I really don't understand some of the adverse comments about this hotel. I read some before my week's stay in October. They naturally made me a little apprehensive but my fears, and the adverse comments, proved to be completely unfounded and I had a very enjoyable time.
Ignore the 'locally rated' bit; this is a 5 star hotel by anyone's standards. Our room was very large, and comfortable, as was the bathroom and the balcony overlooking the garden. The shower was perhaps the most outstanding feature; absolutely wonderful. The free WiFi worked brilliantly in the room at all times. In the basement there is a proper swimming pool which I used everyday.
It was clear that the restaurant staff in the 'Taste' restaurant were a little stretched some days at breakfast and lunchtime but you could not fault their effort. They were courteous and obliging at all times, as were the bar staff. We booked a restaurant for dinner on the previous day each time and had no trouble although we do like to eat early. I would especially recommend the Italian restaurant.
An extra bonus is the large shopping mall next door. They tell you not to drink the
local water so go to the supermarket there, where you can buy it really cheaply. When my swimming goggles broke as I was about to enter the pool one day, all I had to do was go to 'Italian Sport Fashion' there and get some new ones. It was all very convenient.
I personally believe that some people go on holiday determined to find fault with everything and a lot of them come on here afterwards in an effort to spread the misery. They are the same people who expect their luggage to be waiting for them on the carousel at the airport the minute they arrive. Who needs murals on the walls of a swimming pool for Heaven's sake?
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Fortina Hotel Sliema
- Fortina Hotel Malta
- Fortina Resort
- Hotel Fortina
- Fortina Spa Resort Malta/Sliema