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“I wouldn't stay here again if it were free”
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Relax Inn Hotel
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Bugibba
Jacksonville, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
217 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“I wouldn't stay here again if it were free”
Reviewed 3 June 2013

I take my critiques on here seriously and would like to think I can believe others...well, this hopefully was the exception. I looked for hours for somewhere to stay while in Malta and because it had good marks and a low price I thought I'd take a chance...NEVER AGAIN! Being cheap obviously isn't the way to go. Sometimes I think I must be crazy or I got the WORST room in the whole place.
First, I get inside the outdated room - if you get a double that means 2 little beds - not a double bed. The bathroom was surprisingly large. My toliet never flushed well. When you shower, the water is dark yellow - gross. The TV is crazy small, but it doesn't matter because 5 of the 10 channels are in Italian. Ok, so i didn't come to Malta to watch TV or stay in the room. The breakfast - is gross. If you can scrape by with toast, cereal, and orange juice, you'll be fine. Most of the people staying here seemed to be older British people, who were very friendly. I also paid extra for the half board - don't do this. You'll eat out and there are many options by that are good and cheap. The sheets on the bed, which I could HEAR the springs, were torn. I can't remember if I requested nonsmoking but there was an ashtray in my room and when I blew my nose on toliet paper it reaked of cigarettes. The phone in my room didn't work, so if you need to call and check reservations, good luck! I reported it to the front desk, who did nothing. While I was checking out I realized it had a pool.
I stayed in room 201. Next time: St. Juliens...so much more to do and prettier!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Billinge, Lancashire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2013

Had a great stay at the Relax Inn, two parties of two, because we only arrived late Sharon arranged for delicious sandwiches and water to be left in our room. We expected normal sandwiches but these were on home made buns and took about ½ an hour to eat. The sandwiches were mouth watering.
As has, been said by other trip advisor's the rooms are spotless and cleaned every day with clean towels supplied every day. The continental breakfast is massive although if you wish you can have a full English for around £2.75. We stayed half board and the evening meal consists of a choice of two starters (Usually soup (Consommé) or pasta) followed by two hot main meals or salad, or omelette, of your choice, followed by about 4 different sweets. The food was very nice, home cooked and fresh.

The location is very good only a couple of minutes from the square where there are lots of bars and shops and the sea front for a warm evening walk and cool down. We had one noisy night on the Sunday, with loud music, but this only lasted till around 11 o’clock, and who cares, your on holiday, join in, or go home, don’t complain to the Hotel it’s not their fault.


All of the staff are very nice, friendly and polite especially the cleaning staff and the waitresses, and Sharon and Garry on reception, nothing is too much trouble for them.

We will be returning definitely, cannot thank them enough for a very enjoyable stay.

The roof terrace is ideal for sunbathing and getting a tan, and is complete with plunge pool to cool you off.

Room Tip: 3rd floor rear good view of square and sea, front view over main street and restaurants
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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9 Thank LairdandLady4
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2013

My and my partner have just arrived back from a wonderful stay as its name states "The Relax Inn" that's just what this hotel did from the moment we arrived we were treated like it was a five star Hotel.The room was cleaned every day and fresh towels provided,the food was really good if you did,t fancy any thing on the menu they would make you a omelette .The staff were very friendly and helpful especially Gary and Sharon who could not do enough for use .Even when we waiting to get picked up they provided use with drinks.

We will be staying there again asap .what more can I say its a wonderful and relaxed Hotel !

Room Tip: try the full English its as good as you get in bugibba
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Telford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2013

Had a great stay at the relax inn with 2 friends when we arrived our room was not ready however they sat us down and offered us some food and a drink I asked if we had a sea view and was asked if I wanted one I said yes and they changed our room before we even had it ,the location is very good only a couple of minutes from the square where there are lots of bars and shops we had one noisy night on the Sunday with loud music but this only lasted till midnight ,the breakfast is a full English or a continental also there are cereals and toast they will also do an omelette on request,The dinner is ok with a choose of 2 starters and 2 mains also salad is available the hotel is a little dated but they do the best with what they have the rooms are clean and towels are changed daily .the staff are most helpfull especially Sharon and Garry nothing is too much trouble for these two , when we were leaving as it was before breakfast they even made us bacon and egg sandwiches while we were waiting to be picked up overall it was a pleasant stay and we will be returning .

Room Tip: The higher up your room is the better view but the wifi is slower
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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11 Thank Kevinwendy
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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Best friend and I were looking for a few days away to relax and could not have chosen a better place to do this. On arriving we were a little apprehensive as hotel a bit tired looking and surroundings a bit dated, but it turned out to be the nicest place in terms of staff and other guests at the hotel. Rooms basic but clean and if you wanted you could have maid service every day.Food was great for the money we paid for this break and although only a couple of choices for dinner, the quality of the food was more than adequate. As we were All Inclusive we had a cooked breakfast each morning which is freshly cooked and brought to your table.
We would definately consider going back again next year. Hotel nice and handy for town centre and bus station. Ideally located.

Room Tip: Request sea view as rooms on other side overlook the street
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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4 Thank Linda R
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2013

I wasn't expecting much as the cost was about 13 euros a night including a continental breakfast but I must say it was much better than expected. Even though breakfast was included I spent the extra 2.50 euros to get full English which was quite good. The staff as you would expect were friendly but not as helpful as other places I've stayed. Even though there is a busy square with shops, clubs, pubs and restaurants a stone’s throw away once I closed the sliding glass door on the balcony the noise isn't too bad. The room was a nice size comfortable and clean. The hotel had free Wi-Fi throughout and it just about worked in my room. They only have one small lift/elevator and it wasn’t overly busy when I was there but I’m sure it will different during busy times. The only minor issues I had were the walls. They are a bit thin and if other guests on your floor are loud you will hear them! The Wi-Fi if you need a good connection you're best off popping down to the lobby. I had a good time with no major issues and would have gladly paid 20 euros a night.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Just come home from a fab trip to Malta. The Relax Inn is superb value for money, we knew when we booked that the hotel was basic with limited options for food but for what we paid it is fantastic.
We were lucky to have had an offer of 4 nights half board for £75 and regardless of the tired decor and outdated furniture we just couldn't fault the place. Honestly where could you stay for that sort of money, one night in the UK would set you back that much alone.

The rooms were very basic but importantly for us very clean. The view from the room overlooked other buildings but as I've mentioned what do you expect for the price you pay. Malta is very much a sight seeing Island so most people will spend most of the day out and about rather than indoors in their room so to us the look of the view and room were not top of our list.

Out of four nights we only managed to eat dinner at the hotel twice and although very limited the food was fresh and well cooked. I'm sure those who have moaned about the food are used to eating low cost microwave meals in pubs and restaurants, the food certainally tasted like it was made in their kitchen.
Breakfast was more than adequate with cereals, toast, fruit and yogurt. Hot breakfasts were available at a small charge but we very much enjoyed just munching on toast and cheese.

Some people have commented on how rude the staff can be but we never experienced this. When we arrived the receptionist showed us to our room something I've never encountered anywhere before. It certainally made us feel valued as a customer and all the time we were there we were greeted with a hello from all staff.

The location is fantastic, the main square is literally only 2 minutes walk away with some lovely cafes and bars. It is also ideally situated for those who are keen to use the bus to take them around. I highly recommend getting the X3 bus from the airport which will take you straight to Bugibba. If you stop off just alittle past the main square you will find the hotel's road right opposite. You pay 12 euro for a weeks bus pass and it will take you all over. Grab yourself the Holiday Bus leaflet from the tourist booth in arrivals, it will list the routes and bus numbers.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Relax Inn Hotel
Address: Halel Street, Bugibba, Island of Malta SPB 04, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Bugibba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Bugibba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Relax Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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