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Best view of the ocean
The stay at intercontinental was brilliant. The staff very friendly especially the man at the concierge. It was close to the beach and has lovely walkways along the beach. they have a big supermarket close by and Max & Spencers too. A big mall just opposite the hotel.
The hotel is big and the rooms are quite spacious too. You name it they have everything... pools, restaurants, shopping, jewellary shops...all the women should be having a big smile on the face now.
Just outside the hotel they have a big theatre (movies), i mean what else would you ask for, oh i forgot they have all the fast food centers close by like Burger King, Hard Rock Cafe, TGIF, Mc Donalds....
So i would recommend this hotel to everyone. Top class. They have a indoor pool as well as an outdoor. The outdoor pool is beautiful and has good view. I liked the indoor pool as i needed no sun ans just for relaxation and my wife taught me few lessons on swimming too...
The Easter Breeze Asian restaurant was brilliant and one of the best Tum Yum seafood soup ever, very friendly staff.
The Haruba restaurant had buffets everday and had different themes evry night. Beleive me they have a good variety.
One of the Top3 hotels in Malta
I booked this hotel following mazzap's recommendation posted here @ VT (see below).
However, one thing to add: You really should specify "garden view" on your hotel reservation. Only these rooms are really quiet. The other rooms are facing Paceville -the nightclub district of St. Julians. The noise in these rooms is unbelievable, even on the 14th floor.
Here mazzap's opinion, which I fully support:
"A fantastic hotel - we stayed 16 nights in August and couldn't fault it in any way! Lived up to every one of it's 5 stars! It's fairly new and the contemporary design of the interior looks fabulous - sparkling glass, light wood and mirrors everywhere. Try and book one of the 'club' rooms (and specify a garden view) - they occupy the top 3 floors and are very spacious. Also this would entitle you to complimentary use of the 'club lounge' - which includes hot and cold buffet breakfast (huge choice!) and afternoon cakes and pastries, also all day drinks - all kinds - even champagne! It's all 'help yourself' or if you prefer, the staff will bring you whatever you request! It's a great place to relax at any time. State of the art plasma screen televisions and computers / printers with unlimited Internet use are provided free of charge in the lounge too! Outdoors there is a large rooftop terrace with lovely views down to the bay. Situated about 10km from the airport, with a hotel taxi service to or from, fixed at 18 Euros.
Within the hotel are 6 luxurious restaurants and a huge outdoor pool area. The indoor pool looked nice for cooler weather times too. As expected from a top class hotel, the list of amenities provided is endless, but I can personally recommend the fitness centre and beauty salon in particular."
couldn't ask for more
My extended family and I stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel, Malta for a week and loved every minute of it. As members of the Intercontinental Ambassador Club, we were upgraded to suites from the club rooms we had booked. The rooms were quite large, with a separate shower in the bathroom. The 15th floor lounge was great with daily breakfast, internet access, tea and pastries in the afternoon, and drinks in the evening. The staff in the lounge and the concierges were extremely helpful. I travel frequently and can say that this was the best service I have received in a hotel.
Very comfortable stay
Very good,clean and comfortable hotel. Nice big rooms with balcony. Take a panoramic room otherwise you end up looking at apartments accross the road or other boring views with a chance of being disturbed by the nightlife around the hotel. Breakfast is very good with a huge number of choices to make. Located several minutes from the busstation, the nightlife of Malta is right around the corner.
Hotel staff do not seem to understand the sign 'do not disturb' on the door, very annoying when they knock or enter with the sign hanging. It is more a conference hotel and it feels as if tourists are just a second rate guest to fill the empty spots. The buffett restaurant has open windows in the lobby which makes the lobby smell of food in the evening. Especially when fish is served the smell is disgusting.
Nevertheless it remains a good place to stay.
5star with 6 star service
I have been with my husband and my son in this hotel. we stayed in room 1426 over looking the pool, it was very nice view. All i have to say this hotel was amazing, rooms, pools, private beach, restourants and the staff were the friendliest we have ever seen. From checking in to checking out, very fast service. Brenda did an excellent job checking us in. Concierge were the most helpful of them all, Robert and Duncan were Amazing in giving us information and what to do in Malta. Thanks goes to this hotel because it made our holiday enjoyable and well worth it. you will see us there next year.
ups and downs
well i stayed at the intercontinental during peek time in Malta,it was July lots and lots of tourists and noise.so i don't suggest anyone going to Malta at that time.So When we arrived at the Hotel it was about 11am,our room wasn't ready until 3.15pm more than 4 hours doing nothing because we were tiried so that is minus 1 for the hotel,but as many reviews here staff were very friendly,they offered us coffee while we wait,went to the concierge for some info about the island,i never seen such young concierges any where in the world and i must say they were very helpful and talented team.i mean i stayed at the hilton rome last year almost all the staff were old and out dated,yes maybe more expiernced but very Arrogant.The building itself is very modern but when you start walking around you will see some water leakeges that may have occured,you will find them in guest corridors, dining area and even lobby.another minus point for the hotel.Food was good you will breakfast buffet which is not bad and restaurants are very nice.Hotel is very clean,even rooms are cleaned properly.
So these are my ups and downs of the hotel,hope this review is helpful to anyone going on holiday to malta.i would still recomend the hotel to anyone going to malta.
Just back from malta a few days ago. The intercontinental is a lovely hotel. I travel a lot and for price etc this is probably the best i have ever stayed in. Make sure you get a club room with access to the 15ht floor pool and refreshments all the time. Breakfast was lovely. The hotel and staff (especially nadia) were ace. The gym is massive - bigger than my local one back home. Great place to stay.
One word of warning though - while it is right next to paceville and lots of bars are near by when they say its a young crowd it really is. The place is swarming with 12-16 year olds on Fri/Sat nights - I kid you not. At 30 I felt like a grandad. Other than that its a great hotel.
After rapidly checking out of another apartment complex we were lucky enough to get a room during peak season at this sensational hotel. The reception staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful, and the porters were fabulous as were the concierge staff. The hotel itself is very new and just fabulous. The room we had was on the far side of the pool overlooking the pool and the bay, for a last minute booking it couldn't have been nicer. We had a lovely balcony, the room was large and very very comfortable, the bathroom was lovely and the TV information system great. Breakfast which was included with the rate was an enormous buffet, just delicious! The pool was great, the hotel also has a beach club about 2 minutes down the road with private chairs and a restaurant for hotel patrons. The hotel is located directly opposite a shopping centre and Hard Rock Cafe, there are lots of other bars and restaurants in the area, and the bus stop to travel around the island is about 5 minutes walk from the hotel. The area it's in is popular with students and backpackers and there are alot of bars up steep steps next to the hotel, but the hotel is completely quiet, and the whole island is very safe. Malta is such a lovely island and this hotel and the staff especially just made the holiday all the more enjoyable. The Maltese people as a whole I think are the nicest people I have ever met (and I have travelled extensively), and the best looking too! Definatley a hotel to stay at!!!
Very high standard rooms
I have just got back from a conference at the Intercontinental. I was lucky enough to get a room on the club floor, room 1421. Unfortunately it doesn't have a pool view, but the room itself was stunning. A fantastic shower and a luxurious bath, plus lots of toiletries: toothpaste, toothbrush, conditioner, shampoo, mouthwash.
There was a lovely terracotta urn in the room, which was a nice touch, and the room itself was huge.
The hotel is in a handy location if you want to explore Malta, there is a car rental office at the hotel and there is a multistorey car park on the same street. You also have easy access to the main roads and airport, but it is still very quiet.
There are a number of bars in the hotel and some very nice restaurants. I didn't get a chance to go to the gym, but my colleagues loved it. The pool areas are stunning.
Loved this hotel and would definitely go back.
Malta Diary Dec 2004
"Me next to Intercontinental Malta"
"Christmas scene at Malta"
This is Republic street, Valletta famous shopping street.
I was amazed with all the christmas lights and enjoying the christmas melody played on the street.
"At the merchants street of Valletta"
"A journey to Gozo"
"St Julians Bay scene"
"Mdina full of cats"
My favourite pictures of all
EB at the seaside
Lion Crest at medina gates
Fishing bay in Malta
Has anybody stayed at the Milano Due Hotel in Sliema.
I would like to know something about it.
Thanks a lot..!!!!
Re: Hotel info.
I haven't been to the milano due hotel however if you are coming during the summer period i would suggest you try to look at a hotel in Bugibba or Qawra.
Then again, if you want something close to Sliema or St. Julian's you might want to consider the Intercontinental Malta or Hilton.
Re: Re: Hotel info.
Ho già prenotato. Era solo per sapere qualcosa di più su quest'hotel.
Grazie lo stesso e ciao!!!
Accommodation St. Julian's/Sliema/Gozo
Hi all.Just registered with VT today, so still finding my way round. Interesting info on this thread, but I'm still undecided about a 4-star hotel. Have my eye on the Vivaldi Golden Tulip, but am open to suggestions for the above areas. I like peoplewatching, so the bustle of St Julian's doesn't bother me. Arriving in September for a fortnight.
Any info from local people very welcome.
Re: Accommodation St. Julian's/Sliema/Gozo
Vivaldi is right in the middle of Paceville so it can be quite chaotic and noisy. I would opt for another 4 star hotel , like the Corinthia Marina or Corinthia San GOrg which are still very close to St JUlians however in a quieter area.
There is also Interncontinental Hotel , this is a new hotel and it is located in a quieter area of St JUlians
Re: Re: Accommodation St. Julian's/Sliema/Gozo
Thanks a lot for the info, Incubus. The Corinthia Marina was also on my shortlist. Although I'm prepared to pay for comfort and a sea view, my budget is not unlimited. Intend to book B&B and look for reasonably priced eateries.
Re: Accommodation St. Julian's/Sliema/Gozo
The Golden Tulip is situated exactly in the middle of Paceville, St.Julians, which is where most of the population hangs out on a saturday night. It is a nice tourist attraction, however i wouldn't recommend you staying at that hotel. The place is extremely packed with people and is way too loud.
The Intercontinental Malta is still situated in Paceville, ST. Julians, however it is situated in a much more quiet and elegant area of Paceville. I have been there myself. The food is excellent and the service they offer is amazing.