Hotels on the Rock
There are several hotels in Gibraltar that will suit almost any pocket. Ranging from the recently refurbished O’Callaghan Eliott, through to the Rock Hotel once the grandest hotel in Gibraltar. Others like the Queen’s hotel nestling only about 50 metres from the Cable Car station, the Bristol Hotel next to the Gibraltar Museum and the Cannon hotel right in the middle of town just off Main Street. If you want to stay out of town with a glorious view of the Mediterranean then the excellent Caleta Hotel is the one for you. It is the only hotel in Gibraltar located next to the beach. Serviced by a regular bus route it is on the eastern side of the ‘Rock’ on Catalan Bay. If you’d like to see information on any of these hotels including pictures then click on the link and select the hotel.
O’Callaghan Eliott Hotel
Recently refurbished this 4* hotel is probably the most modern in central Gibraltar at the moment. The foyer is elegantly laid out in marble and facilities are excellent. Located centrally on Governor’s Square directly opposite the Garrison Library the best way to get there is either by taxi or on foot through town. The hotel has a patio out front lined with palm trees where you can each lunch or relax. On occasion, the lounge bar hosts evenings of live music, notably local jazz musicians. It also has a rooftop restaurant where you can have that special meal with views across the Bay of Gibraltar and a gymnasium and pool if you just want to lay down, relax or get pampered. Information is on www.ocallaghanhotels.com and click on the links to Gibraltar.
The Rock Hotel
Probably the most recognisable landmark on the Rock next to the Moorish castle this hotel was originally built in 1932. All the rooms have views across the Bay and of the mountains of Morocco. With a lounge bar, the relaxing wisteria terrace and an award winning restaurant the Rock hotel is an oasis of calm on the Mediterranean coastline. Directly opposite Gibraltar Alameda gardens it also has its own pool and poolside bar. It is also the only restaurant in Gibraltar where you can get ‘traditional’ afternoon tea served as they did in the ‘old’ days complete with calories.
For further information click on www.rockhotelgibraltar.com
The Bristol is located next to the Cathedral of The Holy Trinity and the Gibraltar Museum. This 3* hotel has all the requirements for an relaxing stay including a sub-tropical garden and pool. It also has a breakfast room overlooking the garden and a snack bar. The number 3 bus leaving opposite the airport stops across the road from the hotel and Main Street is less than a minute’s walk away. Check out www.bristolhotel.gi if you need more.
Just off Main Street around the corner from the Catholic Cathedral this small hotel is the most centrally located. Reasonably priced it has 18 rooms simply furnished but cosy and the price includes the English breakfast. Go to www.cannonhotel.gi for more information.
Located in Catalan Bay the Caleta is on the other, quieter side of the Rock but serviced by a regular bus throughout the day. It has all the facilities you’d expect in a 4* hotel and the rooms have either a ‘Rock’ or ‘Sea’ view. The hotel has regular music nights throughout the year including some thespian events like a recent Phantom of the Opera night featuring songs from the play. The Caleta has 2 restaurants and a spacious piano bar with tapas or a bar menu where you can eat indoors or on the terraces looking out to sea. For all the information on the hotel including conference facilities go to www.caletahotel.com
The Sunborn Gibraltar is an exclusive, purpose-built floating hotel offering a unique luxury experience in one of Europe’s most dynamic locations. The world’s first luxury super yacht hotel.
Sunborn Gibraltar adds something special to the mix – the opportunity to experience unrivalled hotel luxury with exceptional guest accommodation, the finest cuisine, and top-notch business and leisure facilities right in the heart of the celebrated Ocean Village marina development.length 142m /15,500m2 of floor space–7 hotel floors plus service floor below deck 1— 168 high-specification guest rooms (size 25 – 32m2 /90% with balconies)— 21 suites, executive rooms and apartments (size 40 – 79m2)with private sun terraces—grand ballroom and banqueting hall with 5.3m high ceilings(430 m2 / capacity 400)six conference rooms with interchangeable walls(246 m2 / capacity 400)— top floor restaurant with retractable roof and glazing(442 m2 / capacity 150)— pool bar and outdoor lounge, sun deck and swimming pool(212 m2 / capacity 150)— day spa and fitness centre–Casino on Deck Two(Capacity 250)