Elba Costa Ballena Beach & Thalasso Resort

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On the beach
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
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Overview of Elba Costa Ballena Beach & Thalasso Resort

Elba Costa Ballena Beach & Thalasso Resort

4.0 star property
Rota beachfront hotel with golf course and spa

8.2/10 Very good

266 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
Map
Avenida Carla De Orleans, s/n Rota, Rota, Cadiz, 11520
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Golf course
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Self parking
  • Children's pool
  • Spa tub
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Chipiona Lighthouse - 24 min drive
  • Naval Station Rota - 15 min drive
  • Valdelagrana Beach - 27 min drive
  • San Juan de Dios Square - 41 min drive
  • Plaza de Espana - 45 min drive
  • Cathedral Square - 46 min drive
  • University of Cadiz - 51 min drive
  • La Caleta Beach - 52 min drive
  • Torre Tavira - 43 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

About this property

Elba Costa Ballena Beach & Thalasso Resort

Elba Costa Ballena Beach & Thalasso Resort is a great choice for your beach stay in Rota. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps, and hydrotherapy. Dining choices include 2 restaurants and the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a cold drink. Other features of this upscale hotel include a golf course, a poolside bar, and a health club. The beach location and breakfast get good marks from fellow travelers.

Languages

English, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 234 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

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

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (EUR 10 per night)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast 6:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Playground

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Golfing
  • Shopping
  • Pool table

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Health club
  • 27 holes of golf
  • Golf driving range on site
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Elba Costa Ballena Thalasso Spa. Services include facials, body wraps, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily.

Dining

Gades - This buffet restaurant overlooks the golf course and garden.
Beach Club - This restaurant is located on the beach.

Fees & policies

Parking

  • Self parking costs EUR 10 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 13 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or health club without adult supervision
  • 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.

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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Policies

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

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Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

8.2

Very good

8.8/10

Cleanliness

8.4/10

Staff & service

8.5/10

Amenities

8.4/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.1/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

Nice resort facility, staff, food, only downside is weak water wifi in the room.
Paul, 7-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

John, 2-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Heerlijk rustig Spaans familiehotel, direct aan de kust.
Godefridus, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great hotel, but poor maintenance
The hotel is great and the beach and location (Costa Ballena) is amazing. Nevertheless the heating devida at our initial room did not work at all. They managed to hance our room around 23.00hs but as the new room had its working turned off (being a vacant room) it took hours for the new room to get temperature and thus we had a very rough cold night... Apart from this problem (which we understand with a good and diligent maintenance should not have occurred and at least have passed unoticed by hotel staff) the hotel is very good and the staff is very friendly). Breakfast is great by the way.
Vinicius B, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Ivan, 13-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent in all areas
Keith, 2-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Great room and location, not adults only pool
We stayed in one of the swim up rooms attached to the adults pool. The room was lovely but I don’t know why it’s called an adults pool when there are more children there than adults. Other than that, the hotel was very nice and in a great location
Claire, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Nice but could've been better.
Hotel was nice, however, with our room being placed on the ground floor, we were able to hear some event that involved some man talking into a microphone and children running up and down the halls, laughing and yelling until almost midnight. The room was clean, but there was no comforter on the bed so it got cold through the night having only a single sheet to cover up with.
1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Andrew, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Jamie, 4-night business trip
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