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


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  • Traditional and modern styles
  • Town and countryside settings
  • 20kg luggage allowance
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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.

Rooms► View all

twin with limited sea view

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

twin room with sea view

Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3 with air-conditioning/heating. Some have a shower only.

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November Sun

Just returned from staying at Balcon de Europa Hotel booked through Thomson Travel Agents we requested room with air conditioning and a bath got room with no air conditioning and a shower was informed by the receptionist that all air conditioning is turned off at the beginning of November as its classed as winter and switch over to heating downside was having a shower and no fan or outside window for steam to escape was not good enough my wife has problem with seeing without her specs,complained about room was told there was another one available for us to view except it was two floors down identical to the one we had on the eight floor and of course no bath and same view looking out to a blank wall,eventually after 6 days was offered another room on the ninth floor had a bath with shower above outside window also as an extra bonus side view and a balcony so we were very happy and decided to move to this room. The hotel spotless always cleaning and the only set back is having to be taken to another hotel to be fetched and taken to this hotel as no coaches or cars allowed near the hotel but the position is fab sunrise/sunset wonderful. The outdoor pool was heated ok its small and shallow but one can still relax in it, we also used the jacuzzi we thoroughly enjoyed both. Free towels had to change them every morning after 9 am, all staff very friendly and polite also enjoyed using the massage chair near the lift worked wonders on my back and shoulder no charge free. As regards to the food breakfast very good choice english and continental free CAVA' or you could make a bucks fizz with fresh orange juice pity about the set up for tea and coffee having to wait for waiters to fill your cup if you were lucky to catch them the tea bags very poor for a 4 star hotel. Evening meals well definitely different, mind you the hotel caters for all nationalities. House wine white and red excellent price for 10 Euros. Waiters Oliver and David Garcia outstanding very understanding with regards helping my wife wanting plain food. On enquiring about Happy Hour was told it had been cancelled by the manager due to problems. Tip go early for meals if you want to have salmon when its on the menu as it was all gone when we went at 8.15 even though the restaurant does not shut till 9.30pm we stayed here from 7th 21st November.More

Silversurfer65_11, England

Great Secret getaway

In a lovely friendly town No traffic at all, Great Beech, and food wonderful. Very Very clean Good staff . Needed a break and we had a wonderful one, Comfortable beds no noise and just the right temperature all the time. only thing that spoiled holiday was Thompsons Travel Rep, Will go back there as soon as I canMore

THEGOODGUYS1951, Cullompton, United Kingdom

Most enjoyable

Our favourite hotel after 20 years of visiting Nerja. Great location by the sea, friendly, professional staff and good food - waiter/waitress service 5 days of the week. The only (slight) problem is access for taxis and cars. They are not allowed on the Balcon and have to park nearby when dropping off or picking up customers. If you arrive by coach you will be dropped off at the Riu Monica Hotel and await a shuttle service from this hotel. After 28 days we are back home for Christmas and then we will be ready for another 28 days -booked for January 2015.More

ghostrider5, Stockport

Most relaxing holiday

We enjoyed this hotel very much and would come again. Food was perfectly fine - enjoyed having a la carte. Service was a bit slow at times, but probably due to lesser staff on duty. Lovely room overlooking the seaMore

Lindaglasgow2014, Glasgow, United Kingdom


we arrived mid october during festival,ignore negative comments if you like a well run clean traditional hotel ,people return year after year , aprox 100 rooms in ideal position for people watching on balcon it is worth paying the extra for a full seaview .the drinks prices were good between 6 pm and 7pm and not bad at other times aswell .i liked the family portraits and bronzes of the owners, the furnishings, genuine oil paintings with local theme, the family photoes of staff all gave the place a homely feel missing in large chain hotels .we met so many really nice people there from all over ,the food was very nice ,and if four choices are not enough for you,there is a complimentry buffet to add to your meal each evening. the waiting staff were an interesting mix of young and old ,we liked the cheerful ones. well done balconMore

joyce b, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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