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“A hotel with a view” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Fortina
Ranked #13 of 29 Hotels in Sliema
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A hotel with a view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

We have just had a fabulous holiday in Malta staying at the ago retina with friends. We stayed in a suite which was extremely large and the bed very comfortable. We had a view over the island bar and pool Situated on the 6th floor. The room does need decorating as the carpet was a little grubby however the room was serviced everyday and was extremely clean. There are several restaurants to choose from and we would strongly recommend the Mediterranean one. The food was fabulous. The staff were all courteous and friendly. For ladies who like to shop or lunch The Point shopping Centre is worth several visits. The bonus is that it doesn't spoil the view from the hotel and is cleverly hidden. Both shops and restaurants are fab. We would definitely go again as the location was amazing. Everything was close by. Buses, water taxis boat trips.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Tracy G
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TheFortina, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Fortina, responded to this review, 3 September 2014
Dear Tracy G,

Thank you for your lovely posting. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Your comments have been passed onto Management.

Kind regards,
Fortina team
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

ROOMS: looked as though it had not been hoovered in months, broken & torn furniture.

SPA: Poor availability & poor quality of deep tissue massage, felt more like deep bone massage.

SERVICE: Generally unhelpful staff with one waiter saying they did not do Ice coffee and we had been drinking them for 2 days. Would of appreciated a smile and a limitless more courteous.

On a plus point the quality of the food in the Chinese & Japanese restaurants was amazing.
To think they thought refurbishing the fitness centre at peak season was a good idea!!!
Would not recommend this hotel and will not be re-visiting.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TheAbbott5
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TheFortina, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Fortina, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear Jackie A,

Thank you for taking the time to post your experience with us on this website. We are disappointed to hear that your stay with us did not reach your expectations. We would like to apologise for any inconveniences caused. Please be assured that your comments have been well-noted and passed onto all those concerned for the appropriate action to be taken accordingly.

Kind regards,
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Me and my family stayed at the hotel for 1 week and we had a room view over the garden pool area. The pool was really good and my kids just wanted to stay at this pool. There was three other pools at the hotel and two of them were on the seaside of the hotel. The Garden pool was calm and you could not hear any noise from the harbour or the traffic on the front of the hotel.
The Breakfast was very good.
Included in the room we had one harbour cruise and one kind of spa activity in salt water, this shall be good for the lungs (that's what they say anyway), for the salt water excercise you had to be 18 years old, but our oldest sun that was close to 17 could join anyway.
The rooms was clean and ok.
The hotel is very close to a big shopping mall, just go to the left when leaving the hotel and cross the bridge.
To the right a few hundred meters there is plenty of restaurants to choose.
I can also recommend mr cocktailvan between the hotel and the harbour/restaurants were most of the boats leave from.

Room Tip: I would say the Garden room is to prefer, we had a room towards the seaside one night and the view w...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank krycke65
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TheFortina, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Fortina, responded to this review, 3 September 2014
Dear krycke65,

Thank you for your lovely posting. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards,
Fortina team
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

This hotel is never a 4 star , Three at best, The rooms are spars the lifts are S**t, , Staff could do with some smile training dear god your working with public but a smile on it , Asked for a room with a balcony and were shunted onto the 7th floor NO balcony, Got room change next morning to room with balcony if that`s what it was .Decor very tired could do with a good lick of paint. bathroom cramped toilet seat broken and constant noise of running water, Is this a four star hotel NOT A CHANCE! 3 at best, would i recommend it NO! would i stay their again NO! . the view was fantastic and Malta is a lovely Place, Shame about this Hotel, Don`t be fooled be the Photos this is Basic hotel ,good location, Summery Spend some money and UPDATE This tired looking Hotel

Room Tip: If you ask for a balcony don`t expect a vast outdoor space , Just enough room for 2 people.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank mickwra
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TheFortina, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Fortina, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear mickwra,

Thank you for taking the time to post your experience with us on this website. We are disappointed to hear that your stay with us did not reach your expectations. We would like to apologise for any inconveniences caused. Please be assured that your comments have been well-noted and passed onto all those concerned for the appropriate action to be taken accordingly.

Kind regards,
Hotel Fortina team
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

My wife and I spent four nights at the Hotel Fortina and were realy impressed by the place. The setting by the water looking over to the city of Valletta was lovely. Local bars and cafes serve consistently good and well-priced food. The hotel itself has six or seven restaurants...we ate in the Indian one and had the best Indian meal we have had.
The garden bar is very relaxing, with and island bar in the pool.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room and you may well get one overlooking the gardens. The ones to the front must ha...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank IainW56
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TheFortina, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Fortina, responded to this review, 3 September 2014
Dear IainW56,

Thank you for your lovely posting. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards,
Fortina team
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights with my wife. Taxi ride is about 30 minutes – the airport authorities has a strangle hold on the taxi’s using the facilities. Our taxi driver said that he has to pay an annual fee to pick up / drop off and the cost of the fare €20, was dictated by the Airport of which they take a cut.
If you have the time and opportunity, make use of the Maltese buses, €1.50 for unlimited travel over the island – a great way to get to know a bit more about the real Malta.
We used the Hotel as really a base, opting for the Room only option but did eat in the Restaurant our first night, arriving at 21:45pm – food was ok, but a bit expensive compared to what you get “outside”
The hotel is in a good location with great views of Sliema and the harbour. The Fortina is fortunate to have its own Pool/Bar area which is a nice place to relax on free sunloungers and parasols. It does tend to busy however especially at the weekends when the numbers are swelled with paying non-guests.
I agree with earlier comments on possible improvements. The lifts are terribly slow & cramped however there are 2 of them plus a service lift you can use if pushed. (We were just down the corridor from the lift but in clear earshot of the lift loudspeaker; we would hear the ping and “4th Floor” being announced for most of the night)
We had a sea view room with a tiny balcony big enough for 2 chairs and a small footstool, the bathroom was small and got quite humid due to poor ventilation. There was no fridge in the room which in the summer heat would have been a great asset. The bed was big but much too soft for our liking
The staff were ok – no complaints

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Peter W
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TAMWORTH
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

Good weeks holiday in July.Room 518 suited us fine,spacious and on the garden side.tiles rather carpet in the bedroom area would have been better.Bathroom large,clean with some toiletries supplied.Ate mainly in the buffet restaurant,breakfast ample but if you were unfortunate you would find the hot food unappetising.At dinner at times the plates were dangerously hot.Some variety but very similar night to night,desserts disappointing and the absence of lots of fresh fruit was a minus.Pool area and bars fine,no entertainment on med side so little encouragement to sit out into the late evening.Staff usually very helpful but with varying degrees of English.Not a hotel for a family with young children.

Room Tip: Garden rooms appear to bigger,but the higher you are the better
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank WELSHMIKETamworth
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TheFortina, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Fortina, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear WELSHMIKETamworth,

Thank you for taking the time to post your experience with us on this website. Please be assured that your comments have been well-noted and passed onto all those concerned for the appropriate action to be taken accordingly.

Kind regards,
Hotel Fortina team
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Property: Hotel Fortina
Address: Tigne Seafront, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 3012, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Sliema
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Sliema
#9 Luxury Hotel in Sliema
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Fortina 4*
Number of rooms: 200
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