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Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Just spent a week here. Nice clean hotel that would be a great place for a family holiday. Located next to a fantastic beach and also very close to a great golf course. The rooms are pleasant and clean. The buffet was OK; it had a chef cook fresh food for you. Not a place to go if you are looking for a quiet holiday though.

Room Tip: Suites are very comfortable.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Jaime S, Director General at Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2014

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Reviewed May 12, 2014

Taking advantage of an early summer heat wave and needing serious beach time booked into this place for 3 nights just now. The hotel is on the southern extremity of the Costa Ballena urbanisation and proved to be a good choice. The room was of good size with balcony and the swimming pool excellent. Staff were well organised and friendly and dining room had a good choice of eats. Whilst staying over a weekend in May it was popular with Spanish families and some pool entertainment was available on the Saturday. The beach is just a few minutes stroll away and has showers at the nearest point from hotel although toilet block not noticed. Also at weekend this side of the beach is very popular with locals and lively in a great Spanish kind of way. Next to the hotel behind a fence is part of the golf course and it did look very well maintained and as the hotel is open year round it must make a good venue for golfing holidays. A car is useful for getting around and visiting nearby places but we found one evening that the local bus no.3 gave a Euro 1.30 ride into the centre of Rota for a chance to look around and enjoy the lively town on a Saturday night. A taxi home cost about Euro 15. Car parking at weekends when the weather is good for the beach is at a premium and so perhaps at these times it is worth paying the extra Euro 6 for the basement parking. Around Costa Ballena you do have a bicycle track and also good for walks. The hotel is quite some way on foot from the central area where you find shops and supermarket. Would certainly visit this hotel again for some beach and swimming pool time. It is also great for small children as they have a small garden play area with own pool.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jaime S, Director General at Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2014

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Reviewed February 4, 2014

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights last June on half board basis in this resort.
You wouldn’t think that in that time of year that the whole area was deserted. The beach bar was still closed, the beach was deserted and all the residential apartments in the environment were unoccupied. It felt more like a ghost town entering the residential area. As every street was deserted we wouldn’t dare to park our car on site so we had to park in the garage for a fee. There is really nothing to do in the area, so you have to have a car.
The resort is ok if you only want to relax at the pool. Rooms were basic as well as the food. Although the chefs in the restaurant were trying to do there ultimate best, the food was not very appetizing or tastefully presented.
Although they tried to do their best; we would not stay here again because of the boring area and the basic food.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jaime S, Director General at Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2014

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

just got back from Costa Ballena, great resort for Golfers. The Hotel is good, the staff are friendly and helpful. I was golfing down there so didn't really see the Hotel that much.
The Golf club is just a few minutes away, the Hotel do provide a shuttle there. Perfect for a golf trip, 3 x 9 Holes and superb practice facilities. can certainly recommend this place for Golf, otherwise especially in November everything around is closed. ok, beach just a couple a minutes walk ,great for relaxing or take a bike from reception.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Jaime S, Director General at Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stayed here in July 2013 with our two kids (13 and 11) and found this to be a great resort. We spent a great deal of time at the beach since it's so close! The Ballena beach club was a very nice alternative to have for food options in the evening. The property was clean and impressive. Just a few negatives - 1. Parking was a bit steep for the price 2. The pool closed very early (8pm).

Even with those negatives, we had a great time and really enjoyed the property and the area.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Jaime S, Director General at Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2013

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