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. This hotel is part of the Simply Travel range until April 2017.
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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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
Open for buffet breakfast and dinner, with waiter service for main courses in the evenings 4 nights per week.
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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Styled in soft pastels, these twin rooms are comfortably furnished. With your room you'll get a TV, and air-conditioning.
twin room with sea view and balcony
Styled in soft pastels, these twin rooms are comfortably furnished and include a sea view and a balcony offering a little extra outdoor space. With your room you'll get a TV, an extra bed, and air-conditioning.
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Lovely Hotel and Staff but...
We spent a week here and have to say it's a really nice hotel. The standard bedroom is adequate for a week and was kept clean by the great staff who work there. All staff are very dedicated and obviously proud of their jobs. The food was tasty and all tastes catered for with 4 nights having a buffet starters and desserts with main course waiter served, 3 nights all buffet which was different international food, sushi, Italian, paella etc. and a wonderful chocolate fountain! Live music was played on these evenings. On the gala dinner evening staff dressed formally and the chairs had covers over them and we were given a complementary cava a nice touch. Breakfasts are more than adequate with live cooking for omelettes etc. English and continental food and complementary cava to start the day. The rooftop swimming pool which is heated was a luxury to be able to swim in given it was January, the sea a bit too bracing only toes! There are plenty of pleasant public spaces around the hotel The position in Nerja is top class this is the heart of Nerja and everything happens outside the hotel with musicians. There are wonderful walks to be had around Nerja, our reason for visiting at this time of the year, perfect temperature. We used a good friend, Javier, from AndalucianWalks.com to show us a great coastal walk see review on that forum. After all the praise we felt our week was spoilt by the building work going on in and around the hotel. Despite complaints to TUI rep who denied any knowledge of the works, although the work on the bar next to hotel had clearly been taking place weeks before we arrived. The noise would begin at 9.00am and finish in the hotel at 7.00pm most of the week. There was a cacophony of drills, jackhammers, cement mixers, tile cutters thoughout the day with 3 days also pressure washing the Balcon area at the front of the building. There was no escape from the noise and certainly not a relaxed holiday feeling! This is why I have not given full stars for the hotel. Having said that we will return to the Balcon.More
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Just had a week here to celebrate my husband's birthday. Yes the hotel is in a great location with lovely beaches. The staff are fantastic, so friendly and welcoming. The food is ok and you won't go hungry especially if you like pork which we had 4 night's out of 6.(we do not eat seafood) I had emailed ahead to ask for an upgrade but was told the hotel was full. On arrival we were given a room with just a window opening onto a courtyard. Nothing wrong with the room, spacious, clean etc. On asking at reception if we could move as my husband is a smoker and likes to smoke on a balcony, was told to hang out of the window. Not acceptable. Wecwere told we could move rooms in a couple of days but there would be a charge. A couple we met at the hotel were moved at no extra charge the following morning ?????. I asked one afternoon if I could use the sauna but was told this was not possible as it was being used for late check out guests to have a shower before a late flight, why advertise the new feature if it is not available. The hotel is definitely for older clients. I liked the area but doubt I would stay here again.More
Lovely hotel ideal for older and middle age couples, thankfully not really suitable for children. The breakfast is excellent, but dinner only quite good. I have seen in the classic brochure since returning a different menu is available for an extra charge. I saw no sign of this, and would be very interested to know if this is true. The location is wonderful and the upgraded junior suite we were given was superb. There is occasional entertainment while having dinner but nothing after dinner which is a shame. There is a piano bar, but it was not open while we were there. The pool is the smallest I have ever seen, but this did not bother me. The hotel is very well run with very nice staff. I will return, but will probably only bed and breakfast if there is not an alternative evening menu. There are dozens of restaurants within minutes of the hotel.More
robert t, 1138966
Lunch was disappointing
I had a coffee and had a look at the Menu. I found the Menu to be quite boring and so settled for Spaghetti Bolognese ! The service was good and the waitress friendly and professional and I thought it will be lovely to eat al fresco because the view from where i sat at my table was lovely ... looking out at the sea and the backdrop of white buildings on the coast line made me feel relaxed. When my food came out in a bowl it looked unappetising... there were browned patches of meat clumped together and crispy. In fact it turned out there were quite a few of these clumps with most of my spaghetti attached to it. I tried to be not so nit picky but thought the sauce tastes like Tomato soup, any meat is clumped together overdone and its a rubbish meal. I left it after a few mouthfuls and did indicate to the waitress why i had left the food. She could see what I meant. I then asked for the bill and was pleasantly pleased to see i was not being charged for the food. I did pay a little bit towards the food i had eaten in fairness More
asty s, 190737
We went to the Balcon in December for a week for my wifeâs birthday and wished we had booked two weeks. The location is brilliant right on the Balcon de Europa and just sitting in the warm sunshine in December listening to some of the best street musicians weâve heard for years and for free was a delight. Our stay the Balcon was faultless, the hotel is spotlessly clean and every member of staff we met were friendly and helpful right from booking in to leaving. No one need go hungry here the range of food was very good every day with either waiter service some days or buffet on others besides a Spanish night on Saturdays, We had a room on the top floor with a sea view, some lovely sunrises and sitting on the balcony in the evening with the sun going down and the musicians still playing on the Balcon was magical. On the day of my wifeâs birthday we arrived back from a walk to find an ice bucket a bottle of Cava and 2 glassâs courtesy of the hotel, a very nice touch on their part as we hadnât told them, I assume it was noticed on her passport when we booked in. A few places worth a visit are the caves and Alhambra palace and if your there in December the Christmas lights in Malaga are a must, the light show and the music are fantastic. All in all a great holiday and hope to be back for her next birthday.More
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