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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hotel ,located next to the beach and 30 min from Jerez airport. A great location to explore costa de la luz we even went on a day trip to Gibraltar.The swimming pool is great it has to water slides which my 4 and 6 years old loved.The food is Spanish affair which we liked. You do have bacon an... More 

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Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely stay at this hotel. The rooms were very clean and bedding was changed daily. The restaurant was very busy at the weekend, but the staff were very good and the food was amazing, with a great choice on offer. The beach was reached via a gate from the pool area and is one of the best... More 

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West Yorkshire
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34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2016

We had a 3 night stay at this hotel on a half-board basis and were pleasantly surprised by the facilities it offered. Because it was out of season the outside pool área was not available but it was possible to use the indoor pool and spa. Our room on the 2nd floor was well appointed and very spacious with two... More 

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P-Stor, Gerente at Playaballena Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying at our hotel and for sharing your opinion about your stay. Luis Rossell Gerente More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2015

We have recently returned from a 10 day stay at this pleasant hotel and have only good things to say about it. We found all of the staff: reception, catering, bar etc genuinely friendly, and approachable. We were all inclusive and were pleased to find lots of good Spanish fare on the menus at each sitting, with plenty of seafood... More 

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1 Thank Philip M
P-Stor, Gerente at Playaballena Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for your comments given towards our establishment, and our staff, I will take this comment to them personally, because is in our interest, that all of our guests leave the hotel with a wonderful memory of their holidays. We are your disposal at anytime and we are looking forward to seeing you. Luis Rossell Gerente More 

Portlaoise, Ireland
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2015

We stayed at Playaballena for a week recently. Late September was ideal to stay here because the weather was great and the hotel was not over busy during the week. We had a pool view room -2045- which also had a side sea view. The room was pleasant and comfortable. I very much liked the ceiling fan rather than the... More 

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P-Stor, Gerente at Playaballena Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. Please Know that it is our aim that you spend the best days of your holidays with us and this is what we are working for and trying to improve every day. We will have very much in mind your impressions and we will work to improve these... More 

El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed September 29, 2015

Easy to find, great location! Beautiful surrounding areas, very comfortable bed and a very large bath tub for soaking! Loved it! Breakfast buffet was perfect with omelets or pancakes to order, mimosas as well. Also, the pool was very nice and kid friendly!

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P-Stor, Gerente at Playaballena Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. Please Know that it is our aim that you spend the best days of your holidays with us and this is what we are working for and trying to improve every day. Luis Rossell Gerente More 

Warner Robins GA
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2015

The only regret I have is not being able to stay here during the summer season. The rooms were spacious and clean and I had a great view of the swimming pool from my outside door. I would say the hotel is only a couple hundred meters to the ocean which was nice. The hotel bars were good as well... More 

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P-Stor, Gerente at Playaballena Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, First of all we are grateful for your kind words. Thank you for sharing your opinion with us and with many readers .Our main objective is to improve the quality of our service day by day in order to give a good service to our customers. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best Regards, Luis Rossell. More 

Alcaidesa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

4th - 9th June. Maybe unlucky but seemed like we'd arrived in August. Far too many guests for the Hotel to cater for. Mainly in the buffet restaurant. Breakfast, one grill chef to cope with potentially 600 guests cooking eggs and omelets on a order per person basis. You can imagine the queue enough to put you off egg's. The... More 

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P-Stor, Gerente at Playaballena Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your comments to which we will bear your impression in mind, We will work to improve the marked points in order that your next visit and your pereception of the products received is totally satisfactory. We are at your disposal at any time and hope that you return to visit us soon. Kind regards... More 

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73 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2015

Very good and nice hotel. Quite rooms with decent space. Good for families. Very cools and large beach next to the hotel. Some advice: -Ask for a room with a balcony toward the pool on right hand side from reception. Sun shine whole day -Lots of food for breakfast, no need to eat next but until 2-3PM !Remeber siesta time,... More 

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Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stayed in n October half term and were very pleased with our stay - our room was large with beautiful sink area and bathroom. Our large balcony overlooked the golf course and sea - what more could you ask for. The food was varied and very tasty. We were very pleased to see a selection of Spanish dishes and... More 

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P-Stor, Gerente at Playaballena Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guests, I would like to thank you for your comments, as it is through them the best way we can improve the quality of our service, understanding the perception of our product and most important the quality and friendly service we provide. We once again thank you and are looking forward welcoming you to any of our establishments Luis... More 

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Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Playaballena SPA Hotel enjoys a beachfront location, next to Costaballena Golf Club and set amongst charismatic spots such as Rota, Chipiona and Sanlucar de Barrameda in the heart of the Bay of Cadiz. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Playaballena Spa Hotel

Address: Avenida Juan Carlos I s/n | Costa Ballena, 11520 Rota, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cadiz > Rota
Price Range: $48 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Playaballena Spa Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 324
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Also Known As:
Playaballena Hotel Rota
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Rota
#3 Business Hotel in Rota
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Rota
#4 Luxury Hotel in Rota
#4 Romantic Hotel in Rota
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Not a high rise hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles NormanWestYorkshire, Feb 18, 2016 | Read review
“I prefer poolside”
 of 5 bubbles JamesI313, Aug 6, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a balcony toward the pool on right hand side from reception. Sun shine whole day”
 of 5 bubbles samulir2013, Mar 30, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view or if you want easy access o pool ask for ground floor by pool.”
 of 5 bubbles elizkeithw, Nov 30, 2014 | Read review
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