Handy tips for visitors with a family to Gibraltar
Gibraltar is a popular holiday for families that visit the place to admire the amazing natural beauty, famous attractions and just bask in the warm sunshine. With plenty of visitors to the tiny island country all year round, it offers a fine selection of hotels, which cater to all types of travellers.
One of the best family-friendly hotels on the island is O’Callaghan Eliott Hotel Gibraltar, with the best of facilities and luxury available at a very affordable price. A few handy tips for those who travel to Gibraltar with the family are:
If you do choose to travel from the Spanish mainland, it may not be such an enjoyable experience, because of the long delays that are enforced by the Spanish border security. While it is not always the case there always is the possibility of being held up for what seems at eternity. On good days you could whistle through in a few minutes and on others, you could get caught in a never-ending queue of traffic. The traffic scenario cannot be predicted with logjams piling up suddenly. Alternately flying into Gibraltar is a pleasant way to travel.
Once you arrive you will find it to be a family friendly location. From cafes to restaurants welcome visitors with families with food served in most of the places till 10 pm. There also is a good choice of hotels to choose from subject to your budget. As mentioned previously the O’Callaghan Eliott Hotel Gibraltar would be a perfect option to stay with the family.
The only slight dampener is that families with babies might find it a challenge to find baby-changing rooms or mother-and-baby rooms. You might have to end up changing diapers or feeding the baby at the hotel (if you nearby). Out in town, there is a lack of facilities and often these tasks need to be done in a toilet. One of the few places that offer a changing and feeding room in town is the ICC shopping centre.
As far as transport goes, the bus service is efficient and also very reasonable in price. The good news is that visitors can traverse the length and breadth of the island without having to use a car. The only drawback is that as the terrain is extremely hilly, it could get tiring if you do plan to spend a fair bit of time exploring the place. In such a situation it is a good idea to hire a car. During the summer skip the thought of walking with the kids to Upper Rock, as it can be very hot. Instead, opt to use the Cable Car and arrive in comfort.
If you do get to Upper Rock with the family, the only toilet or baby changing facilities available are at St. Michael’s Cave, the cafe at Top Station and the Great Siege Tunnels. Also, there is limited availability of disabled access facilities in some areas that includes the Rock