My boyfriend and I spent a week in the San Pawl Hotel. As you walk in, the reception area is lovely, very modern and up to date. We checked in and were given our room key for 212. The second floor was boiling, we entered our room and straight away went to the air con, it wouldn't work so we phoned the reception and they said we needed to pay for a superior room to have air con, we said we had already paid for a superior room, the man said no and went to check, he came back and said oh yes and then the air con came on, air con must be operated from reception. We looked at the prices for air con and it was 15 euro a night or if you pay an extra £10 for a superior room online it works out cheaper.
The bathroom wasn't too bad apart from the sink that leaked a little when the taps were on. The toilet only had one flush an hour unless you filled it back up with water and the shower was a bit of a battle as it squirted out at all directions.
The bed, when going to bed we pulled back the first sheet and just before we got in we both saw something. We pulled one and it was a long thick black hair, these were all over the sheets. We spent awhile removing them and putting them in a little pile on the floor before getting into bed. We both did not sleep well that night. We were freezing during the night as the air con was on full blast and directed at our heads on the bed. We tried to lower the temperature but none of the buttons on the air con panel would work.
Next morning my boyfriend had a terrible cold which lasted the week, we think its resulted from the air con and mainly walking from the boiling corridor to a freezing room and back.
Breakfast wasn't too bad, you either get sausages one day or bacon, never both on the same day.
View from the room was great, we had a pool room as well which is advised or you'll get a street view.
Cleaning staff, not great. The pile of black hairs on the floor were never removed. Our towels were stained and not changed but just folded on our beds to look like they were. We asked for our sheets to be changed and they said they change them every other day, we asked again and they didn't seem very happy about this. Then the next day our hand towels and bath mat were taken away so we only had bath towels. We had to ask again for towels. We left an empty plastic bag on the side from when we bought something and the cleaner used it as a bin liner. Not impressed with that as still needed to use that bag. We got the impression that if you complain the cleaners do an even worse job.
Apart from all that Malta was lovely. I would advisor hiring a car as the bus service is not good, there was an accident with a bus not long ago so they have taken half the buses off. If your looking for beaches Malta is not the place to go. It is mainly surrounded by rock to much of our disappointment. But there is one lovely beach called the Golden bay but you can only get to it by coach or bus.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The San Pawl Hotel situated to the north of the Island of Malta, located in the popular resort of St. Paul's Bay which is only a five minutes walk from many attractions offering a comfortable, friendly atmosphere catering for families, couples and single travellers Bugibba centre situated approximately 500 metres away offers shops, bars and restaurants. One can walk down from the hotel to the promenade which takes you along the coast of St. Paul's Bay, Bugibba and Qawra. Buses from just down the road will take you to any destination in Malta. Limestone rock beaches surround the coast of St. Paul's Bay where one can find water sports and many perfect spots for snorkeling or possibly take a diving or boat trips around the coast, or even charter a skippered yacht all for yourself. The Hotel is also situated only a stones throw from the characteristic fishing village of St. Paul's Bay, which still retains much of its character and charm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- San Pawl Hotel Malta
- Hotel San Pawl Malta
- San Pawl St Pauls Bay