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Canifor Court Hotel Apartments
Ranked #13 of 14 Hotels in St. Paul's Bay
Reviewed 2 November 2011

We stayed here for 8 nights in October with our grandson. We had booked for the Cardor Appts, where we have stayed before, but taken across to the Canifor Court. Once in the room we were quite happy to be there (Also we did not have to put up with the noisy lift of the Cardor,which goes ping ping at every stop 24 hours a day).
The view from the balcony was along the main street in one direction and the sea in the other, perfect, with plenty to look at and chill. The back balcony was mainly for your washing to dry, with not such a good view. Maid service was everyday and the rooms were kept nice and clean. We did have a problem one evening with a cockroach in the bath but were given a spray to use from the Canifor reception which took care of the problem straight away.
Beds were comfy and clean(never done so much sleeping on holiday) although all 3 beds were in the same room (which was'nt really a problem) if wanted could have moved one into living room. Plenty of space to do so....only downside to this appartment was the lift, which was the size of a broom cupboard, and would often stop between floors. My husband got stuck in it once and my grandson three times, but if you were patient it would start again. Best to use the stairs.
Would book here again, for the money we paid it was very good.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

Please these apartments are no good for a family very dirty,cockroaches in bathroom and main living area never 4*.
We booked the 4* apartment all inclusive for four we got three beds and a bit of hard board for the 4th.
The beding was dirty and the curtains had blood and excreement on them.
We had no water pressure to run a bath and the shower did not work.
The out side table only had three legs.
After complaining to the Hotel we where offered two rooms in the hotel if we paid an extra £160 we paid £120 extra for four days to get out the apartments.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank gary l
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Reviewed 8 September 2011

I am back from Malta after two weeks stay in Canifor Court apartments. Service was excellent, apartment was cleaned daily and sheets changed 4 times in our two weeks stay and if you needed anything else staff were more than happy to help. We were self catering and apartment had everything family would need. Last week we opted to eat in the Hotel restaurant and food was excellent. Dining room could of been bigger but apart from that there is no other complaint from us. It is very good value for money and nice place for a holiday.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank D P
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Reviewed 24 August 2011

I love Malta and go many times but honestly I am not fussy but NEVER STAY HERE!!!! When we arrived the appartment was not "cleaned" or "ready" booked to stay in the Self Catering appartments as find t easy with kids. Had to wait 3 hours for the appartment to be ready. Had a look around the pool area as my son just wanted to go in the pool as most 11 year olds do, oh my god i got a paddling pool bigger than the pool!!!!! All the sun loungers were mouldy, there was rubbish all over the "pool Area".
When got key to the appartment, the door was like a prison door, walked in the sofa was ripped, the furniture throughout the appartment was chipped and dirty... All the glasses and plates etc were chipped and dirty. The cooker, well if that what you could call it was mouldy. The fridge was dirty and mouldy. There was marks all over the walls and all the curtains were dirty and hanging off. The bedroom area was dirty, blood on the 1 set of drawers, Fag burns in 2 out of the 3 beds bedding!!!! Ceiling fan was showing all wires and was very noisy and looked like going to fall of when turned it on. There was damp and mould all over the walls. The radiator or whatever it was that was in the bedroom was dirty and rusty... thebathroom well toilet hadnt been cleaned, mould on all the bath tiles and shower curtain. dirty bath. The balcony was dangerous all all dug up..oh the list is endless....please look at my photos.
Went straight to reception who were the most ignorant people i have ever met in Malta (never found people n Malta anything but helpful before) tried to explain that t was not acceptable, eventually got showed another appatment which was over a main road but was just as bad and also had more mould and damp than the first one. Contact the rep in malta who was too busy!!!!!!! Tryed to speak to the manager, what a waiste of time, the receptionist just informed me that "I get what I pay for" I could of hit her, no one in their rite mind would pay for that. Then the only person available to speak to us was the "Beverage Manager" and he accused us of dirtying the appartment ourselves.
Trying to get moved was proving a nitemare, contacted "SUNSAVE" who i booked with who were passing me from one department to another and told me they would get back to me that day, never did then when rang back for the 4th time they had shut..... Had to sleep in the appartment that nite but stayed out late and up early didnt unpack... Next day SUNSAVE said they had no other places to move us, but when i rang a different department and acted as if i wanted to book a hotel wow they had hotels. basicaly in the end I had paid "Sunsave" for my holiday to CANIFOR and cause they wouldnt move me I had to pay "SUNSAVE" again to go to another hotel. So ended up a very expensive holiday. We moved to Seashells @ Suncrest and what a lovely hotel (4star like the Canifor)
When speaking to other guests at the CANIFOR i couldnt believe the storys....1 couples bed was being held up with boxes!!!! The staff were know for stealing, one couple had all there electrical equipment stollen out of ther room. Someone else had their safe stolen off the wall!!!!
This hotel should be closed down, the first 2 days of our family holiday was ruined.
The second day when i went to get my cases out of the appartment the housekeeper had been in to make the beds but did not clean anywere that i complained about, unbelievable.
I have stayed in 2 star accomodation before now and have never ever seen anything as bad as this...... I love Malta and have stayed in many places but I do warn you if you stay there espeally if you never been to Malta before it will put you off and that is a shame. Please dont read this and think that i am just a fussy guest as i am not but do expect clean and helpful staff and the CANIFOR is not clean and the staff are the rudest I have ever met.

Room Tip: do not stay here, rooms are not even acceptable to house my dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank nikiuns
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

I have just returned from a week "all inclusive" at the canifor hotel and it was awful.
The food was terrible no choice what so ever it was like eating at a school canteen, the wine was like drinking lighter fluid and the entertainment was non excistent. Tthe bar staff were pleasant enough but the restaurant and cleaning staff were awful, we had a knock on our door at 8 every morning for cleaning (EVEN WITH DO NOT DISTUB ON) and when we said not yet were told do it yourself!! The beds were made everyday and we were given some different crusty towels everyday,however the room was never swept or mopped and the same blob of toothpaste stayed in the sink all week!Tthe maids started the cleaning at 7.30 daily and sang with the radio on loud up and down the corridor, it wasn't a very restful holiday! If like us your reading this and our confused by the differering opinions, and think maybe we were just fussy and over reacting dont be this hotel is 2* maximum, we paid an all inclusive price and ate in the hotel 3 times! if you are looking for somewhere nice to go in buggibba all the restaurants attched to the dolmen hotel are lovely and there is a wonderful restaurant called smaltz opposite dianas bar whose breakfast is also good value for money. two give this hotel 4* is ridiculous!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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4  Thank HOLLIE C
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Reviewed 8 May 2011

we arrived at the hotel with much trepidation after reading some of the reviews. well we can only say that the reviews are badly reported. this hotel was clean, well kept and the staff very friendly and helpful. the food was excellent with a great choice. buffet was by menu, although not totally throughout the day and evening. cooked whilst you waited and to a good standard. we found the apartment spacious, clean, well looked after by the maid. beds changed every other day and clean towels every day. the swimming pool was a bit small, and in the shade for some of the day, but i am sure during the hot summer months this would be appreciated. if you are an elvis presely fan this is the hotel for you, right next door to the elvis bar which had superb entertainment. i can only say that this hotel was good value for the money that we paid for the holiday.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank pricillaandelvis
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Reviewed 18 November 2010

We booked this All Inclusive trip 3 weeks before we went and were a bit dubious after reading some reviews on here. However we were pleasantly surprised when we got there. The hotel was clean and and the staff friendly and helpful. We arrived at lunchtime and were shown to our apartment (which was on the top floor, so lovely views front and back), the apartment was basic, but clean, and was cleaned daily. The all inclusive meals were great too - plenty for breakfast, 3 course lunch and buffet type 3 course dinner. Not a day when the food was bad or there was something we didnt like. We will certainly be going back next year!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank alibabe1967
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Address: Nakkri Road | Qawra, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB 05, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > St. Paul's Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in St. Paul's Bay
Price Range: £23 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Canifor Court Hotel Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 143
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