The Best Mellieha Hotels

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Mellieha and Mellieha Bay (locally referred to as Għadira) are popular locations in Malta for a typical sun & sea type holiday. It’s no surprise then, that Mellieha hotels and other types of accommodation like self-catering apartments are in high demand here, mostly during the high season (June-September).

In this overview of hotels in Mellieha I put forward a selection of options based on personal experience and those of family and friends. If a hotel isn’t worth recommending you will not find it in this list.

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Luxury hotels

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands

Strictly speaking, the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa isn’t located IN Mellieħa, but in the wider area of which the village is part. The hotel earned its spot in this list simply because it’s one of the few 5-Star/luxury hotels around and its location is unique, sitting on the edge of Golden Bay (on the West coast of Malta).

The Radisson Blu Golden Sands hotel overlooking Golden Bay.

The good

  • Unique location, overlooking one of the nicest bays/beaches that Malta has to offer
  • Large hotel but not as busy as you’d expect
  • High standards of accommodation
  • All the facilities you’d expect from an establishment of this standard, and franchise. (Great spa and fitness centre!)

Things to consider

  • Expensive – location premium
  • Unless you’re looking to hang out on the beach or by the pool, you will want to hire a car to get around. Aside from a few restaurants, there isn’t much else around in this rather remote location. There’s a bus stop right outside the hotel but journey times are pretty long for such a small island.
  • Beware of timeshare sales folk. You won’t get bugged after a simple ‘no’, however.

4-Star Mellieha hotels

Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa

The Maritim Antonine is a good value option, located along the main road leading down to Mellieha Bay. With well-equipped rooms and various services and facilities it’s also a good family holiday option.

The rooftop pool a the Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa in Mellieħa

The good

  • Good facilities, nice pools
  • Clean, comfortable rooms with good reviews
  • Family-friendly (babysitting service also offered)
  • Free beach shuttle service to get down to Mellieħa Bay.
  • Nice restaurants nearby

Things to consider

  • Located along a pretty busy (and steep) road with buses and other large vehicles passing right in front of the hotel.
  • Not many options for nightlife nearby

db Seabank Resort & Spa

The Seabank Hotel Malta is a bit of a staple in the area, having been around for decades, right in the corner of Mellieha Bay. Despite being an old name in the choice of hotels, having undergone extensive refurbishment and expansion in recent years, this is one of the better Mellieha hotels in the area once again.

And it shows, if there’s one hotel you need to book early on, it’s the Seabank: It’s a highly popular choice, also for family holidays.

Seabank Resort and Spa hotel

The good

  • Modern, well-equipped rooms, some with good views
  • Located right at the edge of Mellieħa Bay. And within easy reach of Gozo and Comino.
  • Family-friendly
  • Underground parking garage (one free space included with booking) so great if you’re hiring a car (and you should, staying in this area)

Things to consider

  • The Seabank is a pretty big resort nowadays, so don’t expect peace and quiet, particularly during the high season
  • If you want to do some exploring, hiring a car is a must
  • Food at the hotel is no more than decent (having sampled it myself, I expected better for a resort of this type), but luckily there are a few good restaurants in the area, such as Munchies (on the beach at Mellieħa Bay)

Ramla Bay Resort

The Ramla Bay Resort used to be a firm favourite among Mellieha hotels, particularly because of the self-catering apartments and studio apartments with sea view that they used to offer. Although that charm’s been kind of ruined with the towering annex with more hotel rooms, it’s still a good option to consider, with a combination unique location(and quiet area) and comfortable, well-furnished rooms.

The Ramla Bay Resort hotel is located on the far North end of Mellieha Bay

The good

  • Great location: Sea views and views of Gozo and Comino (from right rooms of course) and close to the ferry to Gozo
  • Good quality food and nice bar on premises
  • Good quality facilities
  • Public parking easy to find

Things to consider

  • It’s a remote location, which is great of a resort-type holiday is what you’re after, but you’ll want to hire a car for some exploring.
  • With a large new annex, construction has barely finished at time of writing (summer 2017) and recent reviews suggest the hotel’s struggling to provide quality service right now. I would suggest booking for summer 2018 at the earliest, while they iron out the creases.
  • Limited choice of restaurants around (and you’ll probably want to try something different than what’s available at the hotel).

Mellieha Bay Hotel

The Mellieha Bay Hotel received a facelift recently (which was sorely needed) and its big plus is its location. Sitting on the edge of Mellieha Bay, on a quieter part of the bay with a small, private beach, this is the best place to stay close to the biggest beach that Malta has to offer.

Aerial view of the Mellieħa Bay Hotel

The good

  • Recently refurbished with great (sea) views from most rooms
  • One of the better hotels right by the beach
  • Food on offer at the hotel gets good ratings
  • Good entertainment

Things to consider

  • Remote location, so pretty quiet. Nearest nightlife (lidos and bars) are located on the opposite side of the bay, which is a 20-min walk roughly
  • Entertainment gets mixed reviews
  • Despite refurbishment, a little old-fashioned in places still. Go for the location, not for the highest standards.

Pergola Club Hotel & Spa

Labelled as a 4-Star hotel, the Pergola is leaning towards a 3-Star rating really and truly, but it’s still a worthwhile option to consider at the right price, offering a great location in the core of Mellieha. Away from the main road, the hotel is located in the upper part of the village in a quiet part of town. The rooms and facilities are decent but prices increase rapidly the closer to summer you get.

Pergola Club Hotel & Spa in Mellieha

The good

  • Clean, comfortable rooms. Not the most modern but satisfactory to most.
  • Good food at the hotel
  • Friendly staff
  • Family-friendly hotel
  • Rooms with sea view are on offer, but a premium is charged of course.

Things to consider

  • Room sizes vary so have a good look before you book
  • Public transport connections aren’t great and although parking is offered, it’ll set you back €8/day.
  • If you’re looking for peace and quiet, avoid booking the inner courtyard rooms overlooking the outdoor pool

Solana Hotel & Spa

The Solana is another good option if hotels like the Maritim Antonine and Seabank are fully booked. They offer good quality accommodation at reasonable rates (provided you book well in advance).

A room at the Solana Hotel: Not the best around but good enough for most.

The good

  • Good-sized and clean rooms, comfortable beds
  • Family-friendly (babysitting option offered at a charge)
  • Helpful and friendly staff

Things to consider

  • Located along the main road of Mellieħa so not the quietest to be in the village
  • Good value only if you book well in advance
  • Rated as 4-Star but in need of a little refurbishment

3-Star Mellieha hotels

Luna Holiday Complex

The Luna Holiday Complex has been around for a while and is a bit of staple in the area. With regular refurbishments, it’s still a popular hotel and offers well-sized rooms right on the edge of Mellieha, on the road that takes you up to the village.

The Luna Holiday Complex is a 3-star hotel located on the edge of Mellieħa Bay.

The good

  • Up-to-date and comfortable rooms and facilities, despite the hotel’s age.
  • Great location if you’re looking to spend your days at the beach
  • Bus stop right outside the hotel with connections to get to the village of Mellieħa or to visit other places, including Gozo

Things to consider

  • Despite regular refurbishments, some of the rooms are not the most modernly furnished hotel rooms around.
  • If you decide to rent a car, finding a public parking space may prove to be challenging during the high season.
  • Most importantly: Inconsistencies when it comes to the rooms. Avoid the ‘Superior Studio’ as they’re not as good as the name would have you think.

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