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Bella Vista Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We recently stayed at this Hotel on an All Inclusive Basis. the rooms were on a par with any we have stayed at any where in the course of our extensive travels over the past fifty years. The food was varied and well cooked. not much in the way of entertainment. the hotel was clean and fit for purpose if we had a complaint then it would be that front of house staff could do with a course in Hospitality. Overall the Hotel was well run and very popular

stayed for two weeks to celebrate my 60th B/day, never again. where to start, good maid service and mostly friendly staff but food very repetitive and lack of choice. only fresh fruit was melon every meal time and only choice of 2 cold meats on cold buffet. we were all inclusive and i didn't even put any weight on. the beds were so uncomfortable i've now got a bad back. the main pool is freezing and only gets the sun for 2 hours a day. the roof terrace jacuzzi is also freezing cold and the sun loungers need a good overhaul. the evening entertainment was wannabe club singers. the hotel management need to drag the hotel into the 21st century and decide on what client base they want staying there, either 4 star all inclusive or b&b student accommodation not mixed. you even have to pay for wifi . Will i stay there again or recommend it "NO WAY"

one of the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. Classified as a 4 star is a joke.. incompetent staff... terrible breakfast, I would not give them even two stars. we've been moving in this hotel because were overbooking everywhere! the manager has never been seen!

Worst hotel I have ever stayed in. Classified as a 4 star is a joke.. Food was bland as there was not much of a menu to choose from. OK if you like fish as this was on the dinner menu most nights. The only fresh fruit available was melon and ice cream was in short supply Hair dryer caught fire when used.The accommodation is tired and needs updating. Lovely staff but overall I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Malta. There are far better hotels on the island

I booked a five day break for myself into what looked like a reasonably priced Maltese hotel . Overall the Bella vista is ok ,my twin room was clean , maid service was adequate and the half board restaurant food was ok. Entertainment at the hotel was a little mediocre but in truth you do get what you pay for , in all respects. I had a break which suited my needs , although if I travel to Malta again, I'll book a spa hotel .

Just reinstalled Trip Advisor and realised I never left a review when I stayed here a couple of years ago. Although it was December, the hotel was still quite busy, but that didn't detract from the friendliness of the staff or locals. The food was on par with what I expected, although I tended to eat out a fair bit as I was travelling solo. The room was clean and tidy, and fully functional. Although the WiFi was a little on the slow side I didn't have plans to be streaming Netflix etc whilst I was there so it wasn't a major issue and allowed me to stay in contact with home when I needed to. Prices were pretty reasonable as well and the alcohol was quite generously measured (as my head testified several times!) Would I stay here again? Absolutely

How they justify having 4* is beyond me ...we are currently in this hotel disgusted..every night we have had to ask for our beds to be made I'm 72 my partner is 90.. I have a disability but have to climb over bed to get in. No cleaning have been done....the FOOD is a lot to be desired almost the same every night and not very garden to sit in very small pool. One pillow each if you want two you have to free WiFi. To name a few of the faults with this place , would never recommend this place...Bella vista Qawar Malta but this place so let us down

This hotel turned out to be better than l had expected. Clean and tidy with a good restaurant seving a variety of meals. Room was fine and cleaned daily. Pool although small was nice with plenty of sunbeds available. Staff were friendly and helpful when needed.

In my view the biggest problem with the Bella Vista is the fact that it cannot decide what it's market is. Does it want to cater for the 4* All Inclusive holiday makers, the students or a large number of pensioners looking for a cheap holiday in the sun? We missed the influx of summer students but had the end of the pensioners winter break crowd. It is advertised as a 4 star All Inclusive but it is most certainly not to the expectation of someone booking a 4 star. By trying to cater for everyone and anyone there seems to be all boards from Room only to All Inclusive. This is probably the reason for the proliferation of rules and signs as the hotel is obsessed with the idea of being ripped off. As stated the propensity of signs is almost a joke. At one point while ordering a drink I could read 17 different signs warning me about different things I must or must not do. I am not sure what defines a superior room but I am glad I did not book a standard as it was most definitely not 4*. Personally I found most of the staff to be very good. The only real issue was the fact that there was a delay due to staff shortage at times especially in the restaurant. We booked as a last minute break at a good price therefore used it as a base and the All Inclusive was a bonus. We went out most evenings as the entertainment was very poor, usually some local with a keyboard or karaoke. We also went out most days and had a lot of meals out. If like us you can get the hotel at a good price and use it as a base then that is fine. If however you are expecting to stay in the hotel and have a 4* All Inclusive visit then you may be disappointed. My advice would be for the owners to decide on the client base. Do you want Winter pensioners and Summer students looking for a great budget holiday or do you 4* All Inclusive guests looking for a 4* experience. By trying to be everything to everyone they have ended up being nothing to anyone.

I have just returned back home after spending 10 nights all inclusive at the Bella Vista with my wife and 2 children. Personally we were happy there, sure it isn't the best hotel in Malta but it is very clean, good location, friendly staff and lovely fresh food. There were also many students there at the start off our holiday but they wasn't a problem. There was entertainment on each night but unfortunately nothing at all for children. The swimming pool does only gets the sun until 2pm but we didn't find this a problem as there is a roof terrace or we took the 10 minute walk to Bugiba. There is also a bus stop facing the hotel where you can catch a bus almost any where on the island, to any off the sandy beaches, Valletta, Splash and fun - all a short bus ride away. I would stay at the Bella Vista again and i would recommend. Good value for money.

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.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, 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.


All 157 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 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. Ceiling fans, phones, and desks are also 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

Standard Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

44% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1783 reviews