just got back from 10 days at riviera and have to say it was almost perfect. the staff are really friendly especially Ivan and Wayne at the bar who makes the best cocktails. the hotel is located in a very quiet position but there are buses passing every 10 mins, so access to the rest of the island is good. the food is plentiful although it did lack a bit as it got busier. however as AI you are able to eat in the Melanzine Trattoria next door which is a pizza and pasta restaurant and this was a real bonus as you could order fresh pizza. the outdoor pools were cold but there was also an indoor pool open until 11pm. The Elypsium spa was good as you have free use of the steam room and sauna 2-6pm,and there is also a fair size gym. The beach bar and pool bar were open at times which was useful, but you were never too sure when they were going to open. Charlie Noble bar was the best but only open late aft and evening, but AI drinks were plentiful, especially the choice of cocktails. the hola beach was a little walk from the hotel and not much there, but we would recommend you walk 20 mins to Arnier Beach and this was a real gem. Animation team work really hard, but the entertainment itself is poor. There were a few visiting singers, but no real shows and the one which should have been on was cancelled due to the german football, as the hotel is almost full of german holiday makers. we really need to encourage more uk holiday makers as the local maltese love the english, always making time to talk. you can book trips directly at the hotel through a guy and you can also get boat trips to comino right outside the hotel. awesome ferries is a must as its a really fast little boat.A walk along the Marfa ridge to the white tower at the end is a must and if you go around behind the aerial you will have a spectacular view into a hole looking down and out to sea. there is a mobile supermarket outside the hotel but other than that no shops at all nearby, but if AI you dont need much. one issue we did have though was with water. as you do not get bottles and the hotel water is undrinkable, you either had to but water or just get glasses of it as you were not allowed to fill your own bottles! we had a country view room which was lovely as we could also see the sea. the roadworks are finished and the road behind the hotel is very quiet. we had a lovely stay and would go back again.
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