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“Horrible, Simply Horrible” 2 of 5 stars
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Con Dios
Marina Bay, PO Box 80, Gibraltar 11300   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Gibraltar B&B and Inns
Vancouver, Canada
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“Horrible, Simply Horrible”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

This old boat has better rooms apparently but the starboard stateroom is absolutely horrible. Leaving luggage on the aft deck is an inconvenience that affects the forward staterooms including the starboard one. It is small with twin berths that are okay but there is only one port (window) and it was hot and stuffy. They give you a ridiculous fan but that means the one outlet is used and you cannot charge anything. The breakfast is a couple of bowls with some cereal if you want it but we went out and were delighted to do so. But this is the big kicker: it absolutely reeks of a horrible stench from the toilet. It is awful so they put in an automatic air freshener that pumps out regular bursts of a gagging chemical flower scent. One night is a lifetime supply of this place.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of staying in the State Room of the Con Dios. Both Jill & John were excellent hosts. We will never forget our great experience with them and hope one day to re-visit Gibraltar. Such a neat experience.

Room Tip: We found the State Room to be a wonderful choice.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Extremely well situated for touring Gibraltar. Jill & John were excellent hosts and offered quality accommodation aboard their boat. Flew with Monarch and the landing was a highlight, ask for a window seat to get the most out of the flight.

The weather was superb if a little too hot for hiking up and down The Rock.

Plenty of bars and restaurants, Gibraltar can be lively at night but there are some quiet spots to be had, just go off the beaten track and they're there.

Try it, (the boat and Gibraltar) it is different but in a good way.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gloucester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Would just like to thank Jill and John for 2 fabulous nights on the Con Dios we really enjoyed the facilities the ambience of the Stateroom and everything was lovely. Shower block a short walk away was clean and modern. Would definitely stay here again

Room Tip: If the stateroom is available book it. Lovely and more space than you think
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The Con Dios Bed and Breakfast is a 52ft Yacht permanently moored in Marina Bay at the heart of the vibrant Ocean Village area of Gibraltar it has 4 Guest bedrooms starting from as little as 25.00 GBP per Night.



When I arrived at the Con Dios I was greeted immediately by Jill & John who where very friendly and very knowledgeable about Gibraltar. I was shown to my Cabin by Jill who showed me how to operate their marine toilet (which is quite easy) I was then given all the information I needed about the Con Dios such as the WIFI password and what time it was usually switched off, how to get on and off the boat without having to go for a swim and how to get up to the Sundeck and more importantly how to get back down.



The Cabin I stayed in was surprisingly spacious very clean simplistic décor with a Gibraltar flag next to the window, there were tea and coffee making facilities and Cereal provided in the room, fresh milk was available in the fridge just below the stairs, and an en suite toilet which again was very clean and always smelt fresh.



Overall the Con Dios is Fantastic Value for Money in a good central location close to
•The Airport
•Bars and Restaurants
•Bus Station
•Points of Interest and Tourists Attractions

Casemates Square, Main Street, Trafalgar Cemetery and Botanic Gardens for the Top of the Rock Cable Car are all in walking distance of the boat.



Date of Visit: September 2013

Cost of Stay: £112 for 4 Nights



Our Rating: HOSPITALITY CHAMPIONS

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Just returned from Gibraltar where we spent our last 3 nights on board Con Dios ............What a great way to end our holiday! Our stay on board was a total surprise for my husbands 50th Birthday and neither if us was disappointed. Jill and John welcomed us aboard on our arrival and could not of been more helpful and friendly. Nothing too much trouble and help and advice invaluable!
Shown into out cabin to find a birthday card and Gibraltar day card .......... Such a nice thoughtful touch :-))
I booked the State room which was spacious and comfortable, had our own toilet and wash basin on board, showers in a block a short walk away that was very clean and modern.
Free Wi-Fi on board a welcome surprise after coming from a 5* hotel that charges £18 per 24hrs!!! Which we did not pay.
Was nice to relax on top deck after a full day sight seeing with a nice cold glass of something. There was a fridge on board for guests to use which was great for keeping drinks cold.
A good location down in the marine, and great view of the runway if you like watching planes.
If you fancy a holiday with a difference then staying aboard Con Dios is the place to go :-)))
Many Thanks to Jill & John

Jenny & Paul
Lincoln England

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Had a great time there, room was bigger than I expected its still a cabin of course, bed was extremely comfortable and the owners were so helpful and gave fantastic advice for everything we wanted to do. A bit complicated using the toilet but you get used to, showers a short walk were brand new and kept very clean

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Con Dios Hotel Gibraltar
Con Dios Hotel
Address: Marina Bay, PO Box 80, Gibraltar 11300
Location: Gibraltar
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Gibraltar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Con Dios is a guest/hotel boat moored in Marina Bay Gibraltar. It provides a relaxing comfortable stay. Great location to explore Gibraltar and Spain. Reasonable rates. A unique accommodation opportunity. ... more   less 

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