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Sunflower Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Garcia de Toledo St., Qawra, Island of Malta SPB 06, Malta   |  
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Ranked #5 of 16 hotels in Qawra
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Average hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is ok for what you pay for. Good swimming pool on roof just needs to be a bit bigger. Rooms were a little grubby but generally ok there were a lot of bugs in our room that looked like baby cockroaches but couldn't be 100%. Staff were generally polite and helpful the bar manger was great really chatty and friendly and made great cocktails.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SunrouteSantana, Director of Sales at Sunflower Hotel, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Dear Scousegremlin,

Thank you for reviewing our hotel on TripAdvisor and for your comments. Would you please e-mail me with the room number you were in so that we would immediately look into the matter?

Best regards
Carmen

Carmen Zammit
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Hotel Sunflower
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed in Sunflower hotel in June 2013. The hotel had great location as it is on the side from most tourist places so it is nice and quiet. I found most staff nice and friendly although there are some exceptions. Housekeeping girls are non-English speaking. Therefore, it is hard to communicate if you need anything. We just had to get in touch with reception. Reception girls look tired and overloaded with work and luck simple smile on their faces. We managed to have dinner in the restaurant and it was very nice. On the other side, breakfast disappointed me. There is no free hot breakfast, except coffee and toast. There is a charge for cooked breakfast. Lastly, but most importantly the air conditioning is a nightmare. it is only switched on for short periods of time during the day. One day at 7am we woke up in 32C. We complained but nothing was done as the management realises that it is the overall problem for the hotel.

I would come back to Sunflower Hotel but not in the summer months.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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SunrouteSantana, Director of Sales at Sunflower Hotel, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Rafaelmos,

Thank you for reviewing our hotel on TripAdvisor. I have noted your remarks and will be sharing your review with my colleagues on the management team in view of improving our product.
In the eantime we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel. Please do write to me so that I will personally look after your booking.

Best regards
Carmen
Carmen Zammit
Sales and Marketing manager
Hotel Santana
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York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We arrived at this hotel in the early hours of the morning only to be told our booking had not been confirmed by Low cost holidays !!!! not the hotels fault but they quickly found us a temporary room for the night in the hotel.The next morning we were allocated a superior room with wonderful air con (the previous rooms did not work) We really could not fault the hotel, and the staff,especially reception ,Thank you for your help. The hotel is a bit of a walk to the main areas but not really a problem for us.The hotel is very clean and well maintained the pool area is great too.Malta isn't for everyone but we love it and will return again,just not with Low cost holidays or Ryanair (another nightmare)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SunrouteSantana, Director of Sales at Sunflower Hotel, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear Lesley T.,

Having read your recent review on TripAdvisor I was so happy to note that you enjoyed your recent stay with us at Hotel Sunflower. Thanks you for your most favourable comments.

I also note with pleasure that you wil be returning to Malta and our hotel in the coming future. Do let us know if you need any assistance with your booking.

In the meantime
Best regards
Carmen
Carmen Zammit
Sales and Marketing manager
Hotel Sunflower
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Great hotel, helpful staff, good choice of lovely food and very friendly restaurant staff. The pool is brilliant and was not packed with people fighting for sunbeds. Would recommend. Very clean rooms.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SunrouteSantana, Director of Sales at Sunflower Hotel, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Dear Taramac 57,

I am so happy to note that you enjoyed your recent stay at the Sunflower Hotel. Many thanks for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor, for your most favorable comments and for recommending our hotel.
We hope that you will soon be able to return to Malta and to our hotel and are available to assist you with any future booking.

In the meantime
Best regards
Carmen Zammit
sales and Marketing Manager
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Darlington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

My husband and I recently returned from a holiday in Malta. We stayed at the Sunflower Hotel which is in between Qawra and Bugibba.
The hotel was very clean and the staff were very helpful and friendly from our arrival until we left to return home.
Breakfast is buffet style with plenty of choice from cereals, various breads, cake, meats, cheese and fruit. There is also yoghurts, jam, marmalade, honey and chocolate spread. Teas, coffee and juices were also available.
As we were staying just B&B, we were offered a deal for having evening meals there, we chose to have 3 evening meals there. These again were buffet style with starter, mains and dessert. The starters were a choice of various salads, soup and usually a pasta dish. Mains were a choice of something from the carvery, a fish and at least 2 other dishes along with potatoes and seasonal veg. There were also the salads and pasta dish from the starters to add as well.
Desserts were usually a choice of melon, ice cream and various cakes.
You could have as much or little of things as you wished.

The hotel has 2 pools: 1 on the roof terrace with a bar for drinks and snacks and 1 on the ground floor in the hotel, my husband and I only briefly visited these and they both seemed okay.

The rooms are serviced daily and always left clean and tidy. They have air-conditioning which is very good especially if you have one of the rooms at the front of hotel as these get the sun in the afternoon until it goes down. A safe in the room can be hired and also a kettle and cups can be hired, both from reception.

Also available from reception are postcards of the hotel, stamps and bus tickets (the 7 day ones are very good value if you want to travel around the island).

I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to be near enough to pubs, bars, restaurants, cafes and the sea but not on top of them - they are all about 10 mins walk away.

We will be staying here again when we visit Malta, this hotel and the staff helped make our holiday more enjoyable.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front get sun for most of the afternoon and evening so can be very warm.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SunrouteSantana, Director of Sales at Sunflower Hotel, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Siobahn N.,

I was so happy to read your detailed review and note that you really enjoyed your most recent stay at the Sunflower Hotel. Many thanks for sharing your experience, for your most favourable comments and for recommending our hotel.

Do let us know if you plan to return to Malta and our hotel. We will most gladly assist you with your future booking.

In the meantime
Best regards from Malta
Carmen
Carmen Zammit
Sales and Marketing manager
Hotel Sunflower
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Sligo, Ireland
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Stayed there for 8 nights and as 3 star hotels go it was very good. The room was clean and there was plenty of space for two. There was air conditioning and a safe available for a small daily fee. It is within walking distance of shops, the seafront and bars and restaurants as well as the bus terminal. The breakfast buffet was well stocked although I would have preferred more fresh fruit rather than tinned. A full English was available for €3 but we didn’t bother. There seemed to be plenty of people staying but it was quiet at night. The staff were friendly and helpful. We spent one afternoon by the pool and we were happy enough but it would be too small if a number of families were up there.
If you’re looking for a clean, quiet and well situated hotel then this fits the bill.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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SunrouteSantana, Director of Sales at Sunflower Hotel, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Dear Tto,

I was glad to read your review about Hotel Sunflower on TripAdvisor and note that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for sharing your experience, for your favourable comments and for recommending our hotel.

We do hope that you will soon have the opportunity to return to malta and our hotel and promise you our availability to help you with any future booking.

Best regards
Carmen
Carmen Zammit
Sales and Marketing Manager
Hotel Sunflower
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Malta
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We spent very nice time in Malta. Generally was OK everything, except rent a car, but this is not hotel business.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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SunrouteSantana, Director of Sales at Sunflower Hotel, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Dear Klemen K.,

Thank you for reviewing our hotel on TripAdvisor and for your favourable comments. I am pleased to note that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and hope that you will soon be able to return to Malta and to our hotel.

Best regards
Carmen
Carmen Zammit
Sales and Marketing Manager
Hotel Sunflower
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Additional Information about Sunflower Hotel

Address: Garcia de Toledo St., Qawra, Island of Malta SPB 06, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Malta > Qawra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 16 hotels in Qawra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunflower Hotel 3*
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