Hotel Fortina  

Plenty of pools and restaurants, a great spa, and first-rate views – that’s Hotel Fortina in a nutshell.

Hotel Fortina’s two 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 five 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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Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner, with the choice of 5 restaurants for dinner.   

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2 outdoor pools

There are two 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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superior twin room with sea view

Superior twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3 with air-conditioning or heating, and bath with shower.

twin room with garden view

Basic in decoration, yet modern and chic Twin room with garden view sleeps 3.

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Excellence and Consistency

Once again another successful and highly enjoyable visit to this hotel. Two weeks over Christmas and New Year 2014/2015, this time sadly on my own as my partner has just passed away, so full of trepidation I travelled, as planned, to see if it would be as good as last year. What can I say, still excellent from the restaurant staff in Taste and Table 1 to every single member of this highly efficeient and customer focused team, from duty managers to reception staff, from bar staff to housekeeping staff. NOTHING is too much trouble for them. I even got a nice view, which I requested should one be available, and along with everything else the staff were able to grant my request. I will be shortly booking again for this Christmas and New Year, as I cannot find anywhere else that even comes close to the standards of this establishment. WELL DONE to you ALLMore

Paul SP L, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Good hotel but tired

The Fortina Spa, rated five star by its owners adjoins the Fortina hotel rated four star. There are corridors between the two hotels and some facilities and restaurants are shared. Both hotels are highly rated by Saga and heavily used by Saga, the travel company for the over 55s. However Saga do not use the hotels in July and August, so no cauliflower heads in those months. The hotels are on the Sliema or Tigne seafront. They overlook the Marsamxsett Harbour facing Valetta. Before recent developments many rooms at the Fortina Spa would have had views of that harbour and also views out to sea. However the Tigne Point development of tall blocks has reduced the sea views. And in fact some of the rooms on the lower floors of the Fortina Spa, even though the hotel charges extra for Sea View have no views of the sea and quite restricted views of the harbour. On the other hand the rooms on the upper floors of the hotel - say floor nine up to floor 17 have amazing views across the harbour to Valetta. With the changing light during the day and the illuminated buildings in Valetta at night we were constantly going out on our 17th floor balcony to look at the view. Building of the Tigne development continues, with the pneumatic drills starting at seven am. The two hotels share a number of restaurants. However if you are on the "all inclusive" tariff and you book the Chinese or Japanese restaurants you will only be allowed a very restricted menu. In the Japanese restaurant we were allowed a miso soup plus either a main course or two Sushi courses plus a pudding. We chose the two Sushi courses and thought that the five pound Sushi selection from Marks and Sparks would have been a good deal better. We had no complaints about the Taste and Table 1 restaurants - no restrictions if on all inclusive and good quality food. The buffet restaurant La Vallette was OK but not a brilliant food selection. Our room was very large which may have accounted for the cleaning being a bit skimped. There was dust on some table tops and moss growing on the balcony. But the bed and bath linen was fine and changed frequently. We found the staff to be courteous and helpful at all times. We managed to lock ourselves out of our room safe and an engineer was there to open it in a trice. Altogether a very nice hotel if you get an upper floor room avoid the Chinese and Japanese restaurants and you are not too particular about clean floors.More

chartseven, Godalming, United Kingdom


I can't believe people have anything bad to say ! The staff are excellent and the food in La Valette was varied and presented beautifully every night. The views to old Valetta are stunning and the hotel is very well located fro all sea and road links. Mercury were a credit to the travel industry.More

James M, Leeds, United Kingdom

A good, friendly standard but noisy at lower levels

Previously we had stayed at the Fortina some 20 years ago, in what is now the 4* hotel. The 5* hotel, where we stayed this time, was simply not there in those days. The difference is very marked and worthy of the additional star - if only in Maltese ratings; the hotel is more like a 4* in international terms. We had a sea view room, which was huge, allowing plenty of space for 2 armchairs and a coffee table in addition to the usual. WiFi was free, on a daily basis, but anything beyond Sky News and BBC World on the TV was at a cost. On an all inclusive basis, our drinks in the mini-bar and Limes cocktail bar were excellent and food was varied, with the choice of 5 restaurants. The 4*'s La Vallette is listed as another restaurant but, although it's clean and fairly airy, it is more like a work's canteen. The whereabouts of the restaurants is a little confusing to start with, particularly as one is outside of the hotel complex and has been renamed. However, the food in the restaurants was plentiful and of a good standard. Staff throughout the hotel were very friendly and helpful. Apart from the canteen aspect, the only disappointment was the intrusive noise from the street. Many cars and most motorbikes seemed to have defective silencers and high volume HiFi, which were amplified by the megaphone effect of the surrounding buildings to the tunnel entrance and spoiled the enjoyment of our 3rd floor room. I suggest you request a room on the higher floors.More

WIWOL92, Crawley, United Kingdom

Still as good

I could write chapter and verse, but after yet another lovely stay, I would like to say thank you to everyone at the hotel who worked tirelessly to make us welcome once again. Outstanding food, nice room, wonderful staff and looking forward to our return.More


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