Yet once again my lovely generous daughter treated me to a short break (5 nights) for my (79th) birthday.It was spent in this lovely apartment and I can only agree with all the other 5* reviews and say that we would recommend this spacious and well furnished apartment without hesitation.The view from the huge balcony is as the photo shows and we never tired of looking at it. The balcony is a sun trap in the mornings and is a lovely place to eat breakfast. The whole complex is maintained to an immaculate standard, buildings and grounds and our apartment likewise and we were so grateful to Ella, as a special favour, had it ready for us by 12 noon as we had a very early morning flight into Gibraltar (just a 30 mins drive away) and did not have a car. The pool which is large, open 11.30am - 6.30pm, possibly different times at different times of year, not sure, is wonderful with a very friendly and helpful attendant. it is unheated but even in mid September it was fine once you got your shoulders under. One big pleasure when we swam in the early evening was the swallows/swifts skimming the water to drink and in the grounds there are wild parakeets flying around. The gardens are full of oleander, hibiscus and bird of paradise flowers, really lovely. It is possible to stay here without a car though I would recommend a car if staying for a week or more as I saw little evidence of public transport, though taxis are reasonable. The complex is in the village of Castillo which boasts quite a few good eating places, surprising for such a small village, and Puerto de la Duquesa is a very pleasant walk away (15/20 mins for me with my 2 sticks but just 10 for the younger and fitter).
Booking was very easy and the deposit returned successfully within the 2 weeks. Zoe was very helpful and answered all my questions and recommended Happy Transfers who were both reasonably priced and efficient. We found Gibraltar airport good and not busy, very calm and much less stressful than the major airports. All in all a very enjoyable birthday gift. Definitely recommended.
I have just come back from a weeks holiday at this apartment and I'm already looking at when we can go back next year. The apartment is spacious, clean, the beds and sofas are comfortable and the balcony has amazing views of the beach and pool. I went with my 5 month old daughter and everything we needed was available in the apartment (microwave, highchair and travel cot) The pool and has a lifeguard and the gardens/grounds are beautifully kept.
We hired a car but once we got to the apartment we didn't need to use it ( next time we will get a taxi from the airport) as you have restaurants and bars on the beach, in the fishing village and in the harbour which are all between a 2 and 15 minute walk from the apartment. I would not hesitate recommending this apartment to anyone.
Had a great holiday staying here. Great facilities and lots of room for 5 adults. The balcony was lovely to sit and have lunch and a pre dinner drink in the evening.
Bars and restaurants are within a 10min walk and a big supermarket just across the road.
Margaret was very helpful and assisted with all our requests and enquires promptly.
We will ALL definitely return.....
We absolutely loved everything about this holiday, the apartment number 1912 in fase 2 of the developement was amazing with everything you needed. Ella meet us with the keys and communicated brilliantly with us. We arrived at the apartment, it was clean with a homely feel to it, the grounds to the complex were beautiful and kept really well the gardeners were out everyday. The view from the terrace is great looking out on to the pool and the beach. The pool area was organised well with lovely lifeguards at all times, no need to rush for sun beds or anything here no matter what time of the day. The location was perfect.... right on the beach with a beach bar and in a few minutes walking distance to restuarants in the little village. Definitely walk to the port, it's only a short walk but it's lovely we had many great meals and nights out there with the children and felt totally a ease. It was the perfect family holiday this is the first time we have done self catering but with the children it was so much better than being confined to a hotel room. We will be booking again for next year.
Great location, beautiful view from the apartment, beach bar with great food selection and friendly staff literally on your doorstep- would definitely recommend for a relaxing holiday.