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WHAT A GOOD ONE
ONLY 5 MINUTES WALK FROM THE CENTRE OF BUGIBBA.YOU PASS MANY FRIENDLY BARS AND CAFES.THE STAFF AT THE HOTEL ARE SUPERB,NOTHING IS TOO MUCH TROUBLE.THE EMERALD RESTAURANT SERVES REALLY GOOD FOOD WITH PLENTY OF VARIETY.THE BARS ARE BRILL WITH TRULY FRIENDLY STAFF. THE ROOMS ARE SPACIOUS AND COMFORTABLE. CLEANLINESS IS TOP RATED. JUST A FANTASTIC PLACE TO STAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FRIENDLINESS OF THE STAFF.VERY GOOD POOL AREA WITH LARGE POOLSIDE BAR. CENTRAL YET PEACEFUL SETTING
Nice quiet, inexpensive restaurant in Bugibba, Malta. Located on the water side of Islet Promenade it has a great view overlooking St. Paul's Island. A few tables are indoors but most are outside giving it a cafe like atmosphere.
Wide variety of food on the menu from breakfast, to pizza, pasta, grill dishes etc. The salads here are excellent especially the chicken with pineapple. Made fresh to order comes with small sides of bean salad and potato salad.
We have just returned from a self-catering, week long stay at the Topaz Hotel in Bugibba. Having read a numbr of 'mixed' reviews before we departed, we were a little confused as to what to expect, however 'mixed' would probably accurately sum up our experiences at this hotel.
Good points: Very nice reception area; a clean, spacious room; a number of helpful staff members; reasonably priced drinks in pleasant bar; nice pool
Bad points: Marathon to get to room, (132 steps, lift with no lighting and situated in another block via warren-like tunnels); apart from the reception area, definitely not the 4* standard described; foul smell in bathroom for 2 days, (due to blockage in drain system); poor view and no balcony; nowhere near enough sun loungers for the number of guests, (only enough for about 25% of guests); a large number of school parties staying, which meant noisy corridors, litter, (and even a fight in the main recption area!)
Overall, if you get a good deal and are expecting to get what you pay for, you won't be too disappointed. However, if you think you have got a total bargain and are expecting 4* luxury for 2* prices then you won't be a happy bunny!!
My husband and daughter stayed at the Topaz from 2nd to the 9th of May 2006 the reception is of 4star the rest is of 3 star quality, the room we stayed in was very clean and spacious the hotel bar is lovely and all of the staff are very helpful. There is maid service everyday which is helpful when u have a messy 5 year old' i'll be honest as a head chef and husband a second chef we just about managed to tolerate the food for 2 days and that was enough for us,if we would have carried on our daughter would have lost loads of weight so we ate out every breakfast , lunch and dinner. lovely restaurants and bars just 5 mins away i would stop at the topaz again , but i would not go h/b again
there is a lovely outside and in door pool. Buccaneers bar and restaurant do a lovely breakfast,as bayside and 2 keys do a lovely dinner i, definately going back next year but i,ll stay at the buccanneers as they offer a guest house accomodation with brekkie and 3 course dinner per person for only 7 lira per night .
Loved the topaz...definatly would return.
After reading all these negative reviews i felt i just had to show future travellers that the topaz isnt as bad as everyone is making it out to be. Me and my family, (including my disabled nan) stayed in the Topaz a few years back and loved every second of it. The food was brilliant and every meal was cooked to perfection. The hotel staff were polite and did everything they could to help improve your stay. The pool area was fantastic, and it never felt like you were ontop of anyone else or in their way. The only downfall of the hotel was its overall location. Other than that everything was fantastic and catered for the needs of everyone, with or without special requirments.
Night and day.
Just returned from a week in th eTopaz Hotel booked through Chevron Malta Holidays.
Arriving in the small hours was given a room which could have been in a different town
such was the trek to get there. The room had a pool of water in the middle of the floor,
bathroom was dirty with the shower hanging of the wqll - generally a very 'tired' room
and never could it be described as 4* Did manage to complain and was promised a
change - this did not materialise until Saturday afternoon, two days after arrival, even
this was not forthcoming until the threat to walk out was made, having lived out of a
suitcase for two days. The 'view' from the balcony had to be seen to be believed, a
shanty town description would be flattery! When I did eventually get a change of room
the difference was night and day, such a pity that this had to be contested as thiis
room was exceptionally nice overlooking the swimming pool and in an excellent state of
decoration with quality furnishings and added to the excellent dining room buffet service,
I'm at a loss to understand why this establishment allows it's standards to drop. The
only way I'd agree to return here would be with a guarantee to be housed in the
superior part of the establishment.
It'sd not that bad!!
I was absolutely dreading comng to the Topaz after reading all these reviews, but have just returned today and I have to say it is nowhere near as bad as some poeple will have you believe.
Yes, the rooms are a little tired in places, but they are clean and if you request a Pool View, they have a lovely balcony overlooking the marquee where the evening entertainment plays. I went All Inclusive and didn't leave the hotel once all week. I can't say the food was my cup of tea, but it was edible, and if you love salads/veggies you'll be very happy. I personally prefer meat and fish. There'a always a pasta dish, which is usually quite nice.
It's a bit rough round the edges, the staff go from one extreme to the other; either lovely or miserable. There is one man behind thw Pool Bar whi so was so cranky I was actually scared of asking for a drink. I got the feeling he was totting up in his head how much worth I'd got out of my All Inclusive wristband that day! The chap at Royal Oak is lovely, and there are many delightful staff (peppered with one or two who seem to feel its a huge effort getting you a drink or a spoon or whatever you ask for, particularly in the restaurant)
The entertainment is reasonably good- a variety of four acts aclternating each night. Ernest the singer is particularly good, there are two ladies who sing Disco/charts etc and a Country and Western.I missed the fourth one. I was appalled though by the staff, who proceeded to clean away tables and chair before the act had finished. They would wander across the stage carrying tables so they could get off home earlier! Thought that was very rude for the sake of another 4-5 minutes.
If you have young children (under 3) I would advise hiring the babysitting at 2.50 lira an hour (£4.30) she is very good. I used her for 5 hours a day, she's called Joanne and is excellent. My little boy loved goinjg, and she taught him Maltese words and toook him for ice cream, I was very happy with the service provided in this respect- always reliable, punctual and professional, as well as kind and warm to my 2 year old son.
I would go back to the Topaz, we only paid £1300 for 3 adults and a child All Inclusive for 1 week, so we can hardly complain if the odd thing here and there wasn't completely perfect. I enjoyed mysely anyway!
Stay away from this hotel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you are thinking of booking this hotel....... Please don`t, it is truly awful!!!!!!!!!!
1/ Half the rooms are in a completely different annex and some 5 floors beneath the hotel. These rooms are awful, looking out to brick walls, sewerage pipes and air vents. It took us 3 room changes to find one that is decent.
2/ The pool area is dirty, with various locals hogging it and being very protective of sunbeds.
3/ The food is disgusting. Tried a breakfast and ate out the rest of the time.
4/ The bar smells foisty.
We really weren`t expecting an unbelievable hotel, for the price we payed, but this wasn`t even of a 2 star standard. It really isn`t clean and this grossed me out. If you can- avoid this hotel like the plague. If already booked, try and head out as much as poss. Buggiba is nice, with lots of lovely bars and restaurants and the buses take you to various differnt parts of malta.
Topaz Hotel- Bugibba, Malta
Bugibba, Malta, Europe
Lawrences foodstore conversion St Bugibba
Do you have the phone number for Lawrences Foodstore
Re: Lawrences foodstore conversion St Bugibba
I had a quick look and couldn't find anything, but here is how I went about it for future reference! :)
I googled "Conversion Street Bugibba" to get the road name in Maltese.
Then I went here (http://postcodes.maltapost.com/) to check the postcode and confirm list of addresses in the street and got this:
LAWRENCE FOOD STORE TRIQ PATRI GUZEPP CALLEJA BUGIBBA, SAN PAWL IL-BAHAR SPB 2734
I then went here http://www.go.com.mt/Default.aspx?ID=11, Malta's online phone directory and didn't find anything, I searched the whole island on just "Guzepp Calleja" in the street name and it found 1 business match, which wasn't the right one!
I guess they either don't have a phone or its listed as a residential number!