I recently went to Malta for the first time in my life. Even though I visited the island in the winter time, the weather was really great. Approximately around 22 to 25 degrees Celsius. It was raining the first day of my staying in the morning hours, but despise the rain the weather was warm.
If the hotel where I was staying was not located in San Ġiljan I would have never know about this beautiful place.
I stayed in the Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort.
Please check the link above to see more photos, reviews and availability on the Booking.com. This Hotel is located right next to the public beach. This hotel is simply amazing.
They really have a lot of staff and they are all very hospitable and helpful.
Inside of the hotel were a lot of choices for food and drinks.
There are several restaurants within hotel, wine-bar, pastry shop, pizzeria, cafe, etc.
They also have a spa, two outdoor swimming pools and one indoor swimming pool.
Hotel gym is big and very well equipped.
I stayed in a beautiful deluxe sea view suite.
My room was huge and elegant. It was actually two rooms in one. One bedroom, a living room and the very nice and big bathroom. Room had two spacious balconies. One had a beautiful sea view over St George’s Bay, and the other one was covered and had street view.
There is high-speed Wifi in the hotel. Bottle of mineral water was replenished daily. Regarding the rest of the amenities it was an espresso coffee machine with 4 different choices of coffee, tea & coffee making facilities, LED TV with over 90 international channels, air conditioning or central heating depending on the season, etc. I must mention the breakfast. It was reach and tasty. Even in the winter time if you wish you can enjoy your breakfast on the balcony above St George’s Bay.
The bed was big and comfortable. In general this hotel is very clean and I would gladly recommend it to everyone.
Dragonara Casino, the number one casino in Malta is also in the vicinity of the hotel. Dragonara Palace has been operating since 1964 offering a unique gaming and entertainment destination 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Dragonara Casino is conveniently located within St. Julian’s, featuring 300 slot machines, 15 live tables, a premier poker room overlooking the St. George’s Bay, a VIP lounge for high-roller private gaming, a sports lounge and one of Malta’s top rated restaurants.
I did not visit this casino, my time was limited, so I just passed by. I read that Dragonara Palace is one of Malta’s most extraordinary and imposing private properties built in the classical style almost as a grand romantic folly. Built in 1870 as the summer residence of Marquis Scicluna, Dragonara Palace opened as Malta’s first Casino in 1964. Dragonara Casino was one of the first major projects to establish Malta as a prime tourist destination. I hope I’ll have time to visit it next time in Malta.
Saint Julian’s (Maltese: San Ġiljan) is a town in the Central Region of Malta. It is situated along the coast, north of the country’s capital, Valletta.
It is known for tourism-oriented businesses, such as hotels, restaurants and nightclubs, shopping mall, big parking, great bus connection with the capital city, etc.
They are all centered mainly in an area known as Paceville.
Very lively area especially in the evenings.
At San Ġiljan bars and restaurants are open almost all night.
Shops in the shopping center and in the vicinity are also open until very late at night because of the tourists.
San Ġiljan is very close to capital city Valletta. If the weather is nice you can chose to walk, it is a beautiful route, but a very long walk. It is about 9 km, it will take you about 1,5 hour or more.
You can also go to Valletta from San Ġiljan by public transport. The bus ticket costs €1,5 and the ride is approximately 20 minutes, depends on the city traffic.
One more way is to walk from St Julian’s to Sliema and then catch a ferry which takes 5 minutes to cross from Sliema to Valletta.
In any case one is sure, you can never be lost here. Everybody speaks very good English in Malta. People are great, very open and friendly, always willing to help.