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Hotel Riu Monica(4 stars)

Playa de la Torrecilla 29780 Nerja View on map
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  • A good hotel (3)
    "A good hotel" found in 3 reviews
    • " A good hotel , very good service, again and again " 
      5.335714285714286
      September 2012
    • " It was very pleasant stay in the Hotel Riu Monica. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Personal wishes were every ... " 
      5.335714285714286
      September 2012
    • " Great hotel with really good service " 
      5.414285714285714
      August 2012
  • Very good service (3)
    "Very good service" found in 3 reviews
    • " A good hotel, very good service , again and again " 
      5.335714285714286
      September 2012
    • " It was very pleasant stay in the Hotel Riu Monica. The staff are very friendly and helpful . Personal wishes were every time fulfilled. The hotel we would again choose. " 
      5.335714285714286
      September 2012
    • " Altogether a succesful vacation, hotel very recommendable, the food could been more diverse. The service and the kindness of the staff is great . The beach is not ideal: small and stony, but is the pool good. Would spend another vacation ... " 
      5.414285714285714
      August 2012
  • Rooms are in very good condition (1)
    "Rooms are in very good condition" found in 1 review
    • " The Riu-hotel has his four stars with good reason deserved. The rooms are in very good condition and both with ceiling fan, as well as with a air conditioning equipped. Also the buffet, ... " 
      5.114285714285714
      September 2012
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  • Hotel in general
    5.1
  • Room
    5.1
  • Service
    5.5
  • Location
    5.4
  • Gastronomy
    5.1
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.9

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    40
  • very good
    14
  • acceptable
    3
  • poor
    0
  • terrible
    0
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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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  • Hotel in general
    Pros
    • Hotel in general (3)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 3 reviews
      • " A good hotel, very good service, again and again "  read hotel review
        5.335714285714286
        September 2012
      • " It was very pleasant stay in the Hotel Riu Monica. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Personal wishes were every ... "  read hotel review
        5.335714285714286
        September 2012
      • " Great hotel with really good service "  read hotel review
        5.414285714285714
        August 2012
  • Service
    Pros
    • Service Friendliness (3)
      Comments related to "Service" found in 3 reviews
      • " A good hotel, very good service, again and again "  read hotel review
        5.335714285714286
        September 2012
      • " It was very pleasant stay in the Hotel Riu Monica. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Personal wishes were every time fulfilled. The hotel we would again choose. "  read hotel review
        5.335714285714286
        September 2012
      • " Altogether a succesful vacation, hotel very recommendable, the food could been more diverse. The service and the kindness of the staff is great. The beach is not ideal: small and stony, but is the pool good. Would spend another vacation ... "  read hotel review
        5.414285714285714
        August 2012
  • Room
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    • Facilities (1)
      Comments related to "Room" found in 1 review
      • " The Riu-hotel has his four stars with good reason deserved. The rooms are in very good condition and both with ceiling fan, as well as with a air conditioning equipped. Also the buffet, ... "  read hotel review
        5.114285714285714
        September 2012

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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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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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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  • Location
    This appealing hotel is located in the tourist area of Nerja, just a promenade away from the large sandy Playa de la Torrecilla beach, and only minutes from the town centre. The Sierra Almijara mountain range is also within walking distance. Pubs, restaurants and shops are all close to the hotel and the centre of Nerja is 800 metres away. The nearest bus stop is about a 30 metres from the hotel; the airport 65 km.
  • The establishment comprises a total of 257 accommodation units. Guests of the establishment are welcomed in the lobby, which has a 24-hour reception and a 24-hour check-out service. Services such as a safe and currency exchange facilities make for a comfortable stay. Internet access and wireless internet access are available in the public areas. Gastronomic options include a restaurant and a bar. Guests can buy holiday mementos from the souvenir shop. Shopping facilities are available. The grounds of the establishment feature a playground and an attractive garden. A playroom is also among the amenities at the establishment. Guests travelling in their own vehicles can make use of the available parking spaces (for a fee). Additional services include a babysitting service, medical assistance, room service, a laundry and a hairdressing salon. A bicycle hire service (for a fee) gives guests the opportunity to explore the surrounding area independently.
  • All accommodation units feature air conditioning, central heating, a fan and a bathroom. The balcony or terrace found in most accommodation units offers additional comfort. Many guests are able to enjoy beautiful sea views from their rooms. Cots and extra beds are available. A safe and a minibar also feature. Most accommodation units are equipped with a telephone, a TV, a radio and wireless internet access. In the bathrooms, guests will find a shower, a bath and a hairdryer.
  • The establishment offers various options for cooling off on hot days, including a children's pool and an indoor pool. A terrace, sun loungers and parasols are available. There is also a poolside snack bar. Those wishing to enjoy sports whilst on holiday can have fun on-site with cycling/mountain biking and golf. For a fee, tennis is also available. Watersports, such as pedal boat hire, are offered. A gym, table tennis and pool/billiards are some of the sports and leisure options available at the establishment. Additional leisure options available to guests include an entertainment programme, an entertainment programme for adults, an entertainment programme for children, live music and a kids' club.
  • The establishment offers the following bookable meals and board options: breakfast, dinner and half board. The menu also offers special dietary cuisine and vegetarian dishes. Guests can enjoy the show cooking, during which the chefs create delicious specialities.
  • The following credit cards are accepted at the establishment: American Express, VISA, Diners Club and MasterCard.
* Neither HolidayCheck nor the provider assumes liability for the accuracy and completeness of the content displayed above. Please take note of the hotel description of the respective operator and bear in mind that the services included in an offer may differ from the catalog description presented here. We are obliged to offer solely those services available at the time of booking as shown on the booking form. © 2013 Giata

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Amenities

Hotel amenities

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

Room amenities

  • Additional childrens' bed
  • Phone
  • Satellite TV
  • Central heating
  • Minibar
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom
  • 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)
  • English
  • Car hire
  • Lake
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi