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Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   St. George's Bay, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3390, Malta   |  
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“Excellent Hotel, Fantastic Holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Arrived at Marina Hotel on the 14 August, Reception was clean and the staff were very friendly, Our room was not quite ready and only waited for about 10 mins, was seen by Kristian, very helpful. All the staff were very courtesy. On many occasions, Kristian called us by our name, (dont know how he can remember, with all the customers that pass in and out of the hotel. The room was lovely, big and was cool (very good air-condition) we paid for a seaview room and was looking over the bay of st george, king side bed and my daughter had a put me up (good size and comfortable). Bathroom was spacious. Safe was 12.00 euros for the stay of holiday. We stayed on the 4th floor and didnt hear hardly any noise. The maid service was very good and all the housekeeping staff were very friendly.

Meal times were very nice, had themed a couple of times for dinner, Spanish, Chinese and Asian, soup, salads and cold meats to start, main...pork, beef, fish, wedges, pototoes, rice, etc, so many desserts to choose from. Breakfast, fruit, meat, salads, pastries, full breakfast, beef and pork sausages, bacon, grilled tomatoes, beans, scambled eggs, boiled eggs, cereals, toast, many differnet fruit juices, tea, coffee etc. All the staff at the restaurant was were friendly and helpful, especially Calande, Claire and the two Rebecca's, (once again, too many to name)

The hotel gives you complimentrary towels to use. The pool side is kept very clean, with cleaners around quite a few times a day to empty the bins. There are 5 pools to choose from. The pool terrace by the small pool was very clean and all the guys were working very hard, too many people to name them all. So many sun loungers and umbrella's to choose from.

Used the free courtesy bus a few times in to Slimea and Valletta, new shopping centre in Slimea and all the Captain Morgan boats, a nice stroll back from Slimea to Paceville.

Two computers at reception, which you can use free of charge ( up to 15 mins) Wi-fi is 5 hours 5.00 euros, 10 euros for 10 hours and 15 euros for 15.00 euros.

If you leave the Hotel and walk down hill, you will arrive at a small beach, and then into the night life of St Julians, gets very busy at high season, lots of small hidden bars to find in the side streets of St Julians.

Enjoyed the holiday very much, so thank you to all the staff at the Marina.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagementCBR, Front Office Manager at Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 18, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort.We are very pleased to note that team members have indeed exceeded your expectations.

We really look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future.

With kind regards

Robert Borg Millo
Front Office Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Myself and my husband stayed here for 10 nights recently and were really happy with it. The manager kindly paid attention to my room requests and fulfilled them. The bedroom was really spacious and although the balcony was in need of a good clean and maybe a paint job, inside the room was very clean. The bed was huge and really comfortable. The shower wasnt great but the very effective Air con in the room balances that out. We only ate in the cafe and Henry J Beans American bar and both were very good. I loved that there was no shortage of sun loungers and umbrella's (unless you want to be at the edge of the pool). We really enjoyed swimming in the slightly more relaxing Corinthia Hotel's pool, as the staff regularly came around with complimentary soft drinks, snacks and freezing cold towels to cool you down! Lovely touch! Its not a really luxurious hotel as it does need some better upkeep in some areas (balconies, pool bar area, repainting of walls) but hopefully the mgmt will do that, The hotel is about 5 mins walk from the nightclubs in Paceville, but if you are over 25, you will be more interested in the restaurant area...Spinola Bay is 10-15min walk. Great Value, family and couple friendly.

Room Tip: 5th floor facing the Sea is best
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagementCBR, Front Office Manager at Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Dear Guest,

We are pleased to note that you have really enjoyed your stay in Malta and at the Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort.

Your feedback is highly appreciated and encourages us to constantly improve our services and facilities offerred.

Should you plan another visit to the Maltese Islands please do contact me on robert.borgmillo@marinahotel.com.mt

With kind regards,

Robert Borg Millo
Front Office Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I am very fussy and research my Hotels on tripadvisor frequently, therefore please ignore any negative comments previously written for this Hotel, as I can definitely recommend it. Friends said we should book this Hotel, rather than the Corinthia San Gorg, as you get the best of both worlds; a cheaper rate but the benefit of the 5* facilities of the wholoe resort. We booked interconecting rooms on a high view with a seaview and the rooms were ideal. Couples travelling on their own could treat themselves to the suites, which I am sure were even better.

On arrival we were booked in quickly, and although our rooms were not ready as it was early morning, we had time to have a good look round, whilst our suitcases were stored securely. Stephen on reception saw we were travelling with teenagers and gave us the WIFI code, which allowed us full wifi throughtout the hotel and in our rooms. all over the resort, in the restaurants and at the Corinthia Pool, there was a free code for wifi, therefore we had internet access for the whole 10 days were were there!! (can't understand previous comments, who said they had no wifi!!). Rooms were usual 4* standard, with all expected amenities, and bonus of 3 pin plug sockets!. The mini bar was stocked, but we did'nt use it as therre was a M&S foods 10 mins walk away, so we bought drinks and put them in the fridge.

Breakfast was good with fruit, cold meats, salad, breads, cereal, pastries and full English breakfast. We booked bed and breakfast as there are a number of restaurants to choose from around the resort and you can sign the bill to your room, therefore felt like all inclusive!!. Until we got the bill at the end, which was less than expected.!! All the restaurants were good.

There are lots of sunbeds and pools in the Lido, which is open to non residents who pay a daily rate, so we opted for sunbeds at the Corinthia San Gorg pool. Towels were provided and as long as you were there at 9.00am there was no problem with gaining sunbeds in a good spot with a huge umbrella. You could even order drinks via twitter, although they were abit expensive, so we were happy to have the free soda and lime bought round twice a day, and a snack in the afternoon. They also provide cold flannels twice a day and cleaned your sun glasses! The Marina Pool bar is much better value for money and they have a great choice of menu, so a short walk there for lunch wasn't a problem.

The Hotel is in a good central position on the Island, you can walk to a beach, bars and shopping and a car is not necessary as there is a hop on hop off bus and boats trips bookable through the Hotel. A great find!!

Room Tip: High floor, Sea view, preferably 7545 or near
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagementCBR, Front Office Manager at Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for such a detailed and informative description on your recent stay at the Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort.

We hope to have another opportunity to welcoming you at our Hotel. Please do contact me on robert.borgmillo@marinahotel.com.mt when planning your next visit to the Maltese Islands.

With kind regards,

Robert Borg Millo
Front Office Manager
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We have returned to this hotel year after year and the excellent service has been consistent. It is situated, with its sister hotel, the San Gorg, on a most attrractive peninsular on Malta. From ouside the hotel is impressive with it's numerous outside dining facilities. It is well maintained and improvements are constantly being made. The reception staff are, without exception, the friendliest and most professional that we have encountered on the island. They and are helpful and eager to please. The reception area is large, modern and has been improved and modernised throughout. The management has been carrying out many changes and renovations to the hotel which have all enhanced our experience of this hotel. The bedrooms are clean, fully air conditioned and modern. There is a daily maid service which we can only describe as excellent. They work around the clients to cause them the least inconvenience as possible.
There are several restaurants on site which cater for all different tastes and price ranges. Music is played on some nights to enhance your dining experience. But be sure to book in advance at some of these restaurants at weekends as the culinary delights are in high demand amongst guests and the local families. The restaurant staff are very polite, friendly, professional and are most eager to please. The hotel also operates its own nightclub. Outside the hotel has 3 swimming pools and a toddlers bathing pool. There are ample sunbeds (many of which have recenly been updated) and large umbrellas. There are numerous poolside cafes and restaurants and the whole area is regularly maintained and is constantly cleaned. Its gardens and grassed areas are regularly maintained. In addition to its own facilities, I understand that hotel guests can also use the facilities of its sister hotel, the San Gorg, e.g. 2 more pools, gym facilities, spa facilities, sauna and indoor pool as well as restaurants. The hotel has its own rocky beach and for the more adventurous there is a "fun in the sun" operation providing boat trips etc. The hotel is approximately 300 metres away from the sandy beach and roadside restaurants of the St George area together with its nightclubs and shops etc.
In summary an excellent holiday time and time again for us.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagementCBR, Front Office Manager at Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Dear Guest,

On behlaf of the whole team at the Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort I would like to thank you for your loyalty and choosing to stay at our Hotel year after year.

We all look forward to welcoming you next year.

With kind regards,

Robert Borg Millo
Front Office Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

This is truly a fantastic hotel in an ideal location in Malta. It is walking distance from shops, bars, clubs and plenty of restaurants. There are lots of activities such as boat hire, jet skis, excursions and scuba diving courses. If this is your first time exploring Malta I highly recommend this hotel as it's a great base for exploring the whole island. The public transport from this location is excellent, just a 15 minute walk to a bus terminal. We were treated extremely well by the staff at this hotel and would definitely consider returning in the future.

POSITIVES -
If you have often stayed at 4* hotels this will meet or exceed your expectations.
The hotel is walking distance from shops, restaurants, bars and clubs.
The view from the 4th / 5th floor sea-view balcony rooms is truly breathtaking.
The room's air conditioning was perfect.
You have access to all 5 swimming pools and all the facilities of the 5* neighbouring Corinthia using your Marina key card.
At the 5* neighbouring Corinthia staff often came round the pool area with complimentary refreshments, small nibbles and cold towels.
Wi-Fi access is complimentary in the lobby and restaurant areas and you will find a lot of free Wi-Fi hotspots around Malta.
This hotel has great public transport links on air-conditioned buses (day pass is 2.60EURO) so no need to rely on shuttle bus.

NEGATIVES -
The hotel does not have a private sandy beach area, although there is one that is walking distance it is not very sandy (more like fine gravel) and it was very crowded in August. If sandy beaches are REALLY important you're better off in Mellieha.
Wi-Fi access in the room is charged at 5EURO for 5 hours (but you can log in and out over your entire stay) but in my room the signal was very poor so I don't recommend using this.
If you want to use the safe you have to pay a fee of 12EURO for the key.
The city centre (Valletta) is about 20-40 mins away depending on mode of transport.
Complimentary shuttle bus to the city centre is only at 9:30am returning at 5:30pm.

The negatives are really very minor things overall, and did not in any way affect the wonderful time I had.

Thanks for an unforgettable holiday!

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are breathtaking, 4th and 5th floors have the best ones!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagementCBR, Front Office Manager at Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for such a descriptive review on your recent stay at the Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort.

On behalf of the whole team, we really look forward to having another opportunity to welcome you at our Resort. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly on robert.borgmillo@marinahotel.com.mt when planning your next visit to the Maltese Islands.

With kind regards,

Robert Borg Millo
Front Office Manager
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Dear Reader
please be aware when reading my review that it is based purely on my own personal experience and observations during the period of my specific stay. However, please be reminded that my personal review possibly may neither reflect your own personal experience nor hotel's normal standards.

Tucked away in a bay I find this a great spot for anyone who wants to relax from the hustle and bustle from the tourist hype.
When checking in the staff had a very friendly relaxed but professional attitude. I couldnt help but notice that there was no set uniform for the staff (Just an observation not criticism)
Furthermore I noticed a group of people, who looked like hotel staff members (I could be wrong) being briefed in the lobby area. If that was truly the case that the hotel has this practice I find this inappropriate towards guests AND staff.

From other reviews it sounds like this hotel is under renovations and I may have been booked into the older side of the hotel as I found my first impression was "seriously out dated", therefore I will not go into too much detail of the furnishings of the room itself.

I was extremely impressed by a phone call by guest services making sure that all was in order. This must be the first time ever that a hotel has taken the initiative to show that they care about their guests' comfort.

This hotel has wifi in the rooms, however you pay for this service.

The only three points I truly have to criticize is that
a) the bathroom was sporting scratchy old thin small towels and a stained facecloth
b) liquid at the base of the fridge was evidence that the fridge was defrosting. It never seizes to surprise me that Hotels dont have a maintenance check list to check on rooms on regular intervals.
(both of the aforementioned issues were not enough to bother myself to make an issue to guest services as we were only on a short stop over at this hotel)
c) chairs being dragged across the floors are extremely noisy on the tiled floors.

Having said all of the above I can actually see myself coming back to this hotel for a relaxing time as I found the atmosphere extremely friendly and relaxing.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ManagementCBR, Front Office Manager at Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort.
Please rest assured that we have gone through all the areas mentioned in your review that need attention and we shall be taking the necessary corrective measures.

In the meantime please do not hesitate to contact me directly on robert.borgmillo@marinahotel.com.mt when planning your next visit to the Maltese Islands.

We all look forward to welcoming you once again.

With kind regards

Robert Borg Millo
Front Office Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

We have just come back from Malta and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Marina at the Corinthia Beach Resort. The staff are most helpful and very friendly, very professional. The hotel is clean and has such a warm welcoming atmosphere. The rooms are of excellent standard with modern decor, flat acreen tv's and massage chair. The food is of excellent standard too. We couldn't wish for a better holiday and will definately be back next year!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagementCBR, Front Office Manager at Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your loyalty towards the Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort. We all look forward to hosting you for many other forthcoming years.

Thank you once again!

With kind regards,

Robert Borg Millo
Front Office Manager
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Address: St. George's Bay, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3390, Malta
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Location: Malta > Island of Malta > Saint Julian's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Saint Julian's
#2 Spa Hotel in Saint Julian's
#4 Family Hotel in Saint Julian's
#4 Luxury Hotel in Saint Julian's
#5 Romantic Hotel in Saint Julian's
#7 Business Hotel in Saint Julian's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Featuring panoramic views out over Malta's St. George's Bay, the Marina Hotel is near the Paceville district's lively nightlife. It features a private beach club, a diving center, free Wi-Fi throughout and a total of 9 dining options. This 4-star hotel is part of the 5-star Corinthia Beach Resort, which has excellent water sports facilities and 5 outdoor swimming pools. Guests also have free access to an indoor heated pool, a sauna, a gym and spa facilities at the Apollo Day Spa. Decorated in bright pastel colors, all rooms are spacious and feature a balcony, a sitting area and a dressing table. They include air conditioning, a satellite flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi access. The Marina Hotel at the Corinthia Beach Resort has 9 restaurants and 7 bars with Mediterranean and innovative international dishes. A generous breakfast buffet is served daily. You will be just a few steps from a sandy beach and in the heart of Paceville's entertainment district. Both free and private parking are available. ... more   less 
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Marina Hotel At The Corinthia Beach Saint Julian`s
Corinthia Marina Hotel Malta
Corinthia Marina Malta
Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort Malta

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