Best Place to Stay in Gibraltar: The Sunborn 5 Star Yacht Hotel

During my splendid trip to Gibraltar I had the great pleasure of spending five magnificent days at the Sunborn Yacht Hotel. This luxurious hotel is actually a mega-yacht docked at the Ocean Village, together with the other boats and yachts, but surely the biggest one! πŸ™‚ From almost every room you can get a great sea-view while enjoying The Rock of Gibraltar changing colors from the sunrise to the sunset.

The city center with shops is very close, easy to reach within 10 minutes walk. To have a better idea about what to do and what to see in Gibraltar, check out my full article about all the places I visited: CLICK HERE

Sunborn Gibraltar – Swimming pool – Aqua Bar


Overall, I honestly had a blast discovering Gibraltar! In addition, I have been so lucky to get the best accommodation in town: the Super-Yacht Penthouse Suite at the Sunborn Hotel! πŸ™‚

This luxurious suite is very spacious that you can really feel like staying in your own flat! When I walked in I got astonished by the beautiful and unique interiors! I also really liked having two different views: one from the big terrace and other one overlooking the port!

Super-Yacht Penthouse Suite @ Sunborn Gibraltar

I also hugely appreciated the warm welcome from the reception: they sent to my suite some champagne together with a delicious set of finger food, with macaroons, fruits, ham and cheese! So good!

Warm Welcome @ Sunborn Gibraltar – Penthouse Suite

After enjoying this lovely gift from the management, I immediately stepped outside to enjoy the beautiful weather from the wide terrace of the suite! You cannot imagine how comfortable that hammock is… πŸ™‚

Super-Yacht Penthouse Suite @ Sunborn Gibraltar

The other big highlight fromΒ  this magnificent suite was surely the bath! I love taking warm baths as much as I can, and this one was incredibly inviting! Wasn’t it?

Having a warm bath in my suite @ Sunborn Gibraltar

After dinner, I got back to my suite finding a pillow mist on each side. I adored this detail. I sprayed it all over and it was so pleasant! Details are everything…

Penthouse Suite Bedroom @ Sunborn Gibraltar

I guarantee you that this place is so peaceful and you can’t hear any noise from outside. I slept so well indeed!


All the rooms at the Sunborn Yacht Hotel are very good and well decorated. I had the chance to check them out and I was impressed because also the standard ones are superb! To get more info about the other room and suite types, click here


As per my experience, the best meals you can get in Gibraltar are at the Sunborn Restaurants, no doubt! I have tried a few places near by and none of them were as good as The Sky Restaurant and La Sala Restaurant!

In the morning, I had breakfast at the Sky Restaurant on 7th floor. It was a beautiful day, so we had it on the terrace, overlooking the port! The buffet offers a wide selection of food, good for every palate. Service was impeccable and fast. High quality of food, everything freshly cooked and prepared.

Breakfast @ The Sky Restaurant, Sunborn Hotel Gibraltar

For lunch, I tried La Sala Restaurant on 2nd floor. I had seafood pasta with a great glass of Chardonnay. On a side note: I am Italian, so I can guarantee that the pasta was so good! πŸ™‚

Having Lunch @ La Sala Restaurant, Sunborn Hotel Gibraltar

On my third night, I had dinner at the Sky Restaurant: once again, the service was impeccable! Food and champagne on point! This place is perfect also for a romantic date, even if you do not stay at the hotel. You can book it also as a non-guest of the hotel. Highly recommended!

Dinner @ The Sky Restaurant, Sunborn Hotel Gibraltar


Another important highlight of this hotel is its Spa and Wellness center! I’d like to share with you that my therapist is particularly good and the entire staff is amazing!

Keep in mind that the the Infinity Spa is open also to non-guests. Prior booking is mandatory. Check the spa menu HERE! It is open every day from 9am to 9pm… You can’t miss it!

Infinity Spa Reception @ Sunborn Gibraltar

I had 1 hour body sensation massage, and 30 minutes of facial. It felt like heaven!

Sunborn Gibraltar – Infinity Spa

Even the changing room is stellar there!

Infinity Spa @ Sunborn Gibraltar

An important detail is that the Infinity Spa has also the hair salon!!!

Hair Salon @ Sunborn Gibraltar

… and the nail salon too! Perfection for people like me! πŸ™‚


The fitness center is extremely well equipped, with a lovely view as well!

Fitness Center @ Sunborn Gibraltar

Furthermore, in the changing room you can enjoy the sauna which overlooks the sea and the port! Loved it!

Sauna with sea-view @ Sunborn Gibraltar


If you need any sort of help to plan your time in Gibraltar, the Sunborn Concierge is extremely helpful. You can contact them directly and they will promptly help you with any sort of request. One of the best services I have ever had around the world!


At the Sunborn Yacht Hotel you can also plan special events like:

  • weddings
  • conferences
  • private parties
  • corporate events

To get more info, click here


I had such a great time at Sunborn Yacht Hotel, I really cannot wait to be back!

And you… Are you lusting for the sublime?