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“Thought I was in the wrong Hotel !!”
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Primera Hotel
Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in St. Paul's Bay
Scotland
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Thought I was in the wrong Hotel !!”
Reviewed 10 May 2012

We arrived at the Primera Hotel in Bugibba Malta with a more than a little trepidation after reading some of the reviews on the internet.
However we were pleasantly surprised on arrival by the general cleanliness and appearance of the hotel.
Our room was spacious,well equipped and spotlessly clean,new beds had just been installed that morning,the room had everything we needed for our stay.
The room was serviced and cleaned every day,plenty of fresh towels and toilet consumables were available and the bedding was changed 3 days into our 7 day stay.

The breakfast though not as extensive as some hotels was very acceptable and plentiful and the staff members were all pleasant,polite,very helpful and spoke very good english.

Please remember this is a budget,no frills hotel and as such we thought was great value for money.

Room Tip: Rooms to the rear suffer a little from noise from the two bars in close proximity,choose or ask for...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Handler
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Small and cosy Hotel. Not a 5* hotel but a very good 3!
The outdoor pool was closed for the winter season but indoor heated pool proved to be a great alternative, pity there was no sun.
Staff was very friendly and super efficient, food was excelent.
Rooms are small but cosy, various chanels on TV to choose from. Clean bathrooms and clean laundry!
Hotel situated very centrally.
Value for Money - 10 points!

Room Tip: If your not after 5 Star hotels, go for this 1
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Do not listen to mindless bad reviews about this hotel. Stayed there 19th to 26th april 2012 in room 304 with sea view from balcony looking down into the street with abundent bars, shops and restaurants this is the place to be. The room was cleaned and towels changed daily (good standard). Staff at reception exceptionally pleasant especially Dominic who was full of smiles and very helpful. Pool on the roof was not in operation as we presume it was too early in the season. Hotel is cheap and excellent value for money .We will not be considering another hotel when we return to Malta as this was more than fine by us.

Room Tip: Room 304 3rd floor opposite lift
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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rishon letsion
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2012

We stayed in this hotel for 4 nights.
1. The pictures shown in hotel's web - are false.
2. Almost no maintenance.
3. The pool is green from dirt.
4. The rooms are barely functional.
etc. etc.
Friendly staff.

Room Tip: Avoid this hotel
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Eva S
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glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2012

Do not judge this hotel on the bad reviews i have just came back after spending a week here over easter. faciltities basic but hotel clean and staff friendly they cant do enough just ask. People dont seem to talk about indoor pool but there is one just not easy to find, just go to minus one in lift and turn left. Plenty of restaraunts and pubs in area,would recommend Villamare in square all the locals ate there for easter sunday dinner so cant be that bad , salmon well worth the money. For the 190 pound for a week for a room with side sea view you cant beat it if i wanted more i would pay more and stay somewhere else but dont see the point as for me the hotel is just a base to explore from but will be going back to malta and would stay here again. Only down side to holiday was the usual problem in the more touristy parts of the cockney mafia trying to sell you tours and see hotels one even produced a scottish wife from a car saying just come with us for one of your own just go here do that needless to say they where chased off these people can be off putting and i know they are doing a job but you would get more response by saying less and being less pushy.

Overall holiday great, hotel good and prices for eating out very cheap in comparising other with destinations i have been to recently i.e. corfu

please note i am not a trip advisor regular just joined due to unfair comments made about hotel these people want 5 star accomodation for 1 star prices you pay for what you get.

Room Tip: side sea view rooms worth the little extra
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2012

My parents have just come home from a two week stay at this hotel. The said its the worst holiday they have ever had, and the worst place they have ever been to.
The rooms where cold and not maintained properley. The sink in the bathroom was falling off the wall. The light switches had wires coming out and where not fixed to the wall and the wardrobe was rotten and falling apart. In addition to this the bedding was dirty and old. The food was cold and over cooked with no taste, no entertainment or table decoration even though it was christmas.My parents went else where away from the hotel to eat. People complained but the hotel staff did not care and people staying refused to pay there bills and some left early.

Room Tip: Unclean un maintained rooms and cold overcooked food. Unfriendly staff.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2011

I have just come back yesterday from this hotel, and never going back to this. The receptionist hardly spoke any English. The hotel didn't have any information regarding its facilities, the bedroom i stayed in had very saggy and old mattresses, there is no air conditioning only a fan on the ceiling the TV only had one channel, the food was disgusting, it was not cooked properly. One day at breakfast i asked for a couple of fried eggs, and the waitress replied "The cooker don't do them". There was no fresh fruit ever either in the restaurant or the room that we stayed in, there is no kettle in the rooms and the swimming pool wasn't working so we couldn't use the facilities. And the worst of all my wife on the third day of our staying woke up in the morning completely swollen with rashes all over her body. I had to take her to the doctor in which he said she has been bitten by some form of insect which is i believe is everything to do with the mattress she slept on. I don't recommend anyone to use this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Primera Hotel
Address: Pioneer Rd, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB 04, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > St. Paul's Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in St. Paul's Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Primera Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 82
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