We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A great stay in a lovely hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Balcon de Europa

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Save
You added Hotel Balcon de Europa to your Saves list
Hotel Balcon de Europa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Paseo Balcon de Europa, 1, 29780 Nerja, Spain   |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #11 of 39 Hotels in Nerja
Certificate of Excellence
Reading
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A great stay in a lovely hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The Hotel Balcon de Europa is a lovely, friendly, Spanish hotel. I stayed for a week over Easter with my husband and mother and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
We were welcomed by the very friendly, knowledgeable Alberto who took all our luggage to our rooms. My room was not ready at the early hour that we checked in but this was not a problem as we could store our cases and we were in desperate need of food after an early start. We ate outside on the balcon at the hotel's snack bar. The food was lovely and the location superb.
We loved all aspects of the hotel. It had an old fashioned charm and nothing was too much trouble.
Breakfast was lovely with a really good selection with a particularly appealing Spanish section which my mother and I really liked.
Dinner was less good but it was really relaxing to be served all three courses and many of the dishes were really nice especially the fish. The wine was also good and also good value for money.
The rooms were comfortable and well appointed but were rather warm so my husband had problems sleeping although the sound of the waves was really relaxing.
I will definitely be returning to this hotel. It was a relaxing break full of character.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank ReadingBecks
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

883 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Claverton
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This hotel is in such a fantastic position in a beautiful town. We had a room at the front with spectacular views, it is well worth paying the supplement for a sea view. The room was comfortable and soacious, however, there was no kettle so bring your own if you want one. Good bathroom facilities with a great power shower, unlike the hair dryer which lacked power. We were able to sleep with the patio door slightly open, the sea noise is very evident.( Room 303)

Breakfast was really enjoyable with a good selection of choices, this, however, was not reflected in the evening choice. the meal in the evening is a set menu unlike the breakfast buffet, our most enjoyable evening meal was the evening buffet which takes place once a week. There are numerous good restaurants offering a great selection. The menu of the day proved to be excellent value and of good quality. We would return to this hotel but on a bed and breakfast basis.

A delightful town, in a good position to explore the area around.

Room Tip: Sea views are spectacular but could be noisy, sea noise.
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank ClavertonBelle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lincoln
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We took a short break with a Jet2.com package flying from East Midlands to Malaga. It was our first time with Jet2 and they were every bit as good as any other local airline we have used. Staff went out of their way to be helpful both in the UK, on the aircraft and in Malaga.
The Hotel Balcon de Europa (we booked a suite) was very good - its well located right on the beach, it was very clean, the housekeeping was faultless and the food was excellent with good breakfasts (both continental and traditional) - dinners had about five choices for starter, main and sweets and an excellent wine list. We had booked half board (for some odd reason it was cheaper than B & B) and couldn't have been happier with the deal. Certainly had we booked the deal separately we couldn't have got anywhere near the package price (which incidentally included private transfers). And the weather (26th March 2013 to 31st March) was spot on. Plenty of entertainment locally as it was the week prior to Easter and the Spanish really go to town in preparation for Easter Sunday.

Room Tip: Suites look directly onto the sea and have a reasonable sized balcony.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Robertn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

my wife and I stayed at The Balcon last week in March and agree with most reviewers comments about the location(It is perfect),rooms and common areas (very clean),the Breakfast buffet (very good),Nerja (lovely).

The sole reason for only an average review is purely down to the evening meal which was,in our opinion,very poor indeed and we quite honestly expected better.Crab Salad with Crab Sticks??,Cheescake that was never in a million years a Cheesecake,Risotto that was just plain boiled rice with a spoonful of sauce poured in the middle,the most boring salad selections I have ever seen in Spain,(or elsewhere in Europe to be fair and that even includes us in England ) and an overall lack of imagination (or funds) from the kitchen.

Again, like many others, we would return but definately only on a B&B basis.

Room Tip: Book it but only B and B and its worth having balcony/sea view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank richter_13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
worcester
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Always book my holidays with Thomsons. This is the first time i have been to a hotel with waiter service, i was not keen and would not do it again much prefer buffet. The menu choice was poor and all main dishes seem to be served with sauce, veg not exciting and barly cooked. Selection was not great on anything. Deserts very poor we ordered cheesecake which was like a bread pudding!!!!.
Location perfect.
I would go back to this hotel but only on a B&B basis.
Reception staff brilliant resturant staff never had much of a smile and no conversation!!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank tjhworcester
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Derby, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

This hotel's location is probably one of its best features. Our room on the 2nd floor had a personal balcony with views to the sea and the private beach. Quiet and clean with plenty of space. Although slightly dated, it was clean and comfortable. The buffet breakfast was one of the best I have ever come across, with everything possible you could think of being offered....even Spanish Champagne!! The serving staff were very attentive, constantly clearing used plates and replenishing coffee/tea. The restaurant had views to the sea and private beach and in the warm/hot weather, the glass doors could be completely opened. There was a small outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi and plenty of roof top sun loungers to be found, as well as sun loungers on the private beach area. A step out of the reception area and you found yourself on the Balcon de Europa and instant access to the town centre with all its shops and restaurants.
Hotel staff spoke good English and were friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Rooms with views directly to the sea would be quieter than those overlooking the Balcon de Europa.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Karin B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

My husband and myself stayed at The Balcon 1st - 8th March. In spite of informing the hotel and Thomsons that my husband was a wheelchair user and requesting an accessible room we were allocated a room with a shower accessed via the bath on 9th floor. The view from the room was of the air conditioning unit. We upgraded to a room with a walk in shower and a view of the balcon the next day at a cost of 25 euros per night. The weather was poor so we did not need to use the swimming pool which was up a couple of steps and would have been a struggle. The food was just okay; one night I ordered crab salad and was served crab sticks! The following night we dined out at 'Oliva' - fabulous food! Last year we stayed at Riu Monica but decided to stay at the Balcon for the waiter service and location. The staff at The Monica are more friendly and obliging and the food is better, although it is buffet service. There are no Thomsons reps at the Balcon and very little hotel information in the room. The Monica has more of a buzz about it, even though the entertainment was quite poor. There was no entertainment at The Balcon to speak of, we went into the piano bar one night and found it totally empty and walked out again. Luckily there are lots of good bars and restaurants to discover in Nerja and we met some lovely people there. I complained to Thomsons on our return with regard to the room to be told that Thomson do not have a contract for the 8th floor rooms (which are all walk in showers). Apparently we should have contacted the 24/7 helpline number who would have rung the hotel who might have taken pity on us and moved us to the 8th floor at no extra cost. Whatever!

Room Tip: Book a sea or balcon view and don't book through Thomsons if you need a walk in shower.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Taylorwig
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Nerja hotels
0.5 mi away
Parador de Nerja
Parador de Nerja
#7 of 39 in Nerja
4.5 of 5 stars 571 reviews
1.4 mi away
Marinas de Nerja Aparthotel
0.4 mi away
Hotel Riu Monica
Hotel Riu Monica
#8 of 39 in Nerja
4.5 of 5 stars 1,138 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
MB Boutique Hotel
MB Boutique Hotel
#1 of 39 in Nerja
4.5 of 5 stars 73 reviews
0.4 mi away
Hotel Paraiso del Mar
1.0 mi away
Hotel Los Arcos
Hotel Los Arcos
#10 of 39 in Nerja
4.5 of 5 stars 320 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Balcon de Europa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Balcon de Europa

Address: Paseo Balcon de Europa, 1, 29780 Nerja, Spain
Phone Number:
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Nerja
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Nerja
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Nerja
#8 Romantic Hotel in Nerja
#9 Family Hotel in Nerja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Balcon de Europa 4*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located in the heart of Nerja, at the "Balcon de Europa" square; a balcony looking to the sea. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Priceline, HotelTravel.com, Odigeo, Venere, Expedia, Hotels.com, Low Cost Holidays and Agoda so you can book your Hotel Balcon de Europa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Balcon De Europa Nerja
Balcon De Europa Hotel

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing