Comino Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
very dated decor in need of renovations.Friendly helpful staff.We stayed half board and found the food of good quality had 2 barbeque evenings and 1 dance night.the pool is huge and not over crowded, come 5pm my granddaughter would swim for an hour in "her Private Pool".it does however close at 6 pm. The room was spacious with a fridge and very clean also comfortable. there is a beautiful little cove beach right next to the hotel , we spent a good time snorkeling in it. a 10 minute walk takes you to Santa Maria beach with food and drink stalls again not too busy. 10 minutes in the other direction is the beautiful blue lagoon this is very busy with all amenities The hotel boat is 10 euros per stay we made good use of this.days out to Gozo and Malta..
Friendly staff, big buffet with good food, bungalows are cosy with nice view and balcony but old furniture and doors and windows are not water resistant :) Nice small sand beach, beautiful but overcrowded blue lagoon, nice rocky parts for diving. If you want to lay on sun bed all day by the pool or on the beach all day long and forget about everything else, sure. If you want to visit Malta or Gozo, you have to be super careful and double check with the reception each time about boat schedule and your reservation for it. Otherwise they will forget to send a boat for you (twice) and will leave you stuck on the harbour with nothing but a vending machine inside. Many web sites and booking engines advertise hotel to be a 4* but it is far from that, and it is officially 3* anyway
This hotel is practically the only building on the island of Comino. It has been built in the 1970s and hasn't much refurb since. I remember this bathroom from early childhood (I am 50!). Food is very average and often overcooked. We had all inclusive, limited ourselves to eating vegetables and fish - first time I lost weight on holiday! But there are positive aspects: beer is included in the all inclusive, there is a dive-center right next to the hotel, staff is very friendly and professional, air conditioning is working well and the mattresses are good. So, as long as you take it with a sense of humour, you can still have a great holiday.
We have just returned from a short (3 day) stay in Comino at the Comino Hotel. It was great! We live in Malta so easy getting there. Just a short ride on a ferry direct to the hotel. We knew the weather would be good with daytime temperatures of 24°C and the same in the sea. Don't expect super-lux at the Comino Hotel, but the room was more than adequate with a sea view. In any event we weren't planning on staying in the hotel, but to be outside either at their pool, in the sea, or walking. We didn't like the food the first night (fatty pork!) but they redeemed themselves the next night with some wonderful roast beef (pink and tender). Breakfast was the usual choice of "full English", continental, or cereals etc. The best beach is at Santa Maria, just a short and glorious walk round the bay. It's safe for kids, not crowded, and has good "beach" food. We also walked to the Blue Lagoon, which would be beautiful if not for the rampant over-commercialization! We turned round and headed back to the hotel! The hotel shuts at the end of this month and doesn't reopen until May. But we'll probably go back to the island just to walk around.
I booked this hotel because previously i had visited Comino on a day trip years ago and always said I would like to return for longer; as the only hotel on the island there is no other option. Go with this in mind and you wont be disappointed! The whole set up makes it a good leveler and people watching heaven - everyone arrives on the same rickety boat & yes your luggage does get wet if a wave comes over the top, and what you see when you get there is what you get! Most people just get on with it and enjoy their stay, but there were still a few expecting more....the website is years out of date, so don't go by that. Yes the hotel has seen better days, but it only pertains to be 3 star & that is what it is. We actually wanted a quiet get away from it all holiday so chose the bungalows over the hotel and I am so pleased we did. A 10 minute walk over a hilly gravel path (or bone shaking minibus drive) gives them the extra feeling of remoteness. The view from the bungalow was stunning and lack of light pollution on "the dark side" of the island allowed fabulous views of the night sky. If you are not prepared to walk over rough paths or do not want to be far from the bar, the bungalows will not suit you, so stick to the hotel. Although breakfast is served at the bungalow site and there is a daytime bar, all other facilities are at the hotel. There is a nice quiet swimming pool and bay by the bungalows, but the larger pool, restaurant, bar, tennis courts are at the hotel. There are towels available from hotel reception, its up to you how often you return them. Plenty of sun loungers around the hotel, as we went at the end of the season, not busy, but the sea and the swimming pool were at least mid twenties still, very pleasant temperature. Not sure about the amenities in the hotel, but no kettle or ironing board in bungalows, but there is a fridge - we took our own kettle/tea/coffee etc, didn't bother with borrowing the hotel iron/board at the hotel itself, not worth the hassle and it really is a very dress down/casual place anyway - glad we didn't bring our posh frocks - not that kind of place at all!! We went with the intention to chill, play tennis and snorkel and couldn't have been happier. there are none of the annoying animation team coercing you into aqua-aerobics or volleyball - in fact unless you want something and go to the bar/reception yourself, whilst always extremely courteous with a hello or a nod, you are totally left alone! Coffee is very good, alcoholic drinks on all inclusive were limited but perfectly adequate. Only one tennis court was functional, (No 2) the rest are in a poor state of repair, but one was all we needed, we play every morning so flood lights not required - just as well because we didn't see any! Snorkeling and diving was superb, lots of bays to visit, not just the Blue Lagoon. We had to see for ourselves the carnage that is the Blue Lagoon on a weekend & it truly was disgusting, overcrowded and our idea of hell; it was never our intention to join them, just to see how the cheap tours exploited this beautiful haven, and it did have to be seen to be believed....horrible!!....however, we returned out of hours when all the day boats had gone & peace had returned and the Lagoon returned to stunning quietness! Day boats are there between 11-3 so avoid these times, especially weekends if you don't want to get involved. Ironically the best sites for snorkeling is not the sand of the lagoon but around rocks and caves so there are far better sites to go than the lagoon anyway. Walking the whole island doesn't take long, but again not for the feint hearted or tenderfooted, but it really is a beautiful island to explore. Food was well cooked and presented as buffet, always choice of carved meat, fish, pasta and vegetables etc. It is doubtful you would go hungry but it is not the stunning lavish 24 hr/day spread that better hotels offer. On the plus side it is not overrun by obese tourists trying to stuff the very last bit of food into their mouths to get their monies worth, so i will take this in preference any day. House wine very drinkable, we only had the rose, but very nice. Chilled water, sparkling and still available everywhere. A very eclectic mix of tourists, English, German, Dutch, Scandinavian, even Maltese. No evening entertainment except on Friday/Saturday night with what could only be described as occasional music on the Friday - one man and a guitar and a small disco on Saturday. One tiny shop that has very little in it at all, so make sure you bring anything you need with you - including cigarettes. If you enjoy the hotel for its basic comfort and cleanliness in a beautiful location, I am sure you will have a lovely time. Make your own entertainment and have a relaxing time.
I have lived and worked in Comino during the years of 1981 to 1986, when the hotel was owned and managed by a Swiss company. In those days the hotel was one of the best in Malta. We had the best Mediterranean Windsurf Centre, Tennis Centre, Diving centre etc. Having booked there as a guest so many years later, it is sad to see how all activities have been completely neglected. No more Windsurfing and no more Tennis. The diving activity is still there. However, the prices have not increased since that time also, so the value is great. I love the arrival by the hotel boat, the room and bed was comfortable, balcony was furnished and had stunning views. I went daily in the morning before all the tourist crowds to the Blue Lagoon that is a 10 min. walk and swam in the most beautiful turquoise blue waters of the mediterranean sea. Walking across the Island that is full of wild thymian, that i picked and use for cooking at home was a real pleasure. Cleaner then there the air you breath is hard to find. The food was good and generous. Was happy to find the same chef who worked with me 36 years ago and some of the same friendly and wonderful employees still there. Whatever the negatives, the positives are there and for the value, yes i could say i go back again.
The hotel is on an island and you need to get the boat from Cirkewa to get there. The boat costs 10 euros, but the hotel has it own boat. The connection works well and takes approx. 20 min (on bad weather 35 min). The hotel's lobby is nice and the staff is friendly. Except the bar staff, who don't know the drink menu. There was difficulties when ordering. No good cocktails. We had the room at the bungalows. The bungalows are 20 min by foot from the hotel or 5 min by minibus. However the road is in a very bad condition what makes the drive bumpy and unpleasant. The room was nice and had lots of space. The bed was comfortable. However, the towels were in bad condition and could be change to new ones. The breakfast was served at the bungalows and the dinner at the hotel. The breakfast was fine, but dinner average, not very tasty. My boyfriend got stomach ache every evening from the dinner. If you don't have the lunch included, there is a menu available (pizza, pasta, burgers etc.) The surroundings of the hotel are old and in bad condition. The pools are fine. The best and pretty much only activity on the island is Blue Lagoon, which is 10 min by foot from the hotel. But you may get there also by boat from Malta and Gozo. The hotel doesn't provide any activities beside the pools. The tennis yards are crappy.
Stayed one night and Liked very much. They have their own boat from Gozo and Malta. The prices were €37 per person garden view and €42,50 per person ocean view. Room with balcony, comfy bed, dinner and breakfast included on this price. Staff was very polite and knowledgeable about what to do around. Very good spot to experience Blue Lagoon with just few people.
Our third year and we were not disappointed. Just the perfect way to escape the rat race. Quiet, clean, comfortable hotel. Wonderful food, friendly staff, efficient reception. Perfect for anyone who is just looking for a simple, peaceful escape. No airs or graces, just good value for money. Wonderful, thank you Comino Hotel.
Loved the small island of Comino. It is beautiful. The only hotel on the island is ok. Tired would be the best way to describe it. Good size bedroom, beds reasonably comfortable, pillows terrible. There was a fridge and a TVs which had films in English which was a bonus. The bathroom was tired but clean. The toilet took ages to fill. Our bathroom became flooded because of a leak, which was fixed the next day. We were offered another room but it was not as good as the first one so we stayed put. We had half board. There was plenty of food. It was ok but nothing fabulous. It was always a buffet style meal with plenty of choices though the vegetarian options were uninteresting. House wine was ok and €6 a litre, would have been nicer if it was chilled. Drink and snack prices were expensive. €4.50 for a pint, €3.50 for an ice cream and so on. You have to wear armbands to ensure you are not an interloper! There are no shops on the island other than the hotel boutique which didn't sell drinks. Pool is large, saltwater with plenty of sunbeds. Very cold and with a dirty tidemark. Internet was slow and interrupted. The hotel runs a boat service to and from Gozo and Malta. All in all I enjoyed the stay but the lack of competition for this place means you have to put up with expensive prices and tiredness of the hotel.
- Walking distance to Blue Lagoon
- Free buffet breakfast
- Onsite dining
- Private beach
Comino Hotel is a short stroll from Blue Lagoon and Santa Marija Bay. This 97-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast and a restaurant, along with a private beach. Gozo Ferry Terminal and Windmills are also close to this Comino hotel.
Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a buffet restaurant that specializes in regional cuisine. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
All 97 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies and minibars. For entertainment, guests can expect to find satellite TV. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.
Guests of Comino Hotel have access to a private beach, a children's pool, and conference space. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 38 one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool, a library, and a terrace.
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60.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 481 reviews