Mellieha Bay Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mellieha Bay Hotel
Go for the View!
Having arrived late at night I was put off by the internal aspect of the hotel as well as the basic standard of the room.
The next morning however we woke up to warm sunshine and a fantastic view of the bay, this wiped away all doubts that the initial impression may have caused.
The food is good if not very advanturous, there is plenty of it and is always hot enough.
The hotel was clean and the pools were of a very high standard.
This was a great base for a first visit to the island, you can really see why people return time and again, A great family environment!
Definately not 4 Star
Hotel looks very tired from the outside and is need of refurbishment Food was always cold at every meal from the buffet servery Entertainment was not very good Television stations available were rubbish Staff were very friendly and helpful
This hotel was great, clean, good choice of food, view from room is lovley. would love to go back for a 3rd time but the kids are bit older now, so would be much more expensive,as my 15 yr old could not share our room anymore.
upon arriving on malta we were told that building was going on @ our hotel! we could stay the night & move the next day or go straight to another hotel. having 2 small children we decided to go to another & that was the melleiha! when we walked in we were disapointed having spent the last few hours waiting around but the staff were so welcoming & they couldnt do enough to make us welcome & they werent even expecting us. Once rooms were sorted out we were taken to our room, exhausted and unhappy we all went to bed. When the curtains were pulled back the view across the bay was astounding!!! i have never had a view like it!! the hotel turned out to be so welcoming & friendly! having 5 different types of pool to choose from & a private very clean beach, the children were in there element. food was very interesting as they made lots of local dishes as it was a buffet u could choose how much u had! this holiday was 3 years ago & we have never forgoten it, we loved it so much that we are going back this summer '04 & we cant wait!!!!!!!!!
Definitely not 4 star
This is definitely not a 4 star hotel, it is nearer a 2 star. The rooms are very basic, the entertainment is average and our room did not have a safe but we had to use the safes by the reception area. These safes are not big enough to take average size cameras. This hotel has a lot to do to bring it up to a proper 4 star standard.
Looks can decieve
We visited Malta from 16th until 30th March 2004 for our 25th Anniversary. Entering the Hotel grounds down the potholed road, we entered the unassuming entrance, and were directed to our basic room.
Mistake made ? In short a big no. Excellent food, entertainment.
Friendly helpful staff, spotlessly clean. Hotel faultless, would we come back ? Yes. If you visit Malta Make Mellieha Bay Hotel your choice. Take my word if you don't, you won't know what your missing.
Can't wait to return
We stayed at The Mellieha Bay Hotel for one week over New Years. The staff were most helpfull the view from all bedrooms was wonderfull and the food was exceptional, we also enjoyed the entertainment.
First Visit to Malta
This is one of the very few hotels that you can guarantee a sea view without paying a supplement! The rooms are standard but who cares when you can wake up go on the balcony and look out onto the pretty bay with the boats bobbing on the sea. The hotel is clean, food excellent, entertainment very good with a mixture of local and 'international' talent. The two pools, one saltwater are excellently maintained and you can almost guarantee a sunbed! There a two poolside cafe's one alongside each, serving cool drinks and snacks and both pools have views onto the sea. There are excellent sporting facilities at this hotel which is set in its own beautiful grounds with plenty of places to walk your meal off in the evenings before the entertainment starts.
At the weekend the locals all head for the beach and it is packed with bbq's and lanterns at night, well worth taking a look at, the locals are very friendly and do not mind in the least your friendly curiousity! The village of Meillha is a short bus ride away and though it could hardly be called a town as such, has a pharmacy, few shops and a couple of good bars. Hire a car, you are only a few miles from the ferry port to Gozo which in itself is a really good day out with plenty to see, you can even take the kids to McDonalds! If like me you love Malta you will love the Meillha Bay Hotel
Never stayed anywhere so welcoming!
We stayed at the hotel from 06.01.04 to 13.01.04 and first impressions were disappointing with the rooms being very basic. However, all changed the next day! The food was fantastc, the staff were excellent (we don't believe in tipping - but we tipped the staff there) the hotel is so clean and the staff cannot do enough to help and are always polite with it! Excellent, first class.
The place to stay
As a family we have stayed at the Mellieha many times over the last ten years.What brings us back?The cleanliness, politeness of the staff, and the general atmosphere of a relaxed environment.The Limelight lounge was tastefully refurbished a couple of years ago. The nightly entertainment is mixed so it covers all tastes.my only gripe is that the Lobby cafe closes too early and you are denied the late night snack and/or drink away from the bar.
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Travel Blogs from Mellieha
... goes riding with him and starts all three of their bikes before getting onto his. The old guys ride of happy as Larry with the smile a biker has in the warm sunshine going out for a Sunday ride. Hope I can still ride at his age.
Back in the room we intend to go to the beach and chill but my dad asks if we want to go to Valletta in the car. We had planned to go on Monday on the bus but he reckons it would be better on Sunday so we get it the car ...
We'd arranged to go diving so had to be down at the diving centre for 8am so another early start, great. There was a German couple already waiting when we arrived so we got in to the van and headed to the main dive centre to collect our gear and some more divers from other hotels. The journey here was a little precarious as Anna our driver was certainly an enthusiastic driver to say the least. We arrived at Marfa Bay and started to get our gear sorted. Boot fine, BCD ...
... in Malta, and it was a great choice because between the two different routes, it covered almost the entire country. On the first route, we went north of Malta and visited Mdina, which was the old capital city. Mdina’s main draw is a walled city atop a hill. Once you go inside of the gates, there are many narrow streets with shops and restaurants, along with a huge cathedral. One thing Mdina is known for is the ornate knockers on the doors. After visiting Mdina, I took the other ...
... having accomplished absolutely nothing.
Oh well, at least it was sunny out. The ferry ride was pleasant enough, and I had a nice view of Comino as I sailed past it for the fourth time. Since I had completely wasted the morning, I figured that I may as well walk up through the nature reserve in Mellieha and go visit the so-called Red Tower, since it’s rather a noticeable mark on the landscape. I hopped on the bus from Cirkewwa to the ...
... the Phoenicians as early as 700 BC, but was then improved upon during the Arab (870-1091) and Norman (1091-) periods. The bus drops you on the road dividing Rabat from Mdina, and then you walk under the ancient gate in the city walls. Walking through the narrow streets is like traveling back in time, if you can overlook the hordes of camera-toting elderly British tourists in loose-fitting shirts and too-short capris, being herded from pillar to post by their minders ...