Ohtels Campo de Gibraltar
10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Brilliant base for short stay
"We booked our short break with EasyJet to include flights and hotel. (Tip - After landing at Gibraltar, cross the border to get your taxi to the hotel.)
Everthing about the hotel was fantastic - the staff were helpful, we requested and were allocated a room overlooking the rock - the whole hotel was spotlessly clean- the breakfast dining area was beatifully laid out and the choice of food was amazing.
The hotel is well within walking distance of Gibraltar but you will get fed up with having to show your passport every time you cross the border.
The local town centre is worth a visit (There was a street market on when we visited on Tuesday morning)"
- Travel date: Fri 16th of May 2008
Great Location for Crossing into Gibraltar
"The closest you will get in La Linea to cross to Gibraltar. Just a five-minute walk, and you are over the border.
Lovely room - clean, spacious, Guest Services were alright - though I sensed a preference to speaking in Spanish to guests.
Breakfast was OK - not very much hot food to choose from, but lots of breads, juice and fruit.
Would recommend to anyone looking for an upscale place to stay in La Linea for business there or in Gibraltar."
- Travel date: Mon 3rd of March 2008
Good, clean, spacious rooms with fab views
"Have stayed at this hotel 3 times now in the last year, and it's always been a pleasure!
Great value hotel, at Â£49 per night for a double room with breakfast.
Marketed primarily as a 'city hotel', for business, rather than a holiday hotel. There is an outdoor pool, but I'm not sure what other facilities there are. It's not really in a touristy area or resort, but only five mins walk away from Gibraltar itself.
The rooms are extremely spacious, modern, and absolutely spotless, with masses of wardrobe space.
Each room has it's own (sometimes huge) balcony, with table and chairs, so you can sit and admire the great view across to Algeciras, and of course the magificent Rock of Gibraltar. Great also to sit and watch the amazing sunsets over the bay.
Only down side of rooms is we've always ended up with two beds pushed together (and made up as separate beds), rather than a double. The beds aren't joined at all, so one of you ends up falling down the ever increasing gap in the middle as the beds slowly slide apart on the tiled floor. So you've got no chance of cuddling up with your partner! ;-)
I don't know if the hotel actually has any double beds?
Take some earplugs if you are a light sleeper, as all rooms have tiled floors. So if the person upstairs is wearing stilettos, and comes in at 2am click clacking in their heels, you'll know about it!
Bathrooms are great, piles of towels and positively sparkling clean. Plenty of space to store all your lotions and potions.
Some rooms have huge walk in shower, some have bath with shower over.
The size of your room seems to depend on whether you're staying for one night or several. Longer stay means bigger room, and balcony big enough to have a party on.
Breakfast is an all you can eat sort of affair, with literally everything you can think of. Usual things like fruits, cereals, sauages, bacon & eggs, pastries, spanish cold meats, cheeses etc but also some rather more 'unusual' dishes, like peas and carrots, and leeks one morning!
We've always found the reception staff to be polite and helpful, although some speak limited English.
The hotel has a free, underground, secure car park for guests."
- Travel date: Sat 31st of March 2007
Great views of the rock, friendly, and chicken nuggets for breakfast?
"If you like chicken nuggets and chips for breakfast - you've just found the hotel of your dreams.
This hotel is friendly, clean, and reasonable. It's ideally located for trips to Gibraltar and for checking out La Linea (a pretty cool little town with some great tapas bars and a nice vibe)
The room was well appointed, clean, and everything worked. There was a fantastic view of Gibraltar.
One niggle would be the fact there are only two english television channels: national geographic and the neo-Nazi rant fest that is Fox news.
Another niggle is overpriced wireless access - it should be free for guests.
Breakfast... breakfast... it's a comprehesive spread featuring everything from burgers in grease to chicken nuggets to fresh fruit and a continental platter... Can't complain really..
All in all - pretty good. No complaints (apart from indigestion)"
- Travel date: Tue 27th of March 2007
"Off season rates not a great deal. Taxi ride from train station Algeciras 20-25 euros. Pros: Can walk to Gibraltar, well done modern interior, queen bed (not 2 twins pushed together), safe in room, balcony looking over rock of gibraltar beautiful. Cons: far from algeciras so getting to ferry station to morocco NOT convenient, staff not helpful at all, pay for internet.
NOTE for morocco traveling: many ferry companies run from algeciras, but none at the same time. Every now and then, the ferry leaving "next" will not be an express ride taking 45 mins but instead will take 2.5 hrs! Conveniently, the ticket lady failed to tell us this; luckily we realized it before we left port and ran off the ship to get refund.
NOTE for Gibraltar: The Terrace Restaurant markets a prix-fix menu and a nice view. Good location but windows too dirty to see anything and food was horrendous. Save your money."
- Travel date: Wed 7th of March 2007
Best Value to Gibraltar
"Iberostar, by the means of relative comparison, is the best hotel in La Linea (the town that is immediately on the other side of the Gibraltar/Spain border). Remember you are paying in Euros here and not GBP - so the price comparison is immediately obvious. It is your standard, clean, modern hotel. I gave it "Above Average" because it is great compared the alternatives in this part of Spain, but this is definitely not a 4-star hotel in the likes of the bigger cities (Seville, Granada, Madrid). Having said that, they have a great open-breakfast bar for Spanish and English appetites with plenty of cold/hot foods, and your continental choices (fruits, juices, coffee/espresso). If you have a stronger Spanish flavor, there are Spanish churros, jamon (cured ham), and other fixings to make your own "bocadillo" (small sandwich). The rooms are clean, a little sterile without personality. There is a pool, but at the time we stayed, there is no gymn/spa. Finally, Iberostar has internet/Wi-Fi connection - the best is to buy at 24-hour access (you litterally get 24 hours of credit - you can span this over a week if you need to). Parking is accessible with a nominal fee, however, on weekends you can park in front of the hotel without paying the meters (at least we did). Enjoy this part of Spain for its lifestyle and a hope/skip over to Gibraltar for a day or two - you're not here for the hotel experience."
- Travel date: Sun 4th of March 2007
The Cleanest Dump
"This hotel was a last minute layover en route to Tarifa from Malaga. For a four star establishment it was not too expensive at 83 euros for a DBL. The room was so clean that I was more than impressed. We had a nice balcony with a view of the rock and all was well until we turned on the water. The smell of rotten fish was so strong that we didn't dare wash with it. We were on our way to a camp site the next day and laughed at the idea of having to use bottled water to brush our teeth in a 4 star hotel.
The breakfast was another comedic experience. Maggots seemed to delight in the cereal selection and while we strolled past the vast variety of sweaty cheeses and rubbery eggs I realized that we would not be able to eat a single thing. As happy as we were to see a great selection of teas, we knew we couldn't trust the water. I admired the other patrons who must have an iron stomach, because they were heaping their plates.
So, if you don't need running water and are ok with by -passing the free breakfast, it's nice enough for one night."
- Travel date: Sun 1st of October 2006
"Possibly the nicest hotel I have ever stayed at, and one of the cheapest. Our room had a balcony overlooking Gibraltar. Highly recommended."
- Travel date: Fri 22nd of September 2006
"I just want to tell you that this hotel is NOT in Gibraltar but in Spain. Of course it is convenient for Gibraltar and I would suggest that it should be included in the Andalucian hotel pages with the information that it is a short walk to the Gibraltar frontier."
- Travel date: Tue 31st of January 2006
Patagonia Restaurant!!!!!! The best!
"The Hotel was great... we will be back next year for holidays.
Patagonia Restaurant was unvilibable!!! i still feel the taste of that BEEF!"
- Travel date: Sat 7th of January 2006