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Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Mellieha
Certificate of Excellence
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Great resort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

Just returned from a one week break to Golden Sands. We stayed here after exchanging a timeshare week through Interval.

In our party were 5 adults and 2 children under 3.

We had a great stay, the resort itself is of a very good standard with the room and all on site facilities very clean.

After reading other reviews about the remoteness of this resort, we hired a car and this for is was proved essential especially with us having children to get around etc.

Out of season, the outside pools were not heated (which was a shame), the indoor spa pool does have opening times where children are not allowed - this was a slight shame but not too much of an inconvenience (open 9-12 and 7-10).

The staff at the resort were very friendly with a special mention to Daniel Orlinger the restaurant manager for Agligio (the resorts in house restaurant) who was excellent whilst serving us the several times when we visited to the restaurant.

The prices in the Agligio was very reasonable and in line with what you would expect to pay. In fact, given the surroundings (5 star) and portion sizes (which were massive) an average bill of €12-€20 per person with drinks was very good.

Within 20 meters of the resort is a beach which has a snack bar, this snack bar was a particular favourite of ours and offered very reasonable and tasty snacks.

All in all we were very pleased with the week holiday that we had - if you are going out of season to this resort be prepared for certain amenities/restaurants to not be open (which can be excepted) but there is certainly enough open to keep a family of 7 occupied and happy.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
Good afternoon,

Thank you for taking time to write a review regarding your recent stay with us at the Radisson Golden Sands, I will pass on your comments to Daniel. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Golden Sands.

Kind Regards,

Karla
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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

Very nice hotel but quite a long way out. You almost needed an escape committee to get out. The bus service is great and cheap if you don't mind getting bounced around a bit. The hotel had plenty amenities, and over looked a great beach and picturesque bay. The restaurant was good and prices were reasonable. The rooms are well appointed and clean. This is a time-share operation and beware of being conned into a presentation. It will take up half a day and is likely to be high pressure aggressive selling with promises of residual values the defy the reality of the industry. It surprised and disappointed me to find that a hotel group such as Radisson would have any sort of involvement with this sort of practice. This spoilt the week and we will not be returning.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

We visited here for a 2 nights stay in January with my partners parents. I requested a disabled room .But they only have 1or 2 ? and they were taken . When we arrived we were upgraded to an apartment on the ground floor . It looked over the carpark But for me good facilities has to outweigh the veiw.
It is a fantastic hotel . But would not book at the height of the season as I think the space around the pools is quite limited . The indoor pool was lovely but even midweek in January was busy .I was the only one to brave the outdoor pool . Extremely cold !!!.
I would recommend this hotel, It is in a quiet area with not much around . So if youdo not know Malta . may find it a bit remote. My partner has family there & we visit regularly

Room Tip: Sea views are fantastic. Ask for a lower floor as the hotel is built into a cliff the lifts can be...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
Good Morning,

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Golden Sands and We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Regards,

Karla
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Sta Venera Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

Once more the Radisson proved to have kept its high standards. Undoubtedly, this hotel is situated in the best possible location on the island. Views are breath taking, and complemented by the excellent service offered by the most courteous staff... throughout the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

We visited this resort through an exchange, as we own timeshare in Quinta do Lago, Portugal.

This hotel without doubt is one of the best. The reception on arrival demonstrated what was to come. The best and most courtesy staff that we have seen.
The rooms are excellent along with first class facilities, including the Restaurants ,bars and ambiance.

Room service is extraordinary and highly recommended. Exceptional...

Love this trip to Malta enhanced by this wonderful resort.

My regards to Henri.

Room 1615

Regards to you all.

Room Tip: Try for a room looking over the sea.
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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, January 19, 2014
Good Morning,

On behalf of all of us at The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Golden Sands I thank you for taking the time to share your comments Tripadvisor. It is a great pleasure for us to receive such positive feedback especially about our team members. I will definitely share your comments with all departments.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Golden Sands.

Regards,

Karla
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

We stayed here for a week over Christmas. On the first night we had a small self-catering room that was okay but our only view was of the car park. The next morning we asked if there were any other rooms available and for a small cost we upgraded to a self-catering suite with a magnificent view of the water. The reception staff were always friendly and helpful and the entire hotel worked hard to create a lovely Christmas atmosphere. The suite was very spacious and beautifully furnished and equipped. You do need to explore the whole hotel when you arrive because the hotel is in 3 towers it takes a little to find the shop, gym etc but once you get used to it there is no problem. There is a tour desk that is very helpful to organise any of the tours, especially the hop on hop off bus that stops just outside the hotel. The shop has basic supplies for self catering but you might need to venture out to get more if you are planning on completely self-catering. There are lots of options for eating out in the hotel from the relaxed beach cafes to more formal eating areas.

Room Tip: It is worth checking that you have a water view.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank KCrC2011
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KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
Good Morning,

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Golden Sands and We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Karla
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

We went in November 2013 at what was supposedly a "bargain rate" if, in turn, we attended a timeshare presentation. The Maltese gentleman who met with us for the timeshare was very pleasant and not too pushy but it still took 3.5 hours to get through. The accommodation was very good but not five star in a good location on a sandy beach. There was nothing else in the immediate area. The bus service was excellent - on time - every time we went for a bus. We first visited Malta in 1997 and did not enjoy the experience but we were prepared to try again - it is not on our list of favourite destinations. I have been told on many occasions that you either love it or hate it and we are in the latter category. We did enjoy the harbour trip provided by the hotel but we had to make our own way back to the hotel as the coach that turned up was, in fact, a minibus and could not take all the passengers wanting to travel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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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
Amenities:
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 Family Hotel in Mellieha
#1 Spa Hotel in Mellieha
#1 Romantic Hotel in Mellieha
#1 Luxury Hotel in Mellieha
#1 Business Hotel in Mellieha
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Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands 5*
Number of rooms: 329
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