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Well there goes my 4 days in malta and it was a bit heartfelt. I guess it always feels that way when going to your home land. At first inspection Malta seems a beautiful place, but then on closer inspection the place needs a whole lot of work done as it seems to be falling to pieces.
Malta truly is a small country, as it takes about 45 …
... down to the beach and swam in the sea. A lot of old Maltese women use the sea to hold their gossip sessions and you have a dodge a few bobbing women, complete with huge sun hats, whilst swimming along the coast.
In the evening I took Phoebe back to our favourite Indian place for dinner and we went down by the water’s edge and sat looking at the black waves.
... Museum because the latter was open until 7 (or 6:45 pm as I was later informed). The art museum had some works by the artist who painted the major frescoes in the Co-cathedral of St John - Mattia Preti, who was influenced by Caravaggio. The art museum gave a lot of info on the Caravaggio influence and his brief stay in Malta and his major work at the cathedral - the Beheading of St John. Both the ...
... just came up with an idea which cannot be written on this blog and it was discarded for the time being. Moving on and the plan is coming together slowly but surly.
This is what we have:
First Day of the trip
- 21.01.2011 at 10:00pm arrival time and date
- To collect / buy ...
... visiting a gentlemans club (which lacked any nudity whatsoever due to the very Catholic nature of the island), and then went swimming in their underpants and nearly copped a 50,000 euro fine because they were not wearing togs.
The following morning we got off to a slow start due to some very hungover individuals but by lunchtime, when all were fed and watered, we hopped on a private mini-bus to the famous temples in the southwest, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Baystreet Hotel Saint Julian's
We arrived late on Saturday night, and could see immediately that the mall was in a very lively area - not a problem at all for us.
We stayed here for our honeymoon for 7 nights, March 2006 and loved every minute. We had read other reviews regarding the noise etc, and yes it was noisy at times, but we managed to fall asleep okay and we were overlooking Paceville with a balcony too. Balcony only had a glass barrier which made us feel uncomfortable about sitting out because we were up such a height, and they advertise having sky tv, but for any decent channels you have to leave a 10lira deposit for the remote control, and pay 6lira per day of hire. Apart from these aspects i couldnt fault the hotel. We had wonderful views and the room was as big as a dancehall, bathroom and maid service was spotless and second to none. Loved the way the hotel was very modern, from the lifts to the safety deposit box in the room, everything was computerised. We would stay there again withour hesitation, but im not sure i would return with the children, also not a place for the elderly, unless they enjoy clubbing! Reception staff were very friendly, as was Malta people in general, couldnt help enough. Also is an excellent beach two mins away from hotel and a great salsa bar called Fuego across the street. Try Huggins upstairs Restaurant for great food reasonably priced.
Great for clubbing
Excellent hotel. Had a very good time. Very close to the nightlife in Malta, 1 minute walking distance to all nightclubs in Paceville. Very warm. Warning though to anyone looking for a quiet break away, this is a full on clubbing hotel and it is very noisey specially at weekends, probably the worst hotel in malta if you have a family or looking for a good nights sleep. If your young though and want to go out partying untill 8am, this is the best hotel in malta.
This hotel is a four star? The rooms are very average, the hotel is currently being re-decorated and we were faced with a building site when coming out of the lift! The pool and spa seemed to be closed. The hotel is great for being close to the action, but if you want to sleep at the weekends you will be out of luck. It is VERY close to Paceville and most clubs there don't close til 4am. Hard Rock Cafe is also right in the heart of the complex and is very noisy.
This is a great hotel.Its like right inside the mall so there's tons of stores and food places to go to.They also have live entertainment in the mall.Our room had like a dining room and kitchen.The rooms are really spacious and the bathroom was huge!I found all the space really refreshing since most of the bathrooms at the other hotels were really small.The people in Malta are very friendly.Most of them speak English because Malta use to be a British colony. If your looking for a place with comfort and your ready to show or go clubbing this is the hotel for you! Everything is in walking distance since the hotel is apart of the mall.
Great if you are 16 years of age
I spent a long time trying to find a nice hotel in malta that had appartments in it and baystreet seemed perfect. A junior suite is basically a studio appartment and a suite is a one bed appartment. Hotel was lovely, very clean, friendly maids, room service best yet. However the area it is in is not very nice. full of 16 year old students on the pull. we walked every nite to st julians bay where there were nice restaurants and bars. Hotel was really noisy till 6am! not good if you have a day trip planned. Would deffinaltely go back to malta but never paceville. Would deffinately stay in baystreet again if it was in a different location!
Only suitable for the deaf
Only suitable for the deaf. VERY close to nightclubs, noise continues till 6am!!!
I have stayed in many 3 and 4 star hotels in different countries. Bay street Complex certainly wasnt as good as any of these. The room was smaller than you see in the website although they were clean. The breakfast was the same every day. Same fruit (tinned peaches) Same cereals (muesli and corn flakes sometimes just cornflakes). Same sausages bacon tomatoes and scrambled eggs...usually there is a variety of fruit, cereals and even eggs. The breakfast staff were very nice as were the maids. Any time I used the pool area the pool bar was closed. This is the first time I have experienced that.
We stayed in this hotel for 4 days. Pros: The hotel + complex are quite new and has a cool design, rooms are big and some of them have a balcony,rooms are clean and bright. Cons: do not EVEN THINK of using the room TELEPHONE!!! do not do it!! i made 3 or 4 phone calls and had to pay almost £150 !!!!!!!! made the same calls from a hotel in Oslo (Norway) and paid £10 , so ..........FORGET ABOUT THE PHONE!! also..if you want to watch the TV you have to pay £ 6.00 per day ( and there are only 4 or 6 channels). Another "con" is breakfast : not a great choice,pretty basic and not good quality of food (p.e dry cheese, old cereals...) there are good breakfast places in the complex and near the hotel. If you are looking for a quiet location then forget about this hotel because is in the middle of Paceville where all clubs and bars are located!
We stayed here from 2nd to 9th October this year,we were on a second honeymoon
as we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and my brother and his wife celebrated there 30th anniversary,we all enjoyed it very much,we stayed on the 6th floor and found the rooms were clean and also cleaned eveyday.The only time that we found it busy during the night was on Friday and Saturday when Paceville came alive and this was over the road from us and did not bother us at all,we had so many places to chose from to eat and the English Breakfast was good and plenty of it and at a good price.We will return again in the future as we want to see the area around the bay when it is finished.