Mellieha Holiday Centre

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Address: Mellieha Bay, Mellieha Bay, MLH 9064, Malta

Star rating:
3 star hotel

3.7

A cheaper version of Center Parcs, opposite 800m of sandy beach.

Rather like an early version of Center Parcs – more basic but with a much better chance of sunshine - this complex of bungalows was originally built by a Danish Trade Union for its workers. Signs are still bilingual Danish/English and locals know it as the Danish Holiday Village or Danish Centre.

Location
4
90%
Eating/drinking
3.8
90%
Leisure facilities
4
90%
Service
3.8
90%
Value for money
4.6
90%
Bedrooms
3.9
90%
Public areas
4
90%

Location

Above Mellieha Bay, just across the road from the longest sandy beach in Malta, the Mellieha Holiday Centre is well set back from the road. The beach’s yellow sand and beautiful clear blue sea are hard to beat, but the main road running the entire length of the bay does somewhat mar the experience. The Mellieha Centre has a tunnel leading from the complex directly onto the beach so at least you do not have to run the gauntlet of the traffic. The village of Mellieha is about a ten-minute walk to the south, while to the north are the tiny Ghadira bird reserve and the Red Tower, built by the Knights of St John, affording spectacular views along the coast. Buses run along the main road in front of the complex.

Bedrooms

Avenues of bungalows built of the local stone and looking like mini-fortresses, provide the accommodation. All are self-catering and most have a small walled patio and a flat roof terrace. Interiors are very plain and functional.

Public areas

Plenty of outside space for kids to run around, a terrapin pond, trees and even a bit of grass (a rarity in Malta). This is a family setting – no need to hush the kids.

Eating and drinking

The Great Dane is the main restaurant with buffet, a la carte, pizza and pasta, and prices that are more reasonable than at most hotels. There is also a Chinese restaurant and a steak house, as well as a small supermarket for self-catering. The bars are open to the public and can occasionally get rowdy.

Leisure facilities

A large outdoor pool is very popular with families plus a paddling pool shaded by a canopy to protect the very young from the sun. There's also table tennis equipment and plenty of space to do your own thing.

Service

Staff are well informed and helpful but you won't get hotel standards of service.

Who stays there

Mainly families – particularly Danish but also a few British. It is also good for wheelchair users.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Relaxation

Pros & Cons

  • Space
  • Beach access
  • Price
  • Quite basic
  • Occasional rowdiness in bars
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