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.
Stayed here for 1 night in August. Location was great and right in the centre of Nerja. Rooms are modern and we had a lovely view of the sea and beach. Never went to the pool however it looked pretty small for the size of the hotel. Had the buffet breakfast which was nice and good selection. Plenty of restaurants in Nerja so never ate in the hotel for our evening meal. Overall a pleasant stay and would go back to this hotel if I visited Nerja again.More
Very good hotel
My husband and I have just returned from a week at the Balcon de Europa hotel. It is situated right in the centre of Nerja near all the shops and bars.Our room was on the 8th floor (room 818) and was a lovely bright and airy room. It was a decent size with a small veranda from which we could see the sea and the pool. It was on the side of the hotel. The bathroom was a decent size too. All extremely clean. We heard no noise at all from the street below or from the Irish pub opposite due to the double glazing of the windows.
There was a good choice of food too. There was a good choice at breakfast and there were 3 rotary toasters so there was never a queue to make the toast. The week we were there we had a buffet meal 3 times and waiter service 4 times. There was also a good choice at the buffet. They even had a chocolate fountain and during waiter service you choose from 4 starters, 4 mains and 4 desserts. The price of the wine was reasonable too. We just had the house wine a few nights and it was 10 Euros a bottle or just 2.50 Euros for a glass.
The actual prices of drinks in the hotel were comparable with the local bars.
I don't really think though it's a hotel for children or younger people as most of the guests were older but all in all a very good hotel to visit.More
Christine Q, Manchester, United Kingdom
Great location! Friendly Staff.
Stayed here at the end of July.
Paid extra for a sea view, which was worth every penny. Lovely views.
The room was exactly as it looks in the photos, very pleasant.
The staff were cheerful and helpful.
We went for some relaxation as I had recently had a bereavement, found this hotel provided just this.
Swimming pool really small, would have liked to have been able to swim a length properly.
We went half board. The food was average to good. The choice was sometimes limited and uninspiring, but the staff were lovely and always polite.
I would definitely visit again if I have an opportunity to do this.More
Deborah J, Pontypool, Wales, United Kingdom
As good as ever
Late booking meant ,
we could not get a balcony room however, hotel staff very accommodating and now enjoying our gin and tonic overlooking the "Balcon" from a balcony room.
Restaurant food much improved since last visit which makes it an excellent venue for us "oldies"
who have some mobility problems.
Strongly recommend the hotel and Nerja to the less "mobile" who wish a relaxing holiday.
Also mention Jet2 who organised trip.
Robert K, Malton, United Kingdom
Great weeks holiday at the Balcon
Lovely room with sea view. Breakfasts were excellent. Hotel nice and clean Although we had chosen half board only had a couple of evening meals there as there were lovely restaurants around Staff were very helpful and all in all we had a really wonderful holidayMore
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