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Canifor Hotel

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Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools
Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools
Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of Canifor Hotel

Canifor Hotel

4 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • All inclusive
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThe Malta Classic Car Collection1 min walk
  • Popular LocationBugibba Beach5 min walk
  • Popular LocationBugibba Square10 min walk
  • AirportLuqa (MLA-Malta Intl.)43 min drive

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About this area


Located in St. Paul's Bay, Canifor Hotel is in the city center and near the beach. St. Paul's Cathedral and Catacombs of St. Paul and St. Agatha's Crypt are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Golden Sands Beach and Mellieha Bay. Palazzo Parisio & Gardens and San Anton Gardens are also worth visiting. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • The Malta Classic Car Collection - 1 min walk
  • Bugibba Beach - 5 min walk
  • Malta National Aquarium - 8 min walk
  • Bugibba Square - 10 min walk
  • Salina National Park - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Malta Intl. Airport (MLA) - 43 min drive


  • Canifor Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Koffee — 4 min walk
  • Ta'Pawla — 5 min walk
  • The George — 5 min walk
  • InCognito Bar & Restaurant — 5 min walk

About this property

Canifor Hotel

4-star hotel, walk to Bugibba Beach
2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and an indoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free English breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a fitness center, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café are onsite. All 170 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies, and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include refrigerators, minibars, and room service.
Canifor Hotel offers 170 accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Satellite television is provided.

Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. In-room massages and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with an indoor pool. In addition to a children's pool, other recreational amenities include a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

All inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Canifor Hotel are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Maltese


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan


  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination


  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Desk
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2 AM - noon


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: EUR 0.50 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Property is also known as

Canifor Hotel St. Paul's Bay
Canifor Hotel
Canifor St. Paul's Bay
Canifor Hotel Hotel
Canifor Hotel St. Paul's Bay
Canifor Hotel Hotel St. Paul's Bay

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 23 out of 196 reviews
5 - Excellent 12%
Rating 4 - Good. 60 out of 196 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 41 out of 196 reviews
3 - Okay 21%
Rating 2 - Poor. 41 out of 196 reviews
2 - Poor 21%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 31 out of 196 reviews
1 - Terrible 16%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Traveled with group
Liked: Room comfort
Disliked: Cleanliness
Dated hotel with pleasant staff
You get what you pay for. Stayed for 7 nights and needed assistance from maintenance on a couple of occassions. Room had not been thoroghly cleaned prior to our arrival and we had to request clean towels on our last night as our room had not been cleaned or towels changed. Our room was compact with an ensuite shower. We were situated that the back of the hotel overlooking the Elvis tribute bar and had a marvellous huge terrace, such a blessing and we were able to enjoy the great views. The air-conditioning was a god send, would never have survived the August heat without it. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. The accommodation is dated but the room, when cleaned was adequate and the bed very comfortable. The hotel was quite quiet and strict guidelines were in place to support distancing and hand hygiene.
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Canifor July 2020
My wife and I have been visiting Malta for the last 9 years and have stayed in 5 other hotels, this one by far is the best and good value for money. My only moan is the pillows but they were managable for a short stay.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2020

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
On arriving at this hotel we were advised that they did not have a room for us. This was booked and paid for back in July 2019!!!! To cut an extremely awful experience (the manager was laughing at our predicament) short we were offered another hotel and on checking the reviews it was dreadful. They offered another plus 2 hop on hop off bus pass each. If we wanted dinner added to the compensation we would have to sign a declaration saying we would not put on any bad reviews or complain. Needless to say we declined. On checking reviews for this hotel later it sound like we had a very lucky escape. Appalling attitude, extremely poor customer service.
Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2020

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We arrived to find there was not a room available as they were overbooked but we could have one of their apartments and be upgraded to half board. However, the apartment was dirty and smelled of cigarette smoke. We returned to the reception and without saying anything we were told we would have a room indicating to us that they knew the state of the apartment. The room they put us in appeared initially clean but had cockroaches in the bathroom. Also the room was one they didn’t use very often as it was right near the cleaners who woke us every morning very early as they didn’t know were in there. Also we had to ask for towels and I made the beds each day. Not impressed at all. We have stayed at this hotel before so it was very disappointing this time.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020