The Plaza & Plaza Regency Hotels
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After all the travel mishaps, today was my first day in Malta. The tour guide, Victoria, took me first to the Upper Barrakka Gardens that overlook the Grand Harbor and Fort St. Angelo. This was my first real view of Malta's urban scene. After that I went on a walking tour of Valletta, which was very old and charming. I also saw the National Museum …
This was my day for a boat ride our last organized tour of the trip. I took a Fernandez 2, a wooden schooner. It took me along the coasts of Malta, Gozo and Comino. It docked at nice little bay on Comino where we could all swim, snorkel and hike. I chose to go on the extra boat ride to see the cave in the area, which, for me was worth the extra …
This was the day I went to Gozo, Malta's sister island. The bus ride from the hotel to the ferry was about an hour and was a good opportunity to see the Maltese countryside. The ferry ride was and easy twenty minutes. From Mgarr I took the tour bus to the temple ruins of Ggantija. This was the last megalithic temple I would see, and it was also the …
Today, the first stop on the tour was that Tarxien Temples. This sight dates back to approximately 3000 B.C.E.. This was the temple that many of the artifacts I saw the day be for at The National Museum of Archaeology came from. So it was really neat to see the replicas of some of those artifacts where they actually found them. After that I went to …
Much like yesterday, today started out with a trip to some more megalithic ruins. These ruins were Hagar Qim and Mnajdra. They are two separate temples, however they are located only 500 meters apart. They were built some 5,000 years ago. What was interesting about these temples was comparing it to the Tarxien ruins I saw the day before, and they …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Plaza & Plaza Regency Hotels Sliema
Loved staying in this hotel it was very clean had very nice people and would definitely use it again for traveling!
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The plaza hotel I thought was wonderful. It was clean. My room was anyway. The bed was comfortable and the view from the balcony was gorgeous. Right out to the Mediterranean.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Plaza & Plaza Regency Hotels Sliema
ROOMS: The staff at the Plaza Hotel are just great but sadly the hotel is fast decaying around them. One of my travel companions had to put up with red rusty water from the taps and no cold water at all (room 315). I had to change my room (room 312) as I couldn't sleep with the noise from the hotel generators outside. My new room (304) was indeed quiet but had a bad smell of rotten eggs (hydrogen sulphide) coming from the shower drain - this smell is actually very dangerous. The decor of the rooms was also fairly dated but adequate.
Quite simply the worst hotel I have ever visited. From the Brochure it looked great. However, the pool was tiny (we ended up walking round the Vodafone centre were there is a fabulous pool there).
My husband and I stayed for 1 week at the Plaza Hotel in October 04. Unfortunately we arrived at 5.30am and had to wait until midday for our room. We were rewarded with one of the best rooms on the 5th floor with fantastic views over Baluta and Spinola Bay. The room was very spacious, well lit, clean, balcony furniture, TV, although apart from BBc world only italian and Maltese channels. The room was cleaned daily and we received fresh towels daily. The Plaza and Plaza Regency are sister hotels connected by a walkway on the 6th floor. The restaurant is in the Plaza and the bar in the Plaza Regency. Breakfast consisted of bread, cereals, cheese, ham and jam with not much variation. English cooked breakfast costs extra. Evening meal was a choice of 3 warm main dishes, soup, pasta, salad buffet and a limited selection of desserts. The hotel is on the main coastal road of the Island in Sliema, about halfway between Sliema centre and St. Julians. It can be very noisy in the rooms due to the traffic throughout the night especially at weekends. The majority of guests are over 65 and mostly British. The reception staff are very friendly. Sliema is the largest city on Malta with most of the British high street shops, e.g.Bhs, M&S, Boots but remember in the afternoon it is siesta so most are closed. The best way to discover the Island is with the very efficient bus service. Remember, the hotel is a Maltese 3* so don`t expect too much luxury. If booking only breakfast there are plenty of places to eat near the hotel. We would return to the Plaza.
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WE loved Malta, the Hotel was very convenient position. I would suggest to other people it is well worth paying the extra for a sea facing room, we had a ball watching everybody going to and fro, either walking, driving, skateboarding and was the hightlight of our holidays our 5 days there, the only real hassle we had was on arriving the taxi drops you on street and you have to manage steps, 2 doors with your luggage and being senior citizens it was difficult, maybe we should have entered the hotel and asked for help, but the staff at front desk didn't seem that helpful at the time of arrival, on departure there was no help either, but we were prepared for doors and steps and did it bit by bit, otherwise we really enjoyed our stay, Ebba Back
Plaza Regency Hotel was a lovely hotel to stay I have just got back from my holiday over there.
visited July 2004. This hotel is surviving on past glory. Nowadays it is being run on the cheap most of the rooms we saw were dirty, with marked walls. Our arrival was greeted with a "prepared " room that had a wardrobe door hanging off and a broken toilet, the wardrobe was repaired. Housekeeping services failed on more than one occasion to deliver sufficient towels and mats, most residents experienced this and resorted to pinching towels etc. from the maids trolly as required. Meals are now a selfservice affair, which is perfectly acceptable however the food was very poor, [breakfast in particular was a very dismal affair] we like many decided to eat out. It is very sad to see what was once a very nice hotel being run this way, staff levels have apparently been cut, the remaining staff are obviously demotivated. Maids now have to service 25 rooms in the same time they did 16 for the same wages. when we complained all we got from one member of staff was "you should see the other hotels" and "its the recession".
Great Island, lovely hotel!
My husband and I are just back from a second time at this hotel in Malta. We booked it again, as we had enjoyed it so much last year. What a lovely holiday. Great island - lovely people. The hotel is situated in a prime spot for any place you wish to visit on the island, and there is a lot to see and do. The hotel is friendly, the rooms are lovely, shower was fantastic!!! - we upgraded, this year, to a superior room with sea front view - it was great! The only 'downside' is the restuarant - the food is adequate and that's about it really - not much to report - it could be a little more exciting! I would strongly recommend this hotel - it's really a lovely place.
My husband and I returned to the Plaza for the third year in a row. The other two times we have been in the Plaza Hotel. This year we were in the Plaza Regency section. We also had our daughter and son-in-law, and my brother with us. Our daughter and son-in-law and my husband and I had sea view rooms next door to each other, and my brother was in a single room at the back of the hotel. The sea views are absolutely wonderful, the location is ideal. The hotel is situated almost half way between Paceville and Sliema town centre so you can walk both ways (about half an hour reasonable pace). The food was plentiful and on occasions quite excellent. The clientele is mostly people in their sixties, but none of us ranging from late twenties to late fifties found this off putting. Our first year in Malta we stayed at La Vallette which was very noisy and family orientated. If you are a couple looking for a friendly, well run hotel in a glorious location you really can't beat The Plaza and Plaza Regency. We shall return (as they say!!!!!)
My wife and i have been holidaying in Malta for about 15 years,seven of these visits have been spent at the Plaza Regency Hotel.We can't praise the staff enough each visit is like a homecoming they are so friendly and cannot do enough for you.Malta is a wonderful place to spend your holidays i for one can't wait to return
My wife and i have been going to Malta for the past 10 years, we stay at the Plaza Regency every time. this hotel is clean and well run, the food is very good and cooked to both of our likings. I admit that Malta can look a bit scruffy, but it has carecter and a history that goes way back and is interesting. maltese roads are not all that good and traffic can be wild at times but to us that is part of the beauty of the island and its people, find a roadside cafe and sit with a coffee or lager and watch the people do there own thing, its wonderfull and a nice way to relax in a country that has its own way of life. Malta is to me a haven, a home from home, a place where the wife and i can come to relax for 14 days and know that at the end of our holiday we will have done just that. we walk in the evenings stop and have a drink and then walk some more, its that sort of place. We cant wait for June when we will be back. Then in the December we will be back again for Christmas. We love Malta, its people and its towns and villiges. This is the Island of love and romance. Its relaxed way of life has helped me to overcome my blood pressure problems and given me the reason to slow down and try to enjoy life in work and play. I would recommend Malta to all ages, but highly recommend it to those of my age almost 60, its safe and friendly you can walk around day or night without the fear of being mugged and if you do find yourself in trouble then the police are on the scene in minutes. The Plaze Regency is the only Hotel that we have ever stayed at and we are now almost part of the family. All the older staff know us and we always get a friendly welcome when we walk though the main door at the start of our holiday. I do not recommend car hire in Malta, local transport is cheap and well worth useing, its fun and a totally new experience all buses run to the capital and from there the world is your oyster, well the rest of Malta is anyway.