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Bella Vista Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is fine, we got a room in the suites, which was basically an apartment without a kitchen. There was a fridge, a microwave and dining table. Don't know why they didn't invest in a small stove aswell, since it was quite spacey. The breakfast buffet was a joke (not much to choose from as a vegetarian) but at least you didn't have to start every day finding somewhere to eat. The pool area was a bit secluded so the pool never really heated up, but it's more fun to swim in the ocean anyway. They also had a game room with pool tables and table tennis. But apparently the hotel doesn't own the tables and doesn't take any responsibility for it. Half of the balls were missing (from both the tables!) and they wouldn't give us a refund. But they still advertise "the game room" on all the booking sites... really bad customer service! It's about 1-1,5 km to Bugibba square just for your knowledge. All in all, if you're only sleeping there it's fine. But if you want to spend some time at the hotel, choose one with a better restaurant and a nicer pool area.

I've just got back from a lovely week in Malta. Staff at this hotel were lovey and helpful and made a real fuss of my 4 year old who loved it! Food good, location good, if I had to moan about anything it would be that the pool was cold but as it was 25+ degrees it was fine. Would return!

Ground Floor: Reception good, Social area reasonable, food pretty reasonable, staff good, shop well stocked, evening entertainment is an 'add on' but does provide some background Room 504, Fifth Floor: Air Conditioning only blows out normal air, doesn't run between 9am and 1pm and the controls are not marked (not that obvious to work out – trial and error required), TV has pretty much no UK channels apart from Sky News, Wi-Fi is pretty reliable and only €8/week; it won’t work outside on the room balcony and it regularly dies around 7-8pm due to peak usage (only 'go mobile' is available for Roaming and the 3G speed is heavily unreliable, but for WhatsApp and 2G services it's fine), kettle for tea facilities didn't turn off once boiled but would trip after pouring so any immediate use afterwards requires emptying and starting from scratch to reset the trip, cleaning is done at very random times and was usually done to a very good standard and makes coming back into the room a joy; there were issues 1 day where the dirty towels were taken away but no clean ones were supplied until we prompted them, and, when leaving the Dry Cleaning bag as instructed on the bed kept resulting in being left to 1 side and was only finally taken away when personally handed over to the cleaners; the dry cleaning facility is very expensive (for me I only wanted 3 T-Shirts done, given this was only to wash them it was €2.80 per T-Shirt) so apart from this we washed our own clothing and hanged outside to dry in the natural sun, the bathroom has no ventilation so after showers is very humid and after 'other things' requires the supply of a Gas Mask, light switches in some parts of the room switch on lights in really random locations and catches you out until you learn the pattern, the room had small amounts of very small ants roaming around the furniture but thankfully not the bed area (don’t leave any food shrapnel on the floor as you’ll eventually find a swarm of them coming out for it), the beds themselves were basic but surprisingly and amazingly comfortable – possibly the best night sleep I have ever had whilst holidaying Guests: The Hotel is a key partner in group bookings for schools and colleges from other countries; the teachers only ensure they're not murdering each other and are allowed free roam to cause chaos and misery to ours and others which they were very successful; because of this the management are not interested in negative feedback and for those particularly unhappy are moved to Annexes close by to the Hotel (which requires guests to return to the Hotel for meals and etc) – this issue alone will result in us never returning to this Hotel; it is exceptionally disappointing that this Hotel has decided to go down this route to bring in the bacon, as for its shortcomings we would of considered staying and recommending others to stay here for the Value for Money – I strongly suggest to anyone other than the ‘overnighter’ to not stay at this Hotel, as unless you stay during the non-peak periods your time in the Hotel will be noisy and miserable. Food: This subject is entirely opinionable; it is pretty much the same every day – Breakfast is by far the best of the times, with Fried Eggs, Bacon, Baked Beans, Cooked Bread and Cereal regularly on offer and made getting up in the morning worth it, Lunch and Dinner was very hit-and-miss and I regularly missed out Main and stuck with a large Starter and normal Dessert; only Dinner requires you to be allocated a table, however if Breakfast or Lunch is ever busy you’ll be ushered back to the entrance to be formally allocated a seat (this backfires when it suddenly quietens down as you go back to find your table is gone, as those people followed the rule of norm and no one else stopped them). Overall: Sadly, our stay here had more bad than good; if the issue with the School Students wasn’t present then the rating would be completely different, but this Hotel deserves no more than 2* and no less than 1* because, the minute they realise hosting unruly teenagers in their Hotel is not a good idea, then the quality and rating will immediately shoot back through the roof. Bella Vista Hotel: broken but not beyond repair (subject to changing attitudes of the owner(s))

Bella Vista hotel Malta Qawra has very beautiful and big bed rooms. The people of the reception, of the shop inside the hotel and the Tour Operators inside the hotel, to book and plan your whole holiday stay at Malta, are very very friendly ! Also very clean and a good room service and good food, nice terraces, warm swimming pool. Also the people of the cleaning service are so friendly that you would go back, just to see them again ! I would love to return !

We stayed at the Bella Vista in Qawra as part of a long weekend package holiday. The hotel was clean and comfortable and good value for money. There are some minor maintenance issues such as a tap stuck on hot and a few cracked tiles but the staff were very quick to help and this didn't detract form our stay. The location is a fair distance from a beach but as we were mainly there for sight seeing this was not important. The buffet breakfasts and dinners were varied and good quality with something for everyone and there seemed to be a good range of evening entertainment (though this was largely tailored to the hotels mostly older guests).

I'm a Maltese living abroad and I booked a stay at this hotel so I can visit family. I never have experience such rude behaviour at reception. The rest of the staff (breakfast, cleaners, maintenance) were very nice however reception seemed always grumpy, and didn't want to help. I got fobbed off 3 times when I asked about the Air Conditioning not working. Honestly this hotel was very noisy, students yelling, shouting everywhere and the hotel staff were not containing it. Air Conditioning doesn't work No teas or coffees in rooms (not even a spoon!) If you are thinking of booking this hotel I wouldn't, instead spend the extra £50 and go to another 4 star on the island!

This was my 1st time to Malta its such a beautiful country. I unfortunately did not pic the hotel Was my partner father as it was a gift for us. We were most out exploring Malta beauty the downsides was all the students that were staying. They were so disrespectful to all the other guests in hotel screaming, shouting, banging door and running a muck around the hotel at night. Plus they were drunk and by the looks of them they were underage. Waste of time complaining as I overheard a woman complaint to the students and got telling off by the staff on that night. The food was tasteless and always same foods. Some of the staff had a very rude manner. When guests say hello ur expected to be greeted back instead of being ignore. I personally wouldn't recommend this hotel. If I had to come back to Malta I wouldn't go back to this hotel. I think they should consider making this hotel a youth hostel/ hotel. That way if people are coming for a relaxing holiday not to come to hotel full of student .

this was the 3rd time we had visited this hotel. it has gone down hill. The food was awful. There was at least 100 students there from learning english. the noise at evening meal in the dining room was horrendous!! and the noise at night was so bad we asked to be moved to another room as on our second night it was 4am before we got any sleep.It seem between may and Sept they have students staying. I can honestly say we wont be back to this hotel again!!!

I have again revisited the Bella Vista Hotel and it was another great experience. The staff welcomed me back and remembered me. This time I have been to Comino Blue Lagoon which was very nice, crystal clear water and definitely something you have to do in Malta during Summer. The Food and drinks were excellent at the hotel and rooms were very clean. I find this hotel an excellent value for money. I can't understand the complaints, maybe if you have never travelled before or do not know the value for money. When you book a holiday you have to consider that the biggest expense is the flight which the hotel has no income from. Will be back again.

We stayed her for a week on our first trip to the lovely island of Malta. The hotel was well run with very friendly and helpful staff. The room was clean and comfortable and the food and standard of service very good. The staff were very knowledgeable about where to go, what to see and how to get there. Definitely stay there again.

Qawra Coast Road St. Paul's Bay Malta

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool and indoor pool

Located in Qawra, Bella Vista Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of sights such as Bugibba Beach and Malta National Aquarium. This 4-star hotel has 157 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. It's also close to St Paul's Island and Mediterraneo Marine Park.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


The 157 air-conditioned accommodations feature balconies and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. 14-inch TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Other standard amenities include refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

Bella Vista Hotel features karaoke, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR Depends on trip length per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a children's pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub.

Room options

Superior Room

Twin 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

44% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1744 reviews