Having just returned from Seabank at the weekend after a 2 week stay with my wife and 2 children we would say we had a great time. We had a family room which is a larger room with a dividing sliding door to separate into 2 bedrooms which we needed as our 2 kids are only 6 & 7 this meant we could stay up later without whispering until they went to sleep! Both bedrooms had a TV ceiling fan and air con. An ample sized safe which we could fit in all our valuables with ease, which included all the usuals, passports wallets, keys etc. but also 2 cameras, a camcorder, 4 tablet computers and my wife's jewellery. The bathroom was fitted in a very contemporary style, with 2 shower heads in the bath, one on a flexi hose which was good for showering the kids. Although we had an inland view we didn't hear the road noise as others had apparently suffered, just shut the double glazed doors and the heavy weight blackout curtain as well as the regular curtain. The lagoon pool was great at one end it starts as a shallow walk in until it reaches 1.2m which is the deepest it goes, so great for kids. I would like to pick up a couple of points from other reviewers the pool is cleaned daily, as an early riser I witnessed it first hand as I was out there enjoying a little peaceful time. Although the water was a little cloudy as Malta doesn't have fresh water it is probably sea water. Yes between 6 & 7:30 some of the poolside front row beds get reserved, so to say you have to be up that early to get a sunbed is exaggerated, to ensure a front row, maybe? But as there are 5 rows and over 650 beds it's not too much of a problem.
Of the 6 restaurants 5 you have to book in advance which are themed, Asian, Brazillian, Italian etc. our experience in the Italian was below what we expected with poor service, waiting ages for drinks and our table not being cleared of plates and glasses! The main restaurant, the "Coral" had plenty of choice at every meal time always several meat and fish dishes on offer vegetable dishes always a kids choice, nuggets, fish fingers, etc and always a couple of pastas with choice of sauces, as well as as a feature cook station dish this station doubled up as the omelette station at breakfast which were cooked to order in front of you. Breakfasts were my favourite as there was cooked "full English", cereals, fruits, yogurts, bread, toast, pastries and on alternate days pancakes. There was also a healthy counter which included diabetic products, our daughter can be quite particular and the chefs couldn't have been more helpful preparing something of her choosing! While there was a choice of red, white and Rose wine on tap in the restaurant it would have been nice to have a choice of more than just carlsberg! All the public areas were clean and bright, one reviewer said the public toilets were dirty, I nor my wife found that. The sports and animation team were enthusiastic and they were always running sports and activities during the day, they also were the evening entertainment in "the dome" which were song and dance routines, the comedy night was our favourite, maybe a hotel of this standard might get in professional act at least once a week? All of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful and displayed the hospitality Malta is famous for with almost every member of staff you came across wishing you a good morning or even a hello. A special mention to Sonia in the Coral restaurant who had lots of time for the kids as well as Stephen the executive chef and Klara and Linda from the sports and animation who the kids loved. We were regularly asked for feedback and constructive criticism I assume for the Management to continuously improve the hotel. The indoor pool was chilly and there was a very good sized soft play area within the La Vista restaurant but you could use it out of restaurant times a little respite from the scorching midday sunshine for our little ones. The restaurants had a dress code and it was policed discretely and well which kept up a civilised standard, no bare midriffs or tops at lunch and no beach or sports wear at dinner.
A few minor niggles but to be expected in such a busy resort catering for over 1000 guests at a time, you can't please all of the people all of the time!
Overall we had a great time and wouldn't hesitate to return in the future.
- 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