Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel
10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Not as it looks like...
"rooms are partly OK - some smell like like a pub (smoke), some are very loud due to the locations around. Very unfriendly and disinterested personal - never had such a bad service at all ! Breakfast is not like ****-Hotel, but nice roof garden Not worth value"
- Travel date: 24th September 2006
Noisy, damp and awful service
"Stayed there for a week in the summer holidays and had two rooms. Hotel service was overall bad. I have stayed in a lot of hotels with fewer stars than this one, but this is with no doubt the worst I have experienced. Both our rooms had problem with air conditioning. The system was noisy and didn't cool very well. In one of the rooms the noise was so bad that it was impossible to sleep in. Complaints didnât lead anywhere. There were no other rooms available and they couldnât fix the problem. The food in the restaurants was ok, but you will get cheaper and better food at several of the other restaurants in the area. We had to wait for available tables every day for breakfast, and they was usually not cleaned and you would have to ask for coffee from the waiters that would do their best to avoid you. Baths was slightly mouldy, but ok. Also: having a teenager party hotel just across the road makes this hotel unsuitable for children."
- Travel date: 4th September 2006
viva the vivaldi
"we stayed here with our 3 teenage sons and aged parents. before deciding on this hotel i enquired at several 4 and 5* hotels for their best rate to stay fot 2 weeks. this was the only hotel that gave me a realistic price- most of the others quoted rack rates. full points to harvey,on the sales team; he won us over and is a real asset to the company. he showed us rooms prior to our booking in and very efficently got us settled. the indoor swimming pool was very warm and clean. the rooms were immaculate. there was a happy hour in the bar every evening and also a special deal on the buffet dinner. there are nightclubs across the road from the horel and we didn't hear a thing thanks to the double glazing. it is probably the only hotel that we have stayed in that we have not gone to restaurants for dinner. it was ideal for very old people as they can spend the whole evening in the hoteland enjoy the offerings. the only criticism was that sometimes, at breakfast, the tea and coffee had been hanging around for a while, but if you asked for a pot of tea the staff would go into the kitchen and return with a fresh one. we did need a dentist one day and the sales manager, stephen obligingly sent us to one nearby. most of the tourists in the hotel seemed to be eastern european - nothing wrong with that. i imagine that it would have more british tourists in the summer. malta is not a beautiful island and doesn't have good beaches, but the people are very hospitable and go out of their way to be helpful"
- Travel date: 16th March 2006
Good quality, great value, great location
"Located at the "quiet" end (relative term here) of Paceville in St. Julians this hotel is ideally positioned for people wanting to be near the nightlife. The large, air-conditioned, reception/bar area is a welcome relief from the noise and heat outside. Newspapers in several languages were available. Friendly and efficient staff welcomed us. The room was large, cool, clean and comfortable. Being at the back of the hotel it was also very quiet with a partial sea view! The cable service was slightly limited in English channels, but Sky News and VH1 provided enough to keep us entertained as required. The cambermaid was excellent, despite us not leaving the room until gone noon most days, the room was still made up and cleaned daily. The pool area is clean and sunny, although the wind can get up a bit and the flimsy sun parasols did get blown over on several occassions. The dining room served an excellent buffet dinner althought the drinks service was so slow that I had to get up and find a waiter to take an order. I would recommend this hotel for singles & couples who want to be near (but not in) the heart of Paceville and want a clean, cool, safe hotel without paying excessive amounts. I would use this hotel again if I come back to Malta/St Julians."
- Travel date: 12th September 2005
"We stayed there in august 2004 for one week and we founded it as an oasis every time we came back to it from our daily trips. Go for it, it was more than correct."
- Travel date: 17th August 2005
fantastic place to stay
"this hotel is a classic, with a spacious lange/ bar area, really good sized rooms and huge beds, freindly well trained staff and fantastic air conditioning, i would highly reccomed it. i felt like a princess the whole time i was there!. There was definatly no smell from the bathroom, it was immaculatly clean!, the whole place was fantastic. I didn't have a "sea veiw" room, but there was no noise from outside,(once the balcony doors were closed, even though there was several bars and music quite close), it was a throughtly beautiful hotel, staff were so happy to accomodate every need, only booked as bed and breakfast, so never ate there on an evening, prefered to go walking and eat out, exploring, etc, but the breakfast was alwasy good and plentyful, with a good selection of cooked breakfast,rolls, toast , jams, preserves and a selection of breads, cereals, 6 different types of fruit juice, you name it they had it, and everything on a buffet style so unlimited. to sum it up in a few words......the hotel really made our stay in malta very enjoyable and i would deffinatly go back to such a wonderful hotel."
- Travel date: 24th June 2005
A tired Golden Tulip Vivaldi
"Stayed at this hotel 7th to 14th March 2005. Tired and needs refurbishing especially en suite bathrooms which have mould and mildew on walls around bath/shower. Permanent stale smell from bathroom and no bleach or disinfectant appered to be used. When Sales Manager spoken to he said "will be fixed by the summer". We said more interested in time present. Eight out of the fifteen people in the group returned to the UK with stomach bug, we are sure caused by the bathroom conditions as everyone eat at various other locations. Food in buffet style (breakfast and evening dinner) uninspiring. A little effort of a chef at the serving counter cooking eggs (fried, scrambled) would show an interest of the management to their customers. We would not make a repeat stay at this hotel either for holiday or for business."
- Travel date: 20th March 2005
"The public areas of the hotel are beautiful, but my room smelled of sewage for three of the seven days I stayed there. No satellite TV or movies on demand. 5 English channels, none of which showed movies (Discovery, Eurosport, reality TV and BBC Prime, and Biography). My partner got food poisoning after eating in the restaurant, and the hotel could not find a doctor. They did offer to summon an ambulance, but it was not serious enough for that. Good soundproofing from outside, but one could hear through the walls to other rooms. Unfriendly personnel in restaurant. Housekeeping was excellent. Isolated area. Would have preferred to stay in Sliema or Valletta. Sea view rooms look out over a car park before the sea. Would not stay here again. Disappointing, because I really like Golden Tulip hotels."
- Travel date: 12th March 2005
A pleasant oasis amid the maltese mire
"The vivaldi was a very pleasant and hospitable hotel. It was clean and the staff pleasant and helpful. Rooms with a view were lovely but if you're unfortunate to have a "town" view its very noisy at night. The pool area is lovely but small and was very cold in March!!! English channels on the cable. The breakfast was very good and there were good restaurant options ie check out the bar food downstairs or the Indian restaurant around the corner. St julians isn't great but the hotel made up for it!"
- Travel date: 23rd August 2004
Excellent value, Grat Hotel
"I had the pleasure to stay at the Golden Tulip Vivaldi in St. Julian's, Malta in September 2003. This hotel is right in the middle of Malta's nightlife, in the heart of what is called Paceville. Rooms were spacious and clean; maid service was excellent and soundproof, which is a must, since the area is full of bars and discos. Full English breakfast every day, although it does become a little repetitive after a while. Great reception service, and during check in refreshments (Kinnie) are served. Nice small lobby with a piano bar, with good live music in the evenings. There's a nice rooftop pool and a snack restaurant serving great pizza, among other maltese disehes (the tuna is yummy). A good 4 star hotel, excellent value for the money."
- Travel date: 20th April 2004
Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel is also called
- golden tulip saint julians
- saint julians golden tulip
- vivaldi hotel malta