Having read tripadvisor reviews whilst planning our holiday in Valetta, my wife and I booked a double room for a weeks stay at the Osborne Hotel through holiday broker Lo-cost holidays and, following other traveller's advice, we asked for a room with a view, preferrably on a high floor. It was a disappointment therefore, to be directed to room 311 on one of the lower floors. On entering through the narrow door it was apparent that this was not a double room but a small twin, nor could it be described as 'a room with a view', the outlook through the two-foot square window revealed on opening the curtains; two builder's buckets, a length of scaffolding and the rear of the next-door property, including the exposed outside toilet. Due to the proximity of the building next door it was not possible to see the sky. I returned to Reception to point out that the room was not what we had booked and was told that the issue of having a twin instead of a double would be resolved, (it wasn't), and to check periodically in case a more acceptable room was available, which we did every day, to no avail.
The majority of the staff, with one notable exception, were friendly and welcoming.
I agree with the other reviewers regarding the Osborne's location, it is ideal for accessing Valetta's shopping street and museums.
- Also Known As:
- Osborne Hotel Valletta
- Osborne Hotel Malta/Valletta
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set within Valletta's ancient fortifications, the Osborne Hotel is a 5-minute walk from St John’s Co-Cathedral. The rooftop swimming pool offers great views. All rooms at Hotel Osborne come with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, tea/coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi access. A minibar is available on request. The Osborne Hotel features a cosy bar and a buffet restaurant. A rich buffet of local and international cuisine is available at lunch and dinner and vegetarian meals are available on request. The hotel is 20 metres from the National Museum of Fine Arts, and you can catch ferries to Sliema from the port, a 5-minute walk away. ... more less
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