Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort
St. George's Bay, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3390, Malta
+020 3564 5165
My Rating: 78%
Price Rating: $$$
Summary of Stay: I had been staying on the other end of Malta and wasn’t keen on my resort. So I knew that I liked St. Julian’s and went ahead and booked another hotel for the rest of my stay. The Marina Hotel was a great escape. Perfectly located, very clean, quiet and beautiful views. Rooms are very comfortable and relaxing but not luxurious. However, the hotel is still very good value.
Dining is where the hotel excels at - 11 venues for you to dine, whether at the pool or in a formal atmosphere. Most of the restaurants have spectacular views of the sea and all the dining experiences I had were relaxing and satisfying.
Highlight of the Hotel: The location and the views from the room. The hotel is very central with lots of options for dining and shopping within walking distance. And after being isolated at my last resort, I really appreciated the benefit of being close to shops, restaurants and nightclubs. In regards to views, all rooms have a seaside view. I had a Superior Sea View Room which overlooked St. Julian’s bay. The hotel has 2 different view categories - Superior and Deluxe. Superior overlooks the bay and you can watch the beachgoers and the ships come in and out. The Deluxe view is of the Mediterranean and far less busy, but also less interesting. I would not pay extra for the Deluxe view.
Highlight of the Stay: I made good use of the hotel’s recreational facilities. They have a fully equipped gym for those who need to maintain their beach body. While I did not use the spa, I heard guests compliment the various services they had tried. I spent most of my time by the pools and soaked up the subtropical heat. Pool chairs were plentiful, the area was well attended and it was certainly much more relaxing than the crowded beach yards away.
Drawbacks: This resort has so much potential. Great location and stunning views. It has all the infrastructure of a 5 star resort but it just comes up short. While I enjoyed my time at the hotel, I wish the hotel would invest more money in the property to take it to the next level.