Bayview Hotel & Apartments
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... d joined the party very late (or early!) after I’d gone to bed. Deniz’s father is Turkish, his mother is Swedish, he studied in England and has moved around a lot, so we had a good chat about travel.
After a few hours of playing board games, and having people drop in to see if we were still alive after the party, we spontaneously decided to go swimming at Ta' Xbiex. Illari arrived just in time to join Daniel, Deniz, Jennie and I, ...
... the house should become the ‘fragile zone.’ S.A.D Party…Singles Awareness Day…get it? :P
Ippy and I make great housewives. We cleaned, decorated and laid out the food.
The last chore was to look the part! I put on my nice new dress (sticking some fragile tape to hem my skirt) and even a splash of makeup – shocking, I know!
Richard arrived first and we wrote funny one-liners on the ...
... tea at Mint, but it was shut, so we went for an early dinner at the sushi place I’d been meaning to try out, Sakura. I went a little bit overboard and had a hot chocolate while I was waiting for the food, and then had inari and dumplings and yudon noodles with terraki chicken and a smoothie for dinner. Okay, so I went a lot overboard. But good news…it was delicious!
We were sitting outside and it was a bit fresh, so Egil leant me his Pull and Bear jacket. ...
In the morning I posted some presents back to Australia. The post office staff know me very well now, because I'm always coming in with a handful of postcards, or a strange-shaped gift to try and send.
I went to Valletta via bus, and took photos through the streets of all the leftover St. Paul's Day decorations. The Maltese know how to throw a party!
I made my way down to St. Elmo’s to ...
... chest, like it’s hard to breathe. I’d never felt this before I started my journey, which makes me realise how lucky, privileged and full my life has been.
As soon as I stop doing things, I realise that by myself, in a country I don’t know, with no plan ahead of me. And it’s scary as hell! At times like this I can’t call home because it’s too expensive. I can’t always Skype because it’s the middle of the night ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Bayview Hotel & Apartments Il Gzira
Not bad, Could do better.
We stayed at the Bayview from 17th to 24th October and i would agree with the previous review about the breakfast but also the evening meal. It would of been useful if you knew what was on offer.
We did have a balcony with a view of the Bay but this was a side view but still plesant.
We were with my Mum and Dad and the also had a balcony but this was the size of a postage stamp and overlooked an internal court yard.
The Roof top pool area needs a mention also. The view from here is the best bit, the water was cold, but what can you expect for October, the small kids pool was full of flies. On the whole not a bad Hotel Malta has a lot to offer but could do with some desent road signs
On the whole we found this hotel acceptable, although to our minds, not quite worthy of its three star rating. We found the staff very friendly and helpful and this remained the case throughout our stay. I was actually surprised that even the cleaners were quick to say goodmorning. In terms of staff service this hotel is quite good.
Stayed in Bayview apartment for 4 nights, can highly recommend it. The location is excellent - on the Strand in Sliema, close to buses, and Sliema ferry, and plenty of bars and restaurants nearby. In fact there is a bus stop right outside the hotel. We stayed on B & B basis, and have no complaints about the breakfast - as well as cold meats, cheese, cereal, fruit, yogurt, there was hot food also, bacon, egg etc.. Also have no complaints about the service we received, everyone was very friendly and helpful.
The Bayview plays host to teenagers who come to Malta to learn the english language at language school in Sliema. But it may be more appropriate to teach manners instead.
after reading the last review dater 1st june, we didnt know what to expect although we have visited malta many times before.
Will Be Back
We've just returned from the Bayview in Sliema. We found the hotel to be great, yes ok the food got a bit boring but it was always plentiful with choices, anyway there was always the fruit and ice-cream from the van across the road which had to be tasted to be believed.
Back to the hotel it was in a great situation and we found no complaints with cleanliness. Our sheets were changed very regularly and we always had clean towels. The staff were very friendly and most helpful especially those in the restaurant.
We will certainly go back to this hotel as it was very reasonable and excellent value for money.
Good location, poor service
I have to say that I wasn't impressed by the service or quality of the Bayview Hotel in Sliema.
The breakfast was poor (well, unless you have a love of bright pink processed meats and powdered eggs), our towels weren't always clean, the bed sheets were grubby and the I found the staff generally pretty unhelpful.
On the plus side, it's well located for Sliema, St Julians, Valetta and the boat excursions, and the bay view rooms do have a lovely view of the creek.
If you can put up with the minuses the location is good, but I suspect you could get better value with a self catering apartment in the same location.
I have just returned from a stay at the Bayview hotel and can thoroughly recommend the hotel, especially a seaview. I consider for the extra few Maltese lire, it is worth the cost. The hotel has just been refurbished and is extremely modern. The rooms are very clean and the staff are extremely pleasant. The rooftop pool area is a comfortable place to relax. The only downside is the rather boring breakfast. However I can live with that. The position of the hotel is also useful for all boat excursions and for buses to many parts of the island. A super stay in Malta.
we stayed in the bayview for a week what a bargain it was right on the sea front in sliema had a lovely roof with pool what views .also had a indoor pool which was always clean 'power showers in the room and if you know malta you will know what a bonus that is stay there with confidence