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The walk down to the Ggantija Temple took about five minutes. It was all down hill and you could see the massive tent that protected the temple from the distance. Limestone is everywhere in Malta. The entire structure was constructed using dry stack megalithic stones. Some entryways and windows were cut out of single stones. Post and lintel construction was used as ...
... talk about Malta and his life. His jovial attitude was infectious and even when he was telling me that he hasn't seen his wife since the 1970's, it was said with a chuckle. We said our goodbyes, I took a quick break to steal some wifi from a local restaurant and posted a few things to Facebook, then headed to bed. Of course, we had to check with our local concierge about where to find the best karaoke in Malta, so stay tuned for that ...
... ll see from one of our photos the tiny farms below the cliffs. Despite the small size of the island there are remarkable stretches of farmland. They look a little more like our gardens, but we've seen tiny tractors ploughing, so they're definitely fields. Lydia treated us to a home-cooked meal of rabbit in the evening. Rabbit is their national dish and we had it stewed...again with the food! Last night we tarted ourselves up and went to ...
... had anticipated we would be.
One thing is for sure though: the butlers dress well.
This afternoon, Gloria has a massage booked. I head out for a long power walk through the city. The battlements are high so there is a lot of up and down on steep slopes. I think I got about five miles in. On my way back I note that a crew member has been painting all the scrapes and scuffs on the hull. It has gone from tacky to tony. Nice.
... which was fun, and driving around Gozo being directed by the GPS was an experience. The GPS seems to prefer taking you by the most obscure route which must include a narrow one lane track! The day included visitng a glass blowing factory, a beach (with real sand!), a church and the highest point on the island-the Citadel.
Another day trip was to the little island of Comino for a swim in the beautiful Blue ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Plevna Hotel Sliema
The Plevna is a pleasant cosy Hotel. The rooms are clean if not a bit cramped and the lido very pleasant. However there is a lot of building work around the hotel and the lido so don't expect a safe or pleasant stroll to the beach.
We stayed for 3 weeks during April/May 2005, enjoyed our stay but will not be returning to the Plevna. Poor entertainment in the evening which consisted of someone playing the piano, or twice a week there was a film shown in the conference room. We noticed, with staying there for three weeks, that the films were repeated each week. The food was plain but acceptable and the fruit juice at breakfast was not fresh but the watered down syrup variety which was very weak. The staff were very helpful and the rooms were clean. Towels changed daily and bed linen twice a week. The roof top terrace was very poor with odd bits of furniture and very untidy. The terrace was covered in soot from the chimney from the boiler. We will certainly be returning to Malta but not to stay at the Plevna.
Hated the Plevna
We stayed in the Plevna for a week - supposed to have been 10 days but came back early. The rooms are small, the roof terrace is unusable, the food is just about eatable but the Full English Breakfast comes on a tea place - all that and building going on around as well - what more can I say
The Plevna Hotel is better suited for those looking for a quite holiday, the hotel has evening entertainment focused towards the older generation although we did make the most of what was provided. The bar area has recently been refurbished and throughout the day it is a cafe, it is clean and actually a nice area to sit in. The bar staff were very friendly and even gave us a lift so we didnt have to pay for a taxi. The food was cooked nicely and always tasted nice, however a limited choice with soft veg every evening. When we arrived we asked to move rooms as some of them are very small, however with 2 girls sharing with lots of luggage that might not be a problem for some, they are cleaned daily though with clean towells. The pool area was nice and quiet, its about 50m from the hotel and the staff get you sun beds as soon as you arrive (no need to get up early and put your towels on)! They had limited snacks for lunch, but what they did have were very nice and again the staff were excellent. I personally would not return to the Plevna Hotel, however would recommend it to those that are seeking value for money, in a quiet location.
Just arrived back from an all inclusive week at the Plevna Hotel.We,ve been to Malta many times and as i'm half Maltese i may be slightly biased!We've stayed at many hotels on the island but i have to say, this is one of the best value for money hotels. The rooms are nice and clean, with clean towels every day. Our room had tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge. The food was excellent with plenty of Maltese dishes on the menu( which is what a lot of other hotels lack!)The staff were very very friendly and would go out of their way to help.We did feel very young in the hotel,(41 & 46!)So there was plenty of sun-bathing space at the lido.The only very slight down side was that there were no snacks at the beach bar, but the barman assured us that it was because it was early in the season. All in all a wonderful friendly hotel- we'd most certainly go again.
We recommend this hotel
We had a wonderful holiday at the Plevna in May 2004 exellent value for money with lovely staff, very willing to help you enjoy your stay in any way they could.good choice of food.nice quite hotel very clean.Management only to happy to help in any way they could. The hotel was very well located to travel to any part of Malta.Above all the Maltese people are lovely and very helpful.we enjoyed our holiday so much we are going back again in September.
I've recently returned from a week in the Plevna Hotel. The hotel is well located near Sliema harbour. It's on a quiet road, and only five minutes walk to the main shopping area adjacent the harbour. The nearby shops include a supermarket, souvenirs, banks, fashion, bars and restaurants. Many of the boat cruises to the islands of Gozo and Comino, plus the Valletta ferry depart from Sliema harbour. There are no beaches in this area, instead lots of rocks to sit and dip your toe in the Mediterranean. Sliema nightlife is reasonably good. We didn't see any clubs, but I'm sure there are a few.
My husband , daughter and myself spent a fantastic two weeks in Sliema from 24/06/04 until 08/07/04 staying at the Plevna hotel, where we found the staff very pleasant and the surroundings superb . The staff at both the hotel and the Beach club were very friendly and nothing was too much bother . I would recommend this hotel as it is within walking distance to both the harbour side and the main square.
i have stayed at the Plevna several times before - always with Saga - I keep going back as it convenient for me as I visit friends in Sliema. I have before made adverse comments about the desserts at the evening buffet which have been listened to. This time I just wonder why on an island that has supermarkets packed with cartons of orange juice , we had jugs of synthetic 'orange' for breakfast - it was awful and I had to go and buy my own! also it would be appreciated if a bowl of fresh fruit was on the buffet table at dinner. Apart from that moan, I found the Hotel as always pleasant, newly furbished, and very helpful staff. I complained about the lack of fresh orange to Mecurt Direct ( the travel firm) and had a letter back from them, surprised that the hotel could not provide fresh juice, and they would look into it.
small hotel located approx. 100mts from harbour front, and hotel lido with pool (open in summer). Good sized and clean room with tea/coffee making facilities. Food ok - not fantastic, but overall excellent value.