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.
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Based On 780 reviews
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The authentic holiday collection
- Traditional and modern styles
- Town and countryside settings
- 20kg luggage allowance
- Properties with character
Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
Facilities ► View all
With sea views, this rectangular pool with a tiled terrace makes an ideal place to relax and take in a spot of sunbathing.
Don Enrique buffet restaurant*
There's buffet breakfast and waiter service at dinner, excluding two 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
These twin rooms with their modern décor and complementary soft furnishings sleep two. They come with twin beds and air-conditioning - heating. Some have a shower only.
twin with limited sea view
These twin rooms with a limited sea view and balcony come with modern décor and complementary soft furnishings. They sleep two and come with air-conditioning - heating. Some have a shower only.
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We have been going to Nerja for over 20 years and always stayed in apartments or villas. This year June 2015 for our anniversary we wanted to be spoilt. Well we were not disappointed from the point of arrival, room, restaurant, bar and professional and friendly staff. We had an amazing time and on our return from the pool on June 18th (Anniversary) a bottle of champagne and basket of fruit was waiting for us from the management. Well done everyone and of course we will be back with our friends !!!!More
sue_reggie, Paignton, United Kingdom
i spent five days in this hotel and I have to say it was an excellent place to stay. I was in a single room and even though I didn't have a sea view, the room was perfect in every way. It was spacious, bright, spotless and great air conditioning. I loved it. The staff could not have been nicer. My daughter was married here too and the whole event was brilliant! I will definitely be returning again for another holiday.More
Holly5555, Drogheda, Ireland
4 Star Hotel - 2 Star SERVICE (The Outside Terrace Restaurant)
Hi, we live in Fuengirola and have or Son and Daughter in Law out with us on holiday, so today we thought we would take them to Nerja so that they can visit the Caves then we can all look around the town before having a light snack We have passed the Hotel Balcon de Europa a few times on other visits and as it was a Hot one today we thought why not sit outside on their terrace and enjoy the views as well as soaking up the Sea Breeze. We sat down about 13.50, the Waiter came over and we asked for the menu, as we all did not want to much to eat except my son, we ordered, 3, Milk shakes as they said they were made with Ice Cream (nice and cooling we thought) 1, Water, the two girls decided to have strawberries and cream, I had a Croissant with Strawberries and Honey and my Son 2 Cheese and Ham Toasties After 5 minutes the two Strawberries and Cream arrived along with the water, plus the bill, so we thought the rest would follow soon WRONG, 5 minutes later another waiter appeared with another bottle of water and another bill which he took away when we showed him the bill and the water we already had, then some 15 minutes later the 3 Milk Shakes arrived all lukewarm the closet they might have got to and icecream was if it sat next to it in the fridge, my wife's slim fast milk shakes are of a thicker consistency then these ones, still no Toasties or Croissant, they arrived at 14.30 some 35 minutes after we had sat down the Croissant was warm but the Toasties were stone cold, my Son said please don't complain as if they take them away we have no idea how long it will take before they bring they back, if we had all ordered hot meals that had to be Cooked a wait of 40 minutes is fair but not for Snacks, the bill was 36.90 euros where we satisfied no! will will go back when we visit again No No NoMore
davhaz, Fuengirola, Spain
Lovely rooms but very disappointing not being able to get sunbeds due to them being reserved
Having just returned from a stay here I was very disappointed in not being able to have a sunbed on the beach until the last day of my holiday, the reason for this is people reserving them in advance with some of these people not even using them until late in the afternoon. I believe this seriously needs to be looked into as it gives new arrivals no chance and would put me off of returning to this hotel.The location of this hotel is perfect and the rooms are lovely and very spacious, the only problem that I had was being on the first floor could be noisy with the outside restaurant below. I found certain members of staff to be rude and show some guests preferential treatment (the younger members of staff and Anna were lovely) for example Me and my 2 family members was refused to be able to sit on a table at dinner overlooking the sea as I was told it was only for 2 people for the same waitress just 2 minutes later allowing another party of 3 to sit on that table, when this was brought to her attention she said it was for 2 people and could not give us an explanation as to why it was a different case for the other guests. I had returned here as I had previously enjoyed staying at the hotel last year, it is just a shame that it did not live up to my expectations the second time around.More
Emma C, London, United Kingdom
Be Careful With Room Choice
This is actually quite a reasonable 4 star hotel and not a bad choice if you choose to visit Nerja. Quite comfortable public areas as long as you are ok with smoke drifting across, presently a negative aspect in Spain. Pictures of the hotel show rooms all facing the sea either directly or at an angle with nice little balconies, however I just let our travel agent book a room and I should have been more careful. The actual room was one of their odd side rooms, really nice, spacious, clean, well fitted and even had a sea glimpse. Probably the agent requested cheapest. Unfortunately it was directly above a narrow pedestrian access to the sea and to hotel kitchens. At various occasions during the night we were woken by hotel staff amplified in the alley and a street light that had the effect of 24 hour bright sunlight. Be careful and check what you are offered before you accept. Otherwise hotel was not bad, nice buffet breakfast in a big room overlooking the sea, quiet area at least when we were there. It does not have direct street access, but a taxi will drop you two minutes walk away and they seem to have car park arrangements only five minutes away.Intercity Alsa bus terminal is actually only about 10/12 minutes walk away. It looks more inconvenient on Google Earth than it is in reality but you should check out the streets there before you arrive. Also it does have a dine in restaurant but the menu looked minimal and this is not surprising when you discover that most of Nerja is made up of restaurants ranging from cheap and reasonable up to actually very good, so hotel would be on a hiding to nothing if it tried to compete.More
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