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long stay winter holidays - where to start?

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long stay winter holidays - where to start?

My in-laws are thinking over sending 4-6 weeks in Malta next winter to avoid the worst of the winter weather.

They normally stay at the Phoenica in Valleta.

Any ideas on where we shoudl look to book?

I can approach Phoenica directly re best rate for an extended stay but interested to hear of any other suggestions for a package or other hotels to consider.

many thanks

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1. Re: long stay winter holidays - where to start?

Hi Sally

I stay for long stays in Malta every winter. A lot of people do this and we see the same faces each year.

The Phoenicia hotelis very nice and one of the best in Malta.

It is not one of the usual ones for long stay as it tends to be one of the more costly ones. Also there is not much nightlife in that area so Sliema / St Julians or Bugibba / Qawra are more popular for long stay.

However , wherever you decide to stay two of the most popular companies to book with are Chevron Holidays or Choice Holidays.

Both these firms specialise in long stay Malta holidays.

They both include the Phoenicia in their hotels and Choice Holidays are owned by the Tumas Group who own the Hilton and the New Dolmen hotels. They give free flights for stays over 35 nights.

I have no connection with either of these companies other a satisfied customer of both over the years.

Hope you have a nice stay.

Graham.

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2. Re: long stay winter holidays - where to start?

My wife and I have just spent Jan in Qawra, staying at the Santana Hotel HB and it was arranged thru' Chevron Hols. Very friendly Hotel with all thats needed for a long stay. Good location. We noted alot of repeats, will most likely be one of them next Feb.

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3. Re: long stay winter holidays - where to start?

I wouldn't choose the Phoenicia for a long stay.

I agree totally with Graham. Lots stay at hotels in Sliema where they can go for walks along the Promenade, have bus stops just outside the hotel and a short walk to the Ferries. They can easily chat with other Brits in the cafes.

There is a cafe Chat 'n Chew in Sliema at Font Ghadir (opposite the bus stop near the Gelateria) that is run by an English lady and is very popular with ex-pats and Brits of 50+.

Qawra/Bugibba is also good. Sliema has more residents and locals from other areas frequent it for shopping and the cafes.;

Holiday Malta UK and Malta Direct are also good.

Edited: 15 February 2010, 05:38
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4. Re: long stay winter holidays - where to start?

As I will be on holiday on my own I would welcome advice on places to meet other lone travellers .I like walking but would ike to go with a group to feel safe.

I would like to learn to dance and enjoy films.

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5. Re: long stay winter holidays - where to start?

I think you'd better give us more details eg age group and when you're coming. Have a look at the Top Questions on the right to get you going.

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6. Re: long stay winter holidays - where to start?

If it helps I am seventy years young.

Looking for a long stay winter holiday where I can meet lots of nice friends who enjoy walking visting all areas of interest and enjoy a good laugh on nights out also I like to play Whist and other card games but no good at scrable or bridge.

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7. Re: long stay winter holidays - where to start?

The Preluna in Sliema is very popular with long stays and I'm sure you'd meet others there. Also there are many cafes in Sliema where it's easy to chat to other Brits who are having a coffe/tea there.

There is a cafe called Chat 'n Chew at Font Ghadir in Sliema run by an English lady and many Brits gather there so that's also a good place to stay.

There is also an ex-pat association which regularly hold events. I,m sure they'd welcome you as well.

britishresidentsinmalta.org britishexpat.com

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