Just returned from 10 day holiday to the Seabank. There had been a couple of changes since last year and the indoor pool was closed for refurbishment but on the whole it was just as great as last year! The staff are amazingly friendly and help is at hand 24hrs. Our room this time overlooked the busy road and the noise was a problem, however I was told by reception when I asked to be moved that all the family rooms face the road?? This I think does need addressing.
As usual the hotel was spotless and we never had trouble with getting a sun bed despite it being much busier than last year. However, if I had a gripe it would be NOT to let day visitors in and no kids parties to be held there. This just made the hotel even more busy than it needed to be.
I do agree with other posts made about the use of swim "nappies" being used. This should be mandatory. We had the pool closed twice on one day due to "floaters" in the pool, although it was only for an hour or two it left me feeling, do I actually want to go back in? Although, I did witness a boy of about 10 yrs messing himself?? In the pool and again it had to be closed whilst it was cleaned up. This I believe was unacceptable behaviour and I actually think the family should have been made to clean it up!!
Overall though the holiday was another great success with our two grandchildren age 4 & 6.
The kids club team work effortlessly to keep them entertained and Belinda needs a medal for her enthusiasm and determination to keep all the kids active and happy. The mini disco was another great success too.
The restaurants did not fail at all in the selection there was to eat at every meal time, the coral restaurant is the main one where every meal can be taken if you wish, this year they even had a vegetarian table laid up,plenty to entice any fussy eater I'm sure?
The Laguna, Orient, & Brazillian restaurants are all available as many times as you wish to book. This is not difficult and we actually ate at the Orient Asian restaurant 3 times during our stay, our favourite obviously! The Brazillian one for us was probably our least favourite, only because we like to eat all our meat with our vegetables at the same time, and we found it a little annoying that you had to wait each time for a different type of meat, sometimes by then we were then fed up of waiting. Plus the portions were not too big. Needless to say we only went there once! We didn't try the Italian as we experienced a bad vibe last year so didn't want to repeat it, plus there was a good selection of Italian cuisine in the coral most evenings.
Only one small point about the coral is the ice cream was soon very soft and at some point it was actually melted before I returned to my table!
The only sandy beach in Malta is right opposite the hotel and has a very gentle sloping beach which is ideal for the kids, they thoroughly enjoyed making sand castles and it was safe for them to paddle in the sea, although on the day before we left I found a cigar jellyfish in the sea! The children were eager to see it and learn about it but that's the first time I'd seen one here! There is a lifeguard on duty and a shop or 2 to buy beach necessities also a beach bar where you could get a light lunch or an ice cream.
The clientele of course does either make or break a holiday but generally it is mostly British there, although this year we did notice a larger volume of French, Czech and Scandinavian. We didn't notice any uncontrollable kids running around at night.
In general this is still the best All inclusive we have visited around the world and we would still return again, shame though it can't be a bit cheaper!
I would like to visit outside school holiday time to see if it still remained up beat?
- 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