Hotel Balcon de Europa  

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. This hotel is part of the Simply Travel range until April 2017.

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Based On 974 reviews

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

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
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

Open for buffet breakfast and dinner, with waiter service for main courses in the evenings 4 nights per week.

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 with sea view and balcony

Styled in soft pastels, these twin rooms are comfortably furnished and include a sea view and a balcony offering a little extra outdoor space. With your room you'll get a TV, an extra bed, and air-conditioning.

twin room

Styled in soft pastels, these twin rooms are comfortably furnished. With your room you'll get a TV, and air-conditioning.

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All staff were excellent and the hotel was very well maintained It was also very well located with wonderful views and beach facilities and was very good for access. To shopping and eating places and was very quiet at nightMore

jameswN9153HH, 186588

Home from home

Stayed here for a week June 14th - 21st and had a great time. We've stayed here a lot over the last 10yrs and have enjoyed a number of improvements over the last couple of years. My husband had a family reunion and from check-in, with the lovely Beatrix to the kindness of Rafa on the beach we felt very well treated. I must also say a big thank you to Maika, Feliza, the lovely Mario, Elizabeth and David to mention but a few because all the staff at this hotel work hard and are there to help in every way possible. Our bedroom was kept immaculately by Tere and breakfast was great!! This does sound like heaven on earth and for us it was, however, be prepared for "wedding fever" because being such a glorious location it's a very popular hotel in June for weddings. However they do call time on the celebrations by 11.30/12 midnight which isn't unacceptable!!!! Sitting at home now wishing I was still there....can't wait to go back. More

Eileen M, 186482

Perfect location

This hotel is obviously doing something right as it seems to always be fully booked. It is not a hotel for the young and energetic as the majority of clients are certainly old- nothing wrong with that as it makes for a peaceful time by the pool, however it is a fact worth noting. If you can, do book a room with a balcony and view as rooms without face an inner courtyard and wall, making them dark. The best things about The Balcon are its location (right in the middle of things), Rita, the loveliest waitress, Beatrix on reception who tried hard to get us a late check out but sadly couldn't and the delicious porridge for breakfast! Things not so great- the race for sunbeds in the beach area (towels on beds before 8am!) and the fact that the hotel is popular for weddings which means the beach terrace has to be cleared of all sunbeds (which you might have been lucky to get late afternoon) at 6pm. Do book bed and breakfast, don't bother with an evening meal as there as so many lovely restaurants within an easy stroll- 10 euros menu del dia!More


Ladies chill out week

Hotel rooms are lovely def worthy of 4 star . Didn't have balcony which was a disappointment and was told standard rooms do not have them . That being said it didn't affect holiday too much . Food at breakfast excellent. Buffet and served meals in the evening good quality staff superb. Attentive and very well trained . Buffet by the sea one evening absolutely lovely and a lot of work for the staff position of the hotel is second to non in relation to square. Town , beach etc, would def go back tomorrow. Staff obviously been there. Long time and knew a lot of the customers by name . Loved it all excellent excellent hotel More

susanlsteel, 187069

Super hotel

Loved the hotel and Nerja. The hotel is in an amazing location and we had a sea/ Balcon de Europe view - so there always activity and people watching to do. Being close to the Balcon, meant that it was fairly noisy until the early hours - although with the balcony door closed it was not problematic for us and we actually enjoyed the atmosphere. We had only ate breakfast - good quality. As others have said there are numerous restaurants nearby which are excellent and good value. Staff were all lovely and helpful, although a special thanks to Juan who works very hard. We took the bus to Friglianna from the bus station, reception gave us a timetable. Have to say that I struggled with the beds - but this is always a problem for me. I should have asked for a topper. Enjoyed the street entertainment especially Sergio Sands who performed in the main square each evening; we usually ended our evening with an ice cream listening to him. This is a vibrant little town, and doesn't close early! Throughly enjoyed the stay and will go back as soon as possible.More

Rachel H, 186232

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Hotel Balcon de Europa
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 974 customer reviews
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