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Il Palazzin

TripAdvisor Review
Malta and Gozo, Europe
St Pauls Bay

The popular Palazzin Hotel is ideally situated in a quiet and secluded area yet only a few minutes' walk from Qawra promenade. As an added bonus, the popular entertainment area of Bugibba, with its wide selection of restaurants, bars and shops, is also within walking distance. Public transport to explore the rest of the island is within easy reach and guest facilities include an outdoor and indoor swimming pool.

Everything you need is right on hand at the Palazzin Hotel:

The Palazzin hotel is a pleasure to visit and a holiday hotel that visitors return to year after year for so many reasons. Firstly its convenient location makes it a popular choice. From your base at the Palazzin, you can walk to the promenade at Qawra and in just a few minutes be strolling by the sea. That's a wonderful way to spend time in Malta - especially in the evening as the sun goes down.

The Palazzin is also walking distance to Bugibba. In this tourist area you'll find plenty of restaurants and bars to tempt you in for a cool drink or some sustenance. There is lots of fresh food on offer in Malta so eating out is likely to be a key part of your holiday experience. You'll find shopping in Bugibba too - ideal if you want to spend some time seeking out the perfect holiday gift or souvenir to take home.

Inside the Palazzin is a haven of fresh colours, clean lines and lots of natural light. Each of the rooms are tastefully decorated, all have air conditioning and a well-proportioned en suite bathroom. Guest rooms feature satellite TV, direct dial telephone, safe and hairdryer. You'll be pleased to discover that your room also has a private balcony, the perfect place to take in a new day or to spend a few moments in the evening reflecting on your holiday experiences so far.

Your every need is served by the Palazzin too. The hotel has two swimming pools - one indoor and one outdoor - so whatever the weather or time of year, you are guaranteed a relaxing swim when you want one. There is also a hotel lounge bar and restaurant if you prefer to stay closer to home of an evening. Guests can also make use of the sauna and library on site too.

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Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Library
  • FREE Wi-Fi

Room Types

Twin Superior Seaview Room
19m2
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Twin Pool View Room
WiFi
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Single Superior Seaview Room
WiFi
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Twin Inland Room
12m2
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Single Poolview Room
WiFi
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Single Inland Room
12m2 WiFi
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The Local Area

This popular hotel is ideally situated in a quiet and secluded area yet only a few minutes walk from Qawra promenade, the popular entertainment area of Bugibba with its wide selection of restaurants, bars and shops is also within walking distance. Public transport to explore the rest of the island is within easy reach and guest facilities include an outdoor and indoor swimming pool.

Trip Advisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Review

Shabby and dated with poor customer care

Review by ThereseM952 Galway, Ireland

Overall not great. We booked a week stay here as part of a package holiday but left early. First warning was the receptionist would only give us one key card for the room...

When I said "but there are 4 of us" (couple and two teenagers) she shouted that she had 200 guests and could not give more than one key per room. We never felt we could ask her for any advice or information about the area. She made us feel as if we were a nuisance. Secondly, the 'indoor pool' is hilariously small, like a children's pool and the outdoor pool was only cleaned on the third day of our stay. Also, the maid knocked on our door to clean the room early each morning even when we told her that we were getting ready to go out for the day and just needed a little time. The decor is shabby and in need of updating. Our room was a little dark and depressing, with the smallest TV I've seen in years, about the the size of a laptop. The breakfast wasn't of great quality although there was a lot of choice.

As for the positives, the little balcony was nice and it looks quite pleasant from the outside. Most of the other staff, at reception and in the breakfast room were polite and helpful. It's not in a great area but it is a short walk to the local bus terminus and the promenade is close by. There are also lots of coffee shops and restaurants in the area.

It's definitely not a 4 star hotel and badly needs an upgrade to bring it out of the 1980s. If you are just planning to sleep here for a few nights, and get out every day for day trips it should be OK, but if you have notions of relaxing by the pool or having a few drinks in the bar, forget it. The one night we got back from a long day out I ordered a drink and the barman asked if I wanted another before he closed;it was 10pm!

We booked a B&B for the last 2 nights of our stay, which was lovely by comparison.

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Comfortable rooms

Review by I7141AQmarinam Attleborough, United Kingdom

Really enjoyed the comfort of our room t was also quite spacious,the AC worked really well, it was quite hot when we went so that was important, decent breakfast , friendly staff, we didn't get to use much of the facilities has we were out most of the time, but the pool seemed to be a reasonable size. Thanks for the lovely stay.

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Quiet getaway

Review by willdejager The Hague, The Netherlands

After the first two nights of a two week stay, it is time for a first review. This hotel is in a quiet area of Qwara. Some building works in the area, but not annoying...

The room (413) has a decent size with a very small balcony. A fast and reliable Internet connection. The room (tiles on the floor) and bathroom are clean. The bed is a bit soft for my liking, but that is a personal preference. They still give you an old fashioned key with a wooden handle attached to it, that you are supposed to leave at reception every time you leave the hotel. I travel a lot both for work and private reasons. But it has been fifteen years since I didn't get a keycard in an hotel, but a real key that you have to turn in a lock. There is a safe in the room, also operated with a key that you can get at reception free of charge. There is coffee and tea in the room. Many shops, restaurants and pubs are within a fifteen minute walk, as is the main bus station with connections to all parts of the island. There is an outdoor swimming pool near the entrance and a small indoor pool on the roof. If you want to catch the sun, you will have to use the sunbeds on the roof. Because of the big buildings surrounding this hotel, the main pool is in the shade most of the day. My room rate was excellent (less than €40 a day, a decent breakfast (continental and English) included. When I rate the level of luxury, I would give this hotel three stars instead of four, but overall I am very satisfied with my choice. After having tried three other hotels in the same area (Park Lane, Pebbles and Gillieru Harbour), the price-quality ratio of Il Palazzin is great.

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Lovely place.

Excellent Staff, wonderful position , short walk to bars and restaurants , lovely facilities, good breakfast service and food, good evening meal service and choice of good food. All round very clean and tidy. Just a lot of new buildings being built around...

I Recommend this hotel though.

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Great break

Review by DavidC680 Ilkley, United Kingdom

Writing this on the last night of our stay. Picked on the basis of reviews, and the fact that a certain ‘Booking’ site has a great offer on our dates.

The place is great as a base...

Rooms comfortable and plenty of hot water for baths and showers. Breakfast is top notch - cold meats, fruit salad, yoghurts, eggs, bacon, lovely sausages, as well as bread, rolls and croissants. Only faults were juices are out a machine and not very ‘real’ and they use margarine from the 70s, if you can remember that far back.

We used the indoor pool on the 6th floor, which was warm enough in October.

Parking is the one big issue if you have a hire car. The website is correct, there is plenty of free parking, but finding a space after 2pm is virtually impossible as the residents of the flats beat you to them!

Good holiday and hotel. Very Covid compliant and clean. Reception staff are very friendly. Would gladly come back.

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