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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
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Blue Sea San Anton Hotel & Apartments
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Triq Ir-Ramel San Pawel Il-Bahar, Bugibba, Island of Malta, Malta   |  
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Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Bugibba
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The only reason this hotel has not received only one star is because the staff were great. Apart from this, however, there is nothing commendable about this hotel. I stayed here a week, and I've learnt my lesson - next time just pay the bit extra for a better hotel. The room smelt damp and mouldy, the loo would not stop running so it sounded like someone was constantly using the toilet.There was mould in the shower, the 'air conditioning' is not air conditioning - instead you are treated to a rusty fan which looks like it could drop from the ceiling at any moment. Breakfast doesn't start until 8am (and not a moment before) which makes it impossible to have breakfast if you have a remotely early start for excursions/other activities. Food/drinks are over priced, and you have to pay for any extras, for example, if you want to use the safe in your own room, you must rent it - quite frankly I wouldn't have been surprised if there was a coin slot to pay for every time you want to use your toilet. Whoever described this hotel as Fawlty Towers was absolutely right, although after a while of staying there, it is not so humorous. In short if you are travelling to Malta, do not use this hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Blue Sea H, Manager at Blue Sea San Anton Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
It is with regret that your stay with us did not meet your expectations.

Our maintenance and housekeeping team work daily to assist anything reported by our guests.

Further more the hotel management team work around the clock to rectify any guests personal dissatisfaction and it is with regret that you did not avail yourself of this service whilst in resort

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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
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have just returned from one weeks all inclusive stay at the Blue Sea San Anton Hotel, On arrival we were greeted at the reception by one member of staff who was doing his best to get everybody checked in as quick as possible which was fine a little wait but he did his best.
The food in the restaurant for breakfast, luch and dinner is of buffet style breakfast has a choice of full english hot food and cold continental choice with fruit and yogurt and very well maintained throughout service. The room was very large and clean one small complaint was the fan was a bit shaky when on full but nothing to worry about, the irish bar attached to the complex is very large and has ample seating however I feel they could use the space alot better with maybe live entertainment or shows on in the evening.
Entertainment is pretty bad they try there best but its not good, the kids games room has to be sorted only one machine working and the pool table needs fixing as the cloth is ripped but pingpong and darts are available so not to bad.
Over all great place central to the main square within 10 minutes walk would also recommend going to the blue lagoon on a boat trip its AMAZING!!!!! The boat we used was the hornblower and it was great well worth the 20 euros each, we will definitely be booking again for next year it was our first time in malta and we would recommend it to everyone if the hotel fix the small issues then it would be five star rating great value and wonderfull place thank you all the staff :)

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Blue Sea H, Manager at Blue Sea San Anton Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Thank you for your personal comments and feedback.

I appreciate all comments to help us continue to improve our resorts as well as maintain to provide a value for money holiday for all our guests.

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the near future in one of our resorts.

Kind Regards
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

After booking and reading some reviews was a bit worried but there was no need ☺ stayed a week all inc and yeh food was ok but would defo stay here again lookin to book again here nxt year and stay for 2 weeks clean basic central location nice friendly staff and large apartment for the money I paid it was a bargain dont believe the horror stories on here if some people were in a 5 they would still find a moan book this place if u want a good safe place to stay .Only negative is there is lots of space at the pool and defo needs lots more sun beds as this was a real problem only managed to get them once outa the whole week people put towels on at 12.30 at night that was unbelievable! !! Thats the only negative but the hotel need to look at this as they have plenty of space for more .But apart from that a amazing first time in malta and will Defo b bk next year ....cant wait

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Blue Sea H, Manager at Blue Sea San Anton Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Thank you for your personal comments and feedback.

Regarding your feedback on the sunbeds we have always requested guests not to reserve sunbeds and as we are in high season we will strictly remove any towels reserving sunbeds for more than a 30 minute period.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the near future in one of our resorts

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

we stayed for two weeks at the Blue sea san anton, the room was great, clean, maid was in every other day.We stated all inclusive,staff always had a smile.For what we paid the food was good and the drink was plentyful,we soon got used to the plastic glasses.We still do not know how they do it for the price they charge,Would go back.Rose JIM Liverpool

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Blue Sea H, Manager at Blue Sea San Anton Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thank you for your personal comments and feedback.

We continue to aim to provide value for money low cost budget friendly holidays for all to enjoy.

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the near future.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We arrived at the hotel fairly early, not expecting to be able to check in, but we were pleasantly suprised that we were allowed in our room straight away. Our room was huge, there was just 2 of us, and we had 2 double beds, flat screen tv, balcony and a decent sized bathroom. Our room was cleaned every other day which was fine! There was nothing luxury about this hotel, but for the price we paid, I don't think anyone can complain! We had the choice of 2 hotel's facilities, which was a bonus too. We were asked for a 50 euro deposit which was a bit of a suprise, but it was fine, and they were proffesional about how it was kept. The choice of drinks were fine on the all inclusive (if you don't mind drinking out of cheap plastic cups!), the food wasn't great, but there was generally something you could find to eat! The pool was freezing when we were there (beginning of June) and they also have an adult only terrace with a hot (cold) tub. This wasn't particularly clean, but they tried! The entertainment was quite good if you're into bingo in the evenings too. This hotel is only a short walk into bugibba square and the seafront, where there is plenty of shops and places to eat and drink. Overall, I definately wouldn't have complained as it was cheap, so don't expect too much if you book this hotel - the way we saw it was that you have a bed, food and drinks, so just go out and have fun, which we did!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Blue Sea H, Manager at Blue Sea San Anton Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Thank you for your personal comments and feedback.

Our catering agents provide a varied and daily menu to satisfy multiple nationalities. Where we strive to do so, you must appreciate that it is not always possible to adhere to all individual tastes. However, we certainly welcome all feedback ,which help us to continue with improvements.

We continue to aim to proved low cost, budget friendly competitive price and hope to see you again in the near future in one of our resorts.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

poor leadership, poor maid service, staff morale looked depressing, not enough reception staff, poor customer care skills, poor management all round. nearly missed shuttle bus to airport as the driver said staff at reception said we didn't exist 15 minutes before our check out time.
we were asked for 50 euro deposit on arrival for insurance against potential damage in room which I refused to pay. reception staff over run with complaints from guests on a daily basis. our room was like living in a sauna as fan made no

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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Blue Sea H, Manager at Blue Sea San Anton Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
It is with regret that your stay with us did not meet your expectations.

Our team at Blue sea have a great staff moral and work daily to exceed guests expectations.

Unfortunately as the transfers are nothing to do with the hotel the transfer companies have one name and the hotel booking is in another and I do apologies if that is the case but this is not the fault of the hotel.

A 50 euro deposit is required from all guests on arrival as a breakage/key deposit for the room.

We do not advertise that our rooms have air conditioning but all our rooms are fitted with ceiling fans and if required further desk fans can be hired from reception at a small local cost.

With the above said the hotel management work around the clock to rectify guests personal issues it is with regret that you did not avail yourself of this service whilst in resort

Kind Regards



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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Myself and my partner stayed in the hotel during that last full week of June. We had originally booked a self catering apt but was told on arrival that there was maintenance works taking place so we would be getting a normal room but that we would get 'All inclusive'.
The room itself was in good condition and very large, but was very warm at night and took awhile for use to get use to them conditions.

The food was fine and there was always a lot of different options both for lunch and dinner but like anything it does get somewhat sickening after a few days and its good to branch out and try a few restaurants in the area as there some good quality around with stunning harbour views.

Being Irish I had high hopes for the Irish bar in the hotel but I have to say it was probably one of the worst bars I've ever been in as there in no atmosphere what so ever and I don't know why they weren't putting on a TV. We normally went to the closest bar down the road which was cheap as chips and had TV viewing outside for the world cup matches.

Malta and especially Bugibba is a lovely island and would recommend it to all people. Overall I would say the hotel was value for money and would go back again but please improve the bar!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Blue Sea H, Manager at Blue Sea San Anton Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your personal comments and feedback, your comments help us to continue to improve our resorts.

We continue to aim to proved low cost, budget friendly competitive price and hope to see you again in the near future in one of our resorts.

Kind Regards.
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Address: Triq Ir-Ramel San Pawel Il-Bahar, Bugibba, Island of Malta, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Malta > Bugibba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Bugibba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Sea San Anton Hotel & Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 262
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The perfect location of the Blue Sea San Anton, in the quiet seaside town of Bugibba and just minutes from the beach ensures you will enjoy your stay. The quality of the hotel and its amenities will allow you to relax and discover all of the attractions that Malta has to offer as one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean. The Blue Sea San Anton Bugibba is located in the municipality of Saint Paul's Bay. Visitors will love this little coastal town with its wonderful beaches and streets full with restaurants, shops and bars. The capital, Valletta, is just 15 miles away. The rooms at the Blue Sea San Anton are comfortable and well equipped to make your holiday as relaxing as possible. They are spacious and each one has a private bathroom, TV, safe-deposit box and telephone. Most rooms have a balcony. To make your stay a great one the hotel has a restaurant, outdoor pool, sun terrace and gardens in which to relax and wind away the hours. ... more   less 
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