Ocean Heights is situated within a few minutes stroll of Casemates and Main Street. Straddled between Fish Market Road and Queensway. The location is convenient for access to Marinas, park, restaurants, bars, clubs, transport and shops. Ocean Heights, Fish Market Road, Montagu Place, Gibraltar, GX11 1AA.
Ocean Heights is built directly into the historic City wall of Gibraltar. It is a concrete curved building, which depicts the 1960's-70's architecture. A prefabricated building which was originally built as a hotel. There is a great video on YouTube 'Hotel for Gibraltar (1964) Pathe, which is very interesting to watch. When the border between Spain and Gibraltar closed the building was converted into apartments. This makes it quite a quirky building, with remnants of the Hotel history being apparent in certain areas. The first floor (now duplex apartments), was the dining terrace and restaurant, with the kitchens and laundry on the opposite side. Where Herald Travel's office is located on the terrace towards the swimming pool, apparently this used to be a nightclub/piano bar. The building is iconic, and is a fantastic example of the era, however, although we keep our managed apartments to a good basic standard, the building is getting on a bit and looks like she could do with a face lift both externally and internally as the old girl is getting a bit shabby.
Ocean Heights has an outside unheated swimming pool, accessed via the first floor terrace. This is usually open between 9am-6/8pm depending on the season and maintenance requirements (Herald Travel do not guarantee the pool will be open). There are two passenger lifts at the front of the building to all floors (8 in total). There is also a service lift (entrance in Queensway). There are several small retail outlets under and next to the building, these include, tobacconists, sandwich outlet, Cyber café, Noodle take away, Moroccan take away, green grocery and electrical shop.
On the first floor terrace of Ocean Heights, there is Herald Travel office and Suds Laundry, who offer serviced washes.
How to find Ocean Heights:
By taxi: We are a short 5 minute journey (1.6km) from the Gibraltar Airport and the Gibraltar / Spanish Border.
By Bus: Take the number 5 bus from the Frontier/Airport to Market Place bus terminus.
By Foot: From bus terminus, walk along Fish Market Road, car park is on your left and Ocean Heights is opposite on the right.
From Land Port, walk through casemates, keeping BHS on your right, walk along Cooperage Lane(keep FusionDeli Malaysian Take Away on your left), turn right, under the small tunnel, Ocean Heights is on your right hand side.
From Morrisons/McDonalds, walk along Europort Avenue, turn left into Queensway, look for Al Madina takeaway, go through the small arcade, opposite is a car park and on your left hand side is the entrance to Ocean Heights.