I have just returned from a holiday staying at the san pawl hotel. I must admit I was a bit unsure after reading the reviews but please do not be put off by what you might read about this hotel Agreed, it is in need of a bit of tlc and modernisastion. Our room was indeed very basic, but the food was good and the towels and bed linen were changed daily. Just use the hotel as a base and explore Malta. It is a beautiful place, if you are prepared to travel a bit (and that is very easy on the bus, just buy a travel pass and go)and you must go to popeye village, it is a charm. I really enjoyed Malta and the people are so friendly. So go and enjoy it.