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“British Hotel in the Old Town” 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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“British Hotel in the Old Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I chose this Hotel for its reasonable price, and its convenient location. It's inside the walled city so great for seeing the old cobble streets and some museums. There are great views of the sea BUT there is no beach. If you want to go to the beach you need to take a bus from just outside the city, so it was convenient enough for me.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at the British Hotel over the last 8 years for at least one week. The view over the Grand Harbour from some of the rooms and the restaurant balcony are stunning - worth the stay alone! Rooms are clean, have newly refurbished bathrooms and are very comfortable. The staff are superb and nothing is too much trouble, anything you ask for is achieved with minimum fuss and with politeness from the staff. I have stayed in hotels with more stars and have not had the treatment I have received at The British. The whole package just makes my holiday a terrific time and very relaxing.

Will be booking again for 2015 shortly!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hotel in the heart of Valletta. This place is NOT for those who travel to Malta for the beaches and party life. Rather this place gives you advantage to the life of old Valletta with great views and quick walk to the bus stops to the rest of the island! Luckily was upgraded to a balcony on the top floor. Was very happy staying here.

Room Tip: if you don't like stairs, ask for a room on a lower floor.
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I was worried booking the British Hotel as it has mixed reviews. The rooms need updating and a few simple repairs, but the triple room that I booked for my family was clean. This hotel wins by virtue of its location. Our triple room was located near the top of the hotel and had fantastic views across the sea and Valletta. It is also conveniently located for walking tours around the old streets of Valletta. Car parking is very difficult and there is a toll to enter Valletta on weekdays. I had to park my car on the road that leads to Valletta old town - about 1 kilometre from the hotel.

Room Tip: Get a room at the top of the hotel for the best views - my triple room was one floor below the top...
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Greystoke, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stayed just one night as we had a late flight arrival and needed a room before heading to Gozo the next day. British Hotel, while not the cheapest available, offered a good location at an ok price. Our room was huge with a small balcony overlooking the harbour - fantastic views and a real treat. Luckily this provided a welcome distraction from the very tired decor - a real shame because this hotel could be fabulous. Breakfast was very disappointing... some sweaty ham and cheese, dry bread and tinned fruit. The temperamental juice machine eventually provided vaguely flavoured water that bore no more than a passing resemblance to orange juice. The reception staff were great - very friendly and helpful. OK for a night but I would not want to stay any longer. Somebody please buy this place and make it spectacular - it so deserves it!

Room Tip: Rooms on the front have great harbour views
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Although the decor is a little dated and in need of a makeover the staff are all very friendly and extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The harbour views are fantastic from the front rooms and the restaurant and the hotel has a fantastic location for exploring Valetta. Breakfast is very good, dinner was ok

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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Okay but not tops. Pros - location, views. Cons - rather tired. If you get a harbour facing room esp. 105 or 106 all is forgiven as these have a massive private balcony overlooking the Grand Harbour.
Hotel is well situated for all the historical sites of Valletta. Staff were helpful and freindly.
Only spent 1 night here. I am a fussy traveller so 3 stars is acceptable but we did get room 105 which was a real bonus.

Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
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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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