This Diamond Resort is not the same high standard as those in the Canaries! Neither is it up to the standard of the Intercontinental Hotel! The apartments are spacious and reasonably well-equipped but the furniture is rather old and the apartments quite dark. The apartments are reached via a labyrinth of corridors and, for those on the lower floors, 2 elevators! We were fortunate to have an apartment on the 7th floor, overlooking the garden; sitting on our balcony, listening to the waterfall and watching the fish and turtles was very pleasant and relaxing. Our friends' apartment overlooked the road - they sat on their balcony listening to continual building work, screeching tyres and pounding 'music'! Paceville is a horrible area - full of bars and 'gentlemen's' clubs - we opted to walk the long way round to reach Spinola Bay, rather than 'run the Gauntlet' of the steps up to the main road. I cannot understand why the Intercontinental Hotel / Diamond Suites chose this area! The hotel has it's own beach - crowded, noisy and also engulfed by loud music and the smell of cooking oil. We opted to relax by the hotel's rooftop pool, which was far more pleasant - plenty of sunbeds, free towels and a bar service (although the food here was disappointing and the drinks prices higher than in their own restaurants!) Further criticisms of the apartments include the TV reception (poor! - and only 2 English channels) and the smelly air-conditioning! Service / facilities in the hotel, however, 'saved' our holiday; we did feel that we were treated rather as 'the poor relation' by the Reception staff, however, the Concierge were very friendly and helpful (particularly Luis). The pool area was lovely and gym very well-equipped. We also had a fantastic meal in the Waterbiscuit restaurant. The Paranga (buffet) restaurant was also good value for money, although Diamond Resorts clients no longer receive a discount to eat in the hotels' restaurants.
- Also Known As:
- Diamond Suites On Malta Hotel Saint Julian`s