I really can’t believe the previous review, was that a joke!! ??? I really think those comments were out of order.
Returned from Gibraltar this week, stayed for 3 nights from Friday 18th to Monday 21st. I treated my two elderly parents to a weekend away. Requested high rooms, sea facing and close together and that's precisely what we got! Rooms 509/5011.
Room was a very good size with a very good size Queen bed, not just 2 single beds pushed together, was a little firm but it’s better than having a bed that feels as though you are touching the floor when in it ! I thought the décor was very nice; bathroom was nice and modern with a good shower. Carpet did have a couple of small stains on it but nothing extreme. The balcony was nice with a great view of Gibraltar Bay. Did have a small AC unit in the room, not the best I admit, but it did provide some cooling, although while we were there it was very humid, so one would expect it to be warm. I did not go to Gib to be cold!
Had no problems with the 2 lifts what so ever, they always worked. Room entry system was a little un-predictable at first, but once I learnt the knack of it, did not have an issue with it, some people just can’t do anything for themselves and need a holding hand for everything it seems!
The staff were very friendly and helpful and polite at all times did not have a problem with them at all.
Breakfast was good, a very good buffet selection which is served on the 8th floor, it has a superb panoramic view! Only criticisms were the scrambled eggs, maybe they were powdered eggs. I think they would benefit from having a chef present to cook Fried eggs, Poached eggs and maybe Omelettes to order at the buffet, rather than having to order them with the waiter and sit and wait for 5 minutes. Did not eat dinner in the hotel, I always prefer to eat out.
There is a slight incline up to the hotel; Gibraltar town is located on the side of a mountain/rock so it’s not really a surprise. It was not too much of a problem for my 75 year old mother so I am sure younger guests can cope with it.
Drinks are a little expensive in the hotel, £3 for a half or lager or bitter is a little extreme I feel, although there is a nice little bar just around the corner, The Cannon Bar, where a pint is £3.
Overall I feel the hotel is very good value for money, needs a little work in places yes, but nothing extreme.
I will be returning to Gibraltar in the future and would not hesitate to stay there again
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Warm welcome awaits you at the Gateway to two continents. The O'Callaghan Eliott Hotel is situated in the heart of Gibraltar's business district and tax free shopping areas. The views are magnificent and offer surprising contrasts that combine the famous Rock, Straits of Gibraltar, North Africa and Southern Spain. Soak up the Mediterranean sun at the Rooftop Pool. The Verandah bar with out door terrace is well know for it's jazz evenings on Thursday night's and live music on Saturday nights. Enjoy a meal in our 8th floor Rooftop Bistro Restaurant, while taking in the magnificent views across the Bay of Gibraltar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Eliott Hotel Gibraltar
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