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“Great Hotel, lovely staff and great food”
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Club Salina Wharf
Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Qawra
Basildon, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Great Hotel, lovely staff and great food”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Me and my wife stayed in Club Salina Wharf for 6 nights and loved all of them. The apartment was clean and tidy and well equipped. The pools (one indoors and one out) were both lovely. There were plenty of places to visit around the hotel for food and any bits of shopping that you require although we found that the food in the hotel restaurant was the best by a mile. The drinks are also very cheap and the bar is a nice place to chill out of the sun with plenty of friendly staff on hand to help out. Please ignore the people who are basing their reviews solely on the timeshare issues as we had no issues and were not pestered at all. I would highly recommend staying here.

Room Tip: Rooms at the top have a nice view and a larger balcony.We stayed in room 332 which we recommend
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

This hotel is not 4 star, the hotel staff are very good,the time share people are not they do not tell the truth rooms are good size but for example one bed sleeps four,totally wrong put up bed would cripple you if you slept in it,and is in the way, the restaurant is fine if you have the special,but if you dont you will get a meal microwaved food so beware

Room Tip: go somewhere else
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Hotel is a family oriented hotel which has an outdoor and indoor pool, jacuzzi and restaurant. Restaurant is satisfactory with reasonable prices and nightly entertainment. Rooms are satisfactory and have kitchen facilities - STOVE, OVEN, REFRIGERATOR. Good air conditioning system. HOTEL CHARGES 70 EURO ELECTRICITY FEE PER WEEK FOR ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT. PROPERTY ,INCLUDING LOCATION ADJACENT TO OUR APARTMENT, UNDERGOING REPAIRS - PLASTER AND PAINTING OF OUTSIDE WALLS. Front desk and maintenance staff helpful. INTERNET SERVICE AT COST OF ONE EURO FOR 20 MINUTES. Within walking distance of hotel are restaurants, supermarkets, shops, sightseeing companies, rock beaches, evening entertainment and bus stop where you can get buses and make transfers to anywhere on malta. NOT A LUXURIOUS HOTEL BUT QUITE SATISFACTORY.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

We booked this holiday on a promotion deal and upon booking I made it quite clear that we had no intentions of buying a Time Share we just wanted to return to Malta and this seemed a good way to do it, we knew we had to sit through the talk that was ok worth the 2 hours for the bargain price. Was told that we are under no obligation to buy they just wanted people to try and if not buy then to recommend. (On our experience no way)
I was told that we would be given a Silver apartment and hopefully a pool or sea view. Well we had a pool view it was of two empty plunge pools that seemed to have been thrown away.
But all was not lost the Time Share Rep and his Boss said we had been given the wrong apartment and would be moved that day even if we did not buy, we had been given a Bronze apt. which though very clean was very tired with burn holes in the sofa and the cane chairs were coming apart and the toilet seat was chipped and so on.
We were shown a lovely apt. with views over the sea and pool, that was to be ours later that day and the talk carried on we still had no intention of buying and when the rep finally realised that he was not going to get a sale he gave up. Told us to come back after 2pm for the new key. We arrived back and GUESS WHAT like magic the lovely apt. was no longer available (as we had not signed up though of course the Boss denied this and came up with some excuse), we were then offered another apt. which was worse than the one we were in so in the end we stayed put. So please if any of you are thinking of trying this offer be aware that you will only get a basic apartment.
Apart from the apartment I also found the rest of the complex tired and in need of updating and never saw anyone in the restaurant the only time we saw people eating there was on BBQ night. The only food I tried I had to send back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ghajnsielem, Malta
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Stayed in Salina Wharf from November 2011 to March 2012 had Quiet a few complaints as you will see if you read my earlier review on here . Came back as we love Malta so much we decided to live here Stayed at Salina Wharf while we looked for a long term apartment as we used our week we have in the summer . We was a lot happy with the place did notice a lot of changes and did not have any complaints this time at all ..Might have been because we had complained so much in Winter that it was good but would certainly recommend it now and as we are still members even though we live in Malta i would tell all our family and friends to use the club Salina Wharf seen a lot of the other places as i said now living in Malta and it is far in front of a lot of the other ones i have seen and been in And now done apartments for disabled

Room Tip: A pool view or sea view are the best
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2012

I stayed for 1 week in the Salina with 3 other Familys the receptionist GAVIN was so helpful talked though all what Qawra has to offer and how to get around the Island HE WAS FATASTIC!!!!! The apartments are great! around the corner from the beach! they have all you needs for cooking,AC was great, very good furnishing,beds very clean and Maids cleaning Fantastic,pool fine( we like the sea) BUT the Manager!!!!!! OMG We had one of the young men that was staying in Salina (we didnt know him) had a bit to much to drink!!! Tip YES Tip!!! my bro-inlaw ( 53 YEARS OLD) while he was a sleep on his sunbed in to the pool with his Mobile in his pocket!!! we all was very upset we thought it was best for the MANAGER to talk to this young man her response was this was nothing to do with them!!!! so we think it best to SACK the manager if they want familys to go to the Salina!!!!

Room Tip: pool area!!! not at the front of Apartments
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

We just returned this week from Malta and I must say we will go back i found malta a lovely place all be it a bit hot, The resort Club Salina was just ok but certinly not a 4 star as advertised,
the pool was ok and the indoor pool was nice and cool.
the management however we found to be rather abrupt and unhelpful. on check out they tried to charge an extra 70 euros for a stained bath mat and for leaving some towels with makeup on them(washing machine must have been broken) I have stayed in Hotels all over the world and have never been charged extra for leaving dirty towells.
i also had an incident where i fell asleep on a sun lounger by the pool and was tipped into the pool by a young man who we had met breifly in the bar earlier, i had my £450 phone in my pocket at the time which needless to say no longer works when my wife went to the managment to complain she was told they would'nt get involved ,I wonder if i had hit my head on the poolside and been knocked out would they have the same attitude, So don't fall asleep by the pool.
Malta was nice and would defenatly go back but not to the4 star Club Salina Warf

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Club Salina Wharf
Address: Triq Il-Majjiera, Qawra, Island of Malta SPB08, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Malta > Qawra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Qawra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Club Salina Wharf 4*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Where family comfort meets the true splendor of the Mediterranean. Club Salina Wharf offers you a superior vacation, with all the facilities and necessities for a wonderful and relaxed holiday. It combines luxurious accommodation with plenty of amenities whether you are looking for a quiet getaway or a fun-filled vacation. The tranquil resort is located just two minutes walk from the inviting ...blue Mediterranean Qawra Front, a diving school and water sports facilities. The surrounding area known as Bugibba is bustling with a variety of restaurants, nightclubs, bars, a cinema complex, bingo hall, children’s activities, seaside promenade, shops and a casino.In-house facilities ensure you feel completely at home here. Relax by our indoor and outdoor pools, be entertained in our pub, well fed in our restaurant and welcomed by our friendly staff. Everything you require for your stress- free break is right here on your doorstep. General Information: At Club Salina Wharf we realize how much your holiday means to you and have tailored the resort to include the luxuries and facilities that guests appreciate most:• Outdoor swimming pool with adjoining children’s pool• Heated indoor swimming pool with adjoining children’s pool• Jacuzzis- Sauna• Billiard & games room• Internet Cafe• Outdoor competitions (seasonal), - Swimming races, Treasure hunts, Darts, Crafts. ... more   less 
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