Caleta Hotel

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Caleta Hotel

, Gibraltar
4 star

Rooms: 160

Sir Herbert Miles Rd, Catalan Bay - Gibraltar - Gibraltar Hotel Website | | 76501
195 Traveller

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4/10
Not 4 star
Submitted by: Liz in 29/10/06
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
The management of the Caleta are needing to have a serious look at the condition of the bedrooms in this hotel. The CENTRAL HEATING!! is a noisy ceiling fan. We made some crumbs on the floor and they were there 3 days later. Not what we expected from a 4 star hotel. We won't be back!
10/10
Totally BRILLIANT!!!!
Submitted by: Jackie in 20/10/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
I think the title says it all. If I could rate it higher than 10 I would've.
3/10
Noisy and no air con
Submitted by: Jeff Stevens in 02/08/06
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
Not a very nice experience, room had no air con just a fan. Had to have window open and very noisy. Cabs were difficult to get the following morning. Only stay here if your desperate and cant get booked in at a hotel in town.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Caleta Hotel

Bueno

from rockscorpion
My wife and I returned yesterday from an 8 day stay at the Caleta. We had a sea view balcony room which we recommend. Food was very good and the hotel staff very friendly, efficient and very helpful. We have stayed in other hotels on the Rock and the Caleta offered very good value for money. We shall use the Caleta again on our next visit.

Dont worry about the hotel being on the "wrong side" of the Rock. Taxis are reasonably priced and there is an excellent and frequent bus service from about 7 am to 9 pm. Get an all day ticket and you can travel on any route as often as you like each day. Cost 80 pence for pensioners and I think £1.50 for non pensioners.

Terrific Gibraltar

from A TripAdvisor Member
We found the Caleta a very pleasant hotel, with excellent staff from reception to Francisco the life gaurd. Although recently refurbished our view from our balcony was spoilt by an adjoining lower roof area that was obviously never cleaned. Also the terrace area walls though painted white were also never cleaned & therefore covered in bird excrement! A simple job that would make such a difference. That apart we felt the hotel was in good order, with the pool and its surrounding area to be redesigned and refurbished this Autumn we shall look forward to returning.

Holiday haven

from bonnagg
I stayed at the Caleta with my my basketball team during a recent tournament. The hotel was ideal. On the other side of the rock from the town, which meant a calm and peaceful enviroment, but close enough, £5 in a taxi or a half hour walk to the centre of town. Casemates square was the place to be at night and the main shopping street was lovely with lots of duty free bargains. The hotel itself was perfect. Our room was large with two bedrooms and a triple balcony facing the rock. A little shabby in parts, but perfectly adequate. The sea facing rooms were much smaller with only one bedroom but obviously renovated to a high standard with beautiful views out to sea. The public bar was light and airy with a gorgeous terrace with sea views and the pool area overlooked the small beach. The pool area itself was very tired and needed some attention, but a beautiful, relaxing suntrap, away from the hub. All in all, we had a great stay in 'Gib' and would not hesitate to go back to the Caleta hotel. One warning. Beware of the monkeys. They are not frightened of humans and will pinch anything edible out of your hand. ( They even pinched our underwear off our washing line on the balcony!!!!!)

Excellent Customer Service

from Keving18
I stayed at the Caleta for the 2nd time, on 19th July 2005 for 3 nights. If you read my previous review, I was given an incorrect room on my last visit (which they changed once I complained), but this time, via the hotel's online booking form, I stipulated what room I requested - it helps if you have been there before, as you get to know the best room numbers! - and once I arrived, they put me in the room that I requested. I was given excellent customer service at all times.
Ive added a picture of the view from many of the hotel room balconies. Please also browse through my other photo's of the Caleta.
The rooms have been totally refurbished, even the televisions in the rooms are plasma's.
The rooms are let on mainly a room only basis, but the hotel does offer breakfast in the breakfast room. The food on offer is very nice, and buffet style, ranging from fruit salads, cold meats, rolls and croissants to cooked breakfasts. A bit pricey at £8.99 per person, but you can help yourself to as much as you want, and go back for a refill as many times as you want.
Its also worth knowing that you can also get a good breakfast at numerous cafe's on Main Street for around £3.99.
We have hired a car on each visit to Gibraltar, and I would recommend hiring a car if you are going to stay at this hotel, as it is on the "other side" of the rock to Main Street and all of the attractions. Ive been told via other guests that taxi's can cost from £5 upwards from the Caleta, depending on the time of day you book it.
Please drop me an Email, if you'd like any more information/photos of this hotel, or on Gibraltar in general.

staff

from A TripAdvisor Member
This is my second visit to Caleta hotel different side of hotel this time if you can get sea view room much better, Food very nice & affordable town square only a 5 minute ride in taxi cost about £5.00 where you will find many more fine bars and resturants offering food at afforable prices. Staff at hotel very helpful and friendly.

You pays your money, you takes your choice

from munkypete
The hotel is situated on the wrong side of the rock. It is out on its own and either you need to walk or get a cab to the main town (cabs are not expensive).

The hotel is large could be superb, however it needs some work doing to it. We booked a last minute cheap deal and for the price paid it was acceptable. Had I paid the hotel prices I would not have been happy.

Our room was basic and "tatty", the carpet had seen batter days, the curtains were not correctly in the track, furniture was battered. Room was cold but a heater was provided. The balcony was dirty and in need of repair.

The pool area has sun loungers and stairs down to the beach (which isnt very nice). The stairs and pool area were in a very poor condition.

On the positive side, the staff were friendly, and we used a complimentary changing room, after checking out on departure day. The room we used was beautiful. Clearly recently refurbished, it was large, spotless and very well appointed.

Please note as a general point on Gibraltar, its closed on Sundays!

Super location

from john9159
I stayed at the Caleta (4 star) in Nov 2003 on a 4 night trip to Gibraltar. The Caleta is a nice hotel where you can have either a Rock view room or for a bit extra, a view of the Meditteranean Sea as I had. The room had clean carpets, a telephone, decent furniture, a balcony, television, electric kettle with cups, coffe, tea and milk thrown in, althought the lead was too short so had it on the floor. All rooms have a bathroom with shower facility. It was very quiet with solid walls so you do not hear any sounds from adjacent rooms. Breakfast is pretty good with a wide choice on offer; croissant, cake, toast, cereals, tea, coffee, fruit juice, Danish pastry etc etc.
It is located on the Catalan Bay with a small beach; very little on this side of Gibraltar which makes it so quiet.
The hotel restaurant Nuno's is expensive but on the beach behind the hotel is the Sea Wave, lots to eat and worth a visit.
Walking from the Caleta there are a few shabby sights such as builders yards and what looks like a graveyard for abandoned cars. This really spoils Gibraltar as more could be done to clean up the coastal areas.
I travelled alone and made the most of the trip by going on an arranged tour of Gibraltar with Blands which shows you the Upper Rock, a tour of the inside of the Rock and varoius locations around Gib. I also went to Tangier with Bland but was disappointed as we were taken to a herbalist and carpet sellers and harassed awfully to buy there wretched products. Gibraltar is a funny place made up of all the old buildings of England crammed on one small penninsula. It's ok for curiosity value and for elderly people who want a no-nonsense holiday where you can speak English and use English currency. A very sleepy place with not much to offer the tourist. If you are in Spain then nip acroos by car for a day. Good hotels are expensive as is eating out.
Tax free shopping is a bonus but be wary of buying expensive items such as digital cameras as you can't go back to replace it if it goes wrong! Cigarettes are very cheap at less than £9.00 for 200 but remember that you can officially only bring back 200 but you should be ok with 1000 as long as you don't attract any attention.
Not much trouble with robbery etc in fact there is so little goes on that the news reports actually list each "crime" individually.

Very comfortable

from Coolblade
Stayed here in February 2005 for three nights. Late check in went very smoothly. The room was well decorated with great views of the med. Only drawback is slightly unusual location on east side of the rock - meaning a 30 minute walk into town. However taxis were plentiful - even at 4am.

Great

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I are dueto go to Gibraltar in July of this year, our fourth trip, three of these at the Caleta Palace on a B&B basis. We cannot speak highly enough of this hotel (hence our return). The breakfast is always fantastic, the staff cannot do enough for you, and they are always polite and extremely helpful. Each time we have visited there have been lots of changes, all for the better and the refurbishment programme has certainly increased the pleasure of staying at the hotel. I'm sure I'll be able to tick excellent afer this trip.

Run down and has seen better days

from trolleydolly
This hotel was not cheap , and I was very disappointed with the standards. My daughters room , overlooking the sea had a very smelly bathroom and very shabby furniture and complaing to the rather snotty receptionist did not bring any joy. The gentleman on reception I have to say was charm itself and very helpful bit still could not change the room. Dont wander around the back of the hotel , it is falling down and the old garden areas full of junk. It seems a shame because it was obviously rather grand in its heyday.
Getting a taxi to the town was cheap but other hotel guests jumped the queues. Not the hotels fault I agree.
Its Italian restuarant was poor ,kept waiting for food and then finding it uncooked or the wrong order. Do go to the Australian run restuarant in Casemates Square its fab.Sorry cannot remember the name but you will recognise it cos its the busiest there in the evening. Do remember to book
The pool area was terrible , all crumbling walls and it appeared to be carpeted with astro turf, very strange! Gibraltar was great but do save a packet and stay in the Bristol Hotel , which although is also rather in need of an update has fantastic staff and the cheapest bar in europe and its rooms are extremely clean ( but do not like carpets in bathrooms)

Top Local Tips for Gibraltar

Be carefull At the moment there are lots of 'Beautification' works being carried out in Gib, they also don't have a concept of health and safety for themselves or the public! So use a lot of commonsense when passing the cranes, building sites etc.

Have an open mind Gibraltar is not, and has never sold itself as a holiday resort. Therefore, turn up and expect buzzing nightlife and glitzy surroundings and you will be disappointed. Gibraltar is a working town, and certainly has its slightly shabbier areas, but then what town does not? Look past this however and you will discover a richness in culture, character, history and flavour that will astound you. Where else in the world do Christians, Muslims, Jews and Hindus live together in close proximity and perfect harmony? The shared culture of the Genoise roots, blended with African, British and Spanish makes Gibraltar and it's people the most rewarding place to visit. Have an open mind and I promise you that you will leave wanting more!

Check if there's a concert in the Cave They hold concerts occasionally in a hollowed out St. Michaels' cave literally within the bowels of The Rock. Would be a truly amazing experience, so look out for it when you arrive.

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  • Address: Sir Herbert Miles Rd, Catalan Bay - Gibraltar - Gibraltar
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