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Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools
Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools
Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains

Guest reviews

191 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa


Explore the area

Popular LocationMalta National Aquarium8 min walk
Popular LocationMellieha Bay19 min drive
Popular LocationSt George's Beach23 min drive
AirportLuqa (MLA-Malta Intl.)39 min drive

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  • Standard Room

    3.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 54 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed OR 4 Single Beds
    More detailsStandard Room

About this area


Located in St. Paul's Bay, Canifor Hotel is in the city centre and near the beach. St. Paul's Cathedral and Catacombs of St. Paul and St. Agatha's Crypt are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Golden Sands Beach and Mellieha Bay. Don't miss out on a visit to Malta National Aquarium. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Malta National Aquarium - 8 min walk
  • Golden Sands Beach - 16 min drive
  • Mellieha Bay - 19 min drive
  • Bay Street Shopping Complex - 22 min drive
  • St George's Beach - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.) - 40 min drive


  • Canifor Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Tourist Bar - 1 min walk
  • Simply British - 1 min walk
  • EAT ETNA Taste of Sicily - 1 min walk
  • D&K Lunch box - 1 min walk

About this property

Canifor Hotel

4-star hotel, walk to Malta National Aquarium
2 outdoor pools, a restaurant and an indoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a fitness centre, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café are on-site. All 170 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include fridges, minibars and room service (during limited hours).
Canifor Hotel offers 170 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. Rooms open to balconies. Satellite televisions are provided.

Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. This St. Paul's Bay hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include a ceiling fan and blackout curtains. In-room massages and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

2 the outdoor swimming pools are on site along with an indoor pool. In addition to a kids' pool, other recreational amenities include a spa tub, a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

All-inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Canifor Hotel are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

All buffet meals, snacks and beverages included

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

All buffet meals, snacks and beverages included
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

2 outdoor pools
Arcade/game room
Children's pool
Fitness centre
Indoor pool
Spa services
Hot tub

Family friendly

2 outdoor pools
Arcade/game room
Children's pool
Dry-cleaning service
Indoor pool
Laundry facilities


Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Hair salon
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken



BBQ grill(s)
Rooftop terrace


Massage/treatment rooms


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Climate control (air conditioning)
Blackout drapes/curtains
Ceiling fan


Bathroom (partially open)
Shower/bathtub combination


Satellite channels

Food and drink


Outdoor space



In-room massage
Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 2 AM and noon


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Diners ClubMastercardAmerican ExpressVisa

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: EUR 0.50 per person, per night.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Property is also known as

Canifor Hotel St. Paul's Bay
Canifor St. Paul's Bay
Canifor Hotel Hotel
Canifor Hotel St. Paul's Bay
Canifor Hotel Hotel St. Paul's Bay

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Canifor Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Canifor Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Canifor Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Canifor Hotel?
As of 4 Jul 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Canifor Hotel on 5 Jul 2020 start from £37, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does this hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Canifor Hotel?
Check-in is from 2 AM to noon.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does this hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Is this property all-inclusive?
Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.
Where is this hotel located?
Located in the heart of St. Paul's Bay, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Malta National Aquarium, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Golden Sands Beach and St. Paul's Cathedral. Catacombs of St. Paul and St. Agatha's Crypt and Mellieha Bay are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Canifor Hotel

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


    On arriving at this hotel we were advised that they did not have a room for us. This was booked and paid for back in July 2019!!!! To cut an extremely awful experience (the manager was laughing at our predicament) short we were offered another hotel and on checking the reviews it was dreadful. They offered another plus 2 hop on hop off bus pass each. If we wanted dinner added to the compensation we would have to sign a declaration saying we would not put on any bad reviews or complain. Needless to say we declined. On checking reviews for this hotel later it sound like we had a very lucky escape. Appalling attitude, extremely poor customer service.

    Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2020


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    We arrived to find there was not a room available as they were overbooked but we could have one of their apartments and be upgraded to half board. However, the apartment was dirty and smelled of cigarette smoke. We returned to the reception and without saying anything we were told we would have a room indicating to us that they knew the state of the apartment. The room they put us in appeared initially clean but had cockroaches in the bathroom. Also the room was one they didn’t use very often as it was right near the cleaners who woke us every morning very early as they didn’t know were in there. Also we had to ask for towels and I made the beds each day. Not impressed at all. We have stayed at this hotel before so it was very disappointing this time.

    Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

    🏨check in 👍, staff friendly 👍 clean rooms 👍

    Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019


    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

    Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019


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      Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019