We are just back from a break in Rioja and decided to break the journey to Santander with a couple of days in Noja. We booked through the Ryanair website and booked 2 nights B&B for 2 adults and a 9 year old for £120.00 ( plus €15.40 for underground parking)
The reception staff are friendly and the reception is 24 hours a day.
The rooms are clean and spacious(with air conditioning) and there was an adequate pool.
The breakfast was buffet style but there was a wide selection of cereals, colds meats, cheeses, fruit, fruit juice, fried eggs, "bacon", toast, croissants and yogurts.
As was mentioned in other reviews this isn't a UK standard 4 star, but to have a hotel 300m from a beach with a decent breakfast for £2o pppn I think it is difficult to clomplain
A very enjoyable stay ( for the money)
We stayed for 5 nights at this hotel and never again. To be fair we were with a coach trip
and there were 90 of us. The hotel is classed as a 4 star but the service and food could not
be classified as any star. The rooms and suites were or a fair standard. We were in a basement room for our meals and the variety and quality of the food was awful. It may be due
to the fact that the hotel was used by a tour company and they had agreed a low price per pax. and therefore we were given the basics of food. This is the worst food experience we have ever had! Noja has a nice beach and there are other hotels so don't discount Noja as a place to stay.
Went with a coach party to this hotel. The bedrooms were ok but we had to ask for extra pillows, there was only 1 blanket for 2 beds so a good job it was warm when we went!, there were 4 coat hangers in the wardrobes,2 each!! I had to ask 3 times for more hangers, these came at 2 at a time over the next 2 days! Wi Fi was only available in the reception area.
The restaurant, well I can't really call it a restaurant it was a canteen in the basement of the hotel was very disappointing.i had expected to be dining in the nice looking restaurant in the photos on the web site. No such luck, it was more like a works canteen! The food was terrible,not much choice and each food was repeated twice during our stay over 6 days.One evening it was tripe or pigs trotters, thankfully that was the evening we had decided to eat out at another local hotel.The desserts were either baked apple,yogurt or mousse no other choice! The first night we arrived there were no spare seats in the "dining room" so we sat in a roped off area at the end of the dining room. The terrible restaurant manager came over shouting and waving his arms about and telling us we could not sit there! After discussions with our courier we were all allowed to sit down there. We called the manager Basil Faulty after that! There were so many complaints about the food whilst we were there! Their only saving grace were the 2 pleasant helpful waiters! As stated earlier this is certainly not a 4 star hotel in any way shape or form.Thankfully as there were so many excursions we didn't have to spend much time in the hotel!
We were well prepared for this hotel having read various reviews on Trip Advisor. Initially the hotel appears modern, the reception area quite pleasant, however, it is the only seating area available. Our room was large, but not really inviting, and the staff were not interested in my request for something to make the bed a little softer. The bathroom was the best part of the accommodation, which at all times was basic rather than four star.
Why do they have four stars??? Possibly for the lifts, or is it for the electric window shutters?? It certainly is not for the cuisine which is "served" in a basement room and offers such a poor choice of tired, dried up food. Mealtimes were always an either/or situation. At breakfast (which was not served until 8.00am) there were cornflakes or bran flakes. White toast or baguette. Cheese or processed meat. The "hot" section consisted of luke warm bacon or churros. If you wanted to eat before 8.00am you had to forgo the bacon, churros, cheese and meat. Lunch and dinner were similar - meat or fish. Lettuce or tomato. Joghurt or fruit. Thank goodness for the local restaurants where many of our group chose to eat and the supermarket just down the road.
Dinner was served from 8.30pm to 9.30pm with no replenishments after 9.15pm. They really did not put themselves out to please the paying customer. The only good thing I can say about the canteen was that they offered lactose free milk at breakfast!! Perhaps that's why they got so many stars!
The hotel also has a dining room and a separate restaurant for walk in trade. We read the menu and were keen to sample the fantastic seafood platters, but they were not available to us, as the restaurant was closed during our stay.
The town of Noja was pleasant enough, but it is 15kms from the main road, so every time you want to visit anywhere you have to travel that distance before starting your journey. I would choose a different hotel in a different location.
THe Hotel Viadero, It was clean albeit old and tired, lacking in a lounge area. The bedrooms were basic with very hard beds, no pictures or niceties. Although advertising Wifi, there was not enough output to connect.
Some of the staff uncaring and rude.
The restaurant was in the basement and more like a canteen (yet they had a pleasant dining room upstairs for the Spanish). The so called food was appalling on the whole. Vey little choice very old and dried food, sometimes reconstituted. Most days they ran out of food and you had to wait while they sorted something else out. Very dubious about the quality of the food and freshness.
Example main meal .Pigs trotters, dried pizza base with some bits of food, or small fish. dessert yoghurt or emaciated fruit. wine and water. well the wine was only red and similar to paint stripper, the water was put into bottles from a tap . I know as I marked several empty bottles only to have them reappear.
For a 4 star hotel it was dreadful.