PLEASE FIND BELOW THE REVIEW I SUBMITTED TO TRIP ADVISOR TODAY(it has not appeared yet)
We have been staying here All-Inclusive since Christmas Eve. On arrival the man on reception who may have been the manager made sure we did not miss out on the Xmas dinner and ushered us straight into the Dining Room while they looked after our luggage, we were very grateful for this. Many hotels would not have bothered.
We have stayed all-inclusive in several hotels in Spain, in Tunisia and Turkey, I would say it is the best all-inclusive food we have ever had. The people who have moaned about it must employ Gordon Ramsey or Delia Smith to make their dinners at home. My only complaint is that I have put on about 2 stone in 5 days lol! There is generally a choice of two different meats and fish every night, potatoes, rice, pasta, traditional and Mediterranean vegetables, reasonable salad and beautiful desserts. Between 11.00am and 3.00pm burgers, chips, toasties, sandwiches and salads are served in the bar.
The all-inclusive bar is much the same as any other I have been to and branded names can be bought extremely cheaply (about half the price of Spanish hotels) Unfortunately the all-inclusive bar stops at 11.00 pm I gather that is normal in Malta as is the fact you have to pay for wine with dinner (but at very reasonable prices. There is no free wi-fi in public places as stated in some older adverts but wi-fi is available in all parts of the hotel at 30p per hour with different rates including the E15 for seven days which I chose.
We were pleasantly surprised that there was entertainment every night (Thank God it didn't include the usual boring, obligatory Bingo) and also that the free bus service is fully in operation from morning to night. (We have found that other places usually fail to provide this outside of High Season) The hotel is well-located and public bus-stop is across the road, weekly ticket is best value. The reception staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the bar staff are efficient and have had to put up with some terrible moaners this week, which is probably why they don't smile. Our cleaner is lovely and does her job well. the room is nice with a small balcony, continental quilt rather than those scratchy blankets. The TV is small but anyone who flies to Malta to watch TV needs to get a life.
We would definitely return to this hotel, hopefully some week when its not bucketing down with rain. But that is not the Hotel's fault although to listen to some guests you'd think it was1
Stayed December 2011