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Avenida Carla de Orleans Parcelan Rg23, 11520 Costa Ballena, Spain – Show map
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|Junior Suite (1 Adult)|
|Superior Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)||
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Elba Costa Ballena Beach & Thalasso Resort's staff speaks: Spanish, English, German
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Outdoor Pool (all year), Grounds, Sun Deck
Tennis Court, Golf Course (within 2 miles), Sauna, Fitness Center, Spa, Massage, Hot Tub, Hot Spring Bath, Bicycle Rental, Game Room, Playground, Entertainment Staff, Kids' Club
Food & Drink
Bar, Buffet-Style Restaurant, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and charges apply.
Car Rental, 24-Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Concierge Service, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Daily Housekeeping, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Elevator, Heating
Spanish, English, German
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One child from 2 to 11 years stays free of charge in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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This hotel is set within the 27-hole Costa Ballena Golf Club, designed by José María Olazábal. It provides an extensive spa and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and sea views.
Score from 220 reviews Good
Puertobahia & SPA is located right on Valdelagrana Beach, in El Puerto de Santa María, and offers wonderful views of the sea. It has free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and spa with thermal pool and gym.
Score from 1115 reviews Good
The Puerta del Algadir hotel has practical and well-equipped rooms, and is located near the coastal town of El Puerto de Santa Maria, in Andalusia. It is ideal for a sun-filled vacation near the...
Score from 575 reviews Very good
Set on the beachfront, Playaballena Spa Hotel is located next to Costaballena Golf Course just outside Chipiona. It offers a spa, mini-golf and an outdoor pool with slides and jacuzzis.
Score from 88 reviews Good
The staff and cleanliness of the facility were great. Proximity to base was also very nice.
The room, facilities, and staff.
The Elba Resort is beautiful and is located close to the beach. If you want to go to Rota you will need to catch a cab or rent a car, this place is in the middle of nowhere. We got tired of catching the cab, it adveraged 18 euros one way. Breakfast was free and the best I've ever had. Very nice and inexpensive place to stay during the low season.
Too far from civilization if you are not driving. Nothing outside the resort is within walking distance.
the staff...sonia..manuel ,the manager all very nice..when i told them i would submit a good review,they upgraded me to a beautiful corner ,highest floor suite...the breakfast buffet was excellant as well as the dinner one too and the spa...just as good or better than any of the ones i been to in the fancy hotels of las vegas without the crowds ( i was here in the winter )...clean,well staffed,great ammenities...i would go back again in a heartbeat
very clean everywhere especially poolside professional staff able to hire bikes to enjoy the coastal views breakfast and evening buffets excellent choice
the shower head was only adequate ,suggestion to upgrade the head size would improve this and the water flow was not consistent with power flow.
I did not like paying for parking , especially at 10 Euros a day, I expect free parking a a hotel guest. The only other thing I can say is that the resort is a long way from any other forms of entertainment, such as bars restaurants or shops.
pleasant, comfortable, with a good relaxed atmosphere, plenty of activities for children and agreeable staff
Stylish, friendly reception staff, excellent spacious bedrooms with adjoining rooms ideal for our large family. Pool side entertainment was great fun with animacion team, Zumba, Pina Colada party (my fave), poolside fashion show. Kids club, although too young for my kids, looked amazing, great facilities, great staff, lots of activities. The management was very hands on from morn till late, particularly one lady who was greeting people at breakfast, then at the pool bar at lunch, in the reception, and at dinner at 10 in the evening...really on the ball.
The pool was a little small for size of hotel. The breakfast was a little tiresome, as was the buffet dinner, ok for a few days but after a week I found I was dreading dinner, after 9 days I was ready to go home. The pool bars lunch menu was very limited and do not order the chicken burger...It was made of minced chicken and I could barely recognise the contents! So didn't eat it.
Spacious and quiet rooms
Too many people "fighting" for churros during breakfast and for grilled fish/meat during dinner. The beach is far away from the hotel (5-10 min walk). This is a classic 3-star hotel that charges 5-star hotel rates.
Staff were friendly and helpful.
I had ant problems, but it was easy to change rooms.
Staff were fantastic made me feel very welcome being the only brit there!! Food buffet good choice and great waiter service. Got a quiet room that I requested.
There was a bad smell in the bathroom.
Way too noisy specially on weekends.
Breakfast selection was extraordinary! Staff was extremely helpful and attentive (when I fell sick they went out of their ways to accommodate our requests for free) Pool bar offered very nice home made burgers Pool has good policy in place where you can't book the lounger by simply throwing your towel on it and not showing up for hours Location was great 2 min from lovely beach
Hotel was extremely busy with families with small kids (more than 40 + kids for 200 rooms) which made the pool almost inaccessible and extremely noisy, same for evening entertainment (only directed at little ones). Virtually there was no communal area that was noise free during the day or evening (kids dance off was taking place in the only open bar with TV) Very close to military airport so you do hear plans taking off in the middle of the night
Buffets are not outstanding. Very noisy inthe we,due to children.
The staff remember you, and always a good selection at the buffet. Our young son always wears himself out. The spa is a great way to relax.
Nice location, original design, great rooms. Close to an amazing beach. Tasty and variable food meeting almost all possible needs. Friendly staff! Top SPA center, normally I´m not a big fan of such activities, but this one was really worth visiting. Hotel makes nice offers with late check-out and lunch included, it´s very convenient and beneficious.
When it´s full of families, be ready to hear a lot of noise produced by kids in the halls and swimming pool. Which is, I'm afraid, typical for high season. I was sincerely surprised with the abscence of towel service near the pool. You have to bring your own towels. If you're unaware, you have no other option but to use the room ones. The corridors and toilets near lobby bar could have been cleaned more often and properly... Last but not least - the system of payment during your stay is really complicated: some bars accept cards, some not (near the pool), so you have to bring cash. Once the receptionist forgets to suggest you "opening a credit", you'll have to deal with those obstacles. But those disadvantages are not significant comparing to all good things there.
Great location- just by the beach. Nice big family room. Kids club for the little ones, bicycle rental available in the hotel. Good breakfast- large variety.
TV rather small for the size of the room but otherwise all great.
The relaxed yet efficient atmosphere of the hotel. Staff always very helpful but unobtrusive. The chap who organises and runs the events for adults and children is truly amazing, his energy levels are astounding. Looking forward to our next visit.
This is the third time we have stayed at this hotel so to say that we don't like something means we are being picky however this time we went at the beginning of the season and the organisation between the beach bar and the kitchen at lunchtime was a little chaotic, our meal was undercooked and almost cold, we didn't eat it, having mentioned this we were not charged for the food and there was no quibble
Room was spacious and lovely sandy beach just a few minutes stroll away plus the hotel pool was excellent !
It seemed that the room air con was not fully functioning on one night and when balcony door left open mozzies came. Generally no problems though with sleep quality.
Location, underground garage ( even at 10 euros a day), pool, and view from my room overlooking the golf course.
The buffet food could have been a bit better that's all.
Very friendly staff and helpful. Lovely food and spa is great. Very nice room
Wifi kept asking me to log in again wouldnt stay connected.
I liked the room, the buffet and the location near the beach.
I didn't like the shower or the noise in the corridor.
Breakfast Spa wellness Very big hotel with lots of space. Bathrooms Classy
The Spa Wellness is beautiful but why do the visitors have to wear that rusty key that almost doesn´t work anymore. Because of the heavy rain there where towels everywhere in the aisles of the hotel.
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