Bayview Hotel & Apartments

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

143, The Strand, Gzira, Sliema, GZR 03, Malta

2 Reviews

Bayview Hotel & Apartments
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Similarly priced and rated as other 3 star hotels

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  • Turska's Profile Photo

    Good for the price!


    We usually like to stay at apartments, but since the hotels at Malta were so cheap, we choosed a hotel this time. It was only 30e per room (doubble) per night!!! The price was for winter. The apartment at the same hotel would have been only 28e per night, but as much as I prefer the aprtment, we choosed this one, becouse people who had stayed at aprtments seemed to have much worse ratings than those staying at the hotel-side of Bayview (it was two different buildings). For the price it was good. Maybe not for the "real" price, witch seemed to be 60e per night. The lock on the door wasn´t very good. One night the door didn´t lock at all! We asked help, and man came to fix it. Heating wasn´t on most of the time, and we Finns were freezing (we have warm houses in Finland, also at winter!!) so we said about it. Someone came, and did something, and the room got warmer :) So everything worked out in the end. The bathroom was little worn out, and so did the textils. We had huge balcony, but I don´t think it is as big at every apartment. Our room was no 519, if you get it, you will get the huge balcony ;) And we loved the dogs at roof-terrace under our balcony :) They were quiet, but seemed happy, when we talked to them. Cute.
    Bus stop was next to hotel, so it was good location. Maybe little far from St. Julians nightlife and restaurants, becouse the buses didn´t run after 23 o´clock at weekdays. Maybe they do at summer. Taxi was 15e. Staff said it was little too much.. Staff was friendly. Breakfast would have been 5e per person, but we tried it once, and it was maybe too "English" for us. Cafe near the hotel was better for us. Huge (three layers) toasted sanwich+ cafe latte 3,60e!!

    Unique Quality: They had indoor pool, witch I was hoping to use, but since it wasn´t so warm, I didn´t actually feel like swimming. They did also have a gym. I didn´t go and see it.

    If you want them to pick you up from airport, it´s 20e.

    Directions: If you come by bus, press the button (if you´ll find it at local bus!!) when you see KFC. Next stop is at the front of the hotel.

  • Elly01's Profile Photo

    Bay View Hotel


    This hotel seems very popular and during the Summer is always fully booked with tourists. The hotel is just opposite the sea and over looks part of the Sliema promenade and is very close to the Strand. There is also an English Language School close by.

    Unique Quality: Great sea views

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No better than a third rate youth hostel

by TripAdvisor Member yannetcat

It is true to say that the room and the bathroom were clean and that the view was attractive BUT the beds were a total disaster! Two camp beds not even joined together, the mattresses were thin, lumpy, you could even feel the springs. Added to this the pillows smelt so bad that we had to cover them with our towels! We hardly slept and left in the morning. We were not expecting luxury but we were expecting to be able to sleep soundly! When we complained our complaints were treated with disinterest and disdain!

Very impressed!

by TripAdvisor Member kiwi_c

After reading a few bad reports about this hotel, i was a bit nervous about heading there but once i got there it was great.

Booked a studio room with a sea view - the view was brillant.
Room was clean, service was good.

The hotel is in a great location as well.
Would recommend this hotel definitely.

Good enough

by TripAdvisor Member cmy

We booked a 1 bedroom apartment in this hotel through a maltese holiday website. Having read the reviews on here since then we were rather worried as to what we were going to get.

On arrival we were impressed with the light, modern and airy hotel. We were checked in efficiently and politely and given the key to a room in the main hotel (contrary to what we were expecting). The room turned out to be a studio apartment. However, given the worrying reviews with regards to the apartment block we decided not to request a change, the price being the same anyway.

The room was exceptionally clean and was kept that way throughout our 5 night stay. We had a small balcony that looked over the roofs of other buildings and received a little early morning sun. The kitchen was minimally equipped and was really only sufficient to make a simple breakfast and sandwiches. However, as there are so many reasonably priced nice restaurants within easy walking distance we were not phased by this.

Our only complaint would be that the beds sagged in the middle (although they were still comfortable to sleep on), one of the bedspreads had a burn mark and the airconditioning was quite noisy (but necessary).

The rooftop pool area had spectacular views. The area was fairly small and you would have to be an early riser to get a sunbed.

We tried out the hotel restaurant on the first evening which served a reasonble buffet. However, at 10 pounds a head, you could get more for your money elsewhere. There is certainly no need to stay half board here.

The hotel is in a good area, with a nice view over the harbour to Valetta, a short walk to lots of shops, bars and restaurants and a bit further on to the main coastal resort where there are some good private lidos to spend the day at.

Overall, this is a good 3* hotel and reasonable value for money.

Too many students!

by TripAdvisor Member RBHants

We travelled with our two teenage sons to the Bayview, staying in a one room apartment. On arrival we found our air con was broken but was fixed promptly. Our room was small, and the balcony was just big enough for two people to sit face to face!
The rooms are very clean and linen and towels are changed daily.
The biggest problem is the hotel is full of students, the 3rd night we were there, about 3am our door was kicked and broken by students mistaking our room for theirs. We complained to the hotel staff and the door was fixed, although done quite badly which meant the lock was unsecure.
The breakfast is not very good either, I had mouldy bread which put me off eating anything else.
The roof top pool area is very nice, although you will need to be up there as early as possible as it is small and gets full of students very quickly.
I'm not sure if there was lots of students as it was the summer holidays but it gives a feel of being a youth hostel rather than a 3* hotel. I found most of the staff helpful, but some were rude. The location is good, there is a bus stop right outside and several bars and restaurants nearby. The chinese restaurant had very poor service and we chose a set meal to be told that they didn't have the sauce so would have to chose again! Not a good start. The prices in the hotel are very expensive by english standards, it is much cheaper to get drinks from the pizza take away just around the corner.
There wasn't much for the kids to do, the internet is 1.80 for forty five minutes (when you could get on it) The pool tables were both ripped when we were there. You have to pay a deposit for the remote control for your tv, 5 maltese lira which is roughly 8-9 pounds and the only english speaking channel is CNN.
Malta itself is a beautiful island, however when we were there it was a heatwave which meant it was very hot, 40-45 degrees.
I would not return to either the Bayview hotel or Malta, you can easily see all the island in a week and teenagers get very bored quickly!

It was OK.

by TripAdvisor Member niki101

We spent 7 nights at the Bayview hotel and really enjoyed staying there. Our two bedroom apartment was few roads away of the main hotel building with the reception. A very good location! Rooms were cleaned regularly. It would be much better if the bathroom had ventilation. Considering the level of the service it offered, the hotel was unbelievably well priced. The only complain we had was the noise coming from the other rooms where youngsters stayed and apparently had a fun until very late. When we complained at the reception we have been told to report it to the hotel during the time when it was noisy but fortunately it didn’t need as they left the hotel.

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St Julians vs Sliema

by Turska

People have been telling me to book a hotel/rent a flat in Sliema (because there are not so many cheap and with good ratings in Valletta). Now I keep finding good ratings at hotels in St Julians. What´s the difference between these two areas? Both seem to have lots of restaurants around. Or are the restaurants at St Julians more like nightclubs and discos than places to eat and pubs? Or are the connections to Valletta better from Sliema?

Re: St Julians vs Sliema

by leics

Sliema is nearer to Valletta, but the buses aren't much different. Have a look at the Malta bus site:

for an idea on frequency/services etc.

I haven't noticed a great deal of difference between what's on offer in St Julians and Sliema, to be honest. Both cater for visitors, both are very popular resorts. St Julians is the more tourist-focused (especially Paceville) I think, because Sliema also functions as a residential area for people who work in Valletta.

Re: St Julians vs Sliema

by Turska

O.k. Thanks again. I think it might be just at that week, that there are better opinions to choose fromin St Julians. I keep on coming back to Bayview Hotel & Apartments at Sliema, butwhen I was planning to book it, I found TripAdvisors reviews and half of them said it was great and other half said"terrible!" . I don´t remeber finding so total differences for a while!

Re: St Julians vs Sliema

by leics

There seem to be equally divided opinions about that place on other websites too. Rather odd.

Re: St Julians vs Sliema

by Turska

Maybe I need to choose something else. It just did have apartments (we usually never stay at hotels, so it would be something between a hotel and a apartment) and good location and indoor swimming pool. (if I stay in a hotel, I might want to swim-and it can be cold to swim outside in March). But I`ll keep on searching-I´m not in a hurry.


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Address: 143, The Strand, Gzira, Sliema, GZR 03, Malta