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“A quiet break” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fortina Spa Resort
Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels in Sliema
Rossendale, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A quiet break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

What a lovely surprise... we were upgraded to a seafront deluxe room with a balcony on arrival. such fabulous views. the room, had coffee and tea making facilities with complementary water. Matching bathrobes and slippers at your disposal. The staff were great and helpful with details on the area and what we were local too. Great restaurants all within walking distance and very reasonably priced. I would deffinately visit here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a seaview, for amazing views ....you dont get the noise like most cities due to where the ho...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Alison F
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TheFortina, Guest Relations Manager at Fortina Spa Resort, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear Alison F,

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 very soon.

Best regards,
Fortina Spa Resort team
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kendal, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Spectacular huge bedroom and bathroom, beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Lovely balcony with amazing views.
Restaurants ok
Spa huge lots of rooms, no windows and not particularly pleasant atmosphere
Pools good, but long complicated walk to get there

Room Tip: The sea facing balconies have lovely views
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Roslyn F
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TheFortina, Guest Relations Manager at Fortina Spa Resort, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear Roslyn F,

Thank you for your posting. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and disappointed to hear your comments about the Spa which are usually very positive. Your comments have been passed onto all those concerned.

Best regards,
Fortina Spa Resort team
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Widnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Although I normally wait until I return home before updating trip advisor I thought I would share my experience of the Taste restaurant whilst still here. The food there is outstanding and the lunch yesterday was as good as any Michelin star restaurant I have been fortunate to visit. I had the Sea food hot pot followed by Rabbit. It was fantastic.

Room Tip: I am in room 1771 as I type this, you can't get any better.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jonesbicester
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TheFortina, Guest Relations Manager at Fortina Spa Resort, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear jonesbicester,

Thank you for your lovely posting. We are delighted to hear it and your lovely comments have been passed onto our Executive Chef. We look forward to welcoming you again!

Best regards,
Fortina Spa Resort team
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

My wife and I had a great week at the 5*. Lovely room overlooking the harbour to Valleta. Staff really pleasant and and helpful. We only used the Indian restaurant on site but had one of the best Indian meals I have in a long time. The only minor criticisms we had was that the breakfast wasn't as hot as it might have been and that in October the sun doesn't get to the pool area but using the terrace across the road made up for that. I would highly recommend the hotel, maybe to more 'mature' holiday makers.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Markie77
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TheFortina, Guest Relations Manager at Fortina Spa Resort, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear Markie77,

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.

Best wishes,
Fortina Spa Resort team
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

Arrived and was greeted by Natalia and Rudmilla, was told we had been upgraded. Room was large and spacious, good facilities, but not the sea-view we had hoped (Over the Garden instead). Changed rooms next day to Harbour View (Great). All issues with room were resolved efficiently and professionally. We went on a B&B basis and must say that the breakfast was brilliant. A choice of Full English Fried Breakfast, Continental Meats and Cheeses, Pastries, Yoghurts, Fresh Fruit, Cereals, Fruit Juices and Hot Drinks. As we were a B&B customer we enjoyed a 25% discount off meals at all Restaurants within the Hotel Complex. Our favourite being the Chinese Restaurant where we ate twice in our weeks stay. Each of the restaurants were closed on one evening each week. The choice of food at the restaurants were Indian, Japanese, Chinese, 2 x Italian, Vietnamese & Mediterranean and the Island Bar across the road from the Hotel. The Italian in the Garden of the Hotel we found the least enjoyable as there were only two Pasta dishes on the Menu. Mo-Mo, the Italian restaurant adjoining the Hotel we found disappointing due to the very low light level inside which made reading the menu difficult! The Garden space is beautiful to relax in during the day and it is very quiet and exceptionally cool when the outside temperature is high. All the Staff at the complex were very helpful and I would recommend this Hotel to anyone wanting a break in this lovely Island. We didn't try any of the Spa Treatments at this time. The offer of a free harbour tour was given to us at Breakfast one morning. We found that we did not have the time to do this as we rather enjoyed walking around Valetta and Sliema towns instead. We did attend the presentation that the Hotel put on to try and get you to involve yourself in a Time Share with the 5 Star part of the Hotel. We already have a similar scheme with another company so we managed to wriggle out of that. It wasn't high pressure, but if you are not aware of this process you can easily be led into getting involved. This to me would be the only time during the holiday that I would say was not conducive to the holiday experience. I would recommend this Hotel to others in the future and particularly the B&B route. This gives you the freedom to try other restaurants in the local area and not tied to the Hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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TheFortina, Guest Relations Manager at Fortina Spa Resort, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear BootyBAndy,

Thank you for your posting. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. All your comments have been passed onto all those concerned.

Best wishes,
Fortina Spa Resort team
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

I initially stayed at the hotel next door in 2011 but was pesuaded to buy a timeshare at the Fortina Spa. I visited the hotel in March this year and have to say it's a pretty classy place. There are still some finishing touches to be done but overall the place was clean the rooms are very spacious, (my room in particular on the front had a spectacular view of the harbour) and the staff are also very helpful and friendly. There are 7 different restaurants for you to eat in including Italian, Japanese & Thai but I chose to eat in the two main restaurants and have to say the food is well prepared and nicely presented. Although I haven't sampled any of the treatments on offer I have seen the facilities and they are very impressive. There is entertainment of some description most nights. On a personal level the hotel seems to attract mainly elderly couples with the odd younger couple thrown in and this isn't really my cup of tea. The town itself has lots of bars, mainly Maltese and Italian but they are not always open at the time of year I go which is February/March.
The hotel has a well stocked shop and there is also a shopping mall just 5 minutes walk away.
All in all this is a lovely hotel but as I said before it's not really my cup of tea, though I would certainly reccommend it to my elderly friends as a place to go for a nice quiet, relaxing holiday as opposed to the hustle and bustle of more noisy resorts.

Room Tip: I would definitely reccommend a room at the front of the hotel overlooking the harbour. The higher u...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank drcarnie
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Bugibba, Malta
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

I have just spent 2 nights at this great hotel. Weather was fine so we could enjoy the private pool we had with our room. Food was simply amazing. We paid for the All inclusive so we could try all the 5 restaurants of worldwide cousine - japanese, indian, mediterranean and chinese. A must to go if looking for a 5 star hotel close to all amenities, even though you won't be needing to go out of the hotel.

Room Tip: The Spa rooms are out of this world
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank abisam_12
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TheFortina, Guest Relations Manager at Fortina Spa Resort, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Dear abisam_12,

Thank you for your wonderful posting. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your recent stay with us in a Spa Bedroom with a private roof-top pool. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Warm wishes,
Fortina Spa Resoer team
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Property: Fortina Spa Resort
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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Sliema
#2 Spa Hotel in Sliema
#4 Luxury Hotel in Sliema
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sliema
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Fortina Spa Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 220
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in central Sliema, adjoining Malta’s trendiest shopping complex (The Point) offering the largest choice of fashion & designer outlets, the Fortina Spa Resort is Malta’s newest 17 storey 5 star hotel. The resort faces south with magnificent views of Valletta’s bastion walls across the water and is home to the World’s 1st Therapeutic Spa bedrooms. It is the ideal hotel to indulge in a numerous variety of Spa treatments, excellent cuisines from around the world and one of the best locations on the island. Restaurants :- Taste Restaurant (Vietnamese & Mediterranean Cuisine)CanThai (Chinese & Thai Cuisine)Momo’s Ristorante Tigne (Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine)Il Giardino PizzeriaSaReGaMa (Authentic Indian Cuisine)Moroboshi (Japanese Cuisine)Bars Limes Bar (indoor)Island Bar (outdoors – weather permitting)Swimming Pools :-Outdoor Garden Pool and separate Splash Pool2 Indoor Swimming PoolsSpa Centres(see descriptions below)Thalasso Spa MediterraneeSpa Sante Belle Epoque Beauty CentreHypogeum Body, Mind & Spirit CentreOther facilities Conference facilities Fully Equipped Fitness Centre 24 hour room serviceAdded Value For All Our Guests :-Cruise of Malta’s Historical Grand HarbourUnlimited access to Fortina Fitness Centre ... more   less 
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