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Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa

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Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa

Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa

4.0 star property

8.6/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • All inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
Urb. Costa Ballena. Avenida Reina Sofia, s/n, Costa Ballena, Rota, Cadiz, 11520

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCosta Ballena Ocean Golf Club1 min walk
  • Popular LocationPlaya Agua Dulce11 min walk
  • Popular LocationBallena Beach5 min drive
  • AirportJerez de La Frontera (XRY)34 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Rota, Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa is next to a golf course and on the beach. While the natural beauty of Ballena Beach and Corrales of Rota can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Barbadillo Winery. Traveling with kids? Consider Aqualand bahia de Cadiz, or check out an event or a game at Real Plaza de Toros de El Puerto de Santa Maria. Looking to get your feet wet? Kayaking, scuba diving and snorkeling adventures can be found near the property. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club - 1 min walk
  • Playa Agua Dulce - 11 min walk
  • Playa de las Tres Piedras - 5 min drive
  • Ballena Beach - 5 min drive
  • Playa Punta Candor - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Puerto de Santa María Station - 21 min drive
  • Jerez de La Frontera (XRY) - 34 min drive


  • Sedona - 8 min drive
  • Liberto's Kaffe - 9 min drive
  • Panificadora San Antonio - 10 min drive
  • The Steakhouse - 9 min drive
  • La Gaviota - 10 min drive

About this property

Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa

4-star family-friendly hotel by the ocean, rejuvenated in 2018
Located close to Ballena Beach, Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa provides 27 holes of golf, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a poolside bar. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach and a free beach shuttle. Indulge in thalassotherapy, a detox wrap, and a body scrub at U-spa, the onsite spa. The onsite buffet restaurant, Restaurante Albatros, features golf course views and international cuisine. Enjoy the health club, as well as activities like horseback riding. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a terrace and a coffee shop/cafe.
Other perks include:
  • 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool, with sun loungers, pool umbrellas, and a lifeguard on site
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), bike rentals, and self parking (surcharge)
  • A gift shop, meeting rooms, and smoke-free premises
  • Multilingual staff, wedding services, and an elevator
  • Guest reviews speak well of the overall value, quiet location, and helpful staff
Room features
All 228 rooms boast comforts such as furnished balconies and air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches like free WiFi and safes.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with bidets and shower/tub combinations
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Free infant beds, daily housekeeping, and desks

All inclusive details

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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Free offsite parking within 33 feet
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Covered self parking on site (EUR 18 per day)
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Daily buffet breakfast available 7:30 AM–10:30 AM for a fee: EUR 15 per person
  • A bar/lounge
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • A poolside bar
  • A restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli

Restaurants on site

  • Restaurante Albatros

Things to do

  • 27 holes of golf
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Children's pool
  • Free children's club
  • Full-service spa
  • Health club
  • Horseback riding/rentals
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • TV in common areas

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's pool
  • Free children's club
  • Free crib
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lifeguards on site
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • On the beach
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Full-service spa

  • 5 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Hot stone massages
  • Hydrotherapy
  • In-room massages
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna
  • Spa open select days
  • Spa tub
  • Sports massages
  • Steam room
  • Swedish massages
  • Thalassotherapy
  • Turkish bath


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Banquet hall
  • Lifeguards
  • Renovated entire property - January 2018
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes
  • Free crib


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


  • Flat-screen TV with satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Limited room service
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between November 27 and January 26.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: approximately EUR 15 per person
  • Covered self parking fee: EUR 18 per day
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

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
The seasonal pool will be open from May to October
Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
Parking height restrictions apply
Children under 11 years old are not allowed in the health club or fitness facility without adult supervision
Guests under 4 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 16 years old are only allowed with adult supervision
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is 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

Frequently asked questions

Does Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa have a pool?

Yes, this property has 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa?

As of Mar 26, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa on Apr 10, 2023 start from $60.57, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa?

Self parking is available for EUR 18 per day. Limited spots are available. There is free parking nearby.

What time is check-in at Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - anytime. A fee applies for early check-in (subject to availability).

What time is check-out at Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa?

Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Does Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle.

Are there all-inclusive benefits at Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa?

Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.




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10/10 Excellent


Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 14 nights in Nov 2021

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2021

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 14 nights in Oct 2021

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great hotel, good location. Perfect for an excellent beach and a good golf course. Staff exceptionally good.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

6/10 Okay


Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
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.
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2021

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful hotel!
The housekeepers talked outside of my room every morning. It was so loud I didn't sleep in much.
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2021

8/10 Good

Denia, Spain

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/10 Poor

Verified traveler

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

10/10 Excellent

Jaqueline Charis

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The air conditioner was not working. I Gad to sleep with the balcony sliding door open
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020