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Primera Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pioneer Rd, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB 04, Malta
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 10 days after abandoning our first choice digs which was a hoval. Friendly staff basic room and breakfast. Good location but noisy on the strip side. You get what you pay for and this hotel saved our holiday

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Port Appin, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

friendly staff but not all know how to do hotel work. most mornings the lobby was in dark and the front door locked. room telephone not working. for three weeks breakfast was the same except on Sundays there was bacon. bed room, bed was lumpy could feel all the springs. bath room stinks of smoking . in bath room the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have just returned after having a few days at the Primera, which I found to be ok. It's central and personally I think you get what you pay for. I only paid £55 for a four night stay in a room with a sea view (side on), including breakfast, so what people expect from a budget hotel I don't... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

went there for a one night bought with a deal site on 29th, all i can say is the only one thing it has good cause it's in the centre but the rest is just disgusting, the food was a big YUCK! disgusting, and ended up eating nothing and bought a takeaway, even in the morning, the boiled egg was... More 

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Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My Dad stayed here this month, he never complains about anything . He is a regular visitor to Malta. However, he said he had no window in his room ,and he said it was very dark hence he had the light on 24/7 .He asked me to write a review to warn others . The room was a twin room,... More 

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Primera_Hotel, General Manager at Primera Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tracey, We are sorry that your father did not like the room, but we have three types of rooms at Primera Hotel, which are: • Internal / Economy Room • Balcony Room • Side Sea View Room with Balcony Your father has booked an internal / economy room, hence why he did not have a balcony in the room.... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Don't know where to start.. Very poor quality hotel. Only good thing is the location. Mouldy rooms,we stay in internal room on the forth floor. Very small,dark,no view. Bathroom had mould. Beds not comfortable,stains on sheets.. No facilities at all,we stayed in Primera for 10days. It was our first experience in Malta. For five nights fire alarm was waking us... More 

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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Well, well well! Where do I start? I'll keep this short as it pains me to relive images and my brief experience of this hotel. Please do not go! This hotel is a 1 star and service is unbelievable. This hotel is a health and safety concern with loose electrics, dirty pools, fleas, mouldy milk.. oh the list is endless.... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Just stayed for 6 weeks. I will say it is clean and very average , good location. Cleaners work extremely hard . Had lots of maintenance issues , 1 being for the 1st 4 weeks of my holiday had a shower where the door hung of if u tried to slide it closed so had to have a shower with... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

just come back from 2 weeks at this hotel. After reading the comments from other people we were not looking forward to staying at the Primera, we were presently surprised. We stayed on the 3rd floor at the rear of the hotel we agree with previous comments the rooms with balconies are very noisy. Our room was spacious but we... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is sold as a budget hotel and as such you get what you pay for. It is a little tired but it is clean and the room we were allocated was large with a massive L-shaped balcony from which we had a view of the sea. It was cleaned daily and fresh towels supplied when required. We have mentioned... More 

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Address: Pioneer Rd, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB 04, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Malta > St. Paul's Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Primera Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 82
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Primera Hotel St Pauls Bay
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