Travel operator: chevron
2006 was another story, the hotel has converted some of it's upper floors to time share accommodation, so there were always people being herded into the hotel off the street by time-share touts.
The food wasn't very good, the breakfasts were okay, although I did break my tooth on a peice of bacon. The dinners varied, some nights they were okay other nights the concoctions were laughable.
At weekends masses of Spaniards arrived, because the hotel offer cheap weekend breaks, so the place was mobbed.
The food was a lot better at the weekends as well, seems they were catering for the weekend breakers. Trouble is, it was manic in the restaurant and the queues stretched right round the dining room and it was full of screaming kids.
We were hoping for a lovely relaxing holiday like we'd had in 2005, but it's all changed there now. We won't be going back next year.
Travel operator: Chevron
Bedroom clean, good sheets & towels, but very basically furnished for a 4*, limited choice of T.V. channels & extra Lm2 per day for a kettle.
Food quite good. Dinner: help yourself to 4 meat choices, 1 fish, 2 pasta, 2 potatoes, 2 rice, couscous, wide range of salads & hot veg, soup, 3 cheeses, range of bread & crackers, fresh fruits, about 10 types of desserts and 3 sorts of icecreams. "live cooking stations" so if you wanted you could ask the chef not to add sauces/spices to your food. Plenty of choice for children, but I would have liked to see more fish choice.
Breakfast: the best coissants! cold cuts, cheeses, 3 yoghurts, 3 cereals, 3 juices, pancakes and the usual cooked breakfast buffet. The tea & coffee was a let down as you had to go over to a vending machine and fill a cup at a time - but we never did manage to find a cup, so gave up! Prefer a pot of tea & coffee on your table, rather than running around dinning room.
Hotel staff very polite & helpful. Large very well equipped gym, good sized indoor pool, free use of saunas and steam room.Outdoor pools closed for winter, but seemed to be good size. Free parking in hotel carpark.
Went out in evening so cannot comment on entertainment.
Basically, a good hotel just let down by a few minor details.
Travel operator: direct booking
The room and bathroom were very clean with large balcony and and also its own fridge and safe.
The facilities were great - gym, swimming pool, sauna etc all at no extra charge.
The food was fantastic, very large choice and loads of it. Breakfast consisted of whatever you wanted - rolls, cooked meats, toast, cereals, fresh fruit, pancakes, pastries and full cooked breakfasts - yummy. Evening meal choices were soup, pasta dishes, all kinds of salads, fish, meat dishes and veg etc - spoilt for choice and the desserts were wicked!
Staff were very pleasant and helpful.
Did not really see entertainment so cannot comment on that.
Would definitely return to same hotel.
Travel operator: Chevron
Staff at the Hotel could not do enough for you and were always friendly and helpful. Two examples of note. Firstly we received a handwritten note from our room-maid welcoming us and wishing us an enjoyable stay! An unprecedented circumstance.
Secondly, we received an unsolicited telephone call from the porter on the day of our departure asking if we required assistance with our luggage from our room, and, if so, when we needed it. A nice touch!
Hotel is handy for all areas of Bugibba and St Pauls Bay and 200 metres from bus terminus where buses to all parts of Malta can be accessed at little cost.
Strongly recommended as a four-star establishment and as value for money. We intend to return.
Travel operator: Sunspot
Our rooms were cleaned daily and bedding changed every other day. The beds were very comfortable. Towels changed when you requested. The rooms were fairly large and airy with a nice balcony. We had a sea view, unfortunately partially hidden by a large casino which had been built between the hotel and the sea.
Although we were bed and breakfast (We hired a car and travelled around trying different restaurants etc) the meals were the same each day and not very exciting including 2 evening meals and snacks at the bars were expensive.
However facilities for every type of person were in this hotel, from the leisurely to the fit where there was a brilliant gym. and from the young to the old, although evening entertainment was disappointing with what seemed to be karaoke each night and nothing else.
Travel operator: Bellair
Travel operator: malta direct
The rooms were kept spotless as were the pool area. Lots to do for the little ones and also space for adults to be away from them if necessary.
Good pool towel service. We were on a bed and breakfast basis which was very adequate - liked the way you could eat breakfast outside which was nice and cooling. Worth getting rooms with sea views.
Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. One of the lights was not working on arrival within 10 mins of me ringing housekeeping this was put right.
Travel operator: Booked direct
The room was large but was situated at the back of the hotel and the view was not good from the tiny balcony that was there. In fact the view resembled something from the Lebanon. If you do book this hotel make sure you specify that you want a pool or sea view. You will pay a supplement for this but it is well worth it. We did manage to change rooms after two nights. We got a pool view which was superb.
The bars and restaurants were excellent. The Sat night was a BBQ night. We booked for this but I was a bit dubious thinking it would not be that great. How wrong could I be! The food was nothing short of superb. We sat, overlooking the sea, the sun setting over the horizon. It was excellent.
The hotel staff were very helpful, the food was superb. Real pride taken by the chefs.
The entertainment was very good too. Singers would perform on a stage by the pool. They were all good.
Just remember to specify a pool or sea view and you will have a great stay at a quality hotel.
I would definitely stay here again!
Travel operator: Expedia
On arrival they took your card number and anything bought was put onto your room account to be settled either at the end of the holiday or when returning home. The rooms were very large with a nice balcony.
They were always kept spotlessly clean. The location was just a short walk from the bus station from which you could get a bus to anywhere on the island very cheaply. The food was good with plenty of choice. However if you went in late it would often be cold.
During our stay I slipped and fell in the restaurant (some fruit juice had been spilt and not cleaned up). The restaurant staff were excellent and very caring and arranged for a doctor to come and see me at their expence.
On the whole the hotel made the holiday as we were not impressed with the resort.
Travel operator: Thomson
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