Hotel Qawra Palace  


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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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Local and select imported alcoholic, soft drinks, tea and coffee.  Snacks 11.00-18.00.

Half Board

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.

Buffet restaurant*

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.

Pizza restaurant*

A la carte pizza and pasta dishes in the open-air restaurant. Open during the summer months.

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twin room with sea view

Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 4.

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This was our 3 week holiday June 10th - July 1st 2014

This was our first 3 week holiday on the island and at the Qwara Palace hotel. We have been to others on the island in the past. GOOD POINTS. 1..The hotel is kept spotlessly clean throughout this includes rooms. 2..All staff are extremely courteous and helpful. They are as you are to them and enjoy banter and conversation. Especially in the dining room. On side 'B' (there are two) 'A' and 'B' we got to know two fantastic people, Ester and Paul, always helpful and jovial. 3..A sea view room is essential, do NOT take anything less. 4..Evening food is quite varied and lashings of it although breakfast is the same each day but lashing of it as well - gets a bit boring after 3 weeks. 5..The outdoor pool which is salt water is great, very cold, but immaculately kept clean by an army of staff who clean it TWICE a day. And for 1 euro a day one can hire a lovely mattress from the friendly 'pool' guys. And if you want not to take towels in your 20k luggage allowance then for 6 euros a week you can hire a hotel towel which is refunded on departure when you return towel and receipt. 6..The small indoor fresh water pool is nice and warm together with its 2 Jacuzzi's 7..Room linen and towels are constantly changed whether requested or not! 8..All rooms have a small fridge (ideal for beer) plus a hairdryer. 9..Our aircon was on 24/7 it was so hot during the whole period. 10.There is a small kettle in the room but no beverage material except cups. 11.Always tons of hot water in the room never without. SAD POINTS 1..At weekends the locals tend to take over the hotel in dining and other facilities including the pools and entertainment which incidentally is very good, it can be annoying as when they do take over an area (spot) they usually bring the entire family 2..The Qwara Palace like most hotels on the island except 5 Star Plus hotels have all started taking in Students from all nationalities, while they eat in another section of the hotel at weekends and evenings they are most evident and can be very noisy and boisterous. 3..The lifts. These can be a pain in the rear and at meal times whether going up or down you can have to wait a few minutes either go early to beat the rush or late. As a tip there is a single lift at the other end of each floor albeit it doesn't go to 0 floor which is where the pool and restaurant is, so go to floor 1 and walk the last floor through reception. 4..Dont change money in the hotel the rate is poor go outside and up into "Tourist Street" a much better rate indeed. 5..Pillows: Yuck Yuck !!! Two per person. One is quite thin the other about treble the size of the other. No happy medium. A bit uncomfortable. 6..BUSES - A NIGHTMARE! (a) Buses themselves are air-conditioned and carry around 65 passengers, some broken down air-conditioning. (b) The cost of a daily ticket is around 1.50 euro valid all day to go anywhere. A weekly one will cost around 6.50 euro's and do the same. (c) The bus depot for Bugibba is out of the hotel turning left then taking the first turning left up the side of the hotel (Tourist Street) a five min walk and you will bump into the bus depot. (d) Nearly all routes when in or around towns operate on a "One Way" system applicable only to buses. So if you get off in one street it is highly unlikely the return stop will be in the same street! So with that in mind the stop outside the hotel only handles buses going one way. (e) When we left on the 1st July they were still operating a schedule based on their WINTER schedule. It was sheer hell on all routes with maximum overcrowding whereby tempers became stretched by passengers. (f) The number 12 bus is very popular as it not only takes the coast route into Valletta but traverses via Paceville a town that is fast becoming the next Magaluff , so the bus can be most overcrowded with tons of "Boppers" and "Clubbers" (g) If you want to guarantee a seat its best to walk up to the bus station. (h) Coming back is a 'Dolly' even though the buses generally "run in" back to Bugibba bus depot, just stay on it and when it kicks off again it will go past the hotel. NOTE: The staffing of the buses are in the main most belligerent towards their government paymasters and tend to do their own thing, so if you have been waiting for over an allotted time of arrival for ages don't be surprised when 3 turn up all at once!More

Graham W, Fareham, United Kingdom

Lovely holiday.nice hotel

We thought our room was a bit dated and we had a view of the courtyard and into other peoples rooms from our balcony so it wasnt picturesque but our room was very clean so that made up for it! We went all inclusive. The breakfast was nice with lots of choice, lunch at the outside snack bar was limited choice for vegetarians as all you could have was either chips or a soggy cheese sandwich, lunch in the restaurant was mainly salad and pasta for me but my partner was quite happy with the meat choices and they always served veg.evening meals were the same. Staff were pleasant and happy to chat. Evening entertainment was aimed at elderly customers and wasnt appropriate really for our age group.the pool area was clean but the pool itself needed to be cleaned more regularly as it had alot of floating debris in it.More


Lovely Holiday

We have just returned after having a fabulous week at your hotel, first of all I'd like to say a very big thank you to all the chefs and restaurant staff, food was lovely and staff really was very clean but could do with a of lick of paint as they looked a little tired, the bathroom could also do with a makeover..,why not get rid of the bath and just have shower cubical at least that way it would give you a bit more space to move around in , l would like to say a special Thank You to the gentleman on reception yesterday morning ( 5th July ) you were so helpful and we really appreciated your kindness...will be visiting again next year.More

glyn s, Nottingham, United Kingdom


My husband and i have just come back from staying in the qawra palace for 2weeks. we had a very enjoyable time and went toa few different places, valetta was stunning very nice architecture.We found the qawra palace hotel very central for many things and we found 2 very good places to eat. the first one was the tavern with excellent food and great value for money, the second place was called simply british the same excellent food and also great value for money.We had a courtyard room at the qawra palace hotel which was nice and quiet and we had the sun all afternoon, the room was cleaned every day towels changed every day sheets twice a week. the staff were all friendly and helpful. we were on bed and breakfast and we found the food very nice and plentiful, we would certainly stay there again.More

alan j, Newcastle, United Kingdom

Good and bad

Have just returned from a two week stay at this hotel- our first- although have been to malta several times. To start with the plus points:- Restaurant staff were very friendly and helpful and integrated well with guests; cleaning staff could not do enough and attended to rooms and laundry every day; food was not to everyone's taste however with a choice go five hot main dishes plus a cold option a wide variety was offered. Now for the unfortunate negatives! -tea making facilities provided but no spoons available. -bathroom extremely small with mould on ceiling, walls and bath surround ( other rooms exactly the same) -balcony tiles broken and falling off at the edges including around the supports. -air conditioning in our room had no control and was operated by a 'light switch' resulting in either off or on at full blast! Not sure of the electrical regulations there but illegal here. -on arrival the toilet seat in my mothers room ( she's in her 78th year) was broken and could not be used. Reported at reception and when no repair had been carried out 24 hours later it was again reported, only to be told by reception staff that I had not reported it previously!! It was thereafter written in a book kept at reception in order that the matter be dealt with and I obligingly showed the receptionist the entry in the book from the previous day when I 'had not reported it'-needless to say no apology . -reception staff all give an air of disinterest and were very unhelpful to numerous guests. -pool hours show that the pool closes at 5pm (first experience of this early a closure for me). On a daily basis staff commenced removing sun beds between 4pm an 4.23pm and showing obvious displeasure toward guests who would not vacate theirs. This was allegedly in order that the poolside could be cleaned however having observed a sticking plaster in the same place for three days I find this unlikely. Several other issues were not to my liking however will be magnanimous and apportion them to personal preference and different standards. The indication is that this hotel is a four star however I am of the opinion a two star would be more appropriate. I will holiday in malta again however will not be tempted to repeat my stay at the Qawra palace.More

Karen O,

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