$69 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 25, 2014 Check-out: Dec 26, 2014

Elba Costa Ballena Beach & Thalasso Resort

4 stars
Avda. carla de orleans, s/n urbanizacion costa ballena, Rota, 11520
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
5 reviews
nice hotel

its a great place the hotel was excellent and short drive to base See full review

  • Gerardo Magnifico
  • Nov 13, 2012
Relaxing beach getaway

This review is based on a trip that I took during the summer of 2010. First the bad (not much of... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jul 17, 2010
This 4 star hotel is located in Costa Ballena, in the municipality of Rota (Cádiz). Its situation is unique and privileged - on the beachfront, and bordering on the resort's 18 + 9 hole golf course designed by José María Olazábal and extremely close to such emblematic places as the towns of Rota, Sanlúcar, Chipiona, Jerez or Puerto de Santa Maria. Built in the Mediterranean architectural style, the hotel is designed to house activities all year round, even in winter, as for example in the complete Thalasso-Spa. A delightful stroll through the gardens leads one directly to the beach, the golf course, the paddle tennis court, the children's area with a wide variety of games and swings, or the pools.

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Elba Costa Ballena Beach & Thalasso Resort Rooms

Double
All double rooms are exquisitely decorated and fully equipped to make your stay a unique experience. All the rooms have a private balcony or terrace with superb views of the sea or the golf course. The rooms have direct-dial telephone/Internet WIFI system, air conditioning, mini-bar, interactive TV, safety deposit box, wardrobe, bathroom with bath and hairdryer. Connecting rooms and rooms with double beds are available, as are rooms for disabled guests.
Junior Suite
All of them with a broad terrace or private balcony with superb views of the sea or the golf course. Exquisitely decorated and fully equipped to make your stay a unique experience. One room with two different zones, a lounge area and a bedroom area. The rooms have direct-dial telephone/Internet WIFI system, air conditioning, mini-bar, interactive TV, safety deposit box, wardrobe, bathroom with bath and hairdryer.

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Free breakfast
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The hotel is provided with 3 rooms for meetings and events, all of them fully equipped and with natural lights and marvellous private terraces. The congress, seminars, business meetings and banquet services all offer audio-visual equipment together with simultaneous translation facilities.

Dining

“GADES” BUFFET RESTAURANT
Composed by delicious international dishes with open-air seating area and show cooking, where the guests can enjoy wonderful views of the Hotel gardens or the golf course from this restaurant.
BEACH CLUB
On the beach, with set menu at lunchtime and at night, where you can try both the fresh fi sh and seafood from the coast of Cadiz and an attractive range of rice dishes and other local specialities. Provided with a private car park and a Chill-out area during the evenings. It’s opened in high season.
COCKTAIL BAR
Beside the pool, ideal for enjoying drinks, ice creams and cocktails
LOBBY BAR
A place to enjoy exquisite drinks.
NIGHT-TIME ENTERTAINMENT ROOM
With open terrace and views of the golf course, where guests can enjoy surprising shows and programmes designed both by our own entertainers and a varied list of professional performers.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1200
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (5)

Ratings and reviews for Elba Costa Ballena Beach & Thalasso Resort

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 5
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
3.8
Value:
4.4

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Joey and Sol
Business
Rota, Spain
Apr 2, 2013

weekend getaway

My wife and I are in the early 50s, came to have a relaxing night. They initially put us on the ground floor behind a stage and close to the bar. We checked in the afternoon and didn't know about a kids program that will be held on the stage. The emcee/host can be heard vey loudly from our room (230). When I asked at 10PM, we were told it will last past 1am. Fortunately, I was able to convince the night front desk personnel to move us to a different room where the beds squeak like crazy. Well, you can't have it all, I guess. Breakfast is good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gerardo Magnifico
Business
Virginia Beach
Nov 13, 2012

nice hotel

its a great place the hotel was excellent and short drive to base

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gerardo Magnifico
Business
Virginia Beach
Sep 28, 2012

Outstanding Hotel

Go to travel site to book because once their it gets expensive. The Hotel is about 10 minutes away from tourist area downtown rota and 15 minutes away from base. The room was immaculate the fridge was not on but since I did not use it I did not investigate further. Meals are expensive 25 euros per person not including drinks (even water) Breakfast was just fantastic, eggs to order fruit, yogurts, excellent meat selections and coffee. The breakfast sweet breads were fantastic. Plan your meals and adjust accordingly if staying in get the plan with meals included. Stay closer to lobby for best internet connection. I would definitely stay here again. Beach is walking distance with showers.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Beach is a close walk

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Review of Elba Costa Ballena Beach & Thalasso Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington, DC
Jul 1, 2011

Beautiful, Peaceful Location

Friendly staff. Very nice room for the price. Beautiful location. Take advantage of the nice, clean beach while you are there. If you go on business as I did, make sure you take time out to go to the beach and enjoy walking around Rota.Make sure you remind them that you booked through [...]so they don't charge you a second time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There are more than enough dining options in Rota. You will need to drive. Be sure to stop by O'Grady's Irish Pub and go to any one of the many tapas restaurants.

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Review of Elba Costa Ballena Beach & Thalasso Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Overseas US military (Italy)
Jul 17, 2010

Relaxing beach getaway

This review is based on a trip that I took during the summer of 2010. First the bad (not much of that). Parking is difficult. When I arrived in my rental car, there was no parking available in the hotel's parking garage. So I had to circle around for awhile and park on the street pretty far away. Once I was able to get into hotel parking, it was a little more to park there each night than I had anticipated. The other problem is that there are not a lot of food options close by. I could eat at the hotel buffet for a lot money for each meal (unless I had meals included, which I did not know about before I got there) or drive to another establishment. None were in very close walking distance, although it was nice to walk to some places in the afternoon for a cerveza. Now for the good. The rooms are incredible. Very large rooms, beds, and bathrooms by European standards. The pool was great, which I had an incredible view of from my balcony. I only spent one day at the pool, since it is also only a few minutes walk to the beach, which is not crowded at all. I really enjoyed my time at the nearby beach, which has very nice facilities for a free public beach. The staff was friendly and the bartenders at the lobby bar at night were especially good. The night show for kids is equally entertaining for adults, even if you don't speak Spanish. I took this trip to relieve some stress from work, since I had not taken a vacation for a long time. I slept better here than I had in a long time, and was finally able to relax. I felt years of stress melt away. I wanted a place where I could do nothing but relax, and this was the perfect place for it. The hotel is a close drive to Chipiona, where I went to watch Spain win the World Cup. I did not use the spa, but it was a short elevator ride away. In all, I spent a week relaxing at a very nice hotel and I feel rejuvenated to go back to work. I do not take this lightly because i have been to a several places around Europe and this was the best for that purpose. No sight seeing, just total relaxation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

As soon as you get there, go to the Mercadona (supermarket) that is nearby. There are street signs directing you to it. There you can buy cheap beer, water, and snacks to keep in your room. There are also a nice little shopping area nearby to get some souvenirs that are not too tacky. On the way, make note of the small tapas shops that you can walk to later and have a relaxing cerveza or ice cream in the afternoon. You will also go past the golf course, which looks very nice.

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