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Learn Spanish in Nerja: Accommodation

Nerja is a town built on a human scale and everywhere is relatively close to everywhere else; students walk between the Spanish language school, the fantastic beaches, the shops and the plentiful restaurants and bars – so commuting is no issue. As the town is on the flat (set on a cliff top) there are no hills to brave, although the steps back up from the beach can wind the less fit amongst us!

College Residence

Offered to students aged 18 yrs + only

  • Single rooms with en suite bathroom
  • Shared rooms with en suite bathroom
  • Standard+ rooms with en suite bathrooms
  • Self contained apartments/studios
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Residence facilities open to all students

  • Students common room
  • Cafeteria with TV
  • Internet service
  • Wifi zone
  • Library
  • Study Room
  • Cinema with a wide selection of films in Spanish
  • Private patio courtyard
  • Rooftop terrace with plunge pool
  • Additional lunch or dinner in two nearby Spanish restaurants

A charming residence, with 30 rooms, well suited to older students or anyone aged 18 yrs or over. It is just a couple of minutes on foot from the Spanish language college. A lovely modern building, in typical Andalusian town-house style; with a lift, tiled private courtyard open to the sky, a large student common room with wifi/internet access for students, air con, a cafe/bar and a large roof top sun terrace and plunge pool (with terrific views over the town to the mountains). There is a small kitchen where students can prepare and eat meals (but it is tiny) however you can take breakfast on site in the student common room, but then again there are more than enough restaurants in Nerja to suit everyone’s taste!

The residence in Nerja is really popular – you are advised to book early for Easter and Summer!

Half board option
You can book lunch as a package with your course (it is provided by a local restaurant in the afternoon). Please discuss with CESA if of interest.

Single room
Single bed, TV, desk & chair with own small bathroom. Simply but pleasantly furnished. Generally with either a window looking out to the street or on to the central courtyard area of the building. Continental breakfast included.

Shared room
Twin or double room, TV, desk & chair with own small bathroom. Simply but pleasantly furnished. Generally with either a window looking out to the street or on to the central courtyard area of the building. Continental breakfast included.

Standard+ room
Double room, TV, desk & chair with own small bathroom + mini-fridge and a kettle in the room. A larger room, pleasantly furnished with either a window on to the street or the central courtyard area of the building. Continental breakfast included.

Residence apartments
Located next to the college residence are some nice apartments ideal for one or two students who wish to rent a private space together. Facilities include: a living room, bedroom, fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom and an ample terrace with views of the garden. With a TV, washing machine, air con and heating. Bed linen and towels, wifi service and use of the plunge pool at the College residence next door. Prices on request.

Host accommodation

  • Offered to students aged 16 yrs +
  • Single rooms offered
  • Shared rooms (for friends or couples)
  • Meals: Half-board (breakfast & lunch)
  • Generally no more than 20 minutes walk from the school
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Staying with Spanish hosts in private household accommodation provides you with a chance to see how Spanish people live on a day to day basis. Hosts may be widows, divorcees or couples, some have children – but most won’t. The hosts are located within easy reach of the college (generally no more than 20 minutes walk, often far less) which makes Nerja a great location choice for students looking to keep commuting to a minimum (for example our younger students or those trying to escape their city life back home). The hosts normally accommodate two students at a time, so are within easy reach of the town centre, bars, restaurants and the amazing local beaches.

Single room
Own bedroom with single bed, desk & chair with access to communal bathroom and shared living spaces. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Lunch is the main meal of the day and will be held between 13.30 hrs and 15.00 hrs.

Shared room
Twin beds with desk & chair with access to communal bathroom and shared living spaces. Unless you are travelling with a friend, we do not offer shared room accommodation with half-board (breakfast and lunch). A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Lunch is the main meal of the day and will be held between 13.30 hrs and 15.00 hrs.

Dinner can be arranged as an alternative to lunch for the half-board on request, but this is a far lighter meal in Andalusia, than the midday meal, so we don’t recommend this as it is only worth considering if you are on a programme of 25 lessons or more per week. Please discuss with CESA to see if this is appropriate for you.

Hotels

There are a terrific range of Hotels in Nerja, from small 2* Hotels through to the luxury of the Hotel Balcon de Europa (our favourite) and the Parador (both of which are located on the cliff face overlooking the sea). Please note that July/September summer season is a very busy period in Nerja and the best Hotel options will become fully booked early in the year.

Travel

Arrive: Sunday PM
Depart: Saturday AM

We recommend students fly to Malaga’s Pablo Ruiz Picasso International Airport.
You then have several options on reaching Nerja, which is around an hour’s travel east along the coast from Malaga.

Taxis
You can take one of the official taxis in front of Malaga airport to Nerja (around 45 minutes) and your accommodation (though the taxi drivers don’t always know their way around Nerja’s one way system). Expect to pay around 75 Euros one way.

Bus
You can take the express airport bus (leaves every 30 minutes) into Malaga bus station and then change to the Nerja bus which is a very economic journey (approx 5 euros) but takes quite a long time (approx 1hr or 1.30 hrs from central Malaga to Nerja, depending on whether you get the direct bus or not).

College transfer service
You are welcome (and advised) to take the college transfer service from Malaga airport to your accommodation. This service is provide by a Nerja taxi company that the college works with all the time and they will take you directly to your accommodation in Nerja. A one or two way transfer service can be offered. Prices for this service are quoted on the CESA Course Quote Finder.