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“Another great holiday at Mellieha Bay Hotel”
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Mellieha Bay Hotel
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Mellieha
Poole, United Kingdom
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“Another great holiday at Mellieha Bay Hotel”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We made our annual pilgrimage to the hotel again this year, the fifth consecutive visit, and our seventh in total.

The hotel is currently undergoing a major renovation as an ongoing rolling programme, the newly refurbished dining room is excellent, and the standard of food and service seems to have improved as well against last year, the only very disappointing thing we experienced in the dining room was the very poor and unsupervised hordes of foreign children, mostly Russian, who usually hit the dining room like a swarm of locusts, and being of about 40 in number were very noisy.
A new addition to the dining experience this year is a twice weekly barbecue alongside the pool, this proved very popular and early booking is required.

I really do not understand visitors who say that Maltese people working in the hotel are unhelpful, and unfriendly, our experience of all the staff at the hotel, and Maltese people as a whole, are they the most friendly and welcoming people in the world, the staff in the hotel will certainly go the extra mile to please you, we know many of the staff on first name terms.
If they are treated with respect and as an equal, not a servant !, they will respond in bucket loads.

The only major disappointment this year was the entertainment has now been moved outside down to pool at the far end of the gardens, this now leaves the Limelight Lounge unused and wasted, the actual entertainment was on a tiny stage with no proper facilities for the artists, I really felt sorry for some of the artists who were obviously struggling with poor lighting, and very small audiences, and no atmosphere.

There were no proper facilities for guests seating, and we were expected to sit on plastic garden chairs in our decent evening clothes, chairs which sunbathers had been using all day covered in sun oil !!

The other downside to this entertainment idea is that the bar is about 100 yards from the seating area, so you have to walk to the bar, no table service, the return to your seat with your drink in a floppy plastic beaker because it's a pool area.

We sincerely hope the management either recognise this situation and rectify it properly, or return the entertainment to the purpose designed Limelight Lounge next year.

Another welcome surprise this year was the addition of tea making facilities in the rooms, however the hotel only supply enough ingredients for one day, after that you have to get your own, that is not a problem but it would be useful if that information was provided in the room instead of everyone being confused on how to replenish thier tea tray.

Finally the Thomson rep, Ann, was her usual helpful and jolly self this year. If you are considering a day trip while on holiday, be sure to go on the Thomson excursion to Gozo, it may seem expensive but it is real value for money and includes an excellent 3 course hot lunch, with free wine, in Xlendi Bay. Gozo is a beautiful country and well worth the visit.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

Got married here. Beautiful place, amazing views from all around the hotel. Back then there was not much for kids to do at night but that may of changed now. Short walk into melliah itself which is a beautiful place to visit. Would return here in the future. Wedding planner was really helpful and the gardens over looking the sea where the ceremony took place was stunning.

Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

we are not long back from the Mellieha Bay Hotel, this is our 3rd visit to this hotel and we like it, we always go all inclusive on our holidays these days, the food in this hotel is good always something
to please everyone, the staff in the restaurant are very good and always happy the bar staff are just the same. we go out for a walk every day and have a drink or two at at little watering hole called the Bluewater it is just before you go up the hill to Mellieha Village the rooms are comfortable and clean we were in room 119 and had a good view of the bay and all the boats that come in on weekends weather was fantastic.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

If you are wanting a holiday that’s cosmopolitan, themed , perfect service and top notch decor , entertainment etc etc, then maybe you should look elsewhere. We have just had the best holiday yet in our first trip to Malta. Holidays are what you make them and I feel lots of people don t really consider what they want or research correctly. Star ratings mean nothing to me, and if you research them, they are different country to country.. Research the area, read the reviews tongue in cheek and ask what it is you really want to experience. This review is based on my idea of a fab holiday.
The Mellihela Bay Hotel.. The good points.
This is in a fabulous location overlooking the bay, never wearied of looking at it. And.....every room has this view !!! The rooms were clean, and serviced regularly with towels and bed linen. Beds ok but not like the ones at home, which we do not expect. Decor was ok, but I don t go away to scrutinise decor ... I m here to see Malta. Excellent air conditioning, which was so, needed. Showers, that was powerful and worked easily.
The staff were helpful when we had a couple of queries, friendly, chatty Maltese,
The food was good, enough choice to keep me from starvation for a week and varied, Lovely English breakfast and hot or cold for evening meal.
Plenty of sun beds and parasols.
The hotel is in a lovely location, and a short walk into the town of Mehilia, not miles away as some people comment. We are seniors and quite able to saunter down for a drink in the bars, or catch the bus up to the town on the hill. Buses, by the way 1.50 Euros to use all, day anywhere.

The not so good points which may I add did not spoil our holiday one bit on this fabulous island.
The party of schoolchildren, which made us, feel one day we were in a school camp when they invaded the dining room. This did annoy us.
The tea and coffee in our room that was deemed “complimentary “ and not refilled, I don’t get that!! But we have our own supply anyway.
No drinks included in the evening meal which I thought was real tight. They had to be purchased.
So if you are like us easy going, love Malta and the Maltese, this hotel is in a fab location. Its a bit shabby and tired in places , and underutilised, but the parts that were important to us were good. Four star?? Hell, I don t know, and don t really care.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We stayed here in July. Went with Thomson on a last minute deal. We couldn't decide whether to go all inclusive or half board. So if you are having the same dilemma this may help:
Cost of a litre of the wine you get with AI €5, yes €5 a litre and that is in the hotel restaurant.
A half decent bottle of wine in the hotel is €10, so very reasonable.
To eat out (once you have trekked up the hill to Mellieha) is very reasonable. We had a 3 course dinner with half a bottle of wine each cost €30 a head.
So AI, is only really worth it, if you plan to not leave the hotel at all for any meals and are sticking to the cheap wine. Otherwise, it may be better to go half board.
The rooms are nice and clean, with AC and a reasonable shower. The balcony has a great view of the bay (all rooms face the sea, superior rooms are upper floors to ensure a view).
There are two reasonable sized pools and absolutely beautiful gardens. The private beach, whilst pretty small, does provide a nice access to the sea without having to beat your way through the crowds down on the public beach.
The breakfast and dinner are very good for a mass catering buffet. Breakfast is everything you can think of, hot, cold, fruit, decent coffee. Dinner is lots of fresh salads, 3/4 choices of hot main course and fruit and puddings/ ice cream. So always something for everyone.
If you are thinking of going to the blue lagoon (which is very crowded, but very beautiful). Thomson sell you an all inclusive day out including drinks and food for €65. We went on this and it was a nice day, only problem was it left from Sliema, so one hour in a mini bus to get there and then one hour on the boat to get back to where you started. You can buy the same tour without the food and drink and 4 hours of wasted time for €12 down on the beach so worth thinking about.
Main issue we had with the hotel was the pool at the far end of the hotel is absolutely overrun with wasps. Hotel needs to address this, as I am sure the problem could be sorted out with a bit of thought (removing bins full of sticky wrappers etc.)
Lastly the Thomson rep recommended we went on day trips etc., avoiding the weekend as they would be very busy then. Well the trip we went on was absolutely full anyway, so no advantage in going midweek. The hotel sell day tickets to use the pools/loungers/beach/restaurant for lunch, so actually the only days you struggle to find a sunbed or place by the sea in the weekend as there is a mass influx of locals, so I would recommend going out Sat/Sun.
We had a really nice holiday here and the staff were very helpful and friendly. So all in all a thumbs up.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Good Food good service beautiful island great time. The gardens are peaceful to walk in and for the more adventurous water sports are available on site. The public beach with all amenities is a 5 min walk from the hotel and with gently sloping shore line is good for children.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Marty2234
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Me and my partner stayed one week all inclusive. Starting with the good- lovely views of sea, pretty gardens, clean comfortable room, whole hotel is clean, food- perfection.Now for the bad. Miles away from any life! NO entertainment!! Rip off to be honest- we are in our twenties, teamed up with an older couple (50+) and younger couples (17-20) and all of us were bored out of our brains going to bed by 10. Actually resulted in playing monopoly. If all u want to do is eat,sleep and sunbathe- this is for you. If u like music,shows etc like all other hotels everywhere have- give it a miss!! Overall- disappointing.

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Property: Mellieha Bay Hotel
Address: Ghadira, Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH 9065, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Mellieha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Mellieha
#6 Romantic Hotel in Mellieha
#7 Family Hotel in Mellieha
#7 Luxury Hotel in Mellieha
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Hotel Class:4 star — Mellieha Bay Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 313
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