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“Funky ( in a good way) with an amazing view” 4 of 5 stars
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British Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   40 Battery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT06, Malta   |  
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Valletta
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23 hotel reviews
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“Funky ( in a good way) with an amazing view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I'm not sure this hotel merits a VERY GOOD , but it certainly has an EXCELLENT view of the harbour... Indeed , you could spend MUCH more and get far less in that regard.. It's true that the rooms are quite basic ... but they are clean and comfortable..Your best bet is to fork out the a little extra for the water view... Not much point in staying here if you don't.. David at the front desk was very helpful and friendly and booked us a good table at a very good restaurant. In the evenings its nice to sit on the terrace above the restaurant and enjoy a cold beer..It appears that they have recently installed sattlelite tvs in the rooms so its always nice to get some news in English..the Sicila bar and restaurant around the corner has very good pasta dishes!

Room Tip: Sea view!!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Limerick
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Hotel is basic, but it is very clean, and staff are very helpful. Hotel is in a great location it is in walking distance of most of the sights in Valetta and the bus station. View from the dining room over grand harbour is out of this world.

Room Tip: Try to book a room which overlooks the grand harbour
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The room was very clean and the staff very helpful and it is in central Valletta. However, this hotel (and the rooms) is a bit dusty and would deserve a refurbishment. The furniture (very basic) is also a bit old, whilst the bathroom was very basic. On the positive side: nice views on the harbour.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toowoomba, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We stayed here for one night while in transit to Gozo. The view of the Grand Harbour and its proximity to several key Valletta sites makes it very good value for money. Sure it's old and not state of the art by any means, but everything worked, the facilities were more than adequate, and the staff were amazingly helpful and friendly. It would represent excellent value for longer stays as it is close to major transport routes, the neighbourhood reeks of old world charm, and there is plenty to explore or just sit on the balcony and watch the activity on the harbour. Good cheap meals can be had in the surrounding streets. Wireless internet was easy and reliable, and considering it's Valletta, the area is remarkably quiet. Much better area than Sliema for example.

Room Tip: Make sure you get harbour view. Second floor is fine, cant comment on others.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I stayed here with university on fieldtrip. The hotel is not the most modern but it was spotlessly clean and in a truly priceless location. I lost my phone whilst in Malta and the staff in the hotel could not have done anymore to help me try and find it. I would stay here again in a heart beat!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

Yes, it's budget. Yes, it's quirky, but the staff literally fall over themselves to accommodate you.

I had a room on the 'second floor' which was a lift ride, a squeeze through a tiny corridor and then up another two flights of stairs. Basic, but clean & since I only booked the previous evening, really not bad at all.

The location is great, a very short stroll from both the main bus terminal and the central piazzas but jeez, the view has to be the best in Valletta. Sit in the wifi bar (where I am now) and your gaze is filled with yachts, forts and of course the beautiful Mediterranean Sea that forms the 'Grand Harbour'. I loved the Asti Guesthouse (see my other reviews), but next time I'm on a short stop in Valletta, I'll be here - booking in time to get this view from my room.

Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Address: 40 Battery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT06, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Malta > Valletta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Valletta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — British Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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