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Barcelo Costa Ballena Golf & Spa

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Urb Costa Ballena - Avda Reina Sofia s/n, 11520 Rota, Spain
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Vilamoura, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of 24 golfers. Stayed for 3 nights May 2015. Good hotel with pleasant rooms and views from rooms. Very good for families with children. Staff generally very friendly and helpful. Golf: Costa Ballena has 27 holes- 1 to 18 are much better than 19 to 27. We were told that golf course would be in good... More 

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Kopavogur, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Had a wonderful time at Barcelo Costa Ballena. Very nice rooms with a view over the 19th and 27th hole. Very friendly staff, allways ready to assist with a smile. Great variety of excellent food, both for the breakfast buffet and the dinner buffet. The staff at the golf clup store was extremely friendly, allways made me go out to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is one of the hotels that i have got the most out of my money! Staff is friendly and prepared to provide service. The buffet is also one of the best i ever had on a hotel. So I would go for this Hotel again!

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for a weekend while on a business trip. Beautiful property. Restaurant is good. The bar area is ideal for lunch. Not terribly close to other attractions (on foot) but still a solid location. We did get a little bored.

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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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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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