I have had a good think about my review as my comments do not seemed to mirror most of the other contributors. I don't think I am unique in my perspective, and have decided to just tell it how I saw it and this might help others to decide.
We have not been on a hotel holiday fora few years, previously using private villas, houses, self catering farmhouses etc. We needed a holiday where we could really have some r & r so i looked to find a 4 star hotel, all inclusive with a kids club, and the Seabank absolutely fitted the bill. We have a five year old daughter and were looking forward to some sun lounger time whilst she played at kids club.
What we hadn't given any thought, was the size of the hotel and the corresponding quantity of guests. It is vvvv busy. Reception and bar area heaving sometimes. We had to queue regularly to go into dinner, the volume of noise in the public areas almost had us speaking loudly to continue conversations. After Day 2 we were so disappointed.
We acclimatised though, and found a lovely area in the pool area that we had to ourselves. We went to Breakfast early so that we avoided the throng of people desperate for coffee, fruit juice and a fry up.
We liked the Italian restaurant, but to say there is a separate jungle restaurant for the children is misleading. Its in the same please, just half of it is decorated differently AND it has a soft play are that your children enter at their peril as it is not supervised and the big kids can wreck havoc.
The rooms are lovely and so good when sharing with small children. They were spotless and we loved our beds, really good quality. Showers were fab, I can't fault the rooms.
On about 4 nights out of 7, there was a function in the pool area with loud music! Not really what you want to hear on your way to bed.
I reckon that if you are travelling with a group, this hotel is perfect. In fact, 20 years ago, I would have loved it too. The pina coladas on tap, the pool games and dance music shared via a sound system across the pool area, the bar atmosphere with evening entertainment on a stage.
But, if you are more like us now, where high quality, calm environment, fine dining, and a relaxed atmosphere are the sort of things you want from you holiday, as well as a kids club then go to the Kempinski on Gozo. I think its the old saying, you get what you pay for.
- 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