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 699 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.

Rooms► View all

twin room

Twin room sleeps 2 with twin beds and air-conditioning/heating. Some have a shower only.

twin with limited sea view

Twin room with limited sea view and balcony, sleeps 2. Some have a shower only.

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first time in Nerja

The hotel is right in the middle of Nerja which is distinctly "old Spain". Lots of interesting streets to ramble and our sea view room was a bonus.The hotel itself was excellent, with friendly helpful staff..The buffet nights were very good, and the rest of the time the evening meal was adequate. Breakfast was excellent.We met so many people who had been to this hotel multiple times - some as many as 20 times! We will be back.More

derek m, headcorn

What a location!

Stayed with my 21 year old son. Stunning location, large, beautiful room with sea view and balcony. The food was delicious with lots of healthy options and views of the sea. Very efficient friendly staff and immaculately clean. Could do with a gym though. Son found the demographic a little on the old side!But really enjoyed his stay and old Nerja. We'll be back!More

Janet L, Worcester, United Kingdom

one of the best hotel

Stayed in Balcon last December Wonderful hotel, One of the best I have stayed in .Food was very good also service superb Nerja itself is a beautiful place, beaches are very nice, plenty of shops and wonderful views Only downfall that i can say .You have to watch your wallets and hold on to your bag pick pockets are everywhere. One person i know of had 600 euros taken from his pocket down by Rio Monica hotel. They pose Themselves as tourists. If you intend to holiday there be aware. I will be going back soonMore


Wonderful hotel with amazing location

What a fab stay at the Balcon. The hotel is very clean and the staff are very helpful and pleasant. The location is just fantastic with sea views in the main dining room and bar. We upgraded our room to a sea view which was great and the views were beautiful from the balcony. Plus it was South facing so we had plenty of sun! The room was also a good size. We went for the half board dining option and the food was very good. There was so much choice for breakfast - fresh fruit, homemade porridge, omelettes prepared especially for you and then continental or cooked breakfast. The evening meal was good too with several choices from a set menu. The buffet on a Tuesday was delicious with hams, pâté, king prawns, salmon, slow cooked ribs and a variety of salads and stews. The pool and hot tub looked amazing (although a little bit cold for us in February!) and the private beach facility is lovely. The only minor thing we'd have like and I am really nit picking here is that we'd have liked some tea and coffee making facilities in our room. We asked for a kettle but some tea bags and milk capsules would have been appreciated. More

Charlotte W,

It could be top class

Currently staying at the hotel until Sunday. It could be so good. Enough has been said by other regarding the location, friendly staff and the facilities. Ticks all the boxes but the food, what a disaster, apart from the made to measure omlettes at breakfast. We had no option but to book half board. First night we tried the evening meal. Food was lukewarm at best. Portion size was minuscule with poor presentation. Worst of all it was of a poor quality. Checking TripAdvisor we tried a buffet night. Not much better. Good salads. Not being a fish eater I could have ribs, meatballs or chicken wings. I am no gourmet with no aspirations of being one but the buffet was just as bad in quality, presentation and warmth. I cannot work out how a hotel can be so good in so many areas can be so poor when it comes to the food. Seeing the food available in other bars during the day presented to other residents it looked good so it can be done. What a shame.More

DaveBAmersham, Amersham

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