Hotel Rural Almazara

Los Tablazos 197, Nerja, Costa del Sol, Spain, 29788

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#6 of 6
expert-rated hotels in Nerja
Expert overall rating:3.8 out of 5
Location:
4
4.0
Bedrooms:
3.6
3.6
Eating/drinking:
3.8
3.8
Public areas:
3.6
3.6
Leisure facilities:
4
4.0
Service:
4
4.0
Value for money:
3.8
3.8
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with younger children, Sporty types, Travellers with pets, Great views / scenery, Relaxation

Expert review of Hotel Rural Almazara

A good-value option just outside Nerja, halfway between the mountains and beaches.

This family-run, friendly and efficiently-run hotel sits about halfway between Nerja and the charming mountain village of Frigiliana. Usually busy for lunch and dinner with its stand-alone restaurant, it is convenient for the A7 motorway and access to the rest of the Costa del Sol.

Location: 

Located just off the A7 motorway in the foothills of the Almijara Natural Park. By car, it is just five minutes into Nerja and five minutes to Frigiliana.

Bedrooms: 

The 22 bedrooms (just one suite) are very simple and have few frills aside from a TV and air-conditioning unit. They are quiet-ish, but expect a distant traffic hum. Most have outdoor terraces with a wicker table and chairs.

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Public areas: 

You arrive to be met with a big olive press from which the hotel gets its name and you enter into a big, airy open-plan dining area and separate lounge off to the side. It is rustic in style, kind of like a typically Spanish country house, and it has a nice holiday feel.

Eating and drinking: 

The restaurant stands alone in its own right and is busy throughout the week. It's considered one of the best in the area and there is a good wine list. Dine on the terrace with views to the sea and inland to the mountains. I had a particularly tasty starter of croquetes followed by a fabulously fresh sea bream.

Leisure facilities: 

There is a great swimming pool below the hotel and an indoor spa and Jacuzzi in the basement. Aside from that there is a natural cave and plunge pool, for couples only! (with a small surcharge for anyone wanting to use them.)

Service: 

Friendly and laid back.

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Who stays there: 

Expect to find a mix of northern Europeans and at weekends a few Spanish families. Apparently local businessmen with their mistresses are common during the week.

Price advice: 

I was surprised to find not much seasonal price variation.

Pros: 
Good location between mountains and sea
Great restaurant
Spa and Jacuzzi
Cons: 
Some traffic noise

More information on Hotel Rural Almazara:

Price from:
£49
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Los Tablazos 197, Nerja, Costa del Sol, Spain, 29788
Free tags / Keywords:
good location between nerja and frigiliana
Amenities:
Business Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool

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