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 613 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 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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Autum break

Looking forward to some quiet evenings on the balcony. Complitely ruined by the playback panflute "orchestra" roaming outside that haunts you where ever you are. Still going on at 00.30 in the night... The hotel seems promising thoughMore

Morten N,


Nerja is lovely, small and cosy. A welcome difference from the metropolises closer to Malaga. The hotel, as well as having a stunning location, takes its role very seriously. Service is top notch ( aside from the occasional brusqueness familiar to this region :) ), food delicious and rooms airy, cool and modern. Pay the extra for a seaview, worth every penny. Reserve beach sun beds the day before and get to the pool early if you want to be there all day. Buffet on the beach was a perfect end to a perfect holiday.More

weblet71, High Wycombe, United Kingdom

Fab place to stay(room604)

Just returned from 10 days absolutely would recommend , food great very varied , breakfast the best can't really fault this hotel , room was just behind reception and although didn't have a balcony and looked onto a small courtyard (wall) it was very peaceful and we had fantastic sleeps, staff are also great ,will definitely return very soon :) More


Location location location

Sadly just returned from Nerja having spent a glorious sunny week staying (as a couple) in the Balcon de Europa. We have stayed in this hotel quite a number of times mostly because of its prime location ( just off the promenade and the main square) . However we found a few welcome improvements have been made to the hotel this year e.g the breakfast is vastly improved with freshly cooked omellettes and crepes to order now on the menu, extended breakfast times up to 11 am and just an overall more "relaxed" feel to the running of the hotel! We booked half board on one occasion before and didn't enjoy the evening meal at all so maybe this has improved also? Didn't check it out. Lunch on the terrace is excellent and dinner vouchers can be exchanged for lunch (but not every day) Staff as always were very pleasant and really appreciated us making an effort to converse in basic Spanish!! Unfortunately we couldn't secure a late check-out which was very disappointing in 32 degree heat, we would never make that mistake again and will check this out at time of booking but they were very apologetic and offered us a room to shower with fresh towels and access to the pool until our taxi arrived. Not really a hotel for young children though, pool area too small and congested especially in August. A tad expensive but we will definitely return hopefully sooner rather than later!!!More

Eileen M, Derry, United Kingdom


I spent 8 happy days at the Hotel Balcon de Europa. Rooms are smallish but clean and comfortable. It is reasonably priced. Great staff. The best part is the beach. You take an elevator down to the beach. I know from experience that most spanish hotels that say they are on the beach actually aren't. This one is. You can rent an umbrella and bed for 3 Euros. Make sure you reserve your favorite spot for the rest of your stay. You can leave your stuff and walk into town and come back and tan some more. Lovely Place!!!More

Chris M, Pacific Grove, California

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