Mellieha Bay Hotel

Address: Ghadira, Mellieha, Island of Malta, MLH 9065, Malta | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on Ghadira, Mellieha, is near Paceville, Spinola Bay, St. George's Bay, and Dragonara Casino.
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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

    View great


    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 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.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Mellieha Bay Hotel

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Travel Blogs from Mellieha

    Beach babes

    A travel blog entry by dabby1 on May 03, 2015

    23 photos

    ... reading, sunbathing, getting to hot, cooling down in the sea (which happens to be warmer than the pool at the apartment), warming up again on the rocks. We lose track of time (in proper holiday mode) and sensibly catch the bus up the hill to Mellieha town for a 3pm lunch at Il Ponte, another recommendation. Waddling home again, it's back to the pool (this time, the upstairs pool to chase the last of the afternoon sun). We are still full from our late lunch so have toast for ...

    The Next Chapter

    A travel blog entry by 0wley on Apr 17, 2015

    2 comments, 7 photos

    ... gas cooker and start banging on it like a caveman, even the microwave could frighten me to death; in fact I haven’t SEEN a kitchen since 2014. I am excited though, there’s been a lot of changes since I left home back in January, many of which I would have never expected coming out of this experience. Such changes make coming home a lot more exciting and refreshing than I may have expected at the beginning of the voyage. Though I’m becoming ...

    Dingli Cliffs

    A travel blog entry by vyvyan on Apr 04, 2015

    5 photos

    • This morning was dull but dry so Dingli cliffs seemed a good idea. After ages waiting for the washing machine to finish it's cycle we left for Dingli. These cliffs are over 200metres high and so the locals were not fishermen, they tilled the fields and survived that way. Unfortunately, being dull, it was not as spectacular as we had hoped. We stopped for a coffee at an old chap in a ...

    Busy busy busy

    A travel blog entry by sk4r4m4ng4 on Sep 21, 2014

    20 photos

    ... Back to the car was a hell of a climb so we saw this external lift for a euro, got in and zoomed up a couple hundred feet to the gardens at the top, had a beer to cool down and back to the car.
    We were due to go horse riding at 5 so quickly in and out to put some jeans on and walk to the stables. The horses were pretty damn big an I've only ridden once before, here as it happens, so knew they were very docile and just followed the horse in front. We ...

    Not my finest hour

    A travel blog entry by sk4r4m4ng4 on Sep 19, 2014

    ... Simon who makes her look like Miss Daisy along the back lanes in Malta. We arrive at Ghar Lapsi for a shore dive and things don't look good. As the majority of the group are only Open Water divers Simon decides the entry is too rough and choppy. He then turns to me and Jill saying as we're from the North East we probably didn't think there was a problem, I have to agree we've both been in at worse, soft Germans. Back in the van to drive to the east coast of the ...