109 independent reviews of St Pauls Bay, Malta
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2/5
St Pauls Bay is rated 2 out of 5 from 109 Reviews

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St Pauls Bay Reviews

3/5


Rebecca visited here on April 2007
Not a place to go if you\'re looking for sandy beaches, there is the very odd sandy beach, but the majority are rocky - so don\'t forget to take something soft to lie on ! St Paul\'s Bay is a quiet resort, so the ideal place to stay if you want to just relax and take in the peace & quiet.
Review Rating

Eating Out
4 stars
Nightlife
3 stars
Beaches
2 stars

3/5


r jackson visited here on May 2006
Resort was ok, but not very pretty. We felt very safe walking about at night, even down backstreets, but very disappointed with Malta as a whole, which resembles a building site in many places. Plenty of bars and shops to visit but time share salesman are everywhere, which may spoil some peoples holiday.
Review Rating

Eating Out
4 stars
Nightlife
4 stars
Beaches
1 stars

3/5


Karen and Tim visited here on May 2006
We liked St Pauls Bay as it was on the fringe of busier areas if needed. but nice to stay in a quieter area. Friendly fishing village with a choice of good places to eat and drink. Some modern development but also more traditional local parts as well. Loved the place, people, views, seafood and wine, Will be back.
Review Rating

Eating Out
4 stars
Nightlife
3 stars
Beaches
3 stars

1/5


evans visited here on May 2006
St. pauls is great BUT why don\'t the locals have pride and clean the rubbish up. The harbour could easily be cleared of rubbish once a day and would look terrific but instead the water is full of plastic bags and rubbish! Makes no sense. Dog fouling is a real problem.
Review Rating

Eating Out
1 stars
Nightlife
1 stars
Beaches
1 stars

3/5


payne visited here on April 2006
to go to Buggiba was a hilly walk hard for hubby to push. there was a disabled bus but you never knew when or if it would come. Holes dug in road without any caution notices one lady fell and hurt herself badly.Traffic was hit and miss just waiting for an accident to happen.the view of Pauls bay was lovely and the gorgeous colour of the clear sea was wonderful. would choose a less hilly area if we ever returned.Met lots of people who have been going for years so it does work for some it is just a hit or miss.
Review Rating

Eating Out
3 stars
Nightlife
3 stars
Beaches
3 stars

4/5


jones visited here on April 2006
St pauls bay and nearby Bugiba are wonderful places. No beach but then I dont like the beach. People are friendly and there are a good selection of restaurants and pubs. area has been refurbished and it is a plesant place to just spend time.
Review Rating

Eating Out
5 stars
Nightlife
5 stars
Beaches
3 stars

4/5


glenda and graham visited here on March 2006
The resort is my favourite not a lot of nightclubs but plenty to do day or night and easy access to all parts of the island on the fantastic buses, there isn\'t any beach as such just a few rocky areas which are still suitable for sun bathing.

The beach at Golden Bay is ideal and only a short bus ride away.Been to this resort twice and would recommend it.
Review Rating

Eating Out
5 stars
Nightlife
4 stars
Beaches
2 stars

3/5


Ray Andrews visited here on March 2006
Buggiba is a resort for the mass tourism market, with pizza places, all day English breakfasts and bars such as the Victoria and Fat Harrys serving english beers in quasi-English pubs. As we were there in the off-season it was quite fun, but would think in the peak the place would be packed, noisy and more suited to the 20\'s age group.
Review Rating

Eating Out
4 stars
Nightlife
3 stars
Beaches
1 stars

4/5


New Dolmen Resort visited here on February 2006
Access to beach area was via hotel. Casino next to hotel and quite a few bars, shops and café\'s within easy walking distance. People very friendly and meals very reasonably priced. Didn\'t actually go on beach so can\'t comment! Lovely area to walk around with good views of St. Paul\'s Bay. Many car hire places, again reasonably priced.
Review Rating

Eating Out
5 stars
Nightlife
3 stars
Beaches
4 stars

2/5


Nicola visited here on January 2006
Timeshare touts everywhere in this area. Even the driver of a car stopped for us on the crossing near the hotel jumped out to pester us.

One day approached by approx 10 touts in 2 hours. dont engage in conversation, no need to be rude, just keep walking if you arent interested - they get the message.

No beach to speak of in this area, dolmen hotel has a lido area but not in use when we were there.
Review Rating

Eating Out
3 stars
Nightlife
1 stars
Beaches
1 stars

2/5


Jean visited here on January 2006
We have been visiting Malta since 1983 mostly in the Bugibba area but the standard of cleanliness has deteriorated. A Maltese friend told us there is going to be a sandy beach in front of the Dolmen which would make it better.

There are some lovely cafes in this area, Granny\'s is very good value for money. Mary\'s is the best for changing money and she is very friendly, recognising you from one year to the next.

I am sure people are fed up with the Timeshare in Malta, there seems to be more every year. They will not take no for an answer and keep following you. By the end of the holiday we got really annoyed with them.
Review Rating

Eating Out
2 stars
Nightlife
2 stars
Beaches
1 stars

4/5


Lesley visited here on December 2005
The resort is quite clean. You see bags of rubbish on the street but it because it is collected daily.

Entertainment is available locally for all types from nice local bars to entertainers in bars and night clubs.

There isn\'t a beach but plenty of rocky areas to swim from.
Review Rating

Eating Out
4 stars
Nightlife
5 stars
Beaches
2 stars

2/5


jane visited here on November 2005
Nice harbour, long promenade walks round to Quawra . Bus station 10 minute walk from hotel and you can travel all over the island very cheaply maximum bus fare 50cent mostly 18cents-24cents.
Lots of little bars and shops up the hill behind the hotel.
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Eating Out
2 stars
Nightlife
2 stars
Beaches
2 stars

3/5


unknown visited here on August 2005
Very dusty and therefore seemed dirty. Pavements are lethal, pit-holes and polished so very slippery. Not wide selection of bars, and after two weeks was very bored! Harbour itself very pretty but definitely not a young persons place.
Review Rating

Eating Out
5 stars
Nightlife
2 stars
Beaches
2 stars

2/5


Joe, Jane, Daniel and Cameron visited here on July 2005
The resort looked like the aftermath of the Iraq war and so did the rest of Malta - but once you accept that\'s what Malta is, its ok - home very green.

Not as pretty as other holiday resorts like spain or greece due to a lack of beaches and the view of half built buildings. Avoid Pretty Beach as its not pretty, its a container base.

Go to Mellieha Beach by bus - much better. Trips really expensive with reps - totally rip off - don\'t encourage them by going with them!!!!!!!!
Review Rating

Eating Out
2 stars
Nightlife
2 stars
Beaches
1 stars

1/5


ian ginie thomas visited here on July 2005
dirty. no entertainment no smocking any were so no one going inside as when in group at least 1 smokes. beaches flys everywere rubish left. food bars wasps and flyes all around. any water sports expensive. only less chance ear infections than the pool.
Review Rating

Eating Out
1 stars
Nightlife
1 stars
Beaches
1 stars

2/5


Janet & Michael visited here on July 2005
In Buggiba & St Paul’s bay; you’ll find a good choice of restaurants to suit all pockets. We stayed for 1 week and didn’t eat at the same place twice. Remember that you’re staying amongst people who live & work permanently in this resort and you’ll realise why there are bags of rubbish on the street (we all get refuse collections you know!). Also remember that everyone the world over likes to improve their home (hence why there was a building rubble in some parts of the resort). I wouldn’t recommend anyone to stay at this hotel if they expect to be wined, dined & entertained to a 4 star standard – remember, you’re not paying ...
4 star prices. There is a whole island out there – use this hotel as a base (& def use the buses they’re really cheap) and enjoy Malta. The people are fantastic, the architecture in Valletta is great (open your eyes & look up) and the weather is second to none. Also, try to fly Air Malta – you might not get in flight entertainment but at least there is more leg room.

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Review Rating

Eating Out
3 stars
Nightlife
2 stars
Beaches
1 stars

2/5


Denise visited here on July 2005
I found the area were we stayed not particularly clean and a bit off putting when you went for a walk around. The view of St Pauls Bay is lovely and lovely to sit and take in. Having visited Malta I dont feel a need to rush back, but maybe in a few years. And wihout a doubt would take many cans of repellent with me as some of us got bitten really badly.
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Eating Out
2 stars
Nightlife
3 stars
Beaches
1 stars

3/5


joe ackland visited here on July 2005
bugibba can be a little untidy but thats all part of malta\'s charm,in general the resort is quite well kept,lots of entertainment for adults and children along the sea front,fairground rides,open air dancing,lots of bars,most serving excellent meals until late into the evening,very child friendly resort this, the beach is just rocky at the moment but i understand a man made sandy beach may be up and running by the summer of 2006,malta\'s lovely sandy beaches are only a bus ride away,would i visit this resort again,? i\'ll be there in june 06.
Review Rating

Eating Out
4 stars
Nightlife
4 stars
Beaches
2 stars

4/5


Dave visited here on June 2005
Buggibba is a lovely small resort quite different to the big Spanish / Balearic resorts.It is very relaxed and family orientated with a distinct lack of rowdiness and general drunken behaviour. Everyone seems happy to interract and pass the time of day.

The Maltese people are some of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of visiting. They are friendly and considerate and make the holiday.

I particularly enjoyed the evenings at the Bocci Klubb where we watched and met the local players and characters.

Although there is no beach the waters were crystal clear and swimming off the rock beaches was superb.

Food and drink in the resort was good value for money at just below UK prices.

A very easy place to enjoy to which I will definitely return.

Review Rating

Eating Out
5 stars
Nightlife
4 stars
Beaches
3 stars
Quick hotel find:
3/5
Ambassador Hotel  stars Ambassador Hotel
Address: Telgħet ix-Xemxija, St Pauls Bay 4801, Malta

Latest Review: Oct 2006

Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in St Pauls Bay

2/5
Corinthia Mistra Village Hotel  stars Corinthia Mistra Village Hotel
Address: Xemxija Hill St Pauls Bay, Spb 15 Malta,, SPB 08, Malta

Latest Review: Mar 2006

Ranked #7 of 8 hotels in St Pauls Bay

2/5
Dorirose Apartments  stars Dorirose Apartments
Well positioned apartments looking over the mediterranean sea. Entertenmant 3 times a week at the connecting 4* Canifor hotel.There is no air-conditioning.

Latest Review: Jul 2006

Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in St Pauls Bay

3/5
Gillieru Harbour Hotel  stars Gillieru Harbour Hotel
As the gently lapping waves lull you to sleep each night, the twinkle of the harbour lights dancing with the fishing boats, you'll be glad you chose the Hotel Gillieru in old St. Paul's Bay. Enjoying an idyllic location right at the water\'s edge.

Latest Review: Jul 2010

Ranked #2 of 8 hotels in St Pauls Bay

1/5
Karanne Hotel  stars Karanne Hotel
Address: Blacktail Street,St.Paul's Bay, Malta SPB09, Malta

Latest Review: Sep 2008

Ranked #8 of 8 hotels in St Pauls Bay

3/5
San Pawl Hotel  stars San Pawl Hotel
The Hotel San Pawl is set in an ideal location on a side road, only 100m from the shops, bars and restaurants on the main St. Paul's Bay road.

Latest Review: Nov 2010

Ranked #4 of 8 hotels in St Pauls Bay

2/5
Santa Maria Hotel  stars Santa Maria Hotel
Lively hotel with a good range of facilities and entertainment to please everyone. You'll find the many attractions and nightlife of the seafront and centre of Bugibba less than 1 km away. The beach at Golden Sands is 4.8 km away.

Latest Review: Sep 2007

Ranked #6 of 8 hotels in St Pauls Bay

3/5
The Mediterranea Suites & Hotel  stars The Mediterranea Suites & Hotel
Address: St. George's Street, St Paul's Bay, Malta

Latest Review: Jul 2012

Ranked #3 of 8 hotels in St Pauls Bay
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