Hotel Kennedy Nova4.0 out of 5.0
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An excellent located Hotel which has a great view to Bay. All the tours are starting from here. Rooms were tidy and clean. Buffet Breakfast was excellent. Staff were friendly and helpful too. There are nice choices of restaurants close to the property
We read some of the negative reviews and were skeptical as to whether these were true. I think many of the people writing these reviews were expecting something way above what they paid for. We visited for 7 nights for my 21st Birthday on a bed and breakfast basis. The rooms were spacious and airy and the air conditioning did it's job on the warmest days. The bathroom was very clean and the room was cleaned to a high standard daily - including bed sheet and towels changed daily. The breakfast was rotated slightly daily and had a good spread to suit all. All of the staff were a credit to the hotel. I would recommend visiting Comino - the blue lagoon - as this was the absolute highlight of our trip. The hotel was a brilliant base to come back for a nap and then head back out for dinner and a few drinks on the strip. Everything you will need is within walking distance and the bus and ferry services are excellent and reasonably priced. The rooftop bar was great. We made use of the sunloungers despite the pool being very cold. One downside I would say is the number of redevelopment construction work in malta at the moment - this is due to most buildings being quite dated. However we had a brilliant trip, filled our time and would recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to go on holiday and not spend all day every day in the hotel, if this is what you want then book a resort or holiday village hotel.
The hotel is a 1 hour walk from historic Malta. ( I walked hence I know). Rooms are small and toilets even smaller. The heating in my room barely worked and the washroom was cold as a fridge. Food was good and limited complementary WiFi is limited to the lobby.
This hotel has an image problem, mostly, it would seem, on the basis of its being in need of refurbishment. But at no stage during my 7 night stay did I hanker for the park bench across the road, nor did I find myself comparing the hotel with Fawlty Towers. Au contraire, I picked up nothing but happy vibes all around me, and although I could find fault in one or two tiny areas, such as wanting Tropicana for breakfast, rather than that watery squash rubbish, I enjoyed my stay at the Kennedy Nova.
stayed here end of oct 17 for a week. Very basic rooms ,not 4 star. Would not go back. Staff are ok but they charge 25 e taxi to airport ,sholud be no more than 20 Pool area very small but has a little bar for snacks and food.
We stayed 7 nights. Room was for 2 person, they added 2 beds and room becames for 4. So in room for 4 persons we had 1 chair, no tabel, dirty balcony, Tv with broken remontcontrol, , no free wifi (only in the lobby and rooftop bar), yellow tap water (last 2 dayes), no minibar, lumpy pillows. We could not sleap on matresses, so, I told the giril in reception, but they did not change them. Restorant is another storry, they serve drinks in tin can, remember it is 4 star hotel! Salt was so old that it was no more white. I aske the waitresses to change the salt, well she did not, nex day it was the same. The bigest problem in restorant is staff, they are not trained well, they do not now how to work, they are like a group of childeren who helps mother preparing breakfast. Decorations an flowers in hotel were not change for a decade! Not my best choise for a holliday.
I stayed here for 3 nights in September 2017 after my travel company said the original hotel I booked was full and put me here ... that should have been the first warning sign (I checked at the other hotel and they were not full, so this was obviously a money-making scam - charge for the nice hotel and use the cheap one). Anyway, here's a list of things I encountered at this hotel: leaky roof in my room No free wifi in hotel rooms (only in the lobby and rooftop bar) Bath tap hanging off the wall No hot water for all three days yellow tap water lumpy pillows ancient TV that flickers wall-mounted hair dryer held together with tape bed-side lamp shades ragged, broken, and dusty Paid for a sea-view and didn't receive one I recommend looking elsewhere for a nice stay in Malta - this hotel is just not worth it!
it all depends on what you need. if you are out all day and only need a bed and a shower - this hotel is great for it, and in a great place - just 10 min walking to the ferry to valletta or take the bus to valletta (10-15 min). if you are looking for more - choose another hotel...
Not a lot of good things to say about this hotel, my room was tiny, dark, depressing and in very poor condition. Breakfast was a huge disappointment I didn't even bother after the first day. The only plus was the food on the roof terrace which was very good and all of the staff we met up there were lovely.
We booked this hotel for just one night (thank goodness) as I was getting work done to my apartment. Arrived at the hotel tired and exhausted and had to wait until nearly 3pm to get checked in so had something to eat on the hot roof terrace in the meantime. Trouble started when the air conditioning didn't work that night requiring a change of room in the middle of the night. 2 room changes later and the problem persisted leaving us with a sleepless night. We requested a slightly later check out that was granted. On checking out we expressed our disappointment making sure that we were not complaining about the staff who tried their best despite the circumstances. We asked if as a gesture of good will they could waive the bill for lunch €14). The manager who wasn't at the hotel was contacted but the message came back that this could not be done as the manager had refused this request. It wasn't about the €14-a simple good will gesture would have left us feeling more positive about the hotel which although is supposed to be a 4 star hotel is at best 3 but realistically 2 star. I will not be going back and would not be able to recommend it at all.
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45% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 651 reviews