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Preluna Hotel & Spa
Ranked #9 of 29 Hotels in Sliema
North West England
1 review
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“Disappointed. I expected great things from the photos on the Hotel's Web Site but the real thing didn't match up.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2009

The Perluna Hotel is in two parts - the Perluna Hotel and the Perluna Towers. The Towers is the new part and is the bit shown in most literature and the web site. The rooms in there are of a very high standard. Our room was in the other part of the hotel which was a litle old fashioned and the rooms were smaller and not as nice. We were given the option to pay to be upgraded. Water leaked out of our air conditioning vents. When my daughter first turned on the shower, the water was brown. We had to let it run clean. Some of the evening entertainment I felt was aimed at the over 50's. The resort of Sleima is really nice. Good for shopping. We had a nice trip over to Valetta on the taxi ferry. It was 1 euro 85 for two of us. The buses are cheap too. I found drinks very expensive almost every where though. The beaches are nice but rocky, not sandy. The hotel has a private strip of beach with a beachside pool. This is located across the main road from the hotel. The road is very busy but does have a zebra crossing.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2009

The hotel is nicely located for the sea front, with fantastic views if you book a room overlooking the sea. The out door pool is over the road from the hotel, and rather small in size considering the size of the hotel, (watch out for the time share touts outside the main entrance waiting to pounce). The indoor pool / gymnasium was closed to the public for the first 4 days of our stay, which made the outdoor pool even more overcrowded. The hotel itself was very nice, but in need of updating, as was our room, but it was of a good size. The food could not be faulted, with plenty of choices.
The staff were all very nice and friendly, and ready to help you should you need them.
although we enjoyed our holiday, I do not think we shall be returning.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2009

The hotel was lovely,our rooms were standard but clean and spacious.The spa was a great place to chill out and relax.We stayed on half board and the food was great.The skyroom penthouse lounge was a really nice place to have a drink in comfort and on some nights listen to live entertainment.The outdoor swimming pool was over the road from the hotel,would of been better if it was joined onto the hotel but wasnt a big probem.The pool area is nice and preluna guests get sun loungers free but have to pay 3 euro's for a parasol,there is a bar area where you can get food and drink.We really enjoyed our stay and would return again to the preluna.

  • Stayed July 2009
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2009

Finding a hotel in Malta that satisfies in every department is pretty difficult, unless of course, you opt for the five start luxury afforded by some of the larger chains.

However, ours have been business trips and after trying several of the local hotels around Sliema, we're now pretty settled at the Preluna.

Celebrating it's 40th anniversary this year, this hotel is as good as it gets for the price.

This trip, we were allocated sea view rooms in the Preluna Towers, which are an improvement over the original hotel, where the rooms seem a little more basic and dated, though are still good value.

Our rooms were 2408, 2410 and 2402, overlooking Sliema Bay.

Room 2402 had a rather restricted view - in fact, for a sea view room, it's a little disappointing, since the main view is a white wall opposite. Other than that though, it was more than adequate.

Each room had a flat screen TV, a fridge, a safe and plenty of storage room.

The sun rises on this elevation of the hotel each morning and soon heats up the room as a consequence.

Although facing the main road, the traffic noise is hardly noticable, which is not the case in the original hotel, nor in any other hotel we've experienced in Sliema.

We didn't arrive until 4am and the night porter, John, was his usual friendly and helpful self, welcoming us back as though we were old friends.

Breakfast choice was large and plentiful, with real tea, as opposed to the vending machines common in other hotels in this price range.

This time round, we ate at Nina's restaurant, a part of the hotel, which turned out to be a bit of a hidden gem, with well cooked, fresh food. We ate there twice and everything was good.

Across the road from the hotel, the Preluna has a beach bar and swimming / sunbathing area for residents. Although it says it's open till 6:30pm, it was a bit disappointing that the bar closed each day at 4:30pm on the dot, especially as it was somewhere we'd go to relax after a day's work.

The outside pool was a bit disappointing - the water was covered in dead flies (thousands of them) and the grease line around the edge wasn't cleaned at all during our visit.

Although we're not big pool users, this would have been a major issue had we been staying as holiday visitors, especially if we'd had the kids with us.

We didn't use the indoor pool at all, but visitors in July won't get the option, since it's being closed for essential maintenance at the beginning of the month for 8 days, according to the signs in the hotel.

The staff at the Preluna more than make up for any shortcomings though. Without exception, they are friendly, attentive and motivated.

It's small wonder that the hotel has survived 40 years under the same management. It's a well run hotel and we've already booked for July - just hope we get the Towers again, for a good night's sleep.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled on business
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Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2009

Best food on the Island of Malta, staff excellent, well worth a visit.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2009

Very Nice hotel and resort.

The food was superb, the rooms were slightly dirty as the maids never cleaned properly... In fact rather grubby in some places... ive deffo had better and noticed this straight away..

We had a sea view which was requested and very nice too..

Yes i would recomend this hotel and resort.

Stayed June 2009, travelled with friends
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highlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2009

Having spent a lovely week staying at the Perluna Hotel - could not find fault other than the entertainment which, on a personal level, could have been livelier (although enjoyed listening to their resident singer). Felt it was worth the extra cost for a sea view. Enjoyed Anthony's repartee - the barman at the La Piazza Bar. He made all the guests feel welcome. Would recommend a visit to The Beach Club, which is situated across from the main entrance. Food reasonably priced - burgers tasted homemade. Staff friendly - nice, relaxed atmosphere.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Preluna Hotel & Spa
Address: 124, Tower Road, Sliema, Island of Malta 1000, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Sliema
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sliema
#4 Spa Hotel in Sliema
#5 Luxury Hotel in Sliema
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Preluna Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 280
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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