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Overview of Playaballena Spa Hotel

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Playaballena Spa Hotel

4 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationBallena Beach11 min walk
    Popular LocationPlaya Agua Dulce12 min walk
    Popular LocationCosta Ballena Ocean Golf Club4 min drive
    AirportJerez de La Frontera (XRY)35 min drive

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Double Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds OR 1 Queen Bed

Superior Double Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Superior Double Room (with private garden)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Junior Suite, Terrace

  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Double Room Single Use

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Double Room, 2 Bedrooms, Connecting Rooms

  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 King Bed, 2 Double Beds and 1 Single Sofa Bed

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Terrace

  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

About this area


Located in Rota, Playaballena Spa Hotel is next to a golf course and near the beach. Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club and Chipiona Marina are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Playa Agua Dulce and Playa de las Tres Piedras. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Playa de las Tres Piedras - 9 min walk
  • Ballena Beach - 11 min walk
  • Playa Agua Dulce - 12 min walk
  • Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club - 4 min drive
  • El Camaleon Chipiona - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Jerez de la Frontera Station - 31 min drive
  • Jerez de La Frontera (XRY) - 35 min drive


  • El Arpon — 1 min walk
  • Ajedrez - 7 min drive
  • Cervecería Chamai - 7 min drive
  • Sal Y Pimienta - 8 min drive
  • La Bodeguita De Casa Manolo - 9 min drive

About this property

Playaballena Spa Hotel

Family-friendly hotel with restaurant and outdoor pool
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar and a rooftop terrace are on-site. All 324 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. LCD TVs, room service and ceiling fans are among the other amenities available to guests.
Playaballena Spa Hotel offers 324 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.

This Rota hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and Turkish bath/hammam.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

All-inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Playaballena Spa Hotel are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

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 or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain)

Social distancing

Contactless 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
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–10:30 AM: EUR 13 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 27 holes of golf
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Mini golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shopping
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • ATM/banking services
  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Business centre
  • Conference space


  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath/hammam


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating


  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • TV/satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Minibar


  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

Similar properties

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 16 March 2020 to 28 January 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 10.50 per pet, per day
Up to 33 lbs/15 kg
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 13 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: EUR 10.50 per pet, per day

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
No on-site parking is available
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

Hotel Spa Playaballena
Hotel Spa Playaballena Rota
Spa Playaballena
Spa Playaballena Rota
Playaballena SPA Hotel Rota
Playaballena SPA Hotel
Playaballena SPA Rota
Playaballena SPA
Playaballena Hotel Rota
Playaballena Spa Hotel Rota
Playaballena Spa Hotel Hotel
Playaballena Spa Hotel Hotel Rota

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Playaballena Spa Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Playaballena Spa Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Playaballena Spa Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Playaballena Spa Hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is Playaballena Spa Hotel pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows pets with a maximum weight of up to 15 kg per pet. There's a fee of EUR 10.50 per pet, per day.
How much is parking at Playaballena Spa Hotel?
This hotel doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Playaballena Spa Hotel?
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Playaballena Spa Hotel?
Checkout is at noon.
Are there all-inclusive benefits at Playaballena Spa Hotel?
Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.
Where is Playaballena Spa Hotel located?
This family-friendly Rota hotel is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Playa de las Tres Piedras, Ballena Beach and Playa Agua Dulce. Golfo de Cádiz and Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club are also within 1 mile (2 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 1 out of 6 reviews
5 - Excellent 17%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 6 reviews
4 - Good 50%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 6 reviews
3 - Okay 33%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 6 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 6 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It’s was a nice Hotel. Clean room and staff was friendly . Not much to do around this time of the year
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Check-in was extremely confusing — was told to email my confirmation to the hotel(?). The pool was nice, but the temperature was too cold. Jacuzzi was not warm enough. Staff, for the most part, was friendly and helpful. Spa facilities were nice, but the fitness center/gym was tiny.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Appréciés : les grands espaces, les piscines extérieures, les chambres À améliorer : en restauration, le buffet qui manque de variété pour les plats salés et sucres et le petit déjeuner. La prise en charge à l'arrivée qui manque d'information sur les services de la hôtel, les activités sur la région, les centres d'intérêt et les moyens de déplacement. Dommage que le chef cuisinier ne fasse pas découvrir des saveurs andalouses
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Hotel ziemlich in die Jahre gekommen, tote Gegend kein restaurant, direkte Strandlage. Strand wunderschön. Frühstück katastrophal der Raum erinnert an eine Kantine. Toilettenpapier wurde erst am 2. letzten Tag aufgefüllt. Eher von Spanischen Touristen besucht.
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2019

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