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Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel

4.0 of 5 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 of 5 stars
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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

A very elegant hotel! Bathroom was gorgeous. Bed was American King size and comfortable. Breakfast lovely, everything you could want. Evening meal was plentiful but not that tasty, tho the salad bar was varied and lots of interesting things, for a buffet I would say it was good. The only minor thing was that we stayed in room 201 which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We have just stayed at the Elba Costa Ballena for Half Term and are amazed how quiet and relaxing it has been. After spending years being ripped off by holiday firms going to British destinations that charge extortionate prices for low quality venues, this is an absolute gem! The Hotel is comfortable, clean and full of little extras with a... More 

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We come to Hotel Elba every year for a couple of days golf. The hotel is lovely, great size rooms, plenty of facilities and a great restaurant. Reception staff are very helpful and if you are a family there is plenty of childrens entertainment. As a couple we still enjoy the peaceful pool area, the bar in the evening and... More 

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is not so much a review of a hotel but of a service it offers. The hotel is quite large and rambling with a decent pool for playing in rather than serious swimming and landscaped grounds somewhat in need of cutting back in places. There appears to be nothing to distinguish it though from many of its type near... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Excellent service in restaurant, bar, great spa and a very nice golf course. The rooms are spacious and the hotel itself is in a very nice area and far away from the traffic but again close to nice restaurants. The only bad thing I can say, is that we go in early May and so do my friends and they... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is the up and coming area of Rota. They are trying to develop this area into a Hilton Head SC type area. Rooms are very nice, pool is great for kids, breakfast bar is a great value. Parking is a little far away if you are not in the garage.

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Aveiro, Portugal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I just came back for the second consecutive Summer holidays at Elba Costa Ballena with my wife and 2 daughters. The Hotel still Clean, Comfortable and Warm with comfie rooms and excellent Staff (I must say for the 2nd time THANK YOU VINCENZO from the restaurant, You're the best (Grazzie Mille Vincenzo 'cause he's Italian)! The Beach still just there... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were looking to do something a little different in easter and finally opted for the Elba Costa Ballena Hotel. It proved to be an excellent choice! Pros: 1. The staff - They have abolutely amazing staff. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The staff in the restaurant were very helpful. They reserved our table and ensured a high chair... More 

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Address: Avenida Carla De Orleans | Urban Costa Ballena, 11520 Rota, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cadiz > Rota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 234
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