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“Lovely place, great view, pools, food and room.”
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Hotel Fortina
Ranked #15 of 28 Hotels in Sliema
Kildare, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Lovely place, great view, pools, food and room.”
Reviewed August 18, 2014

Spent a week at the Hotel Fortina. Loved it because it was all effortless and fun for us, a family of six.
Good points: Food was great, location was excellent and there were plenty of shady spots beside the pool - it was 39 degrees on one of the days! Literally 5 minutes to the left of the hotel is Malta's largest shopping mall. You cannt see it from the hotel, it is tucked away behind. Still, had we known, we'd have packed little. GREAT SHOPPING! M&S, Debenhams, River Island etc. It provided a break from sunbathing and being indoors, was cool. Staggering view from front of hotel right over Valetta. The two hotel pools are just fab.
Down points: water in the restaurant is a stupid €4.20 a bottle. Calippos at the poolside were €3.50. Opposite the hotel is a gorgeous ice cream stall and we spent out money there instead. Reception could have been friendlier/smilier.
People here have moaned about the lifts. We were on the 6th floor and took the stairs. It was the only real excercise we got in the day. I don't understand why perfectly fit people, most in their 20s and 30s were waiting for a lift to take them up one or two floors. If those people walked each time, there would be no queues. The stairwells are clean, bright and we never met a soul.
We will go back to Hotel Fortina and would recommend it.

Room Tip: We chose room at front. Noisier but simply wonderful view. The noise of the traffic was drowned out...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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TheFortina, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Fortina, responded to this review, September 3, 2014
Dear AnitaBreak41,

Thank you for your lovely posting. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards,
Fortina team
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Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
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Reviewed August 15, 2014

What a million dollar view from the hotel pool to capital Valetta! And it was reallly great location for everything - to take a ferry to islands, to take a local or on-hop-off bus, to walk to restaurants or shopping area!
We stayed for 7 days in Malta and were totally pleased both with the hotel, its location and the malta itself. Hotel facilities (except carpets on higher floor corridors) were excellent, especially the pool areas and restaurants in the hotel garden. We warmly recommend hotel Fortina!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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5 Thank Janne T
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TheFortina, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Fortina, responded to this review, September 3, 2014
Dear Janne T,

Thank you for your lovely posting. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards,
Fortina team
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

We Spent 5 days at the Fortina Hotel and found the location really good, beside the largest Shopping mall in Malta and a short walk to the bars . local shops and the ferry to Valletta, the view from our room took your breath away. looking out across the bay to the ancient city of Valletta, we never tired of the scenary, we loved walking through Valletta with its old shops and daily market and quaint bars, nowhere is expensive to get to really in Malta with the local buses costing about 1.5 euros anywhere on the island and you can use the same ticket all day as well so don't throw it away, liked the mix of British and Maltese culture, BHS M&S Next etc and the local shops, we travelled round a bit and did a cruise to 3 harbours , loads of history if your in to it. at the hotel the food is the best we have ever had abroad, superb choice and quality, they certainly have a excellent chef there, we had a meal in the Japanese and Indian restaurants at hotel and found really nice too, the staff could not do enough for us , very obliging. nothing was every any trouble to them. our room was excellent as was the whole experience. we will definitely be back at the Fortina ....cannot wait

Room Tip: Get a Sea View. its well worth it...!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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TheFortina, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Fortina, responded to this review, September 3, 2014
Dear stevemac134,

Thank you for your lovely posting. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards,
Fortina team
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have just had a fabulous holiday in Malta staying at the ago retina with friends. We stayed in a suite which was extremely large and the bed very comfortable. We had a view over the island bar and pool Situated on the 6th floor. The room does need decorating as the carpet was a little grubby however the room was serviced everyday and was extremely clean. There are several restaurants to choose from and we would strongly recommend the Mediterranean one. The food was fabulous. The staff were all courteous and friendly. For ladies who like to shop or lunch The Point shopping Centre is worth several visits. The bonus is that it doesn't spoil the view from the hotel and is cleverly hidden. Both shops and restaurants are fab. We would definitely go again as the location was amazing. Everything was close by. Buses, water taxis boat trips.

  • Stayed August 2014
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4 Thank Tracy G
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TheFortina, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Fortina, responded to this review, September 3, 2014
Dear Tracy G,

Thank you for your lovely posting. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Your comments have been passed onto Management.

Kind regards,
Fortina team
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2014

ROOMS: looked as though it had not been hoovered in months, broken & torn furniture.

SPA: Poor availability & poor quality of deep tissue massage, felt more like deep bone massage.

SERVICE: Generally unhelpful staff with one waiter saying they did not do Ice coffee and we had been drinking them for 2 days. Would of appreciated a smile and a limitless more courteous.

On a plus point the quality of the food in the Chinese & Japanese restaurants was amazing.
To think they thought refurbishing the fitness centre at peak season was a good idea!!!
Would not recommend this hotel and will not be re-visiting.

  • Stayed August 2014
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TheFortina, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Fortina, responded to this review, August 21, 2014
Dear Jackie A,

Thank you for taking the time to post your experience with us on this website. We are disappointed to hear that your stay with us did not reach your expectations. We would like to apologise for any inconveniences caused. Please be assured that your comments have been well-noted and passed onto all those concerned for the appropriate action to be taken accordingly.

Kind regards,
Hotel Fortina team
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

Me and my family stayed at the hotel for 1 week and we had a room view over the garden pool area. The pool was really good and my kids just wanted to stay at this pool. There was three other pools at the hotel and two of them were on the seaside of the hotel. The Garden pool was calm and you could not hear any noise from the harbour or the traffic on the front of the hotel.
The Breakfast was very good.
Included in the room we had one harbour cruise and one kind of spa activity in salt water, this shall be good for the lungs (that's what they say anyway), for the salt water excercise you had to be 18 years old, but our oldest sun that was close to 17 could join anyway.
The rooms was clean and ok.
The hotel is very close to a big shopping mall, just go to the left when leaving the hotel and cross the bridge.
To the right a few hundred meters there is plenty of restaurants to choose.
I can also recommend mr cocktailvan between the hotel and the harbour/restaurants were most of the boats leave from.

Room Tip: I would say the Garden room is to prefer, we had a room towards the seaside one night and the view w...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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TheFortina, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Fortina, responded to this review, September 3, 2014
Dear krycke65,

Thank you for your lovely posting. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards,
Fortina team
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2014

This hotel is never a 4 star , Three at best, The rooms are spars the lifts are S**t, , Staff could do with some smile training dear god your working with public but a smile on it , Asked for a room with a balcony and were shunted onto the 7th floor NO balcony, Got room change next morning to room with balcony if that`s what it was .Decor very tired could do with a good lick of paint. bathroom cramped toilet seat broken and constant noise of running water, Is this a four star hotel NOT A CHANCE! 3 at best, would i recommend it NO! would i stay their again NO! . the view was fantastic and Malta is a lovely Place, Shame about this Hotel, Don`t be fooled be the Photos this is Basic hotel ,good location, Summery Spend some money and UPDATE This tired looking Hotel

Room Tip: If you ask for a balcony don`t expect a vast outdoor space , Just enough room for 2 people.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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TheFortina, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Fortina, responded to this review, August 21, 2014
Dear mickwra,

Thank you for taking the time to post your experience with us on this website. We are disappointed to hear that your stay with us did not reach your expectations. We would like to apologise for any inconveniences caused. Please be assured that your comments have been well-noted and passed onto all those concerned for the appropriate action to be taken accordingly.

Kind regards,
Hotel Fortina team
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Property: Hotel Fortina
Address: Tigne Seafront, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 3012, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Malta > Sliema
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Sliema
#9 Luxury Hotel in Sliema
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Fortina 4*
Number of rooms: 200
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