Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Bay
- Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Bay
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Radisson is sheer luxury
The Radisson at Golden Bay is the best hotel in Malta for luxury, comfort, seclusion and is right on a sandy beech. We stayed there for a week on a room only basis for 3 of us £180 (£60 each!). I have heard of couples going out for less than £100. The downside was that you had to sit through a timeshare talk, this took 3 hours but during that time you were shown various units and all around the hotel facilities. The talk was on a one to one basis and was not pressurised, if it was not for you then fine you have the remainder of the holiday at a fantastic luxury hotel for very little cost. I told Sladja (the sales girl) that I wanted time to think and that I would give her an answer in a couple of days, fine no problem. I was interested but wanted to find out if it was kosher, I have Maltese contacts and needed time to check it out. In the end I bought one week in 2008 and have just completed on a second week.
This hotel is unashamedly luxurious and is located in a secluded part of Malta right by a sandy beach; there are only about 5 sandy beaches on Malta. You can stay at this hotel without going to the timeshare, however the rooms are not cheap.
The hotel is 3 small towers interconnecting on the first 2 levels; it has a fantastic out door pool as well as an indoor pool and spa. It is located at the top of a cliff overlooking Golden Bay and has its own internal lift down to the beach.
This is a 5* hotel and the restaurant prices are not cheap; however there are a couple of beach restaurants/bars that are much cheaper. I would recommend hiring a car as this hotel is secluded and rather expensive, having a car means that you can eat out and also see the Island.
We decided to buy into the timeshare, however this is not for everyone and there are plenty of people that go just for a cheap holiday with no intention of buying.
In 2008 we were offered a platinum week (peak season) in a studio apartment (sleeps 4) with kitchenette country view for £9,000 or a 1 bedroom (sleeps 2 in bedroom & 2 in on a sofa bed in lounge) basic unit (kitchenette only and shower over the bath) again country view for £12,000 or 1 bedroom deluxe (full kitchen and shower separate from the bath) sea view was £17,000.
HAGGLE, do not accept the first price they offer you! The purchase is for a week or weeks up to and including 2045 and normally includes 1 off free week to be taken within 2 years (this free week is also maintenance free), first year of occupancy maintenance free (1 bedroom basic is Euro 481) and 3 years gold membership of Interval International (the company that you can swap your week(s) with).
In 2008 we bought a week in a 1 bedroom deluxe sea view in platinum season for only £12,000 I got it down from £17,000 and negotiated 2 free one off weeks (without time limit), we were also given a evening meal in one of the restaurants, Euro 70 in spar vouchers as well as being bought the full breakfast in the restaurant. The 1 off free weeks are maintenance free.
In 2009 I made enquiries about purchasing a second week in the same unit, I was offered it at £13,000 and knocked it down to £10,000. My purchase of the second week included the free 1 off week and the first year maintenance free being 2010, I also negotiated that the first week purchased was also maintenance free in 2010, so I have no maintenance charges for the until 2011.
Maintenance fees for 2010 for each week you own are Studio €384, 1 bedroom €481, 1 bedroom deluxe €529, 2 bedroom €579. The fees are capped at an annual increase of no more than 7.5% above local inflation. 2010 increase on 2009 was 2%
We bought the weeks to use at the Radisson at Golden Bay and not as an investment nor for swapping. I believe that this is a cheap way of having a 2 week holiday in a fabulous hotel, for 2 weeks a year in high season it works out at less than £630 + maintenance each year and that is for 4 people, obviously food and flights are extra
Flights to Malta are cheap; I have booked flights with Air Malta for August 2010 from Gatwick for £145 per adult.
If you get a chance of going then jump at it, it is a fantastic holiday but cheap, there is no commitment to buy, just to go to the timeshare talk
Unique Quality: The Radisson at Golden Bay is a hidden Gem of a location right by a lovely sandy beach. The hotel is located on top of a cliff and has its own lift down to the beach.
This hotel is unashamedly luxury, there is also a gym, spar jacuzzi as well as a business centre. The sea views are stunning as the hotel is on top of a cliff and you get a good view of the whole area.
The pool is a fantastic 90 meter lagoon, complete with an island and rivers that join the 2 ends.
Car hire is highly recommended as this hotel is located in a secluded but unspoilt part of Malta
Directions: Golden Bay is on the west side in the north end of the island, oppersite to St Pauls Bay
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Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Bay
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Address: Golden Bay (formerly Radisson SAS), Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH 5510, Malta
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Amenities at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Bay
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Room Service
- Fitness Center
- Free Parking
- Business Services
- Kids Activities
- Shuttle Service
- Free High Speed Internet
- Bar / Lounge
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