As per some other reviewers, some of the poor reviews on here seem a bit off-putting.
We were on a package deal trip with just the breakfast included and had already booked a sea view room.
On arrival at 1pm we were told our room would be ready in 5 minutes. Half an hour later.... A poor first impression, but the room was far more pleasant than I expected, and during our wait in the pleasant reception we were bought soft drinks immediately for free - though no offer of what we'd like.
Room; balcony - view is good and quite private as you can't see anyone on adjacent balconies unless you lean out. You can see the far end of Valletta from it and Sliema Point with its old fort which is now a restaurant (recommended by the way). Yes, there's a busy road below, but it's a hive of activity which is intriguing to observe. Others mention traffic beeping etc, it's part of the local way of life across the island and unlike in the UK people don't just toot to be confrontational. You can't hear it with your balcony door shut.
The pelican crossing outside the hotel is a bit annoying, constantly bleeping away when it's OK for people to cross, though again with the balcony door shut I could not hear it at all.
Decoration was a little tired in places and the carpet needed cleaning outside of the fridge but you'd have to look quite hard to find the faults.
TV - very poor as mentioned on here, though it was a nice TV only a couple of English speaking channels were available and those didn't work most of the time! As someone said though, who wants to go away to watch TV, it would however be nice to have something familiar on in the background to unwind to at night.
Bathroom was spotless except for the ceiling which just needed a lick of paint, good shower and bath. Hot water wasn't too hot if you got up very early though, ie before 0630.
Air con - very good, a ceiling fan and proper air conditioning too which could be adjusted, very useful as it was 33 degrees celcius during each day. The air con did hum a little and rattled quietly occasionally, the hum was quite soothing though, the infrequent rattling probably just a one off to our room (I hope).
Extras to pay for - safe in the room was 7 euros for the week to use. 3 euros per sun shade at the pool as well, though they hand you towels down there for free. Pool and area around it was fine, a few people have pointed out that it's not opposite the hotel, the picture to the right of the fort was taken from our balcony, the pool is behind that - it really isn't far.
Lifts - they were a bit rubbish really, only two of them service rooms on 11 floors which must have at least 20 rooms on each floor. It was a bit boring waiting for a lift at breakfast time... mind you, breakfast time was 0715 to 1000 so you certainly don't need to rush.
Entertainment in the roof top bar - Tony with his guitar was very good, can't remember which night of the week this was though.
Staff - pleasant enough, doing what they were paid to do, stand out member though was the bar man up in the roof top bar, exceptionally pleasant and appeared to enjoy his job.
Transport - right outside are the bus stops that take you all over the island if you research the routes correctly, don't believe anyone who tells you all the buses go to Valletta though as if you stand at the Valletta-bound stop you'll find a number of buses drive right past you as they terminate two stops down the road at Sliema ferries, 65, 645 and 652 were the three I noticed. 47 cents gets you to Valletta, there's a weekly ticket for 13.98 euros but only worth it if you make more than three or four journies on a bus per day as the maximum fare is 1.16 but you'd have to go a long way to pay that much. Sightseeing buses stop outside too, though they're very expensive, City Sightseeing being the cheapest at 13 euros for a day, the other company charges 15 euros for one day.
- 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