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Reviewed 19 September 2016

This hotel is in fact a basic impersonal hotel we stayed in for 4 nights and much to our surprise really liked staying there! We chose the hotel because of its price and because we had planned to do birding in the Tarifa region and wanted to visit Gibraltar, both places offered much more expensive hotels and we also did not want to change locations every second day! Algeciras turned out to be en excellent proposition!
We had a nice large room with a nice big bathroom and a balcony with a fabulous view of the harbour and the rock of Gibraltar. The room was very comfortable with a double bed, nice big cupboard, desk and bed side tables. The bed, however was quite bad, the mattresses need changing in the hotel, much too soft with two people just sinking like lumps in the middle of the bed. When we complained about the mattress, they said all rooms had the same kind, so there is not much hope where a nice bed is concerned! But other than that, no complaints!
The hotel does not have dining facilities but it is surrounded by cheap restaurants serving quite good food as a matter of fact. The one adjoining the hotel to its right (as you face the hotel, has excellent service and good cheap food, and there are a few across the road which are very good, among them Alcazar and Casa Blanca on the road leading to the bus station.
And, that is just another attraction: the hotel is stone's throw from the bus station and the port. So, the trip to Gibraltar was absolutely no problem (we chose to leave the car parked all the 4 days we were in Algeciras!). There is no street parking but a private car park very close to the hotel gives hotel clients fabulous discounts!
I almost forgot, the hotel is also very close to a fabulous fresh food market which opens at seven every morning with great breads and vegetables, and meats and cheeses! Travelling on small budgets, no problem finding good food!
Finally, I have to caution all against being duped by the Transafric Travel Agency that is just two doors down. This agency offers a good deal day tour of Ceuta-Tangiers by fast ferry. Much can be said about this not-so-nice tour in spite of the fact that one gets a fine ferry ride and a short nice view of Morocco. The tour is good value at 59 euros a head as the Rough Guide recommends, however, be prepared to be duped by the aggressive for tips guides of which there are plenty on the trip. Picked up in Ceuta by a guide and driver, we had to deal with five to six more guides, either employed by the 'chief' guide or by the agency itself. Be ware of one called 'Aziz' if you take this trip, better still, don't take the trip! I wish I could have reviewed this tourist trap in more details, but I have to remember that it is the hotel Marina Victoria I am reviewing.
Well, I recommend the hotel without reservations..

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony!
  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Manya53
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Clean, welcoming, staff who work to make sure you are looked after.
We chose this location as it was walking distance to the ferry to Morocco.
At the end of our trip we ran into a problem involving our vehicle, staff went above and beyond to help all 3 of us.
Of particular note staff member Abdel drove us back and forth to the police station and spoke in Spanish on our behalf to help us.
Thank you Abdel!
After about 3 hours we are good to go and enjoyed lunch with our new friend Abdel, the least we could do.
Abdel finished night shift at the hotel at 8 am!
Thank you Marina Hotel.
Terry, Karen and McKenna

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
2  Thank Terry A
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Sorry that we slept only 1 night in the way to Morroco.The room was very nice, clean, and well equipped. Excellent breakfast with natural juice.the team do the best to satisfy a group of 55 person.I recommended very sincerly that hotel and hope to return again for a long stay. beautiful view from everywhere

Room Tip: one side the port and the sea from the other side the montain gibraltar rock from the east the room are more quiet. .
  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Marco C
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

We had to find a hotel late at night and saw this hotel from a distance. We checked in quite late and found it to be a clean, very basic room which was surprisingly quiet. The hotel desk clerk was nice and spoke some English, just enough to be helpful.

Room Tip: For a quick night's stay.
  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

this is the best place i always sleep when i travel to Europe/ Morocco.... in front of the port it i the cleanest one and the cheapest one in relation with the service....
U can't find better.
Also the bathroom in the room is clean, the rooms are nice and u will relax before continuing your travel.
I strongly reccomanded this place cause it is also a safe hotel.
Algeciras port area is not so safe so in this hotel u will fill like home.

Room Tip: best accessibility to the port
  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled solo
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Thank WaveDanceMorocco
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