Palm Court Hotel

, Qawra, Malta
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Palm Court Hotel

, Qawra
3 star

Rooms: 350

Triq It- Tamar - Qawra - SPB05 - Malta | 21572484/5/6
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7/10
Acceptable
Submitted by: Anita Bridges in 25/06/08
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
For the price I paid for a family of 5 I thought the whole experience very exciting. Palmcourt was I admitt very basic but clean, staff friendly,pool area clean and pleasant. Rep could have been a little more helpful.I certainly will be going back very soon.
8/10
Clean and friendly
Submitted by: john in 30/05/08
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
You get what you pay for - cheep and cheerful for £200 h/b with flight and picked up by minibus. Hotel is showing its age, but rooms are cleaned everyday. Food is average but there are plenty of other cheep restaurents close by. Will be going back next year.
9/10
A great cheap holiday!
Submitted by: Jenna in 25/04/08
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
I first went to the Palm Court Hotel in August 2006 and then again in July 2007! It is a pretty basic hotel, however, it is always clean and tidy! I find it great value for money! It is also in a good location only a couple of minutes from the bus station - which takes you to many places includong the capital Valetta! I like Malta so much I am returning again this year and I'm looking forward to staying in the Palm Court again!
1/10
Never Again!!
Submitted by: Ruth in 09/04/08
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Cheap Getaway Holiday Maker
This makes the third year in a row that I've spent a week of my Easter break at the Palm Court, and the second time that I was accompanied by the same work colleague. We looked on the Palm Court as a bit tatty, but a cheap and cheerful base from which to explore Malta – sadly, after this year's visit, that is no longer the case.

Firstly, the size of the hotel and the obvious ineptitude of its owners mean that nobody seems to be keeping close tabs on what the staff are doing. Cleaning of the rooms is hit-or-miss at best – towels taken away and not replaced, empty shampoo packets sitting on the edge of the bath for days until we threw them away ourselves, and rubbish under my bed which I didn't put there and which was there when we checked in! During our stay, there were also six incidents of items going “missing” from rooms on the second floor…

Onto the food, which during my two previous stays was just about acceptable but fairly repetitive, resulting in my going out to restaurants every other night; this year, my friend and I were out almost every night, because not to put too fine a point on it the food is absolutely dreadful. Fruit salad (the only pudding item on offer that used to be remotely palatable) has now got to be paid for if you want it, the sliced carrots look as though they were neither washed nor peeled before being boiled into extinction…and it wasn't only the quality of the food, but the manner in which it was served. I witnessed a “chef” transferring slices of roast beef onto plates using a fork and his bare fingers, and on the sixth morning of our stay my friend and I were treated to the charming sight of a young waiter setting out clean plates and cutlery when he'd just been enthusiastically picking his nose. This made us vow not to eat any more meals in the hotel before we left, but this vow was made about twelve hours too late; we spent the last day of our stay afflicted with diarrhea and vomiting, and since the only things we'd both eaten had been in the Palm Court's dining room it isn't hard to see where we caught the bug.

I also noticed that there were far fewer families staying at the Palm Court this year…it is now filling up with pensioners, who shuffle into the dining room in their slippers and slow the queues down to the speed of an M3 traffic jam. And heaven help you if you get on the wrong side of one of them – I made the mistake of getting into the lift and pressing the button for my floor, only to have a white-haired old dear bark, “You should have asked before doing that! I don't want to go up that high!”

To sum it up – would I return to Malta? Absolutely! The island is beautiful, the people are charming and it's still a relatively cheap place for a holiday. Would I stay at the same hotel? Not on your life! I know you get what you pay for, and my holiday was inexpensive, but I still don't think travellers should be deprived of basic cleanliness and food hygiene – especially in an EU country! It's also worth mentioning something I forgot to put in my Palm Court review last year…the Malta Bargains rep is still trying to push something called a “blanket tour”, which I foolishly assumed last year was some sort of craft trip. No such luck – you get put on a minibus and herded into a shop where some spiv tries to sell you a mattress cover. Pretty much says it all about Malta Bargains' attitude to their customers, doesn't it? Anyone reading this review – please spend a little more and stay somewhere other than the Palm Court, because I know that's what I'll be doing when I return to Malta!
9/10
Back again
Submitted by: Carl in 04/04/08
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Adventurer
Its faulty towers but its a good laugh. Its the characters that stay here that make the place. Its great when you come and see familar faces. Have met some great people here and will be back again.
Carl
5/10
Value for money
Submitted by: terry in 02/04/08
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Retired
Enjoyed it,had stayed there previous. Very simple room accomodation,food enjoyable. My wife and I are easily pleased. But there is one point I would like to make,put the letter "s"inbetween the "o"and the "t" so when reading it will say "palm court hostel" instead of hotel. Hotel it certainly isn't, but 4 star hostel it could well be. we paid £200 each for half board for 14 nights.people have been going there for years for the winter months and no complaints, why! because of the price. If you want a very cheap holiday and you are prepared to rough it a little then have a go. For what we paid I can't complain.
9/10
Brill!
Submitted by: loz in 25/02/08
  • Age Group: Under 18
  • From:
  • Traveller type: Party Animal
I had a brill time in malta. The hotel wasn't perfect. There was nothing wrong with my room or my friends room. They were clean!!! And as for cockroaches in the food, that is ridiculous! the food was great! I can't wait to go again this year.
1/10
Never go you'd be in for a shock
Submitted by: M in 14/01/08
  • Age Group:
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type:
The bedrooms were ok, I was sharing a room with 3 other girls and one night we wanted to get some fresh air so we opened the door and then the door came of. Cockoraches on food the floor was really slippy one family went for tea and the older one slipped and went to hospitial. Swimming pool was moldy both so we were bored so much even pool table was in smoking part. Staff very unfriendly like reps. I would never go there ever again.
1/10
Disgusting!!
Submitted by: stacey in 14/01/08
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Staying in Palm Court was a big mistake why? Because how do you expect to stay in a room with a balcony door that doesn't shut properly,food was a terrible. I hated the apartment and everything about it. If I was you, I would not go there.
1/10
Wosrt nightmare.
Submitted by: ZOE in 14/01/08
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type:
Read reviews before we went and was very worried, but thought it can't be that bad! It was worse! Upon arrival we were told we wouldn't get the rooms requested when booking! Even though we had it in black & white. 4 girls out of our party of 10 were aged 11-16 so we wanted them in the middle room of adults. This didn't happen. Food was disgusting, leftovers from previous meal, or if you prefer, with cockroaches! After a bad storm, water leaking everywhere in dining area. Bread tubs being used to catch water leaving no tables available. Got money back from all inclusive, ate out. Was more expensive, but well worth it. Staff rude, unfriendly and overheard staff telling guests to f*** off they didn't serve tea. Very unorganised, guests complaining every day. Also after storm, had a bad leak in our room. Had own swimming pool. Told it was an 'act of God'! Bath was painted with gloss paint so when you had a shower, peeled off on your feet. Wore flip flops. Shower curtain black and green with mould. The building smelt of youth hostel, old peoples home, damp and when cooking, dog food! Patio door in girls room fell on 1 of them during the night as it wasn't on the correct way! We ended putting it back on properly.
 

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  • Address: Triq It- Tamar - Qawra - SPB05 - Malta
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