The hotel is well run and the service is fine, the staff eager to please. The central bar is comfortable, attractive and open plan but somehow cosy. The pool area is good receiving the morning sun and remains sunny till about 3 pm. It can get windy though.
However you are deterred from getting as far as the sea shore because there is no path to the sea and no jetty or pontoon to access the water. The rocky coast consists of needle sharp rock, so if you wore stout sneakers and climbed down to the sea, dived in and swam about you would be in big trouble climbing out again in the swell. This is NOT for sea swimmers. You aren't encouraged to go beyond the confines of the resort area waterside at any rate. There is no path to walk along beyond the fence which surrounds this side of the resort. So NOT for coastal walkers. This is for pool side holidaymakers who like a VIEW of the sea. The hotel is right on the sea so the view is unimpeded.
There is a shuttle service you can book 24 hours in advance to take you to other places like Valetta, and if you forget to do that you can take a cheap bus. The traffic to Valetta is heavy and slow with many bottlenecks along the winding inlets and marinas. I thought how easy it would be to get to Valetta which is three bays along, in a motor boat. It would take 10 minutes and be a real asset to the resort, instead of being stuck in a traffic jam in a bus for forty minutes. Somebody should build a jetty, pontoon or breakwater. Then this hotel would be up to Cote D'Azur standards.
Finally when you order a meal on the terrace make absolutely sure the waiter has understood your order. An order for a small portion of mussels with linguini became a large portion of lobster with linguini when it arrived! I didn't bother arguing as it looked and tasted good and it only cost 15 euros. Food is generally OK at this hotel. Good cocktails. I also asked for ice cream which wasn't on the bar menu and got it without demur. They do English afternoon teas too. As I said cosy as long as you don't want to escape to the sea or the sea shore.
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- Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St Julian`s Hotel Saint Julian`s
- Radisson Saint Julians
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- Sas Radisson Malta
- Saint Julians Radisson
- Radisson Saint Julian's
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