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“Brilliant”
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Hostal Lorca
Ranked #21 of 31 Nerja B&B and Inns
Stoke on Trent
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“Brilliant”
Reviewed 16 June 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in June.
I was very impressed by the place.
Room was a good size, bed was comfortable. Its was all very clean.
The owners are a Dutch couple who were very friendly and knowledgeable about the area.
The little courtyard and plunge pool are great, the pool was perfect to jump into and cool down. A good 5.5ft deep at one end.
Our shower head broke and was fixed within an hour on a Sunday.
Its within strolling distance of all the bars, cafés etc.
Have already recommended this hostel to and will return next time we are in Nerja.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

A nice place to stay in Nerja, owned by very friendly hosts. You feel at home from the beginning, because of the relaxing atmosphere. There is a small common area where you can prepare your breakfast (no cooking, but there is a microwave available) and store some food&drinks in the fridge. A nice garden where you can eat or have a swim in the small swimming pool. All information is available about trips and walks in the surrounding area and the hosts are willing to give you more personal information.
The hostal is in good walking distance from the beach and other hikes can also easily be started from there.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 May 2012 via mobile

We stayed here recently for one night and found everything pleasant for what we wanted.

The room was clean, and we had everything we needed.

The host was very friendly, he lent us umbrellas as it was raining and gave us a map telling us about good restaurants and bars. It has a very laid back feel and you get the feeling that they will cater for any reasonable requests quite happily.

My only slight grumble was that it was noisy, but this was due to other guests at siesta time rather than the hostel, and for €30 for two people for a hostel you really can't grumble, it's much more than I expected and we will certainly stay again.

They even have a fridge with drinks in that you can help yourself to and settle the bill when you leave - they have trust in their customers which must give you a good idea of the type of people staying there.

Perfect if you want one night and don't expect a 5 star hotel.

Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

I wished I had loved it as much as all the other people seem to have! We were in the Cadiz room... (see someone elses previous review). Things felt like they needed updating and a bit of freshning up in the rooms although the communial area was pleasant. The owners were friendly. Good location.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

I stayed in Hostal Lorca with 6 friends at the beginning of this month after visiting a friend in Granada. I have to say that i never write reviews however, i am so pleased about my stay at hostal Lorca that i felt i had to share it with other people.
Although my length of stay was only for 2 nights, i found everything about it outstanding. Rick and Femme the couple who run it are brilliant...So Accomodating and welcoming. We arrived unexpectedly late however they were very understanding of this and immediately made us feel extremely welcome. Rick kindly took our suitcases to our rooms (we had 2 as there were 6 girls) and we were given 2 maps of Nerja and rick recommended places to go. We were told that we could have a key for our rooms and for the front door as they were out quite alot and that we could more or less treat it as our own home. I was surprised at how clean and tidy the whole place was, both inside and out. There is a lovely kitchen area and you can help yourselves to drinks out of the firdge, charged at 1 euro each (to be written down and paid for at the end of your stay). Outside in the back yard is a lovely terrace area with tables and chairs (shaded) and a small pool but lovely for an afternoon/evening dip! The room was lovely and had a very powerful shower. Nothing at all bad to sy about the room. We were at the front of the buidling and although we could hear traffic at all hours of the night it really didnt bother us. I do believe that you can request a room that overlooks the back yard (and i am pretty sure that rick and femme would be more than happy to accomodate your needs).
Overall, i really enjoyed my stay and hope to go back soon.
One last thing...Rick recommended a restaurant called 'Pinocchio' ...Please try it..Only a short walk away and very nice meal. The bus stop is very close and in very conveniently situated. Shops and beach are about a ten minute walk away from hostel and you must try the ice cream...Delicious!!!

I really hope that this help :)

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Doncaster, England
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Reviewed 31 May 2011

This was the second time my husband and I have visited Nerja-we also came last year for our wedding anniverary and stayed at the Hostal Bbronce down the road but we decided to give the Lorca a try as we'd seen it in passing the previous year.

The fact that the Lorca has a tiny pool was definatley a bonus-you just don't get that in old Nerja town and there's no way we'd ever stay in one of the more commercial hotels near the Balcon or worse still, at the other end of town in the more touristy parts. The pool is very small-two or three strokes and you've done a length of it but its great for a refreshing afternoon dip and lovely from around 1pm when the yard gets the sun and you can lie beside it on the grass. Such a lovely peaceful garden area is like heaven compared to the hustle and bustle of the beaches. Its bursting with bright pink bourganvillea and tropical plants and best of all there's a courtyard area from the shared kitchen where you can eat your meals in the shade of the terrace umbrella.

The owners of Lorca-a Dutch couple named Rick and Femma seemed absolutely lovely-welcoming and spoke very good English which is a bonus as our Spainish is typical touristic (although we do try!) and our Dutch is non existent bar the odd phrase. They were out when we arrived slightly later than the planned time due to public transport issues and the typical laid back Spanish attitude to getting things done, but they had kindly left us a note on how to access the hostel and our room.

Our room was Competa (al the rooms at the hostel are named seemingly after Andalucian towns such as Frigiliana etc) which overlooked the garden at the back of the hostel-as I'd requested via email beforehand. It was basic but comfortable with twin beds and (brilliantly!) quilts on them rather than the sheets and blanket combo which I so hate-I like to be warm and cosy at night! I requested another pillow after a few rather uncomfortable nights though, but this was delivered promptly whilst we were out for the day and I slept very well thereonin. The only things I felt required attention were: the bathroom, which gets quite smelly due to poor ventilation and the toilet/drain smells woke me up in the night if we left the bathroom door open. The lack of a mirror in the room-seems minor but it helps us ladies dry our hair/apply makeup/dress more effectively and there's only so much you can do with a cosmetic mirror. Finally the ceiling fan which was rather tempramental. We also found that on a particulalrly overcast and chilly day we had no hot water to shower and were therefore forced to take a very cold, sharp shower. We mentioned this to Femma later that day and she apologised and assured us that this was due to the water heating not being put on-its not her usual job. No harm done though.

If you are at the front of the hostel, you do get noise from the street, however not as much as further down the street where we'd stayed beforehand. Nerja's old town seems to have a complicated one way street system which is frequented by noisy and increasingly annoying mopeds at all hours. The main road sixty yards up the street doesn't seem to bring any further noise however. We were glad to have a room at the back of the hostel, but could still hear the odd 'midnight moped' or loud Spanish argument from the street now and again. This is just old town Nerja for you though and of course it adds character to this lovley little town.

The towels were changed for us almost daily, even though we were quite happy to reuse them as per the notices in the room re them being changed every three days. I think the bedding was changed once in the week in which we stayed but can't be entirely sure.

My husband and I would certainly stay here again. This hostel is charming with the added perk of the pool and lovely garden and shared kitchen/terrace area. 3 minutes walk to the bus stops/station, 10 minutes from the old town bars/restaurants, 12 minutes from the town centre beaches and approx 20 minutes walk to Burriana beach.

Room Tip: Request Frigiliana or Competa for a pool view
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Nerja, Spain
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Reviewed 5 April 2011

We spent a week over the Christmas holidays at the Lorca. Everything was great: location, our room, the back garden and especially the price. Hotelier Femma bent over backwards to be accommodating.( There's a communal kitchen area so you can make your own meals and from there you can access the hotel's wifi. No TVs in the rooms but apparently you can request one.

Too bad it was too cool to use the pool :

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the back garden.
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  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hostal Lorca
Address: Calle Mendez Nunez 20, 29780 Nerja, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Nerja
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Nerja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Lorca 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hostal is a beautifull place to stay at in Nerja for a reasonable price, a small hotel with swimmingpool and garden in the center of nerja, 600 metres from beach. It is possible to make your own breakfast or lunch in the bar. Cold drinks are available on the honoursystem. ... more   less 
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