I have entitled this review a nice hotel because that's exactly what the Preluna Hotel is. Nice hotel, nice friendly helpful staff, especially the reception, though not so much the older male waiters and chefs who always seemed to look a bit grumpy, nice room and nice food (though we only had breakfasts). My wife and I chose this hotel based on the reviews in Trip Advisor. I did, as I always do, and ignored the '1's' that tend to be written by people who have only written one review before and especially if they fly in the face of other reviews. I also like to take into account value for money. If I had paid £200 a night, rather than around £100, B&B then my score would have been 2-3, not 4. If you are looking for a clean, nice, friendly hotel in the middle of Sleima, right on the water front with clean rooms and great views and okay food at a reasonable price then don't hesitate. I would say that I would return myself, except I won't, but that's not the fault of the hotel but of Malta that is not the place it was 14 years ago when I first visited. It was holiday and culture and history then and reasonable quiet. Now is more Benidorm. Based on what people had said I emailed the hotel and asked for a sea view room on the 12th floor. This is what I got and to wake up every morning to these views was fantastic. The room itself has obviously been recently refurbished to a high standard and the single beds were huge and very comfy. Even on the 12th floor it could be a bit noisy at night but if you want to be central to everything, especially the buses, that's the price you pay. The only two negatives about the room were the wait for the lifts to get to the 12th floor and the balcony rail. I should emphasise that the rail is safe and is as solid as a rock, albeit glass and aluminium. It's the height of the rail that was my concern. It's 3 foot high. As I am 6 foot 4 inches it meant that my tummy button was about 7 inches above the top of the rail, try it sometime! The jewel in the crown is the 13th floor bar on the roof. The views are fantastic. Breakfast was all the usual fair, hot and cold food, always the same but a big selection and plenty of it. It was also nice to sit and have breakfast while looking out over the Med. If you chose the Preluna I'm sure you will enjoy it. We did.
As I get the feeling that the management read Trip Advisor reviews the next part is specifically for them. The bit I mentioned about the rail was serious for someone my height and it would have taken very little for me to have toppled over. Also my room was very well appointed with great new beds and furniture etc. I just wonder why you then spoil it by getting poor decorators in who paint over skirting and door surround edges and don't bother finishing properly inside the cupboards. It seems such a false economy. I mentioned the jewel in the crown, the Sky Lounge on the 13th floor. I know money may be tight but it could be such a wonderful place to sit and enjoy but for a few things. The lighting is terrible. You suffer for the curse of all hotels these days, low energy bulbs. This gives the effect of the inside area looking like a bland airport departure lounge and the outside area of looking a slightly yellowy grey. Change the metal and plastic tables and chairs in the outside area for cushioned wicker chairs and glass topped wicker tables. get bright LED table and standard lamps to spread about instead of the ceiling lights, same in doors with the lights. More plants, maybe even some trellis work to break it up and some tastefully small twinkly fairy lights draped around. It would then be a place that everyone would want to come to, not just guests. These are just ideas of an experienced guest and I have no qualification or experience in that area so please feel free to ignore them.
Anyway many thanks for a really nice holiday.
ps the bedroom maids were brilliant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on Sliema’s seafront, Malta’s Preluna Hotel & Spa features 3 restaurants, a spa, and a private beach. The spectacular Penthouse Lounge on the rooftop is open all day. The spacious rooms have views of the city or the Mediterranean Sea.All rooms at the Preluna are air-conditioned and feature a tea/coffee maker, a satellite TV, and a private bathroom with bath and shower. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.The well-equipped private beach features a large swimming pool, a kid’s pool, and a bar and grill. A diving school is available and a huge variety of water sports can be practised.The spa includes an indoor swimming pool with 2 large hot tubs, and a wide range of fitness and relaxation facilities. Hot tubs are also available on Preluna’s stunning roof terrace, which also features a mini-golf course.The restaurants are open for lunch and dinner. One offers a varied buffet, and the other 2 specialise in Italian and Japanese cuisine. A free Flavours of Malta dancing evening is arranged weekly, ideal to sample Maltese foods, wines and liqueurs, and learn about the local heritage and traditions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Preluna Hotel And Spa
- Preluna Hotel Malta
- Preluna Malta
- Hotel Malta Preluna
- Preluna Hotel Sliema
- Preluna Hotel & Spa Malta/Sliema