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.
This was a delightful week with our daughter in November and the weather was so pleasant for that time of the year. the Hotel, all inclusive, was excellent as were the tours we went on; the church which survived the German bomb in WW2, the catacombs, the harbour boat tour and the trip to Gozo to name several I can recall from 2008. Although it was somewhat rocky, the people were anything but, so friendly (to the British certainly) and it was steeped in history. The people of the island were so brave during the war too.More
Malcolm H, Aylesford, United Kingdom
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
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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
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