27 Jun Hotel Bajamar – Nice Hotel in Nerja
Since my trip was coming to an end soon I chose to stop in a small town for one night before reaching my final destination, Malaga.
Now, you may wonder why I chose Nerja over other possible destinations and my reason is simple.
First it was easy to reach from Granada, my last destination.
Second it is a beach town, with lots of small beaches, lovely sand and clean water.
Third Nerja has Balcon de Europa, an enchanting plaza over a cliff from where you can see miles away into the sea.
And fourth reason Nerja is about 9 kilometers away from Frigiliana.
The hotel is greatly located (Nerja is really not that big) and it was very easy to reach from the bus station where I got down from Granada.
This 2 star hotel situated on Calle Castilla Pérez, 4, is greatly located. 550 meters away from the bus station, 600 meters away from Plaza Balcon de Europa and about a kilometer away from Plaza de Espana, everything is easily reached by foot including the beaches or the promenade full of restaurants.
Since my trip was on its last stages I took the time to relax, watch the sea, take plenty of photos, eat and just stroll around, relaxed, without having to run from one sight to another.
I spent time watching the small beaches near Balcon de Europa, looking at the small green parrots that were flying between the palm trees and managed to get my feet in the water for the first time this year. Just a little dip of my feet because the water was cold and I did not want to risk anything on my last days.
The staff of the hotel greeted me nicely, asked me if I have any room preferences since they had 2 available and I managed to get an early check-in in a large room near the reception.
The room was big and clean and this is also true for the bathroom.
A small nice gesture was the bottle of water, complimentary from the hotel, waiting for me near the bed.
I had no trouble speaking with the staff and their English was good, Nerja being a location where I did encounter quite a lot of British tourists so this in a way explains the level of English used by the staff.
There is a cafeteria near the hotel, you can pass thru a door from the hotel in it, where you can serve breakfast in the morning. I frankly don’t know if the breakfast was included since I chose to eat in town on both days, enjoying some amazing churros I will tell you about on the post with food from Nerja.
Above the hotel there is a small swimming pool with a few chairs where you can enjoy the sun and get a tan if you are a bit lazy that day to walk to the beach. However in the evening it has a nice view and it is a good place to relax and unwind after a “tiresome” day at the beach.
You can easily reach Frigiliana from Nerja which is a big bonus. Either walk 550 meters back to the bus station or pay about 11-12 eur/way and get a cab from the big station about 200 meters away from the hotel. The bus is 1.50 per way but I wanted to get very early to Frigiliana (think 8 o’ clock) so I could enjoy the little white streets alone. Upon my return I took the small bus and got back to Nerja in about 20 minutes.
Next in the series will be an article about eating in Nerja followed by 2 posts focused on Malaga.