O'Callaghan Eliott Hotel
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Chris isn’t feeling too well this morning so it’s just me and Ryan… and The Rock. We walk over to the cable car to go up but they aren’t open yet so we explore the Botanical Gardens to kill some time. We get on the first car up and have the top to ourselves. Not even any monkeys yet. By the time we make our way over to the …
After we bid goodbye to Ahmed and Abdul, we head for an early morning ferry ride and we are across the Straits and in Spain. We met the driver from the hotel right outside the customs door and off we go to Gibraltar. Ah, not so fast. Well, the trip over to the border is fast but not the crossing. Because of “political issues”, cars …
... live here. Such is the conviction behind this legend, that when the Apes looked to be dying out during the War, Churchill bought in ape reinforcements from North Africa. Today there are about 60 apes roaming the reserve. Entry fees paid by tourists and local taxes provide funding to care for the apes. I believe the apes are vaccinated and first thing in the morning, they are provided with some fruit and vegetables at certain feeding areas. The fine for people feeding an ...
... next port over, and we found the crew in the local cafe on the way. I somehow recognised Captain Steve through a clouded window.
Sitting down everyone was tired following their 6 day sail to la linea. I spied the best hamburger for a long time. Cheese, bacon, salad and egg with chips and super sized, HAMBURGUESSA! A great end to a great day, and finally we were on a boat, yeah! But with no electrics and time to wait for insurance and fixes. What would this ...
... island and proceeded on a fun toy train towards the 250 steps that take you to the Elephanta caves. The caves were carved from the rock between the 5th and 8th century and are dedicated to the god Shiva. They were discovered by the Portuguese as there was a huge carved elephant at the front of the caves and the island was then known as Elephanta Island. I have to say we were blown away by them. I expected some small carvings in niches, but this was a huge atrium supported by ...
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Have just returned from a stay here. The scaffolding and mesh are still there. The area around the swiming pool could do with a makeover. Thought this a bit pricey at £150 per night, room only. Bar staff really friendly.margaret turner
Have wanted to stay at this hotel for ages - it is an expensive hotel but as it was a special birthday for my husband we decided it was worth it! We were very disappointed. The rooms are more like 2 star, peeling wallpaper, grotty bathroom etc. We arrived on Saturday evening, by Monday morning the builders returned and drilling was right over our heads! I rang reception to ask them to change our room so that they could hear what we could in our room!! They did change our room to the opposite end of the hotel on a lower floor but still it was a poor room. The staff are friendly the prices are high (especially in the rooftop restaurant) and it is certainly not worth 4 stars.
This is our third visit to Gibraltar and we are enthralled with the people, the place and the lifestyle. It was the first time that we have stayed at the Elliot and we got a great deal through Airmiles. Although there was a good deal of refurbishment going on there was little disruption to the guests. The refurbishment of the rooms is needed but it didn't detract from our break. I would not have been too impressed if we would have had to pay full price during the refurbishments.
I cant see why anyone has a bad word to say, i have been to gibraltar about 6 or 7 times and the one time i stayed in the eliott was the best by far, i would reconmend this to anyone who is staying in gibraltar.
My wife and I have just returned from Gibraltar and spent an enjoyable few days staying at the Eliott. Before we went we read the reviews posted on this hotel and have to say that some people appear to look for things to moan about. OK, so our room was "tired" from the decor point of view, but it was clean and relatively spacious and we saw absolutely none of the staff impoliteness one of your other reviewers complained about. On the contrary, everybody was extremely friendly and very helpful. The breakfasts were far superior to those we have previously had at The Rock and the meals in the brasserie were excellent, in choice, standard and price.
We booked our room from their website.
The room itself was similar to a UK Travel Inn room (though the Elliot rooms cost more).
We asked for a Sea View room which they accomodated for us.
Sky TV is in the rooms and also in the downstairs Bar.
Breakfast was a buffet with loads of cold food (cereals/juice/bread) and whatnot on one table, and cooked food (eggs/bacon/etc.) on another.
There is a mini gym on the upper floor - not too much in there though. There is also a swimming pool and sunning area on the roof which is nice when the sun is shining.
The staff seemed friendly and helpful.
Genarally accomodation in Gibralter is on the pricey side but this place takes the biscuit, I'd have been disappointed even if I'd paid half as much. This is not a quality hotel.
I stayed here on July 29 2004. We checked in late afternoon and only one room was ready, the check-in staff were efficient, if inattentive, and the rooms bland.
The views from the balconies are good, but if you are looking out late at night expect a reprimand from the night manager, who, after strolling around the car park for fifteen minutes started bellowing up at me to go back to bed. I kid you not.
If I'd booked for more than one night I'd have cancelled and gone elsewhere, as while the other hotels in Gib may be of a similar price, I don't believe they can possibly be this poor.
I have stayed in the Elliot twice and both visits have been excellent.
The staff have been very helpfull, and the food is good. (better breakfast than the Rock!) The rooms are a good size and very clean. The roof-top pool and bar have stunning views all around. Another plus point is the location, just 100yds off Main Street. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel!
Hotel trading on over-rated reputation
This hotel was disappointing. Its literature describes it as a luxury hotel but our room was scruffy and the replacement on which we insisted was barely 3* on European standards. Staff did not appear to work as a team and barely smiled. Breakfast was run by staff who came in in their outer coats. We spoke with the young Irish manager who was keen to tell us about her problems. The hotel's main advantage is its location off the main shopping street. However we would not rush back to stay there. Gibraltar as a whole is looking a bit dated and run down by comparison with the thrusting town of La Linea just across the frontier in Spain. The political uncertainty surrounding Gibraltar appears to be discouraging investment in Gibraltar's infrastructure.