Rock Hotel Gibraltar
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Breakfast Available
- Banquet room
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.
THE ROCK IS TOPS!
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.
IT WAS DIRTY THE FOOD WAS AWFUL
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!
a magnificent english colonial style hotel with a choice of dinner venues and an excellent leisure facility.
TripAdvisor Reviews Rock Hotel Gibraltar
Travel Blogs from Gibraltar
... minibus tour. The Rock is steep and, in places, we were clambering hand over foot to reach vantage points which allowed gorgeous views over the harbour.
It also became quickly apparent that the zoom lens was going to be of no use to me. The apes are not shy, not in the slightest and they happily sat within touching distance (often closer!!) which allowed for some cracking photographs to be taken. David was watching me take one photograph when ...
... the two hundred other kids in the family pool....tough cheese! They all left after that and loads of adults, mostly quite elderly, got in and thanked me too. But it should not be down to me! Princess ought to be on top of it and not make me seem like the villain.
Anywayyyyyyyyy.....the rude man gave me a thought.... what is this sanctuary pool he was rattling on about?! So we went and took a look... The Sanctuary is an adult only ...
... way, I would still love to track down and buy). The player could pull levers or push buttons and astonishing things would happen. Secret doors would open and cups of tea or pot plants would pop out. It was really very good and the piano player was excellent.
Needless to say we did not get very far with our walk, and Min and I soon gave up and went back to our room. Elaine and David carried on, wandered the shops and even took in a ...
... we were immediately greeted by clean, well-lit streets, complete sidewalks, and beautiful oceanfront views. In Morocco, the amount of trash on the streets and the dirt paths along the roads that we walk have become normal for us, so this sudden change was a bit shocking. We drove into the main part of town and found our hostel, Hostel Plaza Ruiz, and checked in. Our hostel was right in the middle of the main shopping district in town, and was an incredibly nice place to stay for ...
... use coloured twirly pasta. Andy decides this is a good time to call Olivers catering ordering skills to question. Ends in shouting swearing match where upon I tell them both to F off and leave boat. Have nice beer ashore at organic hippy type place. Go back and watch movie on computer and bed.
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