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Barcelo Costa Ballena Golf & Spa

4.0 of 5 Spa   |   Urb Costa Ballena - Avda Reina Sofia s/n, 11520 Rota, Spain
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Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Rota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014
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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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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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7 hotel reviews
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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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This is our third year at Barcelo's Costa Ballena. It is an excellent hotel for your family beach holidays. Kids just love it; kids activities are well organized and the entertainers are friendly and engaging. Parents feel totally safe and can relax at the pool or at the wonderful beach -- walk 800 meters or take the hotel bus. Staff... More

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Mexilhoeira Grande, Portugal
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We arrived at the hotel looking forward to the Spa - as advertised. Closed but could we stay extra nights as it was to be open for week-ends!! Dinner in buffet style worse than appalling and with raw meat and fish open to bacteria on the counter for considerable time I would not recommend this hotel to eat in to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

this hotel is good for golfers since it is located just by the golf course. the beach even though you can see it from your room, is 25 min walk. while the beach is very nice, sandy and wide, it is always very windy. we were there in spring before swimming season so i cannot tell how it feels in... More

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We really enjoyed our weekend in the Barceló Hotel near Cadiz, the facilities were good, the room comfortable and the food in the restaurant was better than we expected. We had a great deal since it was still off season. Shame we could not use the Spa as it was full and we did not know we had to notify... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Hotel is set in beautiful area, just in the middle of a golf course, scenary is very green but there is not much to do around. It' s a ten minutes walk to the beach- it's nice and quite, not touristy at all. Pool are is good, overlooking golf course. Rooms were newly decorated, stylish and very clean. Only minus-... More

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Address: Urb Costa Ballena - Avda Reina Sofia s/n, 11520 Rota, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cadiz > Rota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Costa Ballena Golf & Spa 4*
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The Barcelo Costa Ballena Golf & Spa**** hotel, built in typical Andalusian style architecture, is located on Costa Ballena, between Rota and Chipiona, in the province of Cadiz. It is located opposite a golf course with 27 holes and close to the white sand beaches of Costa de Cadiz, and offers a free shuttle service to the beach during the summer season. The rooms at this cosy hotel boast spaciousness and light; they are fully equipped and have lovely terraces with direct views of the swimming pool and golf course. Relaxation seekers will love the U-Spa which offers all the latest health and beauty treatments as well the super relaxing water therapy circuit. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy the privileged environment and enjoy the wonderful horse riding routes, bike rides, paddle tennis, football pitches.... During the holidays, the youngest members of the family can enjoy themselves with the fun-packed programme of water, sports and leisure activities that take place daily under the supervision of our entertainment team, both in the hotel gardens and in the miniclub. The hotel also has a buffet restaurant where you can savour the typical Andalusian cuisine and an exquisite selection of national and international dishes. Barcelo Costa Ballena Golf & Spa offers you the possibility to perfectly combine work and pleasure. The hotel offers 5 fully equipped meeting and convention rooms, the rooms also have a large outdoor area which is the ideal location for hosting cocktail receptions, sunset dinners, etc. Come and discover this paradise of beaches and dunes in Cadiz and enjoy an unforgettable holiday with your partner or family in a hotel that has recently been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013. ... more   less 
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