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.
20 euro taxi ride from the airport , hotel is joined to its sister hotel Fortuna which share some facilities. Drop off is at the Fortina as little parking outside the FS, about a 1 minute walk , however bags can be transferred from the Fortuna . Room was well equipped and clean , good Wi fi , only news channels on tv unless you pay extra. Restaurant's were ok , a full breakfast was served everyday. Staff were helpful and always cheerful. Swimming pools clean and well looked after . Hotel located close to the docks, bustle , restaurant's and bars of Sliema . Good location for a general sightseeing trip to MaltaMore
bryn1949, London, United Kingdom
Avoid Saga September!
I stay at this beautiful hotel every year & unfortunately my stay was blighted this year by SAGA! First few days were wonderful & then they descended... You know how young people are often tarnished with the bad behaviour brush? I am 25 (so would put myself in the young category, I think!) and the behaviour I witnessed by the Saga guests was absolutely appalling. The way they spoke to the hotel/restaurant staff & complained loudly for no reason in front of other guests was nothing more than despicable.More
Great hotel for luxury
I recently stayed here for a few nights whilst visiting Malta on business and found it to be ideal for this. I think some reviewers are getting the spa hotel mixed up with the main hotel, as the spa hotel is spot on! I'd definitely go back next time I'm on business in Malta, but I can understand people being frustrated by the pool as there isn't much sun there. Overall though, great rooms, very clean and comfortable, good food and bar.More
NOT 5 STAR - AWFUL EXPERIENCE
TRIP ADVISOR - REVIEWS ARE INACCURATE - YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT WHO'S REALLY WRITING REVIEWS - We upgraded to the "5 star resort" from the "4 star hotel" and this is NOT a 5 star resort. I travelled with my 23 year old niece and 13 year old daughter; half way through our stay we were greeted in the lift with a notice advising that children under 18 WERE NO LONGER allowed to use the resort's garden pool and must use the pool which formed part of the 4 star hotel.//?? Who does that? Should not accept reservations including under 18's if you're going to change the rules and they will be unable to use the amenities..ALSO, service was poor - no offer of a bell hop or porter to assist with our bulky luggage or an offer to call a cab on the way out - way to go - 5 star for three ladies!! our room had ANTS; we were unable to order a cheese platter from room service at 9:00pm on our return from a day trip as we were told the platter was for 'between meals' (for a 7euro surcharge you would think a 5 star would give you whatever is on the menu - when you want it); on upgrading from 4* to 5* the hotel did not change our breakfast entitlement card and on our second sitting for breakfast we were told we were not entitled to eat in the 5* breakfast buffet restaurant by a not so hospitable young man; a more mature lady attended when I insisted we had eaten there previously and were lodging in the 5* tower and was kind enough to let us have our breakfast but advised me to check with reception to have the cards properly allocated - which I did however my daughter was put off by the staff and refused to eat there again; Hotel Directory requests GUESTS dress appropriately throughout the hotel however the carpet in the hallways was stained and smelly beyond belief; on what planet is this hotel 5*???? Such a shame - great spot - poorly run;More
Cheryl P, Melbourne, Australia
Wedding Holiday - Travel Agent Review
What a beautiful hotel! Brilliant for a wedding. Friends wedding was based at this hotel and the staff could not be more helpful and the hotel was beautiful. Would highly recommend a holiday to this hotel.
Pool area - Always plenty of sunbeds no matter what time of day you went down to the pool area. No entertainment around the pool areas just music around the pool bar at the front of the hotel and no music in the garden pool area - very peaceful. Food was lovely around the front pool bar and service was very quick. costs for food and drink were a bit more in the hotel compered to outside the hotel. overall very clean and lots of room. if you are not a guest at the hotel they will try to charge you 20 euros per person to be around the pool (there isn't actually any sign of this so you could flight it as along as your buying drinks and food around the pool area)
Rooms - my friend stayed in a whirlpool room which was massive!!! enough room for two couches, dining table and still plenty of room in just the living room section. rooms were cleaned often. the 5 star section of the hotel was beautiful, the bride got upgraded to a suite in the 5* section which was out of this world. the room had a Jacuzzi behind the bed, steam room, UV massage table, stairs up to their own private pool area with BBQ area. WOW!! it was amazing. if you can afford the upgrade then I would go for it but you would never leave your room.
Food - very nice food, great variety served. for the meal for the wedding was beautiful. very classy meals.
Staff at this hotel were always very helpful if there was any problem.
Overall review of this hotel - I would highly recommend this hotel for any visitors. Great place to visit and then to explore the resort of Sliema and other areas. St Julians was only 10 min taxi ride away from this hotel.
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