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Recommended. Review by Jerry from CA
My wife and I,
who have lived in Spain and travel there often, stayed in
the coastal town of Nerja (near Malaga) last year during
May. We chose Nerja having driven through the town the
previous year and liked what we saw. Nerja is a coastal
resort town minus the high rise hotels; it's somewhat
quieter, has character and is an interesting mix of Spanish
and British influences. I suspect there is a higher
percentage of full time British residents in Nerja than
other coastal towns.
We found our
apartment (Casa Charlotte) on the internet, and were
impressed by its comprehensive web site that offered all the
information needed to make a decision. Casa Charlotte is
located in Nerja within walking distance to beach,
restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. You'll need a car
to see the famous Nerja Caves and local villages.
Casa Charlotte is
a traditional Spanish home converted into 3 apartments (we
stayed on the ground floor). It's on a typical Spanish back
street among the Spanish residents. It has a more Spanish
feel that other parts of the town. Casa Charlotte is newly
renovated with everything one needs for a comfortable stay.
Lot's of space and quality furnishings. The kitchen is
large, and unusually well equipped. The owner has created a
really nice rooftop garden and place to sit and enjoy the
town from a roof top perspective.
Of all of the
things that makes Casa Charlotte special, the owner's
personal attention sets it apart from a typical apartment
arrangement. Frans is Belgian, speaks 4 or 5 languages
including English. He meets his guests upon arrival, helps
them get settled, answers all their questions, gives a quick
tour around the nearby streets.
We researched the
apartment offerings in Nerja, and there are many. Of the
apartments we considered, we chose Casa Charlotte because of
its character and value. We had a great time in Nerja and
certainly recommend Casa Charlotte.
This review is
the opinion of a Slow Travel member and not of Slow Travel,
Recommended. Review by Jim/Ellen from Northern Ireland
(Bathroom Interior, photo by Jim Johnston)
My wife (able-bodied) and I (wheelchair bound) stayed in the ground floor apartment of 'Casa Charlotte' in Nerja, Spain. This apartment was found to be suitable for myself who is confined to a wheelchair the following points should be noted:
- Door into apt. 86cms. wide.
- Most electrical plugs and lights easily reached from wheelchair.
- Bathroom: Door 80cms. wide and opens out.
- Bathroom: Roll-in-shower for people confined to wheelchair, fixed wall seat for people with limited mobility, clip on/off raised toilet seat raising seat ht. to 50cms, 2 fold up/down arms at toilet.
- Bedroom: Two sliding doors, maximum opening 120cms, one king size bed which can be split into 2 single beds, from floor to top of mattress 52.5cms
I have stayed in hotels and self catering apartments around Europe and would rate Casa Charlotte as one of the BEST.
This review is the opinion of a Slow Travel member and not of Slow Travel, Inc.
Apartment in Nerja, Spain
We just got back from three weeks in Spain and are still in
a glow from all the wonderful memories (well, a few
not-so-wonderful). But the highlight of our trip was a week
at Casa Charlotte in Nerja on the south coast of Spain. The
three apartments are roomy, modern, clean, have great
kitchen area, all the amenities and located in a charming
house on a cobblestone residential street in the heart of
downtown Nerja. This is a real Spanish neighborhood, with
the bakery, grocery, cafes, and everything you need just a
few minutes away - not to mention the beautiful Nerja
beaches. Right next door is El Chispa, a great little
seafood place mentioned in Rick's Spain and Portugal! Our
hosts, Frans and Nuttee, looked after us like their own
family, even giving us a personal walking tour of the town.
Nerja is a popular European tourist town but has not been
spoiled by the high rise mania of most of the Costa del Sol.
Casa Charlotte is a real beauty and a super home away from
home. Easy day trips take you to Granada, Gibralter, or the
Pueblos Blancos. Check out their website (www.casacharlotte.com).
Susan Green <email>
Tucson, AZ USA 07/22/02
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