Birchircara, Malta Majjistral, Malta
December 17, 2004
This hotel in the town centre can be reached easily on foot from the bus station. From here, walk some distance southeast toward Hollolankatu. After crossing Hollolankatu, proceed east along Aleksanterinkatu. The third street on your left is Rautatienkatu. Here you'll find the hotel on the right side of the street.
With 37 singles, 30 doubles and 3 triples spread on 3 floors, Hotel Musta Kissa is a large modern hotel which provides good accommodation and excellent service. There are no guest rooms on the ground floor; this is taken over by a huge reception area, a lounge equipped with TV and computers and a medium-sized bar where guests can relax after a day of activity.
Having arrived here by bus from Helsinki, we used a city map to find our way towards the hotel. On arrival, we were offered a free welcome drink before we were handed the electronic door key. Once we opened the door to our room on the third floor, we could observe that everything inside was apparently new. A dark brown wall-to-wall carpet complemented the soft pale yellow walls. The large window which overlooked a side street was decorated with a pair of pelmet curtains made from the same fabric used for the bed covering. The bathroom equipped with super modern accessories, a pair of large mirrors and an electronically controlled hot water shower was the ideal place for indoor relaxation and revitalization.
Visitors who do not bother about privacy should go up to the top floor where a state-of-the-art sauna and health centre awaits them. Free for hotel guests, a Finnish sauna is an experience long remembered. You can as well pamper your body in a Jacuzzi or a steam bath. A wide range of different body massages for the health conscious are available against payment.
The restaurant on the first floor provides an extravagant breakfast buffet every morning from 8am to 11am. Fresh fruit, grilled meat, scrambled or boiled eggs, cakes, croissants and more are all attractively displayed on a huge side table. Don't fail trying the excellent smoked salmon fillets flavoured with basil or mint.
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