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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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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twin room with limited sea view and balcony
Styled in soft pastels, these twin rooms are comfortably furnished and include a limited 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.
Styled in soft pastels, these twin rooms are comfortably furnished. With your room you'll get a TV, and air-conditioning.
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Wonderful Location, but.....
We recently stayed at the Balcon de Europa Hotel for 10 days in March 2017, and here is my thoughts about the stay, which I hope are constructive and useful. The hotel is situated in a pedestrian area, so coaches/ minibuses are not able to drop you outside the door, but about 100 yards away. The hotel staff can arrange for help with luggage etc if requested. The Hotel itself was built in the early 1960, and is relatively small by modern standards, but has been heavily altered since built, although it still retains itâs period charm. It is situated right on the cliff edge, with entrance to reception on the 6th floor. We were given a room on the top [9th] floor with a stunning sea view, and also a wonderful view of the nearby headland known as âThe Balcon de Europaâ which is busy both day and evenings with tourists visiting this spectacular view. The room itself was fine, a good size, and although not recently updated, was in a good state of decoration with a free safe and free fridge. No tea/coffee facilities were evident on arrival, but when we asked for these to be provided, the staff came with a kettle and cups, but no tea or coffee. There is also a good selection of English channels on the TV, with BBC1, BBC2, ITV 1, Ch4, and BBC World News and SKY News. All the staff we met were very helpful and friendly, and were able to deal with any queries we had without a problem. There also seemed to always be plenty of staff on duty both in the reception and in the dining room which is nice to see in this day and age, as many hotels seem to be cutting back on staff numbers. Breakfasts were all self-serve buffets, and were fine, with lots of choice and provided everything you would want. A buffet evening meal is served 3 times a week, with waiter service the other 4 days. The choice of food for the 4 days of waiter service was however limited to 1 fish or 2 meat courses for the main course, and then help yourself to starters and desserts. We did feel the evening food menu on the 4 waiter service nights was only average for a 4star hotel and lacked imagination with choice available and indeed with portion size, although there were always extra veg etc available for you to help yourself. There is a happy hour in the bar every evening between 5.30-6.30 for those wanting a drink before their meal. One minus point for us was the fact that there is absolutely no entertainment in the hotel after the meal, although three nights a week a harpist or a Spanish group plays in the dining room during the meal who was all excellent, and a nice touch. Would be stay again?....possibly because of the friendly staff and the hotelâs excellent positionâ¦or maybe not because of the average food and the lack of any entertainment at night.More
Great location and Great hotel
This is the most wonderful,friendly,comfortable and relaxed hotel you can ever visit.Everything is perfect,from its location to the staff who are all without exception fantastic. Our room was large and overlooked the sea and the mountains at the side which made sitting on our balcony a wonderful experience of peace and tranquility. The buffet breakfasts are excellent with every type of food available,a buffet evening is served three times a week with waiter service on the other evenings which are also excellent. This was our fourth visit to the Balcon and every one you speak to seems to have been numerous times before and you can see why.We will be going back next year.More
dennis w, 499514
Delightful Stay and will go back
Stayed at Hotel Balcon de Europa for a full week on a half board basis. It is in a wonderful location on the shore of the Mediterranean and right in the heart of Nerja which is a lovely town with narrow streets with great selection of restaurants. Breakfast is buffet style with great selection of hot and cold choices. Dinner was again full buffet style four evenings and main course waiter service on three evenings. Quality and variety of food was excellent. The views from the dining room were outstanding. Bedrooms were good size, we booked a sea view room with balcony and was definitely worth the extra cost.Safe in room at no extra charge Reception is at street level on floor six with some floors above and others below. Access to beach is via lift. Plenty sun beds and sun umbrellas available at different levels. Pool is lovely and warm but a bit on the small side. The hotel is spotlessly clean throughout. One other outstanding feature of the hotel is the excellent staff that work there. They are friendly, efficient helpful and totally focused on making their customers happy and all have a reasonable understanding of English. Will definitely go back.More
Donal C, 186613
Great hotel and resort
Great hotel in the best position. Hotel staff were brilliant very friendly and efficient. Stayed bed and breakfast. Dining room windows opened up to a view over looking sea. Breakfast was buffet style but very good with English back bacon and an omelette chef at hand. Own private beach and patio area. Very enjoyable stay. More
Brilliant hotel!! Fabulous Location
Just returned after a one week stay, What a wonderful and friendly Hotel, visited after 10 years and the standard is just the same as then, fabulous. This was a special treat for my sisters birthday, who had never been before, she was delighted. Our room was on the fifth floor 505, which was a lovely spacious comfortable twin bedded room. very spacious balcony with sunbeds, table and chairs overlooking the amazing sea view, what a bonus. The bathroom was great, bath and shower with complementary toiletries. there was safe deposit box which is complementary, a stacked fridge with non alcoholic drinks, which could be purchased. We stayed on a bed and breakfast package, as Narja has many great restaurants all within walking distance of the central location of the Balcon, The breakfast is a wonderful experience, everything from complementary Bucks fizz, full English breakfast, cold buffet, such a hugh variety to choose from. Lovely surprise on my sister's birthday, after going for a stroll, we came back to our room to find a bottle of champagne in an ice bucket complement's from the management, all we can think they found out from her passport details?. I have nothing but praise for this Hotel, the staff are all so professional, friendly and helpful, they are a credit to the hotel. Thank you to all. Would definitely recommend this hotel to many.More
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