Although we used "airmiles" to book this hotel, so therefore do not expect the best room in the establishment, we were very unimpressed with room 413. If you decide to book this hotel do not expect 4 Star type accommodation. I think based on our room it would be lucky to get any stars in the UK.
The room was more of a budget type hotel room. The air conditioning remote control did not work so you could either have the unit on very cold or off, oh and when it was on it leaked. All this could have been overlooked if the bathroom was not such a mess. I think this company must have shares in mastic as it seems to be everywhere in the bathroom. It was not possible to have a bath as the control to change the water from shower to bath had been jammed to only allow a shower, and it in any doubt whether a bath was possible, the bath plug was stuck into bath overflow with mastic to ensure you knew it was really only a shower. Add to this the awful damp smelling shower curtain and black mould around the taps and in the grouting, and quite frankly you never really felt clean.
A very large notice is displayed in reception stating that this was the "Howard Johnson property of the year 2000" and I would suggest that this may have been when the property was at its peak.
The location is fantastic, with very nice restaurants nearby, (did not use hotel restaurant) it is a shame that the hotel does not do justice to its site, very much a Fawlty Towers feel to it.
If ever there was a "beam my up Scotty" hotel this is it!
- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Hotel Mediterranea
- Howard Johnson Mediterranea Malta