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Ramla Bay Resort, Mellieha, Malta

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Ramla Bay Resort Overview

Ramla Bay Resort is situated in a quiet, tranquil and secluded peninsula on the northern coast of Malta and overlooking Gozo and Comino. The resort has unobstructed views of both the countryside and the Mediterranean Sea.

You can enjoy the private sandy beach, plus heated indoor pool and three outdoor swimming pools and a seasonal children's pool, ideal for all the family to relax in during the day and soak in the delightful sunshine. There is a children's club, playground and video games room to keep the kids entertained during the day. For thrill seekers, our Watersports Hut offers everything from jet skiing to paragliding. You can wine and dine at the onsite restaurant serving fresh seasonal produce. WiFi is free in the lobby and bar area.

Rooms at Ramla Bay are pleasantly decorated and include amenities such as air conditioning, a minibar, safe, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer. Rooms also open out onto a private balcony or terrace.

NOTE: The new Spa and the new pool will not be ready next week, but we should start using some of the new units.
The current spa is still available and we also have 2 outdoor pools in use already, the beach and the rocky foreshore.
The Mojitos beach terrace, the Alang Alang, the Seabreeze pool bar & casual restaurant (which are all outdoor venues) are available.

Please note: Outdoor pools and beach are available as from May to October. Only one of the three outdoor pools is available all year round, weather permitting.

Construction work is ongoing in the north end of the resort, which is closed off for safety reasons and to reduce visual impact. However, the works are still visible from certain parts of the resort and guests may experience an expected level of disturbance. Staff are doing everything they can to keep inconvenience to a minimum, and outdoor facilities such including two swimming pools and the sandy beach are still open subject to weather conditions. Works are generally being carried out every day between 0700hrs and 1700hrs

 

Ramla Bay Resort Overview

Ramla Bay Resort is situated in a quiet, tranquil and secluded peninsula on the northern coast of Malta and overlooking Gozo and Comino. The resort has unobstructed views of both the countryside and the Mediterranean Sea.

You can enjoy the private sandy beach, plus heated indoor pool and three outdoor swimming pools and a seasonal children's pool, ideal for all the family to relax in during the day and soak in the delightful sunshine. There is a children's club, playground and video games room to keep the kids entertained during the day. For thrill seekers, our Watersports Hut offers everything from jet skiing to paragliding. You can wine and dine at the onsite restaurant serving fresh seasonal produce. WiFi is free in the lobby and bar area.

Rooms at Ramla Bay are pleasantly decorated and include amenities such as air conditioning, a minibar, safe, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer. Rooms also open out onto a private balcony or terrace.

NOTE: The new Spa and the new pool will not be ready next week, but we should start using some of the new units.
The current spa is still available and we also have 2 outdoor pools in use already, the beach and the rocky foreshore.
The Mojitos beach terrace, the Alang Alang, the Seabreeze pool bar & casual restaurant (which are all outdoor venues) are available.

Please note: Outdoor pools and beach are available as from May to October. Only one of the three outdoor pools is available all year round, weather permitting.

Construction work is ongoing in the north end of the resort, which is closed off for safety reasons and to reduce visual impact. However, the works are still visible from certain parts of the resort and guests may experience an expected level of disturbance. Staff are doing everything they can to keep inconvenience to a minimum, and outdoor facilities such including two swimming pools and the sandy beach are still open subject to weather conditions. Works are generally being carried out every day between 0700hrs and 1700hrs

 


Our customers think this is great for...

81%

Close to the beach

81%

Great service

75%

Quiet


Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Arcade/game room
  • Area shuttle (Surcharge)
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
  • Beauty services
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Breakfast service
  • Business centre
  • Business services
  • Check-in time ends 11:30 PM
  • Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
  • Check-out by 11:00 AM
  • Check-out from 7:00 AM
  • Children's club
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Concierge services
  • Conference center
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Event catering
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking nearby
  • Free parking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full board rates available
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Half board rates available
  • Internet access - wireless
  • JCB International
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Massage
  • Medical assistance available
  • Multilingual staff
  • Multiple large conference rooms
  • Multiple small meeting rooms
  • Number of buildings/towers 1
  • Number of floors 4
  • Number of meeting/conference rooms 3
  • Number of outdoor pools 3
  • One meeting/conference room
  • On-site car rental
  • Pets not allowed
  • Photocopy machines
  • Pool table
  • Poolside bar
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Room service
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Sauna
  • Shopping on site
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Spa on site
  • Steam room
  • Suitable for children
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Swimming pool - children's
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Terrace
  • Total number of rooms 280
  • Tour assistance
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Translation services
  • Wedding services
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wireless (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub only
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Cable/satellite television channels
  • Climate control
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Handheld showerhead
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Minibar
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite television service
  • Shower only
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Wake-up calls
  • Welcome amenities

Customer Reviews

7/10 Good Based on 20 Customer Reviews

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10/10 Amazing

19 December 2016

Our relaxing break

We like this hotel and the location is perfect,why would anybody choose to stay in a busy built up area without a seaview,when our room on the 4th floor had an amazing view of the islands,and of course the ferry across is easy to reach. I can't thing how hotels are supposed to improve things if they can't do any building work,the hotel was having work done when we stayed,but it didn't ruin our view unless you decided to look in the direction of the cranes,which actually we enjoyed seeing how well they were working and in december weather as well,I take my hat off to them. We had no dust and the noice was very mimimal. We like to travel around and the bus service just up the road is fantastic and cheap especially when you buy a week pass for €21 which also covers the bus on Gozo. The rooms are kept very clean by lovely staff,and the food in the restaurant is fantastic,once again the staff are great. We had to catch an early flight home,so the restaurant was open can you believe at 2.00am. When we arrived I mentioned to reception that the bed was hard and they changed the mattress,I really can't think where you can do better than this hotel unless you are prepared to spend loads more money. We will return sometime.

The best thing about my stay was...

Everything,lovely staff,friendly people
2/10 Okay

04 November 2016

Room with view of building site and noise

The hotel and staff are great but our balcony was right on top of a building site and the noise from 6.45 am to 7pm ever day just spoilt the whole stay. Could not sit on balcony due to the noise and dust covered everything. There was six of us went and we were not impressed at all

The best thing about my stay was...

When we left and moved to a hotel in Selima after 4 days of noise
6/10 Good

24 May 2016

Lovely hotel, area too quiet

The hotel is clean, modern and the staff are friendly and helpful. It is however in the middle of nowhere, except for instant access to Gozo and Comino islands. The local buses are good and we went all over the island on them. Malta does not seem to have a lot of night life. (Nice bars and restaurants) We found the bustling area of St Julian's to be the liveliest for nightlife, but more for younger people. It is deceptively hot in Malta. We had an amazing holiday due to planning excursions, horse riding, jet skiing, beaches, trip to the blue lagoon. So plenty to do if you don't want to sit around a pool.

The best thing about my stay was...

The heat, the Maltese people, the excursions.
10/10 Amazing

19 October 2015

Lovely hotel

We stayed in the Junior suite with a sea view and could not fault it. We were half board and there was plenty of choice for breakfast an dinner. Staff were friendly. The only negative may be the location which is a bit remote but the bus stop is only a short walk away and the ferry to Gozo nearby. We bought a seven day bus pass for €21 each which was good value as a single trip is €2. Went on the Blue Waves trip to Comino which was discounted for hotel residents.

The best thing about my stay was...

The room and all the seating areas in the hotel grounds.
2/10 Okay

17 October 2015

Holiday

Accommodation very poor rooms very basic. Our room was very small for three adults, we our balcony was quite small only enough room to stand I very disappointing Ramla resort and restaurants good they made up for poor accommodation, food in Alang Alang and beach Bar surprisingly good, but they really need to work on there rooms great potential area fabulous. Look forward to returning to Malta but maybe not Ramla

The best thing about my stay was...

Loved location. Very friendly people
10/10 Amazing

23 August 2015

Absolutely great!

Very good hotel, excellent staff,nothing to complaint!! Very happy!! Recommended!!

The best thing about my stay was...

Quiet location
4/10 Average

16 August 2015

10 day stay End of July

We had an excellent holiday . 2 adults and 2 boys 12 and 10 years .We've been coming to Malta off and on over the last 18 years so we knew the location of the hotel and what to expect . Located in the very north of the island it is far way from the hustle and bustle of every day island life . Our room was large and accomodated the four of us very well though as they boys get older we would have to consider interconnecting rooms. We had a large balcony which had a fantastic view of the bay and the regular ferry crossings to Gozo .The room was clean and tidy ;the bathroom spotless and there was a bath ...a bonus. The staff were courteous and polite.The outdoor pools were well maintained (2 family pools and one adult onlypool) .Beware the outdoor pools are salt water , however within a few days you become acclimatised to it and they are certainly less salty than the sea. The indoor pool is lovely (non salinated) but obviously in the summer not used often. The gym is a large room - air-conditioned with 3 treadmills ( unfortunately all eventually stopped working) cross trainer , bike and an assortment of Dumbbells . So if you were expecting the same standard as a commercial gym forget it but it certainly was not a shed as described by one review.Actually we opted to go running very early in the morning so we had view of the sea ,boats and the early shift workers coming off the ferry .Also for the first time ever we were at the early sitting for breakfast .( Number one son opted to stay in bed welcome to teen life) We had the all inclusive and once you worked out the rules ( only a few) it really was good value for money .Top tip the snacks are actually large main meals in themselves (we could never finish them so shared many of the dishes) The main restaraunt provided a good variety at breakfast , lunch and dinner .My husband and I particularly loved breakfast because of the selection of bread which was so fresh.Number two son would have liked to have seen a chef cooking fresh eggs ( omelettes ) ! The hotel staff work very hard .Our empty plates would disappear quietly and quickly the towels in the room replaced daily ( just put them in the bath if you want them changing) and our beds made everyday ( note because of the number of rooms this usually happened in the afternoon not a problem unless you like to have a siesta in your room rather than the sun lounger) The animation team were lovely .They not only had activities for the children ( ours have got to an age where this was not cool) but also for the adults .... Aqua aerobics , water polo, water Pilates ( don't ask ) Zumba .... The two pool side cafe/ bars kept you topped up with either icecreams and smoothies (not in the AI) or soft drinks, beers ,spirits and cocktails The hotel was busier at the weekend when non residents would come to use the facilities ( a good endorsement when the islanders are visiting the hotel) The evening entertainment was provided not only by the animation team but also the hotel would hire a singer every evening. If you want a QUIET relaxing family friendly hotel I would recommend the Ramla Bay resort . However if you are looking for something more akin to Ibiza meets Butlins you need to be in Buggiba or St Juliens. Getting round the island , is not a problem .You can go on organised trips several agents are sitting in the hotel reception to help you here .You can catch the bus ,bus stop is outside the hotel or you can like us hire a car .The latter meant we could visit the attractions/ shopping in our time frame plus the new road ways constructed courtesy of the EU development funds ( has the UK benefited from any of these) means travel around the island is much faster and safer ....We took the sat nav with us and this took the stress out driving . When we first visited the island our only map was on the back of the small Berlitz Guidebook ! To sum up we had a a fabulous holiday very relaxing .yes there was Wifi somewhere but we didn't look for it ( nor did we tell the boys) .So less iPad usage by the boys more reading , playing cards ,gossiping ( yes the two boys did actually partake in this activity and we learnt so much about school life !) eating ,drinking , laughing - all the elements that seem to be disappearing from family life.

The best thing about my stay was...

Relaxing time and we came back with the most fabulous tans
8/10 Great

15 April 2015

Lovely relaxing week

Fabulous room with sea view and balcony. We were glad we went all inclusive as the food was amazing, great choices and excellent staff continually replenishing the cabinets. The daily maid was excellent as were all the staff - special mention to the bar staff who worked so hard always with a smile. The evening entertainment was lovely, haven't had such a great singalong for ages, one of the guys (Phillip Vella) really knew his audience and had us all up dancing! It is possible to explore using the buses but they are packed and take a long time, would recommend renting a car. We were out of season, therefore not all the facilities were up and running, plus the weather was unusually windy but we still had a lovely break. The beautiful Church in Mellieha is worth visiting, then back to sit on the lovely sunny terraces to sip excellent local wines and watch the antics of the many cats!

The best thing about my stay was...

Amazing food, lovely sunny terraces and excellent staff.
8/10 Great

31 March 2015

Great hotel

Have been travelling to this resort for many years but this was the first time that we used the hotel, could not fault our stay, other than not having any tea coffee making facilities in the room, solved this with the use of our trusty travel kettle..

The best thing about my stay was...

Daily maid service
8/10 Great

03 January 2015

Great hotel, friendly staff, grat facilities but looking a bit tired now

The hotel is lovely. It is in a good position, has lovely grounds and lovely facilities and large public areas. the staff are very friendly and do all they can to help, if they can. The rooms are large and they have good facilities. Basically, the hotel is let down by their housekeeping. Several days the floor was not washed (a bin was mover over a couple of drips of tea one day rather than cleaning it up). The carpets in the corridors are stained which is a shame because that is a first impression. We paid extra fro a kettle etc. which we did have but the tea etc. was not replenished. The dining room staff were very efficient and cleaned up tables quickly and well. Other good point - the bar had ouzo!

The best thing about my stay was...

The staff

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