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Hotel Los Arcos
Ranked #9 of 37 Hotels in Nerja
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 July 2012

We have just returned from this hotel (28/7) after staying there for 6 nights. Many pluses & some very small negatives. On the postives: Lovely room which is cleaned every day (has full range of TV programmes including Sky News & BBC - great with London 2012 having just started), pool is straight outside the front door with plenty of chairs. Staff are really friendly and receptionist was so helpful when I had a problem with the hire car. Restaurant attached to the hotel is superb and has some great tapas meals with a special menu at €15. In terms of location, a good walk into the town of about 20 minutes but easy access to the Nerja Caves (buy tickets in reception) with a bus outside the front door. Overall, a really nice stay. Some small negatives - the breakfast is not so great with the same choice every day (only limited choice of white sliced bread) and kettle for making tea needs replacing for sure as it looks and feels really old. Would not recommend for a family with small children as probably suited more for mature adults (we fit that description) as hotel is very peaceful. Enjoy your stay, we did.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

Love this litle hotel,had a week hear in june,its in a great spot at the top of town,its abought 10/15 miniutes walk to the balcon,4 mins to a large supermarcedo, The pool was good one prob a bit short on parasols, I ate at the bestro two nights its ok and a bit pricey and salty, so its a good
idea to get down town lots of choice and inexpencive,
Only problem i had and some of the other guests was double booking, I booked with hotels.com
and had a phone call the day before departure informing me they had no room in the hotel and they would have to put me in an apartment, the hotel receptionist said it was near the pool and had a balcony,but it was a private apartment and they would not be cleaning it,
So i thougt ime only there for a week, No problem no extra charge it was brill, No aircon so just
left ceiling fan in lounge on full wak 247 (And it had a bath) gave that some hammer,
I never got to see what the hotel room were like but i know they had showers,
I am thinking of going back to nerja and i would book this hotel direct a little more expencive but i bet ther is no problems.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

Stayed here for 8 days in July and upgraded to the superior room although having seen the standard rooms there really is no need unless you are looking for space as all the rooms are lovely . Our room was spotless, cleaned every day , sheets every other and towels as and when you needed. The shower was amazing and the calmness of this hotel spreads all over.

The pool area is stunning and so so quite, the beds have matresses on that are three inch thick so it feels like you are in bed outside in the sunshine. I could have quite easily stayed there all day every day but there are so many beautiful things to do in Nerja that I couldn't ( If you have no walking difficulites then do the Mountain River walk, it was the best thing we done)

There are only 17 rooms here so the staff here have the time and attention for you, the bar area is well maintained , they have happy hour from 5 till 8 and the bar is well stocked. The breakfast is plentlyful and the restaurant serves fantastic food!

Good location ( although the beach is a trek) all in all an amazing find, we will be back!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank sunchaserLondon
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Small family-run hotel but not in the least cramped. Far from it and the layout and colour scheme is much more attractive than the Thomson guide suggests. The standard of finish is high and the free WiFi is a bonus (particularly useful as despite what it said in the Thomson ring binder about a rep visiting three times a week to offer local help, no Thomson rep ever came near this Hotel during our two week stay, and the few pages in the binder itself tell you nothing of the region). Very friendly staff (not all English-speaking despite most guests being British but no communication issues nonetheless). A very relaxed atmosphere for guests though the staff work hard. Many guests were regulars and make direct bookings, buying cheap flights and catching the subsidised bus to and from the airport, saving on the Thomson package price - very wise given that there is not even a rep on the Thomson bus transfer. However, Thomson guests do get access to all the facilities of Nerja Club nearby including a gym but that is a cold, generic hotel with a roadside restaurant and expensive drinks so we avoided it. However, book excursions through their Reception with Viages Verano, to save walking to Chaperil; do not bother with Gibraltar especially if you do not hold a Euro passport as you will not get in
Burriana beach is a good 15 min walk (20 mins back as it is all uphill) and the town centre is more like 25 mins walk in Summer (not allowing for refreshment stops on the way). Although the hotel is on the outskirts of town the caves are a long walk (especially in 40 degrees of relentless sun) so take the bus for 1 Euro each way. It stops right outside and the trip is well worth it.
The restaurant is good for an Hotel, verging on excellent but not expensive. Tea making facilities (not coffee) in the room and a small (empty) fridge which you can fill with beers and wines from the supermarket almost opposite. Buy a couple of cheap towels for poolside use as the Hotel rental charges of 1 Euro a day per towel quickly mount up. All in all, a good place to stay but you can save money on the Thomson brochure price by booking your own flight, transfer and room, just avoid the poolside chalets that have no air-conditioning. If we return, we will do so because that is all Thomson provide (though you can phone their UK support office if you can get through and do not mind paying international mobile rates, or text them for £1 per text surcharge - but do not expect same-day response.

Room Tip: Pool facing rooms are better than road facing ones. Some self-cater chalets may not have aircon.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank zygo
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

our first visit to nerja,whilst the hotel is a little way out of town its so nice we stayed round the pool most days and walked into town in the evening when it was cooler.plenty of sunbeds in a nice quiet pool area surrounded by tropical plants and trees.a well stocked bar and snacks provided all day.tried to book a superior room but settled for a standard-no complaints,lovely large balcony and plenty storage space in the room which was cleaned everyday.we thourougly enjoyed our stay at los arcos-friendly'charming,well kept and value for money.

Room Tip: superior rooms have terraces with their own sunbeds but all rooms have decent sized balconies.
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2  Thank lindisfarneWigan
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

Our second visit to Los Arcos, and it just gets better each time. If a quiet, easy going, relaxed atmosphere is your thing then you can't go wrong at this hotel. None of the usual fights for sunbeds around the pool etc, and the clientele seem to be the same sort of like-minded people who are looking for a quiet break in the sunshine. It is a walk uphill back from Nerja town as a lot of people have commented on but it really is a pleasant one. The drinks prices in the bar are so reasonable, and with happy hour 5 until 8 every evening it's very easy to spend your pre-dinner drinking time outside the hotel in the bar, listening to the unobtrusive music in the background and the water fountain adding to a really lovely atmosphere. The staff seem genuinely please to have your custom and are all so friendly and helpful, especially Alicia, the lovely receptionist for whom nothing is too much trouble. We look forward to our next visit!

Room Tip: Superior rooms have there own sun terrace and is well worth the slightly extra room rate
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2  Thank DollyMixture37
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

Our card keys would not work there was no night porter there was a phone number but we were at the festival Saturday night so did not take phones with us we ended up sleeping rough as we could not get in the front doors when we told the management they were not interested offered no apology we were treated very badly with this we also could not get into our room on several occasions we had seven different room keys but nice hotel uncaring staff

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Address: Urb. Nerja Golf | Ctr. Málaga - Almería, Km 293, 29780 Nerja, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Nerja
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Nerja
#13 Family Hotel in Nerja
Price Range: £43 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Los Arcos 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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