Corinthia Hotel St. George's

, St. Julians, Malta
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Corinthia Hotel St. George's

, St. Julians
5 star

Rooms: 250

St George's Bay - St. Julians - Stj 01 - Malta | 21374114
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Superb hotel, thoroughly enjoyed our stay there!!

from vic_vin
After reading a few reviews on tripadvisor, I finally choose the Corinthia San Gorg stay in whilst on holiday in Malta. I can assure you it wasn't a disappointment. It is situated far enough away from all the hussle of the lively night life down the road, thus having the choice of walking 10 mins to be in it, or choosing to stay around the restaurants of the hotels resort, which is relaxing. Malta is a superb place to visit such a beautiful island but to make your stay one that of which you have no worries or concerns the Corinthia San Gorg is a must, truly five star service. Also the staff are more than helpful to the point where I will be keeping in touch in respect of an iminent return. The pools were all well kept and clean, as was our room. The food in the hotel was superb, serving many options for breakfast including, cereals, fruits, salad, pastries, different breads, yogurts, hot food i.e eggs, bacon, mushrooms etc!! I have to say, you need to sample a couple of the maltese pastries, they are gorgeous!! The restuarants in the Corinthia resort are ok, my boyfriend and I weren't keen on the meat which was served in Henry J Beans, it wasn't wasted though, the resident moggies were grateful!! There are a few moggies around the hotel grounds, but they are harmless and are actually quite affectionate. The hotel also runs a shuttle bus daily to Valetta & Sliema, apart from Sundays. There is an indoor pool too, which is lovely and peaceful. I can only say good things about our stay at the hotel and our holiday in general in Malta, the only thing I don't reccommend is the Horse taxi rides, they are expensive and they do not like it at all if you spend more than 10 minutes at any drop off location, which as tourists is not long enough, specially in Rabat when we went to St Pauls Catacombs. We never saw any water available for the horses either, and when the temperature was over 40 degrees I did not think that was acceptable. Needless to say, we will at some point in the future return to Malta, and to the friendly, helpful and welcoming staff at Corinthia San Gorg!!

Very Nice Hotel

from gilbertball
POSITIVES:
1)lovely room -recently refurbished so really nicely decorated.
2)great views from the balcony - looking over the pool area and the sea from the second floor.
3)massive variety for breakfast
4)all staff very friendly bar a couple of receptionists who were a bit frosty.
5)pool area brilliant - 3 big pools and plenty of sun loungers, pool bar great with plenty of choice for food and drink which is delivered to your lounger.
6)tv in room good-plenty of good english language channels eg bbc prime animal planet mtv etc etc
7)great location walking distance to everything of interest eg beach, restaurants, clubs, bars, shops etc.
8)rooms cleaned everyday very thoroughly, always new towels everyday

NEGATIVES:
1) the major major negative I would have to say about this hotel is that everything is so very very expensive. This is expected at a 5 * hotel but literally everything is oh so expensive. We foudn Malta on the whole to be an extremely expensive place anyway. There is a 2.50 lira charge for room service which is around £5, so when arriving at the room very late at night and hungry and wantign some room service, a leek soup would have cost around £12!!! drinks in the bar, food by the pool, movies on demand, it is all extremely expensive.

2) the food outlets in the corinthia resort have a lot to be desired, they are mostly extremely poor, and with the exception of the oasis pool bar i would avoid all the corinthia restaurant areas. Better off walking into town for dinner.

We had a wander around the Corinthia Marina, the westin dragonara the hilton the interconitnental and the vivali while we were in malta. The star hotel rating system in malta seems to be way off. The corinthia marina is 5* and the hilton is also 5*. The standard between these two hotels is huge.

If you want an outstanding 5 star hotel and are willing to pay the price for it the ones to go for are the hilton and the dragonara. They are both top notch. then comes the intercontinental which seems ot have a more business feel to it and so would not really reccomend it to people wanting a holiday. then comes the corinthia san gorg which is rated at 5* but it is not up to the same standars as the hilton or westin dragoinara and so i would probably give it a 4+ star rating. me and my girlfriend payed £250 each for 6 nights at the san gorg which was well worth the money we thought it was very good value for money. I foudn rates were cheaper on holidayhotels.com than going through the hotel itself.

then comes the vivaldi which was a nice 4* hotel with a very small pool on the roof. lastly is the corinthia marina which i do not see how it gets its 5* rating this is way off and if you go here with 5* expectations expect to be disappointed!

overall me and my girlfriend had a lovewly time in malta and the san gorg was excellent overall. The only problem was the high rpices everywhere. I dont know if this is just malta being expensive, a crap exchange rate from lira to pounds, or us being in the touristly area, or that were in a 5* hotel. the prices problem can be highlighted in when we ordered a bottle of still water at dinner not thinking about the price of it( as you expect water to be free or very cheap), and when the bill came it was 2.20 lira, equating to £4.50!!!!for a bottle of water!!???!?!

for good restaurants head on over to the area aroudn the hilton hotel as the restauirants around paceville are not great.

Also if you are going for a party this area is ideal as paceville never seems to stop with lots and lots of clubs pounding out music every night and loads of young people

anyway thats it, this is a review of the san gorg, so overall i would thoroughly reccommend it, it is great, although expensive to do anything there, althoug not too expensive to get a room there, so if you want 5*ish hotel, but cannot afford the prices of the hilton or dragonara, go to the san gorg and eat out anywhere else!

lovely hotel

from gmwhite
I stayed at this hotel with my mum and younger sister in May. We booked an ambassador suite as there were three of us. First impressions were very good. The room however was not as big as advertised and was quite a disappointment for the price. An ambassador suite also includes access to the hotel club lounge which is supposed to include breakfast and snacks throughout the day. This also was a disappoinment as we had to pay and extra £12 pp per day for breakfast, where they didnt even bother to ensure that the tables were clean, which meant sitting amongst other peoples leftovers. Delightful. Other than these few minor hitches the hotel was lovely with a nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Outdoors there are a number of restaurants and swimming pools to choose from plus a small rocky area sitting just above the sea and the nearby (v.small) beach at st georges bay is also nice for those who prefer the sand. All in all a good hotel.

Lovely

from Weezarelli
Stayed for a week in early Nov 06. Cannot believe other reviews from this time as our experience could not have been more different. Hotel was lovely and staff very helpful. Although we accidently had a charge for poolside towels added to our room,it was quickly fixed and our own fault as we didn't realise you had to hand them in at reception and were instead handing them in at the leisure centre. Facilities excellent. Used the spa and it was great. Would go back.

Excellent quality and comfortable hotel

from ElizabethDorset
This is one of the best hotels I have stayed in . The architecture, decor, quality of fittings and ambience are all really perfect and yet it is not a hotel where you feel you have to be standing on ceremony. It is comfortable, not to small and not too large.

The evenings are gracious with the live, grand piano music permeating through the dining room, lounge and reception areas.

The food is top class in quality with plenty in the way of quantity and variety for both breakfast and dinner. The dinner buffet is really good value and wine can be reasonably priced.The waiting staff are super.

The treatment spa is well worth a visit. Jane the massuesse is brilliant, utterly dedicated and has eased some serious, long standing aches and pains of mine. I cannot speak highly enough of her.

The pools, sunbeds, towels and general service in every area cannot be faulted.

Elizabeth, Dorset, UK

Great Hotel!

from Hima
My sister and I have just returned from a four day break over the Easter bank holiday staying at the Corinthia San Gorg in Malta and had a wonderful time. The Corinthia San Gorg is a charming 5 star hotel. The hotel is situated a short stroll (about 10-15 mins) walk away from Bay Street (the shopping/touristy centre) and the lively nightlife of Paceville. The location of the hotel is really great as it is close enough to stroll to the main strip where you can find shops, lively nightlife and restaurants as well as at the same time being located in a quite and peaceful part of St Julians, where you have the option of completely switching off if you choose too!
We stayed on a Bed and Breakfast basis, the breakfast was very good and offered a selection of pastries, cereals, cooked food etc that is available until 10am. Although the breakfast did not have an egg counter there was a notice stating that if you wish to have your eggs made in a particular way you could just ask one of the staff, although this I can imagine would take quite a while as staff although good were very busy at breakfast time.
Our room was absolutely lovely. It was bright and airy and was really well decorated. We had a lovely view overlooking the pool area from our balcany. Unfortunately the rooms do not offer tea and coffee making facilities.
The hotel had a lovely huge pool area. There were three outdoor swimming pools all on different levels with plenty of sun loungers available. My only disappointment was that none of the outdoor pools were heated and were absolutely freezing. Hardly anyone used the outdoor pools probably because the water was so cold and although it was warm outside it is still not the hot summer season. As a result the average sized indoor pool that was heated was a lot more busy.
Whilst in Malta I also went to the nearby Radisson SAS Bay hotel and the Intercontinantel Hotel located in Bay Street. I found the Radisson to look rather outdated compared to the San Gorg. Although the Intercontinatal was really nice, a disadvantage of this hotel is that the pool area is located on the 5th floor rather then on the ground level and the pool area was not as nice as the San Gorg.
Word of advice the sister hotel to the Corinthia San Gorg is the Corinthia Marina which is situated next door to San Gorg, and although the Corinthia Marina was also rated as a 5 star it was no way as nice or comparable to the San Gorg and I would def not class the Corinthia Marina as a 5 star, it is more compatible to a 4 star rating.
The taxis are expensive in Malta so it is worth taking the local bus (no 66) that you can catch directly outside the Corinthia Marina which only costs 20 cents and will take you into the town of Vallata. The buses generally stop running at about 8pm and therefore after this you are pretty much restricted to taking taxis.
-In terms of eating out in Malta there are a lot of restuarants and cuisine to chose from. I would highly recommend The Blue Elephant (Thai Restuarant) situated at the Hilton Hotel in St Julians. Although it is more pricey then the average restaurant the atmosphere, decor, ambience and the food is truely fantastic and worth a visit and treat whilst you are in Malta. Another nice place to eat is the Shiva's (Indian Restaurant) situated on Draganara Road, nearby to the nightlife of Paceville.
-Shopping - I was not overly impressed with the shopping available in Malta. Although there are some high street stores in Malta the choice is limited and not as vast as some other european destinations.
-Entertainment, there is a 24 hour casino in the Westin Draganora hotel (on Draganara Road) but make sure you have your passports or ID at hand otherwise you will not be able to gain entry. There are also a variety of bars and clubs in Paceville although this area is largely confined to a much younger crowd.
All in all I would recommend a stay at the Corinthia San Gorg. It is one of the better hotels in Malta without being overly priced to stay at and has the right balance to give you whatever you wish out of your trip.

Corinthia San Gorg - Lovely Hotel

from UKSuecee
I stayed at the Corinthia San Gorg Hotel in August 2006. This was my first trip to Malta and I must say I loved the island and am going back again in June this year!

I really enjoyed staying at the hotel. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. Our bedroom was large, clean and we had a large balcony with a beautiful sea view. The breakfast each morning was delicious. You could choose from a cooked breakfast; cereals, fresh fruit, cereals, pastries, croissants - it was fabulous!

The swimming pools were well laid out and we had no problem in finding sunbeds.

My only complaint was that we were charged for items from the minibar that we hadn't used - this happened to my brother as well, who was staying at the hotel. This kept happening and was an unnecessary nuisance as we had to keep sorting this out at the reception desk.

The hotel was well located, with bars and restaurants very nearby. Paceville was only a 10 minute walk away. I would certainly recommend this hotel for a relaxing, quiet holiday - it's certainly not a lively hotel and if this is something you are looking for, it's not for you.

A very pleasant experience

from chimneys49
We (my wife, son aged 8 and myself) stayed for a week from 26/12/2006.

Our room had recently been refurbished and was fine, if not up to the standards of the bestter USA hotels such as the Phoenician in Scottsdale.

The staff were excellent - I cannot believe that we stopped in the same hotel as described by previous reviwers.

Meals were ok too - not world beaters but decent food decently cooked. As for the debate as to whether its a 5 star hotel by UK and USA standards; this is such a pointless exercise! The hotel stands up well to international brands nearby such as Hilton and Westin.

The staff are the hotel's best asset. Recommended to everyone.

what a let down

from juliajill
My husband and I booked the hotel for our first wedding anniversary having spent our honeymoon at the CORINTHIA PALACE HOTEL.
Before our departure I had arranged wine, fruit and flowers has a surprise for my husband.
However when we arrived nothing in the room. No one knew about my arrangements and it took 30 minutes for the surprise to be sorted(what a let down)
Then room itself we booked an executive facing the pool, the room was lovely (that was the only lovely thing about the hotel)
The service is appalling, from the management down to the maid service.
We have always stayed in 5 star hotels, and expect to pay high prices and equally expect high standards.
Where do I begin with the issues, indoor pool supposedily an haven of tranquility children running around, jumping in the pool, shouting,swearing.
Room service on many occassions cutlery forgotten, wrong food or no food at all.
Charges to the room for services that did not exsist.
I could carry on but I just dont have the time.
If you want that extra touch from a hotel avoid this hotel.
This hotel is simply a tourist hotel, nothing special.
The ironic issue is that my husband works for the United Nations and whilst we were on hoilday he needed to find a hotel that had conference facilities, ironically this hotel would have met their needs however he could not recommend them because of their lack of service.
What alot of money they have lost!!!

A really good week!

from klfaulkner
I do not normally write reviews, however, I do feel qualified to do so as I am a frequent traveller and have stayed at some of the best hotels in the world.

Not knowing anything about Malta I checked out the Corinthia San Gorg on this site after making an imromptu booking. I then became worried. Some of the reviews about this hotel are terrible. I actually considered changing the booking on the strength of these, my how I am glad that I didn't.

We arrived here at 1.30 am to find that the hotel were expecting us and showed us to our room, staff were couteous and helpful they explained the facilities etc giving us the option of just retiring for the night and going through everything the following day if we were too tired at that time. The room was very spacious and comfortable - all of the usual bits and bobs - robes, toiletries, stocked mini bar etc the view across the bay and pools was perfect and the room was well soundproofed.

The hotels rooms are being refurbished step by step at the moment although throughout our stay this was in no way intrusive.

The bed linen and towels were changed daily (as you would expect unless you opted for the "use towels again" eco policy) and the rooms were spotlessly clean.

The pool staff were only too eager to change the pool towels as many times of the day as were needed from dipping in and out of the water and depending on which pool you were using there was no shortage of poolside waiters.

The restaurants were very good, the breakfast buffet lacked one thing found in most good hotels which was an egg chef at breakfast but I can live with scrambled or poached and to be fair there is a sign which says if you would like eggs cooked in an alternative fashion - just ask, I declined as it seemed petty. We sampled the buffet, A la Carte and room service - I cannot fault any of these for quality or in the case of room service the temperature of the food and it's timely arrival.

I could continue to extoll the various virtues of this hotel but this seems pointless, in a nutshell the staff and the hotel are of a high quality and nothing is too much trouble, the concierge especially in getting taxis and helping to orgainise the various things we wanted to do.

To put my opinion and some others which have been expressed into perspective I personally feel that some people expect too much for the money that is involved - we had a very comfortable week long break with nothing to complain about for just over £1000 including scheduled flights when we have recently parted with £1200+ for three nights not including transport at a well known luxury hotel in London. No comparison really.

There is a definate line between 5 star and 5 star deluxe in the same way as there is a line between 5 star tourist hotel and 5 star business, 4/5 star and so on but at whatever level what's important is that everyone involved has done the best they can for you to help where is reasonable during the stay.

The usual explanation for dissatisfaction expressed by some people is that they are wanting Rolls Royce service for the price of a rust bucket!

I would not hesitate to visit this hotel again.

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Other names for Corinthia Hotel St. George's

  • wyndham saint julians
  • corinthia hotel saint julians
  • Address: St George's Bay - St. Julians - Stj 01 - Malta
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