A week after staying in this beautiful and charming hotel we were pleased to see it on Michael Portillo's train journey on B.B.C. 2 last night. During our very enjoyable stay we sampled a huge array of international food which I think caters for most pallets. Once inside the beautiful compound of Reina Cristina there is pure nostalgia mixed with modern day efficiency. Even when the staff were a bit thin on the ground they remained cheerful, kind and courteous. After a buffet breakfast a ten minute walk took us to the train and bus stations, so during our week's stay we visited Gibraltar, Tarifa and the magnificent village of Ronda. The shopping center and market of Algeciras are good to see. Each morning the streets are washed with soap and water. There is also a lovely Spanish park near the main shops. Buses and trains are clean and fares reasonably priced and thanks to the helpfulness of the staff we had no problems in spite of our very limited knowledge of Spanish. The hotel's shuttle service to and from Gibraltar airport was excellent. For those wishing to visit Gibraltar I'd strongly recommend the Reina Cristina.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Globales Reina Cristina in located Algeciras, Cadiz and just a few kilometers from the resort of Tarifa famous for its beach and surf, and just a few minutes’ walk from the gateway to Africa that is the port of Algeciras. The hotel has 168 elegantly decorated guest rooms and boasts beautiful architecture that reflects its rich history. The Globales Reina Cristina is a true paradise within the city of Algeciras, thanks to its extensive gardens, stunning pools (indoor and outdoor) and it´s beautiful views of the Straits of Gibraltar. THE PERFECT LOCATION FOR YOUR EVENTS The Globales Reina Cristiana can also provide all the services you may require for business meetings, conferences and other events. The hotel has a dedicated events team available to help you arrange your wedding, banquet or events within the unbeatable setting of the city of Algeciras. There are 8 function rooms available for weddings, banquets, or events. There is Wi-Fi and ADSL available throughout the hotel and there executive rooms available for those travelling on business. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Reina Cristina Algeciras
- Algeciras Reina Cristina Hotel