Sandwiched between the beach and the atmospheric old quarter, Hotel Balcon de Europa 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 hotel is built onto the cliff face, and has a bit of a topsy-turvy layout. The reception and pool are up on the sixth floor, at street level, while the beach and restaurant are down on the bottom level.
Styled in soft pastels, these twin rooms are comfortably furnished and include a sea view and a balcony offering a liitle extra outdoor space. With your room you'll get a TV, an extra bed, and air-conditioning.
Great location.staff couldn't do enough for us.
Would recommend for treat.
Food excellent, plenty of variety for breakfast.
Would recommend for couples.
Centre of nerja near all shops and barsMore
Great for a New Year celebration
We stayed at the Balcon again, having visited in August, and it did not disappoint. The hotel staff were attentive and helpful, rooms clean and in good order. Food was great - especially the Gala dinner on New Years Eve (160 euros to non residents) - 6 courses with all your drinks included. We were lucky with the weather too - so I know where we will be spending next New Years Eve.More
My wife and I have just returned from a 5 day break at the Hotel Balcon de Europa and it was even better than we hoped it would be. We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis and had booked a standard sea view room but on arrival we were told that we had been upgraded to a junior suite. This was roomy and well furnished, with a smallish but adequate balcony on the 4th floor. The view was superb and our balcony was in sunshine from sunrise to mid afternoon and even in January was hot enough to sunbathe. There are no tea or coffee making facilities in the rooms but when we asked about this a kettle and cups were sent up to our room. All the staff from reception to waiters were helpful and friendly.
The hotel is in a perfect position for exploring Nerja with lots of bars and restaurants close by. As it is in a pedestrianised area taxis have to drop you off about 150 yards away but was is no problem as our taxi driver phoned ahead and a member of the hotel staff was waiting to help with our luggage.
The hotel has several bars and snack bars which offer a good service at very similar prices to those in the nearby bars and there is a "happy hour" for residents from 5.30 to 6.30 which is well attended!
We did not use the restaurant except for breakfast which was not up to the standard of the rest of the hotel. The hot buffet items tended to be greasy and lukewarm although there is a reasonable choice of cold items and omelettes are made to order.
We would recommend this hotel and hope to stay there again.More
Ideal location in centre of Nerva
Hotel grew on me as week progressed. Had room with sea view and balcony, window open in night listening to wave laps the shore and good weather had in January. Room was large, clean and fresh and well serviced during the week.
Hotel very central and easy walking distance to local bars restaurants and village centre.
Public areas are not large, and perhaps a bit dated in areas, however saying that service received from all staff at bar, restaurant and reception was friendly and first class.
Restaurant is not overly large, and we tended to dine later to allow the rush at opening times to pass. Great buffet breakfast available and dinner had good choices, three nights were buffet service.
Snacks and drinks at the hotel were reasonable, overall a great break and would return to the Balcon as service was great.
During break we celebrated a birthday and unexpectedly received free bottle of bubbly and basket of fruit in the in the room the hotel, very nice gesture indeed.More
In previous reviews, many people have alreadycommented on the location and service - all excellent. However, dinner seems less good; I think the travel companies allow the hotel too little money to provide outstanding dinners. Next time, I'll book Bed & Breakfast, then dine in one of the many interesting looking restaurants in the old town, a 2 minute walk from the hotel.More