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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Just back from another wonderful trip to Malta. Stayed again at the Primera and yet again found it great. More improvements have been carried out, this time the side sea view rooms have had a face lift, giving them a more modern feel as the old decor was looking dated and tired. Yet again the staff were superb and friendly and we were treated as old friends as opposed to paying customers. Downstairs in the basement beside the indoor pool is the new torture chamber or "fitness room"! Lots of machinery in there to work off the Maltese beer, but not for me! Work has begun on upgrades to the rooms on the other side of the hotel to bring it up to the same standard as the side sea view rooms. It is reassuring to see Robert and his team acting on comments made on this site and others and not just ignoring them and to see how many improvements there have been in recent years is to be praised.
WE have booked again for October and can't wait to return.

Room Tip: If you are bothered by noise then try to get a room on a high level as the hotel is surrounded by bars and eateries
  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank RobPattinson
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Primera_Hotel, Public Relations Manager at Primera Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Dear Mr Pattinson,

Thank you for your review and thank you for once again booking your stay at Primera Hotel.
As you correctly mentioned we refurbished all side sea view rooms and our next project will be the refurbishing of the balcony rooms.
Side sea view rooms has been refurbished with brand new furniture,linen and lightings.
A room fitness room is located next to the indoor pool.
We are looking forward to host once again later on this year.
Thanks

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

I stayed at the hotel for two nights after being bumped from a four star hotel in another resort due to an overbooking error. The hotel, to my mind, was of the same standard as a U.K. Travelodge. The room was of a good size and airy with a balcony over looking the street, the bathroom was a little dated and had no natural light. For some reason this always creates that musty Mediterranean bathroom smell. The breakfast was standard buffet fare but on the second day there was a chef cooking fresh omelettes which was very good and most welcome.
For me the location of the hotel was poor simply because it was in the centre of town, just a few steps from the square and across the road from an Irish bar. It also sits atop of a late Cafe/kebab shop. You can expect music and street noise until 0230ish and the bin men at 0600hrs.
A two star hotel on my personal ranking but if your a partying person who likes to be in the centre of things hotel this could be for you.
As mentioned by others, Jan on reception is a real asset to the hotel and most helpful.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled solo
Thank marwickmarkham
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Primera_Hotel, Public Relations Manager at Primera Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Dear Marwickmarkham,

Thank you for your review.
As described correctly buy yourself the Hotel is a city centre hotel and it's in the heart of all bars and restaurants.
We thank you once again for your review.

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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Stayed at the Primera Hotel, in May this year was booked in one of there eco rooms so I payed extra to have a balcony room at a cost of ten euro extra per night, now the room was ok not really worth 70€ extra for the week but we payed, we was half board went for evening meal in the dining room the food was with out exaggerating thee worst I’ve ever had in Malta, and I’ve stopped in Malta 11/12 times, thinking it may get better we tried breakfast and it was just has bad would never stay again even if it was free, my verdict keep away unless you want room only.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank dannydriver47
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Primera_Hotel, Public Relations Manager at Primera Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Dear Dannydriver47,

Thank you for your review.
We are sorry that the food was not to your expectations.

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

To put this review into some context we were a crew of 8 gents staying for the festival. First and foremost, hotel staff were excellent, shout out to Jan for lending us her corkscrew and booking us cabs. hotel was very clean and fresh towels every day, good for spillages. Air con was also much appreciated. There was a bit of riff raff on the roof by the pool but it comes with the territory, they did prove useful when it came to hooking us up with balloons. Some of my friends in the other room complained slightly about the smell of chicken in their room, so if chicken is a problem for you I would recommend a room that is outside facing with a balcony. Another possible demerit is that the slats of the beds tend to detach themselves when you practice your dance routine on them, but can be easily popped back in with a bit of muscle. Ann all round legendary stay at the Primera, couldn’t have asked for more. P.S. never tried the breakfast they offer but there are some amazing restaurants by the square with cute waitresses, probably a better bet

Stayed: May 2018, travelled with friends
Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Greeted by the lovely Jan as soon as we arrived. She couldn’t have been more helpful and friendly towards us straight away. Telling us the best places to go etc.

The hotel itself was a nice enough place to stay, we didn’t get a balcony which we wished we did and the room was a bit stuffy not really having a window to let air in.. room was clean and basic. Toilet itself didn’t work so well when trying to flush it. Shower doors where a bit dodgy, with not much power with the water coming out.

Fiona greeted us every morning and always supplied us with new clean towels and was always friendly to chat to and have a laugh.

Indoor Swimming pool was lovely and warm and the roof top was a nice place to do some sunbathing and go for a cold dip in the pool.

I would stay here again as it was cheap and cheerful and was located close to pubs and restaurants near by.

Stayed: April 2018, travelled with friends
1  Thank Bd009
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Primera_Hotel, Public Relations Manager at Primera Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Dear Bd009,

Thank you for your review.
Thank you for your review and we are happy to host you again in the near future.
Please note that the category of room you booked does not have a balcony.
We have rooms with balcony and side sea view rooms.

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