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“Don't waste your money” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Knights Spectacular 1565

Knights Spectacular 1565
Montekristo Estate, Hal Farrug Road, Valletta, Island of Malta LQA 3078, Malta (Formerly The Knights of Malta 1565)
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Ranked #33 of 33 attractions in Valletta
Type: Dinner Theaters
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Owner description: Action packed and highly entertaining 3 course family dinner show based on the Great Siege of Malta. 50 performers and 8 trained horses, staged at "The Arena" at Montekristo Estates. Not a historical re-enactment but a truly spectacular show where cannons boom and swords clash as knights in shining armour and sumptuous dressed oriental warriors confront each other. An unforgettable music score, beautifully choreographed classical and contemporary dance routines and equestrian displays.
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“Don't waste your money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

What a disappointment. Having anticipated an exciting evening of first class entertainment as advertised, plusdinner, we were treated to a show that a provincial theatre group would have been pleased to have put on - at a west end show cost! The concept is a good one and the set up must have cost a fortune but something needs doing badly to address the sound system and the action in the show. Queuing to get in took ages, due to the fact that everyone (unless they had the temerity to say no) was being photographs with a knight holding a falcon. A fair try on the secondary spend issue (the pics cost 5 euros) but a time waster. And then we sat for 30 minutes listening to mediaeval type music on a loop before anything happened.
To be fair, the food was OK, we specially liked the savoury rice starter and the fruit crumble type dessert but the wine would have passed for paintstripper. And the service was slick and speedy, ensuring that, even with 100's of people, food arrived hot and fresh. This concept has so much potential but is sloppy. There are so many other lovely things to do on this beautiful island, which is full of friendly people and lovely food. Just avoid the 'Knights spectacular' cos it isn't!

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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“good show”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2010

the food was very good, the show was also good and i didn' t find it that noisy as some said ( at the end of the day there was a battle going on) . However being maltese i would have prefered some more fighting and more emphasis on the real sige and particulllary the partecipation of the maltese people in it, while there could have been less dancing. still it was a good show and i would defdinetly suggest it to anyone both maltese and tourists.

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“Best thing we did on Malta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2009

Went with my 4 year old son. He was captivated through the whole performance. Food was also very good and whole evening was very well organised.

Exceeded my expectations.

Only negative was that some bits were a bit noisey (firing guns)

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“Could do better”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2009

This would be really worth going to if:
1) You could make out what they were saying or singing. The sound mix was dreadful. Sounded really muffled although still loud so we really had no idea what was going on.
2) The food could be better and they could manage better portion control, although the soup was very nice.
3) The drinks are better managed - they are spread out differently along a row and unless you are in a large group then people just drink what is front of them rather than exchanging along the row.
4) The horses didn't have to slip about on the floor so much.
This could be excellent but we found it disappointing.

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“Cheap tickets to this brilliant show!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2009

This show was fantastic when we visited Malta last year. We bought tickets for family members who have unfortunatley had to postpone their holiday. I am therefore selling tickets for two people for the 21st May 2009 on ebay at a starting price of £10. The tickets cost around £80 and don't forget you get a three course meal and free flowing wine and soft drinks included in the price as well as free collection and return travel to your hotel. Search on ebay for knight's spectacular and go to see a brilliant show - the highlight of your holiday for a fraction of the cost!!

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