Preluna Hotel & Spa
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... completly full to the brim. I was astounished each time the driver pulled over and continued to let more people on even though there wasn't room to stand. So we stood elbow to elbow for about 30 minutes until we reached the station and boarded the bus to Rabat. This bus was less crowded but equally awkward when an older gentleman proceeded to hit on the young Maltese woman next to us and they began to argue rather loudly.
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Weather: Dust storm, gale like winds.
We have a terrible dust storm. There is a light layer of brown silt on everything. It has blown over from Tunisia! Visibility is less than 1000 meters at times.
Gary and I took ...
... Girls" at Manoel Theatre. This magnificent little gem is tucked away in a back street in Valletta, so it gave us an opportunity to see Valletta at its best - at night, with the tourists safely tucked away in their hotels, cruise ships and souvenir shops. Manoel Theatre is said to be the third oldest working theatre in Europe and the oldest working theatre in the British Commonwealth. It seats only 623 people. The play was wonderful, with a cast ...
I love Europe, I always have and always will.... But I have only ever felt this in love with a city in Europe once before, and that was Paris when I was 16. I had heard a lot about Malta, that it is extremely beautiful, the people are kind, and people speak English. But what was neglected in the descriptions I had heard about Malta was the architecture. This city is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen in Europe. I ...
... and his boat was there, so it was a little crowded but it was such a beautiful place to be that it was worth the trip. On the way back to the mainland, the ferry took us past the caves on Comino which were fascinating. The ferry reversed under an overhang and we were inside a cave, very cool.
Our next stop is England and a visit to Mark's grandparents while we contemplate our next trip. Stay tuned for the next adventure!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Preluna Hotel & Spa Sliema
We found the hotel to be in a great location in Sliema just by the sea and minutes walk from one of Malta's main shopping areas. Plenty of facilities within the hotel whilst our room was kept very clean, the food was good and the staff were friendly at all times. Do not miss visiting the Spa a perfect way to relax after a day exploring the great historical sites of these islands.
I would definetly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Malta.
O.K, so the Preluna isn't the newest hotel in Sliema, but the location is good (about 5 minutes walk from St Julians and 10 from Paceville) and the price is very competetive.
My wife and I stayed at the Preluna Hotel fro 18th to 28th July 2004 and have to say that in general we were very pleased with the accomodation and staff. We have travelled and stayed in many hotels throughout the world and do not expect or require absolute perfection from holiday Hotels. We do expect value for money, comfort, cleanliness, good staff etc.
My friend and I spent 3 nights at this hotel, and had a great time. My cousin lives in Sliema and walked around to various hotels to find one that he thought was good and at a reasonable price. I took his advice on this hotel and booked it via e-mail correspondence directly with the hotel manager. I received prompt accurate replies, and we were also lucky enough to take advantage of a weekend promotion they had which offered a reduced room rate plus 3 free meals (in addition to the free breakfasts), plus free use of the indoor spa area. We were not disappointed when we arrived. We had a superior sea view room on a high floor, private full bathroom, air conditioning, mini fridge, and television. The hotel staff at the front desk and in the restaurants were quite helpful and friendly. The food in the buffet restaurant was pretty good with a lot of choices, and the dinner in the Argyll al a carte restaurant was fantastic -- the best meal I've had in a restaurant in a long time. Overall, we had a very positive experience in this hotel, and the weekend promotion made things even better. Perhaps the only negative issue we had was the fact that the outdoor swimming area across the street was too popular and it was difficult to find a couple of empty beach chairs beside the pool. It's all open and easily accessible, and I think the locals take advantage of the hotel facilities on the weekends.
Malta is great
My wife and I stayed at the Preluna Hotel for two weeks in oct 2003 and had a wonderfull time, the staff at this hotel are all very friendly and Malta is the place we will be going back to this year in september,and staying at the same hotel, we can not wait to get back to this splendid island.
A really good holiday
My husband and I have just returned from a 2 week half-board holiday in the Preluna Hotel, Malta. We stayed in this same Hotel 9 years ago and the service was just as we remembered but the food was much better. We had a good choice of nicely cooked dishes and always an array of salads. The building works next door did not disturb us once.
Malta's Preluna is great
The combination of Malta's various delights and the Preluna Hotel & Towers made for an unforgettable visit last January. They have improved the hotel a lot since I last stayed there a few years ago. New restaurant with wonderful, varied and generaous buffets. Full English-style breakfast included in the rates. I had a fantastic rom with a complete sea view so even when the weather was bad I could watch the waves against the promenade below my window. Lots of old faces amongst the staff. They seem to like it there and they do a brilliant job and give very personal and friendly service. We will definitely return!
Have just returned from a week in Malta. My wife and I went went with a air/hotel/meals package for Cdn$1800 arranged by Goway Travel and we stayed in the Preluna Hotel. In Malta we were on our own and walked or used the excellant local bus service. Our Hotel in Sliema has a bus stop out front and was only 5 minutes from Valletta. We walked the streets and the walls of Valletta, visited Museums and the 2nd World War underground Command Centre. On an other day we took the bus and ferry to Gozo and saw the Citadel in Victoria and the ancient temple ruins at Gigantia. We also explored the 3 Cities and the buildings and fortifications built in the 17th Century by the Knights of St. John. On an other day, we bussed to the south side of the island to see the temples at Hagar Qim and to walk the Dingli Cliffs. People are friendly and helpful and speak English. Prices are comparable to what we would pay in Canada. Food, even in fairly expensive restaurants, is not of a high quality; one doesn't go to Malta for gourmet delights. Also, the island is a bit behind North America in smoking regulations; there are none. We would strongly reccommend Malta as a must see destination but I think that one week would be sufficient. In January, the temperature was about 16'C every day and it only rained one day in the late afternoon. I understand it can be very hot in the summer but it is a good place to visit as a winter holiday, provided one doesn't want to go swimming or lay on the beach.
i have just returned from a weeks holiday at the preluna hotel in slema although some of the hotel bedrooms are a bit tired looking the hotel staff could not do enough for us, the food was excellent the only slight disavantage at the moment is they have a large crane at the side of the hotel as they are building a block of flats inbetween the two hotel buildings. anybody going to this hotel are advised to ask for a room in the towers as these rooms are far better furnished than the ones in the main building. only one more comment to any holiday makers going to malta for the first time, go now as they are building hotels and apartments all over the island and they are going to spoil the atmosphere that malta is noted for and at the moment all you can see are cranes everywhere. this was my sixth visit so i feel there is still a lot for other holiday makers to experience
Stayed at The Preluna in Autumn, 2002. Nice location on sea front.
Hotel itself quite nice but bedrooms rather plain and sparshly furnished...not what you would expect from a 4 star hotel. However, the restuarant at the back on the hotel is excellent (this can be accessed from the street)