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Guests rated this property 2.7/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning


Explore the area

Popular LocationBugibba Beach13 min walk
Popular LocationThe Malta Classic Car Collection17 min walk
RestaurantEuro Bar2 min walk
RestaurantJesters2 min walk
AirportLuqa (MLA-Malta Intl.)36 min drive

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  • Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Single Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Single Bed
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  • Twin Room, Balcony

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    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Beds
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About this area


Located in St. Paul's Bay, The Santa Maria Hotel is in the city centre and near the beach. Malta Experience and Fort St. Elmo are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Grand Harbour and Sliema Ferry. Malta National Aquarium and Birdpark Malta are also worth visiting. Looking to get your feet wet? Scuba diving, snorkelling and waterskiing adventures can be found near the property. Our guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bugibba Beach - 13 min walk
  • The Malta Classic Car Collection - 17 min walk
  • Mediterraneo Marine Park - 11 min drive
  • Mellieha Bay - 14 min drive
  • Malta National Aquarium - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.) - 36 min drive


  • Chapels Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Euro Bar - 2 min walk
  • Jesters - 2 min walk
  • Ziggies Pub - 2 min walk
  • Route 66 - 2 min walk

About this property

The Santa Maria Hotel

3-star hotel near Bugibba Beach
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a poolside bar. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a seasonal outdoor pool, a children's pool and laundry facilities are on-site. All 225 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, TVs and hairdryers.
The Santa Maria Hotel offers 225 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a hairdryer. This St. Paul's Bay hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.
A children's pool and a seasonal outdoor pool are on site.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

All-inclusive details

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

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

Free nearby parking
24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM: EUR 10 for adults and EUR 7 for children
1 restaurant
1 poolside bar and 1 bar

Things to do

Children's pool
Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

Children's pool
Laundry facilities
Seasonal outdoor pool


Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken



Pool sunloungers
Pool umbrellas


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


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Air conditioning


Shower/bathtub combination




Safe (surcharge)



Check-in between 2 PM and 1:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property


Important information


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

  • Breakage deposit: EUR 50.00 per stay
  • 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.

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 10 for adults and EUR 7 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 35 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 3)
  • Air conditioning fee: EUR 10 per night
  • In-room safe fee: EUR 3.00 per day

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 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.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The seasonal pool will be open from May to October
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Blue Sea Santa Maria Hotel St. Paul's Bay
Blue Sea Santa Maria Hotel
Blue Sea Santa Maria St. Paul's Bay
Blue Sea Santa Maria
Santa Maria Hotel St. Paul's Bay
Santa Maria St. Paul's Bay
The Santa Maria Hotel Hotel
The Santa Maria Hotel St. Paul's Bay
The Santa Maria Hotel Hotel St. Paul's Bay

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Santa Maria Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Santa Maria Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Santa Maria Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Santa Maria Hotel?
As of 2 Jun 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Santa Maria Hotel on 11 Jun 2020 start from £56, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours over a 30-day period. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does The Santa Maria Hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is The Santa Maria Hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Santa Maria Hotel?
There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at The Santa Maria Hotel?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 1:00 PM.
What time is check-out at The Santa Maria Hotel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does this property provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of EUR 35 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Is this hotel all-inclusive?
Some rate plans available at this hotel are all-inclusive.
Where is The Santa Maria Hotel located?
Located in the heart of St. Paul's Bay, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bugibba Square and Bugibba Beach. Malta National Aquarium is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.

Guest reviews

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


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

Terrible hotel

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort

We arrived at 8 PM, we found the hotel's door locked and a paper indicating to go to the hotel across the street. We didn't stay in the hotel we booked and we weren't informed about it before! The breakfast was served in another different hotel. The room was spacious but all the equipments were very old and outdated. In the shower the water's pressure was very weak. The TV didn't work the first night and they didn't fix it until we insisted the second night.. We asked the reception what bus we shall take to go to Gozo's ferry and they gave us inaccurate information. A last thing is that they promised to give us a breakfast box as we were leaving early to the airport the following morning, then they changed their mind and resigned. This is not a big deal, only if they said it earlier... By the time we got back to the hotel, all the stores were closed and we spent a long time starving with no food!

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

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

Stayed 7 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

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

The stay was comfortable for the price

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

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

A gem on the island of Malta

The staff were super friendly and accommodating and the room was very adequate for the price , there was an issue with some noisy kids but when it was made known to the staff they took care of it. Breakfast was great and plentiful offered all the standard breakfast fare you'd expect and was tasty too. Staff really knew the area recommending a few places when i needed recommendations and it was nice that when a staff member passed you by wherever they always smiled and said hello and when you asked something of a staff member they were more then happy to try an accommodate your request

Stayed 6 nights in Oct 2019