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.
Great friendly staff from bell boys to management
Nice rooms with views over the med
Good food buffet breakfast,good evening meals buffet twice a week
Swimming pool small , new well equipped gym
Two nice bars happy hour 1800-1900
Overall nice hotel been eight times now
Back again 2016More
Did it right.
We booked a sea view and got it. I'm writing this on the balcony, listening to the pounding sea that's lit up by crazy-strong lights. Room is nice. Staff is nice. Beach is nice. Breakfast is nice. Bed is huge and comfy. Was going to snuggle, but it would require 3 full rotations to roll over to him. Meh. This hotel is built into the cliff, so it required going down 3 floors from check-in to get to a 3rd floor balcony. Weird.
PARKING!!! GPS/NAV DOES NOT WORK IN TOWN!!!!!! We went down pedestrian walkways and shop lanes following GPS. Go to "Parking Municipal" from the west side of the town to avoid disaster. Seriously almost abandoned rental car. When you check in, they will help you to their parking lot. You can't get to it without their opener.More
jenstream, Las Vegas, Nevada
The Balcon revisited
The location and the quality of the staff are for me what makes this hotel the lasting success that it so obviously is having just returned from my third visit ,the previous being 4 years ago .
I had previously stayed in rooms with a sea view and balcony but on this occasion took the risk of a standard room (904 , avoid , it seems to be a bizarre conversion part corridor /part broom cupboard but nicely maintained and furnished .I immediately asked for an upgrade but unfortunately none was available .
If I were to stay again (and I probably will) I would probably go B&B rather than the half board but pay to dine on the buffet nights which were really enjoyable compared to the rather dated service of the main course (choice of only 3) on the other nights including the "Gala " dinner which just does not work though it may appease the many veteran repeat clients .
A long forgotten experience was having to pay for a sun bed in a 4star (or any star) hotel with a reservation system that if I understood it correctly seemed to defy it's very purpose .
Nonetheless a hotel that offers much to enjoyMore
Tom S, Middlesbrough
This is a great place to stop for coffee, drinks, snacks and dinner.
The staff are very friendly, very quick with service and there is a large selection of everything you need to start or end your evening.
The view across the Nerja coast is also outstanding, regards. Of the weather More
Comfortable relaxing hotel friendly staff
Just returned from a very relaxing week at the Balcon De Europa Hotel. The hotel is comfortable and the staff very friendly and helpful. We had requested a sea view room with balcony & walk in shower in a quiet part of the hotel, and this is exactly what we got. (Room 817) The room was of a reasonable size, particularly when you consider that the bed was 6 feet wide (2 metres approx.), kept spotlessly clean and very comfortable with a lovely view over the beach. Even though there were several wedding celebrations in the open air music and any noise stopped at 12 midnight ( but to be honest, it was not a problem anyway) The hotel has a lift down to the beach directly below, lifts were sometimes a little temperamental, but again, not really a problem, we were on holiday so no rush! There is a charge of 7 euro currently, for 2 sunbeds and a brolly on the beach, and you can reserve your place 24 hours in advance, there is also a small pool and Jacuzzi area where the sunbeds are free. There was a good selection at breakfast each day, including smoked salmon & Prosecco if you wished. Evening meals were sometimes self serve buffet & sometimes a themed menu and waiter service. Personally, I think the fish and sea food selection was better than the meat and chicken etc. but the extra charge for half board is minimal, so just what do you expect for Â£5.00 extra pp per night? Good value and nicely presented. Service was sometimes a little slow, but believe me, this is not due to any fault on the part of the waiters, they never stop, simply I think they could do with a few more staff at peak times particularly. We had paid for half board, but with so many fabulous restaurants on the door step, we did eat out a couple of times. Would definitely return for a relaxing and restful break in a lovely location.More