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Solana Hotel
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Mellieha
Certificate of Excellence
Somerset, England
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“most friendly hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2011

Have never come across staff more friendly or helpful - nothing was too much trouble. Very comfortable accommodation and splendid meals. Excellent value for money. The only disadvantage was having to go down two floors, walk 100 yards and go up two floors to get to our room. The size of the room, the quality of its fittings, the balcony and view all made it worthwhile, though

Room Tip: A view towards the church and the sea is best
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

My Wife and I, along with my elderly Parents stayed for a week on Half Board Basis at the Solana Hotel in Mellieha last week. Our stay was excellent, the two rooms we had were of a high standard, cleaned daily with fresh towels and all the facilities you would expect in a modern Hotel. The food was fantastic, a good English Breakfast, with the chef cooking any style of egg you want from fried, scrambled, omlette etc. Evening meals we had a good selection of starters, main course meats and mixed vegtables. Ivan and Dorothy looked after us in the Restaurant, while Anne on Reception sorted any problems or queries we had. There was entertainment in the Hotel most evenings (Local Musician/s). All I can say is that this Hotel, was excellent value for money, and the Duty Manager Pierre was always polite and availalbe for any questions. Well done the Solana Hotel on making our stay in Malta a very Happy one, we will be back soon.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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carmarthen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

Our holiday - 14 nights was brilliant at the Solana. Lovely hotel and staff. Rooms spacious and the hotel was kept clean. We had a ne room at the back of the hotel. Noise does travel within the hotel but this did not ruin our time even with 2 young children 5 and 3.
The only negative, the hotel pools tend to be over chlorinated. The indoor pool was unbearable the chlorine burnt your eyes and made you cough, even when not even in the pool. The outdoor pool area is a little precarious for little children with there being so many steps and levels. However we found the sister hotel pool at the Pergola satisfied our needs. The beaches at Mellieha are beautiful. The Arriva buses on Malta are a disapointment.

Room Tip: Oh Yeah cruises found on Mellieha beach, excellent day trip to Comino and the Blue Lagoon. Amazing...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Glasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2011

Every has different standards for what a hotel should be and offer but for me this place is very good. We stayed in the sister hotel about 4-5 years ago( pergola I think) but this is much better as it is a lot more accessible to the main st and u don't have to scale they horrible stairs!!!. Recomended

  • Stayed June 2011
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2011

I stayed here in 2007 and had a fab holiday,although it was high season but I am returning next friday to do a bit of walking on the beautiful island. I am looking forward to the friendly welcome and hope we get a good room as we have not booked directly.I will update status on return.

Room Tip: ask for a suite at the back of the hotel,the road is at the front
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Island of Malta, Malta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2011

Just came back from a weekend break at the Solana Hotel. After staying in many hotels in Malta, I must say that I was disappointed.

We booked through otel.com a junior suite, they assigned us room 1314. Unfortunately it was a front room on the first floor.

The Room
The room was large but with very dated furniture everywhere with scratches and dents (including what seemed a historic chewing gum which housekeeping never managed to remove.) The bathroom door could not fully open cause of the heating rail, but overall very decent bathroom. Also I couldn’t understand how each time we used the bath water leaked out to the main room, seemed like there was a leak.
Also how the hotel called this room a SUITE is beyond me, clearly they have no idea what a suite is! it seems very mediocre and the room seemed just slightly larger room than a standard room.

Internet

From the room, no WIFI could be found, except that of the restaurant across the road. ;)

Cleanliness
The room was cleaned very well by housekeeping, so no bad points there.

Noise
My gosh! the noise is terrible if you keep the balcony door open, and we had no other choice, as the AC was switched off for some reason. (Probably to save on consumption). During night time, even though traffic subsided substantially however in the early hours in the morning the noise starts to return, waking you up at 8am, which is not something you want to do when on Holiday.

Also you could clearly hear the TV of next room. I could also decipher the TV station they we’re watching!! Must have really thin walls.

Food
We were on a Room only basis so cant comment on the food.

Indoor Pool
The indoor pool was nicely decorated, however the water had a exaggerated amount of chlorine, that we just could not stand staying more than 10minutes as my eyes immediately started to burn (eyes kept closed underwater the whole time). So was definitely not impressed by the pool.

Value for Money
Its known that this hotel is on the cheaper scale of four star hotels, so in terms of value for money it is cheap but the standard is a bit low, if you can live with an okish room which is clean, than this is the hotel for you.

Recommend it to a friend?
No, I would suggest going to Maritim instead, which is close by and usually just slightly more expensive than Solana, but worth the extra money.

Room Tip: Please ask Reception for a room at the BACK of the building to avoid the noise from the traffic. Als...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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SolanaHotel, General Manager at Solana Hotel, responded to this review, 21 October 2011
Dear Guest,

We are very disappointed to hear that your recent experience at the Solana Hotel & Spa was not a positive one.

Our team strives very hard to offer our guests a rewarding stay and we regret that we did not meet your expectations. Please rest assured that we have investigated the various situations mentioned and relevant actions were taken, where necessary. It is worth noting that the Solana Hotel & Spa offers a Free Wi-Fi Hotspot within the public areas and this is available 24-hours a day.

While thanking you for your time, please do not hesitate to contact us directly should you wish to discuss your experience in more detail.

Best regards,

Elaine Cutajar Debono
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2011

This hotel I can not fault one bit. It is classed a 34 star but would rate it a 3 star but with 5 star service. The rooms were clean and all communal areas Used the gym and indoor pool. Gym facilities were not too bad really and caould manage quite a good upper body work out. The food was good, and i suffer with wheat intollerance ad my gluten free bread and cearels were well catered for. The staff made sure of this. Amanda the manager was so nice.
We are a gay couple in our 40's and we would recommend this hotel as it is gay friendly. We look firward to returning soon.
Mellieha is a quiet resort but the buses run all night to take you out down to the main areas for a night out.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Solana Hotel

Property: Solana Hotel
Address: Gorg Borg Olivier St, Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH06, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Mellieha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Mellieha
#3 Family Hotel in Mellieha
#3 Spa Hotel in Mellieha
#3 Romantic Hotel in Mellieha
#3 Luxury Hotel in Mellieha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Solana Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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