RUINED HOTEL – OVER MALTA SERIES #2 The ruins of the Festival Hotel are located in the Sdieri area, between the Red Tower and the boathouses in Mellieha, on the slopes of the Marfa Ridge overlooking Mellieha Bay. Now abandoned, the building has been defaced by graffiti. The hotel, as you can see was almost completed but the hill side started to give way, so construction was stopped, leaving this ruin behind.