Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St. Julian’s

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May, 2013

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We spent a fantastic week at this hotel use a timeshare exchange. The timeshare apartments are all on the top floor and we were in number 735 located on the outside of the building with a sea view facing west. The weather was very hot and humid and we were glad not to have the sun on our balcony for most of the day. The apartment was quite unusual. It seemed to be 2 hotel rooms knocked through to form a large one bedroom apartment. The front door took us straight into the bedroom with a lovely twin basined bathroom. At first we thought we had been given a studio but then we found a door through to a similarly sized sitting room with comfortable sofa which I suspect would convert into a bed, a very small kitchen, a shower room and another front door – number 736!! The apartment was well appointed although the kitchen was a little tired. We had received confirmation from the hotel before we travelled that the kitchen would have a toaster and a microwave but we had to hunt for them. They were in the obvious place – in the sideboard! The air con was very effective and we had 2 TVs and free wifi. Oh and 2 balconies. The public areas in the hotel were superb and the service was excellent which I think Radisson are very keen on. We had to ask for a corkscrew and an ovenpoof dish and both were put in the room without any fuss. The hotel is shaped in an arc and there was a good pool there. We were given towel cards which we used daily. A short walk along a path brought us to another area with 3 pools – one deep (no standing!), one not so deep and a childrens’ pool. There were plenty of sunbeds around with lovely padded cushions on them. We usually got a nice breeze there so it was very pleasant. What was really interesting was that an International Film Company were making a movie around the hotel and Malta and while we were relaxing on our sunbeds late one afternoon, one of the film directors came up and explained that they were about to set up a shoot and apologised that they may be disturbing us. We had front row seats as they didn’t need to move us. They must have spent a good 2 hours setting up all for about 35 seconds of movie. Sadly it was a Danish movie so we are extremely unlikely to see it in the UK unless it comes out with sub titles. Another evening, they were filming around the pool area and we watched from a top floor balcony for a little while. The hotel had a number of eating places but as we had a kitchen we did not use them. There was also a health spa offering various treatments. Oh and the car park was free for guests. You just had to get a car park pass at check in. The town of Paceville was a 10 minute walk away (downhill) and it is very lively in the evenings there with loads going on. The town has a pretty bay and beach. We had a wonderful week there and would definitely go again!


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