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“Fantastic Holiday” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Canifor Hotel

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Canifor Hotel
Ranked #14 of 16 Hotels in Qawra
Wigan, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic Holiday”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

My Mum and myself stayed at this hotel for 15 nights 20th May - 4th June, All Inclusive and had a blast thanks to the staff. They were all polite, pleasant and great fun!!! On arrival at the hotel at 12.30 we were told the rooms would not be ready until 2 pm but could go for Lunch in the Restaurant and was pleasantly surprised at the variety catering for everyone (the chips where the best I've ever had).The Hotel itself was clean but the rooms a bit tired, we where given a double room which when we complained was given a twin straight away. The maids did an excellent job every day and fresh towels on a daily basis. The evening entertainment was a bit dated and ok for the over 50's mostly 60's 70's music, Danny J. DeVito was a hoot, something not to be missed. Friday and Saturday evenings the locals come in to dance so you need to get seats early in the upstairs bar. Location of the Hotel being with in walking distance Buggiba Bus station, shops and the Seafront. The only fault I can really find is that the jacuzzi on the Sun terrace was not working, even though they were working on this at the time and only one of the showers was working. We are looking to book another stay in this Hotel Sept/Oct 14

Room Tip: Pool side rooms
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
6 Thank Evonne H
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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london england
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

Having just spent a week at this hotel I took on board what other reviews said and went with an open mind. The canifor hotel proved to be a pretty decent place and I would definitely go again. Rated 4 star on websites, you kind of take with a pinch of salt, all hotels get the rating if they carry the required services (e/g fitness equipment sauna etc etc) this by English standards is a three star and malta standard a four. What the individual wants from a holiday is pretty much dependant on your budget. This for me was a clean we'll run hotel with a friendly approachable attitude. Food was varied and adequate but as with all taste buds not for everyone - hubby hates hard potatoes and they were our and other guests main topic of conversation. overall we paid a very good price and value for money was given. Entertainment is somewhat dated with the over 50's we'll catered for its relaxing and easy listening all the way -the bar man may Shake you into action on karaoke Mondays with his marvellous antics and crowd pleasing banter. If your on a budget and paying three star malta ratings weigh up your options and if you can budget for a 4 star option consider paying a little a more for this hotel it will be worth it.
O note to remember balcony doors lock when shut so remember to click the handle inside if you sit out - unlike me who just pulled shut and was locked out and could not get back into the room

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank ddees
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

My friend and I stayed in this hotel from very late on 20th - 27th May 2014. On arrival we found it to be quite pleasent & check in went very smoothly. Room was very clean & remained our whole stay. we were all inclusive which would highly recommend although the dinner was not the best.

Bar staff etc were all very pleasent.

One major issue we found, although didnt affect us was the lack of ramps for people with disabilities.


All in all hotel room was kept very clean but would definatley need redecoration, particularly the rooms bathroom which was v tatty.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Cat M
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

Before going to the Canifor and after reading some of the negative reviews, I was concerned. I can only say these reviewers must have been to a different hotel. Our stay was great. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the rooms and amenities were very good, cleanliness was first rate, the rooms were cleaned every day and linen and towels replaced daily. As far as we were concerned, the food was really good, especially dinner. There was a great selection of British, Maltese and Mediterranean meat, fish and vegetables with a superb salad selection. (Perhaps it didn't appeal to the meat and two veg brigade).

It was certainly great value and with the proximity of the Bus Terminus it was a great base for visiting this lovely Island and meeting its friendly and hospitable people. We will certainly be staying at the Canifor again.

Room Tip: Go for the Superior Room
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Roger M
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Uk Essex
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had never been to malta before, yes we loved it people really nice.
the hotel canifor in which we stopped was very pleasant , staff really helpful, meals quite good something different each dinner time, yes bedding was a but worn but clean, towels changed everyday, we were halfboard and for what it cost we cannot complain, you get what you paid for, yes we would go back, beware of time holiday share people around this area.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Maureen M
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west/yorks
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

YOU CANNOT GO FARE WRONG BY STAYING AT THIS HOTEL , GREAT BASE FOR GETTING AROUND . BUS STATION VERY NEAR BY, AND A WK BUS PASS ONLY 6.50 euro' + there.s a tour bus red route and a green route the out door pools are small . great swimming at golden bay , the food was very good and to our liking , and was clean, and the main thing the food was hot

Room Tip: the apartments was ok we stopped there plenty of room , the main hotels was v...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
4 Thank mickeyfinn44
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Myself and two friends spent a week at the Canfor from 20 th May for I week half board I've travelled all over Europe and not a fussy person , but this hotel leaves a lot to be desired . The jacuzzi on the roof as advertised in the brochure was out of use and the hot tub / Jacuzzi downstairs had dirty water in it and didn't look inviting at all. The hotel caters for elderly people and this reflects in the state of "entertainment at night .please don't go here if you have children as they will have you up the wall and bored ,.The sunbeds are worse for wear and the mattresses were dirty and sweaty yuk !!!!. We were on the first floor due to walking difficulty of my friend and the carpet in the corridor was heavily stained .we had to use the stairs on many occasions due to the lift constantly breaking down Thank The Lord we weren't in it when it broke down The food is fine but no tea/ coffee making facilities and no fridge as standard You have to HIRE ONE .... No free Wifi and they charge 2 euro for 10 mins . Don't pay it as the local bars do it free for you . We were first timers to Malta and had a brilliant time and we plan to return ,but it won't be to the Canifor .

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the pool and low floors due to lift constantly breaking down
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank sue c
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Additional Information about Canifor Hotel

Property: Canifor Hotel
Address: Nakkri Road, Qawra, Island of Malta SPB 05, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Malta > Qawra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Qawra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Canifor Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 170
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Canifor Hotel Qawra
Canifor Hotel Malta/Qawra
Malta Canifor Hotel
Canifor Malta

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