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Africa and Europe from a penthouse veranda at the Eliott

In 2016 the Eliott Hotel celebrated twenty years in Gibraltar. One of the O'Callaghan group of hotels, the Eliott, built over thirty years ago, is in a very central location in the town.

The hotel is named after General Eliott, who commanded the Gibraltar Garrison during the Great Siege of Gibraltar at the time of the American War of Independence. General Eliott is commemorated in the Alameda Botanic Gardens just south of the hotel, past the Trafalgar Cemetery and the cable car to the top of the Rock.

Just a stone's throw from the Eliott Hotel it is possible to find out all about Gibraltar's military history, as well as the very early occupation of the Rock, at the Gibraltar Museum.

The Gibraltar Museum is a centre for the UK's thirtieth World Heritage site, Gorham's Caves. In 2012 engravings were found on a wall in Gorhamís Cave; the first discovered Neanderthal art. The Gibraltar Museum now houses collections from excavations in the Gorham Caves complex.

The Eliott Hotel itself is at the hub of the town's culture with the Garrison Library facing the hotel's entrance.

Walking north down Main Street from the Eliott Hotel, past the Cathedral and various shops and architecture of interest, the road reaches Casemates Square - dating from the Moorish occupation - a hive of activity and the venue of many events during the winter, spring and summer months. Ocean Village is just a short walk through the arches in the old town wall; here there are a variety of good restaurants and a fabulous retro style cocktail bar - "Bruno's" is definitely worth a visit or two!

The Eliott is the ideal place to start explorations of Gibraltar and its history but many relaxing hours can be spent on the hotelís roof top terrace and swimming pool with views of the Bay, the Rock and the Moorish Castle.

Evenings at the Eliott round off the day with meals on the terrace or in the rooftop restaurant with its amazing views followed by music in the Veranda Bar, a time to relax and maybe plan the day ahead.

In 2017 the Eliott embarked on a two year £5m refurbishment plan; as well as additions of rooms on the eighth and nineth floors - completed December 2018 - and complete renovation of all existing rooms, work started in March 2019 on a new gym on the lower ground floor, a modern reception area and a refurbished lounge leading on to the garden.

In September 2019 the Eliott was looking extremely elegant with new flooring and a refurbished art deco balustrade leading down to the lower floor.

The terrace has been completely retiled and a public garden next to the terrace, exposing some of Gibraltar's ancient walls, has been renovated. The whole area has been beautifully restored.

Visits have confirmed that the Eliott is the place to be to escape the hurly-burly of modern life, a sylish hotel situated opposite recently renovated buidings with the old town as the backdrop.

Places of interest in Gibraltar include Catalan Bay, Sandy Bay, Harding's Battery, the Lighthouse and the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, the Queen's Balcony, St Michael's Cave, the Moorish Castle, the Trafalgar Cemetery, the Alameda Botanic Gardens, Commonwealth Gardens, Queensway Quay Marina, Ocean Village Marina, Camp Bay Lido, Gorhamís Caves and Viewing Platform. And, Christmas Lights, Historic Post Boxes and the Sacarello Coffee House.

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