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Malaga, Spain
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a positive note the room had a nice view of the golf and the sea. The bed was large and comfortable. The room was really clean apart from the terrace. The bar staff were friendly and we really enjoyed the walks on the beach. However ….. we stayed in this hotel In April and my husband came with 50... More 

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Pablo C, Director General at Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Debbie, Above all, we would like to thank you for choosing our Elba Almería Hotel for your holidays and for providing us with your comments on your very recent visit. Your feedback is the best way we have in order to improve and know in which direction we have to go. We are sorry that the overall impression is... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed at this hotel, which advertises many services and facilities which we wanted for a quiet relaxing getaway. When researching we were away that this hotel was used predominantly by Golfers, but also offered a number of facilities that we were after. The truth is that unless you are a golfer they are really not interested in you... More 

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Pablo C, Director General at Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Fitzgerald, First of all, we thank you for having chosen Elba Costa Ballena Hotel during your recent stay. We regret that your general impression is below expectations, and we have not be able to meet expectations you had in our services. As you know during your stay, and considering that it is Fall season, in our hotel the... More 

Ilminster
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in this hotel for six days. It is very clean and well maintained . The rooms are comfortable and pleasant, with all facilities. The hotel is fairly large overlooking a golf course and lakes. It is a very short distance to miles of beautiful beach. The sea could be seen from our room . The... More 

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Thank DerekRW
Pablo C, Gerente at Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Derek, First of all I hope your wife feels better. Thank your very much for taking the time share you impressions about your stay in Elba Costa Ballena. We are looking forward to giving you another warm welcome in the future and please do not hesitate to contact me for any possible future stay. Best regards form Costa Ballena.... More 

Estepona, Spain
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

2 night Golf/Spa half board package was really good value. Buffet style breakfast and dinner, plenty of choice. Reasonably priced drinks. Near to a lovely beach. Appeared to be very popular for family holiday.

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Thank J14MRP
Pablo C, Director General at Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear J14MRO, Thank you for your fantastic review! We are happy to know that yourgolf break has been such a positive experience. We are very happy that you enjoyed our hotel facilities and our buffet quality and variety. We will be pleased to welcome you back in the future. Kindest Regards Pablo Calvente More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

There was a party of 28 people staying for a 3 day golf break.That included 8 non golfers. The buffet breakfast and buffet evening meal were excellent. A great variety of food.The rooms were spacious and comfy. The staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is situated only a 5 minute walk to the beach.Which is long and flat.The bus... More 

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Pablo C, Director General at Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Harry, Thank you for deciding to write an online review after your stay at Elba Costa Ballena and many thanks for your nice score. We are happy that your break has been an enjoyable experience for golf and non golfers people We hope to welcome you back again in the future, so please do not hesitate to contact us.... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a fine hotel for the price you pay,rooms are fine and large,good on suite,and views over the golf course.Food is well prepared and lots of choice all round.The position of the hotel is excellent,being only 400 yards from a quite beautiful beach.

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Pablo C, Director General at Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chazzer, Thanks for taking the time to share your impressions abouy your stay in Elba Costa Ballena. We are pleased to know you enjoyed our hotel facilities and locatiion and we will be pleased to welcome you again in the future. Please, do not hesitate to contact us for future reservations. Best regards. Pablo Calvente More 

Rota, Spain
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5 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This place is like the rest, nothing special the Spanish seem to think we are an intrusion on there space and treat most foreigners like we owe them money or something which leads me to don't tip its either included already with that crazy high tax or they don't deserve it in the first place. I am just trying to... More 

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California
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47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Let me first start that the hotel is a great plaxe for families with children of any age. Younger ones are catered too via food or activities. But between the adult spa, great golf, access to the best and widest beach; adults own this resort. Service is Spanish laid back so remember your on vavation. Food is buffet for the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Last week we travelled from the UK to Torreblaca, where we met up with 53 other individuals to travel to this hotel for a golf tournament & generally socialise. There is only one word to sum up the way we were looked after, fantastic. The management and their staff could not do enough for us. The staff were always smiling... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We stayed at the end of the season and had a pleasant week. Like other reviewers, we got the impression there are not enough people working - especially in the dining room - where incidentally the air conditioning was too high.. Got a bit noisy with an influx of Sevillanos at the weekend, but that's not the hotels fault. our... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel

Address: Avenida Carla De Orleans | Urban Costa Ballena, 11520 Rota, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cadiz > Rota
Price Range: £53 - £178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Elba Costa Ballena Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 234
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“one looking over the golf course with lakes and palm trees with the sea beyond.”
 of 5 bubbles DerekRW, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Can only comment on 2nd floor rooms over looking the pool, noise from the pool pumps. Nos 201 to 204 I think”
 of 5 bubbles J14MRP, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a sunny balcony,not too close to the night entertainment.”
 of 5 bubbles Chazzer124, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms tend to overlook the 9 hole golf course,(300-360)”
 of 5 bubbles ianl879, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“try and get a room on 3rd or 4th floor”
 of 5 bubbles paulfromhull, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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