Just back from 10 days in San Pawl. Anyone hesitating to go- don't pay attention to bad reviews! Unless you want a 5 star quality! It's a 3 star hotel, quite basic, don't expect plasma TV and stuff.. But it's absolutely ideal base, if you don't plan to spend a lot of time in the room. We were 2 adults and a 4 year old. Room was spacious enough for us with 3 single beds which we pushed together.
Rooms and towels were cleaned daily, we had a large terrace overlooking the pool, loads of space to dry towels, table and chairs to have some wine in the evening.
Pluses: clean and spacious accommodation; close to the promenade, where loads of cafes and restaurants are (3mins walk), buggiba artificial beach about 10mins walk, very small but quite nice; pool is large enough although shades around 5pm.
Transport is very cheap- €12 for a weeks bus ticket, travel as much as you like, we went numerous times to Melieha bay beach (20mins bus journey), buses are A/C so don't be put of by the journey time, beach is lovely and sea is very warm. trips to Valetta and Mdina are the must! About 40 and 20mins bus rides respectively.
Reception staff at the hotel are lovely and helpful, always eager to answer all queries.
Minus: very loud karaoke entertainment every evening. But I think rooms not overlooking the pool will be quite enough.
All in all, I recommend this hotel, excellent value for money, close to the sea, restaurants, busses and shops, friendly and efficient stuff, perfect base for exploring the island
Have to mention, not hotels problem, but Malta's itself - mosquitos! We were eaten alive!!! Also don't take the boat trip to Blue lagoon!! It looks nice on the brochures but its extremely overcrowded, you will feel like in the middle of middle eastern market! People sitting on top of each other, pushing each other with elbows trying to get in the sea, beach is extremely small the rest is just rocks! Impossible to sunbathe or swim, boats bring u there and leave for 4hr, as there is no space to sit down, never mind to lie down, you are pushed into paying for sun lodges and umbrella (€12). And still people are laying so close you are touching elbows. Crazy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The San Pawl Hotel situated to the north of the Island of Malta, located in the popular resort of St. Paul's Bay which is only a five minutes walk from many attractions offering a comfortable, friendly atmosphere catering for families, couples and single travellers Bugibba centre situated approximately 500 metres away offers shops, bars and restaurants. One can walk down from the hotel to the promenade which takes you along the coast of St. Paul's Bay, Bugibba and Qawra. Buses from just down the road will take you to any destination in Malta. Limestone rock beaches surround the coast of St. Paul's Bay where one can find water sports and many perfect spots for snorkeling or possibly take a diving or boat trips around the coast, or even charter a skippered yacht all for yourself. The Hotel is also situated only a stones throw from the characteristic fishing village of St. Paul's Bay, which still retains much of its character and charm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- San Pawl Hotel Malta
- Hotel San Pawl Malta
- San Pawl St Pauls Bay