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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 749 reviews
 

my 1st experience of malta

4 March 2015

after readind some of the reviews posted here i was extemley surprised at this hotel. it was 1st class from the moment of arrival to my departure home, i travelled for 3 nights to visit my mum who...

after readind some of the reviews posted here i was extemley surprised at this hotel. it was 1st class from the moment of arrival to my departure home, i travelled for 3 nights to visit my mum who returns year after year.jesmond and robert the manager where there to greet me and couldnt have been more helpful, my room was perfect for me, a solo client, ( my mum couldnt get in to this hotel) much to her disappointment i had chosen very well haha, the breakfast in the hotel was lovely as was dinner, i dont know what people find to complain about to be honest., sam and james were very helpful in their imformation on reception. donna really looked after me in trhe bar area. overall. i would not hesitate to return to this hotel. the maltese people are just lovely. my husband is greek and i found their cultures very similar, thank you for a fabulous weekend. i will be back xx

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week end break disappointment

2 March 2015

We planned a relaxing weekend and we got heating that switches off automatically,no kettle in room unless you pay 2.50 Euros every day for it and a cold indoor pool water temperature.Day duty...

We planned a relaxing weekend and we got heating that switches off automatically,no kettle in room unless you pay 2.50 Euros every day for it and a cold indoor pool water temperature.Day duty managers NOT HELPFUL AT ALL. WE DON'T RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL TO ANY ONE.

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Excellent value for money

27 February 2015

Having been to the Santana a number of times I can reliably say that if ever you have any constructive comments to make to the Hotel, the staff do take note and changes are made. The staff are...

Having been to the Santana a number of times I can reliably say that if ever you have any constructive comments to make to the Hotel, the staff do take note and changes are made. The staff are always friendly and willing to listen - if in the unlikely event you need something mended in the room, then the maintenance staff carry this out immediately. Food is first class and beverages are not over priced. Very close to Bugibba Bus Terminus giving access all over the island and within sensible walking distance to he seafront and Bugibba town centre. Special mention to Carmen Zammit. Neil Singleton - Daventry

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Good hotel, but like feeding time at the zoo.

24 February 2015

The hotel is really nice. It's a short distance from Bugibba centre and literally two minutes walk from the bus station. There is plenty of free parking just across the road. We had a suite, which...

The hotel is really nice. It's a short distance from Bugibba centre and literally two minutes walk from the bus station. There is plenty of free parking just across the road. We had a suite, which consisted of a bedroom area, a kitchen area leading onto a sun terrace, and a well appointed bathroom at the back. The bed was fairly comfortable and the room was well maintained and clean. One small point that I didn't like was that the small add-ons were chargeable. Tea and coffee is only available at a three euro a night supplement, and wifi, where in a lot of places is free, was chargeable too. We only ate breakfast in the hotel and this is where it's feeding time at the zoo. From my observations, a lot of our European neighbours have different understandings of queueing - as in none. In my opinion, the jury is out as to whether Italians or Germans are the most ignorant people that I have come across. The hotel has an indoor pool. Being winter, this is one of the attractions which led to us booking the hotel. It's underground, so doesn't get a lot of natural daylight. This isn't an issue - the issue, certainly whilst we were there, was that the pool area is signed as a relaxation area where noise should be kept to a minimum, However, these signs are only in English, not that obvious and not, in any way monitorred or enforced. This led to a large family invading the pool area and completely ruining the experience. A complaint to the staff led to nothing happening. Would we go back? Probably, but only in summer as we swould not need to use the indoor pool.

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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