We booked as a late booking through loveholidays.com. We got to the hotel quite late and was checked in by a Maltese version of the policeman in 'Allo Allo'. Efficiently funny and nice. We were given room 109 which was a first floor front ( looking out over the road). We dreaded the night but didn't hear a thing. Some other rooms faced the other side of an enclosed courtyard and ground pool and were too close for sitting privately. The rooms were clean but tired. The bathroom was white once but age and chronic water has taken its toll. The bedroom was fine but more 1970 than 2000. The buffet breakfast had all the normal stuff. Cereals, yogurts, bacon, eggs and things. The fruit section had peaches, grapefruit, pears and cherries but unfortunately they all came out of the same tin. Being all inclusive you could have lunch on the roof for burgers or snacks, or back down to the restaurant for a salad lunch. The evening meal was limited and a bit motorway service station than restaurant. Frozen chips and tinned peas and carrots was an every evening standard. The rest of the food was wholesome and being selective one could be satisfied. A must is the radioactive custard as it's bright yellow colour could light a room. Try and serve yourself as the chef is a bit enthusiastic and you could end up with a choice from fellow guest's selections.
Entrainment when we got there was quite good and indoors. Normally one person playing and instrument and singing. A few odd ' glows' from all the electric cigarettes but non intrusive. The summer season started so the entertainment was put on the roof so it's smoke and plastic chairs on beautiful calm evenings. We walked instead.
The area is run down but that is Malta. We always felt safe. English is spoken everywhere as a second language. The hotel is a 15 mins walk from the nightlife. Mostly eateries than sit and watch the 'world go by' bars.
I have tried to be accurate and although basic it was survivable. Taking into account the price of the holiday they did fairly well. The all-inclusive option was open to abuse by some guests which was a shame. Those who was on a half-board option seemed to sip, snack and enjoy.
Car hire is unnecessary as there are trips around the island by open top buses. Parking can be a nightmare and speed cameras can catch you out. The car hire companies have the usual add-ons but go one step further by charging £35 for fuel which you can bring back empty. This gives you 250 miles on an island that you find it hard to do 100 miles.
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- Also Known As:
- Soreda Hotel Qawra
- Soreda Hotel Malta/Qawra
- Hotel Malta Soreda