General Policies & Fine Print
Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating3335 reviews
Great hotel right on the promenade and 10 mins to centre of Nerja room on third floor with views of the sea which was great to hear the waves at night. All the staff we came in contact with were very friendly and helpful good choice in restaurant I had no problem being vegetarian waiters were very efficient and cleared tables quickly, very nice indoor pool and gym, Across the road a few good bars for a drink or snack All in all we had a wonderful stay
Recently returned from a weeks stay at the Monica. The hotel is great. From arrival to checkout, every member of staff is extremely efficient and everything is slickly run. We arrived with a coach load of people, but even so, check in was very quick, we were probably waiting 10 minutes with a glass of cava in hand, even though there were 50+ people ahead of us in the queue - brilliant! The hotel is very clean throughout. The rooms are not the most modern, but I was pleasantly surprised - much better in person than the pictures look on here. The waiting staff are again all excellent, you are never left waiting for drinks or for your table to be cleared. The evening entertainment is better than most hotels I've stayed in, though aimed at the older generation. All the bar staff were fab. Special shout out to Mario for serving the drinks and the good looks ;) highlight of every day. It is important to note that if you are staying at the Monica, or Nerja in general, the average age of the clientele is 70+, which is lovely but don't expect lively late night bars and beach parties. I was at least 30 years younger than most people, I'd come here again for a relaxed holiday, but not with friends.
Lovely stay at the Monica.
Hotel was clean. Staff were friendly and efficient. Super fast check-in when we arrived. Superb breakfast, a good choice in for the evening meals. On my 60th birthday the maid left a bottle of sparkling wine and toiletries on the bed. A lovely touch. Great entertainment in the evening. Good location for the centre of Nerja. Overall an excellent holiday and would definitely recommend hotel Monica.
THE place to stay Nerja
This was our 4th stay at the Monica and everything was perfect. The Reception is quick, easy and well organised. We stayed on the 4th floor and the rooms with a partial sea view are excellent with a great outlook over the town and the sea. The balcony gets the morning sun. The restaurant is very good with lots of choices of food, all beautifully cooked and presented. Drinks in the Restaurant are reasonably priced with wines starting at less than 9 Euros per bottle. The hotel sits in nice grounds with a spacious pool area with lots of sunbeds overlooking the beach and the sea. There is a gate from the hotel directly onto the promenade and beach. Overall, a lovely place to stay.
Another Great Stay
We stayed for 10 days at the end of August into September. This will be our 3rd visit to the Riu Monica, and it did not disappoint. I emailed the hotel in advance as we wanted a high floor for our sea view room, and they responded quickly and accommodated our request. Check in very efficient and friendly with a welcome glass of Cava. The food at the hotel is very good, but we choose to eat in local restaurants a few times as Nerja offers so much variety. The pool area is great, plenty of sunbeds. As in most hotels, people rush to reserve their favourite spots and then turn up late afternoon, but there are plenty of beds. The staff all work very hard and are professional and friendly. It is a really enjoyable stay, and we am looking forward to coming back in 2024.