If you’re looking for a semi-luxury hotel that offers only-room, bed and breakfast, half-board and all-inclusive boarding options in Malta, do check out Hotel Santana. It features a rooftop swimming pool and a deluxe spa with indoor pool and caters to couples, honeymooners, solo travellers, families and group travellers.
Guestrooms in Hotel Santana are divided into standard rooms, family rooms, suites, two bedroom apartments and penthouse. Facilities common across the guestrooms include air conditioning, WiFi internet, en suite with bath amenities, hairdryer, TV with satellite, balcony, safe deposit box, ceiling fan, mini fridge, and electric kettle. Suites and penthouse come with additional facilities, such as furnished kitchenette, dining area, sofa/couch, ironing board and iron and more. You can select between twin beds and double bed, depending on availability—extra bed and crib are available on request. Modern in approach and décor, the balconies overlook either land or sea views—housekeeping and fresh towels and linens are provided daily.
Food, Drink and Entertainment
Speaking about food and beverages in the hotel, Moire is the main restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in buffet style. It serves scrumptious breakfast, lunch and dinner in international buffet style. The continental breakfast spread offers many options, in terms of varieties, both food and beverages sections. And at lunch and dinner, you will find various local and international selections on the table—alcoholic drinks are served to compliment the flavours—there is special Sunday lunch from October to June. La Mentha is the a la carte restaurant designed in Maltese style. It serves selected Mediterranean items—speciality of the day it also available. Café Castagna located adjacent to the lobby serves non-alcoholic beverages and snacks—it opens from 8am till late in the evening. And finally, the Pool Bar is where light meals, snacks and other goodies are served along with an extensive alcoholic menu. Located on the rooftop, it offers a remarkable view of the surroundings.
Sports, Games and Entertainment
The hotel houses a swimming pool on the rooftop with a kid’s paddle pool in the adjoining. Loungers and parasols are complimentary for guests—approach the front desk for lilos and beach towel. Besides basking and soaking, you can also play water polo, water volleyball and water gymnasium and sip your favourite cocktails or mocktail—the bar opens between May and October. In case you're a fitness conscious traveller and would like to keep active, you can visit the Indigo Wellness Centre and sweat it out. But for some relaxation and to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul, you will have to visit the wellness centre that offers various massages and therapies—it also houses whirlpool, indoor pool, hydrotherapy bath, and sauna.
Hotel Santana is a four-star hotel that features 200 guestrooms. It is located in the peninsula of Malta, in a town known as Bugibba. You will find plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes around the hotel. You might not be able to soak or bask on the beaches, but they’re ideal for strolling, swimming and snorkelling. However, there is a small sandy beach about 400 metres away—walk towards Islet Promanade Street. The largest sandy opening is in Mistra, roughly 5.5 km from the hotel—this is where you will find various water sports activities. The island is full of small towns and villages, and it’s a fancy visiting them both at night and day time—some towns are Santa Maria, Melliema Heights, Sprachcaffee, Paceville, Tal-Ibrag and Gzura. There is a historical park and few caves in the North West of the island—the distance to Malta International Airport is about 16 km.
Distance to Beach: 400 metres
Time to Beach (walking): 5 minutes
Distance to Shops and Restaurants: 300 metres
Time to Shops and Restaurants (walking): 3 minutes