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Sunny Coast Resort & Spa
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Qawra
Wembley, United Kingdom
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“Great location, with refurbished apartment making all the difference!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

We (family of 4 - 2 adults, 2 children - 8 and 13 yrs old) have just returned from a week's stay at the Sunny Coast Resort. The first apartment - a two bed on the 3rd floor- which we were initially given was very disappointing. It was dark and lacked cleanliness. We spoke to the receptionist and she immediately said that she would show us another room - she did not engage in any conversation with us and just took us to a room on the 4th floor. We were presented with a similar picture as the previous apartment:

The sofa was frayed and stained; there was food debris around the cooker and the sink area was very dirty. The toilet bowl was stained and there was rust in many areas of the en-suite bathroom. There seemed to be a lack of general cleanliness and maintenance in the apartment - there were stains on the bedroom carpet and the surfaces were very dusty.

We complained to the manager and our travel agency and eventually got moved to a one bed apartment on the 7th floor, which had been recently refurbished and was of a higher standard. We had been prepared to move to another hotel, if they couldn't move us as the room we were given was definitely not 4*.

It is important to note that some of the apartments at Sunny Coast are timeshare and I see that some reviews on here are from owners, who have been happy with their stay. We booked our stay through a travel company and we're glad that we were moved to a more comfortable, better standard apartment on the 7th floor with an amazing sea view.

Reception area of resort: Very modern and inviting.
Bedrooms and Bathroom area: Standard of 7th floor bedroom and bathroom was much, much better than those on the 4th floor - better attention to cleanliness and maintenance.
7th floor kitchen was modern and generally clean.
Village Square Restaurant: Fantastic food and the family (Carmen, Ramona, husband,and daughters) made you feel very welcomed. Food was made to order and nothing was too much for them. Comfortable chill out bar area also available.
Location: Resort is right near bus stop - very cheap and convenient way to explore the island. Pool area enjoyed by kids -can get a bit crowded in afternoon as also open to people not staying at the hotel.
Recommended: sightseeing bus tour- Mdina is worth a visit and if you get an opportunity, a meal at the Xara Palace is highly recommended. There are many boat trips to choose from - included will be your pick up from the bus stop.

Would return to Malta again, but not at this hotel as not sure what type of apartment you will be allocated.

Room Tip: Ask for a refurbished appartment. We had an appartment on the 7th floor, which has a spectacular sea...
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

A good hotel overall but the aircon is too loud when you are trying to sleep. The pool isn't that good because it is saltwater which hurts your eyes. There are also too many smokers so they should be banned.

  • Stayed August 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

our holiday to sunny coast was so very good we are returning in september the staff looked after everything for us lots of advice on were to go and ramona her mum and sister are so very good and nothing is a problem the food is excellent and wonderful chocolate pizza !!! AND OF COURSE THE WONDERFUL MALTESE PEOPLE WHO ALWAYS GIVE A WONDERFUL WELCOME TO ALL .

Room Tip: bay side rooms are peaceful and overlook the bay also get morning sun
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

Myself and my family are just back from a two week stay at the Sunny Coast, first impressions were great, reception area is lovely, some staff were not very polite, night staff very friendly. Although on arriving to our room (2 bedroom seaview Apt) We were quite dissapointed, the air conditioning was non existent, we did complain and had it checked out to be told it was working, but had to request two fans. The cleanliness of the room was not up to scratch but was cleaned a couple of days later and the standard was much better for the rest of our stay. The pool area across the road was good, again a few things that could be looked at, more anti-slip mats around the pool area, children & adults slipping a lot. We bought swim shoes for the children and they worked well.

The restaurant, The Village Square, well what i can i say.........Not one bad meal yet!!! The food was fantastic. From the range of restaurants around that area it was certainly the best. Ramona, Carmen and the rest of the family work very hard, they are a fantastic family! They made us feel very welcome and i will definately be returning to visit them.

The resort itself is lovely and quiet. Easy bus service, but at times buses are very very busy. Bugibba is 15-20min walk through side streets. You can walk along the coast but this does take slightly longer. There is a great water park for children in Bugibba, it is free but you only get to use it for 15mins and then you have to re-queue. Great stop off to cool the children down.

It was my first time in Malta and i will certainly be going back.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Notts, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

In the past 8 or 9 years, we have visited the Sunny Coast in Malta each year. We have always enjoyed our holiday in Malta and I have previously given a very high rating. However, this year, I have noticed, with some dismay, that the standards appear to be falling.
First, a positive. The new operators of the bar and restaurant provide excellent food and reasonably priced drinks. Their new layout is also much more customer friendly. Due to all meals being cooked from scratch, it can be quite slow when busy but the food is worth the wait. They also operate a room delivery service at no extra cost.
The housekeeper who had been so efficient in running the household appears to have been made redundant, along with some other staff. This has caused some delays in sorting things, like the laundry, thus making the "maid service" less efficient, through no fault of their own.
In addition, a fault that I reported in JULY 2011 HAS STILL NOT BEEN SORTED. I find this a poor state of affairs, since I, along with other owners, paid my management and maintenance fees on time. The only evidence of real maintenance appeared to be a coat of paint to the facade.
The air conditioning seems noisy and, even on high setting, is not very good in the living space.
In ALL other respects, our stay was really good, but I object to paying for a service and it not being given. I reported the fault to reception, where John made a note in red on the repairs sheet. Nothing was done about it.
As my title suggests, is it the start of the "downhill slope"?

Room Tip: Try and get a high floor (5th to 7th) as it provides peace and quiet at night. If possible, facing...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

We got a 2 room apartment which turned out to be (only) just big enough. balcony was a fenced off wide ledge. However, and now the good bit, the staff were exemplary. When we got there we discovered the bed was too soft for my worn out back, so they sent Charlie up with some boards to firm it up, perfect. When the tour operator (Neckermann) failed to tell us when we were being picked up they stepped in and solved the problem. Ashleigh and John were superb on reception. So we would recommend it but just go for the biggest apartment available. Great Pool and Spa too.

Room Tip: 7th floor is best
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

Just back from our annual visit to Sunny Coast and once again nothing to complain about! Sunny Coast has had a few bits and peices done since last year and remains a top place to stay in Malta.We visited the restaurant on the front and the food was great.The Apt was spotless and the staff were very helpful and always pleasant. Just a shame we had to come home! Looking forward to next year already.

Room Tip: Great views from the higher floors at the front of the hotel.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Sunny Coast Resort & Spa
Address: Triq Il-Qawra | St. Paul's Bay, Qawra, Island of Malta SPB 1905, Malta
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Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Qawra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Qawra
#6 Luxury Hotel in Qawra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Sunny Coast Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sunny Coast Resort and Spa is ideally located in one of Malta's most beautiful bays. The Resort offers an easy and relaxing experience and has its own Leisure Centre, situated in a separate area across the hotel by the water's edge together with its private beach, large outdoor swimming pool together with a children's pool, three jacuzzis, a heated indoor pool, sauna and massage rooms, squash court, games room and a fully air-conditioned gym. ... more   less 
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