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Super clean, with carefully manicured outdoor space
Oct 31st, 2020
Quality hotel, and systems they have put in place for Covid were very thorough. Checked everyone’s temperature before entering restaurant, facemasks obligatory in all public areas. Wonderful pool with frontline sea views and to the side of the hotel a lovely pool with fish. Extensive choice for buffet and breakfast. As the numbers were very reduced, because of the virus, I expected that there would be less abundance of choice, especially to prevent wastage ( which I disapprove of). Under the circumstances, they, the staff are doing a great job. Well mannered and polite and friendly. The scrambled eggs in the morning were wonderful, just as I like them. Bacon was very hard and leathery for two days but the rest of the seven days we were there, it was fine. Thanks to all the staff for your hard work, much appreciated. Room always cleaned perfectly and cleaning ladies excellent. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER
Fabulous time at the Monica.
Oct 29th, 2020
The hotel is sadly closing on 4th November 2020 with no reopening date known. (Francisco the manager and reception staff confirmed). Upon arrival we were impressed by the COVID-19 precautions, with hand gel available everywhere including lifts and rooms. Temperatures were taken before entry to dining facilities. Because of this cursed pandemic very few foreign guests were staying, the majority being Spanish. Personally I felt safer there than in the UK. The food was much the same as usual but due to reduced guest numbers without the normal amount on display. The infamous brown scratchy towels are still being used. Similar to sandpaper, exfoliating rather than drying. This needs to change for the reopening. Staff very attentive and efficient as usual. We will miss them whilst we wait to discover a reopening date so that we can return to our favourite hotel. All in all we had a super 18 night holiday. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER
Great accommodation, food and staff
Oct 16th, 2020
This is a 4* star hotel with 5* service. In fact we had such an enjoyable time we extended our stay ( and I have never done that before ) Housekeeping was brilliant and the sea view was glorious. Buffet style food that simply had an endless choice of goodies at both breakfast and dinner. Sally is a veggie and the chefs were happy to prepare or modify any dish if there was nothing she liked. What a great attitude.The premises were spotless and the Covid cleaning was self evident. Even at the poolside chairs, parasols and safety rails into the pool were constantly being disinfected. Our safety as guests was clearly paramount. We would happily recommend this hotel and hope to return asap. A special "thank you" to Lola and her colleagues on Reception TRIPADVISOR.COM USER
Oct 13th, 2020
The first point I would like to make you was brilliant about Covid-19 Location 4 stars the views was amazing and right on the beach Room 2 stars The towels in the bathroom was hard not soft and not replaced after being used the walls was very thin we could hear nexts doors television early in the morning and at night you could say every time I went in our room also they must have been deaf because they was talking very loudly I informed the reception they told me I must wait until the morning then telephone number 9 and inform them ( seriously ) not happy your staff couldn’t sort the problem straight away as the visitors was still in the room Restaurant I’m sorry but only 2 star the food for breakfast and evening meals every bland not a good choice better quality in the outside restaurants and snacks bars Restaurant and Bar staff 4 stars no complaints We have been in seven RIU hotels around the world but this is not the standard we are use to TRIPADVISOR.COM USER
Oct 8th, 2020
Wonderful location within a few minutes walk from the centre of Nerja. A very Covid safe environment throughout the hotel. Welcoming staff and a wonderful set out room. Well equipped with a super view as we were allocated a 6th floor room. Plenty of lifts so that wasn't an issue. Mini bar not stocked, but fridge still available which was a nice unexpected bonus allowing us to chill our own drinks. Buffet varied and plentiful both for breakfast and evening meals. Pool area well laid out with plenty of sunloungers and a pool bar nearby. Private access to the paseo and beach which is within 50M of the hotel. If I had to list a couple of negatives.... Double Room booked was 2 single beds pushed together. Not what we would have expected when booking a double room. Towels in the room whilst adequate were nowhere near luxury. Small and not exactly plush. Very basic. Dinner plates for all meals were the size of a side or childs plate. Annoying because if you want a decent sized meal you have to keep returning to the buffet as it's impossible to put every item on the plate. Oh and I have a healthy appetite but nowhere near a 'big eater'! All in all however the negatives nowhere near diminish the overall hotel experience and we will definitely be returning soon. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER
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