Rock Hotel Gibraltar

Address: 3 Europa Road, Gibraltar, n/a | 4 star hotel
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Rock Hotel Gibraltar

      Not my cup of tea


      I have to come clean and say that Gibraltar really isn't our sort of place - we had to be there for 2 days but certainly wouldn't go back. I'm not sure if this explains why we had such a different impression of this hotel from most other reviewers but here goes. Service was poor from the moment we arrived - only one person at the front desk who was on the telephone and saw no need to cut short his call to check us in. Exactly the same thing later when we wanted to ask a question at reception except this time it was a different staff member on the phone! We went to sit in the lounge to order a light lunch but gave up after 15 mins as there was no sign of anyone serving (and the place stank of cigarettes). The room itself was very small and badly equipped, with the bathroom looking particularly dated. The bed and the pillows were both very hard. There was a small balcony overlooking the bay but this is basically a major ship repair and refuelling yard - not exactly a relaxing Mediterranean vista! We didn't dine in the restaurant (in fact we escaped to Spain for dinner!) but we did try the tapas through room service and were very disappointed with the quality. All in all not a good experience.

      Love the Rock Hotel and Gibraltar


      Beautiful hotel with exceptionally friendly and efficient service. The staff really go out of their way to help guests with any query, no matter how big or small - nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are modern and comfortable with beautiful views. The rest of the hotel's facilities are good too. This is definitely the kind of hotel you will fall in love with and want to return to time and again. Make sure you get a chance to visit the many interesting places around Gibraltar while you're there (that's if you can bear to tear yourself away from the "Rock Hotel!")

      Weddings and More at The Rock


      My daughter recently married in Gibraltar. Although the wedding took place in the Registry Office - a lovely, sensitive ceremony - we regret that we did not have this at The Rock Hotel where our party stayed. The gentle rhythm of the hotel combined with very efficient, friendly service and excellent food will calm the nerves of the most nervous bride and the most fraught bride's mother. The rooms were all of a high quality and the overall experience was such that many in our party intend return visits both to celebrate special occasions and simply to enjoy the atmosphere. I should add that the staff showed endless patience in advising us with local knowledge in the run-up to our visit and we cannot commend this hotel too highly.

      Wedding lunch at the Rock


      We recently held our wedding lunch at the Rock Hotel. The staff were extremely courteous and pleasant - the service was very efficient and the food was excellent. Try the Assiette belle Vue as a

      desert - you won't be disappointed.

      We also stayed two nights in the hotel- our room

      was very well equipped (even down to the rubber ducks in the bathroom) had a great view of the bay with the added bonus of a large balcony.

      We are looking forward to a trip back to Gibraltar and would certainly stay at the Rock again.



      Always courteous and attentive reception staff.

      Comfortable rooms and great facilities. Excellent value for business and vacation trips.

      This has to be the worst hotel in the world.



      The Rock Hotel lives on its past THE ROOMS WERE DIRTY, the place was falling apart the sad thing is that the people there can not see what a dump it is

      Views of Africa


      From the the Rock Hotel, you wake up to views of Africa from your generously sized terrace (even in a standard room). A short walk down the hill takes you to the downtown area and Casemaker Sqaure, where you can have a drink at a local cafe or pick up some duty-free. Going back up the hill at night is a longer walk, but still very scenic. The Rock Hotel is most certainly the nicest place to stay in Gibraltar and the people working there are genuinely nice. The hotel is decidedly British and takes you back to a time once forgot, but with the modern amenities that one would expect in a modern hotel. The monkey keyring and ducks in the tub are nice touches and make this a very memorable place to stay.

      Not only shabby but lacked housekeeping


      It may have been a great hotel once but its day has passed. Our carpet was faded, our drapes were off their hooks,and our pillowcases were too small for our dirty, torn pillows. Too make matters worse our mini bar contained left over food and medicine from the last occupant. We were given only one towel-very sloppy house keeping in a shabby environment. Expensive and a big disappointment. Avoid at all costs.

      The rock hotel


      the taxi driver taking us from the airport to the rock hotel declared it was the best hotel in gibralta. it's location was stunning. below was the botanical gardens then the sea, above the top of the rock where the monkeys live. from our room we could see morocco quite clearly to the left and spain infront and to the right, and in between the vast array of ships and boats. these views could also be seen from the restaurant where a beautiful sunset could be enjoyed during the evening meal. the rooms themselves were okay but of dated decor.there were complimentary bathrobes, toiletries, sherry and brandy in small decanters next to the coffee making facilities, which included filter coffee and a cafetiere, free mints near the bed and the famous rubber ducks in the bathroom. all things to help you enjoy your stay. the staff were all friendly and very helpful, particularly the pool staff. the only improvement needed would be the removal of the bidet from the bathrooms to create more space and a redecoration to freshen up the rooms. we really enjoyed our relaxing stay!

      Memorable visit


      a magnificent english colonial style hotel with a choice of dinner venues and an excellent leisure facility.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Rock Hotel Gibraltar

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

      Travel Blogs from Gibraltar

      We have arrived

      A travel blog entry by derrick241 on Nov 05, 2014

      9 comments, 6 photos

      4 November

      We all met up at Gatwick, all very sleepy looking, awe had to wait for a couple of late comers, but Natalie was there to welcome us all, along with any last minute instructions

      I had to take a pass port for the driver, it seemed quicker than posting it

      Well the flight was pretty much the same as any other flight, but it was only a 2˝ hour flight, so it was just a case ...

      Setting Sail!

      A travel blog entry by wingedwords on Nov 04, 2014

      3 photos

      Soundtrack: Berlin by Ry X

      Come down love
      Berlin in the cold
      All that fighting, all that snow

      Sober nights
      and Byron on my mind
      Tell me I'm not going home
      and I'll stop waiting by the phone

      Bedroom floor
      and silence in my blood
      Sorry, love, I'm running home
      I'm a child of sun and the stars I love.

      I ...

      Day 29: Attack of the agressive monkeys

      A travel blog entry by johnnyandamber on Nov 15, 2013

      5 comments, 12 photos

      ... stairs and into the fort. The monkey was at our backs the whole time. I was scared that every time we entered a new room a new monkey would be waiting.

      Guess what?, turns out the monkey did have friends and they met us once we were outside the fort (which I guess is a better alternative than a surprise attack inside). There were four monkeys in total now. They had surrounded us. They were above us on the walls and everywhere. They moved so quickly ...


      A travel blog entry by cliffordwakeman on Aug 15, 2013

      22 photos

      ... amazing sunset, the pictures will do the talking on this but seeing dozens of those structures along the entire skyline harnessing all that natural energy was incredible.
      Even if they do sell the power to Morocco across the strait.
      Dinner again with friends of Marcus which was brilliant, then home to bed as we left for the airport at 9am the next morning.

      This was one of the best trips of my life, i did not want to leave and can not wait to return...

      Longest Day Ever: Lisbon to Fes

      A travel blog entry by sam.eric_global on Oct 18, 2012

      4 photos

      ... where we will have to return for our return ferry) and to call him so he can show us around.

      3:10pm Thurs: Walk towards the supposed restaurant. Again with all our luggage. Are not sure on the directions as he sort of gestured in the general direction and had said both “maybe 10 minutes” and “maybe 30 minutes” in the course of ...

      Traveler Photos Rock Hotel Gibraltar

      Ominous land formation of Gibraltar
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      Gibraltar, United Kingdom