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Soreda Hotel

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Malta and Gozo, Europe

Enjoy the idyllic coast of Malta from a beautiful room in Soreda Hotel in Qawra. Affording brilliant views of the Mediterranean, Qawra is a prized destination for sunseekers looking to soak up the rays on the resort town's brilliant rocky beaches. Soreda Hotel lies just minutes away from both the crystal-clear waters of the sea and local amenities in Bugibba.

The hotel itself features fetching facilities such as a rooftop pool, a sun terrace and an excellent health club. Guests of Soreda Hotel can enjoy the sauna and Jacuzzi after a long day sightseeing or engage in some outdoor sport before returning for a dip in the hotel's indoor pool.

4-star holidays at the Soreda Hotel:

The 4-star rated accommodation at Soreda Hotel will keep you in comfortable surroundings throughout your time in Malta. The spacious hotel offers a range of en-suite rooms with a variety of features including satellite TV, telephone, ironing board, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. A minibar is available on request & a personal safe is available at a fee. All rooms at the Soreda Hotel have air-conditioning and a balcony for guests to relax on. 1 and 2 bedroom family rooms are available at a supplement.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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  • 2 outdoor swimming pools weather permitting
  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna* & Jacuzzi
  • Gymnasium*
  • Lounge & games room
  • 2 bars (rooftop bar is open May-October)
  • Restaurant
  • Regular live entertainment programme
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee unless your package is All-Inclusive

Room Types

Single Room
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Twin Room
28m2 WiFi
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1 Bedroom Family Room
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2 Bedroom Family Room
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The Local Area

The 4-star Soreda Hotel is ideally located in a peaceful part of Qawra. The hotel is only a short walk away from the lively centre of Bugibba and the shoreline. This comfortable and spacious hotel has good guest facilities including a rooftop pool (closed in April) and sun terrace. A fully equipped health club offers sauna, jacuzzi and an indoor pool. Outdoor sports are well-catered for and hotel staff can make arrangements for golf, tennis or watersports (charges may apply).

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Excellent & recommended

Review by publicimageltd2 Bradford

I went for a long weekend ( Friday 15th April - Wednesday 20th April ) all inclusive. Hotel was very clean. The staff were very friendly, helpful and professional too. The restaurant had good opening hours so was never busy. The food choice was massive, the carvery was exceptional...

The drinks were good quality. The bar was good & quick service even at busy times. The entertainment was OK. The swimming pools were good if not a bit cold !! ( time of year ) though the one in the basement next to the gym is heated. My room 306 was spotless & had lots of storage. Situated on a back street but easily accessible to all of Malta via the buses which are a 5 minute walk. It had a good mixture of nationalities & age groups. Definitely recommend this Hotel.


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Very good hotel for a week away

Review by AlexTheJock Wigston, United Kingdom

My wife, myself and two long-time friends, all of us in our sixties, stayed at this hotel for a week on an all-inclusive basis and it wasn’t too bad an experience at all. We booked the holiday through Blue Sea Holidays at a fantastic price. This was our first time of using this company and it won’t be the last – everything went absolutely perfectly and as stated their prices are very competitive and their customer services were excellent...

On arriving at the hotel we were not impressed at all by its kerb appeal. The hotel is up a back street and our first impressions were ‘what have we let ourselves in for’, but as you read on you will see that, after an initial hiccup, we needn’t have worried. I think the main thing that was wrong with the hotel frontage was that the entrance doors were covered in a thick layer of dust and grime, which didn’t look at all inviting. The doors were cleaned next day and the hotel’s facade looked so much better and so much more inviting than on our arrival.

On entering the small Reception area it further made us feel like we had been allocated a place that we were not going to enjoy for our week long stay in Malta, but again it didn’t turn out like that – I think that we were all just a bit tired and irritable after a long morning. Although the Reception is a bit small, and poky the staff are very good at their job and were always quite efficient and helpful. It did not take us long to check-in, but the receptionist was more interested in hurrying us along to lunch as it was soon to finish, and he realised that we would be hungry due to our fairly long day and journey we had undertaken. This just showed us that they were very customer focused, so we began to realise that this maybe wasn’t too bad a place to spend a week.

Now the hotel is billed as a four star, but not in our experience could this be such a high star rating. All four of us have travelled a lot together over the past thirty years, and we have stayed in excess of a hundred three to four star hotels, and I’m sorry, but this wasn’t in any way up to the standard of what we had become accustomed to in a four star hotel. There are too many things out of order and the fabric of the hotel needs updating, but saying all of that by the end of the week we had become quite attached to our new home from home, and you soon forget the little things that could be sorted. I would say that it is more a really good three star hotel.

I’ll now break down all that we found whilst staying here.

Location – Like I’ve said the hotel is up a back street, but is not too far from the main bus routes. We took the X3 from the airport, and although it looks like it went past close to the hotel it actiually doesn’t on the inward journey. It stops at the bus station in Bugibba, which is to the North of the hotel and a ten minute walk away. This is true of all of the buses that you get back from anywhere on the island, in that they always go to the bus station first, where you have to get off. You could get on another bus, sometimes the same one you’ve just gotten off, that passes on the main road closer to the East of the hotel and you are then a five minute walk away, but we always just walked down from the bus station. Now a tip; if you are going to travel around Malta a lot then the public bus is a great way to do it, although sometimes they can be crowded and its standing room only, but that adds to the magic of your holiday, doesn’t it? An all-inclusive bus pass costs €21 (£18) from the machine in the airport, and you can use it to travel by bus anywhere on the island and also around Gozo for seven days (we managed to use it to return to the airport at the end of our week in Malta). If you download the Tallinja app this will give you real time information on all of the buses. You can choose the origin and destination and it will let you know what bus to get and the time of the bus. Another tip is to take the ferry across to Gozo from Cirkewwa, which is to the extreme North of the island. It costs €4.65 (£3.88) for a return for one person and the ferries go every half an hour. Victoria is so worth paying a visit – just turn right out of the ferry terminal when you get to Gozo and the 301 or 303 take you right in to the bus station in Victoria.

Room – We were initially more than happy with our original room. It was clean, quite a good size and with everything we needed to make our week long stay comfortable. Now I’m guessing that you’re wondering what I mean by ‘our original room’? Let me explain; we unpacked and got everything stowed away. We then went out for a wander around the town, getting back to the room fairly early around eight p.m. as our day had been long. On getting back into the room to go to bed we noticed that there was a weird sound coming from above, which sounded like a hot tub. We decided that it wasn’t too bad and tried to get to sleep. We couldn’t, so both of us put in earplugs, which we always take on holiday, but you could still hear the low hum of the sound even with them in. By eleven o’clock in the evening we could not stand it anymore, so we both went down to Reception. It was initially quite hard to get across what the problem was, but soon one of the Reception staff came up to the room. By now we had realised what the sound was – there is a rooftop pool, and the sound was coming from the filter pump. After checking the noise in the room and also on the roof we all went down to Reception. Then started a bit of a nightmare as the person that allocates the rooms was now at home, so the suggestion initially was that we stay in the room until morning, and they would then move us. This was rejected by us – we were by now extremely tired and I might say a tad grumpy, so the Reception staff persevered on the phone with the person that allocates the rooms. Eventually, after much discussion, we were on our way to the floor below the one we were on with the same member of staff that had investigated the noise and with lots of room keys. We were initially shown a much smaller room, which we said no to, and then accepted the room next door to this one which was large and so much quieter than the one we had originally been allocated. We moved all of our stuff straight away and eventually got to bed around one-thirty in the morning. Now I know that anyone that is about to stay at this hotel will be desperate to know our room number – it was 405, but our friends in 406 moved out of their room to another on the third floor next day as well due to the noise. To be truthful, the noise could be heard as soon as you came out of the lifts near to our original rooms, so I would be hesitant to take any rooms along that corridor.

Our new room was huge, again with everything required for a comfortable stay. There was plenty of storage space, ample coat hangers, tea making facilities, free safe, large flat screen TV, large comfortable bed with fairly decent bed linen and pillows, plenty of power outlets and a fair sized balcony with table and chairs. The room wasn’t in too bad a state of decoration and we were quite happy to call this home for the next seven days.

En-suite – The en-suite was a fair size, with a bath, decent shower (operated from the tap), sink, large mirror, shower gel and plenty of towels and toilet paper.

Housekeeping – Our room was immaculate when we took it over and it was cleaned every day with fresh brew kit and towels put in the room.

WiFi – The WiFi was free and was fairly fast and available in all areas of the hotel. We used it extensively throughout our holiday and had no problems with it.

Dining – The restaurant was fairly large and always looked clean and tidy. There was always plenty of staff on hand who made sure that plates were cleared from your table almost as soon as you had finished with them. They also brought any drinks you required to the table – this is the first all-inclusive hotel where they would bring a large bottle of soft drink and allow you to take it out of the restaurant, so kudos for that. The food was also very good throughout our stay. As we were on all-inclusive we ate most meals at the hotel, only missing lunch on a few occasions. There was plenty of variety at each of the meals and there was always sufficient on the hot plate throughout the meals we attended. I am the fussiest eater in the World and I always found something to eat. The meals on the whole were well cooked and presented, but on one occasion we had to send barbequed chicken back as it was undercooked. The remainder of the chicken was immediately taken off the hotplate. A couple of criticisms of the meals are that they were never piping hot, but this seems to be a feature of the meals served up in hotels in the Mediterranean region, as we’ve experienced the exact same thing in other hotels in the Balearics, Cyprus and Crete. The other is that they could not cook potatoes properly no matter how they were served up – they always tasted a bit undercooked. I’m making the meals sound quite bad, but as I’ve said they weren’t all that awful, just a few things to let other potential guests know and maybe the hotel management if they read this.

Pools – There are three pools. One down in the basement that has a Jacuzzi, one in the atrium off the bar and one on the roof. We didn’t use any of the pools, due to the weather not being nice enough for the outdoor ones to be utilised, and every time we went to the indoor pool there was quite a few people using it, so we gave that a miss also. The indoor pool looked lovely and the water was warm and inviting. We could see that the outdoor pools would be a really nice place to relax around when the weather is fine, especially the roof pool.

Public areas within the hotel – There are a couple of areas within the hotel where you can sit and relax, with comfortable chairs. There is a sitting room just past Reception on the right and a little further on by an alternative front entrance that is locked off is another seating area. There’s also a games room with a couple of pool tables and some other machines to keep youngsters amused.

Public areas outside – The main area is on the roof although you can obviously sit around the pool in the atrium. The roof area is on various levels and offers a lot of space. There were plenty of sun loungers up there, so it would have been great to have relaxed on the roof if the weather had been better during our stay. There is also a bar on the roof, so I can see it being a terrific place to sit during the better weather.

Entertainment – There was a singer on in the bar every night and they weren’t too bad. It definitely was something to keep you entertained, but the hotel management could certainly do with varying their acts.

Staff – All of the staff we had dealings with were friendly and helpful. They try really hard to make sure that you have a first-rate stay.

Summary – We all agreed that we had a wonderful stay at the hotel, and that we got good value for money. If you are thinking that you are going to be in the lap of luxury, or that the hotel will be what a four star is in the UK then you will be disappointed, but if you want a stay in a friendly hotel that is comfortable, with pleasant staff who try hard to make you feel valued, then this is the place for you. We would certainly use it again as it constituted great value for money and I think that in season this hotel would be even better than it was whilst we were staying there.

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You get more than you pay for

Review by rodneyg109 Bideford, United Kingdom

I'm a well travelled person and have just returned from the Soreda.I can honestly say that this hotel represents the best value for money I have ever experienced. I am amazed at some of negative comments on other reviews. Pet friendly: yes but I never saw one dog at all...

There are notices restricting acces to many areas. Food: absolutely exceptional. A fantastic selection which was different every day. How anyone could complain amazes me. The staff were very friendly and did everything with a smile. Cleanliness: The whole hotel was spotlessly clean and this includes the bedrooms. Bar facilities: Good choice of drinks served by excellent barmen. Draught Carlsberg as the stock beer shows that the hotel doesn't serve cheap alternatives. All in all a good choice. One downside, the hotel is situated at the top of a very steep hill so those less able might have difficulties.

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Mr John maguire

Review by johntheone52 Liverpool, United Kingdom

I am currently staying at the Soreda Hotel, I have been a regular visitor to this hotel for over eight years some times twice a year on arrival we have discovered that the hotel is now Dog friendly, I have no objections to dogs but when they are in the dinning room standing on the table, sitting on the owner's knees at the table being hand fed and food scater around the floor not to mention the barking, numerous complaints have been made and not just by myself. The management seems quite indfirent to any Complaints. I would not recomend this hotel to anyone "unless you don't mind a dog standing on the table next to you whilst you are eating ", there is also an issue with fire safety fire shutters that have been fitted on the front of the lifts seem to be secured by wire's so they will not close in the event of fire...

We now come to the swimming pool drunks in a pool you will always get but glasses scaterd around the pool side's is not acceptable anywhere, if you are unsure of my post please look on the hotel's own Facebook page. I certainly wouldn't stay here again whilst this regime exists.

Really Really Disappointed.

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I have been coming to The Soreda for a number of years. Upon booking was not made aware of this. Until we arrived at the hotel...

it is a DOG FRIENDLY hotel. Though I love animals. I do not want to eat or swim with them. The main restaurant is a dog kennel. Numerous dogs barking CONSTANTLY in the restaurant. Whilst trying to have a meal. After numerous complaints to restaurant manager. Not interested in dogs barking. Very dismissive.....

If you like an unhygienic food area with dogs. The Soreda Hotel is the place to be. Dogs eating at the table and on top of the tables. Dogs sitting right next to the food. Owners leaving their dogs tied to a chair. Leaving a perfect trip hazard. Not one meal without dogs barking. The restaurant area is very unclean with the amount of dogs.

The restaurant of a weekend is ridiculously busy. With long queues in the restaurant. With very little staff serving food. The food is ok and edible.,

The pool area is very dog friendly too. Level 6 has their own dog pool. No signs at the pool area to state this. Go to the indoor pool below. Which also allows dogs. To relax on the loungers with their owners.

The indoor pool is generally very pleasant. But be aware of drunken people down there. Leaving glasses left at the side of the pool. Even when there are families there . The pool is unsupervised by the hotel.

Only one lift is working in the Hotel. Which is often getting used by cleaners. If you a disabled or struggle physically. This can make life very difficult . Especially if you are on the 3rd 4th or 5th Floor.

If you want to want a peaceful holiday. This hotel is not the place to be. As you can often hear dogs barking whilst in your room or on roof terrace. If you want to share your holiday experience with dogs. You are guaranteed to get that here.

Unfortunately the hotel has drastically gone down hill. Think twice about booking as you will regret it.

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