Returned yesterday after a week' break at the Mellieha Bay Hotel. Not sure how this can possibly be rated as a four star hotel. The food was reminiscent of that served up in the seventies, very bland, rarely hot, little choice and over cooked. Tea and coffee was from a machine, with no choice of style or strength, don't expect Earl Grey, green tea or mint tea, it's all one brand, cooked in an urn.
The hotel seems to take every opportunity to charge its customers, any drink including water has to be paid for except with breakfast. Don't expect service of any kind around the hotel, if you want to have a drink or a light snack by the pool or on the terrace, this has to be ordered at the bar. You then have to wait for the order and take it to the pool area yourself. There is no waiter service. The room itself was very pleasant and modern but was very disappointed to find that there were no tea or coffee making facilities.
Of the two main pools only one had any water, the remainder and the two paddling pools were empty. The area around the pool was in desperate need of a facelift with rusted fences, broken tables and chairs, non slipp matting that was not secured, looked filthy and flapping about whenever there was any wind.
The hotel relies on its setting and sea views to draw its customers and neglects just about everything else. Whilst there we walked to four nearby hotels where we ate lunch, all appeared far more modern, all had very pleasant and helpful staff, all served good quality food, all had free WiFi, even for non residents. There was a choice of teas and coffees made fresh, as you would expect in any hotel that were actually cheaper than the mass produced stuff at the Melleiha Bay. This hotel caters for the more elderly, retired Brits (70yrs+) and is not one I would recommend to anyone familiar with the food and facilities usually on offer at a four star hotel.
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