We have just come back this week from the Fortina Spa and had great time. I was worried by some of the comments about this hotel, but they were unfounded. The Fortina & the Fortina Spa hotels are combined in a lot of ways. The view from the Fortina swimming pool is brilliant as you survey Valleta. If you want a quiet pool the Fortina Spa one is lovely and shady with palms and garden plants. We were allinclusive and the food was great. In my opinion the best restaurants on site was Taste & Table one. The Chinese was also excellent. Did not visit the Indian restaurant but I heard good reports. The weather was very kind to us and we did go to Valleta on the ferry and bus. We also went to Gozo for the day and the trip was well organised. So overall it was a good holiday.More
Sandra T, 190727
As always fantastic place,amazing food,great staff
Wow yet again a fantastic 2 weeks in our room on 15 th floor of the tower, made to feel special from minute we arrived, with glass cold fizzy wine. Auriel on the reception is the best receptionist we have ever had pleasure of meeting, nothing too much trouble with the nicest smile and such a truly lovely lovely lady , Paul you truly have an amazing team , to mention but a few, the lovely smiley Victor from table 1 . The food amazing, Rita who is so nice and so efficient,gosh so many of the staff are lovely.
the house keeping team brilliant,
On top of that the wonderful Paul who as a manager is the truly nicest guy
And William and Charlie,,,,, well as always amazing people so lovely to catch up with you and anytime you over in England well just call xxx
Fortina spa hotel is our favourite place ever, we love taste table one and la Valletta is amazing too food so wonderful
Thank you from Helen and Colin 1553More
colin d, 186338
NICE HOTEL BUT NOT 5 STAR
Booked this hotel through Jet2 holidays. Nicely appointed and good service but not 5 star as in the brochure - should be 4 star!. Some of the facilities are shared with the 4 star (should be 3 star) Fortina Hotel next door. It has an indoor pool, gym an outdoor pool overlooking the bay plus a further outdoor pool in the hotel garden. The garden pool is much quieter (apart from the sparrows) but the sun can be restricted by the hotel building at various times if the day, whereas the bayside pool gets the sun all day but can be a bit livelier. The rooms either overlook the garden pool and are quiet or they overlook the bay (and road) with fabulous views across to Valletta but these can be quite noisy especially on lower floors.
The buffet breakfast is quite good and there are five other restaurants available - Japanese, Chinese/Thai, Italian, Indian and the bayside Terrace in addition to the hotel restaurant. The prices were quite a bit more than others in the area though!
Tried the Indian and was very impressed - a really good meal at a reasonable price.Hotel is ideally located for shops, cafes, restaurants plus boat trips, the Valletta ferry and bus tours just down the road. The excellent brand new Teigne Point shopping centre full of UK brand shops is just a short stroll behind the hotel, with a couple of cafes/restaurants included.
Will definitely return to this hotel but will strongly request a room above floor 9 to try to get way from the road noise which is amplified by the road tunnel just around the corner. This is not intrusive at night or when the balcony doors are closed only during the busy parts of the day especially early evening. The A/C is really good. Unfortunately you cannot book or reserve a specific room at the hotel! We tried to request a high level room before arrival but were booked into to floor 4 initially due to a late arrival - really noisy and not a good view! The Reception staff can't changes rooms themselves, they have to refer to the 'Reservations' dept!! We eventually changed our room to floor 9 the following day - much better but even higher would be better!More
John K, 186356
Whilst staying at this hotel I tweeted them privately.....
"Yes, we have been unable to use our private pool as its dirty and smells stagnant, we brought this to the attention of reception when we arrived and they sent someone up. He fished leaves out of it and filled it with the hose but he didn't add chlorine to it and it continued to smell, the next day my partner complained again, yet it still smells and we haven't been able to use it once.
On our first day we used the hot tub it had a stagnant smell also so we didn't use it again until yesterday. Assuming the hot tub would have been cleaned during our stay we attempted to use it again, I thought I'd ensure it was clean by using some wipes on it, as you can see from the picture of the wipes it was disgustingly dirty.
This is totally unacceptable from a five star hotel. I chose your hotel specifically for the private pool and BBQ neither of which we have been able to use.
My partner wanted to have a chef come to our room and cook for my birthday this evening but the BBQ is so scummy that we couldn't possibly."
They replied telling me to email front of house which I did. My complaints were completely ignored. I've been home nearly a month now and nobody has bothered to reply.
This is not a 5 star hotel at all. More
Staying here made our holiday special!
We came here on a timeshare exchange. We are Canadian and have been in the past told that European timeshare accommodation is not of the same quality as North American timeshare. Our expectations were not high, but our prime aim was to visit Malta. We were wowed. We were given a room of on the 15th floor -- with a view over Valletta Harbour that was a slice of heaven. The room was ultra modern with a gorgeous bathroom.
There are North American Hotels (and European ones too) that have grander lobbies, but this hotel far exceeded our expectations. It is extremely well-located. Sliema -- right on the Strand with a variety of restaurants within walking distance and on the property itself. The Point shopping centre (the largest in Malta) is a around the corner--- if you're into that kind of thing. If you're a good walker you can walk to St. Julian's along a sea promenade --a gorgeous walk in 45 minutes. I don't think from our point of view, we could have chosen a better location.
The staff was friendly and helpful. A special shoutout to "Janice"-- I think that's her name, who was always ready to answer any question and meet any request.
We loved our room on the 15th floor which had the gorgeous view and was quiet and serene. It was called a "therapeutic room".
The king size bed had crisp beautiful linens and included special magnetized blankets that were supposed to aid in your sleep. There was a water purification machine, a jacuzzi tub, a large shower-- in a beautiful bathroom.
The hotel rooms encircle a beautiful inner pool area that is lushly landscaped and provides access to the sister Fortina Hotel (older) and a couple of the restaurants including the one where the included breakfast (depending on your deal) is provided.
The breakfasts were excellent and included the option of a custom-made omelette.
This hotel, its location, its pool area, made our trip to Malta--one to remember.More