August 10th – 17th 2012.
Well it was with great anticipation that we returned to our favourite hotel The Seabank in Mellieha for our third stay there as a family, the reason for our slight concerns was that the Seabank had expanded the hotel and added new wings plus it had gone fully inclusive where
in the past it had been only half board.
On our arrival we were met at the reception desk by our very good friend Marion Spiteri and her wonderful staff, check in was very fast and as promised when we booked we were given a room with sea view. The new lifts were fast and spacious.
When we entered our room which was in the new wing we were simply blown away by its size and quality and its furnishing and colour scheme, there were really comfortable beds for all three of us. It helped that the room was divided in half by a partition and sliding door which allowed our daughter her own space plus there were two TV’s in the room so there were no arguments over who watched what plus tea and coffee facilities and free Wifi . There was plenty of storage space with a large wardrobe and a large chest of drawers. The bathroom was spacious with bath/shower. The room and bathroom were very clean and well presented. A major plus included in the room was a mini fridge also a very modern safe. The balcony was very spacious with a table and chairs as well. The hotel housemaids did a very good daily job of cleaning our room and this included clean bedding and clean towels etc.
Food wise you had a choice Coral Restaurant ( the main dining room ) for breakfast,
lunch and evening meal and a superb choice of top class food was served. You then
also have a choice of these restaurants: The Pool Restaurant, The La Vista, The Jungle
then The Maya Beach Restaurant, The Mexi-co Restaurant and finally the L-Orjent
Restaurant, with these we found you had to book your tables in advance two days
before but there is no charge for that. Mostly we ate in the Coral but used La Vista
once which was very nice food wise and service wise. Sadly we were not impressed
with the L-Orjent the food was cold and there was not much choice either and one
of the staff was totally unhelpful but overall we could not fault the food or service
provided in the other places we did eat. The II-Punet Hotel Bar had a wonderful
array of cocktails and normal drinks to choose from with very helpful staff which
included Alina bless her who we have known since our first stay at the Seabank
and always has a pleasant smile and very helpful to us as a family. It was also nice
to see Alfred Bray again who seemed to be in at least two of the restaurants we used
and Alfred is always helpful, polite and courteous.
The hotel has loads to do inside it with lots of activities, and their very large clean
swimming pool was a joy to use in the heat during our stay also there are plenty of
sun loungers and sun umbrellas around the pool. In the foyer there are three desks
where you can book a cruise etc around the island, also a desk where you can book
sight seeing trips on open top buses finally the other desk is run by Drifter where
you can book taxis, car hire, excursions and airport transfers we have used them in
the past as they are better than the local bus service provided by ARRIVA buses but
sadly Drifter let us down big style on one occasion during our stay. We booked a
taxi with them to take us to the ferry terminal to go over to GOZO Island for the day
and as usual they were on time and we got there in plenty of time to catch the ferry
over, we had a wonderful day out but on our return it went oh so wrong for us, we
arrived back from GOZO on time and sadly waited nearly an hour to be picked up
to return to the hotel there was no sign of the Drifter Taxi and due to the heat we
gave up waiting and got a normal taxi back which cost us 15 Euro’s on top of what
we had already paid. Over the next two days I had dealings with the two Drifter reps
at the hotel who were very helpful in trying to find out what occurred and tried to get
us a refund as well, on the second day the rep was told that the driver was there and
we had gone and there would be no refund given to us sadly it made my wife and I
out as liars they way it was put to us both as the driver did not make an appearance
I also asked could I meet the driver face to face but nothing came of that request either
I wonder why but in future I will be very careful about using the company again.
Overall a great stay at the new Seabank Hotel Resort & Spa and a huge thank you
to all the staff we had dealings with including Stephen the Head Chef and finally
Pierre Ebejer for all his help he gave us with our booking from start to finish and
hopefully we will return again next year and stay with you again.
So Thank You Again Seabank
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in Mellieha Bay on the island of Malta* All Inclusive Resort* 30 m from the beach* 5-story building* 1 km from downtown Mellieha* 20 km from the airport, 30 m from a bus stop.---Seabank's new and stylish property offers countless ways to spend your days while on holiday in Malta. Overlooking Malta's largest sandy beach at Ghadira Bay excellent beach for family with children), the db Seabank Resort + Spa includes:(1) Modern accommodation, 492 spacious non-smoking and fully equipped rooms (free WIFI), (2) Six international restaurants, three bars serving unlimited beverages. (3) The db Seabank Resort + Spa incorporates a modern spa with fully equipped gym, heated indoor pool, mind & body healing courses, Jacuzzi, Turkish steam bath & sauna, (4) A spectacular array of day and evening activities for every age and interest and (5)Live evening entertainment At the back of the resort, Malta's largest Lagoon style outdoor pool overlooks serene Maltese scenery. Recreational activities such as beach volleyball, crazy golf, air rifle shooting, and beach soccer can be enjoyed at our newly built recreational area. The colourful Kids Club cannot be missed. Popeye Village is just minutes away from the resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Riu Seabank
- Riu Seabank Mellieha
- Seabank Hotel
- Db Seabank Resort + Spa Malta/Mellieha