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Overview
This hotel has just completed an extensive refurbishment programme and is located in the Northern part of the island, on the Qawra peninsula, at the St. Pauls Bay seaside resort, two minutes walk from a 2.5 km stretch of promenade. Qawra hosts a number of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, a cinema and a casino as well as a vast array of water sport facilities. This popular resort offers easy access to the rest of the island, with a bus terminus situated just 5 minutes walk from the Hotel offering direct bus rides to all parts of the island. Qawra is also minutes away from the rural areas of Wardija and Mellieha, offering an opportunity for interesting country and scenic walks.

Distance from Airport
The hotel is located 23km from the airport

Rooms
Rooms are decorated in warm mediterranean colours and designed to offer the utmost in comfort. Suites are uniquely defined by their luxurious and innovative design, combining traditional Maltese architecture with modern designs. Main features and facilities within the rooms include balcony, central heating / air-conditioning, en suite bath and shower, cable TV (with pay TV options), mini bar (extra charge), laundry facilities, extra charge) radio, full size mirror, hair dryer in bedroom, ceiling fan, safety deposit box (local charge), 24 hour room service, fully carpeted, hairdresser services available in the privacy of the rooms, electric current 240 volts. (Superior rooms are bigger than standard rooms and have tea and coffee making facilities.

Food & Drink
The elegant and informal main restaurant is buffet style and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is totally non-smoking (smokers lounge just outside). A dress code is enforced during dinner times. The completely refurnished Trattoria La Mentha, open in the evening, is an alternative dining facility to all hotel guests. Traditional Italian food is served in this restaurant, emphasising the quality yet simplistic style of Mediterranean cuisine. A variety of antipastos, salads, pasta, deep pan and thin crust pizzas, and the Chefs daily specialities are on offer. L Castagna offers a new menu including grills and light snacks, open on a 24 hour basis, has Internet facilities, alongside some other pastime electronic devices. It offers a variety of hot and cold beverages, snacks, ice-cream and scrumptious pastries - most of which are freshly baked in the outlet itself. Canoa Pub features a maritime theme, with an antique 13 metre long rowing boat adorning the ceiling. The pub offers a wide range of local and foreign beer, mostly on draught, a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, a variety of free bar snacks and a choice of pub food. The pub hosts regular live entertainment and is equipped with a big screen, featuring a number of popular events. Lycra Pool Bar offers drinks (open during summer), barbecue lunches, freshly grilled meats, fresh fish and freshly prepared salads during the day.

Sports & Entertainment
The hotel offers a game room, with an additional one opening during the summer months. A billiards and air-hockey table, together with a choice of electronic games are available. There is a roof top pool (6th floor) with an integrated children’s pool. The outdoor pool and childrens pool are closed in Winter, The indoor pool is closed in August. Outdoor activities include diving in the warm waters of Malta, experiencing the amazing underwater world, walking and enjoying some of the most stunning scenes anywhere in the Mediterranean, cycling in the most exciting landscapes of Malta Island.

Indigo Wellness Club
The Egyptian themed indigo wellness club with its freshwater heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi, hydrotherapy bath, sauna (local charge), fitness room, massage room (local charge) and a health and beauty treatment salon offering over 80 health and beauty therapy treatments (local charges), gives you all the time and space to spoil and pamper yourself. The health and beauty therapy salon offers a wide range of treatments and personalised packages ranging from slimming treatments, algae baths, mud wraps and facials to simple make up.

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 785 reviews
 

Budget hotel

18 April 2015

Clean enough. The location is central and close to bus stops. The furniture is not very new, but satisfactory. Missing the shower and is available only the bathtub. Breakfast is buffet style and is...

Clean enough. The location is central and close to bus stops. The furniture is not very new, but satisfactory. Missing the shower and is available only the bathtub. Breakfast is buffet style and is very varied and of excellent quality. Overall, a price / performance ratio unmatched

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Great hotel and super location

15 April 2015

Any small niggles we have about this hotel are to be fixed ( wifi should be free in about a month, linen and curtains being changed etc) and are far outweighed by the pluses to this hotel, the...

Any small niggles we have about this hotel are to be fixed ( wifi should be free in about a month, linen and curtains being changed etc) and are far outweighed by the pluses to this hotel, the location, the excellent staff and the general "ambience" This is our eighth visit and if the improvements are made, it will not be our last!

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After so many years staying at hotel Santana with great disappointed have to say good bye 

13 April 2015

We have just returned from a 2 weeks holiday from Malta the beautiful island with the friendliest people in the world. We have always stayed at hotel Santana. For us it was our second home. Centrally...

We have just returned from a 2 weeks holiday from Malta the beautiful island with the friendliest people in the world. We have always stayed at hotel Santana. For us it was our second home. Centrally located, you will find everything around you and we loved the staff and the food they always offered. We visited the hotel Santana 2 to 3 times per year. Unfortunately this was our last visit there we shall not stay at the Santana again. These last few years we have seen a lot of changes from bad to worse but we kept on hoping that the things will improve again. The food is not the same; the staff seems to be all unhappy. We could not feel that friendliness of our second home. Every since Joe Grech the Front Office Manager finished from there the hotel is not the same, he was always there to look after all the clients, an excellent manager. All the old staff has been leaving from time to time and now with the new young management the hotel is a disaster. They don’t seem to know how to control themselves so I cannot see how these people can manage the hotel and control the staff! Caroline the front office manager is so helpful we have known her for so many years. Housekeeping staff work so hard even though most of them are foreigners we always managed to communicate with them with the help of their supervisors and Housekeeper. (Sorry I forgot her name). And now to make things worse we heard Gladys is leaving. She is the person who deals with reservations, the person that we were always in contact for many years for our requests and she was always so efficient to make a note of our request and reply back for all these years. Such a lovely hardworking lady! Wake up Santana you are losing all the good staff something is wrong. I think you will soon be on the list of the closing down hotels!!

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nightmare

13 April 2015

We unfortunately had to spend two weeks of continual noise and disruption due to the hotel being full of youths attending the lost and found festival .Management did offer to move us to another room...

We unfortunately had to spend two weeks of continual noise and disruption due to the hotel being full of youths attending the lost and found festival .Management did offer to move us to another room but this would not have helped as the youths were throughout the hotel .Continual loud music shouting foul language slamming doors all this at all times during the night mainly between 3 and5 in the morning .We do feel that more should have been done about this by the management and that we should all have been informed about it in order to book a hotel in a quieter part of the Island . We have stayed at this hotel before but won't be doing in the future.

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Additional Information

  • Timezone Europe/Malta
  • Language Maltese and English are the official languages
  • Currency Euro

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • A la Carte Restaurant
  • Aerobics
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning in public areas
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Family Hotel
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Pool
  • Lifts
  • Lounge
  • Minibar
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Romantic
  • Room Service
  • Room Service (Extra Fee)
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shops
  • Spa
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Telephone
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Terrace
  • TV Lounge
  • Water Sports
  • Whirlpool
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Tourist Information

Weather

Qawra weather is hot in the summer and still very mild in the winter months which is why it has a year-round popularity both with watersports enthusiasts and families and couples 12 months of the year. If you want to go on a family holiday to Qawra then the summer months are the best time, while for couples looking to get away from the stress of life should consider taking their Qawra holidays later in the season.

Jabs

As UK, When visiting between November and April, an influenza vaccination is recommended.

Electricity

UK 3-Pin Square Sockets, 240V

Visa

No visa is required for a stay of up to 3 months