Sandwiched between the beach and the atmospheric old quarter, Hotel Balcon de Europa boasts one of the best locations in Nerja.
Named after Nerja’s famous Balcon de Europa viewpoint, which sits just to the left of the hotel, this property has one of the best locations in town.
The hotel is built onto the cliff face, and has a bit of a topsy-turvy layout. The reception and pool are up on the sixth floor, at street level, while the beach and restaurant are down on the bottom level.
Just returned from a very relaxing week at the Balcon De Europa Hotel. The hotel is comfortable and the staff very friendly and helpful. We had requested a sea view room with balcony & walk in shower in a quiet part of the hotel, and this is exactly what we got. (Room 817) The room was of a reasonable size, particularly when you consider that the bed was 6 feet wide (2 metres approx.), kept spotlessly clean and very comfortable with a lovely view over the beach. Even though there were several wedding celebrations in the open air music and any noise stopped at 12 midnight ( but to be honest, it was not a problem anyway) The hotel has a lift down to the beach directly below, lifts were sometimes a little temperamental, but again, not really a problem, we were on holiday so no rush! There is a charge of 7 euro currently, for 2 sunbeds and a brolly on the beach, and you can reserve your place 24 hours in advance, there is also a small pool and Jacuzzi area where the sunbeds are free. There was a good selection at breakfast each day, including smoked salmon & Prosecco if you wished. Evening meals were sometimes self serve buffet & sometimes a themed menu and waiter service. Personally, I think the fish and sea food selection was better than the meat and chicken etc. but the extra charge for half board is minimal, so just what do you expect for Â£5.00 extra pp per night? Good value and nicely presented. Service was sometimes a little slow, but believe me, this is not due to any fault on the part of the waiters, they never stop, simply I think they could do with a few more staff at peak times particularly. We had paid for half board, but with so many fabulous restaurants on the door step, we did eat out a couple of times. Would definitely return for a relaxing and restful break in a lovely location.More
janeth187053, Bolton, United Kingdom
Amazing hotel, fantastic location and facilities
We had a wonderful 4 night stay at the Hotel Balcon de Europa, great location and rooms were very spacious and comfortable. We had 2 deluxe sea view rooms and although the balcony was small, we couldn't fault the rooms. It was the closest I have ever stayed to the beach, out the door, down some steps and we were on the beach. On the first day we gave our towel tickets to the man on the beach and he reserved our beds every day, hotel staff and guests were all very friendly. Stayed for a special occasion and hotel provided Champagne and fruit in room foc.More
Oasis Hotel in Busy Town
Back once again for 8 days during this busy week. Room (Junior Suite) very good with modern decor and furniture. Breakfast both cold and hot - wide and varied choice. Location superb for the town. Staff as ever wonderful. Unfortunately since the troubles in Tunisia, Greece and other holiday destinations I believe that more people have found this town (Nerja) and the Balcon Hotel.More
helenamike, Abergele, United Kingdom
We had a friend recommend a stay at the balcon De europa and we we're not disappointed .
It's position is excellent for the beach.sea views and exploring the lovely little streets of nerja.
Clean and comfortable rooms.good air con (if a little noisy) but I found it difficult to locate the Control as it was behind the curtain (quickly remedied by a member of staff who arrived minutes after we did to replenish the fridge and show us around..) its good to remember it will not work if the windows is open as there is a sensor on the window.
No kettle in the room if your fond of making a cuppa .We took one with us.but you can get one from reception.also they will provide an iron and board if needed although they do have in house laundry service.there are slippers and a bag for your Laundry with prices etc on it in the wardrobe next to the safe.the safe is very easy to programme.
Plenty of towels but if you need a beach/pool towel you need to get a ticket from reception then go to the ground level to the beach and see the guy there.he will also book you a sunbed for the next day if none are available when you go down.but there are plastic chairs you can use for free .taking a beach mat is an alternative. The pool is on level 5 and small but pleasant.with a Jacuzzi. Showers and toilets.sunbeds ..although not many we never had a problem getting one whenever we went.(you don't need to book.)
Staff in all areas very helpful.our door was sticking and a cleaner saw me struggle to pull it shut and although we couldn't communicate other than with smiles and hand gestures it was fixed by the time we returned to our room.the food was pretty good..The buffet excellent choice.you could pretty much sit wherever you wanted. Dining room was never really full and the staff quick and attentive. the el nortico dining area next to the beach was pleasant.also it was enjoyable to see the wedding parties that seem to be frequently held at this lovely hotel.i did not find noise a problem because of the weddings or anything else as mentioned in previous reviews...but we were on the 9th floor. A see view is worth the extra.
The only thing I would of liked would of been help with the cases to the transfer bus pickup point although it's not very far it is far enough with a heavy case.(especially if your older or unwell.) Maybe they could ask guests if they need help? (As we did see staff helping people with their cases to the car park)
All new all we enjoyed our stay and will revisit in the future. The staff made our stay very pleasant
gobbledegook031, Carlisle, United Kingdom
We pushed the boat out for this hotel due to the room pics on the website.
Room was crap and overlooked a small back yard.
Manager wanted extra to move us.
Do yourself a favor and book somewhere else.