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Hotel Balcon de Europa
Ranked #5 of 37 Hotels in Nerja
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Chester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“simply the best”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I have just returned from another fantastic holiday in the once sleepy little fishing village known as Nerja. I stayed at the Balcon de europa hotel half board and noticed it has had a revamp in several areas. The hotel has a new style of management but still holds its charm and excellent staff as always. The main terrace has new furniture which is extreemly comfortable and a great place to sit with friends. There is now free wifi in all areas for those technophobes amongst us.
The food was of a high standard and during the extensive buffet night the hotels pianist played good old fashioned music which takes you straight back to the spain of the 70's it was excellent.
The hotel and staff offered me another problem free experience that I cannot beat and continue to return to year after year to continue living my spanish dream.

Room Tip: All rooms with a balcony are great for people watching or sea views to die for.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

My wife and have just returned after a 7 day hol. The position of the hotel is perfect right in the centre of town. The staff from management to the domestics were excellent and always smiling and seemed to enjoy whatever their job, the food and service at both breakfast and dinner were good, the small pool and sun terrace did not bother us as we are out and about most days. Now for the "but" room choice is important on what you expect, the majority of standard rooms have no balcony and your view is wall but you still get a good nights sleep

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pickering, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

Had an 11 night stay at this hotel, last 2 weeks of June. The hotel is lovely, the staff very friendly and helpful, Juan "the man" was ever so helpful, helping us when we decided to upgrade to a junior suite for the last 5 days of our stay, the views from our balcony were spectacular! Nerja is quaint but unfortunately not very wheelchair friendly which limited our stay a little, next time I will have a mobility scooter so we can move around more.

I suppose the funny part was a woman complaining in the room below that I was "walking" up and down the bedroom all night in my clippy cloppy high heeled shoes, believe me I would have loved to do that, but it wasn't me, would have liked the person on reception at the time to have checked to see who was in our room before complaining to us!

We had a standard room to start with, when we booked I was able to walk better than I can now, so weren't too bothered about a balcony, but the bar at the other side of the alleyway is noisy especially Friday, Saturday nights and there was a festival on the beach Sunday and Monday and they use this alleyway to get to the beach, so it was loud, she probably couldn't sleep for that noise and maybe wanted a different room and just complained, don't know. But back to the hotel, the room was decorated really nice, not huge but okay.

The breakfasts are fantastic, omelettes, pancakes and the usual bacon and eggs. The dinners at night were okay but the menus could do with tweeking, the soups are lovely, freshly made and not from a packet. Was nice to sit at a table and have table service, the buffet nights were good too, and the restaurant staff were all friendly and helpful.

Would we go back YES most certainly, but will sort some wheels out.

Also must not forget, the hotel arranged a wheelchair for me when I emailed them about my problems, free of charge, for my use. Nothing is too much for them and would recommend this hotel to anyone, we had a super time there.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

we expected a special view, because of the name Balkon de Europa. You can see this kind of views everywhere in Spain along the coastline. Nerja is beautifull but don't go to Nerja for a very special view.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Osaka, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Nice location, very friendly and helpful staff, good value but not a place to be considered if you are looking for some peace and quiet. Night was quiet though. Room was comfortable. Falling asleep with the noise of breaking waves is always nice.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Having been to beautiful Nerja twice before we always fancied staying at this hotel and we were not disappointed.....friendly and helpful staff who were discreet as well as helpful.....cannot recommend the hotel and resort enough.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Right in the heart of Nerja this hotel is consistently good. We have been here 3 times and find it a nice place to chill out. The views are magnificent and we managed to have a room with an extended balcony ( 5th floor - sunbeds would have been a bonus ). Rooms are spacious, comfortable and have all you need on hand - extras cant be acquired from reception. Granted the pool area is small but I went down most afternoons and found beds available. You could also go down to the hotel beach where sunbeds can be hired. Breakfasts were good with plenty to choose from - did not have an evening meal as the menu looked a little tired and dated. All staff are friendly, helped if needed and stayed in the background if not. Be aware there is no Gym as advertised in most of the brochures.

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Property: Hotel Balcon de Europa
Address: Paseo Balcon de Europa 1, 29780 Nerja, Spain
Region: 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
#4 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 
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