Excellent 5 Star Filomena House 2 Double Bedrooms
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
NOW WITHOUT THE 6% BOOKING FEE. This Excellent 5 Star Reviewed let is a privately owned and exclusive apartment near Gibraltar's popular Eastern Beach, which offers the perfect Gibraltar holiday experience. In the summer it is very airy, so fairly cool and in the winter months, electric radiators are provided. The apartment boasts two double bedrooms, both with large wardrobes, drawers and air fans. A single metal fold-up bed is provided for a 5th person and a cot and high chair are available for a baby. The bathroom has bath, shower, washbasin and WC, with bath and hand towels. There is also a separate cloakroom, with WC and washbasin. The apartment has a shared patio and clothes drying area with 4 other apartments' entrances, where you can smoke, and enjoy the excellent views of the Straight of Gibraltar, runway and Spain. Please see our photos!
The kitchen is well equipped with oven, ceramic hob, extractor, fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle. Ample cookware, crockery, cutlery and glasses are provided, along with washing up liquid and tea towels. There is a utility cupboard with washing machine, clothes airer. ironing board, steam iron & good hair dryer. The lounge has a beautiful large leather settee and widescreen HD TV, offering a full range of British and international satellite channels (including Sky). There is a DVD player, with 36 good DVD's in the bookcase, and free broadband Wi-Fi and an incoming calls only telephone. The 2nd bedroom has a widescreen TV and Playstation 3 with plenty of games. The dining area has an extendable glass dining table and 5 chairs.
The apartment is furnished and decorated to high standard throughout and within walking distance of the airport and is very close to The Rock! The beautiful Mediterranean Sea can be seen panoramically from the large opening windows. Main Street and Casemates Main Square is just a 10 minute walk away and popular Eastern Beach is on the doorstep. There is a handy local supermarket directly opposite the road and an Eroski supermarket, featuring Waitrose produce, on the other side of the runway. Please note that beach towels are not provided and it is requested that bath and hand towels are kept in the apartment.
There is a bus stop right outside the apartment building and the inexpensive Route 4 local bus service has the longest route in Gibraltar. It goes from 'Both World's' in the far South East, to 'Rosia Bay' in the far South West. The bus stops conveniently at key places, with no fewer that 28 stops on it's way! The Route 8 bus also runs to St. Bernards's Hospital opposite Morrisons supermarket and stops at Market Place Bus Main Terminus near Casemates Square. Unlimited travel day pass is £2.25 per adult, £1.80 per child and £1.20 for the over 60's.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Eastern Beach 300 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1.2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gibraltar International Airport 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Lift access|
The Rock of Gibraltar region
The Rock of Gibraltar is world famous for the apes (Macaques) and you can meet them by tour company, taxi, cable car or walking. Other attractions are St Michael's Cave, The WW2 Tunnels, The Great Siege Tunnels, Trafalgar Cemetery, 100 Ton Gun and The Moorish Castle. Don't miss the fantastic Dolphin Trips to enjoy. Why not get on an inexpensive local bus and go to Europa Point and see The Mosque, with great views of North Africa just 14 miles away. Gibraltar offers excellent walking holidays, with the superb Nature Reserve on The Rock which has so many interesting walkways, with wonderful bird watching and truly stunning views. Gibraltar is a popular wedding destination, where you can follow in the footsteps of John Lennon & Yoko Ono, who married here in 1969 and Sean Connery twice, in 1962 and 1975.
Go Duty-Free shopping in Main Street, or have an Al-Fresco meal in Casemates Square or in Ocean Village. For kids, there is Burger King and Pizza Hut in Casemates and McDonalds close to Morrisons supermarket a 10 minute walk away. Explore the Catholic and Anglican Cathedrals and The Garrison Library. Visit the beautiful Alameda Botanical Gardens.There are trips to Morocco available at any of the local travel agents. Gibraltar has many sandy beaches and the summer weather is usually great. Kings Bastion Leisure Centre, in Line Wall Road near Main Street, offers 2 Cinema's with 4 of the latest films daily, an inexpensive Ice Rink with skate hire, a 14 lane Bowling Alley, Fitness Gym, Amusements and Entertainment, as well as good food, well worth a visit, especially if you have children. It is open every day from 9am to midnight.
(GBP) UK Pounds Sterling notes and coins are accepted everywhere and are par with Gibraltar Pounds (GIP). Don't be surprised if you get a mix of both currencies in your change. You don't need Euros in Gibraltar in fact you are charged extra for the conversion to Pounds! You will need Euros if you go to Spain of course and there are plenty of Currency Exchange shops in Main Street with no commission charges and the rates are good. Currently there are possible long delays at the Gibraltar Spanish border, but still worth the wait, as the fabulous Costa Del Sol is just up the coast. Gibraltar time is always 1 hour ahead of UK time.
Eastern Beach is just 5 minutes walk from the apartment, with the largest sandy beach in Gibraltar and popular with the friendly local people, especially after 3pm in 'summer hours' early closing! There are competent lifeguards and first aid attendants on duty, with excellent changing and shower facilities in the summer months.
The restaurant: 'Latino's on the Beach' has Tapas, Specials Board and an A La Carte menu. You can hire inexpensive sunbeds under rafia umbrellas with tables on the beach there and they have a children's playground. Latino's do great beach parties and barbeques, well into the barmy summer nights.
Ice cream and cold drinks are available elsewhere along this sandy and well kept beach, ideal for sunseekers The Mediterranean Sea is clean and warm, perfect and safe for swimming.
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5 Sep 2014
"Warm welcome to a spotlessly clean, well furnished home from home."
We arrived at Filomena House after a short taxi ride from Gibraltar Airport to be warmly greeted by local agent Kevin. We were impressed by the cleanliness of the whole building and more so as we entered the apartment, which is very comfortably furnished, spaciously light and airy. Plenty of equipment in the kitchen, large bathroom, toilet and another separate toilet which was useful. We made good use of the modern washing machine and clothes airer and in the supermarket across the road we were able to buy everything we needed. The bedrooms were very comfortable, good beds and spacious wardrobes, fantastic views from all windows.
Filomena House is situated on the main bus route to the lovely beaches, 5 minutes away or going into town 10 minutes in the opposite direction. Brochures in the apartment show many places of interest with maps. Ocean Village is where we ate most evenings with a wide variety of restaurants. We came to Gibraltar for a family wedding which was held in a nearby hotel so we enjoyed the celebrations and sightseeing tours afterwards too. The Dolphin Trips the best ever!
Thank you for your kind review, which is very much appreciated.
10 May 2014
"Excellent Apartment - Ideally Located"
The apartment is very clean, spacious and has great views of the Rock, the Airport and the sea. It's only 10 minutes walk from the Airport and I was met by Kevin, who was most helpful in settling… More
Thank you for your review comments and I'm pleased you were happy with the service from my Local Agent Kevin from NPE Gibsell - Brent
16 Apr 2014
"This place made our trip!!"
Very easy to find online and great communication before we left the UK and on arrival. Less than 10 minutes walk from the airport and in a great location central to everything we needed. The beach was… More
Thank you for your lovely comments for which I am very grateful - Brent
3 Apr 2014
Very welcoming reception. Flexibility in arrangements for arrival and departure times. The apartment is on fhe 8th floor with great views. It is spacious and well furnished. The kitchen is suitable for cooking any meal. There is an additional toilet sepaar to the main bathroom. Location is a 10 minute walk from the airport. It takes about 10 minutes to walk to Cassmate Square and the start of the main shopping street. The best point is the location and view, not really any bad points: but would say no air con (but there are fans) and no clock (which is being addressed).
Thank you for your good Review, which is very much appreciated - Brent
1 Apr 2014
"Fantastic, 1st class"
We had a fantastic week staying in this fabulous apartment. It was a large, spacious apartment, with excellent amenities, could not have asked for anything more. It was certainly "home away fr… More
Thank you so much for your kind review and am pleased you were happy with the apartment and the service from my Local Agent Kevin from NPE Gibsell - Brent
15 Jan 2014
While taking up a sailing course in Gibraltar, I treated myself to a week in this "home away from home", being close to everything I needed - Town Centre/Main Street shopping, minutes away from Ocean Village restaurants and bars, I was a very happy visitor!
Fantastic views of the great rock of Gibraltar, breathtaking. :-)
Thanks for making my stay so welcoming, I will certainly book with you again, next time I need a getaway!
Thank you for your welcome comments and I'm very pleased you were happy with my apartment as your base. Good luck with your nautical future, having passed the tough sailing course with flying colours!
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