Plenty of pools and restaurants, a great spa and first-rate views – that’s the Hotel Fortina in a nutshell.
The Hotel Fortina is just steps away from Sliema’s huge shopping centre. Plus, the ferry to Valletta is only a five-minute walk away.
This hotel counts off four pools, seven restaurants and bars, and a first-class spa, before finishing things off with rooms that open on to sea or garden views.
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Unbeatable value holidays
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- Opt-in extras like in-flights meals or a larger luggage allowance
Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
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Buffet breakfast and dinner, with the choice of 5 restaurants for dinner.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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2 outdoor pools
Open during the summer months, these two saltwater pools come with impressive sea views, plus wraparound sun terraces aligned with sunbeds and parasols.
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*
A set menu of tasty Mediterranean dishes and a selection of wines are available here.
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Twin Room with Garden View and Balcony
Twin Room with Sea View and Balcony
These twin rooms are designed with a modern and fresh style. There’s room for 3 with 1 extra bed in the bedroom. You’ll have a balcony outside overlooking the sea. And air-conditioning is available from May to October.
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Standards have slipped
Second visit to the Fortina 5* All Inclusive and what a difference from 18 months ago ! finding somewhere to eat was a chore half the restaurants were closed or no longer available .. no timetable as to where we were allowed to eat in fact we ended up going out to eat some lunchtimes. Chinese restaurant food was good however ive had better service in our local chippy the manager ( i use the term loosely ) was a rude horrid little man with an atrocious attitude, my husband complained only to be told " its a franchise " basically not the hotels problem. The Indian restaurant was the other end of the scale food lovely service amazing lovely team couldn't recommend this highly enough. last time we were there our favourite was Taste restaurant with the lovely Rita that woman was a joy to behold but no longer works there and Taste is closed except for breakfast. From what i could ascertain this hotel is not long for this world as talk amongst regulars was its turning into time-share only, how sad ! Staff seem downhearted and couldn't care less anymore. plus points ... Best views in Malta great location, the Lido was brilliant and the Indian restaurant fabulousMore
still going down
Been going here since it opened...unfortunately it has gone downhill every year It certainly is not warrant a 5* rating It is extremely poor value, they are charging 5* prices for facilities which are at best 3* The management have lost interest so it is hardly surprising that the few old staff that remain are so miserable Keep hoping for improvement but without much hope now, any change is for the worse from past experienceMore
Fortunately spa resort
Forget it. Total shambles. Be warned: rumours they're going to pull the place down in May. Staff haven't a clue if they will have jobs or what will happen. Total rip off. Hotel advertised for approx Â£400 per week. I ended up paying over Â£700 plus 10 euros per night extra for Sea view room which was horrendous and to find someone else had been upgraded from garden room with no view to Sea view for nothing.- hotel receptionist told me I got what I paid for- a Sea view and the fact my friend was upgraded for free to Sea view was not my business. My room was horrendous. I was so upset didn't sleep in horrid creaky bed first night - sat on balcony all night. Could hardly sit on loo as so squashed - and I'm a slim person - heaven help anyone who's a bit weighty. Had to book "dine around " restaurants 2 days in advance and when tried to book " Mediterranean" restaurant for Thursday was told it was closed on Thursday. Food rubbish. Best part "the view" from Sea view room - could have achieved the same view if I'd slept outside on the road. Best part apart from the view was the smiles of the cleaning girls - mostly Philapeno. A tired old hotel full of staff with attitude problems. No pool service- only order yourself with paper cups and high prices. Felt totally ripped off from first moment to last. Took 3 days to figure out layout of hotel. A rabbit warren with fox holes at every step. Totally disappointed and utterly ripped off. Mercury holidays should be ashamed of themselves - I think I deserve an apology.More
Excellent location but poor maintenance service
The hotel is in a good location very close to the The Point Shopping centre and Sliema's main shore street (facing Manoel Island). They also offer a complimentary boat ride at the Valletta harbour. However we regret to not that when the did the check in and arrived in the room noted immediately that (a) the TV was not working and (b) the wifi was not working. It was immediately reported to the reception and she told us that a maintenance staff will soon arrive to fix. Hours passed and no one showed up. Reported again to the reception to be told that since it was Friday late afternoon there was no one and we had to wait for the following morning. In the morning no one showed up and had to call again at noon. Again we were promised that someone will come. At 2pm we called again and were told that they had a problem with the TVs and the Wifis and that there was no one to fix it. On Sunday morning, just before our check out the TV and and the Wifi were still not working. Thus throughout our weekend break we ended up without a TV and no Wifi. For a five star hotel in my view this is a disgrace. The bathrooms had a shower and a bath. We noted that the shower cubicle had a used cap and shower gel in it. We decided to use the bath and just ignored the shower cubicle. The following day when the room was done the cap and the used shower shampoo from the previous guests were still there ! Not a major issue but for a five star hotel one expects better.More
Several Pros but Several Cons
Booked a sea view room which was on the second floor, this is the lowest floor of rooms as the lounge and bar are on the first. The room itself was large, comfortable and very clean, however the view of Valetta was partially blocked by an ugly bridge leading to the shopping centre. Sitting on the balcony was no pleasure due to the very significant traffic noise. It did quieten down at night though. Fortunately there is a pleasant peaceful garden at the back with plenty of loungers and chairs. Flat screen TV no use to Brits. There is a choice of restaurants and we ate in four, the best being the Chinese / Thai which is so good we ate there three times as the service and food in the others were pretty average. Without these restaurants there is little else to choose from in Sliema. Our package included one visit to the spa which is pleasant but when trying to use the indoor pool children were having swimming lessons with their parents standing on the side with their outdoor shoes on. Shame as it is supposed to be an adult only hotel! So didn't bother with that. All in all, hotel just ok but we would not stay in Sliema again.More
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