I stayed at the Solana Hotel & Spa in September. It is the first time that I have visited this website and I am truly shocked to read some of the negative comments on this website. Most of the negative comments are not true – I found the Solana to be just right! It has been quite some time since I stayed in a hotel as good as the Solana.
Originally we were booked at the Maritim Hotel which ironically is situated just a few meters down the road from the Solana. On arrival at the Maritim they told us that we were overbooked and they said that they are going to put us at the Solana for the first night. We refused to accept and after much haggling they gave us a room with no balcony and overlooking reception!! Can you imagine……a room facing reception!! It is really nice and charming to hear people chatting, checking in and out and the telephone ringing all the time! After 1 day we asked to be moved to Solana and luckily they accepted! And from then on our holiday took a move in the right direction!
Solana was just perfect. We were allocated one of their new rooms overlooking the valley and the little and quiet garden. From the balcony we could see the valley of the village whilst from the roof the view of the bay and the islands of Gozo and Comino was just terrific. The room was large (in fact much larger than any other room of any other 4-star Hotel that I have previously stayed in) and it had a very large bathroom. It was kept spotlessly clean, in fact the cleaning is one of the things that should be mostly praised at the Solana!
We only took breakfast a few times at the Hotel because we slept in most mornings but I can say that their breakfast was good, abundant, and with a good selection. Mark (the restaurant manager) talked us into trying the Tosca Restaurant and we tried it amid being slightly wary of Hotels’ dinners. We were absolutely wrong! The marketing slogan for the Tosca is ‘elegantly affordable’ – believe me it is much more than this. Mark (the manager) and Antonio (the chef) made our evening at Tosca special. We even had the time to drink a beer together later which is one of the reasons that made our visit to Solana feel a bit special.
My only concern at Solana is price. We really doubt that with the service that they offer they can keep these prices!
So my recommendation to you is…enjoy it while you can!
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- Also Known As:
- Solana Hotel Mellieha
- Solana Hotel Malta
- Solana Hotel And Spa Malta/Mellieha