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Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Mellieha
Certificate of Excellence
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Our Fantastic Wedding”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Although my husband and I did not stay at the Radisson Blu, we had the amazing experience of holding our wedding there. Right from the get go, we were given an incredible experience. Our Co-Ordinator Abigail was there to meet us 2 days before the ceremony so that we could choose which terrace of the two available we would like to hold the ceremony. When we picked, we were told that it was a public terrace, and we may have members of the public around. This terrace happened to be the cheaper option of the two (completely free, in fact), and so we enquired about getting a floral archway put up. Within 10 minutes Abigail had got 2 quotes for us, and said that it wasn't a problem to do for us at only two days notice!!!!

On the day, she was there to greet us the moment we arrived. Abigail even managed to ensure that the flowers on the arch matched my bridal bouquet perfectly. We had no unexpected passers by, and the view was stunning. Once the ceremony was over and we went to have some pictures on the beach, Abigail took all the flowers from the arch and attached them to the rails by our table for our meal. She also had some massive plant pots put by the table and put us in the corner so that we had a more romantic and private evening.

When our meal arrived, we were treated to an Amouse Bouche, a beautiful 3 course meal, and even a little Bride and Groom sweet lolly treat. Additionally, we were given a plate of chocolates as a congratulations from the staff.

There was no part of our day that Abigail didn't think of, and she made it incredibly special for us. The location was beautiful, the staff were attentive and polite (even taking a photo for us when asked on the spot), and we were treated like royalty.

It was such an amazing experience that we are recommending this hotel as a wedding hotspot for our friends!

Thank you so much Abigail and co.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, responded to this review, 9 August 2013
Good Afternoon,

I would like to thank you for sharing your experience at The Golden Sands on Trip Advisor. We were all delighted to know that you had a wonderful experience with us and moreover I was pleased to know that Abigail was able to contribute to your day.

Thank you once again and I truly hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.

Kind Regards,

Karla
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Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

Had a great week here lovely room, pool, food and staff.
Could not fault a thing. Shall definitely be returning.
Out the way from the hussle and bussle but a bus stop right outside the hotel if thats what you like.
Nice walks to the next bay with breath taking views especially as the sun is setting over the sea.
This was a lovely romantic week away to remember.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Marsascala, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013

A fantastic holiday from start to finish. We are repeat guests and each time we visit there is something more and the service keeps getting better. Very clean all through, very helpful staff and delicious food in all outlets. Highly recommended

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

I think our review quite simply mirrors the reviews by most other visitors to this hotel. The staff were very well trained and very very accommodating. Special thanks to Dane in the Agliolio Restaurant and to Michael in the Mocha Bar. Some reviewers have commented on the location of this hotel but for us the Sea View, the beautifully managed public beach and Munchies Cafe/Restaurant more than made up for it. In our 7 days at the hotel, we managed to go touring and sight seeing on 6 of these days and we only used a taxi once. Malta's public transport system is amazing value for money and heck, you're on holiday so who's worried about not rushing around and being dictated to by schedules.
We ate at the hotel on 2 occasions, both at the Italian and the food and service was impeccable. On other occasions we ate at Munchies Restaurant where again the service and food were superb. I heartily recommend the Grilled Lamb Chops, marinated in herbs and wine and cooked perfectly pink (the way I asked for them). While at the Radisson, take a bus ride to Mgarr and eat at Il Barri, probably one of the best eating experiences I have had in the Med. A word of caution however, the portions are HUGE!!
On a fial note, we went on the promotional package and upgraded to a sea view room. The sales presentation wasn't hard core, just take my advice and make it clear that you aren't buying and don't engage in too much small talk at the beginning because this is their means of finding your "weak spot". Another great ploy, is when he says "any questions?" just say NO and that puts them off their stride and they don't know what to say.
Above all, a really fantastic holiday. We will return to Malta but next time probably on Gozo which we fell in love with. Any questions, just email me and I will be glad to respond.

Room Tip: This hotel is on the West coast of the island. Pay for a Sea View, you won't regret it, the suns...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Overall this is a lovely hotel...spacious and clean. The pool area is large so there are more quiet spots for those of you holidaying without children. There is no waiting for sun beds or anything like that as the area is well spread out.
The only negative is the lack of speed in any service and this is consistent across the hotel ( be it housekeeping, reception, room service , pool service or restaurants). Whilst nobody expects it to be fast paced on holiday, I did find myself having to chase room service twice ( took 40 mins just to get a pot of coffee in the morning), chasing drinks and food orders in the restaurants and poolside, waiting 30 mins for a cold sandwich etc- it is badged as a 5 star hotel therefore I do expect service to be 5 star regardless of location/ laid back slow culture.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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KarlaCasey, Personal Assistant to the COO at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
Good Afternoon,

We would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your experience following your stay in our hotel and were happy to learn that you found the hotel lovely, spacious and clean. We were sorry to learn, on the other hand, that your overall experience as a guest did not meet your expectations. As far as your remark for the lack of speed in the service overall, I would like to reassure you that your complaints about these matters has been brought to the attention of our responsible Managers for further actions and improvements.

We thank you once again for your feedback and hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you again to our premises in order for you to have a brand new experience.

Karla Casey
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

Top quality hotel, experienced high quality staff, varied family entertainment, selection of restaurants, three pools (with loungers and towels provided), private beach (again with beds and towels provided) beach sports, and bar/restaurant. Air-con in all rooms, which are cleaned every day, together with clean towels etc. A half-board option is available

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Salford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

There isn't enough space to describe the wonderful the staff and the beautiful hotel.The staff cannot do enough to help everyone, they are all so friendly and professional. The grounds and pools are so well cared for, food and drinks are truly amazing, they must employ some of the best chefs in Malta. You have to visit Philip for a cocktail demonstration, he has such a passion for his work and his cocktails are unbelievable! The pools,the private beach, free sun beds and parasols, free clean pool/ beach towels available every day, the indoor pool and gym, spa and hairdressers all are outstanding. Our rooms had a sea view that was breath taking but the country view is equally charming especially at sun set. The rooms are luxurious and the housekeeping team work so hard day and night to maintain the highest standards. Toiletries and tea and coffee provided every day. Henri the concierge greeted us with a glass of wine on arrival, what an amazing, charming gentleman !
Corinne was so nice to talk to and helped us book trips out around Malta, giving us lots of information.Our lovely friend Linda looked after us all week and we cannot thank her enough.
We are so lucky to have timeshare at the hotel and cannot wait to return every year. Do not be put off by the negative press some timeshare gets, this is the best, the team are so professional and love their work and it shows. Thank you all so much x

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KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, responded to this review, 25 July 2013
Good Afternoon,

Thank you for taking the time to write the review regarding your recent at the Radisson Golden Sands. I am delighted to read that your stay with us was a pleasant one. Our team, on a daily basis work’s hard to maintain the service level’s expected and we are very happy to hear that we have exceeded your expectations. Your kind comments about Philip, Henri and the other team members are much appreciated and have been shared with them and the rest of the team who are pleased to read that they were able to add value to your holiday.

We look forward to your next stay.

Kind Regards,

Karla
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Property: Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands
Address: Golden Bay, Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH 5510, Malta (Formerly Radisson SAS)
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Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Mellieha
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Mellieha
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Mellieha
#1 Business Hotel in Mellieha
#1 Family Hotel in Mellieha
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Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands 5*
Number of rooms: 329
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