Stayed for one week 14th-21st May on a half board basis. The hotel is in a good location as far as using the bus network to explore Malta, otherwise it's in the middle of lots of other run down buildings opposite a piece of waste ground where a woman comes every day to feed the stray cats.
The food was at most times pretty good with a lot of choice but some times you just thought how many more ways can you disguise left overs in the next days salad or put a sauce on it to make it interesting ! The bread never had tongs to use so everybodies hands had been all over it and the butter packs were always v.soft so must be kept in the warm.The carved meat was v.good as was the sponge puddings with lemon custard but the potatoes always had black marks on them, not peeled well. The Bayleaf Restaurant has NO natural light/air, felt a bit trapped. Breakfast was always a bit of a free for all, very rushed and noisy with many people sneaking food out in their bags. Even saw one woman wrap up an omelette in a paper serviette.
Evening entertainment was a piano player, who was v,good or someone singing 60/70/80s music or karaoke + TV in another lounge.
The roof top pool has wonderful views but it gets very busy up there so it is hard to find an unclaimed sun lounger. The court yard pool looked unused and the indoor pool was steamy hot.
Most of the staff were helpful and pleasent but they need to smile more if only to cheer us up.
Nothing seems to flow through this hotel, so much has been added to. Our room was at the front on the 1st floor over reception. It was a nightmare. Other people had great rooms some had worse. We were above the smokers bench. We had to endure every drop off/pick up, coach tours, delivery, taxi, they all left their diesel engines running and if they were being delayed would blast their horns and slam their doors - very nice spot (NOT!) Yes we did register our dislike off the room only to be smirked at and told that lots of people would like a front/outside room with a balcony.
This hotel is marketed at an older clientele on an AI board who just eat ant drink and pay for 2 weeks and get the 3rd free !
There is very little there for children. Lots of steps/slopes, low railings around roof by the pool.
We have been to Malta 4 times over the last 20 years, you either love it or hate it. I'm still out on that one. There are some beautiful sights to see but there are also some real dumps with dirt and rubbish strewn everywhere.
They say you only get what you pay for but I also believe that we should not be taken for mugs and feel we have to put up with something that really could be improved upon.
We will not be going back to the Soreda.
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- Also Known As:
- Soreda Hotel Qawra
- Soreda Hotel Malta/Qawra
- Hotel Malta Soreda