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“Nice stay, but mattresses should be replaced”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Kennedy Nova

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Hotel Kennedy Nova
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Il Gzira
Hoegaarden, Belgium
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice stay, but mattresses should be replaced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014

We stayed in a twin room which was very clean, but our biggest problem were the mattresses. My friend's mattress was very hard and uncomfortable while mine was lumpy and made a lot of creaking noises every time I moved around.
The breakfast was nice and we had plenty of options to choose from. The personnel was very friendly and we did enjoy our stay. There was a calm and relaxing atmosphere in the hotel. The hotel's location is also excellent, a beautiful view and near a bus stop from which you can reach everything perfectly.
Overall a nice hotel, especially if the older mattresses could be replaced with new ones.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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HotelKennedyNova, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Dear Guest,
Many thanks for your review. We always encourage guests to contact us whilst in residence should they have any issues so that we can rectify immediately. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future.
Regards,
Josette Spiteri
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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

We had the pleasure to spend some nights at the Kennedy hotel in a quest to relax yet close to all amenities. Must say it is one of the most peaceful, friendly and convenient hotel across the island, and the views are spectacular! Definitely recommend if you are looking for a relaxing holiday, packed with enchanting views, friendly staff and delicious food!

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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HotelKennedyNova, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Kennedy Nova and await to host you again in the future. Regards, Josette Spiteri
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

I have recently returned from a week's stay at the Kennedy Nova Hotel. My family and I had a really lovely time there. The rooms were well furnished and suited our needs perfectly. We originally booked B&B but quickly upgraded to Half Board as there were fantastic offers on. The staff were extremely friendly and very helpful. The hotel is perfectly situated to get to the promenade of Sliema and all major bus routes to Valletta so easy to get around the island. The views from the rooftop pool area were fantastic, looking out onto the Med. We will not hesitate to return to the Kennedy Nova again :)

Room Tip: The hotel sea view rooms are worth upgrading to
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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HotelKennedyNova, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Dear Guest,

We are pleased to read such a positive review with regards to your recent stay, it was our pleasure to host you. We look forward to welcome you once again in the near future.

Regards,

Josette Spiteri
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

Just returned from a fantastic week in Malta. We stayed at this Hotel and we were totally impressed. The views from the rooms are absolutely splendid and the Hotel is extremely clean with excellent food being served. The location is so central and close to all proximaties, shopping centres, pubs, restaurants. Truly recommend it and so much value for money. Will definately be back in the Summer!!!! Thank you for such a fabulous experience Hotel Kennedy Nova!:)

Room Tip: Seaview rooms - A must :)
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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HotelKennedyNova, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Dear John,
Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Kennedy Nova and await to host you again this Summer. Regards, Josette Spiteri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

A couple of days ago we went for the Easter lunch, food brilliant and service tops !!!!!

The price was very competitive and the buffet was varied. The service was also excellent and my family and I really appreciated the whole setup.

We will surely visit again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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2 Thank Louis M
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HotelKennedyNova, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Dear Louis, Thank you for your positive review. We look forward to host you again in the near future. Regards, Josette Spiteri
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

The Kennedy Nova is probably the most difficult hotel I have reviewed. We some minor tweaks it would be a great little hotel. It will never be 4 star but it could be a very good superior 2 star. Here goes. The staff are absolutely marvelous from the receptionists to the lovely people in the restaurant and the cleaning staff. The hotel is spotless. We where in room 202 ,The room was small but perfectly adequate. We had a balcony and what spectacular views overlooking Sliema Bay. Now for the bad bits. There is no way to dress this up ! The food was DIRE , the breakfast was OK but the evening meals were disgusting. I don't know how anyone who calls himself a chef could present it has food. Everything was tasteless and covered in some kind of gravy which was also tasteless. At the time of our stay the hotel had students staying who were attending a tennis tournament. They were horrendous , huge tennis bags were just dropped anywhere, My husband and I went to get our meal and by the time we got back to our table one of them had taken his chair ! The took over the reception and the stairs because that was the only places they could get WiFi. We didn't use the reception but I felt sorry for the older people , some of whom were holidaying alone and liked to meet up with fellow guests for a natter. Overall The Kennedy Nova is a good hotel . They need to improve the food as it is verging on the disrespectful. Get decent Televisions with more than one English channel. Improve WiFi so that the youngsters don't commandeer the reception and stairs. The staff are doing the best they can management need to meet them half way.

Room Tip: Seaview rooms are smaller but worth it for the view and balcony.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bernadette J
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HotelKennedyNova, Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel.

We are currently looking into the items above mentioned and we will address them accordingly.

Whilst I thank you for your positive comments on our service I remain,

Yours ,

Josette Spiteri
Guest Relations Team
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N Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

This is a really lovely hotel in a perfect location overlooking Sliema Bay
The staff are really friendly and helpful the room we had(501) had a spectacular view across to Valletta was small but perfectly adequate I gather the rooms at the back without the spectacular view are a bit bigger but it is worth paying a bit more for the view The meals(we were on half board ) were ok not a massive choice but mostly very nice great breakfast and the staff are very accommodating if you want poached boiled fried eggs instead of scrambled . There is entertainment 4 nights per week which is good and the location is perfect for sightseeing bus service is excellent and recommend getting a weekly ticket which allows you to go anywhere on the island for 6.50euro for the week we love Malta and will definitely go back toKennedy Nova

  • Stayed March 2014
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HotelKennedyNova, Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel.

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Kennedy Nova and await to host you again in the near future.

Regards,

Josette Spiteri
Guest Relations Team
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Property: Hotel Kennedy Nova
Address: 116, The Strand, Il Gzira, Island of Malta GZR 1027, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Malta > Il Gzira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Il Gzira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Kennedy Nova 4*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are looking for the perfect base in Malta then you have found it. The Kennedy Nova is a four-star, seafront hotel just a stone's throw away from the crystal blue Mediterranean waters.Situated right in the heart of Malta's busy shopping and seaside district Sliema, Hotel Kennedy Nova offers both comfort and convenience for visitors to the island. ... more   less 
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