 of us said we would definately return.

Some of the rooms didnt have a little balcony so i would probably ask for a room with one if you like that sort of thing.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Charlotte8992
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

This hotel is clean & modern with free wi-fi and bang in the centre of Nerja which has over 300 bars and restaurants mostly within walking distance.Take a taxi or bus from Malaga as a car is not required unless you are touring, safe car parking is expensive! The reception staff were friendly and helpful at all times. Breakfast was adequate but dining area could be a bit crowded at times. If you want a full English breakfast plenty of places nearby. Rooms nice some with small balconies but they let themselves down with the toiletries and so called bath towels which are in basically hand towels! Very good value for money and well suited to couples.

  • Stayed March 2013
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3 Thank MikeD278
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Sevres, France
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132 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2013

We staid 2 nights in Nerja, sadly the weather was terrible, raining most of the time, but the place is charming. The hotel is very clean, quiet, well furnished, comfortable. Staff is friendly. Breakfast is adequate, what else would you need ? We have seen the roof garden and swimming pool, seems perfect even though we coul not use it with that terrible weather !
It is a little difficult to find the hotel, as a matter of fact it is located along the church, very close to the Europe Balcon in a peaton's area.
Use the public parking to take your luggage out of your vehicle and check-in but afterwards you should move accross the main-street and stay in the free parking under the bridge (cross main street you will find it easily).

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank philippe_sevres
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United States
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67 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2013

The Hotel Puerta del Mar is located around the corner from the main square leading to the Balcon de Europa. Our room had 2 french door windows, one looking onto the square behind and the other overlooking the street at the hotel entrance.

The hotel was also in a nice location near the stairs/elevators to the underground municipal parking lot. Unfortunately, due to the bad weather, we did not get to take advantage of the beautiful rooftop deck, pool and jacuzzi with views to the sea and the Balcon.

The room was in decent shape, not luxurious but clean. The breakfast was mediocre at best.

The hotel's restaurant recommendations were both closed, so we had to find alternate choices.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank 2BucketListTravelers
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Calahonda, Spain
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

We have stayed here many times. So clean and beautifully done. The nicest staff, could not be better! Right in the center of Nerja, 2 minutes walk from everything! They even have U.K T.V! A huge plus as many hotels do not. An excellent roof top terrace with pool, beautiful.

Room Tip: Get a room over-looking the square, lovely!
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Puerta del Mar
Address: Calle Gomez s/n, 29780 Nerja, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Nerja
Amenities:
Beach Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Nerja
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Nerja
#3 Romantic Hotel in Nerja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Puerta del Mar 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Nerja 50 meters from the beaches, this small and recently renovated hotel features a saltwater POOL, Solarium, WiFi, Air/Heating, Refrigerator, Safe, TV. Includes free Continental Breakfast. ... more   less 
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