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Broadbeach Waters, Australia
August 9, 2006
It was an absolute bargain for the price. Very clean, really comfortable with white washed walls, timber furnishings, high quality linen and soft furnishings.
The bathroom was huge, gray and blue tiled with a bath, shower and bidet. It also offered a huge range of complimentary toiletries. The shower head and water pressure was one of the best we found in our trip .
With its double glazed windows, in room safe and strict key card security access it all added to a really comfortable stay.
Some of the rooms would have spectacular views of the sea but I loved overlooking the square so I could see all the action and was still able to see a glimpse of the sea.
If you have a car the hotel is in a restricted access zone and therefore does not offer parking so this could be a quite a problem. You may be lucky enough to find a park in one of the side streets otherwise you will need to park in a public parking garage and pay for the privilege. Because the area is a rabbit warren of one way streets it is quite difficult to find. We opted to park and walk as it was just impossible to find the hotel otherwise.
Priced at 60 euro per night in high season, 50 in middle (when we were there) and 40 in low season it is worth every cent.
From journal Relaxing in Nerja
October 19, 2004
The Hostal is located right on the Balcony of Europe in the center of town, just yards from the beach. Getting to the hotel by car is a bit tricky, my suggestion is to park in the underground garage nearby. Check in is located through the cafe/restaurant.
The room we had was on the second floor (the third floor to us Americans) and had a nice little balcony, though the trees blocked a true view of the Mediterranean. Our room had a very comfortable double bed, a bath, built in hairdryer, TV, phone and all the basic amenities, and was very quiet.
The hotel is located directly next door to the Hotel Balcon de Europa, and is about half the price. Hostal Marissal lacks its own private beach area, but it is just a 3-minute walk downhill to the public beach area. And the 50-euro price (mid-season) can't be beat. (60 euros in high season and 40 euros in low season - 2004 rates).
I ended up coming down with a case of 24 hour stomach flu while in Nerja, so I spent more time than usual in the hotel. In some of the hotels we stayed at, it would have been a nightmare due to loud neighbors or dingy rooms. In this case, I was able to sleep during odd hours with no loud noises from the hall, and found the Spanish TV stations very entertaining.
From journal Beautiful Nerja