Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St Julian's
18 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"We were in Malta in March and were nabbed for a "brief" timeshare talk....it wasn't brief but as time went on we saw a possible bargain. We signed up for a week each October and have just completed our first visit..Apartment wonderful and spacious with great bathroom, galley kitchen and great sea view balcony of good size. It worked out that it will cost us about Â£550 for each week for the next 14 years.When you consider that rooms are going for up to Â£1,000 per week it makes enormous sense ( this calculation includes the annual maintenance fee. )The facilities at the hotel are excellent and the friendly helpful staff are probably the best I've ever met. The RCI week swap will be of no benefit to us but it will appeal to a lot, you can put your week into the bank and obtain swaps.If you feel that you are pressured and that some information may be incorrect as given at point of sale, the admin staff will do their best to iron matters out...they have been good to us."
- Travel date: 30th October 2014
Malta is a great place
"Overall, Malta was great. I'd highly recommend having a GPS and hiring a car so you can efficiently get around. We used a Garmin Nuvi 660 with Malta maps and they worked fine. The Radisson is quite nice with at least 2 pools and ocean access for swimming. The fitness center was the best I've ever seen anywhere and the Bistro restaurant was very very nice. The staff was very good as well. We even lost our GPS in the parking lot one night and it was turned in !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing honesty. The villages, Festas, Beaches and Churches of Malta and Gozo are wonderful. Valletta is amazing. One big shop. Lots and lots of nightlife at St Julians and Quara. Very very friendly people and mostly English gets you what you need."
- Travel date: 24th August 2009
Watch out for Time Share Promotion
"When staying at the Hotel look out for an offer from the Thomas Cook Rep to visit the other Radisson Hotel at Golden Sands. For this you will get a voucher worth 40 Euros towards your trip. If the rep does not get you then, the Hotel will send their rep to your room and offer you a voucher for 50 Euros for the same trip. You will be told that you will be given a tour of the hotel so that you can tell family and friends about it. Take your swimming gear along and have fun. You must stay at the hotel for the minimum of 1 Hour. Well we went along to be confronted by a Time Share Team FULL ON. We were subjected to a fulltime Share Pitch about the Hotel before we even had seen any of it. We spent 3 hours before managing to slip the Sales Executive and head for the door. There we had to fight for the Voucher we were promised. My advice to anyone is to ask the right questions, IS THIS TIME SHARE before being subjected to the same torment we had. When we confronted the rep about it she just shrugged her shoulders so we are making a formal complaint. I also think the information we were given about the Time Share Promotion was too good to be true. Various claims were made which we will pass onto the Independent Watchdog for Time Share. I am disgusted that both Radisson & Thomas Cook openly promote this type of Time Share Selling. Nothing wrong with the Hotel itself or the Resort"
- Travel date: 18th May 2009
I had a wonderful time in Malta . St jul...
"I had a wonderful time in Malta . St julians bay was lovely. The local wer kind and friendly, the food was easily accesible and delicious. It is a very safe enviroment and the weather is fabulous in july. It is a great place for all ages from people with young children to older retired cuoples wanting a relaxing holiday. The night life can fit to what you want it to be you could sit on a corner in a pub and watch the world go by or you can take a stroll round the beautiful harbours and beaches. There are a few good nightclubs with very cheap drink offers and lots of very nice resteraunts. I think everyone should experience malta once in their lives."
- Travel date: 30th January 2008
The accommodation was fantastic; a very ...
"The accommodation was fantastic; a very large room with balcony which was kept beautifully clean. This is the only hotel I have ever stopped in where the maid cleaned our hairbrushes! The pools are lovely, and there is a swim up pool bar in one of them. There are two pools joined by a slide - great fun for kids. There is also a pool side waiter service and this food is very reasonable. I used to ask for bread for my son as he is a fussy eater and they gave me a free bread basket every day. In the evening there is a reasonable pub type restaurant, and pricey buffet type restaurant - (Lovely food though) and there is an outdoor restaurant with grill. Breakfast is exceptional - beautifully laid out and could fill you up all day. The hotel is in a nice safe area and there is a beach a 5 minute walk away. It is a little cut off from shops etc, although if you can walk for 15 minutes in 30 degree heat you would be OK. Overall I would go there again, however if you are looking for lots of entertainment for children this hotel is not for you. "
- Travel date: 18th October 2007
Superb hotel, out of the way of bustling...
"Superb hotel, out of the way of bustling St Julianâs. Very well placed, high standards of service and cleanliness. Range of meals available from four restaurants, though would recommend that you use the Concierge's knowledge and venture out into St Julianâs (and beyond!) to some superb eateries. All staff could not be more helpful, friendly and accommodating. Rooms well appointed and thoroughly cleaned on daily basis. Towels available for residents at poolside (clean, soft and fluffy!) and pools mainly empty due to the time of year. Lovely and peaceful, just what the doctor ordered. Highly recommended, would definitely return. "
- Travel date: 17th November 2006
"We went to the Radisson SAS in July 2005. It was my first time bt my friends stay there regularly. The hotel is magnificent and I have never experienced such incredible service before. The facilities suited me pefectly and the staff were very helpful. As the rooms we were allocated weren't what we asked for initially (we asked for poolview but were allocated seaview) we asked to be moved elsewhere and were upgraded to junior suites at no extra cost. We were only allocated the seaview rooms due to refurbishments (bear in mind that if the hotel didn't refurb then everthing would get outdated). The food for breakfast was brilliant and varied and there is a chioce for everyone, even my freind who is the worlds fussiest eater. The evening meals were also of a very high standard with a different menu every night. On the first night there there was nothing on the menu I liked (I did try) so I asked for something not on the menu and the chef was only happy to oblige. The bar areas were nice and clean, and the staff were very polite and the service was impeccable. In the evening it was nice to sit out on the open air balcony above the pool and look over the med while supping an ice cold pint of Cisk (local lager). The surrounding area had good facilities and were no more than a 10-15 minute walk in Pacevaille with it shopping centre, resturaunts and a few bars. Slightly further afield, but still in walking distance, was the Casino and a few Irish and English bars and a good selection of resturaunts in St Julians. Selima was slightly furhter away but had a good mixture of shops, bars and resturaunts too. I also suggest spending an afternoon at T'Qali in the craft village. The stuff there was amazing! In our travels around the island we didn't get bugged by timeshare people or have people try to usher us into resturaunts like in Tenerife or Gran Canaria which was good. All in all, a brilliant holiday, the staff were fantastic and Maltese pepole were ever so friendly. I'm looking foward to my next visit."
- Travel date: 6th September 2006
A beautiful, relaxed and very friendly resort
"This Radisson SAS is a magnificant hotel laying on a very nice place on the boarder of the sea with a very nice view. The hotel itself is build out of very nice materials. The overall feeling when you enter the building is warm, relaxed and very friendly especially for kids. In the daytime we enjoyed the verious swimmingpools and have done a lot of watersports like jet ski driving. After all these activities it was nice relaxing on the bar in the swimmingpool were we have drunk some very nice cocktails. The dinner in the edge bar, in the bistro or in the main restaurant was very good. A good remark is the care and the hospitality of the staff which is having one target: you have to enjoy your holiday! The familyroom was having enough space to sleep very comfortable with 2 adults and three children. The housekeeping was really taking care of the room on a mayor way, it was always very clean and they even were spraying with some nice flavour in the room. In the evening there was always something nice to do or to see in the Bridge bar where we have met some very nice contacts and again the staff was really taking care of us. In general a fantastic place, hotel and holiday."
- Travel date: 5th September 2006
Not bad but not five star.
"If you are used to staying in genuine 5 Star hotels you will be somewhat disappointed by the Radisson SAS Bay Point. There is nothing particularly wrong with the hotel (apart from the occasional musty smell) but it's not 5 Star. The hotel itself is a 20-25 minute walk from Spinola Bay up and down steep hills and my advice would be to spend the extra and stay at the nearby Hilton if you are expecting genuine 5 Star treatment. The Radisson staff and service are difficult to fault but the prices they charge are definitely 5 Star. They advertise that all rooms have a sea view. They do, if you stretch far enough. Our first room was 10% sea view and 90% car park. The rooms are clean and "ok". Overall, it's not a bad hotel but it really isn't five star."
- Travel date: 4th September 2006
a very nice hotel with a great location
"I stayed at he Baypoint Resort in August 2006 with my 11 yrs old daughter; the hotel has all the amenities one would expect from a 5 star chain hotel, and the overall feeling is that of a cozy hotel, not too big to be impersonal. The location is great for a beach holiday, since the hotel is located right on its own rocky beach, and all rooms have seaview; furthermore, the action is in Saint Julian's, which is just one km. away, so one benefits both from a relaxing holiday and from amusements, if one wants to. Just perfect, and, not to forget, the personnel is extremely kind and smiling."
- Travel date: 29th August 2006
we really enjyed staying at the Radisson
"Me, my wife and our oldest daughter stayed at the Radisson for a week in August and we were very pleased with the choice. The location a bit away frow the crowds was perfect for us and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel does need a bit of repairment but nothing special. Francisco from Portugal"
- Travel date: 21st August 2006
Good Hotel, very impressed
"Stayed at the Radisson on business in August with a colleague. I was very impressed for the price, and for a radisson. Some parts fo the hotels needed a lick of paint, but most was very nice. My room was one of the 'no view' Sea View rooms - i would avoid any room ending in #31 and i can imagine the privacy in some rooms in not the best. But the food was excellent, the service exceptional. I was here when the problems were happening at Heathrow and due to fly back to Heathrow - the staff could not have been more helpful in finding out information. they also gave us a free late check out - a rarity nowadays. A great experience."
- Travel date: 11th August 2006
Top traveller tips for Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St Julian's
"Try to get a poolside appt as the sea view is great"
"great nite spot great food"
Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St Julian's is also called
- Radisson SAS Baypoint Hotel
- radisson saint julians
- radisson malta