The sea-view Hotel Qawra Palace comes with all the trimmings, and is just a short walk from the beach and town centre.
The Hotel Qawra Palace is in a great spot. It’s within a 15-minute walk of a couple of beaches – and the shops, restaurants and bars are even closer.
This hotel couldn’t get closer to the sea, with the pool sidling up to the rocky shore. To top things off, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to activities and dining.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Local and select imported alcoholic, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks 11.00-18.00.
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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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Twin Room with Balcony
These are simply furnished twin rooms with some modern touches. For some outside space, there's a balcony. They sleep up to 3 with an extra bed.
Twin Room with Sea View and Balcony
These twin rooms with a sea view are simply furnished and have a classic feel. They come with twin beds and an extra bed.
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Let Malta Down
We was there for a week, paid extra for sea view room which was lovely the downside was the noise from the Road. Entertainment.....every evening seemed to be same music but different entertainer. pool....dirty and if you swam in it it made your eyes sore. The indoor pool was freezing and same with the whirl pool. The hotel had a leak on the ground floor near the games room which was like that all week. The lifts are out dated doors very slow to open and close. The rooms where clean but wardrobe doors don't slide easily and pillows are just old foam pieces in a cover. Nice to have a fridge in the room and the sowing kit which was made use of. After being told the hotel had recently refurbished all its bathrooms was very surprised to find the shower had mould all around the bottom, head butted the towel rail in shower. Food!!!! Very disappointing didn't seem to be a lot of choice and poorly marked up, sevring spoons were being used for more than one dish which could cause problems for anyone with allergies. chefs slow to fill the empty trays. had to wait for ice cream as not self serve. Breakfast was same Fried eggs burnt bacon over cooked (dried out) bake beans watered down and no fresh juices only squash. lucky there was restaurants outside. Food from the hotel cafe was lovely but having to pay extra for decent food when you have already paid for all inclusive is annoying. Staff.... the front of house lady with red hair very polite. Other front of house staff were to busy making excuses for problems rather than admitting fault and trying to solve problems. Cleaners were polite and would say morning/afternoon as you passed them. Pool bar staff friendly and polite. Would I stay there again...NO call it a 4 star and our operator calls it a 3 star I would call it a 2 star and that's being kind. The hotel still needs a lot of work doing to it.More
Where do I start!!!!
Upon arrival we checked in most of the staff were friendly and happy however throughout the week we came to realise this was just a front for the new arrivals. We were then given our room cards/keys and told where the lifts were to go up to our rooms. We wasn't offered any assistance with our cases at all, which we wouldn't have taken up but it would have been nice to have been offered. When we arrived at the room it was pretty standard room. The decoration was fair but the room looked very aged for what we have been told was a refurbished hotel last year. There was a stain in the bedside table, a stain on the top of the wall near the ceiling, a crack in the plaster on the ceiling. The air con system control mounted to the wall was fine to switch off but to switch back on you needed to use a card/coin or something to be able to flick the switch back up. Also in the bathroom the shower has black mound round the bottom of the shower where the tiles meet the floor, the shower screen has been sealed on in what looks like a rush job, and the shelf behind the sink has a large gap at the end where the shelf is the wrong size for the area where it should be fitted. (See attached photos for the above). The room supplied a kettle, cups and spoons for hot drinks however there was nothing to accompany them (teabags, milk, sugar, coffee) so we had to walk to the shops to supply our own. Housekeeping was okay to start with but throughout the week it started to slip. Two days in a row we didn't have our towels replenished and had to ask reception for them and both times there was no appoligy. On our last full day I arrived back at my room which was still being cleaned, which wasn't an issue, however the cleaner had been using my personal charger that was left plugged in to charge her own personal phone. This shouldn't be happening without my permission first. Onto the food, or lack of it. Breakfast was very basic. It was meant to be full English or continental. The full English was served every day we stayed and there was no variety. The fried eggs were over cooked and the baked beans were cold. The continental wasn't much better, it was basic pastries and cakes which were the same every day. If you fancy toast you had to wast ten minutes at the toaster toasting it the toasters take forever and a day to toast. The fresh fruit served was only a few varieties which didn't include any grapefruit which is usually the norm for breakfast. The drinks at breakfast we either squash or hot drinks. There was no fresh fruit juices at all. The lunch we only had one day which was very basic salads or pasta so cannot really comment on it. The dinners were terrible. Most days we had food that was just about edible other days we paid for food away from the complex as it was better however as we were all inclusive this should be happening. All the dinners at the hotel were English meals with no option to sample the Maltese cuisine. The deserts were probably the best thing on the menu but were also not the best by a mile. To get your drinks for lunch and dinner you had to leave the restaurant and go to the bar to get your drinks using one of the three different cards that you were given upon arrival (door key, food/drink, and a restaurant entry permit). You then had to carry them into your table before getting food from the buffet that isn't replenished promptly at either breakfast, lunch and dinner. One thing I will say is that I hope you don't have any allergies or intolerances as the labels for the food often don't match to the dish and when they do they only tell you the name of the dish and not the ingredients used in the dish so any allergies can be checked. However this probably wouldn't make a difference as the cutlery used to serve the food is often used on two different dishes next to each other. Onto the entertainment in the evening. Unless your into lion dancing to overly loud music (so you have to shout over a table while having a conversation) whilst sitting in what I would call 'gods waiting room for the old aged' then I wouldn't even bother. I would personally, like we done many times, go elsewhere to find something to do in the evening. Walking along the promenade you can see the other hotel which each day had a different variety of entertainment which would have been more suited to anyone under the age of retirement. The all inclusive pool bar wasn't the best either. You aren't allowed to use it before 1100 in the morning, unless you pay and after 2300 at night, unless you pay. Which considering many people are already catching the rays before 1100 and the entertainment finishes after 2300 at night is a waste of time. It should be available all day for all inclusive residents as we pay extra for all inclusive but have to pay for some of our drinks anyways. Overall the hotel was a terrible experience and after a bus tour around the island made us realise that it was the hotel and only the hotel that made our experience in Malta a nightmare. Thomas Cook suggest it is a 3*. The hotels website suggest it is a 4*. However upon staying for a week we would suggest it is a 2* and that is being overly generous. More
Avoid at all costs!!
The first room i stayed in the conditioning was leaking, ceiling was all bubbled with bits falling off onto the bed and stank off damp. Was told i would have to stay there the first night! Moved to a nice room with a seacview the next night then told via phone call at 10.30 that i would need to vacate that room by 11.00. Also i stayed all inclusive, which isn't! The evening meals are atrocious. Only ate there twice and paid to eat out on the other occasions. The reception staff do not do a lot to help the situation a guest is put in. Avoid at all costs!!!More
We have just returned from this hotel and I can't understand why there are so many bad reviews. The hotel is clean, food nice and plenty of choice. Room was on 5th floor with fabulous views of the sea, courtyard not so nice but if you are prepared to research you would know which rooms to book. Not everyone was old and past it!, there were many younger guests . The is nothing bad I can say about the hotel. We were half board and were able to swap evening meal for lunch whenever we wanted, and also eat at the pizzeria instead of the hotel. The cafe royale was good for snacks. The only part that let's the hotel down is the area in front of pool bar, it could do with the attention the rest of the hotel gets. All in all its a lovely hotel in a great location.More
Excellent hotel, good value.
Hotel location was excellent, very close to bus stops and to bus terminal. There is no sandy beach and its very rocky but access into the sea is great with loads of stepped areas. Qawra Palace is a very nice hotel clean hotel. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful. On arrival we were offered an upgrade to all inclusive. We stayed with friends and we had two twin rooms next door to each other overlooking the sea. The rooms are clean and spacious with plenty of wardrobe and drawer space. The aircon was a godsend. The food in the dining room was very good, reasonable choice and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The pool and surrounding areas were very nice and plenty of sunbeds to choose from although pool was a little on the small size. Would recommend the Hop On Hop Off bus tours which stop right outside the hotel. Visits to Valletta, Mosta, Mdina and Gozo are a must.More
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