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“Top notch food but the room itself wasn't brilliant.”
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Canifor Hotel
Ranked #13 of 15 Hotels in Qawra
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Four of us shared a room in this hotel, and I thought it would be more stressful than it actually was. The room was small and the beds were quite uncomfortable (not brilliant on my bad back), plus the fan and air con - needed due to the 30 degree heat on a night - were extremely loud. The room was clean but the shower was quite poor. Our room had a view over the pool, which was useful to watch the youngest, and across hotels towards the sea. The pool was quite small and is separated into several sections, making it seem even smaller. It was also sea water, which shocked the little one. Despite all this, the food was lovely, with lots of choices (great as the youngest is a picky eater) and the staff were really great.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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3  Thank Caesar2401
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Mborda2014, FO at Canifor Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2015

Dear Guests,

Thank you for taking the time to review our property and we appreciate your contribution.

We appreciate that guests forward their comments to us in order to improve our service.

We hope we can welcome you again in the future.

Regards,
Janelle Tonna

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Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

We were very apprehensive about staying here because of the reviews.. We emailed hotel and were reassured. We returned on 27th after a lovely week at the hotel. Food is good with a few choices plus salad bar... If u can't find something to suit you are too fussy. Room lovely on fifth floor clean towels no problem, bedsheets changed every other day.. Non stop air-conditioning it was not on a timer. Staff very helpful and pleasant... 4 star accommodation abroad is not the same as 4 star in UK...the Canifor we stayed in is 3 star... We had a luvly week in scorching sunshine... Thank you

Stayed: August 2015, travelled with friends
4  Thank Linda S
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Mborda2014, Front Office at Canifor Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2015

Dear Linda,

We thank you for your positive feedback. I fully understand that you might have been quite skeptical before coming but we tend to cater different guests with different standards and expectations.

We hope we can welcome you again for your future trips to Malta.

Regards,
Janelle Tonna

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Reviewed 27 August 2015

I was disappointed as the room was not up to standard. Noise air conditioning and the bathroom was inadequate with a poor shower sometimes with no hot water for a shower and it takes ages to fill a bath as the water comes out very slowly and the bath was stained, the toilet did not flush properly. The Canifor make a charge for hiring towels for the pool and also remote control and safe in the room. The outside and inside pool areas are very small. The gym was very small and only one machine was working and no air conditioning, it was really bad. The restaurant area was very crowded and the meals were similar each night and not that nice and also not enough seating for 5 people together. The hotel entertainment was not very good and suitable for older people only and not for children. Unfortunately, I don't rate this a 4 star hotel and would only give it at best a 3 rating. The hotel location was excellent and near the bus station.

Room Tip: Nicer rooms are looking out to the pool and not the front of the hotel.
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  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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1  Thank 506nicole
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Mborda2014, Front Office at Canifor Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2015

Dear Guests,

Thank you for taking the time to review our property and we appreciate your contribution.

We appreciate that guests forward their comments to us in order to improve our service.

We hope we can welcome you again in the future.

Regards,
Janelle Tonna

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Reviewed 27 August 2015

just got back from Malta and stayed at the Canifor hotel in Qawra, average hotel, basic meals and pleasant staff, wifi is chargeable but doesn't last as long as it should, salty water in the pool and scum line on tiles, it's in desperate need of a revamp as it looks outdated, the pigeons kept pooing on my balcony, air conditioning in the room needs attention, apologetic when I had no room available on my arrival, all sorted in the morning though. Good breakfast, beds changed regularly and nice housekeeper, very good for shops and bars and to the bus terminal. Overall I rate it at 7/10 .... It does need a revamp and the pigeons need shooting... Oh and some staff didn't respond with a good night when I offered it.

Room Tip: Inland rooms are good, watch out for the pigeons though
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  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled solo
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3  Thank Chris A
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Mborda2014, FO at Canifor Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2015

Dear Guests,

Many thanks for your loyal and kind feedback.

We look forward to have you again with us for your future trips to Malta.

Regards,
Janelle Tonna

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Reviewed 26 August 2015

We Stayed here end of march and into the beginning of April,this year as a couple with a 16 year old son.We had already looked at this hotel while staying at another the previous year so we decided to give it a try, so here goes my review.
When we checked into the hotel we were offered an upgrade to the sister hotel *The Coral* if we went for the all inclusive package free of charge. We booked this hotel because we wanted to stay here so we kindly refuse and asked to be booked in.
After a fuss free check in we were given the key to our room and were told how to get there. We were given room 321 that overlooked the pool and we were delighted with it. It was clean, and had enough space for all three of us not to trip over each other. What we didn't know at the time was we could have asked at the time of booking for a family room with a connecting door, so our son and us could have our privacy.
We were happy to stay where we were as it was a nice location. The room maids were very nice and came in everyday to make the beds and change the towels and replace toilet rolls, they always smiled and said hello.
The reception staff were great even though they were stressed out at the fact there was an island full of teenagers at a rave at the same time, and always said hello and had a smile too.
I have to point out however for those of you taking kids with you that there was a charge for the internet so please budget that into your stay so as not to be disappointed. This is common place in most of the hotels on the island. As guests demand more and more for their money maybe some day it will be included for free.
The hotel is very nice and very very clean and boasted an indoor and outdoor pool,which for us was a big advantage and another reason we booked it. It has 2 pool tables downstairs beside the dining room and snack bar.
It also has a good sized bar and entertainment area and there was entertainment every night.
The outdoor pool was freezing cold so we used the indoor pool and Jacuzzi most of the time until there seemed to be a problem with a smell in the water that smelt like sewage water.
Management was informed of this and they closed the pool down straight away, to their credit they were fast about it.
We were half board and i must admit the food was pretty good and we ate very well each morning and night. Ok the food was mainly Maltese Made but it was still lovely, plenty to choose from. I heard people moaning about the food but if you want western food don't go abroad book Blackpool.
There stood out for us entertainment wise a little guy calling himself Denny D Veto, he was so funny and had the crowd in the palm of his hand including our 16 year old Cameron. He really knows how to get a crowd going.
We also discovered the sun roof where there was a Jacuzzi, but it wasn't on at the time we were there.
Overall we enjoyed our stay and would definitely look at this one again.
It is very close to all the amenities, and a two minute walk to the beach front and promenade, leading you to Buggiba Square. Shops, Car Museum and bus station are right next to you.
Three members of staff stood out during our stay, Tony the Bar man (sooo funny) One of the night porters sorry cant remember his name and Janelle Tonna one of the receptionists, she always had time to say hello and had a smile.

Stayed: March 2015
6  Thank Jacqueline K
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Mborda2014, Front Office at Canifor Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2015

Dear Guests,

We are very pleased you had a great family holiday and do hope to have the pleasure and opportunity to welcome you back in the not too distant future!

You taking the time to share your very kind comments about your stay in our hotel are highly appreciated!

Regards,
Janelle Tonna

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Additional Information about Canifor Hotel

Address: Nakkri Road, Qawra, Island of Malta SPB 05, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Qawra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Qawra
Price Range: ₹ 1,818 - ₹ 6,727 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Canifor Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 170
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