19 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
This was our third visit to the Plaza Ca...
"This was our third visit to the Plaza Cavana and I am afraid it will be our last. The hotel is clean and tidy and good value, but all the rooms suffer from 'road noise' starting around 0500. All the corridors and bedrooms have hard services that also contribute to the noise. The rooms only have one 'hard' chair at the dressing table, therefore no where to sit in the room and we could not get any english television channels all week - even though they said they were trying to fix the problem. (We overheard another conversation and it seems to be a problem in the hotel generally). The meals are good, but the service can be very slow, generally good value. The areas around the hotel are all starting to look very tired and rather dirty. The beaches etc could all do with a good clean up. There is a lot of building work behind the hotel and they are laying paving slabs in the narrow side streets in the main areas. "
- Travel date: 4th March 2008
Never been to Mainland Spain before and ...
"Never been to Mainland Spain before and was not disappointed. Nerja is a lovely place and people so very friendly. The hotel was very nice and well presented. The staff were so good at their jobs and very friendly. Our room was nice and clean and the maid did a great job cleaning it for us. The food was so nice (yummy) and we were so glad we stayed half board. We were very central and just outside our hotel was where you can get the train that takes you around Nerja. We walked for hours and just loved everything about the resort. We walked to the beach and watched the paella being made. We visited Nerja Caves which were fantastic and well worth a visit. Went to Granada for the day and up to village in the mountains above Nerja. Would recommend hotel, you will be looked after so well. "
- Travel date: 24th October 2007
loved the quaint streets
"Went to plaza cavana hotel for a week. We have never been to mainland spain before but we always wanted to visit Nerja, so decided to go for a weeks break. We were not disappointed either as the hotel was very nice. the staff were friendly. Our room was very nice and clean and very quiet too. Food was really nice as we stayed half board we ate in their restaurant and i can safely say the service was 2nd to none and the staff were so attentive. The food was very nice too as was the wine and oh those BIG GLASSES that you get your G& T's in are awesome. Hubby loved them. We did lots of walking everyday.We did go to Granada for the day and we did go and see Nerja Caves and we went to the village (forgot name) up on the mountain which was lovely too. All in all we both enjoyed our weeks stay and would go back to the same hotel again for a week. If you go make sure you go on the train that takes you around Nerja, it is great fun and it stops outside the hotel. It is great place for sitting outside with a drink and watching the world go by. Enjoy your holiday we did."
- Travel date: 15th October 2007
'No disappointments at all' Phil and Yoni, Warrington.England.
"We found this little bit of perfection on the internet. We were looking for somewhere different, more quality, away from the normal hotel styles of Spain. For me it was a return to Spain after 20 yrs and a first for my wife, who is from Turkey. The moment we saw the photo's and read the reviews we knew this was the place for us. I contacted the hotel by email and all went swimmingly with Erica and Jenny, two of the front managment staff being extemely helpful, including the arrangement of a bouquet of roses in our room on arrival. (Thank-you Jenny.) From the time we arrived this was a home from home. The hotel is immaculately clean and has a lovely warm feel throughout. The rooms are very comfortable and ours(a superior) was very tastefully furnished. Our balcony overlooked the square and yes at times the noise got a little louder but was never a problem. The Plaza is very close to the Balcon De Europa and all shops restaurants Etc. but no worries about disturbance, after midnight'ish Nerja centre becomes a quieter place. The rooftop pool is a welcome retreat and as the hotel does not really cater for kids is very peaceful with lovely views of the mountains or you can have a nose at the street below. Breakfast is an unhurried affair and again the choice is good. A 'BIG' plus here, the maids never hassle you of a morning, so if you want to sleep you can. All we can say a big big thank-you To Paco, Nancy, Erica, Jenny, Jose' (the night man.) and all at the Plaza. We loved it and will be coming back. Phil and Yoni."
- Travel date: 3rd October 2007
"Just back from a 2 week stay at the Plaza Cavana and loved it!!!The hotel is right in the centre of the resort and a stones throw from the Balcon de Europa and two beaches. The hotel looks fairly traditional from the outside but it has a lovely internal courtyard and loads of character. The hotel itself was spotless clean with a daily maid service providing clean towels etc. The staff were always pleasant and helpful. The roof top pool has great views of the sea and the mountains, the pool itself is small but it is more for just dipping in and out of when it gets too hot rather than for swimming in. Can't wait to go back!!"
- Travel date: 29th June 2007
A little gem!
"We stayed at the Hotel Plaza Cavana, booked through Portland Direct (part of Thomsons). The small hotel has 39 rooms and is perfectly located if you want to be in the centre of things and surrounded by the hustle and bustle of a busy town. It's located just a stone's throw from the Balcon. It looked as though the hotel had recently been refurbished - everything looked clean and new. Without exception the staff were very friendly and most of them spoke some English. Breakfast is from 8.30am until 10.30am. There's plenty to choose from - fruit, cheese, meat, a selection of bread (they have a toaster), cereal and you can pay extra if you want to order hot food. They have a computer with Internet access in the lobby area - 1 euro for 10 minutes. There's a vending machine next to it with a selection of reasonable priced snacks and drinks to purchase. There are two small pools - a lovely one one on the roof (great views over Nerja and the mountains) and another one indoors, where there is also a small gym that looked brand new. They have a sauna and jacuzzi but you have to pay 15 euro (for one) / 20 euro (for both) per couple to use these. There were only a few small downsides: - We had a room overlooking the square and it got very noisy at times, caused mainly by the scooters driving past/parking across the road. You'll need to close your balcony window to get any peace and quiet. If you want a quieter room, request one overlooking the little courtyard in the middle of the hotel - The air conditioning is only switched on during the "summer season" and we found that it got quite stuffy in the room on some nights - You have to pay for a safe deposit box in your room - 1.80 euro per day Despite these, I wouldn't hesitate in staying at the Hotel Plaza Cavana again."
- Travel date: 22nd April 2007
Nice Friendly Hotel
"I stayed in the hotel for a 2 weeks holidays and we got impressed about the services, facilities and staff in the hotel"
- Travel date: 29th March 2007
Lovely little Hotel
"We booked this Hotel for a February week away from the English weather. The hotel was, as other guests have stated, very clean and ideally situated just around the corner from the Balcon de Europa. The breakfasts were simple but adequate. If you want a 5 star start to the day then book into a 5 star hotel. We thought the staff were extremely friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Unfortunately the roof top pool was undergoing a complete revamp and so the whole of the roof terrace was out of bounds. This is a pitfall of travelling in the low season and to be expected. I would imagine if you stayed here during the high season the rooms could be quite noisy. However at this time of year we were never kept awake. All in all for us the hotel was perfect."
- Travel date: 4th March 2007
"Stayed here for the second time (previously stayed in Dec 06) but this time with the family, we could not fault anything there, the food, rooms and staff were excellent. Would highly recommend this hotel, looking forward to returning again at some stage."
- Travel date: 15th February 2007
Loved our Xmas holiday in Hotel Plaza Cavana.
"We have just returned from our Xmas holiday in this fabulous hotel, we spent 1wks holiday with my daughter and her husband and we were all very impressed by the cleanliness and service of staff in the hotel (1st class) infact we would certainly book this hotel again. However we all decided the next time we return we would only book bed-breakfast as there are so many fab restaurants to choose from. The bar prices in the hotel we found very reasonable and comfortable, as you usually find hotel prices are a lot more expensive. E. CARTMAN NEWCASTLE"
- Travel date: 8th January 2007
"This was our third stay at the Plaza Cavana since our first visit to Nerja in 2000. It is clean, comfortable, warm and well priced at this time of year. Perfectly located for all the old town has to offer. We have always had quieter rooms overlooking the side street. Beds are a bit on the hard side. Buffet breakfast is more than adequate, there's a pleasant dining room and an attractive lounge/bar. Rooftop terrace and pool, and a small indoor pool too. Building work is going on out of sight at the back of the hotel, causing some noise, but no real problems. Generally, this hotel has much to commend it and we would stay again. The second week in December was quiet in Nerja, but the weather was excellent - blue skies and 20 degrees during the day, warm enough for lunch outside. Cool in the evenings, but many bars have outdoor heaters. Although several places were closed for holidays, there was plenty of choice of places to eat and drink. There were decorative lights in the streets and on the Balcon and some attractive window displays, but on the whole Christmas seemed low key and relaxed. Anyone wanting a cheaper accommodation option might consider the nearby Hostal Mena - we stayed there for a week in February a couple of years ago. It is delightful, although lack of central heating might put some people off in the Winter months."
- Travel date: 17th December 2006
Well, what can we say? Fantastico! The...
"Well, what can we say? Fantastico! The hotel, superb, location fab, spotlessly clean, very accommodating. Staff lovely and very friendly. It was wonderful with the square 'Noise' which you have to expect in Spain overlooking all the charm of a typical Spanish location. Several times, we had the gypsies singing outside at night walking home from The El Molino Flamenco bar, guitars too! What could be more authentic and enjoyable than hearing the sounds of happiness. Even the birds sing at midnight outside the hotel. Weather was great mid Nov for 2 weeks. Can't complain about anything in Nerja. Tapas, restaurants, paella on the beach in Buriani Beach. There is also an unbelievably Good Asian restaurant in the square opposite the Balcon de Europa. Very modern, excellent cuisine and we found ourselves dining there often. Prices are very reasonable and there is a choice of Thai, Japanese and Chinese. Superb quality! The Tuesday market is a great experience too in Nerja. Shops are great too. You all must go to Nerja! Can't wait to return next year."
- Travel date: 2nd December 2006
Hotel Plaza Cavana is also called
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