Mellieha Bay Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Ghadira, Mellieha, Island of Malta, MLH 02, Malta
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Satisfaction Very Good
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 147% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Families66
  • Couples64
  • Solo80
  • Business33

More about Mellieha Bay Hotel

Beach Hotel

by Xenophil about Seabank Hotel, Mellieha Bay

The quality of the rooms differs a lot. The sea view rooms with a nice terrace are very good an I enjoyed the stay - but the rooms to the back can be very dark (court), loud (pool) and ugly (cheap category). great sea view

Mellieha Bay

by joeco9

A great way to enjoy a day at the beach ,Mellieha Bay is Small but clean ,
Like a lot of other placese in Malta this beach can be reached by the Mighty Maltese Bus
A good kiosk is situated right on the beach

Mellieha Bay is a small but...

by ciaramalone

Mellieha Bay is a small but lively village resting on the Northern shores of the Maltese Islands. It stands on a high ridge affording spectacular views of the surrounding areas and the sister islands of both Gozo and Comino. Taking a swim - watch out there are sharks!

Sandy beaches in Malta


Hi Michal,Considering that september is the most busiest time in Malta for sandy beaches one can always find parking on the northern sandy beaches before 9.00am.After that time one have to drop off the passengers on the beach and park further away for about 200 mtrs or so.
Regarding Hired cars in Malta its quite safe but as per anywhere else sometimes Hired cars are targets in sandy beaches, to avoid items getting stolen especially from a hired car do take any valuables with you and lock any large object in the trunk.Even on the beach always keep an eye on the items.This is normal procedure in every country i suppose.

The main Sandy beaches are Golden bay,Mellieha bay & Paradise bay.
Especially in Golden Bay watch out when the sea is rough the waves could be dangerous and drag you out unexpectingly due to underwater currents.If one stays in shallow water then it should be ok.
Hotels near these beaches are Golden Bay : Radisson Sas Golden sands, Mellieha beach : Mellieha Bay Hotel and also Seabank Hotel which is right up the seafront.
Strollers are generally no problem on buses as the locals are using them as well to get about.The street as well should be fine except for a few potholes!
Especially for Toddlers take care with the strong sun in September,Always with a hat,sun protection and a beach umbrella.Try to avoid leaving the toddlers playing in the sun on the sandy beach but place them under an umbrella.
Hope you enjoy our Island and please do contact me should you request any more info or help...enjoy

Near Mellieha Bay is a Danish...

by HeikeP

Near Mellieha Bay is a Danish holiday camp (little chalets). Cross that camp and exit further up the hill - you may have to climb over low walls - and you are on a beautiful plateau which is hiking heaven! You CAN eventually get to this dreadful Popeye Village over on the left side, but that's junk! Better stay to the right and have great views from magnificant cliffs! Take food and drink, you are not likely to get any in that area other than in the camp shop!

Just perfect!

by A TripAdvisor Member

We have just returned from our 4th consecutive visit to Mellieha Bay Hotel. For those wanting a quiet resort, somewhere to relax and enjoy the sun this is perfect.
We have two children (toddler & teenager) who both love the hotel's facilities. The food is excellent, the bedrooms are beautifully clean, the reception newly refurbished, gardens constantly tended and staff polite and efficient.
Thompson is now fully on board again and their staff were very much in evidence - the 3 Kidzone reps were superb!
It isn't the best location for those wanting to travel around Malta - although Thompson offer a superb range of tours - but for those who intend to stay in the resort for their entire holiday it doesn't get much better than this for the money.
We can't wait for our next trip - I can't see any point going anywhere else!

Fabulous! Friends told us not to go - we wouldn't like it!

by A TripAdvisor Member

After we booked this holiday (our first visit to Malta) friends told us we wouldn't like Malta. "It is very dusty and they boil bunnies" were some of the comments.

The Mellieha Bay Hotel was anything but dusty! Spotless throughout. True the rooms are basic, but have all you need (except tea making facilities) and the rooms are spotless.

The views across the bay are superb. We stayed in 'A' Block and because the balconies are fully enclosed on either side, when you look out across the bay to the sea, you cannot see any other guests, or rooms, and there are so many little birds chirping it is just lovely.

The island of Malta and the history is very interesting. If this is of interest to you, take the Malta Highlights excursion. We had a terrific tour guide who really knew her stuff. One thing that wasn't pointed out - there is a lot of walking on this excursion (because of the narrow streets in Mdina that cannot accommodate transport).

The food was excellent (only had rabbit once) and there was plenty of choice, with a good deal of food we eat at home anyway. We were seated promptly on arrival for meals and plates were quickly cleared away.

We travelled most of the island and thought Mellieha Bay the best place and the hotel superb. Mellieha Village is 3km round the bay so it's a bit of a walk - very steep uphill. You can get the bus round for 25 cents and walk back - all downhill!

The staff and other guests in the hotel were all very respectful and courteous making it pleasant for everyone.

Would stay at this hotel again.

Very disappointing!

by A TripAdvisor Member

We booked a 4 star hotel and found a run down establishment in need of some T.L.C. The corridors and reception areas were depressing and holiday campish and after one sleepless night due to very thin walls and lumpy pillows moved hotel. We love Malta and have stayed in some excellent hotels such as the Coastline, Corinthia Marina and the Hilton, we will not be returning to the Mellieha Bay.

It's Ok

by TripAdvisor Member brightangel

It really isn't as bad as the last review suggests. Sure it's a little run down in the corridors, but you don't live in those!, and the pillows are lumpy - but they changed them when I asked! The rooms are clean. Walls not that thin. The only reason I could hear some sound from a room on one side of mine was due to it having a connecting door between our rooms. I couldn't hear anything from the other side. The view from the rooms is lovely. The food is fine unless you're very fussy. It's just ample tourist food. You would be wrong to expect haute cuisine at those prices and on Malta. The staff are mostly very helpful. I'd stay there again despite inconsiderate guests who make too much noise in the corridors when returning to their rooms at night. Even so, most people had returned before 11pm.

Best Hotel

by A TripAdvisor Member

First time in Malta,and what a great place to begin with,the staff are very helpful and polite,also very hard working making sure the hotel runs smoothly.The sea view from the balcony was simply stunning.The food was good with plent of choice,catering for all tastes.The rooms are spacious and clean.The restaurant is large and although we did stay at a quite time of the year,i do believe that even at it's peak they still manage to serve everyone and clear tables easily for the next setting.The beach at the bottom of the hotel is nice,and if you venture of to the side of the hotel there is a small pathway which takes you on a coastal path where there is a small cove which just has stunning views,and great sunsets.
This simply has to be the best hotel in Mellieha.


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Forum Posts

Mellieha Bay

by xsunshinex

hi im thinking of traveling to malta for the first time we are a young couple 24 looking for a good holiday, we would be staying in the mellieha bay hotel,from 5th - 12th september
just a few question if anyone doesnt mind helping me
1. what will the weather be like?
2. how far are the local bars and restraunts
3. if we are to get a taxi to packville do you no how expensive it would be?
4. any good excursions?
5. is there only 2 sandy beaches?
6. is it a good place for young ppl?
7. is it a expensive place in whole?

hope someone can help me

RE: Mellieha Bay

by intertraveler

There are a few bars and restaurants there used to be a disco the tuna net?about 5 to 10 mins walk at the otherside off the beach going into Mellieha village.
There are more bars and retaurants in the village.I have not been in the summer months so I dont know how lively it is.
September the weather should be good.
Mellieha beach is one off the biggest on the Island.


RE: Mellieha Bay

by Harmony_here

1. hot, probably around 32-36. Also can be windy
2. local bars and restaurants all within walking distance. I would personally stay at Solana or Maritim hotels which are along the high street. The Mellieha Bay but it's not great, its selling point is that is right near the beach. You can walk up to the main high street within 20 mins or hop on a bus which is only a few stops. There are many restaurants up and around Mellieha, also lots of bars in and around the hotels
3. Taxi to Paceville - can cost anything from LM8 - LM12. There are taxi firms operated by most car hire companies. I would avoid white taxi's and I know they can charge anything up to 25% more than car hire taxis. When you book a taxi by telephone always ask how much it is. You can get the bus into Paceville, either 1 or 2 buses not sure if its early evening but you won't be able to get a bus back until after about 6 or 7 in the morning.
4. Various good excursions check, from Mellieha very easy to get to Comino and Gozo
5. Do you mean sandy beaches on the island or just in mellieha? There are about 7 sandy beaches in Malta, compared to Spain most are alot smaller but still nice enough to lounge on. When you head further into town you will notice most people also justhang out at the rocky beaches, many of those.
6. good place for young people if you like doing watersports, sightseeing, drinkng, eating and partying. It's not Ibiza or Falar but Paceville is the busiest place for nightlife.
7. I tend to find it just as expensive as UK, although drinking is cheaper. If you like junk food then it's cheap but if you like good restaurants; same as uk prices

hope that helps

Beaches in Malta

by Anna.only

If somebody knows please answer....Is any sand beach near Qawra?

RE: Beaches in Malta

by Cuzkeri

Hi Anna,

Check your VT Mail.

RE: Beaches in Malta

by qaminari

It depends on what you mean by "near", but I would say no, you would have to get a bus 3 or 4 miles to, say, Mellieha Bay. Qawra is basically on St. Pauls bay and has a rocky coastline, hotels along the front (like Suncrest) have concrete lidos from which you can reach the sea. For descriptions of Malta beaches see

RE: Beaches in Malta

by rmicallef

I have heard that authorities are working on a new 1 in Bugibba. Check out the below link :

It's planned for this summer but I doubt it since things tend to be a bit slow :(

RE: Beaches in Malta

by medislander

Hi, I'm Herman from malta. The nearest sandy beaches to qawra will be either Ghajn Tuffieha side - 2 red sand beaches, and the one at Ghadira (Mellieha Bay). Both areas are about 10 - 15mins away by car. At Mellieha bay watch out for health notice. Unfortunately at the moment - our seas are infested by jelly fish. This means that if the wind or sea is coming inside any of these bays - check for jellyfish presence. If the bay you visit - the wind or sea are blowing or going out there should be much less jellyfish.

RE: RE: Beaches in Malta

by Anna.only

Today i returned from Budgyba and can tell you that it will be sand beach near New Dolmen hotel for sure ....

RE: RE: Beaches in Malta

by rmicallef

How was your holiday in Malta?

what to do in Saint Pauls? and are nights out pricey?

by nataliec_007

hi i am going to saint pauls bay on august 18th and would love to know if anyone has been, what they thought of it and what you can get up to.
i also love to go out to bars, discos etc and it would be even better if someone could tell me on average how much nights out cost?

RE: what to do in Saint Pauls? and are nights out pricey?

by joeco9

St.Paul is just a 30 min. bus ride to St. Julians for bars and discos also a 15 min walk to Bugibba top place for cafes and restsurants and a short bus ride to one of the best beaches Mellieha Bay , you may like to take a day trip to Gozo on the ferry
the Sunday Market just outside the walls of Valletta, The Maltese Buses are a fun way (and the only way ) to explore the insland


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Address: Ghadira, Mellieha, Island of Malta, MLH 02, Malta