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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  • 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

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

single room

These single rooms are a great base for exploring the surrounding area. They also include air-conditioning.

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Always improving.

I've been holidaying in Nerja for many years now, staying in B&B's, self catering and hotels before coming to the "Balcon". In the old days we used to have coffee outside the hotel after mass meeting friends etc. and always thought the hotel very posh and expensive! Then about ten years ago we decided to try the hotel as our current choice, the Parador, while very good, was too far out of town centre for ageing legs and have never looked back. While not cheap, the hotel has everything one would want for a holiday, central but secluded, very comfortable, great staff, good food and just a lift ride from your room to the beach. While the rooms are small but adequate the bathroom is a bit tight especially for larger folk and the shower was in the bath, awkward. Over the years thr bath has gone being replaced by walk in shower, big improvement. Other little things have also improved. This year, 2016, they have made the beach side resteraunt overhead sun and rain proof another advance, 'tho replacing the white tablecloths with blue plastic is, in my opinion, cheapening. As always, the best. Role on next year!!More

Pat H, 186640

Great location

If you want to be in the centre of Nerja near beautiful beaches and restaurants, this is the place to go. We stayed for 5 nights in a sea view suite and weren't disappointed. The pool area is smaller than your average but means it is quieter and more relaxing. We were lucky to be in Nerja during the fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen and were treated to a beautiful fireworks display on the Balcon. More

Hayley F,

Nerja 2016

Just returned from yet another fab holiday in Nerja! Once again The Hotel Balcon De Europa lived up to expectations. Fab staff who are always friendly and available to help or answer any questions you may have. Impeccably clean, and the food, well what can I say but plentiful and lots of choice. The views are fantastic. Can't wait to return!More

Maureen P, 1420760

Great location

Have stayed here before as the location can't be beaten. The beach that can be accessed from the hotel is also a real bonus. The rooms are modern although the hotel itself has quite a dated feel but this also adds to the character. If you can get a table by the floor to ceiling windows at breakfast the view is fantastic. Breakfast itself, although plentiful, would be much nicer if the pastries and cakes were freshly made rather than tasting like they were out of a supermarket packet. I wouldn't eat at the hotel as there are some great restaurants locally.More

Gisele C, 154995

Definately not quiet spot

The hotel seems ideally placed with immediate access to pedestrianised centre of old Nerja and on a small very pretty private beach. However if you are coming here hoping for a quiet break forget it. It was bedlam for the duration. We had specifically requested a seaview quiet room. The room allocated was immediately above the large dining room (though we rarely heard any noise from it) and underneath the bar which served the indoor and outdoor café/cocktail bar. The loud banging clanging of cup/saucers/cutlery and scrapings furniture started at 7am and continued unabated till after 1am in the morning. The hotel is also popular for weddings. All of which on the Friday Saturday and Sunday all took place outdoors where the wedding reception took over the beachfront bar complete with flamenco dancers and bands until after midnight so that even if we wanted to escape the dim from the bar above by sitting on the balcony terrace the noise from below was almost as bad. We put up with this for 3 days before we couldn't stand it any more and complained. The management were sympathetic but couldn't move us for at least another 24 hrs and then proceeded to blame us for not complaining before. Fair point if we had not already expressly explained our need for a quiet room before we arrived! No upgrade was offered. Only a room at beach level and under the cliff where the sun only managed to get to for 2 hrs/day and which looked directly out to the wedding reception area. I suspect this room was vacated by the quests who had to endure the weddings over the weekend. Once we were in situ there were no more weddings so the room was blissfully quiet but by that time we were already very sleep deprived and had only another 3 days before going home. We will visit Nerja again. Very beautiful and characterful town but never to this hotel again. We also complained to the tour operator (Jetsholidays) but again sympathy (eventually when the rep visited the room), but no upgrade or compensation of any sort for our ruined week. I should also say that in all other respects the service provided from all the other staff at the hotel was very good indeed.More

KAB199, 190832

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