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183 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.1/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air conditioning


What's nearby

Popular LocationBugibba Square2 min walk
Popular LocationBugibba Beach6 min walk
RestaurantThe Chefs Table1 min walk
RestaurantSofra Kebab1 min walk
AirportLuqa (MLA-Malta Intl.)40 min drive

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  • Internal Shaft Room

    Room amenities

    • 193 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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  • Double or Twin Room, Balcony, City View

    Room amenities

    • 193 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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  • Double or Twin Room, Balcony, Partial Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 193 sq ft
    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Beds OR 1 Double Bed
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About this area


Located in St. Paul's Bay, Hotel Primera is near the beach. Fort St. Elmo and Malta Experience are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include St. Paul's Cathedral and Sliema Promenade. Malta National Aquarium and Palazzo Parisio & Gardens are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with jet skiing, scuba diving and snorkelling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bugibba Square - 2 min walk
  • Bugibba Beach - 6 min walk
  • Malta National Aquarium - 18 min walk
  • Golden Sands Beach - 20 min drive
  • Mellieha Bay - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.) - 37 min drive


  • The Chefs Table - 1 min walk
  • Sofra Kebab - 1 min walk
  • Hungrycow - 1 min walk
  • The Heritage - 1 min walk
  • Fat Harry's - 1 min walk

About this property

Hotel Primera

3-star hotel, walk to Bugibba Beach
A restaurant, an indoor pool and an outdoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café and dry cleaning are on-site. All 82 rooms offer room service (during limited hours), TVs with satellite channels, and hairdryers. Guests will also find phones and free toiletries.
Hotel Primera offers 82 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Satellite televisions are provided. Bathrooms include baths or showers. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available.
An indoor pool and an outdoor pool are on site.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10 AM: EUR 3.50-5.00 per person
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

Indoor pool
Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Free cots/infant beds
Indoor pool
In-room childcare (surcharge)
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool


Front-desk safe

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken





If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Climate control (air conditioning)
Free cots/infant beds


Bathtub or shower
Free toiletries


Satellite channels


Iron/ironing board (on request)
Safe (surcharge)



Check-in between 2 PM and midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

24-hour airport shuttle service is available
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to get details


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

American Express

Important information


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

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

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee

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.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between EUR 3.50 and EUR 5.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 25.00 per vehicle (one way)
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 23.00 (subject to availability)
  • In-room safe fee: EUR 1.50 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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.
    Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.
  • For traveller safety, staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

We should mention

A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December

Property is also known as

Hotel Primera St. Paul's Bay
Hotel Primera
Primera St. Paul's Bay
Hotel Primera Hotel
Hotel Primera St. Paul's Bay
Hotel Primera Hotel St. Paul's Bay

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Primera and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Primera offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Primera cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.
Is this property 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 this hotel?
Check-in is from 2 PM to midnight.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Checkout is at 11 AM. Late checkout is available for EUR 23.00 (subject to availability).
Does this hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of EUR 25.00 per vehicle applies.
Where is this hotel located?
Situated by the sea, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bugibba Square and Bugibba Beach. Malta National Aquarium is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away.

Guest reviews

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

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

Nice place but small things makes perfect

Only thing that was missing was coffee and tea and sugar in the rooms that's a nice service to give

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

good value and location

superb location and value for money, a slight problem with Wifi, otherwise excellent.

Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

This is a good clean budget hotel. Extremely clean and functional. Great staff with the exception of Jan who was very unhelpful and rude. I’d return here if on a short break but would look for something less basic if staying in Malta longer.

Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2019


  • Liked: Staff & service

The accommodations at this hotel are average but we left after one night due to the craziness just outside. If you are looking for a party town this is it. There were party people out and being loud until 05:00. We went there to see the aquarium, which was delightful, and to use as a home base to explore Malta but we were chased out by the load parting which happens just outside. Not a place for a quiet holiday.

Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019