On the plus side - the rooms are basic but clean and the staff were exceptionally helpful. Tracey was forever on duty in the restaurant & never stopped! Housekeeping took a mattress up in the lift as soon as we mentioned that we didn't want our 10 year old sleeping on the fold-out settee.
Also the indoor pool is a bonus when the weather was cooler.
Negatives, however -
We paid to upgrade to a superior room when booking but were suprised to find that the only thing that makes a standard room superior is the addition of a kettle and 2 cups for making coffees! Hmm!
The food is not great, to put it mildly. The continental breakfast was boring with the same every day - bread rolls, cereal and tinned fruit. But the one evening meal we attended was dreadful ... Tough, overcooked lamb or liver in grey gravy, tinned veg & cold roast potatoes. Yuck!
It was May, but the roof-top pool was freezing cold and a lot smaller than it appears in the photos.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 3-star Sunflower Hotel is located in Qawra, within the resort of St. Paul's Bay, in the north of Malta. It is just 800 meters away from its sister hotel, the 4-star Hotel Santana, and only a ten minute walk away from the picturesque 2.5 km promenade, a small man made sandy beach, various rocky beaches, public transport, shops, bars, restaurants, a Casino, a multiplex cinema, the national aquarium and various other recreational facilities. Despite its modern exterior, the hotel's interior design reflects traditional Maltese architectural characteristics through the use of Maltese limestone. The Sunflower Hotel is tastefully designed and offers most of the facilities found in a 4-star hotel. Since the hotel opened its doors in 2003, it has gained a reputation for personalized attention and enjoys a strong base of repeat customers. The resort of St. Paul's Bay is made up of Qawra, Bugibba and the village of St. Paul's Bay. The resort is linked through a 2.5km promenade which affords it with stunning coastal walks and plenty of small bays in which one can swim. The resort has numerous restaurants, cafés, bars and shops. In Qawra one also finds a casino, the national aquarium, a man made sandy beach and a bus station offering regular bus service to all parts of the Maltese islands. Hotel facilities include a 24 hour reception, buffet restaurant and outdoor terrace, 24 hour bar, an attractively designed roof top pool (May to October) and sunbathing terrace, both enjoying open sea and country views, a swim-up pool bar (May to October), an indoor pool which is heated in winter, a treatments/massage room and also a games room. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the hotel. The hotel is centrally heated during winter and air-conditioned during summer. Hair dressing services are available in the privacy of the rooms. Laundry Services as well as Room Service are also available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunflower Hotel Qawra
- Sunflower Hotel Malta/Qawra
- Sunflower Malta