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“It's cheap....but better not stay here!” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Tropicana Hotel
Ranked #23 of 34 Hotels in Saint Julian's
Hong Kong
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30 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“It's cheap....but better not stay here!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

Arrived Malta at late night around 2am, I was planning to book a hostel for saving money because just a few hours stay and would be moving out in the following day. Found this hotel for costing only €15 for a single room with bathroom and breakfast! So I had no hesitate to book it! Actually it's not really bad, the room is very very basic with a tv and air-con (but cannot switch on!)!! The window cannot open as well! luckily it wasnt very hot that night, but I couldn't sleep very well since the bed wasn't comfortable at all and quite dirty.......
Anyway, I got up very early in the next day coz I just wanna leave there ASAP.
P.s. the breakfast is okay...very simple

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kennixnix
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2012

Stayed here for 10 nights. Room was dirty, the hallways were filthy and never vaccumed. The room looked like it had not been cleaned. Dirty toilet and shower door hanging off. The air con kept failing and so was hard to breath in the room. There were groups of young men partying all night in the room next door and messing about in the hallway all night with the fire extinguisher and throwing stuff down the hall. Playing loud music and slamming doors. Knocking on doors. I called reception to complain on the second night this occured and was told it would be sorted. 3 hours later when I heard the fire ext being messed with I called reception again and they never answered! It was a very scary experience as the rooms allowed smoking and these lads were very drunk and could have started a fire for sure.The next day upon checkout I told the manager and the response was 'what do you want us to do,,, chase them down the hallway to catch them' The manager was not helpful and offered no apology. The only positive thing about this hotel was the free breakfast but even then the bread was rubbish and milk was warm, the waiters were miserable and the manager was shouting at his staff infront of guests. Would rather take sleep on the beach than in this hotel again.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank s p
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

As you can see in the scores, this hotel is not too bad. Except for one thing, they will cheat you out of your money at every opportunity.

I bought a ticket for the internet in the weekend. Now this ticket was only for 2 euro, but this is about the principle. At mondays, when I wanted to go on the internet, I could do nothing with my ticket since there was another starting screen from a different operator. They told me that they 'changed the system'. Well that's fine I thought, please give me back my money or at least the value that was left in my ticket. This is when the arguing started, with nonsense arguments like the money is with the previous internet operator. If you ran such a business, would you let the internet operator immediately receive the money of tickets you've sold? Of course not, the operator will get the money as soon as the clients have actually used the tickets. And even if this were not the case: it's their mistake, not mine.

Like I said, this is about the principle. I don't care about 2 euro, I do care about not being cheated and treated like dirt. How retarded must one be to cheat over so little money, thereby assuring customers won't return? What will they do if they can cheat you out of substantial amounts of money? This is a no brainer.

And that's also my final conclusion: it's a no brainer!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Bart1234567
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

I stayed with 2 friends for one week in this hotel. It was very nice, the room was big and clean. Breakfast was simple but good. It is ideal for young people, because it is in the centre of Paceville.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lotte V
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2011

I stayed with a friend 3 days in this hotel and considering the price, we thought it was really really nice !

the room was ok, ovviously nothing special but it's right next to all the nites club so the location was really good.

U need to leave 10 euro deposit to get the remote control for both tv and air conditionig.

breakfast was included: toasts w butter, jams, ham, cheese, fruit juices and cereals!

the restaurant is very big, and very very nice! the food was very good too!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank valentina p
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2011

Unlike other reviews I did not have a problem with noise in this hotel. The rooms were clean, apart from the linen which had a lot of suspicious stains on it. Staff are not very friendly or helpful and will hassle you every time you try to go to your room day or night to make sure you are a guest. I couldnt find a remote for the tv so was unable to change the chanel from static. Wouldnt really bother about breakfast, one choice of ham slices, cheddar cheese slices, cornflakes, bread and water hardly get the day off to a good start, but dont really expect too much more for £17 a night!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank fuzzy2011
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Rome, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2010

The Hotel is in St. Julian's, top location for night life but also well served by buses. Aircon, TV, breakfast included. Receptionists Aimée and Louise are delicious and always ready to help with any info or accomodation issue. Higher floors recommended because of discos nearby (center of the Maltese movida). Excellent pubs, restaurants and snacks within a minute. Big and cheap Internet cafe in the hotel. Really excellent value!!!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bluesy2
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Additional Information about Tropicana Hotel

Property: Tropicana Hotel
Address: Ball Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Saint Julian's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 34 Hotels in Saint Julian's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Tropicana Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 63
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