With the beach just a stone’s throw away and a laid-back pool scene on offer, it’s easy to see why the Hotel Riu Monica draws people back each year.
The Hotel Riu Monica has built up a loyal following of fans over the years, mostly thanks to its good-looking pool scene.
Location is a big pull for those staying at the Hotel Riu Monica. It overlooks the beach and promenade, and the surrounding streets host a handful of tapas bars and pubs.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based On 1605 reviews
- Official Rating
Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks|
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
Facilities ► View all
Breakfast, with a full English on offer, and two sittings for dinner at 6pm and 7:45pm are on offer. Show cooking and two weekly themed buffet nights take place here. Special diets can be catered for with prior notice. Just so you know, gentlemen need to wear full-length trousers to dinner.
Rowing machine, weights, step and walking machines are all here to use.
Sunbathers have plenty of room to spread out on the sunbeds here with a large terraced and garden area. Pool towels are available with a deposit.
Rooms ► View all
twin room with limited sea view and balcony or terrace
These twin rooms come with either a balcony or terrace, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and a satellite TV. They offer a partial view of the sea.
twin room with sea view and balcony or terrace
These twin rooms give you a full sea view, plus they include a balcony or terrace, free Wi-Fi, air-con and satellite TV.
TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »
Excellent hotel in fabulous situation
We had high hopes of this hotel for our 11 day stay and were not disappointed! We were allocated a fabulous room with a massive balcony. The food in the dining room was excellent - always hot and plenty of choice. The service, we feel is what makes this hotel so outstanding as it is second to none. Everyone is extremely helpful and cheery which adds to your holiday. Our only gripe, is that on the two occasions we visited the a la carte restaurant we felt the hot tapas were lukewarm and to be honest the food was just as good in the main restaurant. We are looking forward to returning to this fantastic hotel in the near future.More
Lovely hotel nice place
Just returned from a week at this lovely hotel. Everywhere spotless, great location on the beech and the staff are wonderful, they really make you feel welcome and special. Rooms are spacious, the food is nice and plenty of variety. Nerja has lovely shops and bars. Would definitely recommend number 34 for a special meal and visiting the caves and Frigliana both one euro on local bus. We will definitely return.More
Lynn H, 187067
Comfortable rooms and good service !
A pleasant hotel recently refurbished. The rooms are large and comfortable with a good bathroom. The staff is friendly and service minded and tries to speak, besides English, a few words German, French, Dutch, Danish and maybe more! The food is fresh and abundant, but eating with more than 200 persons from a buffet in one big dining hall is not really my thing. The hotel has a nice large swimming pool with comfortable beds, right in front of the beach. All in all we had an excellent stay and thanks for the service !! More
frans c, 188590
Sullen reception staff
Our room was on the floor under reception, with a walkway outside our balcony. We were ok with this as we didn't intend using our balcony that much. The room was very comfortable and we had a great shower. However, I was very surprised by the lack of toiletries in our room. All we had were two little hand soaps and the shower gel pump within the shower. All areas of the hotel were spotless, and it was nice to see so many different seating areas both inside and out. Although we didn't use it, the bar area looked nice with comfy seats, and the prices looked ok too. We were on a half board basis and dining staff were pleasant and friendly, and the food was really good. The hotel has opened a 'Spanish' restaurant on pool level which can be booked in advance (dosen't cost any extra) and provides a different menu from the usual buffet, in a more intimate setting. The food and service were really good, but it didn't quite work for us as it had a complete lack of atmosphere. Our preference would be to have the lights dimmed a little with real candles on the tables. A bit of background music would have added atmosphere and made all the difference. Our stay was a pleasant one, and good value for what we paid, but I must mention that during our whole week, we never once saw a member of reception staff crack a smile. While they were very efficient and good at what they did, they definitely were not very friendly at all, and could have been quite intimidating. We were glad not to have to ask for anything. Even during the check out process, we were never asked if everything had been alright during our stay or if we had enjoyed ourselves, which I thought was a bit unusual for a hotel of this calss.More
Top score Riu Monica
Visited this hotel early March on a Thomson Late Booking. A lot of people checking in from same flight but given a glass of Cava whilst waiting and checked in quickly. Room very nice high floor facing west, good size shower, comfy bed &, plenty of wardrobe space. Very quiet, Meals excellent plenty to chose from, desserts more or less same choice each evening but plenty of variety, Two dining times to chose from we selected the later one. Entertainment very good but plenty of bars just across the road + a supermarket. Plenty of sunbeds. Would not hesitate to return to this hotel.More
Things To Do View all »
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally