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 decked out in calm tones of beige and grey, and some offer balconies with sea views.
We decided this lovely hotel with its perfect location on the Balcon de Europa in Nerja was worth a second visit. We were last there in November 2013. Their high standards have been maintained and it was a real pleasure to be there again. The hotel provides clean, modern, spacious rooms and good food at both at breakfast and dinner. The staff were always friendly and helpful. Nerja is a delightful town and this is the place to stay.More
Maurice M, Wokingham, United Kingdom
We just spent one night but enjoyed the hotel.
Great location with a small beach, In the heart of the city.
Ã better beach 3 minutes walking away.
Friendly staff, good breakfast, great view.
Rooms a little old fashion but comfortable.
Ã little hard to find, you need to go thru a car Park to reach the hotel.
Little pool, jacuzzi, nice plaÃ§e for chill out. More
hervemart, Montpellier, France
Having visited this Hotel many time I decided it was time to write a review. I cannot fault the hotel, the management, the staff are all so committed to make your stay perfect. They are continuing to improve the hotel with new decor, new furniture etc. The location could not better, right in the heart of Nerja. If you have not visited this hotel please do so you will not be disappointed.
Jane & GaryMore
melrose134, Nantwich Cheshire
Positives and negatives
As has been written several times, this is a lovely hotel- clean and comfortable and in a perfect location. All staff pleasant, friendly and helpful, contributing to an enjoyable stay for my young daughter and myself over the Easter week (despite very disappointing weather). However, there were a few issues that put a dampener on things, maybe not all the hotel's fault:
-the transfer on arrival was a nightmare. We actually landed at Malaga airport at 10.35 a.m, and arrived at the hotel after 2 p.m. We spent well over an hour sat on the coach in Malaga airport! When we finally got to Nerja, we were dropped outside a hotel to wait for a minibus transfer to ours as the area around the Balcon is pedestrianised. The minibus had to make 3 round trips as there were a few of us staying at the Balcon! Luckily for me, my daughter and I were on the first transfer but even so, we had to wait for some 15 minutes (not ideal when you have been up since 2.30 a.m). Because of all of the waiting around, the roads were closed off for an Easter parade so we were dropped on a street corner to await 2 staff from the hotel who brought a luggage trolley for our cases and we had to leg it behind them to the hotel! We had a similar fiasco coming home, being taken to the 'drop off, pick up' hotel and waiting for the coach (having no idea whatsoever what time the coach was coming as we did not see a Thomson rep all week, and there is no information board at the Balcon). Loads more to say (the coach driver actually drove off leaving us behind, no rep at airport- quite daunting when you are on your own with a child as it is a very bust airport).
- Although our room was very comfortable and very clean, it had an adjoining door, which was not nice! During our week, 3 different lots of guests stayed in the room next door, including a couple who came in very late and very drunk one night. They spent an hour shouting and later during the night vomiting. you can hear every single sound! It is as if the people in the next door room are in yours! Reception were very helpful the next day I have to say- thank goodness that couple only stayed one night!
-Hotel not really child orientated at all. No entertainment, very small pool and on the one day my very well behaved little girl used it, just jumping in off the side, people using the sunbeds tutted and moaned so that I had to tell her to come out although she was doing nothing wrong at all. Evening meals also not child suited although when friends we met there drew the waiter's attention to this on our 5th night, he produced a child's menu!
That is about all of the negatives, but they would put me off staying there again to be honest- and I always love everywhere I go and have little patience with people that moan and complain.
Positives include free safe, towels for use on sunbeds (so no need to take towels), toiletries supplied, and some lovely gifts.More
DaffyTaffy, Newport, Wales
Easter at the Balcon de Europa
Lovely spot right by the sea and near shops and bars. Our room was small but comfortable with a balcony over the Balcon, which could be noisy at night. Breakfast was very good, with a selection of hot and cold food and sparkling wine! The beach is tiny, so get a sunbed early if the sun shines. You have to pay for the water in the mini bar, which was not clear until we paid at the end. Lovely touches like slippers and a pack of cards in the room. Happy hour 6-7 is great value, but you have to sit inside!More