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 all have good-sized balconies, and for the best views, book one that looks out to the sea.
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.
Although dated and in need of refurbishment we found the room to be spacious and clean with a lovely sea view from the balcony (definitely recommend this side of the hotel over the other side, worth the extra money).
The food was excellent, we found there was so much choice and it was packed with flavour, which was hard to achieve with the amount of people eating there every night. Complements to the chef! There was a fish, meat and pasta choice every night, soup, salad and a range of different desserts.The restaurant isn't the nicest of environments to eat in, but you can exchange one night for a pizzeria dinner overlooking the bay, which was very pleasant indeed and at no extra cost (apart from drinks if half board).
Although some of the waiters were moody, this didn't affect our experience.
As for the pool, you do have to get up very early to reserve the best sunbeds. We got up at 6am (we were one of the first), which was a chore, but meant we had a good spot for the whole day. There was an animation team during the day, they did aqua aerobics, table tennis, darts, quizzes etc, people were very reluctant to join in but the option is available and they were very friendly, entertaining and approachable. There is also mini golf and tennis to book at reception for during the day. We used tennis courts every day, best time to go 5pm. So lots to do! Pool bar very reasonably priced.
Overall we found staff very accommodating and helpful, cleaners said hello every morning.
Lots of places to visit and see around Malta,recommend Valletta and Gozo, hotel will help book things up, didn't find it was overpriced at all.
Evening entertainment was a mixed bag, some nights we found really enjoyable, however other nights were dated and very tailored to local ballroom dancing. However, there was an option to go to next door hotel (Seashells) if this wasn't to your fancy.
gini123194, Watford, United Kingdom
Far from a Palace
The overall appearance nice, but the rooms are not so good we travelled as a family of 7 and was hoping our rooms would be all together some of us was on the 8th and the rest on the 3rd floor. The View from our room was not grand it was just the internal views of all the other rooms. The room as a fridge but doesn't work properly as its in an enclosed cupboard, there is a TV and kettle, the bathroom very small they had a dirty anti slip mat in the bathroom which I asked them to remove.
The staff are nice my gran had a lovely room on the 8th floor she was them moved to the 3rd but she had problems with leaking ac , room did have a muskie smell.
You can walk to babigiba very nice and lively there's a free water park which my son loved, you can get a bus to selema, Valletta beautful and for 2euros, do a day trip to Gozo the ferry is only 4 euros. You can walk to the Aquariam which is nice.
Food is ok they usual English breakfast, cearals , bread, tea.
I'm a vegetarian they do a menu which was ok.
There's a nice indoor pool x2. They don't have a kids club.More
Charmaine121, Northolt, United Kingdom
Just arrived back from Qawra Palace Hotel after a week stay . Initially was a bit worried about staying here after reading the negative reviews . However was pleasantly surprise how nice the hotel was . We paid extra for a sea view room which I would recommend - we were on the 8th floor with a great view of the pool and sea and surrounding area . We stayed all inclusive too . The food was varied and tasty and I had no problem with the food at all . Breakfast was either English type fry up buffet style or healthier fruit or cereal . Staff were always friendly and helpful . The room was clean and comfortable. Will stay again in the near future . Don't be put off by the negative comments because this is really a nice hotel :) entertainment in the evening was varied and enjoyable whilst watching the boats on the sea nearby More
Best hotel 5 stars plus
My wife and I have just returned from an 11 nights holiday at this hotel,before setting off we read just some of the reviews,some of these were good and some were scary with their negativity,let me now dispel any fears,this hotel has got to be the best hotel we have ever had the pleasure to stay in there aren't enough stars to give it what it deserves.
Apart from a little hiccup on our arrival which the staff soon put right all the remainder of our stay was excellent,the cleanliness is above reproach,the hotel is spotless each and every day,all members of staff from cleaners right through to management levels are very friendly,accommodating and above all helpful and pleasant in day to day contact.
The food was excellent and very varied,in fact the menu selection was never repeated throughout our stay and plenty to satisfy even the most picky of palates,3 cheers and a big pat on the back to all concerned who contributed to making our holiday a truly unforgettable for all the right reasons,thankyou just doesn't sound like enough praise.More
No problems with this hotel whatsoever don't believe the whingers.
I can`t understand why people moan and whinge about this hotel, there is nothing wrong with it apart from a little refurbishment. the food was ok , there was plenty of choice for breakfast, full english , continental, salad, cereal all bases covered. The toaster took several attempts to brown the bread but i would say that was not a major issue, the bread rolls were lovely and fresh every morning.There was plenty of choice on an evening, one whinger who did a review who must have been there the same time as me said there was no pizza , but yes there was because i had it, pepperoni mushroom and peppers. there was no issue with the tables or crockery and the tables were cleared regularly. Staff were polite and friendly and helpful without being servile or patronising. On the last evening we had pizza at the hotel pizzeria across the road , there was no issue with the food or the service and the location is lovely overlooking the bay. The rooms are standard hotel rooms, comfortable beds shower/ bathroom , tho the fridge was very small but we managed with it. we did not bother with the sunbeds we were too busy out and about enjoying the island rather than being lazy. The location is good with the bus station just around the corner with plenty of shops/ mini markets , bars and restaurants nearby.
The cafe adjacent to the hotel is pretty reasonable too, with good prices for hot snacks and sandwiches, the cakes are pretty good too as well as the coffee.
its a pretty good hotel to use as a base. we went half board as going all inclusive is a waste of money if you want to explore the island . if you are lazy closed minded and want to drink yourself into oblivion , eat like a pig and roast in the sun like one then all inclusive is the way to go, but you will still have to pay for stuff like wifi, deposit boxes etc.More