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“Peaceful Gibraltar” 4 of 5 stars
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Caleta Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sir Herbert Miles Road, PO Box 73, Gibraltar   |  
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Gibraltar
Los Barrios, Spain
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107 reviews 107 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Peaceful Gibraltar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This hotel has risen above its previous rather unsavoury image and presents itself well to its clients. The staff make this hotel one worth visiting-apart from the wonderful seascape and exceedingly comfortable beds.
Yes its a bit worn round the edges and the decorator has to brush up his painting skills but given the competition this hotel can hold its head up with the best Gib has to offer.
Parking is a bit of a problem and you could end up with rather a hike from your car. Devils Tower Road is not noted for its beauty so your first impressions are not hopeful. Keep going its worth the effort to get there.

Room Tip: Sea View -who wants to look at a lump of Limestone? and you can watch the black zodiacs once its dar...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

this was a great hotel, wonderful views, and amazing service, and would stay her again.
the beach is very near, and it is not far to the town centre.
is on the Atlantic side so good to watch the ships go by.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Durham
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

1: This was our fourth stay at the Caleta and we always love to stay there. It has a certain charm that I really can’t put into words. The hotel is in a great position if not brilliant location – if that makes sense. The walk to the hotel along Devil’s Tower Road is, appropriately, hellish. It really is. I cannot recommend highly enough taking the (cheap and very regular) bus service. It is the most hideously grubby and smelly walk you can imagine. Once completed, the Caleta benefits from having its sanctuary/haven feel amplified. None of this is the hotel’s fault of course but really, I feel the Gib Tourist Board really does have to show some leadership here – especially given that this less than inspiring route also takes you to Gib’s only two real beaches.

OK – the hotel is a bit in need of a facelift but it’s still charming. We had the misfortune to be given a lovely sea view room (as requested) that had no aircon (it was only half installed) during a very hot September week. The hotel provided an little aircon unit and a fan but it was very uncomfortable throughout the week to be honest.

The food we had in the hotel was good overall and the bar is a real highpoint. Good selection of drinks and always a good atmosphere. I can’t fault the staff in their attitude and personal skills; it’s just that one night we waited and waited for room service before (having made three phone calls) it came an hour and a half late.

We found the pool area to be good with plenty of capacity and the (cold) salt water pool is a great place to cool off – usually alone (due to the temp I guess!).

We love the Caleta and will be back; but I’m not completely sure why! Maybe it’s the staff and the fact that we have many happy memories; however, there is a new ‘floating’ hotel arriving on the other side soon and, I fear, unless the Caleta is given a face lift and something (anything!) is done about the state of the route to it, this much loved old friend may find itself having a bit of a struggle on its hands to keep up. I hope not.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Waterford
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Firstly, I must rave about the breakfast and fabulous sea view from the dining room- what a place to enjoy a coffee.
The reception is welcoming and fresh. The reception staff could speed up a bit as they move exceptionally slow.
The rooms were pleasant, clean and adaquate. Everything We needed was provided. The sea view is similar to being on a cruise ship.
The pool is wonderful, perfect size and relaxing area. But a pool side bar /water service would help.
Sadly, the bar good was very disappointing- greasy, soggy, tasteless and unhealthy.
I agree with it needing a few coats of paint, it certainly does not appear to be a 4 star hotel on approach. But then again all of Gibraltar needs a revamp!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Just got back from a weekemd away in Gibraltar , stayed at this hotel , yes in does need a spruce up , mainly paint and carpets , but overall was very much worth the money.
Great sea view, room large and comfy , bathroom clean , only had b&b but the food was great.

  • Stayed September 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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Rotherham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Just returned today (22nd Sept 2013) after a nice week at the Caleta.
It was our first visit to Gibraltar and we decided to give the Caleta a go.

In general it is a lovely old British influenced hotel, run by very friendly staff.The location is superb in Catalan Bay and we were lucky enough to get a sea view room (the sea is literally straight down from the room balcony).

Unfortunately there were a few minuses.

The prices in the hotel are very high so I would recommend descending the steps down to the bars in the bay where the prices are around half.
Breakfast on the first two mornings were like something out of Fawlty Towers. After being ignored for about 5 minutes, we were shown to a table and none of the staff seemed to know what they were doing. I asked for some milk and the waiter returned with it but had forgotten who ordered it and walked round with the jug held in the air calling, "Who wants milk?"
All this changed on day 3 when Anna took charge and transformed the choas to calm and everything ran like clockwork.
The only other slight criticism is the pool. Whilst the pool area is lovely, the pool is very dark and uninviting, perhaps putting in lighter coloured tiles would help.

All in all though, the Caleta Hotel is a very nice, friendly place and I would not hesitate in returning there.

Room Tip: Try to get a sea view but if you get a rock view, make sure you lock your balcony door because the m...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Dinner in the restaurant was nice. Rest of the hotel is 30 years out of date like most of Gibraltar. Room was fine and staff were friendly if a bit like Manuel on faulty towers. It's better than the Elliot IMO but if you need to be near the middle of gib it's a short cab ride from the caleta to everywhere.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sir Herbert Miles Road, PO Box 73, Gibraltar
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Location: Gibraltar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Shuttle Bus service Spa
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Gibraltar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Caleta Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 176
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