Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa
23 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Fabulous hotel and brilliant staff
"This hotel is spotless, the food is absolutely gorgeous and the staff are all friendly and helpful. Couldn't fault the hotel. The rooms were spacious, modern and clean. Never slept in a bed abroad as comfortable as this. The beds are not twins pushed together but massive lush beds. Would definitely go again and the other people we spoke to were all impressed with the food and hotel. Location was good and there is a bus stop outside the hotel to take you all over the island. Over the road was a newsagents that sold a weekly bus pass for 21 euro which allows unlimited travel. Hotel reception will help with maps and information on places of interest. "
- Travel date: Sat 20th of May 2017
"Great hotel have stayed twice and after a nasty experience in another hotel have to say this was fab, great clean rooms although they clean every day i did not see the need i dont do at home , food was great although brekkie could be little warmer but omelettes cooked while you wait plenty to choose from excellent indoor pool if you time it right you get all to your self sauna and steam room included in price looked forward to returning for a month. "
- Travel date: Fri 1st of May 2015
"We were arrived at the hotel at about 2pm, we had to wait for about 45 minutes for our room to be ready....the check-in is supposed to be at 2pm not at 2.45pm!! Our room was very nice but not very clean and there was a lot of dust on the floor!!
The food was poor and obviously could have been much much better for the price we paid for it!
Breakfast: The hot food used to be cold food.
Dinner: The main course was very poor & there were no good choice from where to choose."
- Travel date: Thu 18th of August 2011
Not what it says on the tin!! Beware
"This is a 5 start hotel spread over 2 sides of the main road. There is a bar that is on the ground floor of one side of the hotel and doesn't shut when advertised, stays open much later (3am one morning) playing music so loud it could be heard a number of floors up, very little sleep.
Air con - This hotel cheat its customers by allowing you to think that you are in control of the air-con, well you're not. Although there are controls in your room, the hotel decide when it comes on and goes off. It was 30+ whilst we were there and the air-con was turned off at midnight, making sleep very difficult as room got too hot. We tried to complain about this and it was handled very badly, no one, even the rep taking responsibility for it.
Food - Good selection every night although everything had sauce, therefore no food was plain, if you weren't feeling that great and wanted something normal. If you go half-borad drinks are not included with the evening meal. I would say though that the pizzaria attached to the hotel is amazing and the food very good indeed. If HB you can eat here instead with Â£10 each towards your meal, which easily gets you a meal and drink each.
Pools - Although there are 3 pools (2 outdoor + 1 indoor) they are far too small in relation to how many guests there are staying at the hotel. This means that frequently you are unable to sit around any of the pools due to there being no spare loungers.
Weddings - If a wedding is being hosted by the hotel, they shut off the ground floor pool area from mid afternoon, which again is not on as you have paid good money for this pool.
- Travel date: Thu 22nd of July 2010
Great hotel, Great Position
"Really good hotel, staff helpful and quietly efficient. Loved the view over the church and the bus terminal , a great position to watch the world from. A glorious sea view too. Ask for a high room, with a sea view, it may cost a little more but is well worth it."
- Travel date: Sat 21st of November 2009
Friendly staff, good service, good food
"Stayed for tenm days at the Maritim and have nothing but praise for the staff and the service that I received. The hotel is generally very clean and well presented. I have had previous horrors with noise at hotels and was pleased that this was not the case here. Slept well without disturbance either from rowdy guests or from other noise. therefore somewhat puzzled by another reviewer's comments about the bells fromm the church.
Eating at the restaurants within the hotel is enjoyable and the cocktail bar is pleasant if unspectacular. Rooms are clean and well maintained and the maids keep everything up together on a daily basis.
Can't really find any faults with this hotel and would happily come here again.
- Travel date: Wed 9th of September 2009
"Just returned from 2 weeks at the Maritim Antonine. The hotel and its facilities were great. Very effective air conditioning that we needed in 30c.We found the balcony view over the main street fascinating, watching the world come and go. Driving standards very different from the UK! Lovely pools and gym/spa too. The food was plentiful and of a very high standard. Local beer Cisk was good. There are plenty of good places to eat in the village and the rest of the island is easily accessible on the unique and inexpensive local buses. Mellieha is not too touristy. I'd recommend this area if you are looking for a relaxing time."
- Travel date: Wed 9th of September 2009
"This hotel is not a 4 star, It just about makes it to a 3 star level.
But the worse thing about staying here is the church across the road, The bells blast out every morning at 6 am. And about 6 other times during the day.
I was wakened up at 6am every morning, "
- Travel date: Tue 9th of June 2009
"We have just returned from a very pleasant break at the Maritim, and have nothing but praise for the hotel. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. This is a genuine 4 star hotel with very few exceptions; the food was good and plentiful and the room we had was very good. The spa and gym facilities were good and all in all this was a very pleasant place for a winter break. There is evening entertainment in the bar, but it is relaxed and tasteful in "piano bar" style. Also there is a sports bar showing English football and rugby across the way. There is a bus stop just outside the hotel and buses are frequent and inexpensive.
Do beware of timeshare touts in the streets near the hotel. They promise vouchers for free holidays etc, but don't actually give you the vouchers if you go to the presentation. Also they keep you there for hours and can be aggresive if you are not interested in buying."
- Travel date: Mon 9th of March 2009
"I stayed here with my mother for 10 days over the Christmas period and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I thought the food was very good. Breakfast in particular was excellent with a lot of variety. The Spa facilities were excellent and the gym was very well equipped.
My room overlooked the main street, which was noisy particularly when buses went up the hill. This noise, however, was only noticeable when the balcony door was open.
My motherâs room was on the âinsideâ and had a small balcony looking out above the reception desk in the Atrium. There was some noise when things were busy but again only if you had the balcony door open. The room was also smaller than mine and was sold at a cheaper rate. There was a problem with the heat in this room in that it got quite warm even when the heating was turned off. This seemed to be caused by the nature and position of the room in the hotel. There was not the ventilation you would receive from an outside room if the balcony door was open. This together with the central heating in the hotel in general did initially make the room a little uncomfortable until we used the fan I got from reception."
- Travel date: Tue 8th of January 2008
Super Hotel with gr8 service
"Just returned from a one night stay at this great hotel and was really suprised. Everything was super, from the front office reception , to the room.
Over the past 4 months, I have tried out 4 other 4 star properties in Malta and without any doubt, the Maritim hotel Antonine is miles better than the others ( The Coastline, The Suncrest, Bella Vista, and the Sorreda) .
The room with ensuite was well furnished and the balcony a extra.
The fruit and local sweet basket were also great. Maybe more tv stations can be added, but what was available was ok.
The dinner was good with a very large assortment which will surely be to anyones taste.
The garden was also very lovely.
A super full hot/cold breakfast awaits you in the morning, and it will keep you satisfied for the whole day.
I was so impressed that I just booked a further two nights, and I will be able to try out their spa and other lesiure facilities.
Another thing that really impressed me was the great staff in all departments. Being respectful and well mannered really made us feel welcome.
If you want a trouble free hotel, this is the place for you.
- Travel date: Tue 25th of December 2007
"We have just returned from a Half term break at the Maritim Antonin and were not disappointed. I agnonized for hours over which hotel to book, finding the range of reviews for some places quite confusing, but chose the Maritim because it seemed to have fewer bad reviews.
We had 2 deluxe rooms on the fifth floor, with a garden/sea view and stayed half board. Rooms were lovely and very spacious, as was the bathroom, also very clean and well maintained during our week.
All staff were friendly and helpful, reception staff gave advice very professionally, and we were allowed to extend the stay in our room the last day for a small supplement without any problem (and we only asked that morning).
Food was fresh and plentiful at breakfast and dinner buffets. Would like to have eaten out more, but this worked best for our fussy boys! Prices for drinks were reasonable as was the minibar. Tea and coffee facilities provided in rooms welcome and replenished.
Agree that is was a shame that one of the outdoor pools wasn't heated as they were really very bracing! Some people were using them though. The indoor pool seemed almost too warm on the other hand.
Overall very happy with this hotel. Location was handy for shops and church etc. Mellieha was more lively than I was expecting, plenty of gift shops and food stores, cafes etc.
Do stay there!"
- Travel date: Mon 29th of October 2007