Although in the strictest sense of the word, it is a luxury hotel, the truth is that the Sunborn Gibraltar is much more than that: a boat, a yacht of great proportions (about 15,000 square meters of surface, eight floors and 142 meters long), a cruise …
The most curious thing about this ship-hotel that will be inaugurated next March is that it will almost always be in the same place. Curious, right? In principle, this ship was going to dock in Barcelona, but the project got stuck and finally ended up in this British territory, where the hotel offer is quite deficient due to lack of space. We explain more details about this luxury boat below.
Five star accommodation
This Malaysian-built ship-hotel has 189 rooms, of which 18 are suites . They are decorated as if it were a five-star accommodation, with views of the Rock, the sea and the marina. As if that were not enough, the ship has a casino, spa, swimming pool and gym, bars, fine dining restaurants and a nightclub.
Gibraltar airport views
In addition, guests of the Sunborn will be able to enjoy from the starboard suites the take-offs and landings of the aircraft carrier runway at Gibraltar Airport, just 250 meters away.
Ship-hotels are in fashion
In recent years this type of establishment has become a constant, but why are floating hotels in fashion? Its promoters assure that they offer the security of a hotel investment that can be moved for economic reasons or when an area has become politically unstable.
Would you like to stay in this boat-hotel ? Well, you should know that the room will cost 228 pounds (about 280 euros).