Had a great stay here - would definitely recommend it. Very clean and staff very friendly and helpful. Stayed HB and food was good. Breakfast OK. It is very quiet and although we would have liked a bit more in house entertainment, it was only 10 mins walk to Buggiba square and the bus terminus so it was easy to get to other places for that. Teenagers found the resort a bit quite for them but made the most of it. Apparently Paceville is the place for teenagers to find good entertainment. The only thing is I wouldn't recommend staying in August as it was so hot - made the 10 min walk a bit uncomfortable. Pool a bit small but always plenty of (free) sunbeds available and enjoyed the poolside music - even our teenagers were enjoying the music on Magic fm! Drinks were more expensive than in the bars but that's usually the case in hotels. Air conditioning was brilliant - couldnt have managed without it. Beds were a bit uncomfortable.
Small supermarket nearby for bottled water etc. Buses frequent and cheap to all parts of the island. Valettta, Mdina definitely worth a visit. Boat trip around Valetta harbours good. Meliha bay beaches gorgeous. Can hire beds and parasols - barter with them though and you can get the price down. Snacks and drinks at the beach pretty cheap. 1.50 for a sandwich and 60 cents for water.
Give blue lagoon a miss. We visited many years ago and loved it. However it is now so commercialised and packed it was horrendous. deck chairs packed like sardines and the lagoon full of boats. No shade unless you buy a parasol - if you get there early enough to find a space. We were offered a place on a truck to put our parasol!!
Air conditioned cinema, 10 mins walk from hotel if you want a break from the heat.
Did the waterpark on a half day ticket. We were done in an hour or so. It's in need of a makeover and there are only 3 slides, a lazy river and a tame wave pool.
Overall brilliant hotel and great holiday.
- 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