The rooms certainly can get some renovation - old furniture, everything in the room feels and looks old - although, the mattresses seem to be new because this was one of the most comfortable beds I've slept on recently :D
If we put the need of room renovation aside, everything was excellent in the hotel! Very clean, daily cleaning services and quality, too - note that they change the towels if you deposit them in the bathroom (not as in mist hotels - when you throw them on the floor) - so do the environment a favor and keep them in your room ;-)
We took a sea view room and it was perfect - fabulous view, large room... we were not happy with the "double" room since it was a coupe of single beds moved together... but it wasn't a big deal for us. Be aware - it can be noisy so take a higher floor if possible (we were on 4th floor and still got plenty of noise from the street; i could only imagine what the noise would be in high season).
The hotel has good location, too - a bus stop nearby and a short walk (~20 min. through back streets) to the first stop of hop on hop off buses as well as the small port for harbor cruise, blue lagoon cruise, etc. It is like 2 min. walk from Surfside - a cafe-restaurant which had great food and also narghile bar after 3 pm every day on the -2 level (couldn't see it from the street at first)
VERY friendly staff - at the reception and at the lobby bar. We didn't have breakfast so i have no idea how it was. The coffee in the lobby bar i excellent though. There's also live piano music at some nights.
Overall experience - pretty good and good value for money! Recommended :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Diplomat Hotel is situated on Tower Road prestigious seaside promenade in the heart of Sliema, well known for its extensive range of activities. The main bus route to Valletta, the capital city, Paceville/St.Julian's etc runs outside the hotel.In front of The Diplomat Hotel, just below the promenade, a pleasant rocky beach is ideal for sun bathing, swimming and practising water sports. A sandy beach is within walking distance.Theme bars and restaurants, shopping malls, designers boutiques and the Dragonara Casino are available nearby. The rooms have FREE Wi-Fi, satellite TV, air conditioning and a tea/coffee making facilities. Rooms full or lateral sea views. Room Service is available from 0630 till 0130The Hotel has recently undertaken refurbishment of the majority of the hotel rooms and bathrooms, lifts and reception/lobby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Diplomat Hotel Malta Sliema