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“Great location but that's about it!!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Dean Hamlet Hotel

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Dean Hamlet Hotel
Ranked #21 of 34 Hotels in Saint Julian's
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great location but that's about it!!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights, staff were not that friendly like other comments been mentioned here before; no hair dryer in the room that need to borrow from front desk EVERY TIME you need to use it.
Bad things:
1. Student accommodation - the hotel didn't mention they are EF (Language School) student accommodation AT ALL on their web page so as can imagined all teenagers were partying and shouting at the hotel all the time, very difficult to have a proper rest at night.
2. Unstable WiFi - although the WiFi is free in the whole hotel it was super unstable that basically you got disconnected every 1 hour.
3. Bunk beds - Quality of the beds in the room were pretty bad, as it was some kind of bunk beds.
4. Pool - Outdoor swimming pool looks very dirty, seems like they didn't clean for a very long time.
Good thing:
1. Location - When you arrive at the airport all you need to do is take X2 (airport shuttle bus) to the hotel and get off at 'Ross' station, very easy to find, just need to walk down the road next to HSBC and only cost you 2.2 Euro (single way) from the airport.

Stay here if you only need to sleep at night, save some money and don't need to have their free breakfast as they are nothing special at all.

Room Tip: Great location for a budget hotel
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

I didn't expect a lot from a budget hotel but even allowing for that, I found this place poor. OK, it was clean, in a superb location, but that's about it. Students charging around making noise all night, unfriendly staff, and a woeful breakfast. I have stayed in far cheaper places that have been able to offer more than this. Stay somewhere else is my advice.

Room Tip: Find a different hotel
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

I used to live here for a whole summer and it was a great experience!!! :D the same year, during the Xmas holiday my grand parents from South Africa stayed for a few days, maybe a week and they liked it too. They had a normal hotel room while i lived in a sort of apartments. It was fairly good and I highly recommend it for tourists to stay for a visit in Malta. It offers great facilities and the staff is friendly. The cleaning service is always precise and in a whole it is a very clean hotel and they have just refurnished some parts of it. They have 2 swimming pools and
these are great and big enough for many people at once. The location is perfect mainly for younger people as it is a few minutes away from Paceville, what I call the Club ville :P It is best for poeple without children due to its location but even they would enjoy their stay as I lived there with 2 younger siblings aged 9 and 2 so it was no problem at all :)

Hope you opt for it as you won't regret it, prices are fairly good

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Mosta, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

We stayed here in a 4 bedroom room for 1 night, its good if you want to have fun and don't want to spend much money because it's cheap...

Don't expect anything special from it, rooms are small and nothing is high tech but we still recommend it for people or groups who want to have fun on a low budget.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Very clean and comfortable. Quality cleaning is every day. Fresh towels are every day. The rooms are very clean and recently refurbished.New furniture and very comfortable beds. Bright, spacious rooms. There are a fridge and a kettle in the room, it's very comfortable.
Balcony and nice view over Spinola Bay.
Very good air conditioning, which was the most important thing in August for us.
Quiet in the hotel.
There is a pool, which is open from early morning.
Good breakfast: assorted sausage and cheese, butter, muesli, cereal, milk, tea, coffee, juice, jam and etc.
Excellent location. Very central to everything you need. Quiet street. At the same time, very close to everything. Bus station is 2 min away with very good connections to Sliema, Valletta and all other parts of the island. Sandy town beach is 15 minutes by foot. Also, very close to shops and very good restaurants.
To the best beaches of the island you have to travel by bus, bus stop next to you.
Very good minimarket with very late operating hours (a rarity in Malta) is only 2 minutes walk. Supermarket is only 10 minutes walk.
Nice and quiet area but very close to all the night clubs and pubs (5-10 min walk)
The staff are very efficient, helpful and friendly.

Unfortunately there are no special rates for single occupancy.
Only thing was not so good.It's Wi-Fi. Stream was weak. You would only check and use your mail.

However definitely we enjoyed it so much. I'd like to stay there again I'm sure. Just loved it. The best hotel in this category and price range. I stayed in three hotels during my stay in Malta and I can compare - it is the best.
Many thanks and best regards for everyone of the staff.

Room Tip: We had a room on the 4 floor, it's more comfortable area, very clean, quiet and nice view from b...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Figueira da Foz, Coimbra, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

I stayed in the dean hamlet hotel for 2 weeks in august, the hotel was all occupated by young people, wich created a really friendly environment. It's less than 5 minutes from paceville, has a nice pool, staff is friendly and everyday someone does minor cleaning in your room. Perfect for young people

Room Tip: higher floors don't have ants and cockroaches, I only had that problem on the first floor.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Malta
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

We booked this hotel last minute as it was close to our house and it was a big mistake. It is the worst hotel I have ever seen in Malta. When we arrived there were cockroaches in the lobby and when we entered the room there were two huge cockroach there too. There was a crack in the shower it shower was full of ants. This was one of their newly renovated rooms but it did not look like that. We took our bags and left, they refunded us without a problem but didn't even apologize. For us it was not THAT bad because we could go back home but if i came from abroad and ended up in this hotel i would be extremely disappointed.

Room Tip: Don't stay here!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Dean Hamlet Hotel
Address: Triq il-Qaliet, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ3223, Malta (Formerly Dean Hamlet Aparthotel)
Location: Malta > Island of Malta > Saint Julian's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 34 Hotels in Saint Julian's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dean Hamlet Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in St.Julians, Dean Hamlet Hotel has been totally refurbished during 2010 and upgraded to a 3 Star Hotel. It is only a few minutes walk from the bustling resort and approximately 10 minutes walk from the sandy bay of St.George's. Dean Hamlet has its own swimming pool, sun terrace and gymnasium, 24 hour reception, TV lounge, restaurant, internet cafe and Free WIFI service. Accommodation consists of modern hotel rooms, most of which are with balconies, studio and one bedroom self-catering apartments sleeping up to 4 persons. All apartments are equipped with kitchenette (2 ring cooker or microwave, fridge, etc.) And private bath/shower and w.C. Some studios and most 1 bedroom units have balconies. Some rooms and apartments have their own private terrace at penthouse Level. Daily cleaning service with weekly linen change is provided as standard, unless otherwise arranged. ... more   less 
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