Hotel Qawra Palace  

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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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
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.

Children's entertainment

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 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.

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 4 with 2 extra beds.

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Save your money and stay somewhere else!

First of all, this is purely a review of the hotel. I absolutely LOVED Malta and its surrounding islands. I would love to go back again next year as it is a wonderful place and was one of the most enjoyable holidays I have ever been on. However I would never stay in this hotel again if you paid me! Good points to the hotel: Rooms are clean and bathroom is modern Location is excellent, near the sea and bus stop right outside to get to Valletta and multiple trips. There is also a wonderful club just a few minutes walk from the hotel, which was great for the young ones in the family! It is also near to some lovely restaurants (which came in very handy due to the TERRIBLE food at this hotel!) Bad points: As soon as we arrived, we found the hotel staff to be rude and have very little time for us. The major thing letting this hotel down is the absolutely appalling food! We stuck it out for three days and then in the end had to eat out every day because we were all going hungry in the evening from lack of edible food. Maybe we have high standards from going to Italy for so many years, but the meat was so chewy most nights that it could not even be swallowed. Therefore in the end we spent £100s of pounds every day eating out, something that was highly annoying after we had paid to be half board. The holiday turned out to be much more expensive than we were planning!! We were all just very grateful that we weren't all inclusive and were forced to stay in the hotel for everything! The lunch food is greasy and lacks variety too. There is also a serious lack of fresh fruit and vegetables - I thought I was going to get scurvy from lack of vitamins! Nothing in this hotel is free - You have to pay for wifi (in 2016!!) at a rate of about 2 euros an hour - my advice is to go across the road and sit outside one of the restaurants to get it for free! The sun-beds are ridiculously uncomfortable and a mattress for them is 1 euro each per day. The beds and umbrellas near the sea/concrete block area are 6 euros a day. The pool area is grotty, I was scared of what I was going to catch so only went in once. The area surrounding it is dirty as well so we went to alternative beach and pool areas nearly everyday. The evening entertainment is dull and all sounded the same. Wine has to be drunk out of plastic cups and drinks are cheaper at other places. Would have just preferred the radio to be on! In the rooms, as soon as you took your card out the little slot then the A/C would turn off making it really hot during the day whilst you were out. There is also no chance of sleep for the whole week, I am completely exhausted after arriving back in the UK yesterday. All sounds echo from the rooms above and below and with people moving around until about 2am and getting up from 7am, there is not chance of sleep before/after these times. There are students in the hotel who run around the corridors at all hours of the day keeping you awake. We had a room which looked into the inner courtyard - something I would advise against in a hotel. The A/C units for the whole hotel were at the bottom and made SUCH a loud noise at all hours, making sleep impossible. If anyone is in the garden area then this noise reverberates around the courtyard as there is nowhere for the noise to escape to. This is the same with people on their balconies and slamming their doors shut. There is a games area where the noises of balls and pucks can also be heard banging around. In short, save your hard earned money and go somewhere else! We met a group of lads who wet themselves when we said where we were staying because they had stayed there a few years ago and said it was the worst place they had ever stayed!More

Jessicanight, 503938

Hotel itself was lovely but there were a few minor let-downs

We stayed 7 nights on a half board basis. The hotel has 2 swimming pools - indoor and outdoor - and a jacuzzi. The outdoor pool is saltwater and shuts at about 5 or 6 but if you expect a sunbed you need to be down early because of the usual reserving that goes on - against pool rules but people still did it none the less. You had to pay for wifi - if memory serves me right it was €10 for 15 hours, €5 for 3 hours (not sure how much it was for 1 hour as we didn't purchase it). There was night-time entertainment every night although it was a gamble as some nights it was good and some it was not. The food really wasn't that great at all. The breakfast was OK - cooked breakfast etc. The menu for dinner changed every night and was posted on a board. There were always a few options and I wouldn't normally class myself as a fussy eater but I never enjoyed any dinner I ate in the hotel - we only ate there a handful of nights. To be honest I didn't really enjoy any of the food anywhere in Malta so perhaps that's just my palette rather than a problem with the hotel. If you were planning on staying at the hotel then I would pay extra for the Seaview - it was absolutely beautiful but we were on the 7th floor in room 718 which was a bit high up for me but I didn't mind because the view was so nice. Our room was nice - the bathroom was very modern. There was a small fridge and a TV (it aired Challenge and Sky News amongst other channels but we stuck to those two). We unfortunately had a problem with out air-conditioning as it leaked quite a lot! We mentioned this 4 or 5 times and they had maintenance try to sort the problem out but alas the problem still continued. I really liked the location of the hotel - we often walked round to Bugibba and the bus terminal was only 5 minutes from the hotel so it was easy to travel across Malta. The seafront walk to Bugibba is beautiful throughout the day and the Aquarium is on the way. Check out was at 11 and we had a late flight, leaving the hotel at 6. We decided to store our luggage in the luggage room which was kept locked but the door was mostly glass so you could see in it. The hotel also has a games room which has a pool table, foosball and air hockey. The staff in the hotel and at the pool bar were absolutely lovely, couldn't fault them at all. Overall we enjoyed our stay at Qawra Palace Hotel. I didn't give them 5 stars because of the food and air-conditioning.More

Zoe M, 186534

Not an "All inclusive" bring your wallet - Malta is great, this hotel is not

rooms were good, we had a working air conditioner (unless the cleaning person took our card out then the AC and fridge didn't work) depending on who was working the room was great (delores) or not. Fridge not stocked, water is not potable but no water in the room. kettle and cups only in room, no coffee or tea and the buffet doesn't open until 7:30. only one free place to eat is buffet, same breakfast everyday, no hotcakes, eggs fresh made or omletes. Juice is from concentrate and watered down The airconditioning units in dining area are filthy and I am not sure how good the air is to be breathing. Lunch and dinner offered little variety and fresh vegetables constisted of shredded lettuce and pickled stuff. and you cant take anything out because they have student housing and some pay as you go guests. And, you can only order 1 drink per person per can order 2 drinks (2 people) and go back in line and order 2 more but if you are with a large group fetching drinks you can't exceed the 1 per person limit. Entertainment was the worst ever...nothing (even music) during the day and the entertainment at night was a snore feast, same songs, wrong tempo, Pool snack food was okay Location is outstanding, close to the main buses All inclusive items you pay for: Water (even though the water in the tap is not potable) at a rip off price L1.50 for a small bottle Fridge items (they will spoil if the cleaning staff take your card out) Coffee and tea if you want in the room Wifi - not even free in the lobby Cocktails - no slushy drinks for free here Place on the rocks with bed and umbrella For an all inclusive this is the worst one I have ever been too between the food, entertainment, rules and unfriendly staff. I would go to Malta again but not to this supposed 4+ star that is really at 2.5More


first of many visits

Recently stayed at the qawra palace for the first time, and hope it won't be our last we found everything about the holiday wonderful, with plentiful and excellent choices in the restaurant The hotel was clean and welcoming only criticism the pool not big enough for amount of guests and virtually impossible to get a sunbed after 09:45, but sea is only a couple of steps away.More

Michael R, 187045

You get what you pay for

Some of the horror reviews on here should not put you off, not quite sure what people expect. There was always something on the buffet that I liked, the food in generally was good, especially breakfast. We ate at the pool bar most lunchtimes rather than drying up and going inside. I would definitely advise the a night or two at the Pizzeria, the portions are huge and it's always better eating outside. It's a pain having to get up early for the beds but as parents of a four-year-old we needed to watch him whether he was in the pool on the "play area". It has to be said that could be improved upon and the animation team, instead of sitting waiting for kids to come and play with their crayons and play doh should think of some games to play as the kids were crying out to be entertained. As for entertainments for adults it was basically built around entertaining the locals, who took their ballroom dancing etc very seriously so I felt I couldn't let my son on the dancefloor which surely isn't right considering we were the paying guests. For a pool holiday, which is what we wanted, it did the job. Qawra is a nice resort, though we barely went into town, Buggiba much busier, however, and caters for the younger ones. The Aquarium is worth the trip, too. My biggest gripe would probably be the lifts, there are not enough for such a big hotel.More

383nicholasr, 209973

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