The Bugibba Hotel, Bugibba, Malta

Tourist Street Bugibba PB1026
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 156 Reviews
2.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • No frills
  • Family friendly
  • Close to the beach
  • Good for shopping

Hotel Info

Overview

The Bugibba Hotel is situated in the popular St. Paul's area of Malta. Just a five-minute stroll from Bugibba's seaside promenade and town centre. Ideal for couples and families looking for a break in a quiet area, with quick and easy access to the resorts attractions.

The swimming pool is ideal for spending them lazy days by the pool or as a place to relax after a day of sightseeing, with a Jacuzzi for those who wish to fully unwind. The restaurant specialises in buffet-style local cuisine, while Jack's Bar serves drinks and snacks. A daytime and evening entertainment programme is available at the hotel.

Rooms and apartments are decorated in a simple Mediterranean style, with most rooms featuring a balcony with views of the pool, courtyard of street. They feature modern amenities including cable TV (local and international channels) and air conditioning. A hair dryer, mini bar and WiFi are avaliable for an additional charge. Free Wi-Fi is available in the reception only.

The town of Bugibba is lively both day and night, with a central main square where you’ll find restaurants, bars, shops and casino. You will be just a short distance away from the main square, meaning you'll have no excuse to miss out on anything. The hotel also puts you just a stone's throw away from the beautiful coastline.

All Inclusive Concept

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and a late night buffet is included in the concept along with snacks and sandwiches. Local alcoholic beverages and spirits are also included as well as hot drinks, juices and water.

Please note: From 01/01/2017 - 31/01/2017 the outdoor pool and deck area will be closed for annual maintenance. The indoor pool will still be available.

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 1 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Free high speed Wi-Fi 5 megabit connection which is classified as super-fast
  • Internet point
  • Free Wi-Fi reception only
  • WiFi - Surcharge

Pool and Wellness

  • Pool cabanas (complimentary)
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Swimming pool - indoor

Activities

  • Daytime & Evening Entertainment
  • Pool table
  • Reading Lounge

Food & Drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel

Services & Shops

  • Concierge services
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour assistance
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

General Info

  • Photocopy machines
  • Elevator/lift
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Terrace
  • Check-in time ends midnight
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Suitable for children
  • Security guard
  • Garden
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
  • Check-out from 10:00 AM
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Pets not allowed
  • Check-out by noon

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Satellite television service
  • Cable/satellite television channels
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Premium television channel(s)

Rooms & Comfort

  • Kitchenette
  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Balcony
  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Wake-up calls

Bath & Shower

  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Handheld showerhead
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private bathroom

Housekeeping

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Housekeeping - 4 days per week
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 1 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
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Why book With AlphaRooms?

  • No booking fees
  • Includes taxes and charges
  • Proudly operating for 18 years
  • 500,000+ travellers away in 2016
  • 'Best Hotel Booking Website' 2016 & 17
TTA Protection
ATOL bonded
2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best National Travel Retailer 2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best Hotel Booking Website
2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best National Travel Retailer 2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best Hotel Booking Website

2017 British Travel Awards Winner

2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best National Travel Retailer 2017 British Travel Awards: Best Online/Call Centre Travel Agent - Silver 2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best Hotel Booking Website
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 156 Reviews
2.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • No frills
  • Family friendly
  • Close to the beach
  • Good for shopping
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 156 Reviews
2.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • No frills
  • Family friendly
  • Close to the beach
  • Good for shopping

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Location

Attractions Nearby

  • The Malta Classic Car Collection 0.08 miles
  • Malta National Aquarium 0.18 miles
  • Oracle Casino 0.24 miles
  • Bugibba Beach 0.30 miles
  • Bugibba Square 0.52 miles
  • Salina National Park 0.70 miles
  • Ghallis Tower 0.73 miles
  • Kennedy Grove 0.78 miles
  • Birdpark Malta 0.99 miles
  • Wignacourt Tower 1.11 miles
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Resort Info

Bugibba, Malta

Bugibba is on the north-east coast of Malta, approximately 15 kilometres north of Valletta. The resort sits alongside Qawra and St Pauls as part of...
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Malta

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Reviews

The Bugibba Hotel Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 156 Reviews
2.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • No frills
  • Family friendly
  • Close to the beach
  • Good for shopping

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8/10 Great

04 June 2017

Good hotel in perfect location

We have spent 10 nights in the Bugibba Hotel. It was already our third stay here. It has perfect location to the all amenities in Bugibba like Bus terminal, promenade, local beach. We were on all inclusive and it was very nice, every day something different, enough and tasty food. Room was great overlooking the pool a bit older furniture, but very quiet, with internet access free of charge. One minus was the hotel is not like before also with the big pool, now there is a wall between two buildings. We booked it with the old photos and there was no info they are now two properties, the hotel just with a small swimming pool, but it was ok at the end. Staff was friendly, but they should be more smiling and communicative. Definitely I recommend this hotel and when we are again in Malta, will stay in this hotel again. We were happy here.

The best thing about my stay was...

all was fine
6/10 Good

18 May 2017

pleasant hotel

Been to this hotel often , staff great, food not much variety , needs an update

The best thing about my stay was...

central location, close to every thing
7/10 Good

30 March 2017

derek

pleasant staff,not quiet ,noisy guests.

The best thing about my stay was...

5 minute walk to beach very nice dining room
4/10 Average

17 October 2016

In urgent need of a upgrade

Hotel in excellent location , but in need of a total upgrade, hotel staff were excellent the poor receptionist had to put up with a load of complaints from dissatisfied customers and need a medal for what she had to put up with, but for what we paid for the week we had no problem , get what you paid for.

The best thing about my stay was...

Was our fourth visit to Malta and love the island and it friendly locals.
4/10 Average

31 August 2016

Very helpful Staff

This is our second visit to The Bugibba Hotel and found again that the staff were great and the food plentiful, tasty with variety. This Hotel is old and is being 'Heath Robinson' patched up with the staff doing their best to 'cover the cracks'. Wall fittings are loosely fixed, shower heads don't fit the wall mounts, shower wall mounts are also loose. The hot water is far too hot and the cold barely runs out of the taps. Taking a shower calls for fine control of the hot with the cold fully on. TV consists of very few English speaking channels and this is no SKY TV, screens are 15" with no remote. At night time the pool area is very poorly lit, (if at all) and the back entrance is now padlocked. The pictures of the Hotel were taken a long long time ago and bear no resemblance of what the Hotel is like now. The walk down to Bugibba square is down hill going in an extended dog leg direction and the streets are not very clean with lots of standing rubbish, fly tipping. The safe deposit box will cost around e20 a week, (boxes showing signs of age with rust) the fridge e15 a week, tax e7, WiFi is free around the pool area only, pricey for room coverage through a private ISP. If a person can overlook these imperfections of which there are very many then the stay here will be very enjoyable and its location is great for all amenities. We just might make a third visit if it has not been pulled down and rebuild as pending for the nearby sea view hotel. My wife and I, (senior citizens) really did enjoy our time in Malta yet again.

The best thing about my stay was...

Very helpful hard working staff
4/10 Average

09 August 2016

Update needed

This hotel needs updating asap, the staff need re training and some manners. Won't be revisiting this hotel anytime soon.

The best thing about my stay was...

The last day and going home
4/10 Average

11 May 2016

My stay

Over the years I have stayed at the Bugibba Hotel many times and found it not be up to the standard it used to be. So many changes have been made, and not for the better, and I do not consider it to be worthy of a 3 star rating. In there was no rating displayed outside the entrance. We arrive at around noon only to be told the room was not ready and couldn't book until 2pm. When we went to the room it was sparse and very basic compared to what is was in earlier years, many of the furnishings had been removed and felt musty! We discovered that the cooker did not work, the fridge did on work, and the taps in the bathroom were that were that covered with lime scale they could not be turned on or off without great difficulty. There were no towels available until later in the day. there was no telephone in the room. In my booking I asked for a sea view, there was none, and the room over looked the street. We complained and asked to be moved to another room which they did, and was considerably better but still sparse, over looking the pool. I noticed that pool was considerably smaller than used to be, due to a brick wall having been built cutting off a large part of the pool. we later found out that it was because a large portion of the complex had been turned into a care home for the elderly. The photographs on the website are well out of date I consider misrepresents its facilities, and should be investigated to bring it up to date. We booked this holiday around the dates of the International Firework display which we booked up for through a tour agent in the hotel, due to bad management of the agent(I am blaming the hotel for this) the pick was late and consequently missed the display (we were refunded) I the second room there were issues the cooker was faulty and blew all the fuses when one of the heating plates was switched on, the window in the bathroom could not be locked and banged when the wind got up. My friends were reasonably happy having been the first time they have stayed there, but for me I was disappointed. All-in-all the holiday was enjoyable.

The best thing about my stay was...

The weather, and was pleased to see how Malta is changing for the better, and still consider it to be one of safest countries to take a holiday in these uncertain times.
10/10 Amazing

10 May 2016

Cheap and cheerful

There was 22 of us and we were out most of the time so fir the price this place is amazing the location was fantastic tge staff were cery helpful and very friendly rooms are huge and have just wat you need if you want a five star hotrl tgen pay for it but if you just somwhere to put your head down why you explore malta then this is tge place for you thanks blue sea x

The best thing about my stay was...

The staff and location
4/10 Average

26 April 2016

Huge cockroaches

It's a cheap hotel built in 1989 and since than I don't think it was refurblished. All the appliances and mobiles are old. The rooms are generous. We requested a cot bed which wasn't in our room as we got there. Upon request we got the cot without any sheets or blankets. The hotel has a bigger and a small pool and and also an indoor pool. We didn't try them as it was April and the water was cold. The location is fair, not too far from the beach and the center. The first 2-3 days we were really happy with the food but it seemed to be deteriorating towards the end of our stay. Desserts tend to be the same every day, and although they offer a kid's menu, it's every day the same...nuggets and chips. In 8 days they couldn't change the ice cream spoon which was broken making it impossible to spoon the ice cream. I don't think it's a big spend. But the worst part was that the 3rd day we found a huge huge cockroach (as big as 10 cm) in the kitchen and after that every day we found at least one. One morning even on the corridor we saw one dead one. Disgusting and from day 3 I was afraid even to get back to our room.

The best thing about my stay was...

It was cheap
6/10 Good

21 April 2016

Nice little place.

Me & my boyfriend were particularly worried about staying here after seeing some of the reviews. However; we were pleasantly surprised. No it isn't a luxury hotel - but we paid £16 a night - you cannot expect luxury at this price. However; the staff were friendly; the rooms were very comfortable and had everything we could need in; the pool area was nice! Our rooms were cleaned every other day; with new sheets and towels replaced. The horror stories some people are sharing; I just can't understand. Yes it could do with a little refurbishment - a lick of paint wouldn't go a miss. But it's a nice place to stay. The location is brilliant too! A very short walk away from Bugibba square and Bugibba bus station - making it very easy for us to visit Valetta and St Julians for the day! Especially when the buses are only €1.50 to anywhere! Each way!! Fabulous stay for our holiday!

The best thing about my stay was...

Location & comfy bed!