Blessed with a frontline beach location in the Cádiz municipality of Rota – in the renowned Costa Ballena urbanisation – Elba Costa Ballena, inaugurated on March 2008, has been designed in a Mediterranean style and created with the aim of offering clients year-round enjoyment and amenities.
It is the perfect accommodation for golfers, as the hotel has a 27-hole course (18 plus nine) designed by José María Olazábal. Other main features of the hotel complex include a thalassotherapy centre; a convention centre with capacity for 700 people; paddle tennis courts; a mini-club and children’s area offering a wide range of games and swings; pools; and a gymnasium – as well as other amenities and services common in a four-star establishment.
Another advantage is its location, as Costa Ballena is close to such emblematic cities and towns as Rota, Sanlúcar, Chipiona, Jerez and Puerto de Santa María.
The hotel has a total of 234 rooms, all with terrace or private balcony and magnificent views over the sea, golf course and gardens. The 213 double rooms are 30 square metres and include a 5.10 square metre terrace or private balcony; while the 39 square metre junior suites incorporate a lounge room and have a 21 square metre terrace or private balcony. There are also eight 40 square metre suites in the best parts of the building and on the top floor; they have a completely separate lounge room, guaranteeing total privacy, and large 22 square metre terraces with unrivalled views.
In addition, there is a presidential suite on the top (fourth) floor, which has a large terrace offering magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean, separate lounge room and two bedrooms with complete bathrooms.
The hotel’s gastronomic amenities are well covered by two restaurants and two bars.
If, as well as golf, sun and beach, you want a health and beauty centre, nothing better than enjoying the thalassotherapy centre, comprising an extensive and complete circuit of seawater, with pool, hammam bath, a sauna, Vichy showers, etc. – as well as 14 booths where experts can provide clients with a wide selection of treatments orientated towards relaxation, with therapeutic programmes, using water taken directly from the sea, algae, and all types of natural products to enhance beauty and relaxation.
Golf lovers can enjoy the sport to the fullest, as the Costa Ballena urbanisation has a 27-hole golf course as well as a nine-hole par-3 layout. The hotel has a golf department which can organise golfing days and events, and reserve green fees and transfers to the course.
One added advantage is that within an area of just 30 kilometres, just a few minutes away by car, there are 10 other golf courses where the hotel is able to offer special packages for clients of all playing levels.