OK where do i start
we arrived by taxi, which was 26 euros form airport, for a 30 min journey
we arrived at the door of the hotel, and was surprised by the cleanist of entries i have encounted, walk up to reception and was greated with hello, what can i do for you.
we as i was with my partner and 2 other diving friends for a weeks diving, we choice this hotel because the parisdise hotel was 3 times the price for the same star rating, choicing half board as we would be diving all day, and not required all inclusive because not worth the extra cost, however we did choice to go for a surprerior room thou, spent an extra 50 per room, and that was a waste of time too, more about that later.
we were given our room numbers, 518, 519 and told that we could not get keys till 2pm, an hour away. we were told to put our bags in the luggage room and there was a coffee machine. we went to luggage room, and the door was open with other bags, but the door was always open and i rufused to put my diving bag into there as there was no security as regards to room been locked, and with £3,000 worth of diving gear, that was not going to happen.
the Temp was 41 degrees that day and we really needed a drink, we found the coffee machine with the words out of order acroos it.
we ask were we could get a drink and the reception said the bar, to which was closed, and i pointed this out but no surgestion as to where to get one. i had to ask another holiday maker as to where to get one, he pointed me down stairs and i durley went.
downstairs was the games room, and a meduim size counter with waiters. i asked for 2 cokes, and was given plastic sized cups, and asked if i was all inclusive i said no, and was charge 1.40 euro each, i had to sign for with room number.
at 2pm we were told our rooms were ready and went up in the lift. we got to our rooms and open the door. 2 single beds, on plywood, bathroom that seen better days. the shower was a joke, hot water depended on the hour of the day when you got it, we found out that this was 5-6 pm, even the cold water tap dished out hot water at this time.
toilet was ok, sink too
beds where hard and matresses was hard, towels please take your own, where fraid and grey. balcony was over the paddling pool, as due to the size. sun beds where packed in side by side.
we did get an iron, and a iron board, for £50 a week more. we never used them, but did rip the cardboard off the iron box to shove in the key slot so we could keep the room aircon on all day, but could not run at night due to the noise, or the celing fan as it was unstable and was afraid that during the night it would fall off the ceiling.
we decided that we would try the food. haha
the restrant was set out so that you had to push passed people on the way throu. the food was no where near 4 star, not even 3 star.
the food was cold if not warm, but never hot!!! i asked about the beans from the kids menu, and was told that they had just switched off the heater for them, i stated that this was not the case, as they were stone cold. it was then i was cold that they were cold for the kids, i replied your telling me that kids have to eat cold food. it was then they just turned around and egnore you.
the meals were dished out on small plates and it was not self service, you were given meat by the chef...
we never ate in there again. we found a place called the wooden hut around the corner, and ate our breakfast in there, for 4 euro you got a full english beakfast and coffee, well worth it belive me.
we dieced for our main meal were would eat in the many place there was in the resort, to which i have to say was great with bars with great offers, a pint for a euro and with 3 pints for the price of 2 in happy hour. bargain....
BE WARNED BE WARNED
in the lift there is a sign says "FREE UPGRADE" to either canifor court apartments", or the Coral Reef hotel"
DONT TAKE THEM UP ON THERE OFFER, as we nearly did but glad we did not. iwe meet a couple that were there for 2 months and after a week at the canifor hotel decided that they would upgrade, and told that there was room, and deiced to change, they wish they had not, and tried to change back and was told NO !! but only could change to apartments canifor court. they decided not to change after seeing them.
The diving in malta is really good, if thats what your going for then fine, as hotels in malta are based on there aminities, and the more they have the more stars they get, however this includeds where they are working or not.
i visited the roof top sun loungers jacuqi it was filfthy due to not being cleaned for months.. and no one used it at all.
the staff where un helpfull, and no one ever smiles.
we arrived a taxi transfer with them the day we were leaving, after 10 mins of waiting there was no taxi, i went to see them about it and said 5 mins. then agian after 10 mins told 5 mins more. after 40 mins they turned up, and i argued about a rebate for there latness, waste of time, not intrested by the FAT CONTROL "the manager".
so if you have booked here, then PLEASE PLEASE try and get in changed.
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