A Malta Break!
Posted Jan 18, 2016
I booked this hotel on basis of cost and on-line 'viewings. On arrival it is not exactly as expected but it's not a dilapidated building either! Being Christmas it had a life-size Santa in a classic car just inside the front door! Reception is a very 'busy' area...rather cluttered, but it serves it's purpose! My greeting was pleasant if not overwhelming! Checked in and got my key! What was lacking was any info as to hotel layout etc.! I did not 'discover' the indoor pool until the day before I left!! This needs to be addressed. Information IS key to any hotel stay! The room was lovely, I could not complain on that front. However, sheeting and bedding was sparse, and nights were cold! The heating / air-con was hard to figure out! What SEEMED to be heat coming out may / may not have been air-con etc. Thus the room was cold in the evenings! On the food front...well, it was bland, ESPECIALLY breakfast which, for me, IS the meal that gets your day started! After 'sampling' the cereals on offer, I abandoned them. I have never experienced cereals so terrible in my travels! The fry was ok, but NOT spectacular! There was a serious lack of choice there, and even then some items were only available on alternate days! Eggs v Bacon! The juices were horrible. So watered down as to be barely drinkable! Dinner was a slight improvement.....more choice, and more than enough to fill you up...but still terribly bland! The hotel had a really draconian 'rule' about drinks at dinner! (cont below)