We returned to MBH for our fifth visit, for two weeks during June/July this year.
Despite a little upset upon arrival, which was totally due to Thomson, and not the fault of the hotel, and was reported on in an earlier review. A big thank you to John on reception, for resolving our problem very quickly and restoring some calm into our holiday.
We enjoyed our holiday here, as usual, once again we met some nice friends, and are remaing in touch with them. The rooms are quite acceptable, a bit Premier Inn style, but clean,comfortable and with view to die for, the only minor problem in the bathroom was the shower valve which was a bit temperamental, if the guest next door turned the shower on at the same time, ours went red hot and boiled you, needs a thermostatic mixer I think. Our chambermaid, Francis, was very efficient and friendly and kept our room pristine
The food in the restuarant is very nice, and we always had good meals, the barbecues were much appreciated, as were the waiting staff, always friendly and pleased to see us, a special mention here to a lovely young Waitress, Edit, we always tried to get a table in her section, she was so very efficient at all times, and always seemed to go the extra mile with any request made. My only criticism of the restuarant concerns breakfast time, when tables are not cleared quickly enough and relaid for the next incoming guests.
I must agree with a lot of comments on the reviews, the entertainment here is pretty dire, especially if you are on a two week visit, there are only so many times a bloke can swallow swords and wave coloured hankies around, I'm sure people were hoping the sword would slip and make a bit more excitement. The best entertainers were certainly the Dance Troupe, and at least they varied thier performance each week. Time to mention some the excellent bar staff I think, always a nice welcome from them, a bit of warm banter from them and quick efficient service, a big thank you to Carmel, Sandro, and Sunny for making us welcome in your country. How's that boil on your nose Sandro ?
Just a quick thank you to Marco, the Hotel Manager, it is a massive task running a hotel of this size but Marco does it very well and always looks so calm and cool whilst doing so.
My final comment, I notice that a lot of reviewers are reporting that some of the Maltese staff at the hotel appear quite rude and stand offish, my wife and myself have never experienced this, and in fact I would I say that the Maltese people are the most friendly and welcoming race in the world. Treat people how you wish to be treated and they will respond warmly to you, I have seen guests at MBH treating staff very rudely in the past, so what do they expect.
Would I recommend this hotel for a holiday in Malta, I most certainly would !!! But it is a bit like Marmite ! You either love it or hate it !!!!
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