Plenty of pools and restaurants, a great spa, and first-rate views – that’s Hotel Fortina in a nutshell.
Hotel Fortina’s 2 main pools have widescreen views of Sliema’s waterfront. And from their sun terraces you can see the domes and spires of Malta’s capital, Valletta.
There’s another pool in the spa – the heated saltwater is packed with health-boosting minerals. Talking of the spa, it’s one of the hotel’s biggest drawcards. The arm’s-length menu ticks off sugar body scrubs and Dead Sea wraps, as well as milky Cleopatra baths and thalassotherapy treatments.
There are 5 restaurants to choose from. A smart buffet place comes with a side of panoramic city views, while a Thai à la carte serves up duck stir fries and spicy green curries.
Rooms are finished off in seaside colours, and every place opens to balconies with sea or garden views. Flatscreen TVs come as standard, too.
Location-wise, Hotel Fortina is steps away from Sliema’s huge shopping plaza. Plus, the ferry to Valletta is only a 5-minute walk away.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner, with the choice of 5 restaurants for dinner.
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2 outdoor pools
There are 2 saltwater pools with impressive sea views, open during the summer months.
Italian restaurant and Pizzeria*
This place offers antipasti, pizzas and pasta dishes, plus the menu includes vegetarian options. Il Giardino Italian restaurant is open for dinner, and you'll find it at the Fortina Resort next door.
Table 1 Mediterranean restaurant*
Offering a set menu of tasty Mediterranean dishes and a selection of wines.
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My family, (my mother, father, uncle, aunt, and I) went to Malta to see the sights and just sink in to the slower life of Malta's streets. This hotel was perfect for the icing on the top of the cake. The view from our room was STUNNING. I go about 3 holidays abroad a year approximately and I know I'm privileged and I don't take it for granted, but the view from this hotel was THE BEST I have ever witnessed. The view overlooked the sea and you could see all the way to the capital VALLETTA! The beds were very comfy and the maid was SO KIND. There wasn't enough milk (because we are from England, so we drink a lot of tea haha) so we asked if she could leave us more next time; not only did she do so, she also wrote a reply saying no problem and she was sorry for any inconveniences. We quickly replied saying that there was none and apologized if we came across a little harsh. Unfortunately the Italian restaurant was not so great. The food was always too salty and the pizzas were always too crispy, so my aunt and uncle (both 60+) found them difficult to eat. I would say 80+% of the food in the restaurants have to be paid for and I found the spa a little expensive considering the payments I had already paid just to stay here (half-board.) Apart from that the gardens were beautiful, the swimming pools were fantastic and all in all I had A GREAT TIME!More
Scott J, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
This was my sixteenth visit I think ! What makes me go back time after time ? The staff. Rita and Sandra in Taste are reasons enough to keep me going back. Much has been said on this site that the all inclusive package is not what it used to be.... I disagree, I like the fact that now you can pay a supplement ( 50 c ) for a particular beer etc whereas before it was in the package or not ! I had no problems booking the reasturant of my choice at the time of my choosing. As ever the hotel is kept immaculate , however , the decorating done on the fourth floor this week left a mess on the carpets which housekeeping could not be held responsible for. In previous reviews I've said there is something special about the Fortina... I haven't changed my mind. The view,location and staff are second to none.... Unless you are out to find fault,you won't be disappointed. G HMore
Vix S, surrey
4star memories chasing 5star dreams
Having stayed here several times in the past at the 4* option, we upped the ante and booked 5* this time. How sad. How disappointing. What a tragedy. Rooms were basic to stay the least, with no understanding of what 5* service needs to be. We were ill-informed of facilities upon arrival, and the young team at the 5* reception would benefit from a high quality training programme. Have previously considered purchasing the owner apartment options presented, but am now glad to have walked away. Hopefully the management will refocus and return this resort to its wonderful potential.More
sumstar, London, United Kingdom
More smoke and mirrors AWOL Wales
As an owner of 9yrs at this hotel, it was fantastic!!! We bought 3 weeks, it is sad to see it slowly sinking to no more than a 3 star. On arrival revolving doors not working due to servicing,two weeks later still not working,made comment to manager to get invoice paid next day notice on door read push door to open. Met female Saga rep who said she did not see me on arrival as a saga guest and she asked me if i was Mercury Direct tourist which i took as an insult. We upgraded this year to 3 weeks half board a la carte breakfast in Taste very good, Dinner in Table one brilliant. Dinner in Taste was chaotic long wait for order to be taken, very quick to take wine order, will not upgrade next year as i did not think it was value for money. we have heard that management of hotel has passed to one of owners sons a new broom does not always sweep clean,more training needed! we will be back next year hoping that hotel is back to 5 star but will not hold my breath.More
AWOLSouthWestWales, south west wales
We went as a couple for the first time to enjoy some peace and quite and we really found that this place gave us what we expected. We booked the Spa Bedroom which was marvellously relaxing and intimate; exactly as featured on the site. The food at Table One and La Vallette was excellent, the staff helpful and friendly. The tropical gardens, beautifully enlightened in the evening is heavenly surrounded with flowers and trees having a deep and shallow pool also a jacuzzi and splash pool for the young ones were really quite and relaxing. We didn't want to leave. The second time we went with family and booked a garden view deluxe which was clean, spacious and had all amneties. The pool outside was always clean, as was the deck area. There is no huge difference between the 4 star and the 5 star, for us it seemed nearly the same as we visited them both. And again no one wanted to leave. We would highly recommend this hotel, for the hotel itself and also for the perfect location. Additionally for those who like us enjoy doing some shopping or just going for walks, one can find shops all around, as well as a long, long promenade.:)More
christophermifsud, Island of Malta, Malta
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