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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The authentic holiday collection
- Traditional and modern styles
- Town and countryside settings
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Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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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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Second time at the Hotel Balcon de Europa
I like this hotel as its in a great central location. The staff are always friendly and helpful and everywhere is clean and tidy as they seem to employ a vast number of cleaners. There is a superb selection in the breakfast room which also overlooks the ocean. We enjoyed a couple of sunny days and were able to sit outside where the service was quick and I don't feel that the prices are too expensive. Obviously its out of season and many of the bars and restaurants are closed in Nerja but I like visiting when its a little quieter and more relaxing.More
Good couple of days
Having been to visit a friend in nearby Fuengirola we decided to stay for a couple of nights in Nerja and choose the Hotel Balcon as it is so central. We had two rooms overlooking the sea. The staff are very helpful and friendly and we enjoyed our stay, although we found it a bit noisy as is the way with big hotels. Breakfast couldn't be faulted as there was so much on offer. Everything you could imagine for breakfast was there. We didn't eat in the restaurant so cannot comment on that but found a very nice little French restaurant just a few minutes walk from the hotel. All in all a nice stay.More
RJT06, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Views of Africa.
The Balcon de Europa terrace cafe is a delightful place to have a snack or dine. Service is attentive and the menu presents outstanding value given its prime location. On a clear day you can of the King of Spain nearby and enjoy distant views of Arica.More
Peter B, Somerset, United Kingdom
We spent Xmas here and it was our first visit to this hotel although not Nerja. The hotel is in a pedestrian area so we were dropped a short walk away and we were checked in very efficiently. We had a room on floor 7 overlooking the Balcon itself and the room itself was well appointed, clean and comfortable and like previous reviewers we had our balcony door open virtually throughout our stay. I had a rental car and we did have some concerns over car parking in the Hotel car park but eventually didn't require it having obtained space in a free public car park nearly opposite the Riu Monica. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful and the food at the buffet breakfast excellent. Our only reservation was that the evening meals,whilst good, could vary in overall quality with my wife ordering Duck one evening and being convicted she had been served a turkey leg due to its size! Overall experience was good and we would certainly stay again but possibly on a B&B basis.More
David W, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Stayed here for Christmas the food was very good and the staff very helpful, we went with Cosmos but there was no rep at the hotel for the whole of our 10 day stay.We didn't pay for a sea view and our room was small and faced a blank wall, but was very clean. Entertainment on Christmas day was not up to much and the restaurant where it was held is quite small as is the pool area. Wine in the restaurant was 11 euros, same wine in supermarket 1.99 eurosMore
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