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Crowne Plaza, Sliema
Top class 5* hotel on Tigne Point in Slieme. It's pool is outside in its own garden, which you reach by walking along a lush blue carpet, and alongside that is The Big Blue restaurant. It can be booked individually or as part of a package deal. The package deals seem to work out at a better room rate than is quoted online.
Absolutly Awefullt, Dont Stay Here!!! Its Not Hotel Its A Hostel!!
booked with the plaza regency for an august stay. we arrived at the hotel from the airport, walked into our room which was incredibly tiny, the window was no bigger than a A4 peice of paper. Water was Cold. The bulb blew when we pressed the light swich. The hotels response to all of this was, "You get what you pay for".
We upgraded to a different hotel thankfully. But I can cannot stress enough this hotel is AWEFULL, VERY POOR, my nanna who is turned 60 whilst we were away was in tears when she so the state of the room. ITVs holidays from hell this is the standard of the hotel.
Even if you are on a budget dont stay here, find somewhere else,
becuase they charge you for everything, to use the sunbeds £2 a time, and the food makes McDonalds look like Luxury.
I thought that the people who had written previous reviews had an axe to grind.Oh,how wrong I was.The food will keep your body working,but that is all.Do not expect it to taste nice;do not always expect it to be cooked.On more than one occassion we left undercooked or overcooked food on the plate,as did most of the guests.Breakfast is the best meal,so tuck in early.We were forced to move rooms after a 7.30 early-morning alarm call from the builders hammering on the party wall.Credit where it's due,the hotel attended to this without fuss.I agree with others who praise the little restaurant attached(Cara's).The rooftop pool is average and appears to be kept clean.The rooms are alright if you just want to crash out and the lift seemed to have a mind of its own;you press for up and it will possibly go down,very quaint.This is an hotel that is a bit dated and faded,but that is no excuse for the very low catering standards.I would never return.
We are returning
We really enjoyed our stay at the Plaza. The food was good and plenty of it.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, we felt valued as a customer.
Location is ideal, with just a short walk to St julians bay.
We had a sea view room and we were not dissapointed either, we very often watched the sun go down from the terrace.
If there is one complaint, that would be the loud, noisey, rude and sometimes arrogant British holiday makers, but you get them everywhere.
We enjoyed the whole experience so much that we are returning this July.
I have been to Malta several times and this is the hotel I would return to. I visitied in July 2006 with my 9 year old daughter and we had a great time.
The location of the hotel is fantastic with bus stops immediately outside. The views from the hotel are wonderful. The hotel itself was immaculate although a bit dated and all the staff were welcoming and helpful. Having read the reviews about the food here I was a little apprehensive but there was nothing to fear and could find nothing to complain about.
The swimming pool is nice and spotlessly clean and seemed surprisingly larger than it did in the brochure! The rooftop bar is good and well stocked.
Overall, I highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a friendly place to stay in a top location.
Great Hotel, View & Weather
This was our second trip to the Sliema/ St Julians area so we knew the where the hotel was located and the local attractions when we booked.
The hotel accomodation was great, we upgraded when we booked to a room with a balcony and a sea view, we were not dissapointed, we were on the 3rd floor and could see across the whole bay and down to St Julians.
We were very fortunate to see the fiesta for St Julian, there was a firework ship docked in the middle of the middle of the bay and there was a fun, friendly and excitable atmosphere everywhere.
The hotel has a bus stop for both into the capital Valetta and the main inner island on the door step which was very handy.
The hotel itself was very nice, clean and friendly, the rooftop pool and bar were excellent!!
Our only critisiasm was the evening food, it was a bit 'hit & miss' but it is a large hotel and it must be hard to please all tastes. The food was edable and cooked to a high standard but we found the combinations of vegtables odd.......
All in all a very nice, clean hotel situated in an excllent location. We are booking to return next summer!
Clank Clank and other noises!
Great view from our fourth floor front room with balcony! Four-thirty a.m. arrival was worth doing!
So much activity down there, too. Too much activity, though, by the traffic which went on for all but the odd hour or two in the night. (You know - they crash into each other on Malta and the bumper bars fall off and everyone has to hoot and wait for ages till they get tied on again!). The joggers and walkers and boats and ships that pass were nice but the buses and speeding cars wrecked any chance of a restful break. Amazing how many vehicles use that little road twixt the "Regency" and the "Plaza" across which entry was a loose grid plus a clanking manhole cover! Every brickie and builder's truck in Sliema came a-visiting from 5 a.m!! It really didn't matter if the beds weren't Claridges standard. Not much chance of sleeping right through with that din! But it should be much better by now.
Good bits were the staff on reception and the waiters and waitresses. The floorshow one evening by way of a ferocious staff argument in front of we slurping diners provided something in the way of a cabaret entertainment! The hotel, though in the midst of refurbishment and additions, was showing its world-weariness despite the licks of paint which had been sploshed on. The food was OK but I bet that Cara's Cafe next door (part of the Plaza) and Mezzo under the Regency were the better bets.
Carmen our chambermaid was a charming lady whose smile eroded any weariness of temper accumulated during the aforementioned trials.The weather was in the 90 degree fahrenheit scale all week but one was saved by the excellent bus services to be hailed right outside the hotel door.
Go again? Yes, provided we take earplugs and perhaps try eating out for a change from the customary metallic sprouts and the dry coconut desserts. Anyway, if we didn't, sometimes, care for the warm milk for the cereal (too near the hot beverage urns) then magnificent views of the bays compensated fully.
We have recently returned from a long awaited holiday on the island of Malta. Unfortunatley while the island is definatley a great place to visit i would recommend you aviod the Plaza Hotel in Sliema. We were given a room that stank of cigarettes,as we are both non smokers and my husband is an asthma sufferer this was not aceptable even if it was 1.30 in the morning. Although the staff on duty were polite they would not change the room at that time , therfore we were forced to put up with it for the first night having to sleep with the balcony door open until the noise from the street forced us to close it. The double glazing was also very inaffective! A very noisey street. The following morning the young lady on reception just handed me the key for the room next door which although it was very small smelt a little better. why this could not have been sorted the previous evening i do not know.
The decor in the bedrooms was very tired and needed refreshing, the lounge area was o.k with ample seating.
The food at the hotel is also very uninteresting having previously stayed in 3* Hotels that offered buffet meals i was expecting a good spread. How wrong i was. There was a lack of fresh fruit except for melon which was in abundance. The brekfast cereal was of poor quality, and instead of nice fresh grilled fish as you would expect in a med. country all fish was in a sauce and was very unapertising.
However on the whole the staff were very plesant.
Great hotel in a central location
We moved here from the Plevna, and were really impressed.
The hotel is in a great location on Tower Road over looking the St Julians bay. The bus stops right outside and there are various cafes and supermarkets in easy walking distance.
The rooms were spotless and the pool area was exceptionally well kept. We found the staff to be very helpful and although some of the corridors were a little tired they also were clean.
We had a front room with balcony and I would advise that it is worth paying the extra as the inside rooms, although clean and spacious, are very dark. Our room was well appointed with comfy beds, fridge, armchair, huge cupboard, air-con, safe, balcony, suitcase holder, hairdryer, towels and well appointed bathroom. The room was carpeted and this also was exceptionaly clean. There is traffic outside but we found that come 10.30pm ish it died down and certainly didnt interupt our sleep.
The food did tend to be bland, but there was plenty of it and was well cooked, they are catering for numerious tastes. There is a great cafe accross the street (Peppy's), where the food is exceptional if you fancy a change.
The hotel provided evening entertainment which was aimed at the older person (we are mid 30's) but it was ok. The bar area was very comfy and the bar staff very friendly.
I would point out if you have trouble with steps, although there is a lift to the rooms there are 10 marble stairs into reception with no alternative access. For anybody else thinking about staying in the Plaza I would highly recommend it.
the worst holiday in a hotel over christmas
if you want chips for your christmas dinner its the place for you .
food was very poor standard.soggy cabbage and chips (not good)service in hotel very poor,staff stressed out ,could not get hold of management to complain.
Crowne Plaza, Sliema
Balancing on water
Sliema or St Julians ?
Hi All, Can anyone tell me which is nearer to Le Meridien Hotel, Balluta Bay. Is it Sliema or St Georges? We have family coming out for a wedding but they cannot stay at our hotel. Thanks :)
Re: Sliema or St Georges ?
Hi, I think you will find that both are roughly the same distance but in opposite directions. Malta being an island nowhere is very far. Sliema is a nice location for hotels, shops, cafes, boat trips etc. being a busier location with a lovely sea front but no beach. Where as St.Georges has a beach. You can look on the tourist site visitmalta.com which has lots of information as well as an interactive map which shows locations for anything you wish to know. Maybe as its a wedding there wont be much free time but Valletta, the capital is a must to visit, as is Mdina, so much history and flavour. For the best beach to visit my favourite is Mellieha bay but this is a bit further away. I have visited Malta many times and like the warmer and sunnier climate, especially when home in London can be cold, dark and dreary. Have a great time and best wishes.
Re: Sliema or St Julians ?
The other post is also good information and i am providing some hotel info.
The nearest hotels are Plaza regency Hotel,Diplomat Hotel or Park Hotel all situated near Balluta in Sliema.
The Plaza Regency Hotel which is situated on the sliema sea front is about 10mins walking distance along the seafront prominade to Le Meridien.
Should you request more anything else just email me..im a local here.Enjoy :)
Re: Sliema or St Julians ?
Sliema is closer than st Georges if you stay at that end of Sliema I think the closest hotel will be the Plaza regency.