We stayed here for a week on an all-inclusive basis. The hotel was very clean and well presented. Our room was cleaned daily and we were provided with fresh towels, soap, loo roll, etc. without having to ask. The staff were helpful and courteous at all times from reception right through to the housekeeping staff, who always greeted us with a friendly good morning.
Location wise the hotel is great. Just across the road from the hotel is a bus stop. The number 12 bus will take you to St. Julians, Sliema, and Valletta. The resort of Buggiba is close by with lots of shops, bars, and restaurants.
We were on the top floor (7th), which meant we were well away from road noise, and any residual noise from the entertainment area. The lifts were a bit temperamental, but we were ...
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The pool area was well laid out with plenty of sunbeds, but there were only a few which had cover - not a problem in April, but I would hope that parasols would be provided later on in the season for sun protection.
The pool was very clean but unheated, and very cold. We did venture in a few times though, just for a splash about. There was a children's slide which was good, and my daughter said it was quite fast and fun. The pool bar was open for snacks and drinks, with plenty of tables outside to sit and relax.
Food was good, not the best ever AI we ever had, but not bad at all considering it is mass catering. We never went hungry and, as well as the main buffet restaurant, there was the Maltese restaurant which we ate in once during our stay.
I was surprised that the restaurant was so busy for April, and we had to wait to be seated most nights, though only for a very short time. Wine, beer, and soft drinks were served once you were seated and were all perfectly acceptable. We liked the cocktails too and had one most nights before dinner.
The entertainment was pretty low-key as it was just the beginning of the season, but most nights we went in to the bar for a bit after dinner to see what was going on.
The bar staff in the Ambassador bar (the main bar in the hotel) were brilliant. They worked hard and there were rarely queues, even in the evening. There were various activities available during the day, also low-key, and there was no pressure at all to join in or take part.
We really enjoyed our stay here, and we would definitely stay at this hotel again. The weather wasn't great while we were there, and we only managed a few hours chilling around the pool sunbathing, so when we return to Malta we will probably go a bit later in the year to get the good weather.
We did a bit of sightseeing including a boat trip and a visit to the Knight\'s hospital in Valetta as part of the Malta Experience, but we left feeling that there were lots more to see and do in Malta, and we will be returning in the not too distant future.