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“Renovated hotel with excellent location”

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db San Antonio Hotel + Spa
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Qawra
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We stayed here for 10 nights in July 2014 and loved it! The hotel personnel and the animation team are great people, always in good mood and it was really nice to chatter and make fun with them.
The hotel is stylish, decorated Maroccon style, but modern. I knew there might be renovation work going on still, so I asked for a peaceful room high and as far away from the renovation work and bars as possible. This was taken into consideration, so we had peaceful nights and mornings.
The readjustments caused some disorganized operations, though. For instance, you couldn't order snacks at the rooftop pool, nor at the downstairs pools after 3 pm. At breakfast, it was somewhat disorganized as well.
But more importantly, there was always a lot of space to swim and play in the pools and relax on sunbeds.
Location is extremely convenient, as the bus station is nearby, as are the sea and the beach boulevard.

Room Tip: Ask to be high, away from possible renovation work and bars, if you wish to have peace and quiet in...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank TainaEspoo
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dbSanAntonioHotel, Public Relations Manager at db San Antonio Hotel + Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2014

Dear Matka-arvostelut,

Thank you for your review and recommendation.

We will put forward your points to the Food & Beverage Manager to address your points and improve on your recommendations.

Thank you once more for your time to review our property and we hope to have the opportunity again to host you and your relatives in the near future.

Best Regards

Gordon Borg

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Well what a great day we had on saturday when we went to get our massage. Me and my colleagues booked our special massage and mini facial, were received by Elliot at the Spa, super nice guy, had our towels and ropes ready, explained how everything worked, offered us water and mint tea ! Lovely so helpful ! He explained we could use the indoor pool, the gym offered to show us around. We got changed and went for a wonder around, great place! Then it was massage time! Ruben was our therapist, he was lovely once again. He starts by checking the pressure with you and then goes on to his excellent massage. Always ensuring you are happy with everything and advising what he is going to do next. The spa room has a lovely light and interior decor which really helps to disconnect; using the sauna, steam room and indoor pool was a great experience all together for a relaxing day. However the best of the day were these two guys! We will for sure go back ! Thanks

Room Tip: Not sure about good rooms, but if you are just going for the day the hotel does not have parking but...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank KARLA A
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dbSanAntonioHotel, Public Relations Manager at db San Antonio Hotel + Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2014

Dear Karla,

We are happy to hear that the day at the Le Marquis Spa was a great one.

We thank you for your review and we hope we can host you again in the near future.

Best Regards

Gordon

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights last week over the weekend, in a quadruple room with sea view. There were 5 of us (hubby n three munchkins) and they were very accommodating, understanding that our littles ones were young enough to share a double bed. The hotel communal areas, lobby etc, were lovely, modern, bright and clean. The room we had was beautiful, bright, airy, clean and comfortable. The lounge had a good sofa bed, not a fold out, but one with a bed underneath that comes up and a tele, and the double bed was slightly separated, with another tele. There were 2 decent sized bathrooms, one with just a shower cubicle and the second with bath, excellent sizes and in excellent condition. Two balconies with pool views and gorgeous sea views. The rooms were a very good standard. The pools were good, very busy during the day, lots of families downstairs and lively. There is a lovely infinity pool on the roof deck for adults only which I sampled briefly and this was clean and peaceful. There was no separate car park, but we luckily found a space right in front of the hotel and kept our car there. Everything is within walking distance, and we walked into the square each evening for dinner. The souvenir shops locally are by far the cheapest we've encountered in Malta (compared to St Julians, Sliema and Valletta) so definitely do any gift shopping there. We also booked the boat tour of Comino and Gozo but not through the tour operators in the hotel (too expensive), shop around outside and you can get excellent deals. The area also has the best exchange rates for sterling to Euro, better than the UK and again the rest of Malta, so change sterling there too.
Finally, breakfast is fine, it's included in our price and we found it to be ample. The juices weren't that nice though. It's not the Westin but it's better than spending 20 Euros outside for coffee and croissants.

Room Tip: Sea View all the way!
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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6  Thank Suheni
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dbSanAntonioHotel, Public Relations Manager at db San Antonio Hotel + Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2014

Dear Suheni,

Thank you for your review and recommendation.

We are happy to hear about your stay and your holiday in Malta. Apologies for not having our hotel car park available. Currently, there are some finishing works going on, which will terminate in the coming weeks. The hotel car park will be soon available for our guests against payment.

Whilst thanking you again for reviewing our property, we hope to host you and your relatives in the near future.

Best Regards

Gordon

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

I have just returned from two week holiday to Malta with my husband and son, this has been my 7th visit to Malta and by far the best so far, Please disregard all previous negative comments about this newly refurbished hotel. The hotel has had a major overhaul and worth every penny or in this case every cent spent on it.

From the moment you walk into this hotel, you know that it is indeed 4 **** if not 5 *****, we had one problem when checking in but thanks to the professionalism of John (Manager) this was soon sorted out and we were upgraded to ALL INCLUSIVE for the full fortnight and allowed to keep our room on day of departure to 4.30 pm free of charge. This was our son's first trip abroad and he enjoyed every moment of it, can I say a big hello and thank you to the Animation Team and our special animator Dee Dee from Ireland, missing you already.

The chamber maid Maya was brilliant and each day our room was left clean and prefect to a very high standard, she even left us special friends on the bed!!!

We intend to visit Malta again next August and will book San Antonio again, I would not book anywhere else now, staff in every part of the hotel brilliant, my husband enjoyed his wee chats with Josephine in the bar.

Thank you to all, this was the best holiday.

This hotel is by far the best in Malta and I mean that.

Room Tip: Please book this hotel, you will enjoy your time.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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10  Thank Roisin H
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dbSanAntonioHotel, Public Relations Manager at db San Antonio Hotel + Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Dear Roisin H,

Thank you for your time to review our property and for choosing our hotel.

We will pass all your messages to our staff, which I am sure they will appreciate. We look forward to host you again in August to make it a much better holiday that this one :)

Best Regards

Gordon Borg

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

From the moment we entered we were greeted warmly in beautifully appropriately themed restuarant. Meal choices were plentiful. We were told the chef was Moroccan & were impressed with the entrees & lamb mains. Staff were attentive & appeared without any gesturing. Highly recommend a dinner for 2 or more. Ambience was eloquent & subdued.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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4  Thank KriSSI103
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dbSanAntonioHotel, Public Relations Manager at db San Antonio Hotel + Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Dear KriSSI103,

Thank you for your time to review our restaurant. We are happy to hear that our new concept restaurant was up to your likings. We invite you to add a review on the Tagine Restaurant Tripadvisor page.

Whilst thanking you once more, we look forward to host you again for another lavish dinner of Moroccan and Indian cuisine.

Best Regards

Gordon Borg

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Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

I have just returned from a two week stay at the recently refurbished San Antonio and I have to say that the hotel exceeded my expectations.
The Moroccan themed decor is very sophisticated and the rooms are fresh and colourful with lots of attention to detail. Free wifi, free air con, free safety deposit box in room. Overhead fans as well as air con. Tea and coffee making facilities and small fridge to keep drinks cool. Cleaned everyday to an excellent standard which is a credit to the housekeeping team.
The pools areas are also spotlessly clean, have an abundance of sunbeds and facilities. There's something for everybody from activities in the main pool with the fantastic animation team to relaxing in the roof deck infinity pool overlooking St Paul's bay.
The quality of food provided by the restaurants is also excellent. Plenty of variety. Something for everyone.
I can't praise the hotel highly enough and am looking forward to staying there again next year.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
9  Thank Tracey O
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dbSanAntonioHotel, Public Relations Manager at db San Antonio Hotel + Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Dear Tracey,

We thank you for your time to review our hotel. We are happy to hear about your comments.

Hope you can give us the pleasure to host you again in the near future.

Best Regards

Gordon

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Me and my partner and our friends arrived the 8th august 2014 for 11 days. Listening and viewing all comments on here scared us at first. When arriving we automatically upgraded to all inclusive from bed and breakfast which is a must because you save so much money. People was complaining about this hotel before we arrived but don't know what hotel they was staying in because this hotel is perfect and the sun is on you from 8am till 7pm. Great staff always coming round asking if you want drinks though the day by the pool .the food was superb great choices to choose from spoilt for choice every day. Friendly staff always helping out , great reception staff everything is perfect can't wait to come and stay again .

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
6  Thank Mario S
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dbSanAntonioHotel, Public Relations Manager at db San Antonio Hotel + Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Dear Mario S,

Thank you for your time to review db San Antonio Hotel + Spa.

We are happy to hear that you had a good time at our hotel. We will inform our staff with your comments which I am sure they would be delighted to hear.

Thank you once more, and we hope to host you again in the near future.

Best regards

Gordon Borg

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Address: Triq it Turisti, Qawra, Island of Malta SPB 1024, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Qawra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Qawra
#2 Luxury Hotel in Qawra
Price Range: £98 - £293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — db San Antonio Hotel + Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 500
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
db San Antonio Hotel + Spa, All-Inclusive, Malta, welcomes you in its newly refurbished Moorish style hotel in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the largest hotels in Malta with over 500 rooms and suites, a variety of restaurants, bars, fitness and Spa facilities in a Moorish style and outdoor pools overlooking the picturesque St. Paul's Bay. The hotel is situated in the northern part of the island of Malta, right in the heart of Qawra, St. Paul's Bay and at a walking distance to the sandy beach, bars, restaurants, casino, National Aquarium, public transport and other amenities including fashion outlets, commodities and services. db San Antonio Hotel + Spa, All-Inclusive, Malta, offers a relaxing environment that makes your stay in Malta an amazing experience. Starting from our outdoor pools and bars to enjoy the sun with family and friends, up to our spa treatments, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and our private Jacuzzi Sultan's Bath. You can start your day with a rich and varied buffet breakfast. For lunch and dinners, you have a choice of cuisines at the various restaurants and a coffee shop within the hotel. ... more   less 
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