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AC Hotel La Linea by Marriott

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I was a little concerned when this place was suggested as it wasn’t a high room rate at all. Facilities are good and clean, no problems. Easy (walkable) access to Gibraltar and the airport. Numerous places to at well within walking distance.

I stayed in this hotel to visit Gibraltar. The Hotel is fine, nothing exciting. It is a bit old but it is under renovation. It is clean and the rooms are spacious. Very friendly staff at the reception.

For all intents and purpose, this is a fine hotel. The staff is nice, the property is clean, the rooms are large, etc. It's really a nice place. However, we had two BIG problems with it: 1. WiFi - or rather, the lack of. We paid for a "super superior deluxe" room, only to find that there was almost NO WiFi signal in the room. Only to find more that there was almost NO WiFi signal most places in the hotel. In today's day and age, this is ABSOLUTELY NO OK. Worse, the staff didn't care. Unfortunately, for me, we were UNABLE to complete some necessary travel arrangements because of no Internet access. 2. In the bathroom, in front of the toilet, attached to the FLOOR, is a DOOR STOP. It's about 1" wide and 1.5" tall. And it's located in such a place that is right in the way of you walking into the bathroom...like at night when the light is off, and kicking this door stop with your toe. PAINFUL. The fact that the hotel allowed these door stops to be installed is just short of criminal - the manager should be required to kick it with his own toe to see how it feels, and to see just how stupid of a place it is located. Sorry, guys, I easily could have rated you 5 stars. You only get 1--and that's generous. Actually, I think you really owe me a refund of the 91Euros I spent.

We used the hotel as a base for 4 nights while we were visiting Gibraltar for my girlfriends 21st birthday, we booked it because it had the Marriott name so thought the standards would be high. Unfortunately, it fell far below our expectations, while the reception staff were helpful at times everything else needs improvements. We had decided to pay extra for a larger room with a sea view at 85 euros per night, we both wish we hadn’t bothered. While the room was large with plenty of space it wasn’t what I would call a traditional sea view as there is a building in front of it. When we booked directly on the website we stated our preference for a room at the top of the hotel but we go one at the lowest floor possible, I get that is just a preference and not a given but still felt a bit disappointed. When we arrived at the room it looked clean, one first night there was an ant on the bed we removed it thinking it was a one-off. We were sadly mistaken. On the second night, we came back and there was a whole family of ant all over the floor at least 10 of them. I popped down to the reception to ask them to do something and took one of the ants with me to show them, their answer? Here have this bug spray, if they continue we will look at it tomorrow. He also accused me of having food in the food and that’s why they were there. We didn’t. So I went back and sprayed the whole room, no one asked us again so each night as we got in I sprayed the whole room. We asked for towels on the booking form but didn’t get them either so we had to go down to reception to ask them. When the room was cleaned the extra towel was taken away but not replaced so we had to go down yet again. On the first night we were there only two TV channels were working, we didn’t talk to the reception as it was late thankful when we turned it on the next night it was fixed, someone else must have noticed too. Each morning we were woken by toilets flushing from the floors above and people talking and walking around on our floor. We decided to have a meal at the restaurant as we didn’t want to venture into the local area to find a restaurant as it didn’t feel very safe in the area. We entered the restaurant area, a few people were eating but there was no staff around, after waiting a few minutes we went to the reception to see if they had stopped serving (it was 9pm) but he said they are open another hour and a half. He walked into the back area and was shouting at someone and a lady came out seated us and gave us a menu. We both ordered the tagliatelle bolognese, mine was okay but nothing special but my girlfriends were undercooked the pasta was solid and stuck together, we didn’t bother going again just stayed later in Gibraltar and tried the food there. We didn't have any breakfast and the pool was disappointingly closed at 16 degrees the weather was certainly warm enough for us to swim so we have no comments there. A taxi from the border was around 5 euros, if you are travelling from Gibraltar airport cross the border (Frontier) on foot then get a taxi as the taxis in Gibraltar will not (possibly cannot) cross the border. We hired a car for some of the days, it cost us 9 euros per day to park there but each time we wanted to enter we had to get out and go into the hotel as they ignored the buzzer each time. I think if we visit Gibraltar again we will stay in there, we were persuaded by the Marriott name but it didn’t live up to expectations.

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.

Calle de los Caireles, 2 La Linea de la Concepcion Cadiz

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • Health club

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Victoria Stadium, AC Hotel La Linea by Marriott places you within a few miles (5 km) of Casemates Square. This 82-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Rock of Gibraltar and Cathedral of the Holy Trinity are also nearby.


Dining

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.


Rooms

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.


Property features

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 library.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

74.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 707 reviews