This hotel is ideal for a relaxing break. It's just metres from the sea, with a pretty pool area and a couple of restaurants. You're only a short walk from the town centre, too.
The Hotel Qawra Palace is in a great spot. It's just across the road from a pretty rocky beach, and the nearest sandy one is only a 15-minute walk away. The shops, restaurants and bars, meanwhile, are even closer.
The hotel swimming pool has been built to make the most of the views - it's set in the heart of a palm-freckled terrace, and faces out to sea. There's also a kids' pool out here, and a bar serving cold drinks and light bites.
There’s lots of choice when it comes to dining. Buffets come courtesy of the main restaurant, which offers up a mix of Mediterranean and international dishes. In the summer, meanwhile, there’s also a pizzeria in a romantic al fresco setting. There are three bars here, too, as well as a coffee bar which does a mean line in homemade cakes.
The hotel’s bedrooms are dressed in a palette of blues and yellows. They all have good-sized balconies, too. For the best views, request one that looks out to the sea.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Local and select imported alcoholic, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks 11.00-18.00.
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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Saltwater outdoor pool
You'll find this in the centre of the terrace bordered by lots of sunbeds and parasols. Pool towels can be hired at an extra charge.
Offering Mediterranean delights for breakfast, lunch and dinner with views of Salina bay and the outdoor pool. Not forgetting the little ones, early suppers can be arranged. If you're staying Half Board lunch will have an extra charge.
Let the little ones join in the fun as they take part in the activity programme held during the summer months by the entertainment team.
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Brilliant hotel for family holiday
I had made the mistake of reading trip advisor reviews and was slightly concerned when we left home. We arrived late at night, tired and hungry but the restaurant was open till 1am. The menu was very good and I was delighted to see that no meals were accompanied with chips!!!. The food is delicious and jawdroppingly inexpensive. A massive house salad with the most delicious tomatoes, capers olives etc was around Â£3. Our room on the 8th floor was spacious with excellent air-con and everything you could need. You don't need a remote control for the tv and there is a vast range of chanels most of which broadcast in english- cbs reality is available so I did get the occasional fix of judge judy. Unfortunately when I walked out onto the balcony the view was terrible....reminded me of a tenement and I could have cried. Needn't have worried for first thing the next morning the supper efficient and energetic Sylvana at reception upgraded us(at a paltry cost of â¬14 a night to a lovely room, again on the 8th floor but with the most spectacular view of the bay and the boats. The room was spotless and our fantastic maid Vincenza (Ceena) was warm and friendly and I enjoyed our very hurried chats every morning. The staff in the hotel are extremely busy but always courteous, never snappy and despite the workload smile alot. If there is anything I have to complain about it was our rep, Neville. Folks the man is rude, dismissive, arrogant and a very poor on-site representative for the firms be works for. He doesn't wear a name badge so you don't know who to look for in reception on the meeting morning. He gives no indication of where the meeting is to be held so you wander around aimlessly for ages. When we accidently found him he was extremely rude. There is no information board for him in reception either. It's not a case of personality clash because every other person I spoke to had the same comments. enjoy your stay here folks....we will be back but next time it will be in the winter when it isnt so hot but I will be staying in this hotel.More
Cate M, Ireland
Ok but nothing more
Nice hotel in good location, except Qawra has no nightlife. I would class this hotel as a three star.the food is good and plentiful but limited variety of fruit. Our room was nicely decorated but the bathroom needed some updating, broken tiles etc other rooms however needed decorating. There seem to be frequent short power cuts which meant I couldn't use the hair dryer and the lifts often break down as people do not seem to be able to count to 7 and overload them. The pool outside is very nice but despite notices there are people reserving sun beds at 7 in the morning. Totally pointless as there are plenty of sunbeds. There is a pool table and air hockey but as other reviewers have commented, this is mainly a hotel for older people. Evening entertainment is a bit desperate. There is a bar showing football which is nice and drinks are very reasonable. You have to pay a deposit if you want a TV remote but as the only English channels are BBC World News and Sky News there is not much point. WIFI is very reasonably priced but totally pointless if you have an iPad. Ten euros for 15 hours of which I spent about an hour a day trying to log in, 17 attempts per log in was an average, twice a day. My son had slightly more success with a laptop. Malta is not somewhere I would rush back to, the trips are not as described and timekeeping is most definitely not of any importance to the Maltese whatsoever.More
Christine M, Coventry, United Kingdom
So and so
My family and I have returned to the Qawra Palace for the second time this year. We knew what to expect - the standard hasn't improved much, especially where cleanliness, quality of food and safety is involved. The entertainment certainly needs refurbishment, just like the dreary hotel itself. All, except Thursday night, which was a welcome change and my husband and myself spent a very pleasant evening. The female singer sings different songs - on other nights, its simply a repetition of the same songs, Achy Breaky Heart and the like... the pianist was actually playing for real and not make-pretend and that was a breath of fresh air at last! One of the hotel's plus points is the friendliness of the staff - especially a certain Franco at reception who helped us out a great deal!More
Jade S, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Lovely hotel in beautiful hot Malta
This hotel is lovely, clean and perfectly stituated. This is the first time my family and I have been to Malta, myself, husband and daughters 12 and 14 years. I would be honest this hotel is more for older children and above as not much for young ones. Entertainment is definitely for much older people ie rock n roll, country style music. Same songs nearly each night but different singers. The outside area is lovely for evening entertainment. I read other reviews about the locals overtaking the evening and yes they do. On Saturday night the gates were closed till I would assume most of the people who paid to stay in the hotel to get their seats first. Well when they opened the gates it was like flood gates opening. Didnt like that at all. They take their dancing very seriously if you are in the way they just knock you off your feet. Thats one negative sadly. Another negative is I was on top floor, which I requested, but the noise from the air conditioning units were I reckon on top of the room and it made a dreadful drome all night horrendous noise I couldnt sleep through it. The air conditioning in my room didnt work so I know it wasnt from that. Also was in the court yard area which reminded me of a hospital or prisoner cell block h. Not nice. So the next morning I went to reception and spoke to my knight in shining armour who saved our holiday FRANCO. Thank you so much Franco. He was so patient with us he gave me a key to look at seaview room as it only has room for 3 beds. When I looked I wanted that room desparately so my daughter and I slept top to toe for the whole week just to be in the amazing room with fantastic views. With perfect air conditioning and most important NO NOISE from droming units. Yes at night it was noisey from entertainment but we loved it as that is holiday listening to people happy. So negative turned to positive big time with seaview room. Only one other minor negative is it is soooooo slippery everywhere around the pool and entrance to building from pool and in restaurant practically everywhere. The hotel staff are all helpful and pleasant from reception, maids to restaurant staff. Food was lovely and my youngest loved ordering her own kids meal. We stayed half board and glad we did as there is a little shop selling bottles, cans etc quite good price and you can order snacks from poolside bar. Out and about around Malta is amazing. We used a Thomas Cook trip Malta by Night. Fantastic evening and saw 5D cinema show and trip round Mdina. Wow. Rep wasnt the best we have ever had. Asked reception for information about Malta they were more than happy to help. Buses so easy cheap and reliable. Golden Bay has lovely beach. Valletta is stunning amazing little alleyways and lovely buildings to look at. Would definitley go back and highly recommend. It is true book sea view room even if you have to squeeze in beds with top to toe. Beautiful Island of Malta staying in I would say a lovely 3star hotel at a great price. Thank you Qawra PalaceMore
Alison C, London, United Kingdom
Beautiful view....prime location....nice hotel layout....food reasonable and good varied choices....but when my son was assaulted by another guest the management were at the very least incompetent or perhaps they were just protecting the hotel reputation at the expense of guests safety....reception and management were inundated with concerned parents....I do hope that the management have learned that brushing matters under the carpet seriously damages the hotels reputation and guests were clearly voicing their disgust....a real crying shame to be honest because if management had shown a duty of care to their guests and reasured everyone of their safety maybe many of us would of returned. However I would along with many other guests that were at the Qawra Palace that week will never stay there again. Thank you for the support of the many other guests that came to our rescue that week, you were all amazing people! Wish could of been said for the management!!!!More
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