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Solana Hotel
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Mellieha
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A apartment would be a better choice”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Clean hotel and friendly staff. Swimming pool too small. Beds uncomfortable, its like sleeping on a camping bed. Mattress about a inch thick so bad back most days. No draught beer in bar only cans from a fridge. Pool and hotel overcharge for drinks most cheaper in bars and restaurants. Also reception area always packed with people its because the free wifi. But don't bother as its not fibre optic infact a pigeon would be faster. Overall would never stay here again. Save yourself time and look for a apartment, much better value for money and a comfortably bed. Good points, location great don't bother with all the bus tours they would like you to buy as the buses in Malta is euro 1.50 all day everywhere over the island as many times as you want.

Room Tip: chose a apartment near Mellieha bay don't bother staying here.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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SolanaHotel, Manager at Solana Hotel, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for having chosen the Solana Hotel & Spa for your accommodation on the Maltese Islands, and for taking the time to share your valuable opinion with us.

We take our Guests' comfort very seriously, thus please rest assured that comments concerning the standard of the bedding, will be investigated. We, however, are very sorry to learn of your discomfort only now; we would in fact, have been very happy to meet any requests in providing you with an alternative bed mattress, during the duration of your stay.

We are very sorry that you would never consider staying with us again; should you decide otherwise in the future, please do get back to us directly where we will do our very utmost in ensuring that your overall experience, not only meets but exceeds your expectations.

Yours always,

Anne Grima
Solana Hotel & Spa
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Island of Gozo, Malta
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

This is my 4th visit to the Solana and as ever my stay was great,the staff as usual could not be faulted.The manager Pierre was most helpful when I needed an extra day at short notice.All in all another enjoyable experience,and of course I shall be going back again.

  • Stayed July 2014
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2 Thank timrosemary
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SolanaHotel, Manager at Solana Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Please accept our sincerest appreciation for this wonderful feedback, recounting your stay with us at the Solana Hotel & Spa.

Our Team, especially Pierre, really appreciates this glowing validation of their efforts, in constantly aiming that our esteemed Guests have the best possible holiday experience.

We are very happy to have contributed in such a positive way to your fourth vacation with us, and we hope to be part of many, many more holidays to come!

Warm regards,

Anne Grima
Solana Hotel & Spa
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Earley Reading
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Just returned. Fantastic hotel! Recommend b&b as great choice of food and really nice atmosphere. Charlotte especially welcoming as we're receptionists. Sorted anything we asked for immediately. Really nice cafe/ bar. With air con and sofas. Didn't use restaurant but looked great. Roof top pool perfect for adults and also kids as 1.4m at deepest and very clean. Lots of sun loungers and great bar by pool. Room fine - we had studio with curtain separating us from kids. Small balcony, great air con! Views not great but quieter at back of hotel and great views from pool on roof anyway. Busy main road at front of hotel with lots of buses but it's in a town and it's great to walk out to catch bus to beach. Quiet by about 11 pm anyway. Bus tkts are valid whole day or a week and you can travel all over Island and tickets are very cheap. Drivers bit wild and buses packed,but it's an experience. Beach lovely and sea shallow. Didn't see any jellyfish but there are some apparently. Loads of nice restaurants along street and some at sea front. Recommend visit to Gozo as ferry easy to get from here. Avoid Comino as small beach area packed with day trippers like penguins on an outcrop and it spoils blue lagoon experience, unless you get boat you can swim from.Thanks you Solana, we loved the hotel! Family of fours itch teenager!!

Room Tip: Rooms at back quieter but view not brilliant!
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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SolanaHotel, Manager at Solana Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear Guest,

We truly are overwhelmed by your fantastic review!

We continuously strive very hard but when we receive such rewarding feedback, each and everyone aims even higher in constantly enhancing our level of hospitality service.

Looking forward to having you and your family back on board, anytime soon!

Grazzi hafna!

Anne Grima
Solana Hotel & Spa
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

I have just spent a week here 25th July-1st August and had a great time.
We had a room with a balcony facing the front. Although it was noisy during the day the night times were quite quiet. The rooms were well maintained and comfortable.
The food was great, we went half board and we were full at the end of each meal. Pork is a popular dish as it is served every night (but is always cooked to perfection) and the staff in the Bellini restaraunt are great. One of the chefs, Shaka I think, was always really happy and made us feel really welcome.
Cafe Puccini was also really great, reasonably priced food and lovely staff. Especially Zsilvia who was always pleased to see us and was very accomodating.
The receptionists were always really helpful aswell.
The hotel is situated in the perfect position and is in easy reach to the shops and bars and restaraunts, there was more to do here than down at the beach. Also, the rooftop pool was brilliant as it had a lovely breeze and a little bar.
I could go on about this hotel and could not fault it in anyway and hope to return again in the future.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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SolanaHotel, Manager at Solana Hotel, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Dear Guest,

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed such a fantastic time with us at the Solana Hotel & Spa and we appreciate your recommendation and favorable feedback on TripAdvisor.

While thanking you for having chosen our Hotel in the first place, our Team very much hopes to have the pleasure in welcoming you back to us, sometime very soon.

Grazzi hafna!

Anne Grima
Solana Hotel & Spa
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Stayed here for one week half board cannot fault the staff and food was plentiful and a good choice something for everyone. Easy to get about bus stop right outside 1.50 euro gets you about the island all day. Would defiantly recommend and look forward to trip back. Did upgrade room for balcony believe there are budget rooms with no windows.

  • Stayed July 2014
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5 Thank Baggienessa
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SolanaHotel, Manager at Solana Hotel, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Dear Guest,

We greatly appreciate the time and effort you spent to share your feedback on TripAdvisor, following your recent holiday experience at the Solana Hotel & Spa.

It is indeed a pleasure to read your positive impressions of our Hotel! We certainly hope you will get the chance to return to the Maltese Islands and the Solana Hotel & Spa in the near future.

Yours always,

Anne Grima
Solana Hotel & Spa
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Rabat, Malta
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

I planned to go for a meal with friends,and we decided to spend the whole weekend. And it was really worth it! The rooms were so clean,and the food was great. The staff were very friendly. For the price we paid,we considered it a real bargain!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank sunflower886
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SolanaHotel, Manager at Solana Hotel, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Dear Guest,

We are very happy to read that you and your friends decided to extend your meal into a lovely Weekend Break with us at the Solana Hotel & Spa; thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor!

While extending to you our sincerest appreciation for having chosen us in the first place, we very much hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our Hotel sometime in the near future.

Warm regards,

Anne Grima
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

We've just returned from a weeks stay. When we checked in there were no issues, we'd upgrade to a 1 bed apartment which I'm pleased we did. On entering our rooms they were very clean and spacious. The kids had their own bathroom as did we, our room had the cupboard kitchen and the smallest balcony I've seen.

We stayed half board as from our last years holiday found out how expensive it is to eat out for 4. The food was ok, wasn't excellent, but not awful. Breakfast was our favourite. We did eat out on our last night at Ta Peter across the road and that was very nice. It cost for 4 with no starters, 2 desserts and steak for hubby €80 rounding up. If staying at the hotel self carrying you can pay day by day to eat at the Bellini restaurant. I had asked if we could eat at Tosca restaurant but was told we'd have to pay for an entire meal, so we didn't.

The pool area was really good confident in its on the roof. The pool itself was not the biggest but in the heat it was a relief. The kids enjoyed it, we managed to get sunbeds at 3 in the afternoon, so no issues there. The bar food and drink is a bit on the steep side, but you can always go to the shop across the road for drinks and snacks.

As per a previous review the gym was not much to write home about. I had chosen this hotel because of the gym as my hubby likes all that. He got on the cross trainer and managed to get it off the runners, but who gies on holiday to go to the gym?

All in all my family and I had a relaxed holiday. We would go back to malta, but a different resort.

The buses are a law unto themselves. You wait ages for one, then 3-4 turn up in quick succession, but for €6 unlimited daily ticket got 4 you can't go wrong. We were lucky in that we didn't have to wait too long.

  • Stayed July 2014
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2 Thank Alirich11
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SolanaHotel, Manager at Solana Hotel, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Dear Guest,

It’s a pleasure to read that you and your family had a relaxing holiday with us and we appreciate the valuable feedback, on TripAdvisor.

While thanking you for having chosen the Solana Hotel & Spa in the first place, we remain

Yours sincerely,

Anne Grima
Solana Hotel & Spa
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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 Romantic Hotel in Mellieha
#3 Luxury Hotel in Mellieha
#3 Spa Hotel in Mellieha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Solana Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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