AC Hotel La Linea by Marriott4.0 out of 5.0
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This Marriott hotel is probably the best you can get in La Linea or that close to Gibraltar. The service was excellent, staff very helpful and friendly (also for breakfast) and views from the room unbeatable (and included in the price....). The slight minus is the upgrade they are doing now. Little discomfort you will have to live with as the improvements will add value but not price. Tip: park your car either inside or on the square in front of the hotel and avoid breakfast between 7am and 8am. Due to the renovations, temporarily breakfast in room 110 but doable and nice views (see pics). Will come back for sure.
The AC Hotel La Linea, is probably one of the finer choices available in this area and specially with some attractive rates. Nothing fancy but a solid 3 star product just in the second row of the sea promenade with a outdoor pool, in a quiet, not so fortunate residential area, about 1 km from the City center of La Linea de la Conception and 2 km to the Boarder and Airport of Gibraltar. (15-20 min walking time, if you wanna leave the car at or near the Hotel. Parking avbl. @ €9.- 24/h or free street parking) This 4 floor hotel offers different rooms, some of them with balconies and even from the upper floors with sea/the rock views. They have a large build in closet, work desk, minibar, chair and table and rather small flatscreen TV with some international channels, AC, but no safe. The bathroom has a tub, glass sink, toilet and bidet. Breakfast is available in the ground floor breakfast room with a nice and fresh choice of the traditional Spanish breakfast selection and nice Nespresso coffee.
We had a pleasant enough stay in this hotel. The room was clean and modern and the bathroom was nice. However, I was surprised that it has been awarded four star - I felt I was in a 3*. Ther is no safe in the bedroom and the hotel information booklet is generic to AC Hotels not this particular hotel. In fact some information about the local area would be useful - a map, info about shop opening hours, the nearest pharmacy, bus information, local attractions etc. The hotel information is also lacking - We had to ask where the gym is and could not find any information about the evening meal - times, menu etc so chose to eat out at night. The buffet breakfast is continental apart from some scrambled eggs that I never saw refreshed. My husband would have loved some bacon. We had a pleasant enough stay but I feel the hotel could easily make these few improvements.
As I would expect from a Marriott property, the AC Hotel in La Linea de la Concepcion is a solid property. I spent two nights there as a jump-off point for visiting Gibraltar. In short, I didn't want to pay the much higher rates within Gibraltar itself, and I was glad that I chose the AC Hotel instead. Granted, the hotel is in a slightly odd location: it sits a block off the main waterfront road in a residential area. But from the hotel to the Gibraltar border control it was a leisurely 30 minute stroll, so I didn't mind. My room was spacious, tastefully decorated, very clean, quiet, and comfortable. I ate in the hotel restaurant for dinner and I had breakfast there as well. The dinner was delicious and affordably priced. The continental breakfast buffet, although not that large, was fresh and perfectly adequate. I also ordered room service on my second night; it arrived promptly and it was quite tasty. The club sandwich was probably the best one I have ever had. I will leave two tips for future guests" First, there are no irons or ironing boards in the rooms. But if you wish, you can ask at the front desk and they will send one to you. Second, the hotel is not at all waking distance from the nearest train station (San Roque-La Linea). However, I was able to get a train to Algeciras, where there is a bus terminal right across the traffic circle from the train station. The M-120 bus from Algeciras to La Linea runs regularly and once in La Linea the bus stops very close to the hotel. In short, for those who are not driving, it is entirely possible to get to/from this hotel via public transportation.
The hotel itself is not bad. Room was decent and in a good position to walk to Gibraltar. The only problem was the air conditioner. The AC was barely blowing cool air and we had the fan on full power. I went down to the front desk to tell them the problem. The woman at the desk told me that that's the way it is at the hotel and the AC was the same in all the rooms. Needless to say, it was a restless night of sleeping for the two nights we stayed there. Slept with the windows open which helped a little. Next time we will stay in Gibraltar and pay more for what we get.
Great views to Gibraltar, helpful service, room with balcony overlooking sea (across road). Shower squirts on toilet seat. Needs soundproofing from talking in other rooms. Convenient underground parking for a cost (9E per night), or on the street if available. Easy taxi ride to border; neighborhood fine for a border town, just a bit rundown. Breakfast 11 E per person. Would question the four star rating and beach front advertised but had no issues with our stay here.
My room was spacious and looked out onto the ocean with a tiny terrace. However it looked like the workmanship on the property was not well done. There were small gaps in the wood flooring, and the carpet squares in the elevator were coming undone. The staff was pleasant, though an area which could have been a coffee bar, was unstaffed, despite a sign which said that coffee was available until 7 PM. They do have free wifi, but breakfast is not included. The concierge allowed me to leave my suitcase there for 4 days while I went to Morocco and made a reservation for me at the AC hotel in Algeciras on my return. That was quite helpful.
This hotel offers excellent value for the more than reasonable tariff. Our accommodation was clean, comfortable and well maintained with views to the Rock of Gibraltar from a small balcony. We were able to walk across the border to Gibraltar in around 20 minutes with the added novelty of traversing the runway of the airport. The front desk staff were amazing and assisted us on a number of occasions. One small drawback was we didn’t have the convenience of an in room safe.
I booked this hotel last minute as we had spent the week driving through the west of Spain and seeing as our flight was leaving early on a Tuesday from Gibraltar decided it would be nice to stop and take a look around. The hotel is typical marriott, sparse but very clean. Minimum decoration. The double was 2 single beds pushed together, not a problem to us, could be to some. The room was large and had a small verandah (we were on 4th floor at front of hotel) with a lovely view of the bay opposite and the Rock of Gibraltar itself. The receptionists were very pleasant in the small dealings we had with them. La Linea where the hotel is based is not a wonderful looking place but if you go into the middle of the town, in the day you will see all the shops and in the evening the place comes alive with on-street seating in bars coffee shops and restaurants - typical spanish squares for meeting and chatting. Gibraltar is about a 20 minute walk away (to the border) and then after going through customs you can either catch a bus cheap enough into town or walk (an experience not to be missed as you walk over the main runway). We slept well in the hotel, the odd noise from another resident but nothing major. We did not have breakfast in the hotel, it was 11 euro and looked a bit sparse to be honest so we walked into La Linea centre and sat at a cafe there, much cheaper and worth the experience. Would we stay here again - yes, as long as the price remains ok
The hotel is very good, when visiting, Gibraltar and wish to stay in the Spain territory. It is 10 min pleasant walk to the border. The hotel has all the things needed, the hotel room was spacious and very clean. It also has a pool and gym and a restaurant. Food was good although the choice was limited. It had a variety of delicious food in the breakfast. The staff is very helpful, especially the night receptionist who always had a smile and a small conversation. The area that surrounds it is not a high class area, but it is safe, and it is close to the border.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
- Health club
Within a short walk of Playa Llanito, AC Hotel La Linea by Marriott is within 2 miles (3 km) of Victoria Stadium. This 82-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Casemates Square and Rock of Gibraltar are also nearby.
For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with bite a the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.
The 82 rooms are air-conditioned and have minibars and desks. Plasma TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding.
Guests of AC Hotel La Linea by Marriott have access to an outdoor pool, a health club, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is EUR 9 per day, or you can take advantage of the shuttle from the hotel to the airport for EUR 5.00 per vehicle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a meeting room, a business center, and a seasonal outdoor pool.
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74% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 698 reviews