The Paradise Bay Resort Hotel is surrounded by water on all sides, so everything from the pools to the restaurant come with sweeping sea views.
This place is set on Malta’s northern tip, with views across to sister isles, Gozo and Comino. There’s a small private beach just across the road, and Paradise Bay, one of the best on the island, is a 20-minute walk away.
The hotel is built in a big arc, so most of the facilities face the Mediterranean Sea. Inside, there’s a classic look. Think glossy marble floors, leather sofas, and bedrooms painted in barley white.
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Bed and Breakfast
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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Three outdoor, saltwater pools
The main pool is in a shape of a fish. Two of the pools also have a paddling section for children.
This is one of the largest indoor saltwater swimming pools in Malta, plus it's heated in the winter. There's a shallow paddling pool for children too.
It comes with views overlooking the Mediterranean sea. You'll have the choice of local or European cuisine from a buffet.
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Junior Suite with Sea View and Balcony
These bright and spacious junior suites include a balcony that overlooks the ocean. They come with a queen-size bed, plus a sofa-bed in the main bedroom. Plus, there's air-conditioning, Wi-Fi*, a mini-fridge, and a TV.
Twin Room with Sea View and Balcony
These bright, simple twin rooms come with a balcony offering views of the ocean. Along with your twins, you'll also find 2 extra beds. Plus, there's air-conditioning, Wi-Fi*, a mini-fridge, and a TV.
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Decent stay, Highs and Lows but overall enjoyable.
We had a Bay View room for a one week stay with just Breakfast included. Certainly given the choice try and get Bay Side. The views are vastly superior and it is a lot quieter at night. The hotel has 3 outdoor pools (although 2 are very small) and one indoor pool, which is sweltering when the heat rises. In June there are not a lot of people so always free deck chairs. The weekends still do become quite busy as I suspect locals come and use the pool. The highlight of the outside facilities for me is the jetty. These are stairs down to the ocean when the sea is not too rough (around 70% of the time). As someone who doesn't like sand everywhere but also loves snorkeling, this is perfect. We spent most days on the loungers overlooking the jetty and ocean and could walk down and jump into the cool sea easily. It is deep there so probably not ideal for smaller children. During the day there are some activities but these are extremely limited. There is only one animation team member and she doesn't seem to promote the activities at all. During the week we were not asked or made aware once that anything is going on. The private beach is very small, has limited seating and a very small area for swimming. It also overlooks the ferry port which is a major eyesore. Much better to be by the pool and use the jetty to access the bay on the other side. As a non all-inclusive person it was a bit of a mixed bag. There is a decent cafe downstairs and the prices are average and the portions big. We usually just shared a ftira. Otherwise drinks are expensive. There is a shop downstairs that carries a large range of items but we found these to be around 30% - 50% more expensive than the regular shops in town. Breakfast was quite poor if I am honest. 2 types of sausages, hard boiled eggs and then one egg alternative. Lacks any real fruit selection or decent friend options. The hotel is remote and there is nothing to really walk to at night apart from the Paradise Bay beach. This takes around 15 - 20 mins but does include a reasonably sized hill where you have to walk on the road. Being self-catered for the most part this was a touch depressing for the first couple of days. If you want the buffer dinner it is 22e per person not including drinks. However we quickly found out that the bus stop right outside has about 5 routes that all take you to either Mellieha Bay / Town and St Pauls Bay / Bugibba. Mellieha Bay is only about 10 minutes so once you know this its far better to jump on that and search for restaurants there (the prices and food are superior). There is also a better range of supermarkets / convenience stores. The room was a touch dated but actually quite nice and clean. The only major issue we had was with security. When we arrived you could literally push open our door even when locked. We reported this to reception and they fixed the following day. However this is a worry considering the safe in the room is not complimentary. We also had one occasion where our towels were taken away but not replaced. Reported at reception and were given more but still not 2 bath sized towels. Pros: Wonderful Bay side views Jetty with access to bay for snorkeling and swimming Clean bright rooms Bright decent cafe with good portions Excellent bus service Good size main pool with plenty of seating Easy access to Gozo ferry Cons: Room security (Dodgy door / non-complimentary safe) Overpriced shop Lack of activities Poor evening entertainment Overpriced bar drinks / water Remote location with little else aroundMore
Paradise....Far from it.. Resort...Nah never was a resort....
Originally booked to stay at the Labranda Riviera down the road but were asked to move here as the Riviera was closed due to under occupancy, I read reviews on Paradise Bay Resort and they were 50/50 so agreed to the move. Me my partner and my two adult kids (20 & 22) had booked a family room All inclusive for a week. This was my first and quite possibly my last trip to Malta. We arrived at 11.30am, on check in we were told we couldn't check in till 3pm, Slightly annoyed by this but as check out isn't till 11 it was acceptable. She said we could leave our bags in reception and go where we liked but our AI doesn't start until we check in. Now I'm annoyed as we have paid for this and regardless as to whether our room is ready she could have given us the wristbands so we could start to enjoy our holiday, She rudely refused and stated that we can pay for our drinks at the bar if we wanted them. So far not off to a great start. We sat by the pool fully clothed in 30 degree heat buying drinks until we could check in. Finally we get our room, supposed to be a family room with an upgrade to a sea view.....Nope, we got a twin room with 4 single beds crammed into it.... on the road overlooking the car park for the Gozo ferry. So port/marina view not sea view in my opinion. Mini bar in room is stocked well but not replaced unless you pay for it, Tea/Coffee tray not refilled unless you pay for it. Not like any other AI I've had before. We decided to see how it went and went down the pool for the remainder of the day. Ordered drinks which have to be signed for after you have told them your room number, this causes a back up of people wanting drinks as this is the only pool bar and is all of 2 metres in length with only 1 or 2 staff. I have a wristband, if I wasn't all inc I wouldn't have one on. Ridiculous springs to mind and again never had this on AI before. Most of the bar staff are rude and grunts seem to be the general favoured language used by the majority of the staff. We went for dinner that night and well, now we are going down hill at breakneck speeds.... the food is terrible, 3 stations of fish n veg or pasta, trying to find a table that is laid is almost impossible, half the room is cut off ready for breakfast so you get told no cant sit there, you have to take the cutlery from these tables as no one replaces them, I asked once and before I could finish my sentence The waitress snapped at me saying she's coming!! 5 minutes later still nothing. I must say during the stay the waitresses/waiters were rude, they treat people (notably the English) with such disdain and disrespect. Manners cost nothing but even the basics of please and thank you seemed to be beyond the vast majority of the staff here. The said waitress continued to be rude to me and dishing out dirty looks as I walked around throughout my stay. Staff training is desperately needed at this hotel, they lack even the basic fundamental skills to be working with the public. They spend most of the day glued to their mobile phones and chatting with each other, they work in hospitality but don't know how to be hospitable. Breakfast is pretty good apart from the broccoli... yes broccoli for breakfast. not sure why they think people want to eat this for breakfast and didn't see anyone eat any so that was used for lunch. Any food that was not eaten at lunchtime was served at dinner most days. Lasagne and bread pudding was one and another was rice. They turned that into saffron baked rice for dinner. Rice harbours bacteria so wouldn't be surprised if anyone that ate it wasn't ill from it. Sundays is motorbike meet day, They start using the road to and from the ferry as a race track from 6am, its like the Monaco grand prix all day long, revving and racing up and down. Not what you need on holiday. I complained to the guest relations lady about the room, the staff and the food etc but she could only say sorry. I asked for a room swap and she said we would have to pay for it. I told her we had paid for a family room but had a twin room with 4 single beds in and all she said was they only have twin rooms no family rooms. She also told me that the majority of the staff were not even maltese and also that they had received lots of complaints about that particular waitress. P45 springs to my mind. Bullet points... A/C made clunking noise so had doors open... Traffic and ferry constant so no sleep as door open... Food in-edible for the most part ( broccoli gate) Staff are rude and ignorant.. Ice cream not included on AI.. No glasses in room for mini bar... No music throughout the whole hotel... Beach waste of time... Plates in restaurant are sometimes too hot to hold even for adults... Nothing around but the ferry, no shops or restaurants in sight and are all a good bus journey away.. Kids play area next to the busy main road with no gates to keep them inside the grounds... Pools are lovely but no lifeguard and are up to 2 metres deep, small children are at risk if you don't watch them.... One thing I cant fault the hotel for is the cleanliness, the whole building and surrounding areas were spotless, the room was clean, towels changed every day. but sadly this is the only positive I can give the hotel. Travel Republic need to remove the hotel from their list as it lets them down. It certainly is not 4*, not by any stretch of the imagination. Its very dated and old fashioned and needs a serious refurbishment in all areas. Oh and a new chef who can cook decent food, professional staff and better management. Our taxi driver on the way back to the airport told us it was the worst hotel in Malta, Says it all if even the locals recognise this but the hotel and Travel Republic fail to see this. Needless to say I would not return....More
Great holiday, hotel had breathtaking views of the sea,great food, live music ,excellent service and very friendly ,with 4 pools, it's own private sandy beach with bar plenty to do everyday and night with tours, or use the frequent bus service, €1.50 ticket to anywhere on the island ,free WiFi excellent facilities. Thanks 5-star from us, definitely coming back More
The hotel was clean and tidy everywhere the food was lovely the drinks are well stocked the pools lovely the staff were lovely, I can't fault the hotel and easily give it 4 stars. Views from most of the rooms are a sea view as the hotel has sea on both sides lovelyMore
Well situated naar to Gozo Ferry port lovely vieuws, hotel basic and in need of a little upkeep, the first room we were allocated was very small and dark , when I Spoke to the receptionist the gave us a much bigger brighter room no problem staff very helpful. We stayed bed and breakfast, the breakfast was ok something for everyone,although the hot items were missing bacon nearly everyday and only had fried eggs once all week, The swimming pools 3 were very clean and plenty of sun beds towels beach towels are supplied at the reception for a token 5 euros which is returned when they are returned. Coffee and tea facilities are available in the room beds are good,rooms cleaned everyday and clean towels supplied when needed.Very large hotel complex after reading the other reviews we were pleasantly surprised how good the hotel was . More
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