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Reviews summary

3
Average
611 reviews
Brilliant
149
Good
197
Average
141
Poor
59
Awful
65
  • 3.5 room
  • 3 pool
  • 2.5 beach
  • 4 service
  • 4 dining
  • 4 amenities
  • 3.5 value
  • 4 food
  • 3 cleanliness
  • 3.5 location

40 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

Going back

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed 13th April 2018

"Me and my husband went to the white dolphin the year before last an it was an excellent experience so much so were going back this year the apartments were spacious and clean what more could you ask for the food in the hotel restaurant was fantastic. Everywhere you want to go is in easy reach such a lovely friendly place. We would definately recommend it roll on october "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 16th April 2017

Brilliant x

4
Good
by
Reviewed 10th September 2013

"Just got home from a week here. When we arrived at midnight in a storm to a room with a balcony but with ill fitting windows and doors I was a bit apprehensive and worried that my sister and I had made a mistake! However in the morning the sun was shining and the staff were amazingly friendly and as we found out as the week went on, they all had a brilliant sense of humor. What a wonderful safe place to be. Who cares what the room is like when we paid a brilliant price for a fantastic holiday with great people. See you next year white Dolphin for sure ;) "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 10th September 2013
  • 5 Location
  • 2 Beach
  • 4 Room
  • 4 Pool
  • 4 Service
  • 5 Value
  • 5 Food
  • 3 Cleanliness

worst holiday ever

1
Awful
by
Reviewed 1st October 2012

"I always thought that the room was just a base and it didn't matter what it was like. How wrong I was. Our room at White Dolphin was dirty, damp and smelly. There was no outside space other than the restaurant and restaurant tables were against our outside wall so people could look straight in and the smoke from their cigarettes came into the room. We had to keep the curtains closed all the time. My husband suffers from asthma so the damp and smoke had an adverse effect on his health. We asked to be moved several times and were always told no. The receptionist was extremely rude and, because we were seen talking to other holidaymakers and showing them our room, we were accused of being troublemakers. If you are thinking of going - DON'T DO IT!!"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 29th September 2012
  • 1 Location
  • 1 Beach
  • 1 Room
  • 2 Pool
  • 1 Service
  • 1 Value
  • 3 Food
  • 1 Cleanliness

Great value friendly staff good location

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed 18th July 2012

"We have just returned from 2 weeks at the White Dolphin apartments. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment. We had 2 balconies one overlooking the pool and one at the back overlooking other buildings. The staff were friendly and helpful. The apartment was basic but clean and a good size. The kitchen well equipped and had large fridge freezer.The on site pool was always clean and even when in the shade warm to swim in. The restaurant was excellent one of the nicest we came across. I have an eating disorder and the Chef came and spoke to me and made meals I needed at menu prices. My family ate like kings. The hotel has a sea view which is rare as most hotels overlook other buildings. if you want a pool view request a 2 bedroom or studio. the one bedrooms are at the back and have no view but are quiet and get the sun in the afternoon. We cannot say enough nice things about this hotel and those who nit pick faults would do well to look at how much value this place is. Would love to return very soon."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 18th July 2012
  • 5 Location
  • 2 Beach
  • 5 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Value
  • 5 Food
  • 5 Cleanliness

mixed emotions

3
Average
by
Reviewed 3rd November 2011

"we have just returned from aweeks stay at the white dolphin. the apartment we stayed in was a two bedroom apartment which was a good size with plenty of room for myself wife and 3 kids, however there is where the good points end!!!!! it was filthy, worktops were sticky, oven was disgusting, floors were filthy, mirror in the livng area was thick with grease and there was crisps and crumbs under the table!!!!! self catering apartments, however we were unable to cook as none of the rings on the hob worked and so it goes on!!! not been able to cook however did have a plus side, we ate downstairs in the restaurant everynight and im glad we did, it was amazing!! the food was delightful the staff were very friendly, so much so my brother in law offered one of them a job!!! to sum up, would i stay there again.......NO would i eat in the restaurant again........YES"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 2nd November 2011
  • 1 Beach
  • 1 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Dining
  • 5 Amenities
  • 5 Food

On Dis Ting- Malta Away 2011

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed 19th October 2011

"Apartment was basic but perfect for price with nice balcony overseeing the apartment complex. Snack bar was excellent with good range of food and drinks served daily. Highly recommend the all you can eat BBQ night on the Friday, we got stuck right in- Maltese sausage was a highlight amongst a variety of ohther tasty meats and salads. Surrounding area is good for the fact that it has a large number of restaurants catering for all tastes within 15-20 min pleasant stroll. Cannot remember the names of any of the places we went in but every meal was at least 7/10- nothing bad to report at all. The apartments themselves served up an equally good dinner menu and many locals were seen coming to wine and dine at night. Other highlights of surrounding area included very naughty bar sponsored by Portsmouth FC, located an arms width from an equally naughty little turf accountant shop. If you like ghetto riddems whilst playing pool and watching locals have a barmy with each other, look no further. Finally, the local brew Cisk was fantastic and cheap. Will be going back for this alone sometime in the future! "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 17th October 2011
  • 3 Beach
  • 4 Room
  • 3 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Dining
  • 4 Amenities
  • 5 Food

Good Time @ White Dolphin

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed 22nd June 2011

"This place was all round great. We were a family & asked for invalid accomodation..........All rooms qualified for this!!! Food was great & reasonable. Apartments were clean. Ants were a small issue BUT, having lived in Italy & Spain, ants are a fact of life in Europe...... Nice touch was clothes horse on balcony. TV remote was delivered by man who tuned it in!!! Only a couple of Euros a day & tons of channels. Room safe was very cheap too. The grocery service was unbelievable!! Order your groceries, leave at bar & they are DELIVERED TO YOUR ROOM at ASDA prices!!!!!!All staff were very nice & helpful. Leno the Jack of all trades weemed to work 24/7 & was always cheerful. Bar prices were really good too & seemed to be open whenever there were customers wanting to drink!!! Pool area lovely & kid friendly. Pretty central, on front seawalk & ALWAYS available parking at gates to hotel. Overall, if returning to Malta would book here. "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 20th June 2011
  • 5 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Dining
  • 5 Amenities
  • 5 Food

Excellent base

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed 15th March 2011

"Ive just returned from a weeks holiday, staying at the White Dolphin, and having read some of the previous reviews before going, I was a bit apprehensive. This turned out to be unnecessary as I had a very large, clean apartment with a balcony overlooking the pool area. The hotel is ideally situated for those who like to explore, and as the bus stops directly in front of the hotel, getting to any part of the island was easy. There are plenty of small supermarkets and shops, as well as restaurants and takeaways, within walking distance, should you feel the need. Before booking to go anywhere, just consider a few things.......if you want five star accomodation, in a busy area and all you want to do is sit by a pool.....then pay for that privelage !!! "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 13th March 2011
  • 5 Room
  • 4 Pool
  • 4 Service
  • 5 Dining
  • 4 Amenities
  • 5 Food

Perfectly adequate

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed 16th December 2010

"I spent 10 days in the White Dolphin with my partner in October this year. We had booked our room unbelievably cheap so we didn`t expect too much for that money we had paid for it. The apartment was basic and not spotless but was fresh and spacious and the most important things like bedding and bathroom were nice and clean. The location of the White Dolphin is perfect if you want to discover Malta. You can get to the bus terminus less than 15 minutes walking and from there you can get everywhere by bus. And finally an other good news for people who want to stay in the Dolphin in the future: the Dolphin`s restaurant is excellent! We tried a few restaurants throughout the island but far the best food we got in the Dolphin`s own restaurant. Look for Attila the chef for the most delicious meal on your holiday. And also the bar staff are very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return to Malta and the White Dolphin as soon as possible."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 12th December 2010

very dissapointed

1
Awful
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Reviewed 12th November 2010

" we had 14 days at the white dolphin apts, expecting a sunny balcony but was told no on back of building facing other buildings, so were paid all over gain to have a penthouse the best part was the sunny seaview patio, but inside had to have the maid come and clean fridge out and cooker before we coud use them one settee we had was not comfortable to sit on lumpy.had tp wash saucepans then had to wash cutlery did complain but was told cant get the right staff.we upgraded to have abit of luxery was very expensive for s catering for us like paying for a dble holiday. but the patio and weather was the best!"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 11th November 2010
  • 1 Room
  • 1 Pool
  • 1 Dining
  • 1 Food

White Dolphin Qwara Malta

2
Poor
by
Reviewed 1st November 2010

"Like other reviews we were shocked when we were shown to apartment 104, located at the back of the building, with a wall for a view 2metres away from our kitchen balcony.We found the apartment dark, and needed lights on whenever we were there, it was difficult to ascertain what type of day it was as we could only see a limited area of sky from the apartment. However the apartment was clean, but very basic. The staff were helpful and we believe they would have moved us to another apartment if one had been available, we were advised that the basic room was all we were entitled to via the booking agent we had used. We now know our accommodation provider was Hotels4U.In addtiton there were also many hidden costs we were not aware of, prior to booking. Extra charges for use of the air con, televison and a padlock for the safe if you wished to use it were applicable."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 31st October 2010
  • 2 Room
  • 2 Pool
  • 2 Amenities

Fantastic Holiday

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed 18th September 2010

"I stayed at White Dolphin last year with my daughter and had a brilliant time. This year i took my sister, who has never travelled abroad before. We had a ball for the full two weeks! Lino, Atilla and Kevin in the restaurant spoiled us rotten and served the most excellent food from pizza to exquisite sea bass and rabbit. The apartment was clean, basic but well equipped, with a balcony that gave stunning views of the harbour. Jamie, the Thomas Cook rep was helpful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. My sister is now as smitten with Malta as i am and we are very much looking forward to returning to White Dolphin next year. As pointed out in other reviews, it is not the Ritz, but is certainly perfect for a relaxing holiday and as a base to explore Malta, Gozo and Comino."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 16th September 2010
  • 4 Beach
  • 5 Room
  • 4 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Dining
  • 5 Amenities
  • 5 Food
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Top traveller tips for White Dolphin Holiday Complex

  • by Lizzy D

    "Just be friendly and down to earth and you will get the best service from fab people."

  • by Jess217

    "Take enough money to move to other accommodation"

  • by Marianne C

    "Use the restaurant in the Hotel, make sure you use reception between 10am-2pm or ask for help in the bar."

  • by Alan Lee

    "All you can eat BBQ on the Friday night- eat it!"

  • by sunbeam

    "pool in shade after midday"

  • by Yorkshire2

    "We dont feel we would recommend it"

  • by White Dolphin Fan!!

    "Fantastic country of culture and history - well worth a visit!"

  • by victor

    "Friendly,clean,value for money."

  • by PenMorg

    "Mgarr air raid shelter"

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