Hotel Balcon de Europa  

Sandwiched between the beach and the atmospheric old quarter, this hotel 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 old quarter’s rabbit-warren of narrow streets is right on the doorstep, so al fresco restaurants, pavement cafés and traditional tapas bars are in easy reach. Nerja is one of the few towns along the Costa del Sol that has held on to its roots, so a wander through the cobbled lanes will give you a taste of Spanish life.

The hotel is built onto the cliff face, and has a bit of an upside-down layout. The reception is up on the 6th floor, at street level. And you’ll find the small pool and tiled sunbathing terrace up here, too, on a split-level roof terrace. There's a small, dark-sand beach on the bottom level, which you can reach via the lift. Behind the sand, you’ll find El Nautico restaurant, which serves fresh seafood and salads for lunch on a spacious al fresco terrace.

Breakfast is served as a buffet in Don Enrique restaurant. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer fantastic views over the Mediterranean Sea. You can also opt for an à la carte dinner here. The menu includes fresh seafood and regional specialities.

Rooms are simply decorated in muted colours, and some offer balconies with sea views.

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Based On 660 reviews

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  • 1Building
  • 9Floors
  • 110Rooms
  • 2Lifts


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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

Rectangular pool with a tiled terrace that's ideal for sunbathing.

Don Enrique buffet restaurant*

For buffet breakfast and waiter service at dinner, excluding 2 evenings a week when it's buffet service. An à la carte menu is also available at dinner.

Nautico à la carte seafood restaurant*

Open for lunch - you'll find this à la carte restaurant on the beach offering fish, salads and seafood dishes.

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twin room

Twin room sleeps 2 with twin beds and air-conditioning/heating. Some have a shower only.

twin with limited sea view

Twin room with limited sea view and balcony, sleeps 2. Some have a shower only.

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Hotel lacks a heart

The position of this hotel is superb. It is very clean and well maintained but there are a few niggles. There is no longer a Piano Bar where guests could meet and socialise together. There were only sofas in the Reception Area, a Television Room where you could not change the Channel, a small Library used by the Tour Operators, and the Bars open to the Public. Staff were friendly and helpful on the whole, but one or two of the older male waiters were rather surly. The food was variable - some nights very good, but on a couple of nights the dinner was really very poor. (My dessert was cold custard with a plain biscuit floating in it!) On the plus side the wi fi was excellent available all day, including bedrooms, and tasty omelettes were served at Breakfast.More

Chris C, Wirral

Great hotel. Food could be better

Second visit to this comfortable hotel in a great location overlooking lovely beach. Staff are friendly, helpfull & efficient. Breakfasts are good as are meals in the beach restaurant, however half board dinner was not good at time uneatableMore

Susan200, London, United Kingdom


Returned on 30th Nov found the hotel to be one of the best I've stayed in. The staff were very helpful .The room was very good. If you can have a sea view one its worth the extra. The food was great .You have a choice of 4 starters, mains, sweet but theres a buffet for anything else you want. If your looking for a well run hotel with first class service this is for you .More

rush2112Notts, notts

Perfect location

The hotel is located in the heart of Nerja and right on the beach and the famous Balcony. The old town has countless great restaurants and bars and is a "real place and defiantly not a strip the hotel is not cheap but is great value .has a slightly old fashioned feel but very welcoming and comfortable More


excellent location

Stunning location and views, very good staff at front desk. Breakfast was good. Hotel is close proximity to great restaurants and 50 meters from Church (if you are there to attend a wedding). Nerja is a beautiful town, especially the area around the hotel and Church square. Excellent meal at Don Chisciotte. Expensive, no wifi in bedrooms. Non seaview rooms were tiny. Swimming pool was tiny also but there was a lovely beach area. I really dont think the hotel is good value for money and if in a different location it would not command such rates.More

SingaporeExpaddy, dublin

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