Four star hotel built in the colonial style which has been visited by many famous people. More recently a small colony of Barbary apes have been seen on some of the lower balconies, which guests are warned not to feed. On Gibraltar's Nature Reserve a fine of £500 can be imposed if found giving the apes food. Having previously visited this hotel a few years ago, I was a little disappointed to find the décor looked a little jaded. A little paint had peeled away on the walls, and the grouting in the bathroom was looking tired. However, the welcome sherry, 7 foot wide bed, bath robes, ground coffee and fridge are all still provided in the rooms. In addition, complimentary lollipops and ducks in the bathrooms are now in place. Our bathroom was very spacious and the bath/shower was quite long. The food here is excellent, and the selection provided for the breakfast buffet was plentiful. Being in an elevated position on the side of a hill, all rooms in the hotel and the restaurant have a spectacular view across the Bay of Gibraltar both during day and night time. The Botanical Gardens (one of Gibraltar's green lungs) is just across the road from The Rock, which makes a walk down to the main town more interesting, and the walk back less tiring.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rock Hotel's 1930s origins are evident in the subtle colours and timeless decoration combining an element of the colonial with more contemporary touches. Ideal for business or leisure, the hotel offers complimentary wifi and smartly designed work or rest areas. The soul of the Rock Hotel lies in its charming decor and friendly and accommodating staff. Bedrooms are elegant and refined and offer the ultimate in comfort. The spacious windows and balconies let the Mediterranean sunlight in and provide breath-taking views of the Bay and Straits of Gibraltar. Each room offers its own unique welcoming atmosphere to make you feel at home. Guests begin the day with a hearty breakfast in the elegant Restaurant and Wisteria terrace. Later in the day, a modern style lunch is served followed by fine dining in the evening. The stylish and sophisticated surroundings are enhanced by the flavours of Mediterranean and Moroccan cuisine as well as the carefully selected wine list. The Lounge Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a coffee, afternoon tea, cocktail or delicious snack, paired with one of the most impressive views of the world - where Europe meets Africa - the bar is open as from 12 noon till midnight. Errol Flynn, Alec Guinness, Andres Segovia and Winston Churchill are just some of the famous names that appear in the historical guest books. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gibraltar Rock Hotel
- Rock Gibraltar