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 648 reviews

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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.

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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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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


The Europa Bacon Hotel has a brilliant location in Nerja. The disappointing part of the.visit was the food .Something wrong at most evening meals .Menu read good with choice of 3 starters,mains and desserts. Poor quality when served .Would definitely recommend BB rather than HB as so many eating places near the Hotel .Nerja is a beautiful part of Spain and we had lovely hot weather for end of October.More

714traveller, Dundee, United Kingdom

Classic wedding setting

We watched a wedding party from the balcony/terrace. Lovely view over country, and sea in distance. Nice pool and romantic setting. Only had a drink there so can't comment on accommodation. The town is attractive, and if staying I'd check out this hotel.More

yendordo, London

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