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“Very good hotel in Sliema very close to St Julians”

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Diplomat Hotel Malta
Ranked #11 of 28 Hotels in Sliema
Reviewed June 7, 2013

We booked a room for three at the 7th floor towards the sea. Wonderful sea view and all the buses stopped just outside the Hotel. The hotel service was good and gentle. A tasty breakfast was served and was included in the price for the hotel. The hotel is situated in the centre of both Sliema and St Julians and a few minutes trip with bus from the bus station of Valetta.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

I really liked this hotel, except that it is not a good place to stay during a heat wave. The airconditioning is so weak that you'll need to leave the window open. The only problem with this is that if you want a lovely sea view, you'll also be facing a busy road which runs between the sea and the hotel. Bring your ear plugs. Another problem is with the roof deck lounge where there is often simply not enough beds for all the sunbathers. Unfortunately, the hotel allows guests to leave their belongings on beds even when they are not there, thus further restricting the number of beds available.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

I don't know where the diplomat gets off calling itself a 4* hotel on some websites, because if it just called itself what it is, a 2 or 2.5*, it would all make sense. Anyways, an old hotel but generally clean with a spacious room. Some irritations like a burnt light bulb and a mattress with zero spring left. Anyways the price was right for a weekend with friends, free wifi in the rooms, good seaside location and very close to transit. St. Juliens' walkable in about 15-20 mins along the corniche.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Great location with easy access to public transportation. The Hotel is old and this is why it comes with a good price. Staff is friendly and breakfast was OK. Free wifi available in the room and common areas. If you don't have high expectations and you need something affordable to stay it is a good value for money.

You can't sleep with an open window due to noice from the street. With closed windows it was OK

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

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 :-)

Room Tip: choose a higher floor if you have sea view room - 4rth floor was not high enough, we could still hea...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Definately it's not the most luxury hotel in Malta, but its location and staff make it worth choosing! Gorgeous sea view! Just behind the beach! The hotel is located near a lot of bus stops through which you could easily reach almost every interesting point at the island - the historical monuments, the old capital, the sandy beaches, plenty of nice bars, restaurants, the malls, etc. The whole staff is really polite and helpful! The food offered is quite good - various, a lot of typical meals, as well as all the other European dishes! If I plan to visit Malta again, I'd surely choose the same hotel!

Room Tip: Side Sea View rooms are quiter.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

We lived in the sea-view room for 10 days in May.
Room is nice, but it is so noisy! Noise from cars. sea and wind! especially wind, almost windows are shaking. You can't even sleep or watch TV. Breakfast is average, but it's good that they have fruits. Pool is not heated, so it's meaningless, not very many sunbeds, some time it's no place for you.
But staff is very kind and attentive. But i'm not sure that it can have four stars.

Room Tip: corner suites with end numbers 04 are very noisy, but view is breathtaking
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Address: 173, Tower Road, Sliema, Island of Malta 1609, Malta
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Location: Malta > Island of Malta > Sliema
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sliema
#7 Luxury Hotel in Sliema
Price Range: $46 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Diplomat Hotel Malta 4*
Number of rooms: 113
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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