I travelled with my husband for a special birthday in October. We booked the flight and hotel ourselves. Having got off the plane it was quite difficult to obtain a taxi to the hotel,which is located the other side of Gibraltar town. (They all seemed to be booked by the cruise ships). Eventually we got to the Caleta Hotel which is in a lovely spot. Mother and baby barbary ape waiting to greet us high up on the wall next to hotel!!! Ensure you book a sea view room as visiting apes have been known to enter the rooms on the rock side!!! Check-in ok, room had fantastic views, because the hotel is built into the rock. Roomis spacious and reasonably clean but could be better. We did have a partially broken chair on our balcony which I reported but was told there were no more chairs to replace it,which I thought was a bit poor. The hotel itself was low-key and is used by business travellers as well as holiday makers and weddings. We never tried Nunos restaurant as it was quite expensive. Breakfast cost £11 per person which was not good value for money so we only had that once. On the whole the bar snacks were reasonable in price but were of poor quality. We ate out mostly. There is a fantastic sea food restaurantt down the road. To get into Gibraltar town you get the Number 4 bus which stops right outside the hotel,ask the driver to tell you when to get off as it is very confusing. On return make sure you get the Number 4 Both Worlds bus this is very important. We did book a trip with Blands travel and this took us to Marbella and Puerto Banus this is well worth doing and fantastic value for money. The weather was fantastic the whole of the time we were there. Gibraltar is a nice place. Has gone expensive due to the poor value of the pound. The centre is busy and buzzing and is still cheap for booze and fags. The food is a bit burger and chips which is not very appealing. The new complex Ocean Village in town is well worth a visit and is more upmarket.
Overall the Caleta hotel is great for a short tranquil break in the sun. The views are stunning and if you want a low key holiday with great weather and of course the famous apes then this is the place for you. We checked out the other hotels and this is the one we would return to. It does have its faults, it is a bit shabby chic but I would recommend it for a short break.
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