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British Hotel

40 Battery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1222 Malta
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#18 of 21 hotels in Valletta
One of Malta s oldest family hotels since 1930 located in the best part of the capital city of Valletta with the best views of the Grand harbour and close to the main attractions of the city
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free internet
Mini golf
Squash offsite
Children's television networks
Car hire
Street parking
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Tennis court offsite
Fax / photocopying
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Marina View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Italian
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Helena L wrote a review Aug 2020
Malmesbury, United Kingdom776 contributions183 helpful votes
We were relocated to the British Hotel having originally booked another establishment via Booking.com. We needed a room for a single night prior to a morning flight the following day. We were happy with the change but got the British Hotel mixed up with the British Suites. Both are in the same place but appear to offer different standards of accommodation. The hotel is right above Victoria Gate. It has parking spaces at the front and is a 5 mins walk in to the center of town. It is a great location. The receptionist was fantastic. Very friendly and polite. The checkin process was quick and easy. This was the only member of staff we met but if they are all as good it would be a great team. The room had a fantastic view across the Grand Harbour to the three cities. Waking up to this view or watching the sun set over the view is a rare privilege. The room itself was basic Four single beds, a tv, kettle and tea making facilities and a fridge. There was aircon which was very cold. The en-suit was tired. There was no hot water in the shower in the morning. We did not eat breakfast so cannot comment on the catering aspects of the hotel. One word of caution is that the hotel has a lot of steps. There is a lift but to get to our room still involved negotiating three sets of steps. Overall an OK stay for a single night. The view was the highlight. Not certain if it will be enough to pursuance next to return.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from David Montebello, Owner at British Hotel
Responded Aug 25, 2020
thanks for your comments. The suites are located in the same building. It depends if you booked the hotel or the suites as most probably the reservation was for the hotel. I am glad that the receptionist was friendly and helpful. I have to smile at your comment that the Aircon was cold as this is the reason for the aircon in August, however there is the remote control where one can put the desired temperature. For the price and the hotel rating , I believe its more than basic to find tea/coffee making facilities , AC , a fridge amongst other items. As for hot water , we have a boiler for each room which is turned on from the room. It may be that one confuses it with a light switch and turns it off although it has a red light on to indicate its different than a light switch. Like you said there is a lift and all rooms are reached by lift
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Melanie1603 wrote a review Mar 2020
Bournemouth, United Kingdom12 contributions3 helpful votes
Ideal location to visit Valletta but be aware lots of steps around. Would definitely recommend a room with a sea view as it’s stunning. Rooms are massive and comfortable. Lovely and varied breakfast, friendly and knowledgeable staff and a very enjoyable stay. Would definitely return. Thanks for the memories.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Francolalu wrote a review Dec 2019
Floriana, Malta37 contributions4 helpful votes
This hotel is unique in its setting and views of the Grand Harbour. We have been using it as our official hotel for our international meetings for the past 9 years and the service and facilities have just gotten better and better which is what makes us return every year! Well Done! Franco Malta Historical Fencing Association
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
John P wrote a review Sep 2019
Watford, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
We sat on our balcony (narrow, as they all are in old Valletta) with the twinkling lights of the Grand Harbour and The Three Cities spread out below us. Unbeatable view. This hotel is a good two star. It is clean. The furnishings are sufficient but basic. Shower room was big enough for one but the bedroom was vast. Aircon almost too effective. The hotel is made from a couple of old buildings knocked together so the corridor/staircase arrangement is eccentric. Reception helpful. A light switch which started playing up was fixed before we had time to report it. The room safes are manual; ask for a key. Slight drawback is other residents coming in late - the lack of carpets and soft furnishings mean that noise in the common areas echos round the whole building. The area within five minutes walk is full of street eateries where you dine to the sound of music (not normally amplified) wafting from somewhere. At the hotel, the "Panorama" restaurant is quite classy. I have also stayed in the Phoenicia which is in a different league - but without the view!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Ask for Harbour view.
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Response from David M, Owner at British Hotel
Responded Sep 30, 2019
thanks for your review ..like you said it 's a two star but with unbeatable views from any boutique and 5 star hotel around. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and also our restaurant .
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shortbreaker2012 wrote a review Jun 2019
Southampton, United Kingdom35 contributions16 helpful votes
We didn't book this hotel room, it was done for us, but God alone knows what they asked for. It was right at the top of the hotel, through a weird door that looked as though it led into a cupboard. Two tiny, rock hard single beds were at either side of the room - not that that mattered, they were still only feet apart. The air conditioner, way up at the top of an insanely high wall (I think we were in the roof) did almost nothing, despite sounding like Concorde. Everything was the most basic of basic - the view, on the other hand was totally epic! But really. Hotel? I don't think so!
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from David M, Owner at British Hotel
Responded Jun 29, 2019
It would help to know which room you are referring but then again you are not sure if you were on the roof or not so it's very hard to comment without knowing the location. Most reservations are for twin rooms hence the two single beds and yes I guess they are only feet apart as with most twin rooms. I am glad that you enjoyed the view and also our staff ..pity you did not talk to.them as I.am.sure they would have helped in showing .you an other room.to your liking
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Frequently Asked Questions about British Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to British Hotel?
Nearby attractions include St. John's Co-Cathedral (0.1 miles), Lascaris War Rooms (0.01 miles), and War HQ Tunnel (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at British Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, breakfast buffet, and dry cleaning.
What food & drink options are available at British Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at British Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to British Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include AKI, Beati Paoli Restaurant, and Papannis Italian Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at British Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Italian.
Does British Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.