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db Seabank Resort + Spa
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Mellieha
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4 reviews
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“Excellent value and Service”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

This was our first trip to Malta and a birthday present for my wife. It was also my first fully "packaged" holiday having always been a fully committed independent traveller.
All my apprehensions were fully dispatched by the Seabank hotel and Spa. It was comfortable spacious perfectly located for a good holiday in the sun and by the sea. The all inclusive deal was well worth it as it meant a good degree of freedom to explore the fascinating archipelago. The food was good considering the fact of needing to cater for the masses, don't expect Cordon Bleu but it is good, honest and plentiful as are the cocktails for those of us who have seen the wrong side of 18.
All in all we will be back again and would wholeheartedly recommend this resort.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We have just got back from 2 weeks here and what an amazing holiday we have had!!!!

Everything was so smooth from checking in to checking out, all of the staff are wonderful, friendly and helpful.

The rooms were spacious and always cleaned to a good standard, we had a pool view and some reviews state it can be loud on an evening with the entertainment but that is not the case at all.. There is no need for balcony doors to be open as the air con and fan works wonderfully well.

The resort it's self is great, the pool and other activities were brill. The animation team worked so hard and always had a smile of their face, they really made our holiday! The shows on an evening were fun and although some were slightly cheesy they always worked so hard and put on a show. They were all talented but Stephanie - what amazing dancer!

The kids club was also amazing they always had things going on for the kids and before coming I was sceptical about leaving my daughter in others care abroad as we hadn't done this before but they are all so professional and make you feel so relaxed, my daughter loved going for tea with the kids club and loved the arts and crafts every morning. All the staff were great but a special mention to Belinda who was absolutely great, she worked so hard and was wonderful with all the kids, a very talented woman.

The food - wow! Absolutely amazing, having only stayed all inclusive once before coming to seabank I wasn't expecting much, but I was so impressed!! We enjoyed every single meal and even though we stayed there 2 weeks we never got bored - we ate in the Brazilian Italian and oriental and all were superb!!!! The fact you can literally eat from 7-10pm every day was great as you didn't have to plan your day around food. The drinks were also great, good long cocktail list and the bar staff would make you what ever you liked. If you want your drinks stronger just ask, they were always happy to help and so friendly.

The location was great. The beach was just across the road and it was lovely, we got the bus to the aquarium and also into paceville I think it's called? Both times the bus were on time for 1.50 euro for a day ticket the island is your oyster! We also went to the blue lagoon which was over crowded and very expensive at 14 euros for 2 small little chairs and an umbrella, however I am glad we went as the views were breathtaking. It's worth a visit but don't expect to stay there long as you will probably get sick of the crowds.

We haven't stayed in Malta before but I have totally fallen in love with the island... Seabank you made our holiday one to remember forever, thank you and WE WILL BE BACK!!

Stayed July 2014
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Mosta, Malta
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

What can I say, quite a relaxing and enjoyable experience. It was our first time at the Seabank Hotel and I was impressed, even with the little things:
- All cleaners smile and acknowledge you
- The Spa team was very friendly and Charlotte even sang Happy Birthday to me :)
- Waiters are very attentive and even brought us a bowl with water and lemon when they saw us eating shrimps
- Very large rooms with modern styles
- Food delicious
- Relaxing and fun pool area

Well I definitely recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Antrim, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Stayed at the Seabank first week in July, all in all it was a good experience. The rooms are spacious, modern and well cleaned. The service was excellent and the evening showing very entertaining, really love the 3 male dancers, first class. My only real gripe was the food, it was plentiful and varied but sometimes undercooked and some of the ingredients were of poor quality. The sausages at breakfast were under cooked 3 days on the trot, I thought someone may have noticed everyone avoiding them. At the themed cooking station one night there was salmon in a lemon sauce, I was really looking forward to eating it but when I put my knife into it, it was still raw in the middle. My kids got the chicken nuggets and both were horrified when they cut them, they were grey in the middle...... very poor quality. Also one night was an Aussie themed night with stir fried kangaroo, needless to say, no queue at that.The desserts were amazing in particular the chocolate cake and the Ricotta and pear flan. Overall a good experience and would recommend the hotel but a little more care needed with the food.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

After reading reviews stayed here for 40th anniversary. We can honestly say it was a great stay,Reception on arrival was very polite and quick. ROOM spotless with lots of space for clothing bathroom had large bath and shower and as bedroom modern very large comfortable bed one of the best we have had. FOOD We were expecting good and it was in our opinion better, my wife is veggie and never once said she found it hard to find plenty to eat at any time of the day As a meat eater we went to the Brazilian one night and the girl making the booking marked her down as veggie chef had made her a very nice veg meal, what a star. There was always a good selection of well cooked and varied dishes. Chefs and greeting staff were always there and asking if food etc.was good and genuinly wanted to know.
Thanks to all in restaurants for a very good stay. Chris, manager. Michael,and Conrad restaurant front desk for making anniversary and info of area better.Conrad and Darren (waiter) for going the extra mile.For any management reading this say (egg cups) to them. STAFF all the staff bar non at this hotel are a credit to it. will we come again ABSOLUTELY

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dover, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile


We travelled as a family of four (with two teenage daughters) and spent a week at the beginning of July at the Seabank Resort. We arrived at about 11.00 hours and were met by friendly and helpful front desk staff; we were quickly dealt with and taken to our room. Our family room was lovely, clean, bright, with lots of storage space and it was cleaned daily to a high standard. Corridors and carpets in general areas were rather tired and stained, however all other areas were clean and well kept.
The "Coral Restaurant" provided a host of hot and cold food options, the quality and variety were good and what you would expect of a four star hotel. Breakfast choice was particularly good with continental and full English options available. Desserts were delightful with a variety of cheese and biscuits as an alternative. Beer, wine and soft drinks were "self-service on tap" and were a reasonable quality. There were occasions when the restaurant was very busy and staff overworked, but we did not have a problem with finding our own cutlery etc. We tried the Mediterranean, Brazilian, Asian and Italian restaurants and enjoyed them all (particularly Brazilian and Asian). All restaurants were buffet style so again not that relaxed. Bar staff were friendly, speedy and competent, preparing a variety of very good cocktails!
Pool areas are spacious, there is an adult only pool which we found very relaxing. There was an abundance of sunbeds and shaded areas available throughout the day so no need to reserve beds! The small sandy beach across the road was busy and crowded, but was nice and would make a change from the pool.
The only negative that we found was the entertainment. There looked to be a lot of facilities and planned activities for children but very little for teenagers. We have been on many holidays of this type and our daughters have always thoroughly enjoyed joining in and making friends, however we were not engaged in any form of conversation with any of the entertainment team throughout our stay and therefore the "fun element" of the holiday for the girls was for them sadly limited. We also found the evening entertainment disappointing; it was generally provided by the in-house entertainment team who were hard working but not very talented. We felt overall there was a lack of quality entertainment and atmosphere in the evening which left us rather flat.
Overall we really enjoyed the week and had a very nice break at what is a lovely hotel filled with hardworking and friendly staff.

Stayed July 2014
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We stayed here for a week, and it was our first trip to Malta. If you're mainly visiting Malta for the sunbathing, sea, and a nice resort, this is a decent choice.
The hotel seems more aimed at families and as such there are loads of kids running about and having fun/going mental. If you're wanting total peace and quiet I'm not sure this is the place! (They were not badly behaved or anything, just having fun and kids don't tend to do that quietly!)
There is an adults only pool and terrace with plenty of sunbeds and it's own bar which is a bit more relaxing.
Our room was spotless, comfortable and a decent size, with air conditioning. There is a free safe in the room which is handy.
The food was plentiful and something is available pretty much all day, but we found it mostly not great. There is a lot of choice but not great quality to be honest. The main restaurant is a bit chaotic at peak times but pretty well organised most of the time and you can always get a table. We found the breakfast to be nice if you had it from the main bit (7am-10am I think), but if you have the later breakfast from the 'laguna' restaurant, it was all cold and stodgy. I don't know if we were just unlucky.
There are a few 'speciality' restaurants which you have to book, we tried the Brazilian, Italian, and the Barbeque. These are all also buffet restaurants, so don't expect a proper restaurant experience! In our experience, the Brazilian was ok (its worth going for the way they serve the meats - something a bit different), the barbeque was really nice - defo worth doing, but the Italian was fairly pants. <Just to note, an earlier review said the BBQ was all seafood. It wasn't when we went, so that must be the luck of the draw>

There is a good choice of cocktails and other drinks from all the bars. Service was excellent all week, and every member of staff we met throughout the resort was friendly and cheerful.

The brochures all boast about Mellieha's amazing beach, and whilst it is directly opposite the hotel, it is small and gets very crowded. It is a pretty view across the bay though.

If you're wanting to spend more time sightseeing than sunbathing, I'd probably suggest staying elsewhere on the island. It's located really close to the ferry for Gozo, but it's an hour plus bus-ride to get to most of the interesting places, so staying somewhere like Sliema would probably be more convenient. To be fair there are lots of regular buses from right outside the hotel, but it's not the most pleasant journey!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: db Seabank Resort + Spa
Address: Marfa Road | Mellieha Bay, Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH 9064, Malta (Formerly Seabank All Inclusive Resort & Spa)
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Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Mellieha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Mellieha
#2 Family Hotel in Mellieha
#2 Romantic Hotel in Mellieha
#2 Spa Hotel in Mellieha
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Mellieha
#3 Business Hotel in Mellieha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — db Seabank Resort + Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 492
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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