Most famous for its ‘Rock’, Gibraltar is a tiny piece of British soil on the southernmost tip of Spain. A favourite stop off for holidaymakers on their way to or from the Costa del Sol, this small territory has an interesting history that lends much to its appeal. For such a small piece of land, there is plenty to do and see in Gibraltar. The selection of hotels at Gibraltar is perhaps not as large as at some of the nearby resorts along the Costa del Sol, although lovers of luxury are sure to be satisfied with the world class options. Popular areas to stay include in the town centre, near Main Street, Governor’s parade and Casemates Square, while there is also accommodation located outside of Gibraltar’s historic city walls.
Read our guide to the best luxury hotels in the Costa Del Sol
By far the best way to experience the intense natural beauty of Gibratar is from the water and this seven-deck, 465ft static cruise ship provides guests with plenty of luxury as well as stunning island views. Combining the vibrant vibe of a cruise ship with the elegance of a luxury hotel, the Sunborn Gibraltar (read Andrew’s review of the Sunborn Gibraltar) is a truly unique place to stay. Guests will want to make sure that they secure one of the six Superyacht Penthouse Suites or two Superyacht Apartment Suites, where they will be treated to the best that luxury living has to offer such as bathrooms set with marble and gold mosaics.
The Rock Hotel
Playing host to many of the rich and famous that grace Gibraltar since it opened its doors in 1932, The Rock Hotel is an effortlessly elegant establishment that boasts plenty of colonial charm. The hotel is set on the west face of Gibraltar and guests are treated to stunning views across the Strait to Africa from their huge balconies and large picture windows. The large outdoor swimming pool is set in a secret garden that provides guests with plenty of privacy while they lounge and work on their tans while sipping a cool cocktail or two. There are 84 spacious guestrooms in total and guests are treated to plenty of luxurious touches such as large bathtubs.