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The Waterfront Hotel

The Strand, Sliema, Island of Malta GZR 1028 Malta
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 08/02/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/02/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 27 hotels in Sliema
Travelers' Choice
The Waterfront Hotel is a leading 4 star hotel in Malta. Situated in an excellent location along the Sliema promenade, the hotel is placed within walking distance from public transport and other services including bars and restaurants, several shopping outlets, The Plaza Shopping Centre and the Sliema Ferries. With stunning views of the Sliema creek, Manoel Island and the unmistakable silhouette of the capital city Valletta, The Waterfront hotel is the perfect choice for discerning travelers seeking comfort in exquisite surroundings. All of the 165 Hotel rooms and Suites are maintained to a very high standard and feature a balcony and an en suite or open plan bathroom. Rooms are also equipped with various amenities including private bathroom, Cable TV, Mini Bar, Safe Deposit Box, Radio, Air Conditioning and Room Service. Complimentary WiFi is available in all areas of the hotel. The Waterfront hotel is also a popular venue for quality events and meetings in Malta. Our hotel is a perfect option for those getting married in Malta or are spending their honeymoon in Malta. The Waterfront Hotel offers dining options such as a buffet breakfast and dinner at the Regatta Restaurant or light snacks at the Lobby Bar. In view of the upcoming development of our Lido we shall offer complimentary transport and access to a neighbouring Lido to ensure that our guests find the facilities they expect.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free internet
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Rooftop terrace
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Car hire
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Harbor View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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Jongleurgirl wrote a review Jan 11
England, United Kingdom676 contributions291 helpful votes
Stayed over Christmas and New year and chose this location to be close to transport links to explore the island. The Waterfront hotel met this criteria with bus and ferry links within a few minutes walk. Booked a front sea view room which had spectacular views over the harbour towards Valetta. I would not have booked an inland facing room at this hotel. The room had a small balcony just big enough to take a small table and 2 chairs. The whole length of the balcony had floor to ceiling windows which gave excellent views without having the doors open. The room had a seating area with two easy chairs and a small table. The double bed was in fact two singles pushed together, but was comfortable. The storage space consists of shelving units rather than drawers. While there was plenty of hanging space in the wardrobe there were not enough hangers. The hangers were of the type that have circular metal fitted to the pole which stay in place when you remove the wooden part. I would suggest taking extra coathangers with you. There is a safe in the wardrobe a very small fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. One bottle of water is provided free of charge, any extra are chargeable. There were plenty of sockets for charging electrical items. The hotel was kept warm during our stay, with individual thermostats in the bedroom - not that we ever found out how to use it properly! The bathroom was a good size with an overbath shower. The bath was quite low, but worth bearing in mind if you have mobility issues. We booked on bed and breakfast which was OK. The coffee was very good, the hot selection was not to our taste and when we first tried it not hot enough and I don't think the scrambled eggs had ever seen an egg. However we were happy to eat from the cold selection of meat, cheese, smoked salmon, fruit and pastries. The hotel has recently opened a pool and terrace area just across the road by the harbour side. Entry to this is free of charge to hotel guests, just pick up a ticket from reception. It is a lovely place to relax in the sun, although too cold for swimming when we visited. There is an indoor pool and a small sun terrace on the tenth floor, but we thought this area was a bit dismal. Just before Christmas the management hosted a drinks get together in the lobby bar where we had the pleasure of meeting members of the team we would not normally have come into contact with. A very enjoyable couple of hours. Without exception the other members of staff we came into contact with were efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. And Alex is a one-off - a gem the hotel should make sure they keep. We thoroughly enjoyed our daily chats with him.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: Superior front sea view
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Response from Alex Vasilevski, Guest Services / Front Office at The Waterfront Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Greetings from Waterfront Hotel. It is always an absolute pleasure reading reviews such as yours as it shows that the hard work we do to deliver the best service, pays off. We really enjoyed reading every part of the review and we are happy to see it shared publicly on the platform as it will give the right picture to other travellers as well. I have shared your review with the entire Management and we are all thankful for your positive feedback and the time you took to share your experience with us. It was a pleasure meeting you at the Hotel and we hope to see you back again. Thank you, Alex
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zpeller wrote a review Dec 2021
Soskut, Hungary497 contributions182 helpful votes
Excellent hotel in a great location. The room has a wonderful view of the bay, the boat station is 3 minutes walk away. Rooms are not very big but comfortable, very clean. Breakfast is plentiful and delicious, something for everyone. Value for money is also good. I can only recommend it.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Response from Alex Vasilevski, Guest Services / Front Office at The Waterfront Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings from Waterfront Hotel. Many thanks for taking the time to post your review, which is greatly appreciated. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the comfort and quality of our food and services and we hope we will have the opportunity to welcoming you back at the Hotel again.
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yvonnem960 wrote a review Dec 2021
Beccles, United Kingdom124 contributions51 helpful votes
Great hotel. Prime position. We had a lovely room right on the corner overlooking the sea. Very clean and staff were wonderful. Can’t fault it. Breakfast was ok, not as hot as it should have been but plenty to choose from. There is also access to the swimming pool across the road which you can use. Or you can use the indoor pool and jacuzzi.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Alex Vasilevski, Guest Services / Front Office at The Waterfront Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings from Waterfront Hotel. many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in full, including our facilities and we hope we will have the opportunity to welcoming you back at the Hotel
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Angela H wrote a review Dec 2021
Chinley, United Kingdom25 contributions50 helpful votes
From the first we received a warm welcome from Alex at check-in (check his blogs “Alex in Malta” on YouTube, which he produces in his spare time) and this continued with every member of staff we came in contact with afterwards: service was excellent at breakfast and in the bar. The room was spacious, very clean and well equipped and as we booked a sea view room had lovely views across to Valletta - would really recommend you book one of these rooms as, even though it overlooked the busy coastal road, the double glazing worked very well at keeping noise levels down. The hotel is ideally situated for getting round the island. Local bus stops were 5 minutes walk away and sightseeing tour buses, boat tours and the Valletta ferry 10 minutes away. The hotel has a new swimming pool complex, Aqua Luna, across the road with a bar, plenty of space and an infinity pool overlooking the water - entry is free to hotel residents, but it wasn’t warm enough for us in November. As this was our first overseas holiday in two years due to Covid we couldn’t have wished for a nicer place to go to, thank you.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Book a sea view room and shop around for sightseeing tours as prices and what was offered varied...
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Response from Alex Vasilevski, Guest Services / Front Office at The Waterfront Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings from Waterfront Hotel. First and foremost i would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review. It is always a pleasure when we read comments such as yours, as this proves the hard work and dedication we do to provide the best possible service. It was a pleasure meeting you here, considering the global situation we are happy to know that your visit was pleasant and safe. We trust we will have the opportunity to welcoming you back at the Hotel anytime soon
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karen s wrote a review Dec 2021
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Stayed a week at this hotel, generous sized rooms, great rooftop pool and gym, food was really great with lots to choose from even for non meat eater ( literally spoilt for choice) Better than some of the high end hotels I've stayed in world wide. This was not a planned destination initially but had to cancel original long haul destination twice due to covid, but this more than made up for it. It was the employees that made this stay so great from the room attendants, restaurant staff to the reception, all were friendly, helpful and would go out of their way to help . A special mention for Joseph on reception who went above and beyond to help he was an absolute star. Excellent value hotel, the staff are priceless.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: front rooms are lively harbor view, back rooms tranquil without a view
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Response from Alex Vasilevski, Guest Services / Front Office at The Waterfront Hotel
Responded Dec 3, 2021
Greetings from Waterfront Hotel. I would like to start by saying what an absolute pleasure it was to read your review. We are happy to know that you have had an enjoyable stay. Our mission is to deliver comfort and charm for each guests, and we are glad we delivered this to you. Joseph is an asset to the Hotel, he has been part of Waterfront Hotel for over 20 years an we are so proud with him. We trust we will have the opportunity to welcoming you back to the Hotel again
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Waterfront Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Waterfront Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Step Down Bar (0.3 miles), Souvenirs That Don't Suck (0.2 miles), and Soap Cafe (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Waterfront Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Waterfront Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Waterfront Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Waterfront Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Waterfront Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Prosciutteria, Caffe Berry (coffee shop Malta ), and The Brew Grill & Brewery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Waterfront Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Waterfront Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Waterfront Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Waterfront Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Waterfront Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Waterfront Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.