I have just returned form the Burlington Appartments and to be honest you get what you pay for. If your paying for basic, clean accommodation with no extras, then thats what you get. I travelled there with my 11 year old daughter and had a fantastic time. Its all about managing your expections, if you pay for the ritz carlton, then you'll get the ritz carlton.
I think the review by the lady with the 12 year old was unfair, it nearly p[ut me off going all together. I went to buggiba, its a very nice resort, but i am still glad i stayed in st julians, and would stay there again. Its very close to a sany beach (which is scarce in MAlta), cinema, shopping centre, bus stops, Selima, VAlletta etc.
It was a good holiday, and if i was on a budget again, i would choos the burlington appartments.