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Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel

#1 of 9 Hotels in Rota
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Avenida Carla De Orleans | Urban Costa Ballena, 11520 Rota, Spain
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place looks 10 years older than the pictures. The food was OK. The room was OK. The service was OK. There are two pools which were very crowded so they were OK. The beach was OK bc it's far away you have to take a shuttle from the hotel. I would not spend my money to vacation here. I... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was very impressed with the friendly staff and comfortable room accommodations. The views are phenomenal and the amenities are out of this world. Its only a short walk to the beach, you can lounge by their pool, go to a spa, or just have a drink in the restaurant. Great value, too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. The location is wonderful, a 5 minute walk from the beach. There are no high rise buildings in the area and we were very much surprised by how nature has been respected. Our room was great, big and ultra clean, with all the amenities you could need. My only criticism is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a lovely spa hotel in a very peaceful area. The rooms were very nice and clean and we had a little patio overlooking the adjacent golf course. The buffet breakfast and dinner were of a very good standard, plenty of choice and very friendly waiters. This hotel is very out of the way and you need a car... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had an exceptional experience at the hotel. The staff is amazing - super friendly and exceptionally helpful answering questions about the hotel or assisting with nearby events/attractions. The rooms were large, comfortable and not cluttered. The entire hotel was immaculate - very clean rooms/common spaces and the grounds are well maintained. The meals were great and always featured a... More 

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Rota, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

-The staff was excellent! Very polite and very helpful (always with a smile) -The rooms were very nice and clean (maids do great work) -Walking distance to the beach (maybe 100yards) -Golf course was great! -The views from the hotel was beautiful! The only reason I wasn't happy. -The walls and ceilings are very thin making for a lot of... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Yes the spa was the best that I have experienced in then south of Spain . Unfortunately for the guests who haven't used a spa before this seemed to be difficult for them. At no time did any of the staff go through proper procedures on how to use the facilities. Not showering before using the pool etc. Even if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

This hotel was a great overall experience. The staff is very friendly and helpful and spoke English quite well. The only gripes that I have was the bed felt like you were sleeping between sandpaper sheets. Breakfast and dinner were provided in the hotel and the spread was amazing.

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Dear Guest, We are delighted your stay with us has motivated you to share such a great review about our hotel. Thank you for highlighting the qualities that made your stay unforgettable. It is a pleasure to know you enjoyed the restaurants, facilities, entertainment and personalized service we offer. Our staff works hard to satisfy our guests so that they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Have just returned from Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel. We were there for the golf, which was fantastic on an excellent course and par-3 practice course. The hotel was very pleasant, rooms clean (rooms 201-204 can be noisy due to location and muzak), spa was excellent and massages were available. Food was good and varied, and wines priced fairly. Restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The hotel Elba is by far my favourite Hotel in Costa Ballena, it is situated right on the beach and is just a small walk from the nearby town, myself and my husband visit Costa ballena every year with our family. As the area has special place in our hearts we decided to also marry in the area. We didn't... More 

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