We are hoping to change our holidays from Summer to long winter breaks (we think 28 days is long!)
Four of us, all pensioners aged about 45 (in the feeble mind its 45) One not too good on the pins.
Can anyone recommend, from personal experiance anything?
Thanks in advance
Drummer & Co
Sorry posted this in error on Hotel Fortuna thread!
(Its the age you know )
Unfortunately the reviews are not favourable, but they are old reports and nothing has been mentioned for this year.
Would appreciate a more recent update and any help people can give.
I have stayed at the Santa Maria and its sister hotel accross the road who's name evades me I think it is the San Anton? when over there looking to buy property. It's hard to say really not knowing what you look for in a holiday but the accomadation was basic but clean with maid service every day except Sunday and the location is also good for touring around the island. They have entertainment on which I don't particular like i.e Bingo and the likes thereof. Meals were not bad (but again I prefer to dine out)
They operate an all inclusive system with local drinks being free and unfortunately most of the guest do not venture far afield but you'd be better off visiting the local bars if you want to get a feel for Malta. It's a down hill 5-10 minute walk into Buggiba which of course means an uphill walk back!
Have a nice holiday and if you have any particular questions then please post.
I have already changed my mind for the Santa Maria, to the Qawra Palace. As it was same price, 5 weeks & an indoor pool. The ratings in the travel brochures were fairly consistantly good but the independant reviews ... unbelieveable! I've never seen such a wide gap in peoples opinions in my life. Two reviews on Yahoo were within 2 days of each other & it was "never again" & "Brill, going back next year"
We would like to get away from the UK in winter, visit an interesting country, meet the people, sample the food & go home, wanting to return.
In your opinion ... whats the chance!!!
I know where your hotel is located but I have not been in there so am unable to comment on. It looks a nice hotel though and is in a good location. When are you going?
Don't let Pojo's post put you off as there are no open air loud pubs or nightclubs near your hotel. St Juliens is where all the teenagers go to party. As for hotel service well it's a bit of a gamble we have had both good staff and bad but there are lots of places nearby where you can get good food. Even if god forbid that the staff are terrible I hope it does not put you off Malta. A lot of people judge the place on the hotel service rather than the country.
I'm off there next week so if you want me to report on anything in particular let me know.
The four musthaveitears have just booked for Jan 06 for 5 weeks. Malta has to be better than the UK in January!!
Call in the QP & have a cuppa & let me know your opinion. Not that it makes a lot of differance, when you've already booked!
Always appreciate your help. Thanks again.
Drummer aka Frank
If you do go through the "noisy bit" it is no threatening like it is in the UK. Just walk through the mobs of kids until you come to a quiet bit. It won't take you long!!!!
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