Ballin', Maltese Style!!!
Posted Mar 29, 2017
9-night stay in February. It's a well-run hotel with good service in a happening area. About 50 restaurants within a 10-minute walk. Very comfortable bed in a soundproofed room which kept out the late-night feral cat noise overture serenading the neighborhood. A bonus was an alcove for a window affording a half-view of Spinola Bay for no extra charge. A shortage of electrical outlets in the room was remedied upon request by delivery of a power strip by hotel staff within the hour. A 7-day bus pass can be bought for $21 Euro just up the block. It's the easiest way to get around, but when the buses are full the driver often doesn't stop; such was my experience the first time I tried to venture over to Mdina. And when it's a bus route that only runs once an hour, like the Mdina bus, it can be quite frustrating. So, do your part and wave your arms to signal the driver to stop for you. Zest is good eatin' and you receive a 10% discount card for one use upon check-in. The cafe on the first floor has good late-night eats for a reasonable price. Badass Burgers down the block has a Double Big Daddy Burger one shouldn't miss! Eat it and you won't need to dine again for 2 days. Also, Ir-Rokna, Arkadia Market, and More and More Souvenirs are all within 50 meters of each other near the base of the tall tower building in Paceville (about a 10-minute walk). Those three places offer good values and are worth a visit. Enjoy a stroll along the Spinola Bay promenade as many do!!