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Its location is excellent and the view from the balcony over the harbour is spectacular. Very convenient for everything.The breakfast was large. The good thing about this hotel is its location. Smoking is allowed in the bedrooms and our room smelled of cigarette smoke. The hotel appears to be in a 60's/70's time warp and furniture and fittings reflect this. Also, although it was not cheap (Euro 100 per night) it had a very high proportion of young, backpacking guests, which was unexpected. On two of the three night we stayed there, there was no fresh fruit at breakfast.
Location, in front of Sliema Sea, it's located in a very animated street with lots of cafés and terraces. Unfortunately, almost everything. Small elevators, a bedroom with accepts (alcatifa) (which is no longer used), very few light, very bad matresses (bad for your back) with no dais (estrado), no remote control for TV, bathroom with no bidet, just a small light, no water pressure in the bath and in the washing closet, poor breakfast and everywhere we go a bad smell of fried food mixed with mold (mofo) of a building and structure that has not followed tourism evolution and minimum conditions to be given to its clients. It seems Marina Hotel has stopped in time. Not to repeat, not to return, not to advise to anyone, that's for sure.
I liked the room, food and staff. I was made to feel very welcome no english channels on TV
The view from the hotel was impressive. We stayed on the sixth floor. And of cause the location. The breakfast buffet was extremely boring.
Position in town of Sliema. Extreme friendliness of staff. Easy access to all services to visit all parts of island.
Leaving! Wasn't what i expected it to be for the money paid. No air con as stated it had. It was actually a heater, which wasn't a lot of use with temperatures around mid 30'sc. The room was very dirty ie. mucky walls, headboard on bed was black with dirt, torn stained matteress and furniture from the 1960's. I thought when i walked in the room i'd stepped into a cheap B & B in Blackpool. View from window was to a dirty courtyard which comprised of waste food, knives and forks, used condoms all thrown down on to the roof below and on courtyard. The breakfast offered on the B & B basis was only toast or cereal, very basic indeed. I paid extra for the hotel as it was supposedly in a good location. It was a huge dissapointment and i will never be wasting my money to go there again.
Rooms, although clean were basic. Staff were friendly. Good location for buses/ferries etc. Only 2 very small & slow lifts. Rooms are designed for sleeping in, and not for staying in as very basic in nature. Good local transport outside the hotel, but mixed in with lots of local traffic - can imagine the noise in the height of summer.
The room was very small, me and my cabin bagage and it was full. It seems to be a place not reformed since 80s, and it need it. Very old and cracked forniture and toilet. Breakfast options are very poor.
The reception staff were very helpful in terms of my questions, giving advice on how to go places around Malta. The big problem for me was Internet access: I couldn't get the wi-fi access that was advertised on the top floor of the hotel and the card system was very expensive (ie 3 euros for 75 minutes, 2 euros for 20 minutes, but was never for the full amount, always less). Moreover, the location wasn't ideal for me, as I was in Malta for work and had to go back to the capital Valletta to go anywhere. Next time I'll stay in Valletta as the surrounding district of Sliema is pretty run-down and there's not much to do, ie. no real beaches or historical sites to visit.
The front desk staff were always kind and helpful. They responded to my requests right away and gave me information I needed.
Excellent location, superb food/dining. Good, helpful staff. Good value for money Lousy WiFi - worst/slowest have ever experienced- used Burger Kings in hotel lobby! Did not like paying for use of minibar or safe - this was not made clear on website.
what i liked the most were quietness, comfort and the good price-quality relation.
the view was amazing, however the hotel seems to cater mostly for people much older than us - in attitude if not in years - who didn't mind being told what was available rather than being asked what they'd like.This isn't what I expect from a true 5 star hotel. The gym was closed on Sundays - why? This was one of the reasons we went to the hotel! See above. Very unimpressed about closure of gym facilities on Sunday.
the room was excellent,with perfect view on La valletta walls,very good breakfast the shower was broken and they need 3 days to repair it
The room was great, the view to Valetta fantastic and the restaurant choice superb In some of the restaurants the service was a little slow. No wi-fi internet access.
Near to good shopping, the sea and convenient for Valleta, ferries Does not deserve a five star rating. Not the best quality food. Not all spa facilities in use.
i liked the food in most restaurants as we stayed ion a spa room we could not find a thing to complain about .This is the forth time we have stayed here and hope to do so again if they carry on doing the all inclusive deals
The location of the hotel is spot on. It is close to everything including the hop on hop off tour buses, harbour cruises etc. There is a new modern shopping centre next door to the hotel. We had a lovely room with a fabulous view of the harbour. The room was clean and modern and the bathroom was spotless. The hotel is about 20 mins from the airport (by taxi). The staff were helpful and there is a good choice of restaurants in the hotel. The buffet breakfast was good too and overall the hotel was good value for money. There was nothing to dislike about this hotel.
god frukost och bra service
Good breakfast, good hotels' restorants Itis a shame, that residents of the 5 stars hotel have to pay for towels in pool area and for a gym as extra payment! The quality of SPA procedures are not corresponding offered prices.
Nice hotel in excellent position, close to shopping and cafes, very helpful staff at checkin.
Excellent sight, offer price per night quite appealing, good beds. Invasive staff (three calls in the room for apparently no reason (check for closed windows, check-out confirmation 2 hrs before time etc), could have phoned from reception). Varied but low-quality breakfast buffet. Bathroom cleanliness improvable. Very expensive spa treatments (higher than most Italian SPAs).
very nice place, restaurants were good no
view to La Valletta across the bay, very nice stuff, free Harbour tour with a boat for the hotel guests. We stayed at the same hotel for the second time ... but probably the last time too. For the first night we came, we were placed in (I belive so) older part of the building. Now we understand complains of other guests on this page. Lucky for us first in the morning nice receptionist finded the room which we demand in our reservation in newer part of the hotel. Food is really poor quality and I'm sorry have to say kind of low cost for most of it- no excuse for! Even nice stuff can't do a miracle out of awfull salami, susagess and only 1 kind of cheap cheese. One week of eating ham and eggs is too much especially for four stars hotel. During my stay they renovated the restaurant. The substitute place was to small so there were crowdy and caotic breakfasts all the time at any time. How we payed full price I find this high uncorrect. Close to hotel complex new shopping point is just opened which already causes road in front of the hotel noisy and traffic. Wi-Fi is still science fiction for the managers. There is no PC available to the guests even in reception lobby! Realy poor and far from 4 stars!
booked double room we had a family suite with 2 bedrooms and sitting room food was a bit boring after a week some fresh fruit apples etc would have been nice at breakfast
We had a garden room which we found nice and quite with plenty of room. We did book a sea view room but as the rooms we had were much bigger we did not ask to change.
Close to restaurants & shopping The restaurant for breakfast was horrendous, buffet style sub standard food and the worst coffee I have ever tasted. Did not enjoy our stay and would not go back.
excellent breakfast and splendid seavieuw, nearby means of local transportation easy to reach on foot staf was not very hospitable
The situation of the hotel was fantastic looking over the water to Valletta. Very good for ferry and bus. Variety of restaurants to eat in. Very reasonably priced That we didn't have longer to spend there
location was stunning overlooking Valetta, also very convenient for all the buses and boat trips. The breakfast was good and the accomodation most comfortable and clean.Having tea/coffee facilities in the room was a bonus. signposting in the hotel was not great, we had no information in the room what facilities were available and how to find them.
Beach Club and breakfast
Price was fab and room was clean. Air con was very welcome, and the pastizzi at breakfast were great. You get what you pay for!
Nice hotel, Staff very freindly & helpful n/a
Staffs are so friendly and helpful, and also even the price was really cheap, their breakfast (buffe style) was awesome.
Generally the price was reasonable. Breakfast was decent. Beds were horrible, and impossible to sleep on.
It's near to the beach and the city center. it's easier from there catch the sightseeind bus.
We liked the location, the friendliness of the staff and we found it good value for money. The breakfasts were excellent and the dinner choices were varied with something to satisfy all tastes. Our room, although large and comfortable, was a little on the dark side with very little natural light.
the breakfast was correct There men at work from 6.30 am , very dusty room, small and not very clean