I have read a lot of rubbish on this site about the Bella Vista. I have just returned from my forth visit. I was in room 505 from the 4th Feb to the 11 Feb. I write about how my wife and I found the hotel and no one else.
There are complaints about the steps at the door of the hotel and carrying bags/ mobility up the steps. There is a small lift to the right hand side of the steps. This brings the guests up to the main floor of the hotel and two normal lifts to the rest of the hotel.
People are happy to admit that they arriving late for their evening meal and then complain the hotel did not do anything about serving them hot food. I understand that after traveling all day one is looking forward to getting something hot to eat. A solution might be to go to the local square for hot food or book an early flight.
Some complaints are very nasty and untrue. The Bella Vista is a dirty hotel, walk through the main hotel at 7.30 any morning and you will find a whole crew cleaning, washing and preparing the hotel for the day ahead. This is true of hotels all over the world why would it not be true of the Bella Vista. When the guest leaves a table, within a few minutes the dirty dish and glasses are lifted and the table re-set for the next guest. This is true of hotels all over the world why would it not be true of the Bella Vista. The bedrooms are cleaned every day and fresh towels laid out. This is true of hotels all over the world why would it not be true of the Bella Vista. One day the young girl forgot to put towels in the room I spoke to her and in a minute she got me some.
The staff are very rude, this is rubbish. I spoke to every member to staff I came into contact with they were very nice. Maybe when the boss heard I was coming he gave all the rude staff the week off. People should remember there was a civilization on Malta when people in Britain were living in caves. The Maltese do not need to be lectured on how to behave. I did see guests speak to members of staff very rudely.
The food I would describe as plain and wholesome. I will try and list some of the evening meals.
Salad bar, cold pasta, several cold meats (different each night).
Hot soup, two kinds of bread.
Pasta (different each night).
Mains, fish, pork, chicken (different each night). Rice (different each night). Hot veg several kinds (different each night) potatoes several kinds mashed, boiled, chips etc (different each night).
Two kinds of sweet cake, jelly, ice cream some nights.
Cheese and crackers.
This is not meant to be the menu it’s it just to give the reader a feel for the place.
The bar also supplies burgers and chips, tuna salad, toasted sandwiches etc.
One comment read the Bella Vista swimming pool was dirty this is a not true. It is a normal filtered swimming pool. I did not use it this time as it still too cool. However during my summer visits I have spent many hours in the pool. There is a small changing room to the rear so guests can change out of wet swim wear before re-entering the hotel.
Perhaps I have written too much about my times in the Bella Vista and I should add some of the thoughts of my fellow guests. Some times my poor brain reaches the limits of its capabilities. I know when this happens when my poor brain cannot find an answer, so I sit in silence and scratch my head. Many of my old school teachers will swear to this. But perhaps the Almighty God has given you a better brain than mine. You might know the answers which my poor brain cannot find.
One man told he doesn’t like the ice cream in the Bella Vista because it is too cold.
A nice couple from Leeds told me they found the knives and forks on Malta to be very heavy. For Health and Safety please note the inclusion of the word “very”. The knives and forks are not just heavy, they are very heavy. Please take care. They did not share with me their views on spoons on Malta.
One women told me she did not like the breakfast in the Bella Vista because they did not serve pomegranate seeds. I asked her did she usually eat pomegranate seeds for breakfast. She said “No.”
One afternoon I was seated in the bar having a drink and watching the football on the tv. An English woman who was building herself up to having a heart attack shouted. “What a bloody dump. The bars closed.” I looked up to the bar. The lights were on, there was two young men in hotel uniforms dispensing food and drink and a man stand at the bar drinking coffee.
If you are happy to spend up wards for 100 pounds a night do not go to the Bella Vista. There are lots pf other hotels on Malta which would be better suited to your needs. However, service and expectations should be tempered with cost. The Bella Vista is hard to beat for value for money. I will be going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A modern newly built four star hotel with 157 rooms. All rooms are well appointed with balcony, bathroom en-suite and most rooms have picturesque country views and pool views. Room facilities include Air Conditioning, Central heating, Satellite TV, Radio, Ceiling Fan, Hair Drier, Direct Dialing Telephone,(the following at a charge) Safe, Frigo Bar and Tea & Coffee making facilities. The Highlands Restaurant serves an exciting choice of Mediterranean cuisine. Our Outdoor Swimming pool is serviced from the Pool Bar while the Roof Top Terrace having a swim spa with bar facilities during the summer period. The Mondrian café serves snacks throughout the day. Live music, 6 times weekly, is held at D` Tate Lounge Bar. The Hotel is also equipped with 3 conference rooms, Indoor Pool, Gym, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Massage Service, Internet Café, free business Internet access (Wi-Fi) and Games Room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bella Vista Hotel Malta
- Bella Vista Qawra
- Hotel Bella Vista Malta