16 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Very good holiday
"Just arrived home from a 5 day trip at this hotel and cannot give a bad comment,there were 12 women and we all enjoyed it here,the service is 10/10,food,entertainment amenities,location all spot on.the only thing was the bath had a little chip in,the service from Laura in the restaurant was exceptional and also there was a male in the restaurant who we did not get his name he was exceptional,it was a 50th celebration for one of our party and they made it very special,there was also 2 more people who made our stay worth it and they were Leo and Antonio.would I go back to this hotel well yes as we are already looking to go back next year for another 50th,see you all then and thanks again"
- Travel date: 30th April 2016
We had a wonderful holiday at this hotel...
"We had a wonderful holiday at this hotel. The apartment was just right for our needs it was spacious and clean and very bright and airy. The staff were always very kind and helpful. The buffet was very nice and if you have pickey children then this is the ideal way to dine as there is something for everyone.the only point to raise that my husband did not like is that alot of the food had garlic in. the evening entertainment was very good and the atmosphere very relaxed. As a family we would return to this hotel."
- Travel date: 12th August 2008
Do not be fooled by pictures.
"My wife, my three daughters aged 11, 14 and 17 stayed at Marina De Nerja in the Summer of 2007. From pictures that were on some of the reviews we were excited and had high expectations. First negative thing that happened to us is that we arrived a one in the afternoon and were told we could not check in until three o'clock, so we took or rented car and discovered Nerja. When we came back we had to wait longer and finally we got the card for our room. Disappoint as we entered the room. The apartment was very small. Usually when we book a 2-bedroom apartment we get a double bed, two singles and a sofa bed. There was a cramped room with a double bed, a minature room with a single bed and a small living/dining area with a double sofa bed. As if that was not bad enough we had damp in our room. During our stay we encountered bad entertained with two people singing everynight, cats trying to sneak into our groundfloor apartment, the kids club not letting my daughter join in because she wasn't Spanish and not being allowed to have floats in the pool! The positive part of our stay was that the staff were friendly, Nerja is a beautiful town and the local market which had lots of the food we eat at home. The hotel is good but be warned if you are booking a two-bedroom apartment you have to know what your getting yourself in for."
- Travel date: 11th March 2008
"We just booked our flights and hire car on the internet...... We arrived quite early in Malaga and drove up to Nerja. We stopped at the hotel to ask if there were any rooms, the staff are very friendly. We were offered a really good deal for All inclusive or B & B. We had a 2 bedroomed apartment, overlooking the sea on one side and a view into Nerja from the bedroom window. The whole week with all inclusive for 716 Euros......Very good value for money, in our opinion. The dining room is spacious and the lunches are on offer from 1 until 3, then you can take coffee or tea out on the terrace or in the bar if the weather is not so good, the food is excellent. There is some entertainment on offer most nights in the bar, including Flamenco Show on the Saturday night we were there. the bus stops right outside for anyone who does not have a car, and it is only a 10 minute walk to the town along the beach in any case..... We will definitely stay here again.........."
- Travel date: 14th November 2007
Lovely hotel, very clean and they have t...
"Lovely hotel, very clean and they have thought of everything. When we arrived we were given a room on the right of the hotel (if you are facing the front door). We overlooked a dog kennel of about 10 large dogs and at night they barked and barked about every 20 minutes. We had no sleep what so ever, and I am not exaggerating!!! I even had ear plugs in but that didn't help. At 8am I phoned reception to ask to be moved and they moved us immediately! Which suggests to me that this is an ongoing problem. On the other side of the hotel we had a lovely peaceful holiday. We heard nothing at night it was lovely. The food was average, the staff spoke English, the entertainment was not advertised well though. The pool was lovely to look at but you had a choice of either a paddling depth pool for tiny kids or a 1.45m pool for about an 11 year old to stand up in. Nothing in between so I had to buy arm bands for my 10 year old who isn't a brilliant swimmer and my 8 year old who is even worse just so that we didn't have to hold onto them the whole time. Having said that we had a lovely stay. The hotel is right on the beach and the facilities are immaculate. We visited Gibraltar and Granada (all excursions are the same price who ever you book with... we tried loads of operators), so we booked through the hotel The maid service was everyday. Two english channels in our room which showed quite good programmes actually. 12 euros for the safe. Very friendly staff and hotel guests, mainly spanish. Ample sun beds with free mattresses as well as some parasols (they could have had more). The village of Nerje (nerka) is about 5 mins taxi away (6euros) and is worth visiting. The ice cream parlours are to die for. Have a lovely stay in this wonderful hotel but ask for a room on the left of the building away from the dog kennel."
- Travel date: 20th September 2007
Not That Great!
"I have returned today from a 2 week holiday at this complex (28th Aug). Our party consisted of 4 Adults and 3 Children aged 3,5,6 years. We booked two 2 bedroom apartments through Medhotels.com. Having read the reviews posted on this website we anticipated a fantastic resort with many excellent features, particularly for the children. Unfortunately we were sorely disappointed. The resort is a medium sized complex spread over 6 floors. Our apartment was situated on floor 0 and my brothers on floor 3. I will only make direct reference to our apartment at ground level as I cannot comment on my brothers. Our apartment was situated right next to the pool, literally within 10 yards of the water. The apartment could be described at best as "dated", "tired" and somewhat "smelly". It was functional and served a purpose, but by no stretch of the imagination was this a 4* property as advertised. We were greeted by a rather poor quality sofa with torn covers, broken cutlery, damp patches on the bathroom ceiling which we believe is where the smell was coming from, and the patio doors were less than secure. The advantages of the room was that being that close to the pool it meant we could use it to dive in and out of during the day to refresh drinks. The complex itself has some serious failings as a "family" resort, the most serious being the advertised Kids Club. This consisted of a hut, a play area and a non english speaking member of staff, yep, one member of staff. No booking in proceedure and what was worse was that when we put two of our children in, they were left with the girl who said they were going to the beach to make sandcastles....My wife returned 15 minutes later to discover that our sons were not there, upon asking the girl where they were, she shrugged her shoulders and said "which boys"!! In the present climate this was totally unacceaptable to us. From this point it was apparant that the kids club would have to be out of bounds for our children. You should also be aware that you are not allowed any items in the pool other that inflatable arm bands....Nothing, if you do you will immediatly told to take them out...Disappointing attitude from staff all round I would say. The entertainment is awful, that is the only word I can use.... It does not start til 10pm and one of the shows was very adult not partiularly suitable of children. I cannot say anything good about the entertainment at all. Please also be aware that if you have one of the lower apartments, you will not be able to get any sleep prior to 11.30pm due to the "entertainment" taking place around the pool. Children do not get early nights in this resort. It is very loud and no consideration is given to small children or babies. I would say the walk is more 25/30 minutes into town with a further 15 to the actualy tow square, best bet is taxi for 6 euros. The town is nice, loads of bars and restaurants and the mandatory tourist tat shops. Watch out the english are coming with the egg and chip bars!!! Please don't misunderstand me, the complex is ok, you get what you pay for I guess, It is not expensive and that needs to be taken into account. We enjoyed ourselves as we made our own entertainment and let the kids enjoy themselves. Would I return.....Nah, just not my type of place. The staff would need to be more friendly and the resort completely refurbished. Oh, food....OK....Gets dull after a while as very repetative!"
- Travel date: 27th August 2007
The Marinas de Nerja is a lovely hotel c...
"The Marinas de Nerja is a lovely hotel carefully designed so every room has a view of the pool and just beyond that the beach and sea. It is situated just on the outskirts of Nerja and is a short walk or bus ride into the town centre. You can walk along from the front of the hotel and this will take you by the popular Donkey and Animal Sanctuary, a charity that works extremely hard to take care of any stray, dumped, or injured animals in Nerja. Visitors are always very welcome to help out or just take a look around and meet the British couple who run the place. Walk along the back on the hotel and you can walk down the beach all the way to the town and its many bars and restaurants. The hotel itself is really nice....clean and comfortable rooms, with the bed in a separate room. A small kitchen area with sink, hob, microwave and all the utensils you need. The restaurant is reasonably priced, you pay the set price for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner then help yourself to as much as you want from the Buffet style spread with hot breakfasts cooked to request. There is a good sized swimming pool outside in the centre of the complex with a small bad on an island serving cold drinks and ice-creams. The reception staff were helpful and friendly, booking taxis or giving advice on the best places to eat (although I would recommend Fusion on the most popular Burriana Beach. Overall we had a lovely holiday here, can't fault the place, and would definitely love to go back soon."
- Travel date: 3rd August 2007
Fantastic holiday for FAMILIES! 1st class
"Stayed for 10 days, Superperb pools & food Location ok - need a 15 min walk to nerja - but a great hotel and service. Hygenie standars excellent minor complaints - although there a signs stating you cannot reserve loungers - it was very funny wathcing people at 6 am - placing there towels in place....note I was up early due to my 2 & 5 year old girls. however superb flamenco and unfussy service will return regards Martin"
- Travel date: 2nd August 2007
Fantastic Hotel and resort
"This hotel is superb and I would definitely recommend it as the place to stay in Nerja. We had a spacious 2 bedroom apartment overlooking the pool and the sea. The room was spotlessly cleaned with fresh towels every day. Huge pool. The hotel staff are very helpful. We were half board and had breakfast every day and the evening meal on a couple of occasions, the food is very nice and there is a wide variety to choose from. There are activities during the day and evening to keep any children and even some adults entertained! Nerja centre itself is only 15/20mins walk via the beach or 5mins (6 euros) by taxi. If you have a hire car, there is a big car park in the centre of town free of charge. There are lots and lots of bars and restaurants to choose from, catering for all tastes, you can't go wrong with any of them. What I particular like about Nerja is that although there is alot to do in the centre it is still very spanish and not over commercialised or spoilt. Nearby Frigliana (15mins drive) is a must visit for a lovely little town with fantastic scenery and restaurants."
- Travel date: 1st July 2007
very nice hotel
"Just returned from a week at the Marinas De nerja, overall this is a really good hotel very nice room we booked with Travel Republic and although we only booked a Studio Apartment were given a two bedroom apartment on the ground floor overlooking the pool ,having a fridge etc was very useful for cold drinks and lunches. We were half board and were quite happy with the food never had a bad meal all week. There are quite alot of people staying with Saga at the hotel but also families with young children didn't see many older children or teenagers but I suppose it could change in the summer holidays. There was'nt much entertainment Bingo and something for the small children. Its only about a 15 to 20 minute walk into Nerja where there is more going on. We hired a car as it worked out cheaper than taxi transfer from the airport and were able to see a little bit of the area. Visited Frigiliana which is a very pretty village in the mountains and also Lake Vinuela which was a lovely drive. Thought Nerja was a lovely place to wander round not high rise or really crowded All in all think this is a very nice part of Spain and will definately be returning."
- Travel date: 10th June 2007
Had a wonderful time!
"My husband and I stayed at this lovely place for a week at the end of March/early April 2007. Had a room on the second floor, overlooking the tennis courts/mountains/and could just glimpse the ocean. We were pleasantly surprised at both the size and the cleanliness and the furnishings. Really very nice! We went for self-catering, which was a good option, because we didn't want to spend too much time hanging around the hotel and the food (we had dinner there just once) was a bit average. would not recommend all inclusive. Generally, the place is full of older people and families. The bar and entertainment cater mostly to this crowd. There was bingo every night!! This was nice for us because people were quiet :) There were a lot of Spanish families staying as well, which is a good sign! The walk down to town is very nice along the beach, or you can take the bus (10 minutes to town). We definitely recommend going to Malaga by bus as well to see the Picasso Museum and eating at El Pimpi! Bus leaves outside hotel and takes 1.5 hours or so. Special thanks to the very helpful receptionist David who gave us some great tips on what to do! Only minus point is that the walls are a bit thin and you will hear some noise from outsiders. Also, it is a 65 euro journey from the Airport."
- Travel date: 8th April 2007
great for kids
"Stayed at Marinas Aparthotel for 12 days on HB basis.Rooms were good quality with small kitchenette 1 bedroom with sofa bed in living area really only suitabe for young kids.Pool area excellent with ample beds & grass area overlooking the beach which provided a nice breeze The beginning of July was quieter but the demand for beds increased as the days went by with the usual early morning dashes for the cushions. Breakfast was really good but evening meal got a bit boring after a few days.(I like spicy foods) We only discovered that we could opt for lunch as opposed to evening meal at the end of holiday.Location of hotel is quite a distance from the town & takes a good 20/25 mins along the beach.The kids loved the hotel & didn't want to leave it plenty of organised events during the day for all age groups. A great mixture of nationalities which is lovely to see. Nerja town is lovely for evenings & worth forgoing a few meals in the hotel for the good quality restaurants Enjoy"
- Travel date: 18th February 2007
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