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    Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel

    Avenida Carla De Orleans | Urban Costa Ballena, 11520 Rota, Spain
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    Overview
    • Excellent53%
    • Very good35%
    • Average9%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “costa ballena” (21 reviews)
    “golf course” (17 reviews)
    “nice hotel” (7 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Room Service
    Suites
    Poolside Bar
    Fitness centre
    Concierge
    Spa
    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
    Golf Course
    Dry Cleaning
    Babysitting
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 84 reviews

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    The staff at the Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel is one of the most professional and accommodating I have experienced in my travels. The rooms are large and spacious and the setting is quite relaxing. Once you arrive, there is no need to leave!More

    Thank Kevin S
    Response from Pablo C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Elba Costa Ballena Beach HotelResponded yesterday

    Dear Kevin, First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your recent stay at Elba Costa Ballena. The most important for us is to go beyond our guests expectations. We are really happy and proud...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our first impression of the hotel was not that good & this did not change during our stay. The reception would call us as soon as the room was ready but they didn't, the parking was to be paid extra while this was not mentioned...More

    Thank Ann-Sofie V
    Response from Pablo C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Elba Costa Ballena Beach HotelResponded 4 days ago

    Dear Ann-Sofie, We would like to thank you for choosing our property and for your valuable feedback. It is certainly not our intention to disappoint our guests, however, it is obvious that we failed to meet your expectations on several points. I wish to reassure...More

    Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

    The hotel was generally clean and the rooms were a good standard. However, having read a previous review that claimed if you aren't a golfer, you are nobody in this hotel - we can concur. With the exception of waiting staff and Lara and Oscar...More

    2  Thank Liane E
    Response from Pablo C, Gerente at Elba Costa Ballena Beach HotelResponded 26 March 2017

    Dear Liane E, First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your recent stay at Elba Costa Ballena Hotel, we take all comments, both positive and negative, as we constantly strive to achieve the most...More

    Reviewed 9 March 2017

    I recently stayed at the Elba Ballena Hotel and Spa. This is a very large property that is less than a 5 minute walk from a spectacular beach, Playa de la Luz. It is also just 40 minutes away from Cadiz. During my stay a...More

    1  Thank Jonathan L
    Response from Pablo C, Director General at Elba Costa Ballena Beach HotelResponded 13 March 2017

    Dear Jonathan L, First of all, we would like to send you our warmest appreciations for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at the Elba Costa Ballena. The most important for us is to go beyond our guests expectations. We...More

    Reviewed 19 January 2017

    Didn't st a y at the hotel this time only used the spa. SANDRA my masseuse today was amazing. I had the ROSE THERAPY 75euros for an hour wow. I was going to have the hot stone but the very pleasant receptionist advised me on...More

    Thank Deborah M
    Response from Pablo C, General Manager at Elba Costa Ballena Beach HotelResponded 22 January 2017

    Dear Deborah M, Thank you very much for reviewing your experience with Tripadvisor community,we are very pleased that you enjoyed the spa and we really appreciate your positive comments about our helpful and friendly staff and the quality of our treatments. We hope to welcome...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Babysitting
    • Room Service
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
    • Golf Course
    Details
    • Price range
    • USD 81 - USD 554 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Family Hotel in Rota
    • #1 Luxury Hotel in Rota
    • #3 Romantic Hotel in Rota
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 234
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    • Location
    • Spain >
    • Andalucia >
    • Province of Cadiz >
    • Rota
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    Traveller (467)
    Room & Suite (164)
    Pool & Beach (93)
    Dining (38)
    Hotel & Grounds (377)
    Bathroom (21)
    Family and Play Areas (5)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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    Room Tips
    "one looking over the golf course with lakes and palm trees with the sea beyond."
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    "Can only comment on 2nd floor rooms over looking the pool, noise from the pool pumps. Nos 201 to 204 I think"
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    "Ask for a room with a sunny balcony,not too close to the night entertainment."
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    "Rooms tend to overlook the 9 hole golf course,(300-360)"
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