would recommend Hotel, Staff all very happy polite and very helpful, food a very good and varied always to choose from soup,salads,pasta dishes,at least 4 main course's 1 of which was a roast ,only saw chips twice in the main restaurant,the roof top pool bar serves lunch time snacks burger and chips etc.
room that we had was a 1 bedroom apartment very nice beds very firm too firm for us this was our only gripe, air con in both sitting room and bedroom,maid service every day spotless.
My partner and I stayed here from 29/12/14 - 09/01/15. Our best friends, who travelled with us had the apartment next door. On arrival we were greeted by a very polite young lady on reception and given our room numbers with a description of how to get to the rooms. We were asked to pay a refundable deposit in case of breakages, this was something we did not know about in advance, but was not a problem.
The rooms were very clean, except for a problem with ants in the kitchen of one apartment. This was reported and a maintenance guy came along and identified where the ants were coming from and with the help of some ant powder the problem was sorted.
The indoor pool was very clean, although the Jacuzzi did not work.
The bar was clean and the bar staff were pleasant, the entertainment was mostly karaoke but we never stayed long enough to hear much of it because we were out most evenings. We ate in the restaurant once and the standard of the food was good.
The room was basic but clean and comfortable. It contained some cooking implements but minimal. We had breakfast and then were out for the day so all we needed was a clean comfortable bed and an ensuit shower room. The staff were very pleasent, we arrived quite late in the evening and reception requirements were carried out very quickly and efficiently. We were told where the best restaurants would be found and during the week we were able to book trips and any questions we had were answered in an efficient and friendly manor. There was a swimming pool on the roof which was very clean and the sun bathing area round it was good loungers and parasoles were in situ. We would use this hotel again.
"A good basic hotel in very good seafront position"
Stayed at The Gillieru with 2 other couples and elderly friend for whom it was chosen for its position and accessibility. Check in was very quick and straight forward and hotel foyer and communal areas appeared attractive and clean. The sea view rooms were basic, old fashioned but clean with tiled wet room style shower only bathrooms.
Pool and deck areas are well kept but loungers need updating and access to pool towels should be easier.
Over all a reasonable basic hotel with very helpful staff except for the breakfasts which are simply appalling and are unworthy even of this class of hotel.
The choice is minimal, the quality of food very poor and the juices, coffee, preserves must be the cheapest possible. The hot buffet terrines are unmarked but must be served by a waitress so begins the pantomime of lifting every lid to see the contents of each for every customer causing a queue preventing anyone else getting
to the coffee or the archaic toast machine.
The management, whom we never saw, should try having breakfast in the hotel one morning they would soon see that it is simply not good enough.
We were all agreed that given the Gillieru's outstanding position it deserves to be so much better and with a little updating and a total rethink of its breakfasts it could justify the 4 stars.
The adjoining resorts of Qawra and Bugibba are set on the large St Paul’s Bay, where St Paul was allegedly shipwrecked. Both resorts were purpose-built in the 1980s. Bugibba has a small square, shops, bars, budget restaurants, nightclubs and a small harbour from which several pleasure boat excursions run. Swimming and water sports take place off the promenade and at lidos. Activities in Qawra tend to be hotel-based.
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