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Bristol Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 / 10 Cathedral Square, P O Box 56, Gibraltar   |  
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Ranked #5 of 7 hotels in Gibraltar
Tampa, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Good for what it is”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

The Bristol Hotel is an excellent choice for the single traveler or couple on a budget. It isn't the fanciest but it will meet most basic needs and the counter staff was really friendly and helpful. The location is a block off Main Street and is near several restaurants and shops.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

I came back yesterday having spent 3 nights at this hotel whilst on holiday with a friend and, yes, it is in need of refurbishment but the rooms were more than adequate although I had a couple of mini-grumps - lack of sockets for chargers etc for one - the rooms was pleasant and comfortable. One important thing: neither of our rooms smelt of cigarettes and I had no complaints at all on that score. ( Rumour is that Gib will implement a ban anyway soon). The staff were extremely helpful, especially advising us on the best way to visit the Rock itself. One minor point: anyone who has difficulty in crossing bridge between the breakfast room and main part of the hotel. It is far far easier to go to reception, pop out of the main entrance and in through the side door!

Would I recommend it ? Yes. Price wise it was far cheaper than anywhere else we found on the Rock - £47 pn including continental breakfast and apart from the minor glitches above, it was very good value.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

The Bristol hotel is a fantastic looking building that it's fair to say has seen better days.
The interior is old and in need of a few million pounds being spent on it to revive an historic building back to it's full glory.the rooms are very basic and befit their 2star rating, the pool is usable and provides welcome escape form the summer heat but like the bar no glamour.
You get what you pay for and this is true with the Bristol.
So would I stay here again ,YES! I book a city break to see the city , not the hotel. The Bristol has a fantastic location right off main street in the heart of Gibraltar,the rooms are clean and a good size ,the bar basic as it is has the cheapest prices great for a pre dinner drink and the staff are really friendly. If this hotel was modonised it would be at least double the price so enjoy a bargain while you can.

Room Tip: Don't worry about the reviews it's a great base to explore gibralar from
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011 via mobile

It is right in the middle of town, walking distance from loads of bars etc. Traffic noise in the hotel prevents one from opening the windows. Good size room, great value.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oxfordshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

My wife and I, mid-sixties, spent an agreeable four nights here as part of a short Gibraltar package. A hotel of two-star quality, quaintly "antique" in character with its dark labyrinth of wooden-panelled corridors. Staff most obliging. Our room - an outside twin - OK. Clean with all the basics though somewhat jaded. Breakfast was a self-service cold buffet, more than adequate, served just across the road in the breakfast/bar area which served toasted sandwiches & snacks at lunchtime and evenings (hotel itself does not do meals). Well situated for buses and with immediate access the the famous Main Stree central shopping area. All-in-all good clean value if you are not wanting to be pampered!

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

This Hotel was quite adequate for a short break and is well placed to access all the amenities.

The room was quite basic but comfortable in a quaint way. One plus was SKY SPORTS on the somewhat ancient TV in the room.

From my personal perspective the fact you could smoke in the room was a plus. In fact Gibraltar is one of the last bastions for smokers in Western Europe- apart from strangely The Airport.

The Breakfast was included but unfortunately "continental" and nothing to write home about-had I realised I would have headed down to The Morrisons Supermarket whic looked like a good offering.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

OK, so this is a bit dated but, unlike some others, I found it to be very clean with friendly staff. You do get what you pay for and this is maybe slightly better than you'd expect for the price.

Would have liked tea/coffee in the rooms and be warned that on some floors (we were on 2nd) you have to get out of the lift on the correct side or you could be getting dizzy in the warrens!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8 / 10 Cathedral Square, P O Box 56, Gibraltar
Location: Gibraltar
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 hotels in Gibraltar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bristol Hotel 3*
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