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Elderly parents

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Elderly parents

Hi I’m planning to take my elderly parents on holiday in October and having never been to Malta I’d appreciate advice please on:-

Can I hire mobility scooters for them there?

Is St Julian’s the best area to stay in - I’ve heard it’s the nicest?

Looking for a great hotel with pool, spa and different restaurants if they don’t want to go out but restaurants and shops within scooter distance if they do?

All help appreciated - thanks

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1. Re: Elderly parents

Several shops will rent mobility scooters including Star

http://www.startouristservices.com/

St. Julians has the most of the upscale hotels. Also look at Sliema and Valletta. Some areas are hilly though and Valletta is fortified.

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2. Re: Elderly parents

Thank you so much

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3. Re: Elderly parents

St. Julians is quite varied so do research hotels thoroughly. The issue with Malta is the varying quality of pavements and width of pavements particularly.

Being close to the long promenade from St. Julians to Sliema would be a real advantage if using a mobility scooter.

Le Meridien might be an option but t's more at the premium end. In Sliema, the Preluna could suit.

The Waterfront at Gzira might also be an idea.

Edited: 03 August 2018, 07:49
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4. Re: Elderly parents

The Hilton at St Julians has plenty going on and seems to have lifts and ramps in all areas. Outside there are ramps and crossings. The Blue Elephant Thai retaurant is reached from a lift inside the hotel. There are plenty nice places for sitting outside as well.

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5. Re: Elderly parents

As much as I like St Julian’s, outside of the hotels would be a nightmare with mobility scooters since the pavements are not very wide or level, and the roads are very busy. Le Meridian could work because it is close to the long promenade joining St Julian’s to Sliema, but, I think of the 2 towns Sliema is more suitable. The 3 Sliema hotels mentioned by XaghraDream would be ideal, with a preference to the Preluna based on location and facilities.

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6. Re: Elderly parents

Thank you all for your advice - much appreciated😁

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