I liked the Preluna but few would call this place a four star. Three would be appropriate.
There was a problem or two when I arrived. I was arriving late, but, I called (not cheap) in the afternoon from Sicily to say so, and they should hold my room. At 11:30 at night, I arrived, very tired, and they had no reservation for me. I had thought there might be two hotels with the same name - like a Holiday Inn and a Holiday Inn Express.. and the fellow got "snippy" with me. Later they found me a room, but I still complained the next day.
The real test of a hotel is how they respond if you have a problem. The manager, a fellow named Marc Abela, was excellent at smoothing out the wrinkles. Kudos. I would stay there again - because the management was intent on making my stay positive after the rough arrival.
Location was great - very near beaches, restaurants and night life. There is a pool, a spa, and the food is plentiful at breakfast (and dinner if you choose). Other than my initial reception, the staff was first class. Air conditioning worked well, but it is only in the rooms. You will sweat in the lobby in summer. The hotel is outside Valletta, which is either good or bad depending on how long you are in Malta. You can see Valetta in a day or two...so do you want to be near all the cruise ships and touristy stuff if you plan a longer stay? I suppose not.
The rooms and furnishings were a bit dated. The elevator was slow and the floors marked differently on the button than on the lighted number above the door. The wifi was weak in my room, but they changed my room and the wifi was excellent. As I said, I would stay there again - but don't expect a four star.
- 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