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Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Mellieha
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Bristol
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“Fantastic hotel, resort, people and country!”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

The climate in Malta is wonderful ,the people happy and gracious, the majority speak excellent English and the Golden Sands resort gives you all the high standards and luxuries that you can expect from a Radisson hotel. All the restaurants served superb food, nothing was ever too much trouble and there are so many facilities to utilise you could spend your entire holiday on the resort and not go anywhere else, which would be such a shame as the island has much to offer.

The private beach makes a welcome change from the pool area (with outdoor Jacuzzi, lagoon pool and children's pool as well as pool bar and juice bar). Parasols, sunbeds and towels are available at the beach with waiter service from the Pebbles Beach bar.

I had a wonderful time and would like to say a special thank you to Agliolio restaurant manager, Cormack and of course to Henri - see you again next year guys :-)

Room Tip: The country view rooms are in my opinion a better choice as you don't have the noise from the po...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Good Morning,

I would like to thank you for sharing your experience about your stay at The Golden Sands. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Our team does take great pride in delivering a Yes I Can service to all our guests. I will pass on your comments to Cormac, Henri and the rest of the team.

Kind Regards,

Karla
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

My Husband & I have just returned from holliday at this hotel, it is absolutely gorgeous, superb views, staff cannot do enough for you, the breakfasts are amazing, it is out of the way, but there is an excellent bus service run by Drifter, will take you anywhere & pick you up later, very reasonably priced. It is the best place to take a chill out holliday & the beds & pillows are so comfortable, well worth a visit

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

This our second stay at our timeshare hotel. Standards have remained as high as ever!! The staff are extremely efficient and friendly, the hotel is in excellent condition, internally and externally, and the food in Agliolio restaurant remains superb.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Good Morning,

Thank you for your review, I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at the Golden Sands.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

This is our second stay at the Radisson Golden Sands, - this year for our daughters 18th Birthday. She was totally spoilt by Henri and the hotel staff with cake, chocolates, cards, and also the Malta edition of Monopoly!
We had a country view apartment last year on the third floor in tower three, but this year we had a sea view apartement on the same floor, just overlooking the Mokka Bar terrace. It was amazing, pretty much everything you need, and the view of Golden Bay which cannot be beaten.
The hotel is very clean and tidy, staff really friendly and polite, and nothing is too much trouble.
The breakfast from Flavours Restaurant is excellent choice, and we ate in Agliolio a couple of times too which is primarily Italian and situated down on almost beach level. It is excellent.
We also at out of the hotel in the Apple's Eye Restaurant and bar just a few minutes walk from the hotel, which is reasonably priced, has friendly staff, and another amazing sea view.
Between Apples Eye and the beach is Munchies Cafe and beach bar, which is great for snacks, drinks, cakes, baguettes etc etc. With one place or the other, there is probably something for everyone.
The hotel pool was pretty cold, as we had had some windy days which must cool the water down, but last August it was lovely, and we are told the pool temperature is lovely through until around October.
Being just out of school holidays it was easier to get sun loungers round the pool too, and generally compared to last August the general temperature was more manageable, highs of 28 probably, whereas our hottest day last August in Sliema was 41 degrees!
This year we did the Blue Grotto boat trip Sunday tour with Marsaxloxx Market visit, which was very big and busy. Just about everything for sale and a great cake stall in particular! ;)
We did the Hera Round Malta Cruise, which again was excellent (we did it last year too!).
We did the Vintage Bus Tour from Sliema into the Three Cities with a nice stop in Vittoriosa, and our driver David was very nice and pointed out this and that along the way. We also did the Hop on/Hop off Open Top Bus tour around the North of Malta, including a good stop at Mdina Glass. Great little outdoor cafe opposite too that is reasonable and friendly.
We also used ecabs for our taxi transfers this year, who have modern black, clean, air-conditioned cars with nice drivers and are very reliable and helpful. Definately recommended.
All in all, we had a lovely week again in Golden Sands, and would highly recommend this hotel. We shall be returning!!

Room Tip: Definately request a Sea View Apartment!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

This is our third holiday at the Golden Sands resort in Malta. The resort is great the location is fabulous, the hole staff are great very helpfull and always have a smile on there faces.Pool area is large with ample sun bathing areas and a nice clean beach area, would recomend this hotel to couples or familys,choice of food is good with pool side snack bars and a choise of four restarants to pick from. Great location for a wedding.
Dennis& Marilyn

Room Tip: sea view in 1st or second tower floors 3 to 6
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

This place is right on a sandy beach in a beautiful location. The numerous bars and restaurants are a little pricey but great. The staff are really helpful but remember this is a TIMESHARE hotel.
If you've just booked the hotel and not through a promotional offer you'll be fine, even if your booked in to see a timeshare rep they're not pushy at all.
It's quite a remote part of the island but transport is just outside or hire a car, the island can be done in a day.
To sum up, great hotel in a beautiful location that can be a bit pricey but you get what you pay for..... 5 star.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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st.neots,cambs
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

We come here regularly as we have a timeshare and we know what we're getting for our money. The same can't be said of other timeshares!
The rooms are excellent and cleaned daily. The staff are friendly and get to know you quickly. Henri was especially attentive and welcoming.
We spent this week mainly by the pool and beach but other times we have taken trips or hired a car. The airport is only 20-25 minutes away so easy to get a taxi or drive. Beware, signposts are not always clear so have a good map!
The deli onsite is not particularly well stocked or good value but there for staples and emergency only. Best to get bus/car to local town - if you can find the supermarket!
You can eat in the hotel but it is pricey if you don't have plenty of cash. It is excellent food though and half board upgrade is available.
Nearby cafes are on the beach or just up the hill and these are better value and food is fine.
The kitchen in the apartment is amazing and well stocked(we had a 1 bedroom deluxe) but I think the studios are more limited. No need to bring anything implement wise as it's all there including a proper coffee maker.
Laundry area is at the bottom of tower 1 but not a lot of drying space on balcony and bring you own pegs!
There is wifi in rooms which is helpful if you want it....
All in all, it's very luxurious and restful.The spa again is not cheap but wonderful and there are usually some form of offer/ promotion/deal each week. This time of year was not too busy but I'm advised that it is heaving in the summer and sun loungers at pool and on beach may get occupied early.
All in all, a lovely week, and we'll be back next year!

Room Tip: Sea view always nice but the country garden view is ok if on higher levels.
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Property: Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands
Address: Golden Bay, Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH 5510, Malta (Formerly Radisson SAS)
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Location: Malta > Island of Malta > Mellieha
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Mellieha
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Mellieha
#1 Spa Hotel in Mellieha
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Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands 5*
Number of rooms: 329
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