42 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Friendly and comfortable hotel
"This was our fifth stay at the Nerja Club over a period of twenty years and we have never been disappointed.
The hotel is clean and comfortable, the facilities are good and there's always a great choice in the restaurant, or in the cafe-bar. But the best thing about the Nerja Club is the staff; friendly, approachable, helpful. Just a great bunch of people, and many have been there for years. We'll certainly go back."
- Travel date: Tue 14th of June 2016
"Once again a good stay at the Nerja Club.This was our third time here.A warm friendly greeting always welcomes you from staff.Great food,good variation made by the head Chef Jose Luis Delgado Paloma,also referring to the restaurant Head waiter Jose Antonio Ruuiz and all his staff extremely curious and friendly 10/10.All in all a very pleasurable stay."
- Travel date: Thu 26th of March 2015
Hot. Hot. Hot. !!!
"For me and a lot of other people I have met each year at Nerja Club. this is the best 3 star hotel in the area.The accomodation is very clean and tidy,they have a lovely terrace and great pool to relax by.the food is good, the evening entertainment is good and the staff excellent.The front of the hotel overlooks mountains and the back the sea,15 minutes to the nearest beech, very good value for money.Cannot wait to get back next year. "
- Travel date: Mon 8th of October 2012
"The hotel is situated around 15 - 20 min walk from the main town. Most places are quite a hike away. Its location would be ideal for anyone who likes to be pool based.
The room was very old fashioned and worn out, like there were tiles in the bathroom which needed attention. The TV was a portable one, with only one english channel available.
The hotel offers evening entertainment which was good,one of the waiters Rafa is a singer.
The reception staff were very friendly and helpful.
Only complaint would be one waiter called Anthony, who was abrupt and rude on several occasions. He didnt appear to engage with any of the visitors, and was argumentative several times when he made mistakes with the drinks. All the other waiters and bar staff were very good, friendly and helpful."
- Travel date: Thu 19th of July 2012
Simply the Best
"We have just returned from another excellent stay at this hotel, which we have been visiting at least once a year for 20 years. Antonio, the management team and staff do their utmost to ensure their guests have an enjoyable visit. It was our first visit since the refurbishment programme and we were impressed with the improvements, the new indoor fitness centre and especially the improved sunbathing terrace and pool area. The new glass surround certainly makes full use of the excellent views over the town to the sea. As walkers the hotel is ideal for our needs as it is on the edge of town near to the hills and reception now have a file of walking routes available for guests who are new to the area and will also advise on places of interest to visit. We always enjoy our stay at this hotel and would recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing, good value break in the sun. We are already looking forward to our next visit."
- Travel date: Mon 23rd of April 2012
Very fiendly hotel
"We went there several years ago and have been back every year since and
most of the clients are repeat people you have seen before.
the people who complain shoul have gone to a five star hotel
but probably could not afford to do so, we shal be returning this year and i expect we shall have the same friendly welcome and service.
- Travel date: Sun 8th of January 2012
Great value in a lovely, friendly hotel
"My wife and I booked a two-week holiday at the Nerja Club Hotel in July, 2011, with half board. We booked it nearly nine months in advance, discovering what we thought was a bargain not to be missed, however early. Setting out, we were a little worried that there might be a snag.
We had stayed previously in Nerja in 2005 and so knew the geography of the town and were aware that a walk to the super Burriana Beach would be steeply downhill and take 15-20 minutes, but also that the return to the hotel would be best achieved slowly and take about 20-25 minutes. My wife and I are both over 60 but we welcome a walk since on holiday, we are inclined to eat and drink quite a lot, perhaps more than is good for us, so that would be no problem. Neither was it any problem to head for the lively centre of the Balcon de Europa or the bus station, and the return by the top road was gentler. Anyway, of course there are always taxis for those who donât like walking (6â¬)!
We understood from other reviews and Thomson that the hotel was to be refurbished over the next months and wondered if we were to be given sub-standard accommodation at the price. Well, any fears that we may have had were soon allayed.
First of all, on arrival at 12.30 am, we were one of two parties to check in and with a cordial welcome, we were soon on our way to room 311 on the third floor. The room was smartly decorated in red and white, had a good bathroom with bath and shower, and was blessed with efficient air-conditioning. Waiting for us in the room was a cold meal with water. In fact, I even managed to get a pint in the bar downstairs at 5 to1 and the service was friendly and welcoming. In the morning, we were delighted to find that our balcony overlooked the attractive swimming pool and patio. In fact, the view beyond was over a delightful residential area of well-designed Spanish homes and luxuriant greenery to the sea, something we had not expected.
Breakfast was served between the generous hours of 8 am and 10.30 am, and supper between 7.30 pm and 10 pm. We were pleased with these flexible mealtimes and more than satisfied with the quality and variety of food provided which was well presented and could not fail to please all needs and tastes. The restaurant, situated downstairs, was air-conditioned and fairly spacious. There was seldom a queue for food.
The bar was smart and the staff pleasant, efficient and patient. We have never experienced such a sensible Happy Hour (between 5.30 and 6.30 pm) where any drinks purchased were subject to a 50% discount whatever they were. We also availed ourselves of some of the quite good entertainment provided though we prefer to spend most of our evenings down at Burriana Beach or in the vicinity of the lively Balcon de Europa town centre where on Friday, 16th July, we enjoyed the fireworks, music and dancing of the townâs Carmen fiesta.
We found the Reception staff very pleasant, polite people who were always obliging and immediately attentive to our needs e.g. our television required re-tuning for English programmes, and my wife was able to borrow a hair dryer free of charge. We found the staff willing to offer advice and information.
Both our room and the hotel in general were always smart and very clean. The cleaning staff work hard from early in the morning. Though a relatively small hotel, we found the Nerja Club elegant and comfortable. We enjoyed the complimentary use of the hotelâs new spa and jacuzzi
At a personal level, we would recommend the three excursions which we found good value for money and we were picked up on each occasion from the Nerja Club Hotel. While we enjoyed the day trip to CÃ³rdoba, a personal pilgrimage to visit the famous and amazing Mezquita, it required a lot of travelling. We were impressed by the other two trips, the first by train and coach to the El Chorro Gorge and Lake District, which was beautiful and relaxing; and the second by jeep, the Nature Tour Combi, which included a walk along a river, a swim in a pool, a barbecue meal in a pine forest and an winding ascent to a breathtaking mountain belvedere. Leader and driver was the charismatic Dutchman, Michael. We also made our own outings to the white town of Frigiliana and the Cave of Nerja, both inspiring places.
Finally, both my wife and I wish to thank the Hotel Nerja Club wholeheartedly for the lovely holiday, the cordiality of all staff and the hospitality which we enjoyed while in this establishment. There can be no hotel, in Nerja at least, which is such good value.
- Travel date: Fri 29th of July 2011
Cheap and cheerful
"I like this place ... and I have returned several times, having said that, it certainly is not by any means the nicest hotel I ever stayed in..
let me just make a list of points rather than waffle on
Food, Rubbish/rotten/ lousy
Rooms, small but comfortable , some have been recently modernised and have top notch bathrooms
BEDS... too small if you are taller than 6ft
Public lounge areas.. very nice
Pool area.. very nice
Definitely not child friendly. dont bring kids here
There is entertainment every night.. a couple of nights it is good but the rest of the week you will have geriatric singers who all repeat the same act as each other ...
New spa facility .. Outstandingly excellent.
I was on B & B basis and the breakfast was pretty poor.
Next time I come ( and I will return ) I will get room only and go into town for breakfast ...
Unless you are a keep fit nut, rent a car.
Ok then, to summarise .. Its a quiet friendly and comfortable place, and it grows on you .. I bet nearly everyone I met last week were returning guests..
Its cheap but the food is pretty poor.. and you cant actually get any food between 3pm and 7.30pm the kitchen closes !!!
- Travel date: Wed 18th of May 2011
Tried it once and keep going back
"Just returned from our 9th visit.The changes to the hotel are wonderful, its just had a refurb to the bar, rooms and pool area. They have also added a gym and a spa. Thankfully they didn't change the staff they are ALL kind, polite and very helpful. We are returning in Septemeber again and would recommend giving the hotel a visit and enjoy the same care that we get when we stay there"
- Travel date: Sat 7th of May 2011
Best 3 star hotel on Costa Del Sol
"Over the winter this lovely hotel has had a face lift and is even better than it was before.Long been a favourite of mine because of its cleanliness and friendlines it now boasts an indoor swimming pool,jacuzzi and gym.The rooms are newly furnished and much care has been taken with them.The new poolside furniture is equally well chosen and an excellent place to have a drink or two brought to you by the attentive waiters.Eveyone who works at this hotel wil go out of their way to make your stay one to remember.In the unlikely event of you wanting to get out the sunshine then each room is fitted with a flat screen tv."
- Travel date: Thu 31st of March 2011
10 - excellent - sobresaliente
"Excellent hotel: friendly, everything clean, delicious breakfast and dinnerbuffet, live-animation and all sorts of facilities. An absolute must for every tourist! "
- Travel date: Mon 18th of October 2010
"Our first visit to this hotel, we found it to be small and peaceful. Everyone very friendly.
Rooms are average size and kept clean. We could not lock the balcony door on arrival but that was corrected during the day. Town and beach are walkable and there is a good bus service.
Swimming pool, small but adequate, the size does not really cater for too many children as they soon take over the pool!
Food, up to standard for a 3 star hotel especially the breakfast. Unfortunately, spain has entered the World of plastic food and we think that some of the mean for dinner was reformed - that was a shame! Terrific salad bar though. All in all had a really good 14 day holiday and would go again."
- Travel date: Wed 6th of October 2010