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 decked out in calm tones of beige and grey, and some offer balconies with sea views.

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Based On 722 reviews

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  • 1Building
  • 9Floors
  • 110Rooms
  • 2Lifts


The authentic holiday collection

  • Traditional and modern styles
  • Town and countryside settings
  • 20kg luggage allowance
  • Properties with character

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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

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*

There's buffet breakfast and waiter service at dinner, excluding two 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 room

These twin rooms with their modern décor and complementary soft furnishings sleep two. They come with twin beds and air-conditioning - heating. Some have a shower only.

twin with limited sea view

These twin rooms with a limited sea view and balcony come with modern décor and complementary soft furnishings. They sleep two and come with air-conditioning - heating. Some have a shower only.

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Excellent Hotel

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

JanenDave, Rotherham, England

4 Star Location 2 Star Food

Stayed at this Hotel during Easter for one week, the location on the sea front is very good, the major disappointment was the food and the attitude of the restaurant Manager he reminded me of Basil Faulty. The a la carte menu five nights a week was more 2 star e.g. a chicken leg with a roast potato and some cabbage! The buffet on the other two nights was a slight improvement but nothing special. Nerja itself is very nice but I would not stay at the Balcon again.More

56EDWARD, Manchester, United Kingdom

Staying at the Hotel Balcon de Europa

Stayed at the Balcon again for the third time in five years last week. It is a fantastic hotel. It is a very quiet hotel (in Spring I do not know what it is like in Summer) where you can relax and read with gorgeous views. We were given a beautiful room on the 2nd floor with sea view. We had a comfortable large bed, chair, dressing table, balcony with table and chairs, beautiful bathroom with bath and shower. We were given complimentary water and fruit, robes and slippers. The room service as well as all the restaurants served top quality food. The breakfast has something for everyone. The hotel has its own lovely small beach and small pool. Every member of staff is kind and helpful. Wonderful. It is on a very flat, pedestrianised area of Nerja where you can easily (1 minute) reach the village with the shops, bars and restaurants. For residents only there is a happy hour each evening to start with a cocktail overlooking the balcon and the ocean. A typical wine is less than 1 euro and the cocktails in happy hour about 2 euros. In Spring there were not many children - it was mainly people over 50 with children over 5/6. However, there is a table tennis area and downstairs in the hotel there is a free massage chair, settees with extra t.vs, computer and board games. I will be there next Spring again !More

flyboy-flygirl, Manchester, United Kingdom

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Hotel Balcon de Europa
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