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Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice hotel to spent your holidays. Very close to the beach which when is not windy its perfect for kids as there is lot of sand and not deep waters. The swimming pool its nice but it can get very crowded. Again its very nice for kids. Our room was specious the quality of the mattress was good and... More 

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PORTUGAL
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

All employees are very very friendly , animation always on fire, excellent beach and beach club, good food and localisation for those who like nice beach at 50 m from hotel. . Only problems small number of employees as well parking 15 euro and sometimes swimming pool is to small for so many people. I recommend fro those who travel... More 

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Geneva
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74 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Staying 3 nights with an organized golf competition. Not easy to find when driving from Cadiz! Indoor parking - daily charge. 2 minutes from a beautiful very large sandy beach. But no amenities, sun beds or umbrellas. Hotel rents bikes, nice promenade parallel to beach. Staff very friendly and helpful. Room we had - large, clean with balcony & view... More 

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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The hotel Elba Costa Ballena is a lovely quiet 4* star hotel the grounds are lovely as is the pool. Plenty of sun beds and towels available at reception if needed. The rooms are lovely really big with lovely big beds. The food is definitely not 4* it was always cold not even tepid I know the Spanish don't like... More 

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Ireland
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I will start with the positives with this hotel. It is a fine building, with large well appointed rooms. Bathroom was large with smashing shower and our balcony also was all we wanted. Our bed linen was changed every second day and the beds were very comfortable. Overall, the whole hotel is spottlessly clean. The pool area is situated downstairs... More 

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New Cumnock, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our golf break. The first 5 days were great. The hotel was very quiet. The restaurant food was very good and we enjoyed the pool and the spa. The rooms were very good with a huge balcony outside the suite. For us we felt the Ballena golf course was in far better condition than the Sherry... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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97 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

While I stayed at this location, there was a significant amount of rain. The hotel leaks a ton, but not from the roof. As you walk the halls there are puddles everywhere and the base of the walls is lined with towels. They do a good job, but for the price I'm not expecting to have to be careful so... More 

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Tumwater, Washington
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

About once a year I come to this area for work. The particular job sight I work at is one of my least favorite. However, staying at the Elba Costa Ballena makes it a working vacation that I truly look forward too. The location is by the beach is excellent. The staff has always been incredible. The rooms are spacious... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

I was looking for an inexpensive hotel while inport for a port call on deployment, what I got was an amazing resort. Well worth the money. The pictures do not do the hotel it's due. The only downside for me was lack of English channels on the TV

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Good cleaning of the room. Staff doesn't speak English which is a problem. Pool not heated outside so it cannot be used. No room service. Breakfast OK but to little variance. Not possible to swim in the Spa + noisy.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access

Additional Information about Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel

Address: Avenida Carla De Orleans | Urban Costa Ballena, 11520 Rota, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cadiz > Rota
Price Range: $81 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 234
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