Review of The Hilton Malta
En route back from Gozo, we were in much higher spirits. We’d been to review a hotel over there, but it was honestly so awful (think old people’s home/fawlty towers). The staff were so rude, and I was threatened with libel for sending them my honest (and truthful review). I’ve decided not to publish the full review because I can’t be bothered with the aggravation, but if you Google the supposed ‘5-star hotel in Gozo’ I’d advise that you should avoid the ‘luxury Five Star Hotel surrounded by tranquility, immersed in nature and embraced by relaxation’ at all costs! We were thankful to be going back to Malta for some actual luxury… Keep reading for The Hilton Malta Review, which in my opinion is the best hotel on the island.
– The Hilton Hotel Malta Review –
Music blaring and wind blowing through our hair, we cruised along the winding hilltops taking in the spectacular views.
In awe of the white sand and crystal clear water of Mellieha beach, we decided to take a pit stop. Today, we had the beach pretty much all to ourselves. Undeterred by the wind battering us with sand, we laid there for hours.
As the temperature got a little cooler, we headed on down to our next hotel: The Hilton Hotel Malta. Even though we probably would have been perfectly pleased with a small little B&B after the disappointment with our last hotel, I can safely say The Hilton Hotel Malta excelled expectations in every way. The 5 star treatment was second to none!
They’ve recently had a refurbishment, and you can quite literally smell the newness. Everything is impeccable, from the modern and fresh white décor to the excellent service. The grand entrance allows a generous amount of light in as you look out on to a sun-dappled balcony which overlooks the pool.
Their Eco-friendly initiatives mean that they try to conserve energy by not changing your bedding and towels unless you make it specifically clear that you desire this. The stone walled peach-coloured balcony overlooked one of three swimming pools and the Mediterranean sea.
I felt at complete ease and comfort here which allowed me to unwind in the way I’d been wanting to the whole trip. They even had people waiting on you hand and foot around the pool. Ordering some cheesy nachos and with a strawberry daiquiri in hand, I closed my eyes and listened to the sound of the water trickling as I laid peacefully by the pool.
The second pool looks directly on to the ocean, almost like an infinity pool and I noticed almost immediately that this is an adult-only area and the only noise you can hear is the sound of the palms brushing in the breeze (the other pool is more family orientated). There was one other pool I didn’t get the chance to see but I think it’s only open during the summer.
For supper we headed out to a little rustic restaurant called Raffaels about five minutes walk from the hotel. It was a no-fuss pizzeria restaurant, with tables out on the cobbled area that looked out on to the harbour. The fishing boats bobbed up and down, illuminated by the reflection of the twinkling fairy lights glimmering on the water. The restaurant oozed Maltease charm and I giddily devoured my generous portion of ravioli (don’t you hate it when you only get three pieces?) and polished off my glass of blush.
The next morning we headed down to one of the best breakfast buffets I’d ever seen in my life. An unnecessary amount of staff were there to accommodate you should you need. From personalised omelettes, to waffles, pancakes, fresh fruit, and the sweetest little Nutella filled cupcakes-you name it, you can have it all. I took my ten plates of food and dined Al-fresco out on the terrace by the pool. Of course second helping ensued and I even broke the breakfast etiquette of making a fresh bread sandwich (or should I say loaf) filled with mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh basil and olives which I enjoyed as a snack.
Later on, we headed for a pampering massage (read my review of the Myoka Spa HERE), and I noticed a fourth pool indoors. It was rather basic and full of screaming kids-I also didn’t notice any air con so it was stuffy and I left after minutes, this is probably my only criticism of a wonderful and luxurious two-night stay at The Hilton Hotel Malta.
Approx €300 per night
THE HILTON HOTEL ECO-LUXE POINTS
Eco tax applied to hotel stays
One pool towel per guest
Towels will not be changed unless left on the floor