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“Great hotel, run-down location”
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AC Hotel La Linea
Reviewed 29 June 2008

I used AC La Linea because of it proximity to Gibraltar. The hotel was very clean and was fairly cheap.

I had three issues with the hotel itself. First, if you want to park in a private area (under the hotel), it costs an extra €9 / day. Second, the shower leaked under the shower glass. This caused water to get all over the floor. Third, the restaurant is limited in food and extremely expensive. If you use the room service while the kitchen is closed, then you are limited to 3 meal selections.

The area of La Linea was fairly run down. It seemed like it have been nice at one time, but has lacked any attention to keep the area clean. Basically the area is just a run down neighborhood leading to nice beaches and Gibraltar.

AC La Linea is close to Gibraltar, but it is roughly a 25 minute walk. We did not take a taxi to Gibraltar, so I can not advise on prices. Unless you want to sit on a very long line to enter and exit Gibraltar, I would not highly suggest trying to drive into Gibraltar.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2008

Nice - clean, modern design. Underground parking, important in a slightly dodgy, unattractive area like this - lots of drug-dealing due to proximity to Africa and Gibraltar (which was reason for our stay - Gibraltar, not drug-dealing). Nowhere to eat or even get a coffee nearby.

Very small lift, OK for our small pushchair, but bigger one wouldn´t have fit. Very helpful, friendly receptionist. Room had two small balconies looking onto the sea and perfect views over the Straits to the Atlas Mountains, probably the best thing about it; also free minibar (soft drinks and beer) and very comfortable bed. Bathroom had super-modern glass sink and strange shower door that opens halfway, hitting glass sink - design flaw. Sliding-door cupboard lit up from inside, which delighted child, who kept opening it, getting inside, banging the door shut and shouting with delight, thereby annoying neighbour.

Restaurant: food was mediocre and overpriced, with a soulless eating area with no natural light - felt like an airport canteen, and you can hear the TV from the lounge-bar next door. So on the basis of this experience, we missed breakfast, which was 8 euros. Overall, a good experience.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 June 2008

We wanted to find a reasonably priced hotel to stay whilst visiting Gibraltar to sort out our wedding in the summer. After reading several reviews for the AC we booked it as all the hotels in Gib were twice the price. We flew into Gib and walked just over the border and got a taxi. It dropped us off at the front door of the hotel and cost 5 euros including tip. We were welcomed by very polite and friendly staff. We asked for a room with a sea view and were actually upgraded to a superior room. The room was very modern, clean and spacious with a balcony. The bathroom was also very modern with a glass basin. There was a free mini-bar which had the basics of soft drinks, water and a couple of beers, not bad for free! Bed a touch soft but still comfortable. We went out for a stroll in the evening and to find dinner. It was a 15min walk to the centre of town and although La Linea is definitely a bit tatty we did not feel at all uneasy. The centre is obviously being improved and there were some nice bars and shops. After dinner we strolled back to the hotel at about 10pm and again felt quite safe. Breakfast cost 8 euros each and was a buffet with both hot and cold food and was good value for the money. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a nice, clean hotel in a good location.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 March 2008

Absolutely great experience. Used as a basis for a day trip to Gibraltar. Modern and comfortable. Chic and clean.

The (limited) minibar is free! which is a nice perk after a long ferry from Morocco.

It's a fifteen minute, unpleasant walk to the border with Gibraltar. There are other hotels closer (on in Gibraltar), but they are either terrible or very expensive.

It's a 30E cab ride from Algeciras.

The gym is an absolute joke, which was not a surprise.

Stayed: March 2008
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Reviewed 9 December 2007

I stayed at the hotel for just six hours and frankly, that was not enough!

A beautiful hotel - and well-located. The surrounding area was pretty nice too, if a little boring - just a nice little suburb town. It's a good 15-minute walk to Gibraltar, and about 15-minute or so from Alegrecias by taxi (around €25) or half-an-hour by bus.

The hotel itself is very well-equipped, and the bedroom I stayed in was very nice, modern and clean. I was most impressed by the range of toileteries provided in the bathroom - toothpaste, sponge, soaps which were prefect for us travellers on planes. Interestingly, the mini-bar was free though there wasn't much in it.

Internet cost extra.

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 July 2007

We stayed at this hotel as a base for a trip to gibraltar to make some plans for our wedding. We stayed for four nights but did not go for the bed and breakfast option because we were busy with appointments etc.

The hotel is easy to find, being just one street behind the main promenade, and is about one to one and a hlaf hour drive from malaga airport, if you fly into gib then it is only 20 minutes to half an hour walk or 4 euros in a taxi from la linea border. It is in a residential area so expect not to find restaurants too close, we always ate in gibrlatar anyway cos we were through there a lot.

Check in was effecient with no problems. there is parking spaces outside the hotel, although sometimes we pushed to get a space!

The rooms were clean, bathrooms very modern and spacious. Plenty of towels (room cleaned daily and towels changed daily). We had a room overlooking the pool, they do get very warm but our air conditioning cooled us down! No safety deposit boxes in rooms although i think you could get them from reception. mini bars in rooms stocked with juices and lagers which is a nice touch.

pool was warm on an afternoon, which is when it gets the sun.

the staff were friendly and helpful, and the hotel itself very quiet.

All in all really good value for money and would definetely stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2007

This hotel is modern and clean. Our room was spotless. The hotel is right by the sea, which made for lovely fresh air coming in the window. The free minibar with a variety of drinks and the free pastries were a welcome sight after a week of traveling. The hotel staff were very nice and very helpful. They are hooked up with a tour to Morocco that only costs 50 Euros for an entire day, including the ferry ride and lunch. It's also only a long walk or short taxi ride to Gibraltar. All around, it is just a great hotel!

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled with friends
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Address: Calle Caireles 2, 11300 La Linea de la Concepcion, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cadiz > La Linea de la Concepcion
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in La Linea de la Concepcion
Price Range: £43 - £57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — AC Hotel La Linea 4*
Number of rooms: 80
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