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“Great staff let down by hotel!!” 1 of 5 stars
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Blue Sea San Anton Hotel & Apartments
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ramel Street, Bugibba, Island of Malta, Malta   |  
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Ranked #5 of 16 hotels in Bugibba
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“Great staff let down by hotel!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Probably one the worst hotels ive ever stopped in..

the food was dire and exactly the same every day, you get chips for breakfast!!

Rooms were terrible. Cleaniness was non existant, bathrooms filthly. No ac in the room either

would not recommend
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  • Stayed June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We were booked in at this hotels sister hotel, but was told a fortnight before going to Malta that our booking had been transferred the San Anton. We found the hotel to be of the quality we expected for the price we paid, if you want 5* luxury then we suggest you look elsewhere.

Both of the rooms we were allocated were both clean and furnished to a reasonable standard. Yes, sure the first thing that hit you was the heat, but the ceiling fan did help, at night when sleeping. A few pints of Cisk helped as well. Cannot remember reading anywhere that there was air conditioning apart from the reception and restaurant!!!! Would suggest that it may be a good investment for the rooms though. Towels were changed everyday, and the room serviced adequately. We had two twin rooms close together as requested, Like most low cost hotels any extra's are going to cost you (remote control, additional fan, safe).

We stayed bed and breakfast, and to be honest about the food, we have had worse. Little tip, get to breakfast as early as possible, it is at its best then. If you want a fried egg etc., then ask the kitchen staff, they were normally quite helpful.

The hotel was in a mainly residential area, but finding your way to the main square for the bars and restaurants was easy once you had found your bearings. Plenty of small bars in the side streets as well. Getting around Malta using the buses is a reasonable idea, 12 Euros for a weekly ticket represents good value for your money.

All in all it was an enjoyable holiday, but bear in mind we spent a lot of time out of the hotel as we prefer to explore and try the local bars and restaurants.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for 10 days and all I can say is dont waste your money!
The food is disgusting and it's the same every night.
The pool is very dirty.
The rooms are a very good size but are just so hot. No air con is ridiculous and its in august. We are on the roof with a massive balcony and we sleep outside on the roof! Hired a fan for the kids but had to wait as none available when we arrived. Staff are very rude and don't care at all.
Be prepared if you come here!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We have just come back from a 10 day stay and found it to be a pleasant hotel with polite staff. We only went all inclusive for some of the time we were there as we wanted to explore other bars and restaurants. The food is OK. We paid 25 euros a day to go all inclusive and I found plenty to eat. Lots of salad, pasta, meat etc. Lots of people are moaning on here about chips for breakfast but we saw loads of people tucking in...clearly its what they want (although its not my thing). It was good to have all inclusive drinks as we were lazing by the pool, variety of juices, soft drinks and spirits.
We researched the hotel and knew there was no air con so we rented a desk fan which helped immensely. The room was clean and had everything you would need (we had a self catering apartment) The fridge needed a bit of a wipe down but that was due to it being switched off while the room was unoccupied. TV has about 18 channels, some news, music channels and cheesy True Movies etc.
The bathroom had a hairdryer but it looked really old fashioned and didn't have a lot of oomph. I would suggest ladies take their own hairdryer with them, especially if they have a fringe that needs to be dried straight!
Maid service was every other day and we saw them constantly around the hotel.
The pool area only has 2 parasols and it seems that everybody sneaks out early to put out their towel so don't leave it later than 8 o'clock. We swam everyday and had no problems with the water.
The sundeck is adults only and has a nice jacuzzi but occasionally people were bringing their children up there which was annoying so maybe they need to sign it a little better.

All in all a very nice place and people should remember 'You get what you pay for...'

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

No air conditioning in the rooms at night over 30st celsius not slept 13 nights in August because it was impossible!! Food tragic chips for breakfast bacon and scrambled eggs with powder!! dinner also gave but a lot to be desired, I have to mention that at the municipal bought a few months earlier, and of course air conditioning in the information about the hotel was!! place on a sun lounger reservation had to be the position of the towel away before seven in the morning because later there was no chance, we did not use not once, cleaning the pool every evening or pouring two buckets of chlorine, the water completely cloudy, my worst enemy I would not recommend this hotel!! did not mention that the windows from the

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I have just returned from a weeks stay in this hotel and had a fantastic week away. The only down fall is that there is no air con in the rooms, but we knew this before we booked and brought 2 fans which helped. The hotel itself is basic and clean, the pool area is small and the food was just ok, breakfast and lunch where fine but dinner was hit or miss. The hotel had a few day time activities for the adults(which I didn't take part in as I just liked to laze about the pool), and they also had activities for the kids which my son really enjoyed. The evening entertainment was very enjoyable. Would I go back? The answer is YES defiantly, we didn't expect much but for what we paid it was a lovely relaxing break.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Can't understand all the bad complaints about this hotel. I was worried before we arrived after reading some of the reviews as we were staying all inclusive.
On arrival we were checked in quickly and got a huge clean room with two double beds and kitchen facilities, balcony could have been bigger, but I don't go away to sit on a balcony. Large flat screen tv on the wall, which was working and controlled by button on tv, we didn't pay extra for the remote.
We found ALL staff to be very helpful although some guests treated them very badly, complete lack of manners, please and thankyou cost nothing to say!!!
Food was very basic and repetitive but was edible, I don't eat meat but there was usually fish or chicken on offer, as for flies around food, I didn't see any, maybe certain people and their smells attracted them. We did eat out a few nights for a change and it wasn't very expensive. The all inclusive drinks end sharp at 11pm but then so does the entertainment, which was mostly bingo and we didn't stay in hotel for it.
People have complained about the pool never being cleaned, I was up early in the morning and it was cleaned out thoroughly everyday, and the whole pool area brushed and mopped, the hotel was having water delivered constantly by huge tankers, maybe they keep the pool water safe by chemicals as they can't afford to waste any!!!! Malta is extremely dry end of July into August!!!! Pool water didn't bleach any of my clothing or affect my skin which is sensitive & no ear infections either. The adult only sun deck with jacuzzi was lovely and peaceful as no kids allowed.
The hotel DIDN'T advertise air conditioning in bedrooms so no one has the right to use that as a complaint. Yes the rooms are very hot at night, but we pulled the bed under the fan and that helped.
All in all we had a good value holiday and this certainly isn't the really bad hotel that some people are trying to make it out to be.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ramel Street, Bugibba, Island of Malta, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Malta > Bugibba
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Ranked #5 of 16 hotels in Bugibba
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Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Sea San Anton Hotel & Apartments 3*
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