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 707 reviews

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


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  • 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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Excellent Hotel on Costa del Sol

Grabbed a quick sunshine week here 21st - 28th Feb 2015. Really impressed with this place which has a terrific position right on the seafront & adjacent to the Balcon de Europa viewing point. We used Jet 2 holidays & had upgraded to a "better" room (301) but in all honesty it would be hard to find a bad room here. The place was smart, very clean and gave the impression of being pretty well run. Staff were excellent and the food was pretty good throughout. Two nights a week is a buffet but otherwise its table service with a choice of 3 or 4 options for each course. The room was fine - we had a terrific sea view but for the best views 180 degrees go for a higher floor. We had excellent weather ( sunny & 20c all week). Lots of different nationalities staying here which in our experience is a good sign. Nerja is a lovely town - the hotel is in the heart of the "old town" but you need to be a good walker to get the best out of the place ( or just chill out on a lounger !). Regular buses to Malaga (50k) and further east & west along the coast plus a "must do" local bus to Frigilliano up in the hills (10k). Would we return ? Absolutely ! ( NB: if you are booking in the next few weeks ( March / April 2015) be aware that there are extensive roadworks on a couple of streets leading to the hotel which means that the transfer bus drops you off approx 250yds away - if you are not able to walk / pull luggage you might be advised to wait a few weeks until its finished)More

Debseleven, West Yorks, UK

Wish I was there!

Third visit to the Balcon- a cheapie zap of sun courtesy of Jet2. I was a bit worried about the room as the hotel was full and I couldn't get an upgrade but was pleasantly surprised by the view from their basic room 914 - a side view of the sea with plenty of sun on the little Juliette balcony. I could see the sea when in bed (and hear the waves) and woke up to Dolphins one morning. Ok we were next to the Irish club which disturbed us a couple of nights but on the whole we slept really well. The room was spotless as always and very stylish and comfortable. We were pleased to have a bath as well as a shower. We had a great week weather wise and Nerja was its usual bustling self even so early in the season. We didn't really try out the local eateries as we were half board. As everyone says, the breakfasts are great- my husband recommends the omelette bar and I love the porridge and pancakes with 'Miele de Flores' . Evening meals were more than adequate- the buffet bar every night made the difference when the portions were small. And of course the waiting staff are so hardworking and obliging. My only niggle is that I found myself mired in confusion over the vegetarian menu and when to order- I gave up in the end. We love the area and took ourselves off to beautiful Frigiliana on very good and cheap (and heaving) local transport. We also had a great day out to the very impressive Ronda. All in all - it's a special place and great value for money.More

Alison T, Leeds


If you are coming to Nerja for the first time this a great location,New town meets Old town every one comes to the balcon for the veiws sand,sea and cliffs.Hotel caters for all .We stayed as a B&B basisMore

freddy00, London, United Kingdom

Unbeatable location.Another great holiday at the Balcon.

Although I have reviewed this hotel before, I would like to add this to my previous review: our (10th? 11Th stay ) at the Balcon confirms everything that I wrote before: unbeatable location, clean, comfortable room (I wish the pillows were a bit softer, but then I could have asked for a replacement!).Food, good to very good (especially the buffet). As for the staff, they deserve 5*plus. They are friendly, efficient and very professional, without being intrusive. My sister in law was quite unwell during our recent stay and they could not have been kinder or more helpful.More

LondonMilou, London

Absolutely fabulous

We picked this town based on friends recommendations and this hotel based on trip advisor reviews The location is unbeatable The hotel just amazing We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis and had no complaints at all The place is immaculate the staff friendly The hotel knew it was my husbands birthday and we were delighted to come back to a complimentary bottle of Cava , a bottle of water and a basket of fruit Thank you You deserve all the wonderful reviews A wonderful short break More

jacqui1967, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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