The Costa San Antonio resort is an owners exclusive resort within the Grand Hotel Mecure St Pauls Bay Malta. The Hotel has 200 plus bedrooms and the 5th floor is occupied by owners exclusive apartments, these apartments do not have kitchen facilities as half board dining is taken in the the Hotels Costa Restaurant on a daily basis. The food is absolutely superb with choices of hot or cold menus each day. There is a choice of 5 or more hot meals or a vast range of cold meats and salads each day. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and our room is a 1 bed sleeps 4 with one and a half bathrooms. It has a large balcony with sea views with a hot tub and 4 loungers and patio table and 4 chairs. The resort has a large outdoor pool and play area for children with a dedicated organiser for their entertainment. There is a gym, a games room, internet room, sauna, and entertainment each evening in the lounge bar, there is also a small dance floor and guests are encouraged to dance while the artists are performing.
The hotel is near all facilities with shops, bus terminal, promenade, restaurants and cafes all within easy reach. There is a tour office across the road to access trips to all the major tourist spots on the island and the prices are very reasonable. The hotel is approximately 30 minutes taxi ride from the airport and at this time cost 18 Euros per journey. The staff are very welcoming and speak English fluently. Ed Note: There are strong historical ties between Malta and the UK and English is spoken by most of the population
There are four lifts to all floors and there is a bar and cafe at the front of the hotel for lunches and snacks.
We have visited our apartment in November for the last 4 years and found that the temperature at that time was a very comfortable 70-73 degrees F. There are lots of historical places to visit all over the island and also the islands of Gozo and Comino are both worth a visit.
The hotel is owned by the Accor group and is superbly maintained and I don't think I have stayed anywhere better for cleanliness, staff service and furnishings, it is a four star hotel but competes with any 5 star easily.
Malta is a friendly island and the population give you a good welcome and most speak English as a second language, crime is very rare in Malta and you feel safe even in the evening if you want to walk off your evening meal, The Hotel is in a quiet area and after 11-30 pm you can actually go to bed and not be afraid of being woken up by late revellers.
A new website has just been created at www.csamalta.com [nofollow]
and facilities are being expanded to other parts of the the holiday market echanging worldwide.
we visited Nov 2008 and are both over 65 years of age, the resort is situated on Touristi street Buggiba St Pauls Bay Malta. it is in the RCI Brochure code no 6682 check in Tuesdays and Saturdays