We chose this place during our visit to Gibraltar, arriving from Jerez by bus and then going back up North by train. This location grants effortless access to both modes of transportation, because the hotel sits on top of the bus terminal, and the train station is literally across the street. Both stations are small and easy to navigate, and the area is mostly residential and pretty quiet.
It is much easier to take a city bus to La Linea / Gibraltar from the bus station downstairs than to haul luggage to and from La Linea or Gibraltar while trying to time the connecting bus service. And if you are planning to take a train anywhere else in Spain, you're going to end up connecting at this train station anyways. The bus to La Linea takes about 40 minutes. Algeciras and La Linea are the final stops, impossible to miss.
Both the room and the bathroom were very spacious and clean. Possible to see the Rock of Gibraltar from the balcony.
That being said, it appears that this hotel may have known better days, and a four-star rating may not be entirely accurate at this point. Currently, they've got limited toiletries, for example a single bar of soap the size of a matchbox, but much thinner than an actual matchbox. Plus some shampoos, that's it. The mini fridge is empty and appears to be off, and a lone plastic cup is the only available drinking vessel.
A bedside lamp provided the only source of light in the room itself. The other bulb was dead. The toilet wax ring must have been leaking, because there was a slow thin stream of water trickling from underneath the toilet all the way down to a drain in the center of our bathroom floor.
Only 3 very cheap and flimsy plastic hangers in the wardrobe, each looking like it's been abused to such a degree that we've opted out not to use them.
But all in all, this is a very convenient location from a traveler's logistics standpoint. It is also well priced, and the breakfast buffet selection is adequate.
Given somewhat limited lodging choices in Algeciras, we would probably stay here again.
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