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cheap but great
well... ive read most people hate the hotel and ive heard from locals that its rubbish, but im a typical tourist and i have to say i enjoyed my stay there. the room was great... nice view of the coastline hotel and beach from the roof. there is a large pool on the ground floor. a large pool for great swimmers and a small pool for todlers. on the roof theres a big.... erm.... padling pool! haha! nice and quiet tho. theres a lounge upstairs too with bingo nights and that. to be honest its more of a senior citizen hotel so its allways quiet! i think there were 4 floors... the downstairs has a tiny games room with a few arcade games nothing special. theres a internet section... a downstairs loung which is almost always full. the bar is great but always packed.. theres a laundret and a indoor 'heated' pool. but this seemed to be popular with children in the summer season. it is so cheap to stay here... 180 for a room for 3 weeks we paid last year on a HB basis. the food was great just like home from home!
Crossroads of Bugibba from the road of Salini
This photo was taken in the crossroads of Bugibba from the road of Salini. If you follow the Coastroad and pass Bahar ic-Caghaq the pass Coastline HOtel and then pass Salini (where there are the salt pans) you will find yourself at these crossroads. If you go straight you go up to Mellieha, St.Paul's Bay, Ghajn Tuffieha, Xemxija, Selmun and past Mellieha you will even end up in the port of Cirkewwa and can take the ferry to Gozo from there.
At the crossroads if you take a right you will end up in Bugibba.
Qawra part of Bugibba
I am placing this tip here because Qawra is soo small and did not find a travel page on it and Qawra is part of Bugibba so I thought it is very adapt.
In photo number 1 this is the small beach just opposite the Coastline Hotel. Be careful when crossing here and when driving around this area as many accidents happen. The little beach can have some jellyfish so come prepared and also some algae and its not always very nice to swim.
Photo Number 2 is taken from the coast road of Bahar ic-Caghaq looking towards Qawra and Bugibba.
Photo number 3 is of this little stream at Kennedy Grove which is this picnic area where there swings and a largish area where kids can play and family make picnics in Winter and just before Summer.
Just returned from a week at the Coastline Hotel. We had a lovely time, the hotel is clean and staff very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely view of the bay from our room. The food was excellent. We went all inclusive and can not fault a thing, even the packed lunches on the days we went out in our hire car were good.
Malta is a lovely holiday destination and I would recommend the Coastline hotel, the pool is large and there are plenty of sunbeds.
Excellent hotel,staff extremely efficient
My wife and I have just come back from a most enjoyable two weeks at the Coastline hotel celebrating our Silver Wedding anniversary. The food was very good, the hotel was very clean and the staff could not have been more friendly. The only problem being the insistant "time share" reps who constantly pester you, and who are sometimes mistaken for hotel staff, when asking you whether you are having any problems at the hotel. Otherwise we had an excellent time and the free courtesy bus to Bugibba was a very good idea, when the temperatures were creeping into the mid 30 degrees celsius and it was just a little too far to walk there.
We would definately go back to the Coastline, and to see more of Malta, and the fantastic capital of Valletta.
New Year 2006
My husband & I have been to Malta several times, but this was the first time at the Coastline Hotel. The room was an excellent size & very very clean. Fantastic view over the sea. The food was to die for no messy spoons all served for you & lots to choose from. We were there over new year & had the time of our lives thanks to Johnnie Gee. We will be back sometime in the future. The staff were so keen to please which was so nice to see.
I have just returned from 2 weeks at the Coastline Hotel and i thought it was lovely. The staff were all very friendly and treated you as a personal friend. We stayed there all inclusive and the food was very good, we were particularly impressed with the food at the poolside bar (previous all inclusive hotels i have stayed at only offer burgers and chips!) there was a brilliant variety. The food in the Pizzaria is also fantastic although you have to pay for it. The only problems were: you have to go outside to smoke, there are loads of flys by the pool and the location is not brilliant (although they offer a free bus to Buggiba). All in all we had a great time and i would definitley stay there again!
Loved every minute of it
My husband and I have just returned from a weeks stay at the Coastline Hotel in Malta. Before going I read the latest review of this hotel on this web site and was very aprehensive of what I might find when I got out there. However I must say I have not got one bad word to say about this hotel.
Our view from our balcony was amazing. Our room was large, spacious, clean and lovely. The maid service was excellent, and the staff friendly.
The restaurant was spot on, with a variety of choices and very tasty dishes.
The hotel itself is situated away from any hustle and bustle, but we found that a bonus. The courtsesy bus was very handy to go into town (Buggiba), but just as handy was the excellent bus service with the bus stop directly outside the hotel. For 50c you can travel anywhere around Malta.
The pool and bar area was outstanding, serving drinks and snacks all day, with a nice gazebo to sit out of the sun for a while.
The evenings entertainment was OK. The local Band "The Mics", we thought were very entertaining and the female member of the band had an excellent voice. For the week we were there, they only played for 2 of those nights. One night Johnny Gee entertained with Bingo and singing, another night was a magician and a sword swallower, and another night was a local celebrity singer who was very entertaining, a Maltese Tom Jones maybe !!
The time sharers are a pain, especially the ones in Buggiba, they approach you claiming to offer tickets to a street festival, or they offer scratch cards to be handed in at the airport, until you scratch it and wow you've won a prize !!!, they then try and convince you to go with them to a presentation.
The time sharers at the hotel leave you alone once you say no.
All in all we rate this hotel 9/10. We rate Malta 10/10.
We booked our hotel by looking through Lastminute, this was a reasoanbly priced hotel. When we arrived we were surprised to find out at the airport that we had been transferred to the raddisson for our first night, as the Coastline was over booked. We were only informed of this when we got off the plane in Malta. Initially, i felt this to be slightly disorganised, however, when arriving at the Radisson it was an amazing hotel, so were very pleased (this being a five star hotel instead of a four star).
The coastline was slightly out of the way, so if you are young, as i am, you would be much better off in St Julinas. In addition, the buses were quite infrequent so getting around Malta was sometimes difficult. However, they do provide a complementary bus service.
i would highly recommend this hotel.
The food was substantial, ans the service was excellent. The All Inclusive option is well advised, and very adequately priced! the Breakfasts were delicious, something to suit everybody's taste.
There was a very nice indoor and outside swimming pool, the outside pool i did not get to use as it was a bit nippy.
The hotel is situated very closely to a land fill site, therefore if the wind was blowing in the direction of the hotel it could sometimes be most unpleasant.
Do not get me wrong, i had the best time at The Coastline hotel, this coming from someone who is very choosy about the hotel i wish to stay in.
The rooms were very clean and really spacious, i would recommend the sea view, as it was marvellous to wake up to. The staff could not be any more hospitable, making you very welcome on a more personal level.
Bugibba is a very popular place to go to when you are on holiday in Malta. Even though there is night life there however in my opinion St Julians is more active and Bugibba is more family orientated. Besides having a good nightlife Bugibba also has quite a few shops.
"Photo taken from Bugibba"
The way to Bugibba coming from St Julians is very simple. You have to keep to the coast road never making any turns. Pass the Coastline Hotel and keep going straight until you will find cross roads and you can see the signs that take you to Bugibba. On the road one can see old huts and it is in this area that salt used to be collected and stored. This area is called 'Salini'. In the area of salini in the past salt water used to be gathered and left to dry in the sun. When the water evaporates the salt remains and is then used.
Little beach opposite Coastline Hotel
First time visit to Malta
I'll be in Malta for a few days in June. Good weather?
About how much are higher end hotels?
Is it safe for someone to travel alone there?
RE: First time visit to Malta
The weather will be very hot, and it is one of the safest places I know you have no worries
RE: RE: First time visit to Malta
It may be interesting to compare a couple of crime rates (per 100 000 population) for Malta and Boston:
aggravated assault: Malta 50.6, Boston 669.6
rape: Malta 7.9, Boston 61.9
Of course, nowhere in the world is totally safe and the chances of being a crime victim may be increased by a visitor's unawareness of local circumstances or his/her stupidity in behaving in an inappropriate manner. But for those who behave reponsibly and demonstrate a minimum level of awareness, it may generally be said that Europe is much safer than the USA.
RE: First time visit to Malta
really hot in june. i have always felt safe out and about in malta but have stayed in bugibba as it is very tourist friendly.this year we are going to try mellieha in may.can recommend the coastline hotel. cost us £379 per person last year.that was all inclusive which was brilliant because a party of six of us went so every night we could party (if we wanted to).we did have a l;ot of fun but if you are on yor own i suggest you find out where your age group would meet and go along.the rate we paid was still winter rates so expect to pay more but you would really enjoy the hotel.the food is great the hotel is clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. hope this helps enjoy your stay.
RE: First time visit to Malta
Malta is pretty safe. Speaking from a female standpoint who travels alone here I have no problems. It is the first place that I have visited as a western tourist whereby I do not feel threatened in going through a city alone.
Five star accommdation can start from around £600 per week.
Weather at the moment is sunny here, although can be quite windy sometimes. If it's windy when you wake up it usually be windy by the time you go to bed again. malta is a great place in June. Happy holiday.
RE: First time visit to Malta
since my last reply we have been to mellieha.we really enjoyed it.we stayed at the mellieha bay hotel and found it every bit as good as the coastline but with a better view.we found mellieha to be a better place to stay and would definately go again. next year we may try an apartment because we would like to go for two weeks because we still havent seen all that we would like to see and this visit was my 7th visit to malta so as you can see i do love malta.the weather was sunny most of the time but not as hot as it will be in june. hope you enjoy your holiday and if you would like any suggestions of what to see just ask.