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    Playaballena Spa Hotel

    Avenida Juan Carlos I s/n | Costa Ballena, 11520 Rota, Spain
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    Traveler (665)
    Room & Suite (241)
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    Overview
    • Excellent37%
    • Very good48%
    • Average10%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible2%
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    “baked beans” (2 reviews)
    “swimming pool” (4 reviews)
    Wifi
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
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    Poolside Bar
    Fitness center
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    Pets Allowed
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    Kids Club
    Private Balcony
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 40 reviews

    Reviewed October 7, 2017

    The hotel has a great location right next to the beach. Our room was big with 2 queen-size beds and spotlessly clean. We had a room on the ground floor with a terrace and lawn facing onto the pool and it was a lovely room....More

    Thank Heather D
    Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

    I was in this hotel with my family for 4 days. The room was a double superior with garden. Positive: - Big and confortable room. - The rooms garden is very nice to kids play and gives easy access to the pool - Clean and...More

    Thank Vitor S
    Reviewed July 31, 2017

    One week stay in july. Temperatures 32-35 degrees. Booked hotel + breakfast. Not the all-in formula, because we don't like "buffet" neither the buffet times. Breakfast (from 08-11 AM) was ok (enough choice). Great room (we were 3) so 2x2 persons bed. Cushions were too...More

    1  Thank dirkvanbrabant
    Response from P-Stor, Gerente at Playaballena Spa HotelResponded August 22, 2017

    Dear guest, Thank you for providing a review. We are delighted that we met your expectation during your stay. Our entire team appreciates your compliments. We are at your full disposal and we look forward to serving you again. Yours sincerely, Luis Rossell Playa Ballena...More

    Reviewed July 28, 2017

    As our other two holidays in Playa Senator hotels, the PlayaBallena is an All inclusive 4 star hotel right next to the beach...a great beach.Like most in Cadiz the beach next to the hotel is lovely shallow water and very fine sand. Getting there: From...More

    Thank GlennRGibraltar
    Response from P-Stor, Gerente at Playaballena Spa HotelResponded August 22, 2017

    Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your experience. Only through the comments of our guests, we are able to know about their experiences. Our ultimate aim is to give our guests even greater comfort than they may find AT HOME. We are at...More

    Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

    Tips for future guests: Skip the "todoincluido" unless you plan on drinking a lot of cheap alcohol. We'll likely just pay-as-we-go next time (unless they update their market segmentation/pricing). $60 flower/bottle service gets you fake plastic petals. Suites (which are very nice) come with 2...More

    Thank tmonster1
    Response from P-Stor, Gerente at Playaballena Spa HotelResponded August 22, 2017

    Dear guest, We thank you for your kind feedback and sharing your impressions with other readers . We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were satisfied with our service. We would be pleased to welcome you back at our hotel. Yours sincerely, Luis...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Center with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Hot Tub
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Heated pool
    • Indoor pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    Details
    • Price range
    • $58 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Hotel Style
    • #2 Family Hotel in Rota
    • #3 On the Beach Hotel in Rota
    • #3 Business Hotel in Rota
    • #4 Romantic Hotel in Rota
    • #5 Luxury Hotel in Rota
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 324
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    • Location
    • Spain >
    • Andalucia >
    • Province of Cadiz >
    • Rota
    • Also Known As
    • Playaballena Hotel Rota
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    Pool & Beach (229)
    Dining (118)
    Hotel & Grounds (465)
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    Matthew J
    June 17, 2017|
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    Response from SaadSennawi | Reviewed this property |
    There is many free parking around the hotel..Unfortunately The parking for hotel it self is not free
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    September 6, 2016|
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    Response from Juan P | Reviewed this property |
    Buenas noches. EL hotel dispone de pista de padel y creo en animación hacen multideporte.
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    "Sea side, pool side or garden side possibilities. Depends on what you prefer."
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    "All rooms have a view"
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    "Not a high rise hotel."
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    "I prefer poolside"
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