Comfortable,sunny and quiet studio,5 minutes walk from the beach and promenade Balcon de Europa.Close to supermarkets,restaurants and chemists.
Studio consists of fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with shower, sofa converts to double bed. Wi-Fi
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
3 nights minimum stay
Irena has been a great host. She ensured that we had a place to park very close to the apartment. It was no problem for her that we arrived 2h later than we said we would. ... The apartment is only (1) 3 minutes away from the city center; (2) 5 minutes away from the beach. Plus, (3) as nice and clean as shown on the pictures.
Irena was extremely kind and sympathetic with us: my partner and I were late to the agreed check-in time (which was midnight) due to a strike of the passenger transport service at Malaga Airport, which had us to find another solution to reach Nerja that night. Irena still waited for us and let us check in at 2am and we really appreciated that. The apartment is in a perfect position: you can reach all the major beaches in about 5 minutes on foot. Same is for the Balcon de Europa and the main tourist areas. There are supermarkets nearby and if it was not for the very noisy construction works just outside our window the place would have been very quiet too. Works used to start at 7/7.30 in the morning and would not stop until 13/14 in the afternoon. That's not Irena's fault, of course, but it's right to point out the actual state of things. We found the home clean and in proper order, there were some little ants in the bathroom (in the shower) but they caused no nuisance - a bit of water and there were gone. No big deal. The home is well equipped and we were happy in particular to find a very useful cooling fan, a beach umbrella and a couple of mats that we could use. I feel to recommend this place, since it is really in a perfect position in Nerja, close to anything you could need.
Irena's place is very central, close to all amenities such as bars, restaurants and beaches. The apartment is compact, and more suited to a short stay. An ideal location for a short break in Nerja. Irena is a great host as she lives near by and is easily accessible.
Overall, I think Irena's place is very cheap/affordable and has a good location, however, there are some issues that we had. Checkin time: Irena did not allow us to check in immediately when we arrived at her workplace for the keys around 10am. She claimed the maid was still cleaning, which is fine, but make sure it is done before we agree on the check in time. We waited in her workplace for over an hour and l had to ask her around 11:30 to give us the room/keys. Arrangement of checkin was sloppy. Cleanliness: The kitchen has ants. I also moped the floor and discovered toenails from the previous guests. Also, the toilet is cracked a bit in the seal, which leaks a bit on the floor. Amenities: for the first 2 days, there was no internet. That is fine, it is out of her control, but the way she handled the internet problem wasnt good. While we were out at the beach, she tried to call to ask to enter, but I didnt see the calls until later. She entered anyway with the internet technician. Had we known in advance she would enter the apartment, we would have hide our valuables. Plus the backdoor patio door was left open, and it doesnt even lock which isnt safe for traveler's personal valuables including her own too. The internet problem was later resolved while we were there, they came again. Noise: Big construction work outside, be forewarned. Sledge hammers at 8 in the morning until 1400 is too much. Again out of her control, but had she given us a warning, we would have prepared better. No cleaning supplies provided (toilet paper, detergent, dish soap) not equipped for a long-term stay. I don't recommend this airbnb for a long-term stay for relaxing, unless you are on a low budget trip.
Response from Maria:
I want to clear some of the issues: 1. The guests told me in the beging that they coming in the afternoon to collect the keys. They changed their plans and came to Nerja one day before. I try to arrange the cleaning as quick as possible, invited them for coffee and small cakes and offer them to left the luggage while waiting one hour. 2. The previous guests told me on Saturday that internet is not working. I did reall all to make it work on Monday, as the technical service does not work on weekends. 3. The quest did not answer my messages and calls so I had no choice and had enter the room otherwise they will not have internet. 4. The construction work just start two weeks ago. I did not now that this will happen and cant do any warning, but when they were collecting the keys I appologise for potential noice. 5. There was toilet paper in the toilet just guests came to me and ask for more so I gave them whole pack. I am sorry if they did not like the place, but they are first who complain.