Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands
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...tretji dan je bil zanimiv, zjutraj po zajtrku smo imeli malo nesreco z avtobusi,en je izpadel in smo plan malo zamenjali...prvo smo se spravili z busom stevilka 223 na pesceno plazo v Golden Bay...krasna plaza,Eva je uzivala,mivka,toplo in cisto morje,vendar...:)...ker imajo zraven neke konjske hleve,je vetric cel cas nosil po,plazi lep vonj po …
Plan to hike along the cliffs today in the park. I take the high rode and they take the low road. Brendan & Juniper step over a chain, I say it is someone's property, it has a concrete road cut thru the stone cliff and then the road becomes crushed stone. From above I can see that they are approaching an old grey haired man, working in his yard …
Wake at 7:30, final touches on getting ready to leave. Return DVD for refund, check final room charges, get luggage downstairs, find best way to get to ferry landing. They are making the walk to Joe's at the seaside, under the cliffs to take the bags of cat food. Also, they have the letter for animal shelter, stating the condition and location of …
Woke to very high winds, had a 45 mph gust during the day and it was blowing straight into the bay, creating white caps and crashing waves on the rocks, So, we decided to go to the grocery store somewhere. Got on a bus to Valletta, the main bus terminal. Transferred to another, may have been the wrong one, my fault, and went to Marsaskala, a town …
... in renting a vehicle she directed us to let's call it Jim and Sandy's Place. Our specific instructions were, head up the road, around the corner from the Elvis impersonator bar and on your right you will see their shop. She then says, look carefully because you may miss it as there is not proper signage, they are only a grocery store. As my travel parter and I look at each other both thinking....is renting a car from a grocery store really a good idea, we hesitate ...
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I guess we were a few days or weeks early. Not that many customers, more were arriving for Easter weekend, but the two hot tubs were the most lukewarm water ever. Seems as if company too cheap to crank up the heat. We had a kitchenette that was not the best, no salt & pepper in the shakers, frying pan too big to fit on induction eye, microwave barely heated. We overlooked a campground and they would not change our room without an upgrade fee, even though the occupancy rate was low. Radisson had a chance to build good will and blew it. Sure once summer season begins, the service will pickup, but we would go elsewhere. Have to sat the views from the frontare beautiful of the bay and cliffs.
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Wonderful Timeshare Location - Malta is Beautiful
Radisson SAS at Golden Bay is a 5 star resort. The quality of the resort is top notch. The pools are beautiful. I went to the Radisson for my honeymoon and couldn't have asked for a nicer resort. There were 2 issues I had with the resort:
1) The service in the restaurants was lacking. I'm not sure if this is a European thing.
2) The hotel was a $30 USD cab ride from everything, therefore everywhere you went it would cost $60 USD.
I would definitely return to the Radisson SAS at Golden Bay.
My husband and I have just returned from a one week stay in this beautiful hotel. I was absolutely thrilled to have picked such a lovely hotel for my first visit to Malta. Not the cheapest of holidays but everything you would expect for a 5 star rating.
We have just returned from a weeks stay at this hotel. We booked a 'late' with First Choice and this included bed and breakfast.
The hotel was lovely but would not go again
I was supposed to have won a holiday it turned out most other people had also won a holiday .Its not called time share any more it now holiday share. The hotel was lovely but it was isolated the staff where more than helpful and as I was rushed of to hospital with a chest infection on my return the staff where more than helpful in making sure I had all I needed. But we found it was expensive to eat in the at the hotel and also the drinks where expensive, I would not go again that for sure.
We have just returned from a weeks stay at this hotel. We found none of the problems that other reviewers experienced, maybe they had been sorted out by the time we arrived. Yes there is still construction being carried out but nothing that would spoil your holiday. There were at least four different places to have a meal and the service was superb. Like most places there are going to be teething problems but we think the service, decor and food was first class!!!
Nice but Noisy Ventilation
The staff are very friendly and the food is excellent. The location and aspect is also excellent. Major problem with noisy ventilation.
We moved rooms twice. Each time due to noisy ventilation. First time we were on the 9th floor so I suspected fans on the roof. Second time we were on the 5th floor but noise from ventilation shaft was worse. (When I accepted the 2nd room I didn't notice the noise at first, honest!). Speaking as an engineer, they seem to have problems with the fans, shafts and general way air is flowing from rooms. Unfortunately for me noise is a big issue during the middle of the night.
Overall, this is a potentially excellent hotel, but the ventilation shafts need serious redesign.
Apart from the building work which must have at least another few months to go, there are still plenty of problems. It advertises a private beach - we had to pay for the loungers and shade - they haven't 'done the deal' yet, the man said. Avoid weekends unless you want to hear the army of salepeople taking groups and couples round the whole complex trying to sell the timeshare apartments on offer. To 'enhance' the outside atmosphere for the salespeople, there is constant music played throughout the day, it must be the same CD all day long, which you can hear on your balcony (we were 5th floor). We complained several times, but they refused to turn it off. On our first day, it took 1/2 hour to get a glass of wine and a beer in the 'Mocha' bar and a further half an hour to get our food - just some dips and bread! Needless to say the salespeople and their guests were served immediately. Wait a year or so until they have sold the timeshares if I were you.
Don't stay until it's finished !!
We were 'bumped' out of Radisson's other Malta hotel (Bay Point) into what was claimed to be a comparable hotel.
It isn't finished - it looks and sounds like a building site. Drilling started at 7 o' clock in the morning.
Many of the facilities are not yet finished and/or available.
We moved out after 1 night !!
Ok when completed
golden sands will be a lovely hotel when completed.but in my opinion should not have been opened until all the building work was finished no amenities whatsoever no entertainment.no air conditionioning in the one and only dining room so you had to get in and out fast im sure when it is completed it will be worthy of it five star rating id check it out before you go make sure its finished.
Loved our stay at the Radisson Golden Sands
Just retuned from the Radisson Golden Sands. Lots of building still going on, but part we stayed in was wonderful. Staff can't do enough for you - really friendly and helpful. Location is a bit out of the way, but the stunning scenery and beautiful beach more than make up for that. Easy to jump on a bus, or hire a car to go further afield. Only one restaurant open in the hotel during our stay, but the food was varied and really very good. Would love to go back when the whole complex has been completed.