10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
The Best Holiday
"I have just returned from the Parador hotel in Nerja. I loved the fact that most if not all the rooms have balconies facing the sea. I had a beautiful room looking out to the sea. The restaurant and garden are also looking out to the sea. I only had breakfast in the hotel and enjoyed the variety of good restaurants that were nearby. Nerja itself is very pretty with lots to see. I travelled alone and was given a twin room for less than the price of per person sharing, which was a pleasant surprise when one is accustomed to a surcharge. I will certainly be going back."
- Travel date: 21st June 2006
Location Location Location
"We stay at the Parador in Nerja every year, we tend to stay a week in an apartment close by and extend the holiday by spending a few nights at the Parador. We never feel quite ready to go home, I think that speaks volumes in terms of the whole holiday experience. The Parador I believe is the best located hotel in Nerja. I do prefer the eastern end of the town, its that much quieter with just a 10 minute stroll to the Balcon. We always stay B&B as there is a variety of restaurants in Nerja itself. The hotel is well run and the staff always courteous; there is an old fashioned feel to the hotel, with a tried & tested formula that ensures its customers return year after year. Initially the look of the hotel as we passed by put us off, however once you pass through the doors of the Nerja Parador the outlook changes completely. All the rooms we have stayed in to date have had superb views. The breakfast on the terrace overlooking Burriana is something else! Access to Burriana via the lift is also a bonus, especially for anyone with mobility problems, although with all the good food available in Nerja I prefer to walk the hills to try and work off some of the calories! There are never any problems getting sunbeds, I have never seen it overcrowded and the hotel supplies fresh towels at the pool area every day. I totally recommend the Parador, if its your first visit to Nerja and to the Parador, the likelihood is that you will want to return."
- Travel date: 30th April 2006
Lovely & Well Located
"Yes it's '70's-Retro meets IKEA' although fairly tastefully and sensibly done. We stayed for a week mid March in a 'Basic Double' which was probably one of the older rooms without a balcony. The room was spacious, clean, with TV and was serviced quickly and efficiently when we went for breakfast. Excellent hot & cold buffet breakfast, inside or out on the terrace when the weather was OK. Bar/restaurant area open plan on two levels nice place to sit, have a bevy, read your book and relax. Garden and pool area located outside on top of the cliffs overlooking the beach and prom. There's a lift for Parador guests to use to go down to the prom where there are a load of restaurants/cafes. The Parador is situated only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Nerja where there is a huge selection of restaurants. Dining in the Parador looked as though it could be expensive. We stayed just out of season, the weather wasn't fantastic although on the other side the town itself wasn't overflowing with visitors as it apparently does high season. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan to return for a short break in a few weeks time. Would I recomend the Parador at Nerja......yes! NB one last thing if you plan to stay here contact and book directly with the Parador and don't use the booking agency which apears on the Parador website."
- Travel date: 31st March 2006
"Stayed at the Parador for 2 nights mid-Feb. Not quite what we expected initially, but didn't take long for us to appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of the building. Plenty of 70s retro touches - furniture, sofas and even in the lifts! A lovely big room (superior double) overlooking the sea with a huge balcony. Breakfast busy but plenty of choice. Ate in 2 excellent restaurants a short walk from the hotel - "The Gallery" and "Langdons". Food great and cheap as well. An excellent first experience of Paradors for us."
- Travel date: 23rd February 2006
"Have stayed here before and there is no doubt that it is a lovely hotel in a great location.Personally I would not pay a supplement for a so-called superior room. The supplement is about Â£30 per day and the definition of 'superior' seems to vary from week to week. The first time we stayed we booked a basic room and were given a superb room in the newer wing. This time we booked a superior room at Â£30 per night extra and were allocated a room nowhere near as nice. We were told that the newer wing was closed for cleaning, although some rooms were in use during our stay.Upon registering our disapppointment we were eventually given the room allocated but with no supplement. My relatives who stay in many Paradors reckon that it is better not to arrive too early in the day as the hotels tend to hold back the better rooms until later in the day."
- Travel date: 18th February 2006
One night is not enough
"Couldn't fault this hotel. We had a beautiful room with a beautiful view of the med and a lovely sunbathing terrace. Its a only few minutes walk from the town centre but its a nice walk. The buffet style breakfast is very nice with cava/bucks fizz or red wine on offer as it is in every parador hotel. Very clean and quiet Hotel."
- Travel date: 22nd November 2005
Oooh, those sunrises!
"Stayed here over the New Year 2004/2005. It was our second stay so we knew what to expect when we booked a deluxe room with a long balcony overlooking the sea. The hotel is built on top of the cliff overlooking Burriana Beach, and has a lift/elevator to whisk guests down to the seafront where there is an excellent choice of beachside restaurants. The room was a good size with a comfortable bed, spotlessly clean, with a well appointed bathroom and THAT VIEW which made rising at sunrise an absolute must! Drinking a pre-breakfast coffee while watching the sun rise out of the sea, and feeling its warmth in the depths of winter made the journey worthwhile. Breakfast can be taken on the terrace or indoors, and consists of a splendid choice to suit anyone. Lunch and drinks are also served here or in the restaurant, which offers an adequate choice - although a short 15 minute stroll will take you into the heart of Nerja where there is a wide choice of restaurants and bars. Nerja makes a good base for exploring this region or for just lazing on the beach, and The Parador is an ideal place to stay."
- Travel date: 8th November 2005
Great location, excellent view!
"This was definately the best hotel to stay in if you are visiting Nerja. The cleanliness of the rooms, the standard of the breakfast, the pool, not having to fight for a sunbed, the spacious, green surroundings, the lift to the beach (where you can pick up the best paella for on 5 euro) and finally the view - the beach in front of you and the Nevadas behind. Just gorgeous. In a convenient enough location...and you can just sit on your balcony overlooking both the pool and the ocean in the evenings. The downfalls - the staff, one member of staff in particular 'Belen' didnt seem to like the English - she was all smiles for the Spanish and so damn miserable to us...then finally, the cost of drink/alcohol in the hotel is double that of anywhere else - but why eat/drink there anyway, when there are so many other nicer places around. We would definately go back."
- Travel date: 10th September 2005
Loved the lift (elevator) to the beach
"This was the 3rd Parador of our holiday to Andalucia in the South of Spain. It just pipped the other 2 (Malaga and Mojacar) in terms of excellence. Great views from the 2 floor. excellent pool (quite large), loved the lift to the beach, good food (although a bit pricey), fabulous grounds with plenty of space and sun loungers, just think that you can't go wrong in this hotel chain (and it's owned by the Spanish Government). Loved Nerja. We will return."
- Travel date: 20th July 2005
Highly recommended - itâs a superb place to stay.
"In my view the best hotel in Nerja and we will certainly go back again. The service and facilities are excellent; and the locationâs panoramic views are unrivalled. Some guidebooks comment unfavourably about the design of the front of the hotel â please ignore â itâs because all the rooms, balconies and lawns are (very sensibly) on the back facing south to the sun and the sea views. Thereâs also the benefit of a large, secure, private carpark for residents right by the front entrance. Step inside the hotel and the wow-factors commence â style and efficiency everywhere. Good reception, nice shop, beautiful courtyard and fountains, very modern bar and lounge. A swish restaurant with top-notch food â much better value than a UK equivalent. Superb breakfasts on the lovely terrace overlooking the extensive lawns that slope down to the cliff-top boundary wall. Good swimming pool with free towels and sun-loungers â with plenty of space on the lawns for sunbathing. And also â thereâs the glass fronted private lift down the cliff-face to the best beach in Nerja. I recommend the superior rooms â theyâre on the top two floors. Almost all have fantastic views â go for any of rooms 305 â 320 or 329 - 331on top floor, same 200-type numbers on floor below. Standard rooms are on the 100 floor. The superior rooms are stylish and spacious, nice bathrooms with good bath (shower overhead) and two sinks; separate toilet / bidet room off the bathroom; good size balconies and great views. Beds and housekeeping service were excellent. The Double with Hydrobath rooms have small courtyards instead of balconies â theyâre on the ground floor so miss out on the stupendous views. Quite a few discounts are available at times when booked via the paradores/english website."
- Travel date: 30th May 2005
Parador de Nerja is also called
- Parador de Nerja Malaga
- parador nerja