Having stayed at The Rock Hotel in October 2012, and loved every minute of it, we decided to return in 2013 to try our first Christmas away from home.
The Hotel retains its charm even though its beauty is somewhat compromised by advancing years. We were lucky enough to view the ‘Show’ room which gave us a glimpse of what The Rock will be like after the extensive renovations. The new décor retains the ‘colonial’ feeling which is the heartbeat of the hotel and if the whole building is completed to this standard it will be breathtaking.
The most important part of our stay, even more important than the excellent dinners and substantial breakfasts on offer, was the friendliness of the ever helpful Staff. In particular Ahmoud in the bar and Aneta in the restaurant - please accept my apologies if the names are spelt incorrectly.
The chance to meet the other guests at an informal pre-dinner reception on Christmas Eve was a lovely way to start the evening. The Dining room was beautifully set and presented at all times. Thank you for a wonderful Christmas.
- 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