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Barcelo Costa Ballena Golf & Spa

4.0 of 5 Urb Costa Ballena - Avda Reina Sofia s/n, 11520 Rota, Spain
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel as we were playing golf on the course that runs in front of the hotel. Nice clean good sized rooms and as always with Barcelo the bed was excellent. Wifi worked very well in my room even though I was a good distance from reception. Buffet dinner was typical buffet, not great but ok. Breakfast was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Stayed 10-25th October 2014 Business/Pleasure OVERVIEW Located c1 mile from the Beach 4 blocks all overlook the Golf course ROOMS Nicely designed but no privacy ref Toilet/Room (Open plan) Aircon did not work effectively Kettle provided Safe -you have to PAY to use this (2€ /day) Beds -double -king size -very comfortable/quality I had a room in BLOCK 3 ground... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I had a wonderful 14 day stay at Barcelo Costa Ballena, The staff was nice and everyone spoke English and made me feel at home. What i didn't like was the wifi service. I was staying on business and I needed to use more than 1 device for wifi service. The dinner buffet was great with the many choices, and... More 

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Thonotosassa, Florida
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband has stayed frequently when working in the area and has always had a good experience. Definitely pay for the breakfast buffet lots of choices even Champagne for Mimosas is included. We went a couple of times to the dinner buffet which also offers a wide range of food choices. Loved the crepes but fried meat was overcooked. Staff... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

In 4 years of holidays at the Barceló Costa Ballena, I have nothing of negative substance to point out. This fact and the outstanding Ballena beach makes for an excellent combination for family holidays.

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Cadiz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A great hotel for us as we were playing golf every day, just a couple of minutes walk to the first tee. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The buffet breakfast and evening meal was very good with plenty of choice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I have stayed here before and I really like it :) Highly reccommend :) The food buffet is really good the staff is very friendly and helpful. The golf course is very nice. I will be back and I would love to come back during the summer time and spend the time with my family here :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This is a review for the golf only. The excellent rating is given on the basis of 27 great golf holes as designed by JMOlazabal, 9 hole par 3 course and fantastic practice facilities. Yes, there are better courses out there and better locations to go if you just want to play golf but we go as part of a... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

I have stayed at other Barcelo hotels and this has been my worst experience. The rooms are dirty and full of ants. The dinning room is a mess and chaotic. Not enough silverware, food all over the place, kids shouting.... The Pool is good and the beach which is within a short walk is very nice.

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Address: Urb Costa Ballena - Avda Reina Sofia s/n, 11520 Rota, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cadiz > Rota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Costa Ballena Golf & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 228
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Also Known As:
Barcelo Costa Ballena Golf And Spa
Barcelo Costa Ballena Golf Hotel Rota
Barcelo Costa Ballena Hotel
Barcelo Costa Ballena Spa
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Rota
#5 Luxury Hotel in Rota

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