Alexandra Hotel Malta
Travel Blogs from Saint Julian's
... 3 metres long and 2 metres wide. There was a shrine with the sign 'St. Rita god bless you', and turning around I thought it is easy to believe in god (see photo).
Absolute stillness, just birdsong and the occasional jet flying over. I love the way the farmland rolls off the ends of cliffs. I made my way north along the coast, on the way seeing caves, cliffs and great rock formations falling into the sea.
Eventually I ended up by the ferries, and took a bus back. Great ...
The sun is still shining. I had to walk to work in my t-shirt and i could feel the 17 degrees on the back of my neck. My student has booked more private lessons with me so I'm kept busy! We made a jalfrezi vegetable curry for dinner, which tasted delicious! Fried onions and garlic, boiled carrots and potato (the potatoes here are amazing), mixed with chopped tomato, jalfrezi curry sauce, ginger and slow cook for 30 minutes. ...
We arose at 7am to watch the ship arrive into Valletta, Malta and it was a lovely sight. This is a large ship and to watch as it navigated through the narrow entrance and around the buoys was an experience. We berthed in front of the German ship Europa 2 which was in Valletta longer than our ship, Azura. Erica and I disembarked shortly after breakfast and it was already very warm and sunny. The temperature was expected to climb to 29 degrees. ...
... morning and part of the afternoon to explore the city, grab a bite to eat, or just relax in the sun.
Here I am in Malta now. Some how I found my way into the city without the help of the tourist desk which was closed when I arrived. With no map or idea of the set up of the city I venture out looking for the waterfront. Since my friend and I are meeting at a particular place by the water I think it's a ...
... instead of letting you get off and find out for yourselves! We did walk up to the Tarxian Temples but they didn't really looking so we didn't bother. Got off the bus again at Zejtun for a wander around but not much to report. The fishing village of Marsaxlokk was very nice with lots of photo opportunities and tourist souvenirs to be had. Blue Grotto looks well worth a boat trip but because the sea was too rough they weren't sailing! Had a beer in one of the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Alexandra Hotel Malta Saint Julian's
Habe keine Ahnung, worüber man sich im Alexandra Hotel so beschweren muss. Es ist kein 5* Hotel und das wusste ich auch, als ich es für meine Tochter und mich gebucht hatte. Waren im November für 26 Tage hier und haben jeden Minute davon genossen. Ein gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis, saubere Zimmer, gutes Frühstück, die Bar und das Bistro waren gut und hatten akzeptable Preise. Die Angestellten waren freundlich und sie haben sich sehr um uns bemüht. Es liegt in der Nähe von allem, 5 Minuten von Sliema und 15 Minuten von Valletta entfernt, 20Cent (Malteser) pro Weg, es gibt sicherlich bessere Hotels als das ALEXANDRA auf Malta, die sind aber auch viel teurer. Werde im Mai 2008 wieder nach Malta fliegen und meine Schwester mitbringen...natürlich werde ich wieder hier wohnen. Man kann es eben nicht jedem recht machen. Anthony Saliba, Gold Coast Qld. Australien.
Immonde, moche - N'y allez pas!!!
Cet hôtel était vraiment moche. L'hôtel le plus révoltant de Malte, les draps puaient, ils n'avaient pas été lavés, et la chambre n'a pas été rénovée depuis le début du siècle. Il se trouve au centre de Paceville qui fait partie depuis peu de la ville de Malte.
Si vous voulez une nuit de sommeil correcte, évitez cet hôtel. En fait, évitez cet hôtel en général. Ah et autre chose, il n'est pas situé à St Julian (qui est un quartier de Malte très joli, mais à Paceville (prononcer Patchi-ville). On y est restés une nuit et on s'est barrés vite fait !
Ils disent être un trois étoiles, mais selon moi, cet hôtel ne devrait même pas être dans un système d'étoiles, à moins qu'ils décident de tout démolir et d'en construire un autre !
Conseil final : évitez à tous prix !!!
Pas aussi calme qu'on le pense
Je pensais que l'histoire de l'eau du robinet salée était une blague, et bien non. Tout ce qui sortait du robinet était salé. Les chambres étaient propres, pas aussi grande que je l'imaginais pour trois.
Il y avait du bruit. On entendait très bien les voisins ou les passants faire la fête dehors.
L'hôtel n'est pas loin des resorts mais il est aussi près de tous les bars. Le personnel est très gentil en tous cas. Mais si je devais retourner dans le coin, je ne choisirai pas le même hôtel.
COULDN'T WAIT TO GET OUT!!!
I had booked my four teenage children into this hotel, as it was around the corner from our fabulous hotel, (HILTON) and they had asked for a cheaper option as they wanted to go clubbing. Fair do's I thought.
Imagine my horror as one by one they rang me soon after arriving at 2 am to tell me how dreadful it was and how disappointed they were with the standard of the hotel (and thats from teenagers used to 18-30's)
At £450 each, I don't think it is a cheap option-even if it is in the height of summer.
Thankfully, our rep was marvellous and negotiated a move straight away -free of charge, but to Sliema , 2 miles away. A little inconvenient, but a whole lot cleaner and a better standard of room. The list of things wrong with the Alexander Palace are too many to mention-but whole heartedly agree with previous posts.I only wish I'd had the for thought to take pictures to show you, but we just couldn't wait to get them moved. The pictures on the web and in the brochure look nothing like the real deal.
The name in no way reflects the standard of this hotel, and I've complained to the holiday company asking them how on earth they can put it in their brochure alongside such fab hotels as The Hilton or Xara Palace?
I only wish I'd acted on the previous advice on this page.
DO NOT STAY HERE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!! And if like me you've already booked and think it's too late-it isn't, phone up your rep or agent right now and change it, you will be disappointed if you don't.
Horrible, vergonzoso- NO TE QUEDES AQUÍ!!!!
Este hotel era vergonzoso. Sin duda el hotel más repugnante de Malta, las sábanas de la cama olían/no estaban lavadas y no han renovado la habitación desde el siglo pasado, está justo en el centro de Paceville, que recientemente se ha convertido en la capital de la marcha de Malta, si quieres dormir decentemente evita este hotel, de hecho, no vayas a este hotel bajo ningún concepto, ah otra cosa es que no está situado en San Julián (que es una parte preciosa de Malta, está situado en Paceville, que se pronuncia Pachivil). Nos quedamos una noche y nos marchamos por patas. Ah el hotel dice ser de 3 estrellas, eh, creo que este hotel no debería ni siquiera tener estrellas a menos que decidan derribar este y construir uno nuevo. Un consejo final- EVÍTALO POR TODOS LOS MEDIOS!!!!
No tan tranquilo como piensas
Pensaba que lo del agua del grifo salada era una broma, pero no. Todo lo que salía de cualquier grifo estaba salado. Las habitaciones estaban limpias, pero no eran de grandes como había imaginado para un hotel de 3 estrellas. No era tranquilo. Era fácil oir a los vecinos y la gente de marcha fuera. El hotel está cerca de los complejos turísticos, pero también está cerca de todos los bares. Sin embargo, el personal del hotel es muy agradable. Si volviera de nuevo, no me quedaría en el mismo hotel.
Where do I begin... we booked a double room, were given 2 single beds. It wasn't fixed until the next night. The walls were so thin, we could hear someone snoring all night, not to mention every single person that walked down the hall past our room. The rooms were clean-ish.
We took off to Sicily for 2 days (and did NOT check out), then returned to find our room had been given away, even though we had left some belongings there. Again, we were given a room with 2 single beds instead but this time the toilet didn't work and the curtains didn't close properly. The next day I complained about it and was given a better room with a real double bed, and offered dinner and a bottle of wine for our inconvenience. A refund for the previous night was not possible because our room had been booked over the internet. We took the wine to our room and declined the dinner because there are too many good places to eat in Malta.
On our last morning, we decided to give the breakfast a go since it was included in our package. What a mistake. It was shocking. Thank god we opted out of the free dinner the night before.
I will say that the staff did try to help us a lot, but what a frustrating experience. The hotel is a dive, super noisy and full of young partiers. I guess that's what you get for booking cheap, but I truly have never had problems like this on a budget holiday before.
Awful, Disgraceful - DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!
This hotel was disgraceful. Absolutely the most revolting hotel on Malta, the bed sheets smelt / unwashed and the room has not been renovated since the turn of the century, it's right in the heart of the Paceville which in recent times has become party capital of Malta, if you want a decent nights sleep avoid this hotel, in fact avoid this hotel altogether, oh another thing it's not located in St Julian (which is a lovely part of Malta, it's located in Paceville, pronounced Patch~i~Ville). We stayed one night and got the hell out. Oh Hotel claims to be three stars, Er don't think this hotel should even be on a rating system unless they decide to pull this down and rebuild a new one. One final advice - AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!!
Not as quiet as you think
I thought the thing about the salt-tap water was a joke, but no. Anything that came out of a tap was salty. The rooms were clean, not as large as I imagined for 3. It was not quiet. It was very easy to hear neighbors and people partying outside. The hotel is close to the resorts, but it also very close to all the bars. The staff is very nice, though. If I were to go again, I would not stay in the same hotel.
If you are looking for somewhere quiet in St Julians
This place is ideal if you are looking for a quiet night away from the noise of Paceville but close at hand to all of the resorts bars/restaurants. The hotel is only a 5 minute stroll from the central area of St Julians but this is sufficient to guarantee you a nights sleep if you are not content to party until the early hours.
The main drawback with the hotel is that the standard of the rooms are not the highest and a 3 star rating is a little generous however they are sufficient for most needs and are cleaned daily. Just don't expect a stand up shower and beware all showers are salt water (allegedly this is the case throughout malta) which is fine if you like to go out smelling of the mediterrean.
There is a small rooftop pool and a bigger pool on the bottom floor combined with a large sun terrace. The food was average and the staff friendly enough. All in all not bad but you get what you pay for I guess. The main bonus is its quiet and compared to others I was holidaying with who stayed in the other more notable St Julians hotels I was the only one who could sleep before 6.00am.