Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa

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On the beach, white sand, free beach shuttle
On the beach, white sand, free beach shuttle
On the beach, white sand, free beach shuttle
3 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa

Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa

4.0 star property
Upscale beachfront hotel with spa, near Ballena Beach

8.6/10 Fabulous

276 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
Urb. Costa Ballena. Avenida Reina Sofia, s/n, Costa Ballena, Rota, Cadiz, 11520
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • Free children's club
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Self parking
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (free)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Naval Station Rota - 15 min drive
  • Valdelagrana Beach - 27 min drive
  • La Caleta Beach - 52 min drive

Getting around

  • Jerez de La Frontera (XRY) - 34 min drive
  • Puerto de Santa María Station - 21 min drive
  • Puerto Real Station - 29 min drive
  • Jerez de la Frontera Station - 29 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free beach shuttle

About this property

Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa

Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa is a great choice for your beach stay in Rota, putting you near activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and surfing/body boarding. 3 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in hot stone massages, body wraps, and aromatherapy. Offering garden views, Restaurante Albatros serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other features of this upscale hotel include a free kid's club, a poolside bar, and a health club. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff.


All-inclusive room rates at Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).


English, French, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 228 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - anytime
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Covered onsite self parking (EUR 18 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Free offsite parking within 33 ft


  • Airport shuttle*


  • Free beach shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Free children's club
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Lifeguard on site

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Pool table
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 5 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2005
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Health club
  • 27 holes of golf
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


All-inclusive room rates at Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).


U-spa has 5 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include hot stone massages, sports massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open select days. Guests under 4 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Restaurante Albatros - Overlooking the golf course and garden, this buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)


  • Covered self parking costs EUR 18 per day
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from May to October
  • Guests under 4 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1000, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Barceló Costa Ballena Golf
Barcelo Costa Ballena Golf And Spa
Barceló Costa Ballena Golf Hotel
Barcelo Costa Ballena Golf Hotel Rota
Barceló Costa Ballena Golf Hotel Rota
Barceló Costa Ballena Golf Rota
Barcelo Costa Ballena Hotel
Barcelo Costa Ballena Spa
Barceló Costa Ballena Golf Spa
Barcelo Costa Ballena & Rota
Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa Rota
Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa Hotel
Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa Hotel Rota

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Extended business trip
The overall experience was great. Dinner costs were much cheaper if added as part of the initial reservation and I wish I had done that since dining options were limited because of seasonal closures.
Tristan, 14-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Good comes to mind, nothing bad, but simply good.
This was a break from our normal Hotels, so, it was a bit different in terms of experience. All we can say is there was nothing intrinsically wrong with this hotel but nothing that made us say, wow! One thing that we did like was the Spa as the facilities were great and the service second to none. We are not used to buffet evening meals and the experience didn't enthuse us to go back, or, take that type of option in the future.
Peter, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Valborg, 14-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel, good location. Perfect for an excellent beach and a good golf course. Staff exceptionally good.
3-night trip
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6/10 Good

For me - once is enough
I stayed for 8 nights. I will start with the positives: 1. Extremely clean, everywhere. 2. Both Pool areas are great. Private, tranquil. 3. Restaurants are very nice, breakfast is very good. 4. Spa area is very nice. 5. Beds are extremely comfortable. 6. Showers are hot. Not so good: 1. Rooms are tired - need updates. Uncomfortable chairs and stained grout in the floor tiles. 2. It is extremely noisy in the rooms. You can hear everyone in the hallway, outside the balcony, above you and next to you. I was near the entrance of the building and heard the door slamming all day. 3. The gym is in need of an update. The elliptical had duct taped handles and the rest of the machines were also worn. 4. Although there is ample parking available on sight, they charge you 15€ to use it. Most people opt to park on the street. A nuisance fee for guests. 5. Two of the three employees I interacted with at the front desk were rude and unhelpful - actually rather disinterested. 6. The air conditioning unit in the room was worthless. The room was mostly humid and damp, and the AC did not keep it cool. The thermostat looked like it was 20 years old. There are no fans and the front desk, when I said the AC wasn’t working replied - do you really want someone to check it? I love the Barceló brand and use it frequently. Sadly, this location has made me want to look elsewhere. Maybe because it was August and they are busy regardless.
Matthew, 7-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Beautiful hotel!
The housekeepers talked outside of my room every morning. It was so loud I didn't sleep in much.
Amber, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The hotel was very nice and clean! The food inside the hotel restaurants was amazing and at a decent price. However, the room became very hot at night time. The golf course view from the room was amazing. Playing the course was decently priced as well. Plenty of parking and in a very quiet location. The only complaint would be the a/c not working at night.
Denia, 1-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The air conditioner was not working. I Gad to sleep with the balcony sliding door open
Jaqueline Charis, 2-night trip
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