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Hotel Riu Monica(4 stars)

Playa de la Torrecilla 29780 Nerja View on map
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  • Hotel in general
    5.2
  • Room
    5.1
  • Service
    5.6
  • Location
    5.4
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

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  • excellent
    40
  • very good
    12
  • acceptable
    1
  • poor
    0
  • terrible
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The most helpful positive review

5.166666666666667

The hotel has 7 floors, the staircase/elevator and lobby are. Because we in the low season traveling, were in this hotel mostly older people, but little children and mainly british. …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.6666666666666665

The hotel is quite large, has approximately 240 rooms and is really getting a bit old. The lobby is very nice with some nice places to sit. Which us however bother us, these were ( very old-fashioned) key massive trailers with the room numbers on it. You should, where appropriate, a key lose, would the finder right, in which room you are. For the safe use again ' briefkastenschlüssel ' with the room number. As we are better used. If you a car had rented, …  read hotel review

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Irene,Marian
A beautiful autumn holiday
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2014
Very nice hotel, great food, all very friendly, right on the beach. Very nice old town a 10 minutes walk. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Location
    5.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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It was nice, with great pleasure always again!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2014
We were on a short break (repeated male) in the Riu-Monica guests. Location, prior, size and clientele is certainly enough gasagt, so we limited our meals to for us, essential. Yes, the Riu-Monica is certainly in the old. Of which witnesses abgestoßene bettkanten and furniture, partially loose wallpaper and stained carpets. But, the furniture, the whole facility is so carefully and lovingly of many very hardworking maids and cleaners maintained. Our room was always tip top cleaned and therefore in perfect condition! The objection, that the rooms weren't soundproof should be, - can i do not share! All of the ... employees with whom we had to do was always very friendly and courteous. Our special thanks to the mr director, the us in an emergency professionally competent, very helpful and remarkably committed very helped, thanks! On gastronomy, food and drink is known splendid arguments. All but also all the dishes which we enjoyed were of very good quality, well prepared and seasoned and, above all, had a good temperature. A highlight. Paco the breakfast chef! With its never-ending good mood he had always the right words for every guest ready despite large gästeandrang. Only the high drink prices, we somewhat disturbed. Where light is also shade, - in our case lack of understanding for the safe fee and. Wireless internet (6 Euro /day) i think already, that should just in the Riu included! All in all i would recommend this Riu-Monica thoroughly recommend. One must know however, that in the january the hotel from ' überwinterterndern' seniors is occupied. Please note that this was not meant negatively. On the contrary, we had many great conversations and meetings with many nice people of different nationalities. Should say: who looks for commotions is here wrongly at the place! Finally, a tip: the café ' anahi' on the balcony d 'Europa. Small, cute and with the best view. And for a trip to Málaga just take the bus line. Cheap, fast and you land right in the center of Málaga. read hotel review
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
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Great location and extremely friendly service.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Countryside & spa
  • December 2013
Clearly, the house came into the years. The shows in various posts at the furniture or the density of the windows (storm), but the general atmosphere. More than made up for it by a very attentive and friendly staff. The location on the beach and close to the actual center is good to very good. Impressive is the buffet, in the morning and in the evening. Just a shame, that the kitchen on older guests from England and Germany set and the seasoning of food extremely havoc. The food is great, but tastes like almost nothing. It is also a ... pity, that the attitude of the kitchen typical andalusian tastes almost not happen. read hotel review
  • Location
    5.7
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    4.0
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Isolde
Older Riu with great service.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • City break
  • November 2013
7-story hotel with about 200 rooms. The common areas, garden and pool are in very good condition. Guests come predominantly from England, the rest is spread over Germany, Holland and France. It can üf or half board to be selected. Free wi-fi (to 90 minutes) is available in the lobby. Use the computers may be charges 4 Euro/hours. read hotel review
  • Hotel
    4.0

    7-story hotel with about 200 rooms. The common areas, garden and pool are in very good condition. Guests come predominantly from England, the rest is spread over Germany, Holland and France. It can üf or half board to be selected. Free wi-fi (to 90 minutes) is available in the lobby. Use the computers may be charges 4 Euro/hours.

  • Service
    6.0

    Absolute highlight is the excellent service. All employees were very friendly and helpful; the management was always present and caring for the guests. At the reception and in the restaurant at least english and german spoken.

  • Room
    3.0

    The rooms are well furnished and big enough. The carpet is relatively new and very clean. Under the spannbetttüchern is a mattress covers from plastic, the not very pleasant. The pull out bed was quite tattered, which ausgebreiteter blanket is not visible. The bathroom was clean but you can tell the majority, that the hotel is already older. The decor is not more newest standard. Orders were yellowed and bröseln partly The balconies are large and with 2 chairs and a table from plastic equipped. Missing was a lighting.

  • Location
    5.0

    The hotel is located in the western, relatively quiet residential area, about 10 minutes walk away from the old town and is just across the promenade from the sand/shingle beach. The airport of malaga was about 70 kilometer. opposite the hotel there are several cafés and restaurants, in which one very reasonable prices food and drink.

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    The restaurant makes a very beautiful clean impression. Unfortunately, a division into 2 meetings (6:30 p. m. and 8:15 p. m.). The kitchen is ok, but nothing special. Breakfast: Coffee in airpots or from the coffee maker and a few teas; many types of bread, including something ham, spanish sausage and 1-2 cheeses, acceptable juices, freshly prepared eggs and for the english sausages, bacon and beans. Dinner Starters: Lettuces, salads with mayonnaise, fruit, hardly seafood as in other Riu-hotels; Main courses: Showcooking with i. d. R. fish and meat from the plancha (often overcooked and dry), roast, various side dishes. Dessert: Usually many scoriaceous cake, petit fours and fruit in sauce.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    The garden/pool area is very nice and at several levels. There were enough pool chairs and umbrellas (in the off season). An indoor pool and a fitness centre are also available.

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Wolf-Rüdiger
Nerja - simply the best
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
Older hotel, but very clean and well-kept. Old technology: door and safe with schlüsselöffnung. (newer hotels with maps and pin) it was a second key not possible. The safe was on the floor, for the elderly certainly a problem. In the minibar there were worn drinks. Tv old model. In the bathroom was the shower in the bathtub (with shower curtain) the powerful shower was very weak. Nice mehrblich. Wireless internet fee, except in the reception area, where you could for 90 minutes on the day received. 90 minutes in a row, if you are looking for, for example, 10 ... minutes the fact, it was only again after 24 hours. (extremely strange) the guests were mostly older than 60 years old and mainly british. read hotel review
  • Location
    5.0

    The hotel is right on the beach and about 10-a 15 minutes' walk from the balcony de Europa. Shopping possibilities, bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity. Across the street from the hotel is the bar ship. Many guests from the Riu Monica and the surrounding area, there was a, because the drinks are much cheaper than in the hotel. 1. and 2. director constantly present at meal times, only one employee at the reception a bit nervous, as he was the moron wireless system wanted to explain, i did not understand or didn't want to understand.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    The food was good Riu- standard and there was nothing to moan about. We were around june 13 in a Riu- sensimr, there the meal was not so good like in this hotel. ( Riu-Sensimar is a 4 star plus hotel, with the entitlement to high Riu- level)

  • Room
    4.0

    Size sufficiently, good ocean view, tv outdated, Balcony furniture plastic, rooms and safeöffnung with a key. Safety deposit box is available on the floor, for the older guests there! On the balcony extendable washing line. In the minibar worn drinks, bathroom with a shower and curtain in the bath tub

  • Service
    5.0

    The staff was always friendly, room cleaning more than good

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    The pool was big enough, enough beach chairs available Activities to participate in.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    Older hotel, but very clean and well-kept. Old technology: door and safe with schlüsselöffnung. (newer hotels with maps and pin) it was a second key not possible. The safe was on the floor, for the elderly certainly a problem. In the minibar there were worn drinks. Tv old model. In the bathroom was the shower in the bathtub (with shower curtain) the powerful shower was very weak. Nice mehrblich. Wireless internet fee, except in the reception area, where you could for 90 minutes on the day received. 90 minutes in a row, if you are looking for, for example, 10 minutes the fact, it was only again after 24 hours. (extremely strange) the guests were mostly older than 60 years old and mainly british.

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Carina
Great holiday on the Costa del Sol
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • September 2013
A great holiday at the Costa del Sol. The hotel was the largest in nerja, but still a very good choice. The room had sea view, even though only lateral sea view. It was very clean, towels were changed as often as you wanted. Only the tv was not the best, as he just was old, but there were many german programs. The food was great. Good to know: the beach was a bit gravely, at least at the front of the water. And: definitely take a rental car, there is a lot to explore. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Location
    5.8
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
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Susanna
Nice hotel with small defects
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2013
The hotel is unfortunately a bit too big, but very well kept. It is an older building, the dining room has unfortunately no outdoor area and was too small. The biggest drawback is the tiny small outside area of the bar, with outdated plastic armchairs, apparently only for smokers thought. You want but the vacation in Spain sit outside and the balmy evenings enjoy. So that one nothing from the music noise, will take the terrible squeaking door closed. An absolute NO GO! The hotel is very for older guests, was for us okay. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    The food was very good, especially the starters were very delicious, the main courses would be a bit more variation good. The restaurant was, as mentioned above, to small and has no outdoor area, which is a shame in Spain. Service and cleanliness in the restaurant were okay.

  • Service
    6.0

    The kindness and the service is perfect, from the front desk to the pool bar we only friendly, laughing staff experienced. The room cleaning works perfectly, well, just.

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    There is a gym, but only a treadmill, 2 bikes and a few weight machines at, there is entertainment except wasergymnastik not, but quite. The liegwiesen are at our travel time sufficient, with vollauslastund of the hotel were rather small. Beach chairs didn't have mats, you could get towels in the lobby. For the evening entertainment we have to say, that different musicians played, but always only electronically, so absolutely nothing special, small band would be better.

  • Room
    5.0

    We had a massive room with a partial view of the ocean, but was very nice. Rooms dated with carpet not hygienically. In addition the rooms are very noisy. Unfortunately, we had neighbors, the at 3 o'clock in the early crying have. Room is always very clean kept.

  • Hotel
    4.0

    The hotel is unfortunately a bit too big, but very well kept. It is an older building, the dining room has unfortunately no outdoor area and was too small. The biggest drawback is the tiny small outside area of the bar, with outdated plastic armchairs, apparently only for smokers thought. You want but the vacation in Spain sit outside and the balmy evenings enjoy. So that one nothing from the music noise, will take the terrible squeaking door closed. An absolute NO GO! The hotel is very for older guests, was for us okay.

  • Location
    6.0

    The location is great, right next to the sea, the old town reachable in a few minutes. There you can beautiful café beverage with spectacular views and shopping galore.

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Doreen
Not recommended
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2013
The hotel is very tired and accordingly old is also the decor! In the room was carpet ☹., there was no cosmetic mirror in the bathroom, old hair dryer, very small bathroom with a shower curtain. The joints in the bathroom were partly rausgebröselt and dirty. The retention for the hand towels are almost from the wall. The view of the sea is nice, but the hotel is really ugly. And you can see that unfortunately, if you are traveling from dark balcony on the sea looks. The dining room is way too small and thus always crowded. You can't ... sit outside. The quality and taste of the food is good. However, there were 2 meal times and still has constantly crowd. At breakfast and at dinner is already 15-20 minutes before end of the meal time no more refilled. At 0900 o'clock are already almost all lying chairs at the pool with towels! Terrible! We were not even there. The average age of the guests was 55 +. The foreign language skills of the staff are very good and the town of nerja is very nice. The hotel i can but at all do not further-recommend. The price is for the old hotel way too high! read hotel review
  • Hotel
    3.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    3.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
  • Location
    5.5
    Distance to the beach
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    3.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    2.0
  • Room
    3.5
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    1.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    3.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.0
    Quality of the beach
    3.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    3.0
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Elke
Great time in nerja
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • May 2013
The hotel isn't ultramodern but it has something. We found it comfortable. There were mostly english people in the hotel, but all nice and friendly. The whole area and also the rooms were clean. The service in the hotel was super starting at the front desk to the waiters. Unfortunately the hotel could only be booked with half-pension. We like to go outside food read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    The rooms were clean and enough. We didn't miss anything.

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    At the pool and in the garden there were on different levels beach chairs with sun loungers and parasols. Towels one got at the front desk. A soft entertainment was also there but was we didn't use it. She was definitely quiet, so that you in peace time in the garden chairs. At the beach we were not since we much on the way were.

  • Location
    6.0

    The location of the hotel was excellent. For walks along the promenade one had to only the hotel to the rear exit. It is located on the edge of the town and but best of both worlds. It is only about 5 minutes to the center and about 1 minute walk to the beach. Nerja is also very convenient for excursions. There were restaurants in the environment are sufficient.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The hotel isn't ultramodern but it has something. We found it comfortable. There were mostly english people in the hotel, but all nice and friendly. The whole area and also the rooms were clean. The service in the hotel was super starting at the front desk to the waiters. Unfortunately the hotel could only be booked with half-pension. We like to go outside food

  • Service
    6.0

    All the staff were super friendly and helpful. Although it is in the hands of the english was they spoke also german. We had no complaints so can not comment be written.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    Nobody had to starve here now really none. Something for everyone, although it was very on the english tourists was turned off. Nationaltypical courts were now not plentiful represented. But there was every evening a Paella, fish, meat, pasta, potatoes and vegetables in different variations, salads and desserts.

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Great hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2013
The hotel is in very good condition. We had no room with a view of the sea but have got one. From the airport we were greeted with a taxi pick up without other hotels to, which we as very pleasant have learned. The town of nerja is really nice, especially the balcony de Europa loved it. Especially to be recommended was an excursion to Granada to Alhambra. In direct near the hotel there are a few supermarkets. The place has everything you need. Particularly to mention is the managerteam of the hotel which was always contact person during dinner ... times were. They came to i guess every table and ask how it goes. A little chat included. We found this kind of attention as something special, which we hardly any other hotel have learned. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
  • Location
    5.8
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
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Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Garden
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Hairdressers/Beauty salon
  • Business centre
  • Playground
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift
  • Central heating
  • Air conditioning

Room amenities

  • Additional childrens' bed
  • Satellite TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom
  • Bath tub
  • Connecting rooms

Gastronomy

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Number of restaurants altogether: 1
  • Vegetarian dishes
  • Hotel bar
  • Breakfast buffet

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Special massages

Other hotel information

  • Evening programs and entertainment
  • Number of stars/domestic category: 4 Stars
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Kids club (6-9 years)
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • English
  • Car hire
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi access included