The food was very good with a selection of local and more British dishes served at the buffet restaurant. One very good point is that the restaurant is free seating so you select your table on arrival, much better that having fixed seating. The local drinks and wine were fine.
The public spaces are large and there are activities available for those wishing to join in but thankfully no pressure to do so.
The furniture around the pool is nearing the end of its useful life and the whole area suffers badly from fly infestation.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.
I would say that the hotel is looking a little tired in places. We had a sea view room on the second floor which was large and had a pleasant balcony with two plastic chairs and a small table. Of the room itself everything looked a little past its best with obvious signs of wear and tear to the furniture and furnishings. The fridge barely worked and the TV picture was appalling (even on channels which were first class in the public rooms such as the shop). The bathroom had a very low bath with shower over (when are hotels going to realise that most people now shower and would prefer a proper walk in shower). The sink was cracked and the toilet seat was of very low quality plastic.
We did enjoy our stay and had a relaxing time but I would rate the Coastline as a three rather than a four star until some refurbishment is undertaken.
Travel operator: saga
Travel operator: First Choice
a four star Hotel, served by the most obliging Staff.who also keep the Hotel spotlessly clean. Food is of the highest order,and something to suit everybody is on offer. As You may judge this Hotel is hard fault,however if I must.....It would add to the Hotels esteem if a jug or plain drinking water was available on the table at Dinner (without Charge ).Surprisingly there is no dedicated T.V. room,this is often used for other purposes. The Room T.V. Handset. A deposit Maybe but a charge to use it ?... No
We would return to This Hotel tomorrow.
Travel operator: Mercury Direct
It is still a fabulous hotel - great food, rooms, entertainment and everything else!!
We opted for a high floor country/inland view room as these get virtually all day sun. They are so quiet and are not overlooked. In the height of summer a sea view might be preferential as the inland view rooms would be very hot!!
We were so pleased to see that the colony of cats that live at the back of the hotel were in beautiful condition - probably due to the fact that each day there were piles of meat from the previous days dinner put out by the hotel staff. Even steak one day!! The cats are very friendly and are a delight to watch.
We would certainly return to this hotel again.
Travel operator: Independant
Travel operator: Belle Air
Travel operator: thomson
Would reccomend A/Inc for two week stay or if you are a "arrive, sit by the pool, go home' person.
Hotel very clean in all areas. Bedrooms/lifts slightly worn but absolutely nothing to write home about.
Food good + with fine choice at breakfasts but slightly bland dinners which if staying for more than a week would become a little boring. Well cooked and presented, excellent starters and sweets, good main course selection (no chips = bliss!)rising to v good on occasions. Super dining room with great view. Ditto large bar and most imposing marble reception/lounge.
Location 'out on a limb' but thats why we like it and have given it 4*. (not 5* as road outside can be noisy at rush hours but hotel is set back and upwards so it is not a problem most of the time. Fine at night with doors closed, we are v light sleepers and slept fine after first night) Great views from seaview rooms (reccomended) across bay.
Regular free hotel mini bus to centre of Qwara/Bugibba area. Nowhere really for a long stroll outside hotel in evenings.
Staff very friendly indeed. The odd surely waiter/barman but as a whole they really make you welcome.
We are not entertainment types and what we did see, apart from the v hard working likeable Johnny Gee, was pretty bland, boring stuff.
Would visit again (avoiding school hols) as its 40+ age range is ideal, (used to be a Thomson Gold) very laid back, few if any screaming kids (done all that), lovely pool area , never crowded and as far as we have seen/heard one of only a few hotels in Malta that is anywhere near its star rating. Most 4* to UK eyes are 3*, most 3* are nearer to 2* etc. As they say Malta has a unique character many love it many don't. Definately no grey areas. Its ramshackle in a lot of places but its highlights are very good indeed. As one guest said, 'it needs a good wash and brush-up' in places but you would equally apply that to much of blighty too! Personally we have become endeared to Malta and its lovely people.
Travel operator: Malta Direct.
Travel operator: thomson
There are flys and wasps all over Malta, not just at this hotel.
The food in the Hotel is good, however we find hotel food gets boring so we eat out (the standard of food in Malta is high) and only ever do B&B at the hotel. Breakfast is very good in my oppinion. Local wine and beer is excellent, try Marsovin Special Reserve red wine and Cisk lager, both are cheap and great
The location of the hotel means using buses or car hire, we always hire because its cheap and they drive on the same side like us
The hotel is clean, staff friendly. I would say it represents good value for money. We book through the internet and sort our own flights. Last year we paid
Travel operator: Own Arrangements
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