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April 2005 : InterContinental, Malta

The Hotel

For me, the IC Malta was a real find and contributed much towards the overall success of this short trip. The only minor downsides are purely external : it doesn't have much of an appearance from the street and it's situated in the clubbing heartland of St Julian's. Step through the revolving front door, however, and you enter another world of opulent calm, luxurious comfort and wonderfully friendly service. The hotel is built around a complex, multi-level inner courtyard featuring the outdoor pool, sun terraces, gardens and - in season - al fresco dining. I enjoyed all the food here, but never more so than at Eastern Breeze, the in-house Asian restaurant, where the quality of the food and the service were equally outstanding. Status recognition at the hotel was excellent, but you don't need the Royal Ambassador tag to have a great time here. (It does help, of course )

The Club Lounge

The InterContinental Club Lounge on the 15th floor is a wonderful asset to the hotel. Spacious and comfortable, it is tastefully decorated and features local Mdina glassware. A breakfast buffet is provided every day, with freshly cooked items available on request. Other daily highlights are afternoon tea and pre-dinner drinks and canapés. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and beer are available throughout the day and the No Smoking policy ensures a pleasant atmosphere. Internet access is provided and there is no shortage of TVs and newspapers for those who prefer to get their news by more traditional means. The lounge has a private terrace giving views over the whole outdoor area of the hotel. Best of all are the friendly and professional staff who go out of their way to ensure that you are well looked after

Room 1503

Modern, comfortable king-bed suite featuring day room, bedroom, large bathroom and small balcony - do I sound like an estate agent, or what?   It's the wrong side to have a good view, but you can't have everything!

In : Fri 22 Apr 2005
Out : Tue 26 Apr 2005
Nights : 4
Room : 1503 (Club Floor Suite)