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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 11, 2011
Honeymoon in Malta  (3 Answers)

Hello, i'm new to the forum and i'm looking for some advice please.

We are due to arrive in Malta on Sunday 17th July on honeymoon (yep, this Sunday!) and we are staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel at St Georges.

Any reviews we have read of the hotel have been good to excellent - is this the case?

And also, we are looking for decent seafood restaurants. can anyone recommend?

Thanks in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 18, 2011
Problem: Can I get a double bed in a Maltese hotel?  (17 Answers)

We just arrived here in St Julian's last night and had booked our hotel for 5 nights. We booked a double bed. They gave us two single beds put together with a ridge between them. When I requested that we get the double bed which we booked the girl at reception said that becauase Malta's a Catholic country this is the normal "double bed". I find this very hard to believe. Upon further questioning it transpired that the hotel had the princely total of 4 real double beds. And we weren't getting them she stated unequivocally.

We both want to change hotel now as this is a completely unacceptable way to treat adults in 2011. My question: is it possible to get a hotel with a real double bed in Malta? We'll need one for tonight, and at least the following three nights.

Any help at this late stage will be much appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 15, 2011
Location advice  (6 Answers)


I'm going to Malta from 18 to 26 of September, I'm looking for a advice on where to stay on the island.
My plans are to explore the island but also stay in some place nice where I can enjoy a couple of days.

Advices on a Hotel are also welcome.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 28, 2011
Where to stay in Malta, 17 June - 24 June?  (7 Answers)


I've just booked our flight from Ireland to Malta and I'm wondering would people have suggestions on the most romantic place for my fiancée and I to stay. Would there be any quaint cottages to rent which are near the sea, good restaurants and walking/archaeological sites? Are they expensive? Would we be better off sticking with hotels? (we're trying to avoid any areas which attract gangs of lager louts and the like)

We don't know anything about sites to see and so forth, and neither of us know people who've been to Malta. We have, however, wanted to visit it for many years. For our second week, we are going to go to Sicily so all suggestions for the Maltese leg will be appreciated.

Le gach dea-ghuí/ With every good wish.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 16, 2011
Holy week displays.  (1 Answer)

I've read this is a Easter local custom. Could you tell me how is it like? Is it a kind of buffet opened to guests?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 13, 2011
internet  (7 Answers)

Hi. Going back to Malta in August for two months. Can I use SKYPE there to access free video calls to Ireland.and where should I sign up in Malta to gain access. Thanks for your assistance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 10, 2011
Popeye Village.  (6 Answers)

Is it worth going there? I mean; is it the dilapidated playground I've read on tips here?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 03, 2011
A Restuiarant in St Juklian's  (1 Answer)


I am looking for a restaurant. I was in it two years ago but just cannot remember the name.
It is just as you come to St Julian’s from Sleima. It was an Italian restaurant and I think it might be the Vecchia Napoli but cannot be sure. It had outside eating and I suppose inside as well but it was August and inside didn’t really rate then.
Would anyone have a photo of the outside of this restaurant as I would know it for sure if I could see it from the street.

Thanks in Advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 29, 2011
any ideas on where.......  (4 Answers)

Hi all,

we are planning a trip with our 5 month old daughter at the beggining of may for 6-8 nights. where would be the place to stay in Malta? we want access to history,architecture,scenery,nice food and trying to find a suitable hotel (no need for self catering just yet).. which is the best area for us.. also ike a hotel with nice pool...

thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 26, 2011
Suggestions for 3 day trip in Malta  (4 Answers)

Hello everyone,

We are a company of 3 people travelling to Malta in late May. We have 3 days to spend there, so I would like to organise a trip to see as many things as possible, because from what I've been told the islands are quite easy to see in a few days, at least the basics.

So, if you had three days there, what would you see? Our priorities are sight-seeing in the morning and early afternoon and some shopping. We are not really into clubbing and I don't think we'll go swim in the sea. We don't have a car we will use the transport.

Thank you in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 26, 2011
Nice beaches.  (4 Answers)

Could you suggest some nice sandy beaches not too far from Sliema? Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 26, 2011
Pls advise: Ferry booking from Malta (Valletta) to Sicily (Pozzallo)  (16 Answers)

May I know if it is easy to book ferry tickets from Malta (Valletta) to Sicily (Pozzallo) in May?
Where should I buy it in Malta? From agents or the pier? I tried to book it online but it seems the processing cost is very expensive, I read that 30Euros has to be added on the ticket (which is only 50Euros) if I am correct, are there any recommended ways or agents suggested at Valletta?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 23, 2011
Name of the cafe?  (1 Answer)

Can any local help me? We had breakfast at same cafe allmost every day at Sliema. I was planning to write a tip about it, but now I have lost the name! It is between Bayview hotel and Black gold saloon, closer to hotel,actually really close. It has red "tent" outside at windy mornings. It has a name witch includes word "book" (I´m pretty sure). They have cafe, and they sell books,magazines,guidebooks and little things witch tourists might need (adapters, toothpaste, tissues..). Does someone regonize this? I tried half an hour to find it with google..

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 15, 2011
Travelling to Malta at the moment - advisable due to N.African crisis?  (11 Answers)

This may seem like a silly question but I was planning on going to Malta for my spring break vacation in a couple of weeks. Before I go ahead and push that "submit" button to send my credit card information and book the flights on expedia, I was just wondering if anyone has been there recently and if it is an advisable destination at the moment due to the massive influx of refugees from North Africa? Is accommodation available as always or are places fully booked? Any other forseable problems that might hinder a trip at this time. Just wanted to be sure before booking. Any feeback would be greatly appreciated


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 02, 2011
From airport to Sliema?  (26 Answers)

Me again! We are landing to malta at 11.40 (a.m) so I don´t feel like need to take the transfer from hotel at daytime, and pay 20e for two. I´ve been reading the bus timetables, and i don´t find a straight bus from airport to Sliema (our hotel is 60m from busterminal). Is this so? We need to change at Valletta? Just like to be sure, that we wont go to Valletta bus, if we could go straight to Sliema without a change. If we ned to change, do we buy new tickets to that other bus, or can we use the same ticket for an hour or so?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 02, 2011
Libyans in Malta?  (3 Answers)

This morning at morning news in Finland, the first news was how Malta has asked help from other EU-countries, becouse of the hundreds Libyan people coming to Malta. Does it show a lot in Malta? Will we be having all the places crowded with people? We are comin to Malta at friday.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 25, 2011
Adapter to malta  (13 Answers)

I found this interesting page with google. Just to make it sure: This picture G is how plug should look like, if we buy an adapter? (and 240v)
Correct? I think I could try to find it before we go, so we don´t need to spend time in shops in Malta.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 23, 2011
Visa electron in Malta  (4 Answers)

How common is Visa electron in Malta? Can we pay with it in most places, or not? If it´s not common to pay with it, is it easy to find ATM-machines, where to get money from? I´m just wondering, should we get cash with us. Usually we have been o.k. with electrn everywhere, even in Germany, witch some say is not so easy to electron-users. But last summer in Netherlands we had huge problems to found places to pay with it, and also even to find ATM-machine to get money from! It was terrible! I still remeber the face of weither in one restaurant, when she heard we had no cash. She didn´t accept Mastercard either, because it wasn´t local mastercard. I needed to stay in restaurant when my husbend run all over the town seraching for ATM witch takes foreign cards!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 18, 2011
One day trip to Sicily  (5 Answers)

Anyone know of how to get from Pollazo to Mt. Etna and back cheaply and easily?
Looked into tours, some pricey, most are very long.
Was thinking of hopping ferry and going at it alone....

Suggestions? Public transportation?

ALso, where to go once I get to Mt. Etna????

Thanks all for help

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 16, 2011
LAST CALLED  (2 Answers)

I am looking for some cheap accommodation (1 room) to let for 4 months,
valletta and floriana, or
senglea, birgu and bormla, or
i need some help!!
thank you. please answer [email]

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 16, 2011
Prices of the Mini laptop-computers?  (14 Answers)

Does anyone happen to know how much the cheapest mini-laptopcomputers cost at Malta? Is there any links you could give for local stores selling those? Those are around 290e in Finland ( I really don´t need anything "special", I have this real one at home) and I noticed they are cheaper in some countries. Even under 200e. We will spend a day in Crawley (near Gatwick airport) when coming back, but I don´t think I would like to go to London for shopping just becaouse of that. (I noticed that the sa,e one they had here at 299e was 189e somewhere in UK)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 14, 2011
How to self-orginize a grand trip of the islands?  (13 Answers)

I want to visit Malta in spring and get around ALL the place. I want to stay make a big trip around and see how's life around all the place (hint: considering moving to Malta later on)

What confuses me from this forum is that people would write the following:
- don't drive in Malta if you don't have the guts for it (I don't drive much anyway so car hire is out)
- don't ride the busses as bus drivers are rude
- don't go by bike, bcz it's dangerous with all the reckless drivers

So ... if any real Maltese would give an advise how to get around the place would be great. I don't fear lots of walking, I'll travel light (backpack) and would prefer sleeping low budget.

Btw: I'm light hearted, philosophical, jazz loving, book reading, beer drinking 30year old guy - anybody local up to meet me over there for a drink?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 14, 2011
ecktravel  (1 Answer)

going to salima on 26th feb for 7days looking for some one to point me in the right direction for things to do ie show me around area food and some beers

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 11, 2011
How to see the sights in Malta?  (4 Answers)

Malta appears small enough on google maps. I'd like to do some sightseeing in Malta by bike. Do you know where I can rent bikes and perhaps book a Bike Adventure to cycle around Malta?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 10, 2011
Hotel Suggestions  (3 Answers)

Any suggestions? Looking at waterfront/beach front hotels in St. Julians, Raddision Golden bay and Mellieha area (Riveria, Ramla Bay,etc)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 08, 2011
Traditional Latin Mass  (8 Answers)

Does anyone know where in Malta (and when) there is a Traditonal Latin Mass? Also know by names as Tridentine, TLM, Extrodinary form, Indult and groups such as SSPX,etc...?

Please let me know by post or PM/private message-thanks.....

going to Malta later this yr, wanted to line up a Mass among my travel plans.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 16, 2011
What to do if it´s a rainy day? Prices of the taxis?  (40 Answers)

We are goin to Malta at first whole week of March. Some people are saying, it could be a poor weather, some say not usually.
In case if there is very rainy days, what would you suggest us to do? I hope there are also museums to go, if the outdoor-sights are out of question. Of course I hope it wont rain all the time, so we could rent a car and visit historical places and also Gozo.

How expensive are the taxis? I just red from some forum-answer, that there are now public transport after 19 o´clock (7 p.m.), so it just crossed my mind, that if it rains, and we have to get to our hotel (in Sliema, if I don´t change it anymore, I´ll still check some last minute-offers) from Valletta, should we use a taxi? And are those easy to get? Maybe restarant staff can call us a taxi like in many countries?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 03, 2011
driving in malta questions  (5 Answers)

Hi. We are coming to Malta mid January for a weekend and hiring a car, staying in ~St. Julians. Can anyone tell me if it costs anything to park the car overnight (staying at Intercontinental) or do the hotels have parking available? Also, in general over the island what is the parking like?
Plus, while I am asking questions does anyone have any recommendations for restaurants in St Julians? Or, any particular sights that are a 'must see' on Malta?
Appreciate any info at all :))
Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 03, 2011
arriving feb 2011  (6 Answers)

first time to malta and very much looking forward to my visit
i was wondering if somebody could help me out with a couple of questions
firstly is there much of a difference in weather conditions on the island
secondly any suggestions of decent hotels and locations
thirdly i am thinking of hiring a car is it worth doing this
finally for the moment what sort of temperatures can i expect
thanks in advance for any advice

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 30, 2010
Hotel in Malta  (7 Answers)

A friend and I are going to Malta for 4 days in January and we've found a hotel that looks really nice (and is a very good price), the Riviera Resort and Spa in Mellhieha. But I've heard Mellhieha is less central. Will it be possible to get from there out to somewhere to eat and drink in the evenings? Either by public transport or taxi? And how much is it likely to cost? Also, how easy would it be to get there from the airport? Are we better paying more to stay somewhere more central?

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