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Canifor Hotel
Ranked #14 of 15 Hotels in Qawra
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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“The best holiday ever!”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

I was quite terrified having booked this Hotel and reading the reviews afterwards. Against the odds, I have very much enjoyed my holiday there! I have paid £380 for 5 nights (2 adults and 2 children All inclusive). The hotel staff was nice and helpful, there is a variety of food to chose from . The room was cleaned and the towels were changed once a day. Maybe it is not the cleanest hotel ever but if you like to be picky and you expect the Hilton 5 star standards, you would have to pay 3 times more and you will get what you want... This Hotel is perfect for the price you pay. I would definitely recommend it to my friends....

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Definitely not a 4 star. The room was old and outdated, only just described as clean. We were put in the Court apartment which was 3 flights up and I got stuck in the lift. The lift was always breaking down. We arrived at 3am to find our bathroom 2inches deep in water. It was sorted the following morning but not what you expect. We were unable to secure a room for the day we left so was without a room from 11am till 12pm. that night. Everyone else was in the same position surely a room should be available for late leavers. We actually only got 6 days not 7 as we had booked. The food was ok but very repetitive. Our granddaughter of 12 struggled to find anything she liked. No fruit.. We will not be returning.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

My wife and I stayed for a week all inclusive in October this year. Hotel was in centre of Qawra and close to bus station. Hotel had rooms and also apartments attached. Room was adequate and you cold survive on the food but unfortunately NOT a 4 star Hotel. Suspect it got its rating because it has outdoor and indoor pools although small. Few people used either. No service at pool area. You had to go inside to bar for drinks etc. There was a sunbathing area with small whirlpool on sixth floor which we didn't use. We had fifth floor bedroom with low walls between balconies. Lower floors had high wall between balconies. Water temperature was low - could take most of an hour to fill a bath. Water problems. Sometimes no water or hot from both taps. It was sorted before end of week. Room had aircon and roof fan but no tea/coffee facilities. Shoe shine block and sewing kit in room but no needle!!
Self Service B'fast with full fry although bacon was more fat than meat. One vending machine for juices therefore people had to queue. Two vending machines for tea/coffee/hot chocolate etc although got chocolate when I pressed button for coffee. No tea spoons just plastic sticks. Dinner was usually a choice of four/five main courses and reasonably acceptable. Lunch appeared to be left overs from Dinner the night before. We ate out most of the time as there were many restaurants nearby. Dinning room too small for number of rooms. You had to squeeze through tables to each serving area. Live entertainment most nights that seemed to be well supported by those staying in the Hotel.
Reception area clean and tidy and always manned. Whole Hotel could do with a major revamp.
A passable Hotel but definitely not 4 Star quality. We called in to San Antonio Hotel - also 4 star and only a short distance away. It was totally different and appeared to easily merit 4 star in comparison. If you want 4 star service consider another Hotel.

Room Tip: Fifth floor has better view but water pressure problems.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Not a 4 star its NO stars!!!! . Bed linen ,Towels ,curtains bathroom toilet all filthy dirty. Rude staff, the balcony was breeze block & pigeon poo black ingrained plastic table & 2 chairs, sun-beds that you wouldn't put in the worse penniless hostel !!!!!! go at your peril food appalling .... save your money ...However Malta as a whole Beautiful just go stay elsewhere .GOOD LUCK !!!! YES WE complained what we got back was laughable!!!!! after the huge price we payed .................

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

This is not a four star hotel, it's two at the most. As you enter it looks like a good hotel with lots of marble all around. When you get to your room you notice that it is tired and does not look good with old curtains, bed linen and furnishings. If you look at most of the doors to each room there are a number of tool marks which looks like people have forced them open.
The staff are not great and can be grumpy, my view is if you don't like it get another job, these people are supposed to make your holiday better.
The food is plentiful and a mixed variety. Good starters and mains.
We were out of our room for an hour and on return the whole safe had been stolen with everything inside, cash, cards, car &house keys, passports you name it it was inside.
The hotel did allow us to phone the credit card companies to cancel the cards. They would not move us that night to another room and had to wait till the following night.
Bus station and sea just a couple of minutes away.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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New York, New York, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Very good value for money but the hotel was full of noisy foreign students who made a lot of noise , the hotel is ideal for the bus station and not far from the sea there are also a lot of shops and bars close by so there is plenty to do .

  • Stayed June 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

My husband and i have just returned from a week at this hotel.This was our second visit, and we shall be back!!! We had a superior room this time- great improvement on last room. Although we had a few problems, they were dealt with immediately. All the staff were welcoming and helpful at all times. Breakfast was the poorest of the meals, but there was plenty of choice for every body. Evedning meals were improved from last time and we always had plenty of choice.
The hotel is in an ideal situation-only a few minutes away ferom the bus station where you can get busses all around the island. Enjoyed the sun roof --- quiet and peaceful up there!!
Thank you, Canifor=== We shall be eback next year!!!!

Room Tip: Go for a superior room=== Kettle and tea and coffee provided with iron and ironing board-Shame this...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Canifor Hotel
Address: Nakkri Road, Qawra, Island of Malta SPB 05, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Qawra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Qawra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Canifor Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 170
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