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“Home away from Home - Hotel Kappara”
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Hotel Kappara
Ranked #1 of 2 San Gwann B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 15, 2012

I came across Hotel Kappara quite by accident. Whilst only two days into a two day trip of Malta my partner became severely unwell and was admitted to the Mater Dei Hospital. On a recommendation from hospital staff I checked into Kappara so I could be within walking distance from the hospital. I was previously staying in Valetta.

From the moment I checked in and had a chat to Frans, the General Manager and his sister Maria I felt very welcome and at home in what was a difficult time. I ended up staying a month and could not fault the hotel for what I needed. It was impeccably clean, the staff were friendly and always enquired after my parters progress and my own wellbeing. It was an easy walk to the hospital (or University if required), another easy downhill walk to Sliema and the waterfront. Buses stopped at the top of the street and there were the shops of San Gwann across the main road, a mere 5 minute walk. From the Mater Dei hospital interchange one could access most buses to all parts of the island. The in-house restaurant also served up lovely food on a set menu for a reasonable price and the pool was a welcome respite after a hot and dusty day.

Overall this is an excellent little hotel, lacking a little charm as its a new building in a residential suburb, but this is more then made up for by the fact its run by genuinely lovely people who will bend over backwards to be of help if needed. Many thanks again Frans, Maria, and all the staff.

Richard B.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the pool and the little farming valley looking towards the hospital.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Rich B
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Johanna C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Kappara, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2012

Dear Rich,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel Kappara and for your very nice review and comments about the staff, which we really appreciate.

We're happy to hear that that you felt at home at Hotel Kappara during such a difficult time, and we sincerely hope that things have now improved.

Thank you once again for the review and best wishes from us all.

Yours sincerely,
Johanna Calleja

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Hotel Kappara was like a home away from home during my second week in Malta. Being family run, the service had a really personal touch - a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. In contrast to the Sliema based hotel during my first week, Hotel Kappara was very clean, modern and excellent value for money - 8 nights B&B cost me little over 400 euros!! There is a quiet pool area - a great spot to eat breakfast in the sunshine. I would highly recommend Hotel Kappara to anyone visiting Malta.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Dave2685
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Johanna C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Kappara, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2012

Dear Dave,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel Kappara and for your great review and comments about the staff, which we really appreciate.

We're very happy to hear that that you liked the hotel so much, as we always strive to offer what you described as “a home away from home”.

Thank you once again for staying at Hotel Kappara and for recommending the hotel to other visitors. We hope it won’t be long before we can host you again at the hotel.

Yours sincerely,
Johanna Calleja

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Vorrei essere riuscito a dare una valutazione su questo hotel dopo averlo provato, ma purtroppo, pur avendone avuto le intenzioni, supportate dalle valutazioni positive trovate qui, non ne sono stato in grado. Ho provato ripetutamente a prenotare 4 notti in Novembre, tramite il loro sito www.hotelkappara.com , dal quale ho avuto valutazione immediata della spesa ma..... NESSUNA RISPOSTA, MAI. L'email con la quale mi si rassicura di venir contattato da un loro collaboratore e' un "noreply@hotelkappara.com", segno che qualsiasi mi risposta non verrebbe mai letta. Dopo due solleciti e una settimana di attesa, ho prenotato in un altro hotel.
E sapete perche'? Perche' i prezzi comunicati sul loro sito sono BEN inferiori da quelli che fanno se prenotate tramite altro Travel Provider, segno evidente che il loro sito internet e' una bufala colossale, e che non sono in grado, o minimamente interessati, a darvi le stanze a quel prezzo.
Mi fermo qui, poiche' mi viene impedito di confermare o rettificare le positive impressioni avute da altri viaggiatori: di gentilezza, di professionalita', di affidabilita' e di serieta', in questo hotel io non ne ho avuto traccia. Che si vergognino.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Stefano S
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Johanna C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Kappara, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2012
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Egregio Signore,

Grazie per il vostro interesse in Hotel Kappara e per aver evidenziato il problema durante il tentativo di prenotare tramite il nostro sito. Ci dispiace molto per conoscere l'inconveniente che si è verificato.

Si sta occupando del problema, in quanto sembra che per qualche motivo non abbiamo ricevuto tue e-mail o solleciti. Siamo attualmente in fase di aggiornamento il nostro sistema di prenotazione, che dovrebbe contribuire a evitare qualsiasi problema simile in futuro.

Anche se ci rendiamo conto che aver preso accordi alternativi, non esitate a contattarci si potremo essere in grado al vostro servizio in futuro. Potete contattarmi direttamente su questo email: info@muhc.com.mt.

Vi auguriamo un piacevole soggiorno a Malta, vi ringrazio ancora una volta per il vostro interesse in Hotel Kappara e scuse per l'inconveniente.

Cordiali saluti,
Johanna Calleja

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

I have recently returned from a weeks holiday, at the Hotel Kappara in Malta.

As some of the other reviews have mentioned, this is a fantastic hotel and of great value.
the exceptional high standards of cleanliness of this hotel, is a major credit to the very hard work that is done, on a daily basis.

Both the Manager Franz, and his sister Maria constantly strive to ensure that their guests are happy during their stay, and this is all done with the utmost professionalism and care at all times.

I have to say, that I thoroughly enjoyed all the fun and quick witty comments from Franz
(Hotel Manager), and Salvo (the Chef). when they had a chance to relax and talk with the guests

Nothing was too much trouble, no matter how much it affected their routines.

The location is quiet, and more reserved than the busier hotels in St Julians, and this was
just what I was looking for, when I booked the apartment.

Air conditioning worked well, which some of the other hotels received poor reviews for, and the breakfasts and meals that were cooked, were of the highest quality on a par with top restaurants.
Prices at the hotel bar were very affordable, and well within the budget of the main tourist areas.

I will definitely be keeping in touch, with Franz and Maria for my next holiday in Malta.

Would recommmend this hotel for all visitors, for the highest value and exceptional quality.

A great relaxing holday, with people I consider to be genuine friends. Recommended !

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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4  Thank Barry_Whiteley
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Johanna C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Kappara, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2012

Dear Barry,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel Kappara and for your fantastic review and comments about the staff, which we really appreciate.

We're very happy to hear that you had such a relaxing holiday and that you liked the hotel and the dinner so much, as we always strive to meet and exceed our guests’ expectations.

Thank you once again for staying at Hotel Kappara and for recommending the hotel to other visitors. We’re glad you had such a nice time and we hope it won’t be long before we can welcome you back to the hotel.

Yours sincerely,
Johanna Calleja

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Reviewed August 18, 2012

As a single female traveller this hotel was a great find. As others have written before, I found the staff were professional, solicitous and helpful and I felt completely at ease. Nothing was too much trouble for the friendly manager or his sister who run the hotel. I certainly recommend this small, beautifully kept, hotel to those who like a clean, quiet, peaceful stay.

The hotel is only a short bus ride away from Sliema but I walked down to the resort and back several times during my holiday (a good 45mins). Probably not the best idea as the temperature was in the high 30s (early July). However, it made the late afternoon swim in the hotel pool all the more refreshing when I returned.

I understand that the hotel is looking into the possibility of a shuttle service to Sliema, which I am sure would be warmly welcomed by guests.

Each night during my stay (second week in July) I was treated to a fabulous firework display, which I could clearly see from my balcony, as distant villages held their fiestas and parties.

I self catered (a branch of Lidl is ten mins walk away) and I also found great purchases from the local shops and greengrocers in the area.

The hospital, which you can see from the hotel, which is about a 15min walk away, is a great terminus for catching buses (all airconditioned) all over the island. From there, I took an early Sunday bus to Marsalokk market - a great place for food and holiday souvenirs. I also caught bus from there to Cirkewwa to catch the ferry to Gozo for a visit. Bus fares were reasonable and made travelling the island very easy and convenient so I had no need for a car.

I have already recommended the hotel to several of my friends and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

Room Tip: My room was overlooking the entrance and the road, it was quiet and had views towards the hospital a...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Erica Gill A
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Johanna C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Kappara, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2012

Dear Erica,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel Kappara and for taking the time to post a review. We really appreciate your lovely comments about the staff and the hotel.

How nice to hear that you enjoyed walking to Sliema (despite the high temperatures) and that you enjoyed the refreshing swims afterwards, and managed to visit so many parts of the island.

Thank you once again for staying at Hotel Kappara and for taking the time to post such a nice review and recommending the hotel to your friends. We’re glad you had such a nice time and we hope it won’t be long before we can welcome you back to the hotel.

Yours sincerely,
Johanna Calleja

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Reviewed August 12, 2012

The hotel is beautiful and the cleanliness is to an exceptional high standard. The staff are very hospitable and friendly. The Manager is very helpful and goes beyond his course of duties to assist.He is very witty and funny but maintains Professionalism throughout. It is a quiet and reserved small hotel and would definately recommend it for a stay in Malta. It is in close proximity to the lively St Julians and only a few km's from Sliemma town centre. It is very cost effective; a 3 course dinner costs 15 Euros, and the food was delightful. My family and I had a fabulous time staying in the Kappara and were made feel very welcome.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Marion186570
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Johanna C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Kappara, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2012

Dear Marion,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel Kappara and for taking the time to post a review. We really appreciate your lovely comments about the staff and the hotel.

We're very happy to hear that you liked the hotel and the dinner so much, as we always strive to meet and exceed our guests’ expectations
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Thank you once again for staying at Hotel Kappara. We’re glad you and your family had such a nice time and we hope it won’t be long before we can welcome you back to the hotel.

Yours sincerely,
Johanna Calleja

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Reviewed May 22, 2012

This is a place conveniently located to reach the University of Malta. It hosts university guests but would be a real discovery for others who look for a quiet location and service where the emphasis is on attention to detail.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank Milena D
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Johanna C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Kappara, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2012

Dear Milena,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel Kappara and for taking the time to post a review. We really appreciate your lovely comments.

We're very happy to hear that you liked the hotel so much. We do always try to pay a lot of attention to detail as we always strive to meet and exceed our guests’ expectations.

Thank you once again for staying at Hotel Kappara and for taking the time to post such a nice review. We hope it won’t be long before we can welcome you back to the hotel.

Yours sincerely,
Johanna Calleja

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Address: Triq Wied Ghollieqa | Kappara, San Gwann, Island of Malta 1000, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Malta > San Gwann
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in San Gwann
Price Range: $62 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Kappara 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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