Spinola Bay is in the heart of St. Julian's (Maltese: San Ġiljan) which is situated along the coast to the north of the country's capital, Valletta. It is known for tourism-oriented businesses, such as hotels, restaurants and nightclubs which are centred mainly in an area known as Paceville. The hotel is perfectly located in the residential area but is only a two minute walk away from the hub.
St. Julian's has a population of around 8,000 people, and its name comes from the patron saint of the town, Saint Julian. The traditional summer feast (Maltese: festa) is celebrated annually on the last Sunday of August where Spinola Bay is the place to be.
Malta's small size makes it easy to get around the island.The closest bus stop to our hotel is called Ross and is one minute away from the hotel.On your arrival you can catch the public transport or hail a taxi. From the airport you can catch the X2 and stop at the bus stop "Ross". If you arrive at the Valletta Sea Port you need to go to the main terminus in Valletta and catch the 12/13/21/22.
If you would like us to arrange your transfers on arrival please inform the hotel at least 24 hours prior to your arrival.Once at the hotel, our staff will be more than happy to give you all the information you will need to get around the island including car, bicycle, scooter rentals, public transport and taxi services.
MALTA - RICH IN HISTORY
- Malta's history dates back to 5200BC with its first settlers from Sicly. Throughout the ages Malta as we know it today has been shaped by its various settlers; from the Phoenicians to the Romans, from the Moors to the Knights to the more recent independence from the British in 1964.Up till the nineteenth and early twentieth century, St Julians was a very peaceful coastal town known for its Latin architecture (such as the Spinola Palace) and beautiful greenery surrounding it. Moreover, Spinola bay was characterised by its fishermen and farmers dwelling the countryside. Because of fear of attacks by the Muslims, the Northern Coastal area remained undeveloped until the diminished attacks after 1565.When in Malta be sure to ask reception for more information about where you can indulge and learn more about the Island's history and culture.