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 centre. Plus, the ferry to Valletta is only a 5-minute walk away.
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Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
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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We've been there last Saturday on Valentine's day..food was very good and staff very helpful. We were seated quite close to the kitchen and we were very disappointed that throughout the whole 3 hours we spent there we kept hearing the chef swearing and saying rude words!!!!!! It never happened to us and certainly not to be expected from a serious 5 star hotel! Don't know what was the matter but he should have controlled himself. Atmosphere was obviously completely ruined for us! Probably we'll never visit again!More
New Year's Eve
We had spa room and we enjoyed every minute . The room was located on the 15 th floor with a breath taking view , so we actually saw the fireworks from our balcony :) We also tried the spa and the restaurant as well ,and we loved it :) Hopefully we go back soon ... #real5starMore
Adam V, Budapest, Hungary
February 3 -10
What a dreadful hotel this is. The position of the hotel is good but everything else is woefully inadequate. How the four star rating is given goodness only knows. Our room was very dirty. The bedding was soiled and was not changed all week. The food was simply appalling. Staff were rude. Do not be fooled by the claim to be a spa resort. In fact the spa is in the hotel next door. The indoor pool was dark and dismal, and not clean, so we didn't use it. We were told we'd have to pay 10 euro as per day per person to use the sauna. We did not want to risk using the spa facilities at all because of the overall lack of cleanliness in the hotel. There was also frequently a very bad odour around the entrance to the spa and the groun floor lifts.More
Jennie G, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Table 1 ...Stay well away
We went to this restaurant in the Fortina Spa complex and to say it was terrible is an understatement. Despite the fact that there were only about 10 people in the restaurant the service was rubbish. Three staff ran around like headless chickens not caring that we were left to sit for about 10 minutes before asking for our drinks order. The food was disappointing given that it's billed as a fine dining experience. I ordered the special starter of cauliflower soup and it was tepid, I followed this with the duck and although perfectly cooked it lacked any flavour. I would avoid this restaurant at all costs.More
Deec409, Derry, United Kingdom
Booking chaos for our holiday in October
We booked a two-week holiday in October last year through Golf Planet Holidays (7 days B&B and 7 days half-board). A few days into our first week the hotel received an email which cancelled our second week (sent by HotelBeds, the intermediary used by Golf Planet Holidays). The hotel didn't attempt to clarify this with us, and only on our 7th day (when our room keys didn't work), did they tell us that our holiday was cancelled and people were waiting to get into our room. The manager of Golf Planet Holidays, Morgan Clarke, was contacted by telephone who purported to be as mystified as we were but the upshot was that we were forced to spend that night in a box-room (no window, no furniture) and then transferred to the 4star Fortina hotel late the following day. Why the hotel didn't try to sort this out with us when the email arrived was never explained. We were told the difference in the room rates was 60 euros per night, but we have never received any compensation from Golf Planet Holidays. The worry and stress could have been avoided if the hotel had tried to sort this problem out when the email arrived. In addition, for the majority of the time at the 5-star Fortina Spa, only one of the lifts was working, which caused considerable inconvenience to guests.More
Roger G, Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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