I do business in Malta and spend long periods of time on the island. As a result, I use local gyms and on this visit decided to use the gym at this 'hotel and spa!!!!' because it was within walking distance of where I was staying.
Stupidly, I visited the gym entering from the hotel…. and only looking through a glass partition at what appeared to be quite a nice gym. Looks good on the website too. Paid E69 for two weeks membership… and returned the next day for my first workout.
On entering the gym… I cannot begin to tell you how disgustingly dirty the place is!!!! Everywhere is caked in layers of black dirt and dust… the floors, the equipment, the windowsills etc…
The equipment is poorly maintained; rusty and caked in thick black oil in areas… which is then covered in more black dirt and dust… and considering the oil, the equipment creaks and squeaks through lack of maintenance. I have been a member of a lot of gyms…. and this was bad. No one appears to wipe down the equipment…. there are no paper towels or sprays to wipe equipment.
I accidentally spilled some water and used my own towel to clear it up…the water caused black fur balls and made my towel really filthy.
When I went on the floor mat to do a work out…. my clothes actually got dirty…. and I mean really dirty. I suffer from mild asthma… and it was bad… resulting in an onset of wheezing.
I cannot believe anyone uses this place… it's a total flea pit. If I was staying at the hotel I would have gone mad… and certainly wouldn't have gone into the pool… heaven knows what you would catch!!!!! I hate to be cruel… but seriously…. tourists deserve better/so do the locals who use this gym? It's an absolute insult to visitors… they need to sort their act out.
Oh, yes… damp dripping through walls and towels on floor catching it…. Bad for asthma!!!!
Get out quick.
PS. Hotel needs to note that you can get temporary gym membership at the very wonderful Raddisson Blue for E50 for one month!!!!! Cheaper, cleaner and longer; what more can I say.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on Sliema’s seafront, Malta’s Preluna Hotel & Spa features 3 restaurants, a spa, and a private beach. The spectacular Penthouse Lounge on the rooftop is open all day. The spacious rooms have views of the city or the Mediterranean Sea.All rooms at the Preluna are air-conditioned and feature a tea/coffee maker, a satellite TV, and a private bathroom with bath and shower. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.The well-equipped private beach features a large swimming pool, a kid’s pool, and a bar and grill. A diving school is available and a huge variety of water sports can be practised.The spa includes an indoor swimming pool with 2 large hot tubs, and a wide range of fitness and relaxation facilities. Hot tubs are also available on Preluna’s stunning roof terrace, which also features a mini-golf course.The restaurants are open for lunch and dinner. One offers a varied buffet, and the other 2 specialise in Italian and Japanese cuisine. A free Flavours of Malta dancing evening is arranged weekly, ideal to sample Maltese foods, wines and liqueurs, and learn about the local heritage and traditions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Preluna Hotel And Spa
- Preluna Hotel Malta
- Hotel Malta Preluna
- Preluna Malta
- Preluna Hotel Sliema
- Preluna Hotel & Spa Malta/Sliema