Built by the Marquess of Bute John Crichton-Stuart in 1932, the Rock Hotel has been the most historic luxury hotel in Gibraltar since 1932. Following a complete renovation, it has improved its colonial heritage and artistic decor style with all the modern comforts that our most demanding guests expect from The Rock - an icon of hospitality and first-class service. The elegant and sophisticated atmosphere of the hotel is unique and the attention to detail personalized according to none.
Each of the 94 rooms and suites offers breathtaking views of the African coast and Gibraltar harbor, enjoying the beautiful seascapes of the crowded bay and idyllic sunsets. The hotel is full of history in every corner and the Wall of Fame contains an incredible timeline that includes royalty, world leaders, artists and movie stars. We can mention in particular Sir Winston Churchill
, David Cameron, John Major, Charles, Prince of Wales, Haile Selassie, Alec Guinness and Sean Connery, as well as John Lennon and Yoko Ono who, when they were married in Gibraltar, chose this world-class hotel.
Rooms with sea-view balconies or luxury hotel suites with large private terraces allow you to admire magnificent views while you savor a cocktail or a glass of wine.
The Rock Hotel has the best location to stay in Gibraltar. It is nestled between the Upper Rock Nature Reserve and overlooks the Botanical Gardens. The hotel has the largest outdoor pool in Gibraltar where you can enjoy the sun after a day of shopping or sightseeing.
The catering is entrusted to Alfred Rodriguez and his team, who with his creations offers an exclusive and refined cuisine in one of the best restaurants in Gibraltar with its splendid Wisteria Terrace and the modern Mediterranean cuisine with which emphasizes the freshness and the dishes cooked at perfection like the famous prawns with saffron sauce or the freshly made Moroccan pastila. The menu of the house changes every day following the rhythm of the seasons to offer fresh and genuine ingredients, reflecting the great culinary heritage of Gibraltar with the flavors of Morocco, Spain and, of course, the best of British cuisine.
There is nothing more typically British than the Afternoon Tea at The Rock Hotel in Gibraltar and this is one of the most delightful places to experience tradition to the fullest. Served daily in our elegant Lounge Bar with a selection of Earl Gray, English breakfast and Darjeeling and other fruit and herbal teas by Ahmad Teas from London, drawing on four generations of experience in mixing and tasting tea. With meticulously prepared sandwiches, homemade cakes and muffins cooked on the day they are served to make sure they are as fresh as possible.
With its comfortable surroundings that combine modern comfort with colonial splendor, the restaurant and lounge bar are the places where visitors can enjoy their lunch or dinner or simply relax with a cozy gin and tonic.
In addition to the outside we find the Moroccan-style marquee, located in the hotel park near the pool, perfect for banquets for themed dinners and special gala or luxury wedding receptions with outdoor cocktails and bars. open on the pool deck.