First of all Gibraltar is an experience in itself. Very interesting town and quite a bit to see and do. Almost feels like a town from a bygone era with some modern flavours. This includes aspects that are typically British to waterfront condos and a marina that smells of people with mega bucks. Now to the Rock hotel. Location is heading up from the center of the city across from the botanical garden. I stayed there 2 nights but got to get a good feel for the place. Service was good and reception area and common rooms were nice. Room was small and quite dated. It would have been a nice room 50 years ago. I read there is a plan to upgrade the hotel. Definitely a must. It has its charm but lacks much of the amenities of a modern hotel. Breakfast was buffet style and the food options were decent. Food was fresh which is a plus. I don't know how the other hotels fare but this one is a decent choice for the location and if wanting to step back in time. Final comment. View from front of hotel is nice. Oversees the city and port.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built on Gibraltar's western flank with stunning views across the bay, it has been welcoming guests since 1932. As the colony’s premier hotel the guest book is littered with famous names as diverse as Sir Winston Churchill and the Two Ronnies! Tastefully renovated, it has the character of a bygone era with the facilities of a modern 'Grand Hotel'. Traditional afternoon tea is served in the lounge and the hotel’s Rib Room Restaurant is recognised as one of the finest places to dine in Gibraltar. The atmospheric Barbary Bar and adjoining wisteria covered terrace are wonderful places to be on a summer’s evening, both are delightful meeting places, the latter a popular venue for weddings. The hotel’s pool area and gardens have an air of tranquillity, yet the centre of town is only a 10-minute downhill walk. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gibraltar Rock Hotel
- Rock Gibraltar