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“Fortina Spa Hotel , Malta ( Chevron travel)”
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Fortina Spa Resort
Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels in Sliema
London, United Kingdom
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“Fortina Spa Hotel , Malta ( Chevron travel)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

My husband and I spent 1 week at the Fortina Spa hotel ,Malta, in August 2013. It was our first time in a 'Spa bedroom' and we didn't know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised by the facilities - having our own jacussi, sauna etc. was fantastic. It was a real pamper experience. The cleaning staff were very pleasant and helpful and our room was serviced twice each day. We had access to 5 restaurants for our Half Board booking but dining was a bit difficult for us as we're vegan and they don't really cater for this. However, most restaurant staff tried to help. The chef in 'The Valette' was particularly helpful and prepared a special meal for us so we dined there twice. So many people are health conscious nowadays- we think Fortina should up their game in catering for vegans. Breakfast was good though - we had more choice and they we even got soya milk, without any drama!
We would certainly go there again. Thank you.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the garden are quieter
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mosta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

Beautiful and truly relaxing day today at Spa Sante. We benefited from a very special and worth it Dealtoday offer. Moreover, I would like to thank the Maltese therapist who gave me a mini facial today and another maltese who prepared the Cleopatra bath for us. They were both very gentle and helpful. We will probably visit again next time Thank you!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

Firstly, some people review the Fortina 4 star under this hotel so take note of that.
This is my 4th visit here this year. Look at my other reviews, they are fair therefore you must accept that this hotel must be worth returning to.
I have heard some guests be extremely rude to staff. The staff are not your slaves for the duration of your holiday. Treat them with respect !
By being respectful we have made some very good friends here in Malta.
All staff have been fantastic here as usual: Carol, Henda, Kevin and Neil in Il Giardino. Bhaskar, Rita, Sandra, Clifford, Gregory, Gabor (very smiley happy guy) in Taste. Keith, Jonathan and the other chefs in Taste. Teresa and Fiona in Chan Thai. Owen, Keith, Gino, Steve and Richard in Limes and Island Bar. The super ladies who cleaned our room (446), a particular thanks to Doris who placed our little ducks cutely on our towels every day at the hot tub. Our room was always immaculate throughout, thanks Doris ! Elisabeth on reception and last but not least the very dutiful Duty Mamager Paul. He interacts with guests throughout his shifts always with a smile on his face.
Nothing is too much trouble for the staff here. Those who give poor reviews do not say that they asked for their areas of complaint to be rectified. Why not ? If you thought your food was poor, complain ! If you thought your room needed better cleaning, tell someone ! We have eaten in all the restaurants this time except the Japanese (we just don't like Japanese food). We can't fault any of the meals. The fillet steak in Taste is the best I have found anywhere in the world.
Enjoy it !
Read my other reviews for more information on this hotel.

Room Tip: The sea views are super but we prefer the spa room with pool. If you want a sea view, the high floor...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

Me and my wife made a booking at the 4 star Fortina hotel. To say the least, it was a nightmare, the Fortina 4 star was the worst hotel we ever stayed in ( read my review) . After 1 night we decided enough is enough and we asked to be moved to a “better” room, as we still had 7 more nights to sleep in Malta. .. We were then offered a upgrade to the 5 star Fortina Spa. It cost us a few Euros, but perhaps the best money spend on our 3 week holiday in Europe.
To go from the 4 star Fortina to the 5 star Spa, differ like day and night.

The Fortina Spa is a very, very nice hotel. Big clean rooms , friendly staff, W-fi that “works” even in your room, Excellent breakfast, good restaurants, perfect location. ,,an aircon that works and you could hardly hear working. We can just recommend the Spa. There are really not mush to complain about...perhaps the many “locals” that pay 14 Euros to use their swimming pools, and sometimes it really get packed, but we looked past it.

We will again stay at the Fortina Spa.

Room Tip: We had a room with a sea view, on the 10 th floor. You can't get better...but I believe all the...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

My wife and I just spent a wonderful week as guests at the Fortina. The joy of being on the waterfront overlooking Valleta and the comfort of a well appointed, spacious room all led to a great week. We dined in the buffet restaurant most times and had good meals - simple but nicely presented with a good choice. Friendly staff, clean and comfortable surroundings and in easy location for buses, boats and shops. Only downside? The free boat trip and other gift is linked to a "timeshare" type presentation!

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter but lack the harbour view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Balzan, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

We returned to Fortina this year after a very positive experience last year, this time for three nights.

Booking
Contrary to what we do usually, we booked directly with the hotel. Mariella at reservations was very helpful and efficient and booking was extremely smooth.

Room
We were given a room on the second floor, which was much bigger and more comfortable than last year’s (on the 9th floor). Even the view was better (both were seaview but this time it was directly facing the sea and not partly on the Tignè Point apartments). No need to point out the cleanliness of the room.

Breakfast
My only “negative” point last year was on the selection of food for breakfast. We were pleased to note that the hotel does really look at the reviews and were happy to note that the was an improvement in the selection of food and drinks.

Staff
Extremely friendly and efficient. Doris and the other Maltese lady in charge of the breakfast on the 8th August deserve a special mention.

Facilities
We used both pools this year and really enjoyed them. Our only suggestion would be to have stricter monitoring of children jumping in the pool thus ignoring all the “no diving signs”.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

Having stayed at this hotel last year I just can not believe how much this hotel has gone down in, the reception area is dirty with a musty smell that is present throughout the whole hotel, grubby carpets throughout, dirty pool area, cramped the whole place is generally filthy - last visit to this hotel 3 star at best

  • Stayed August 2013
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Additional Information about Fortina Spa Resort

Property: Fortina Spa Resort
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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Sliema
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Sliema
#4 Luxury Hotel in Sliema
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sliema
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Fortina Spa Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 220
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in central Sliema, adjoining Malta’s trendiest shopping complex (The Point) offering the largest choice of fashion & designer outlets, the Fortina Spa Resort is Malta’s newest 17 storey 5 star hotel. The resort faces south with magnificent views of Valletta’s bastion walls across the water and is home to the World’s 1st Therapeutic Spa bedrooms. It is the ideal hotel to indulge in a numerous variety of Spa treatments, excellent cuisines from around the world and one of the best locations on the island. Restaurants :- Taste Restaurant (Vietnamese & Mediterranean Cuisine)CanThai (Chinese & Thai Cuisine)Momo’s Ristorante Tigne (Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine)Il Giardino PizzeriaSaReGaMa (Authentic Indian Cuisine)Moroboshi (Japanese Cuisine)Bars Limes Bar (indoor)Island Bar (outdoors – weather permitting)Swimming Pools :-Outdoor Garden Pool and separate Splash Pool2 Indoor Swimming PoolsSpa Centres(see descriptions below)Thalasso Spa MediterraneeSpa Sante Belle Epoque Beauty CentreHypogeum Body, Mind & Spirit CentreOther facilities Conference facilities Fully Equipped Fitness Centre 24 hour room serviceAdded Value For All Our Guests :-Cruise of Malta’s Historical Grand HarbourUnlimited access to Fortina Fitness Centre ... more   less 
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