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Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Rota
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“"Ok for golfers - bed & breakfast"”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Rooms spacious but lack of extra pillows, bedding. Wifi sporadic and need to log in each time. No tea / coffee facilities in room - big miss! Charges for using mini safe in room! Very clean. Food adequate but nothing special. 10 min walk to golf club along road or beach. Beach very clean. Out of season resort is almost closed - shops/ bars. Would suit families because of pool / mini club. Probably not for couples in high season.

Room Tip: Ask for additional bedding / pillows and room on upper floors.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

I spent 10 days here over the Christmas and New Year festivities and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. The location of the hotel is excellent as miles of unspoiled beach is under 5 mins walk away and it's right near the golf course too.
My room was spacious, quiet and modern and was thoroughly cleaned every day.
The Spa is expensive, however I got a reduced rate as I paid for 9 consecutive days; I was unfamiliar with the whole Spa thing at first but soon got used to it and felt the benefits immediately. All food provided in the restaurant was of superb quality and there was always plenty of choice.

Room Tip: My room faced the Golf course and there was no sun on the balcony.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Bilbao, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Nice hotel near a nice beach.
Rooms are clean and big.
The only but is the music at the pool at "siesta" time.
If you do not want to encounter "small beings" this is not the place.
The Costa Ballena beach is woth the while.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

I have stayed at this hotel with my husband and his family last year and have booked again to go in September! We liked everything, from the location to the building, the staff, food, spa, views! We are very choosy but have no doubts about Elba Costa Ballena, can recommend to all, family, couples, singles. They have special deals on their homepage including spa, massage or even golf. Enjoy!

Room Tip: our room had sea view (seen to the right) on one of the upper floors
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2012

A family centred hotel mostly for Spanish visitors. A great pool which the kids enjoyed and the poolside entertainment and evening show made this a kids delight. The 200 metre walk to the beach was fine adn the beach itsefl fantastic to sea the sun set after eating at the chiringuito which wa very reasonably priced. Breakfast was delightful from and offerd up to 11am which is perfect after a late night. 2 til 4 siesta time for 90% of guests and so we indulged also and felt much better for it. The kids club was great and hardly saw our son for the 3 days we were there.Room a little small for 2 adults and 2 kids, but reflected in the price perhaps. A little further than Cadiz than we imagined but that was our choice (about an hour way to historic centre of Cadiz).

Overall a great pool, good food, a good nights sleep and a beatiful beach. I wouldn't be tempted to book half board as the chirringuito is much better value and beautiful location for dinner at night. Thoroughly recommend the hotel however for a family visit.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Huelva, Spain
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

This hotel sits between a golf course and the beach. The colour scheme is not to everybodys liking (green, brown and blue) but once you get over that the hotel is lovely. The staff were very cheery and helpfull. Food was good and plentyfull. Breakfast was a buffet, the usual hotel stuff including the undrinkable coffee! Gluten free bread was also available as was meals for coeliacs.
Our room was a standard double with a balcony. The bathroom is a good size with a usable hairdryer but very slippery floor when wet and a glass door so no sound insulation! Please note that the hotel is also near the american base in Rota so some noise at odd hours from troop planes and helicopters may be heard. Woke me up at 5.30 am! In june the hotel was very quiet so very peacefull and relaxing!

Room Tip: At busy holiday times like in August the poolside rooms will be noisy!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2012

We only spent one night there but we did some exploring of the hotel and surrounding area. It is a nice hotel very close to a lovely sandy beach (that was very quiet when we were there).

Our room overlooked the golf course. It was not as clean as it should have been i.e. you could see dust on the mirrors and bedside tables but it smelt clean and fresh (unlike some of the hotels we stayed in that smelt of smoke). The water was also so hot that it was nearly boiling - a hazard if you have children that like to play with the taps!

We have a 2 year old and he loved the children's swimming pool and the crocodile slide. It also had a well equipped games room that entertained him for an hour.

The breakfast had a good selection with a chef that could make you any type of egg that you wanted!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel
Address: Avenida Carla De Orleans | Urban Costa Ballena, 11520 Rota, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cadiz > Rota
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Rota
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Hotel Class:4 star — Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 234
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