Gibraltar sits on the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula, and although it’s geographically a part of Spain, it’s officially a British overseas territory. It also features a wealth of mysterious caves and tunnels for curious travellers, and low-cost hotels for tourists on a budget Gibraltar holiday.
Queen’s Hotel is a family-run hotel just outside Gibraltar’s city walls. It provides guests with picturesque views overlooking the Alameda Grand Parade, the Rock, and the coast of Africa. Families can book adjoining rooms here, equipped with satellite television, direct-dial phones, and balconies or sun terrace (some with views of the sea). Relax in the spacious and comfortable lounge, chill out with some drinks at the bar, or warm up and enjoy spectacular views from the sun terrace. This “Gibraltar’s best-priced hotel” offers other excellent services at competitive prices: parking space, taxi service, babysitting (upon request), complimentary breakfast, Internet, fax, and photocopying services.
Cannon Hotel is another family-run hotel that caters to travellers on a budget. This attractive 18-room hotel dates back to the 1800s, but was refurbished and reopened in 1995. The hotel rooms have light wooden floors and pine furniture; some have private bathrooms and offer views overlooking the street outside. An English breakfast is included in the hotel’s affordable rates. Guests can dine in the bar-restaurant or enjoy drinks in the open-air patio. Within walking distance are Gibraltar’s shopping centre and an array of bars and restaurants.
A low-cost hotel offering “comfort, hospitality, and service in every town,” Bristol Hotel features 60 well-kept rooms and a subtropical garden with a swimming pool and snack bar. It exudes a striking colonial style, with hints of luxury that contradict its low prices. Rooms are fully carpeted, with satellite television, AM/FM radio, and mini bar. Guests can enjoy morning meals in the beautiful, marble-floored breakfast room overlooking the pool and garden. A continental breakfast consisting of a choice of cereals, toast, croissant, jam, marmalade, fruit juices, tea, or coffee is provided.
Other low-cost Gibraltar hotels are Continental Hotel, Herald Travel Apartments, and Governor’s Inn Apartments.