We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Malta, however the hotel was another matter. Whilst the views were stunning, the dining area and food were well below par. A lot of comments made about this hotel are to be echoed.
The food and dining area were the worst part for us. The tables are indeed very dangerous (photos supplied). The food - two choices and they do not cater for anyone with dietary requirements, only that the chef would cook an omelette instead! One evening we walked out as the food was so bad. One night we had local fish which although we didn't know what it was, It was ok, however the following night it was on the menu again! very dry and unappetizing with the second choice being meatballs. Hardly anyone ate these and those that did left the majority of them on the plate!
When the resident chef is off, the food certainly does improve slightly but this is normally one night in seven! You are only allowed 2 rolls at breakfast and evening meal. the way the food is served is not hygienic. Hot next to cold. One night the hot (well warm) custard was placed next to a tray of chicken on the edge under a heat lamp. The condensation builds up and starts dripping into the food. The other side of the heated section are the cold meats and salad, again with condensation dripping onto the food. salad being tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper and old lettuce
The ice cream was basically runny every evening as if it had been out for quite a while. We were normally eating around 6.45pm, 15 minutes into dinner service. There were two choices of watery vanilla or chocolate, but t the same scoop was used for both. you just a jug of dirty water to rinse this in.
Breakfast choices were very basic - no yogurts, very poor quality sausages, either over-cooked or under-cooked, these were every other day, then there was bacon which was ok. Solid scrambled egg was another choice or luke warm hard boiled egg in its shell. The bacon or sausage was every other day, as were the egg choices.
Yes, the heat had been turned down whilst the Manager was away and yes, it was very cold in the evenings. Our room wasn't too bad heat-wise but I did feel for the older people that were staying in the hotel.
We did have a foul smell coming from the shower tray (See Photos)
and on 3 occasions asked the cleaner to put some bleach down the trap. i would say that Alex our maid was very good and accommodation, unlike the VERY rude Manager - ARROGANT to say the least.
Mold on the wall.
We would certainly come back to Malta and back to Mellieha Bay but NOT to the Panorama, except to look at the stunning views.
They charge 20 Euro for the Kettle which is dirty and in a dangerous condition and the only sockets in the room are under the dressing table so you have to place the kettle on the floor when you need to boil it. (See Photos)
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