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Playaballena Spa Hotel
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Rota
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 2, 2007

We went on vacation to Playaballena for 1 week in July, and we were very pleased and surprised with this Hotel.
Being at other Hotels in Spain like RIU and BARCELÓ, we were not expecting this hotel to be better, but we were wrong, it is superior in many aspects. Has some fails also, it's not perfect...

So, what we most liked was:

The room: We had a room at the ground floor, with direct access to the pool and gardens. 2 confortable Beds - For 4 people. Very good.

The pool - So nice, for kids and adults!... With water jets, tobogans, different profundities, security, not noisy and beatiful.

The food - We went on all inclusive, and we were very surprised with the quality of the food. Very superior to Riu Chiclana, although it has less diversity (wich is natural and comprehensive). You can find Sea food, many kinds of fish and meat, and the desserts are good (could be better).


What we didn't like very much was:

- The shows are very late (11 p.m. or later...) and very weak!....(for our taste)

- The beach is very narrow, and they just put hamacas and palapas one day before we came home ( 14 July)

- The employees of the hotel do their job, in a very serious way, don't give many smiles!...

- The all inclusive system is a bit complicated to understand inicially, and they don´t have nothing to eat at the afternoon. We didn't find this very fair... AI should be AI...


But, we liked being there and if you're thinking of going to Costa Ballena, This is a very good choice!

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 7, 2007

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 6, 2006

  • Stayed: June 2006
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Reviewed November 19, 2005

  • Stayed: October 2005
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Reviewed October 7, 2005

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  • Stayed: December 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: December 2017, traveled with family
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Rota
#3 Business Hotel in Rota
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Rota
#4 Romantic Hotel in Rota
#5 Luxury Hotel in Rota
Price Range: $57 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Playaballena Spa Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 324
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 
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