First of all... Ignore all bad reviews. People clearly had expectations far too high
The hotel is very nice looking. They have a private beach (there is no sand entrance, but a jetty entrance to the sea with steps) but there are sunbeds and a bar. Again, don't let this put you off, it is lovely. There are 3 restaurants, 1 buffet and 2 sit in. 2 out of 3 have outside dining available. There are 5 bars (inc hola beach) and there are a range for both paying and all inclusive customers. It is very clean and the staff and friendly and more than happy to help you out.
I believe the hotel is going to be shutting down soon for a bit of a revamp, but I didn't see a lot that needed to be done. The bathrooms looked a bit tired, but still everything worked and we had a bath/shower so no complaints there. The Spa downstairs was nice, however the jacuzzi wasn't really warm and didn't bubble much, and the hydro pool wasn't working during our stay. However we did pay a bit extra to have some massages and it was well worth it!!
The food that was served at the buffet was really nice! The have a live cooking area, where they will cook fresh just for you for whatever is there for that sitting. Only bad things i could say about the buffet area; The orange drinks in the morning seem to be watered down, the tea made from the machine is awful (please get some teabags) and i think there should be a couple more coffee machines as there was always queues for these
Lots of cats around the area :) I didn't mind too much as I like cats however the staff don't try and move them away and they are at your feel constantly while you eat, so if you are allergic, maybe take some antihistamines
Well worth a trip, and again the staff are lovely. Big shout out to Peter at the front desk and Karen at the lounge bar. They were fantastic!
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- Also Known As:
- The Riviera Hotel Mellieha
- The Riviera Resort And Spa
- Riviera Hotel Mellieha
- The Riviera Resort & Spa Malta/Mellieha