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The Plaza & Plaza Regency Hotels
Ranked #12 of 28 Hotels in Sliema
Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

The location is superb, in sliema s.julian bay, maybe The best area you can stay in malta, but The hotel is under The european city standard, not so clean, poor quality breakfast, dirty water, not kind staff, good position, very good price, very big rooms. I hope to find something better if i will come back in this nice island.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

I never had the cause to write reviews before - It takes a lot to annoy me but this place was something else.

Firstly, the plaza Hotel is conjoined with a building across the street called the plaza regency which was undergoing extensive building work throughout the duration of my stay. Guests werent considered as the workers started in the middle of the night making their various noises, including a crane lifting windows to the top floor then knocked off at lunchtime , due to the heat I suspect.

As well as the ongoing building works we were sited on the 5th floor underneath the restaurant &
kitchens. This was unfortunate as from around 6am daily the overly loud clatter of pots & pans being banged about filtered through to our rooms and after that there was no chance of going back to sleep, this was reported to reception but was shrugged off and no action taken.

Next thing was the 'charge for everything' policy the Hotel has. You pay upfront for all inclusive for which you get breakfast and dinner included, yet no drinks are included with the evening meal, you are forced to pay even if you only want water, no free option is available - the coffee & juice machines are disconnected which is scandalous.
Then they charge you for internet up to €30 duration dependent, optional but extortionate to get around this I went to the local mobile shop in Sliema & bought a Sim card with data for only €10 to insert into my mobile.

Food. This was complete Garbage. Breakfast was edible - its hard to mess up boxed cereal & toast, the cooked breakfast wasnt bad but was limited to sausage bacon egg & beans.
Evening meal was a 7 day menu that recycled the previous days leftovers . Soup of the day be it veg or tomato was always green coloured whilst the rude chef doled out the tiniest portion of meat on offer for the day beef and ham parcels anyone? Bernard Matthews chicken steaks? With a "NEXT" once slopped onto your plate then you had the same spicy potatos or veg options as the previous day.

Facilities. The Hotel has 2 pools, indoor and outdoor, neither are heated so it was freezing cold even with the hot sunshine, resulting in them being barely used. They won't allow you to use the room towels but expect you to pay €5 to rent their towels daily . A way around this is to buy a beach towel from the many gift shops for about €3 if you want to use the pool daily.

overall this Hotel is your typical tourist trap , out only for your cash. I have stopped in some basic motels right across the US which were basic and comfortable & even gave you a free breakfast at less than half the price of this place.

To sum up; NEVER AGAIN. After 10 nights I was glad to get home so I could get a good nights sleep.

Room Tip: Avoid the 5th floor if possible as under the 6th floor restaurant & kitchens Non hotel relat...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

The room was very clean, Most of the hotel staff very freindly, entertainment was not good the hotel is central for all you need to do. The food was all cooked well but not a great choice on offer.It is hit and miss on how hot it is the dinning room as the air con did'nt seem to be on. We was very pleased with our room we had a side sea view with balcany. It was a fair three star hotel and most of the staff would help you as much as they could.The beds are very soft so no good if you need a firm one and no mattress protecters.Bathroom needs updating but was clean.
big tip would be buy a weekly bus ticket @ 7 euros you get these on the bus and you can travel all over the island with this

Room Tip: Pick the Plazer side as most rooms have been updated and book sea view if you are on the Regencey si...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

I have stayed here three times recently. The location is great, central and easy for the buses, boats and main sights.The view if you have a sea view is fantastic and tea/coffee making facilities. However, some of the rooms could do with being refurbished, the lift is very old and broke down while we were there, and the internet can be intermittent.

Room Tip: Get a sea view
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Tina D
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Staff is palate and try to do the best. But there was some mistakes that I want to say about. One of the receptions confirmed us breakfast packages for the Gozo Jeep in the morning but on a day of excursion the lady in the reception told us that Plaza hotel never make them because of the hygiene. It was not a big problem, but still it should not be like this.

The room was always clean, but the towels are quite old, you can notice that by ripped edges of towel.

Food was great, not much but everything we try was nice, tasty and well prepared. This a one of the strong sides of the Plaza hotel.

Other great thing about this hotel is LOCATION! Just in few minutes you can be in Valetta center just with one bus. Sea and cozy park is just a cross the street. Around the hotel are quite many shops. And on the roof top swimming pool is also nice. In the evenings nice view to the city.

For a people that likes night clubs and pubs Pacheville is really close even going by foot.

Just in 20min you can reach Sliema Marina by foot. Great!!!

The only think that I find as a weakness of the hotel is the internet connection. We get our coupons in the hotels cafeteria 1 hour. But after 20 min it was no longer working. All the time it was a issue for us. Anyway the hotel has other strong sides which cover all the weakness.

Room Tip: Better to pay more for sea view rooms.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 22, 2014

This was a lovely hotel with good staff. Breakfast was good...we tried dinner one night and i didn't like it. the food was quite bland actually. But their restaurant served some really delicious cakes - loved them!
nice place to stay with some good views across St Julian's bay...but it has a slow lift!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

Just returned after a great 10 days here.
We booked a superior sea view room and were in the Regency side on the 5th floor. This room was not as nice as last years room on floor 3 which was larger, but was a nice room, cleaned daily without fail and had a fantastic view of the bay! It also had a kettle and a basic fridge which is handy.
We went bed & breakfast so cannot comment on the meals. ( We eat out every night as their is a huge choice of eateries around the area! )
If you have a sea view room then you will need to be aware that with the balcony open there is a fair amount of noise, so if you require a degree of silence then you will need to book a hotel more inland.
The only thing I would ask is for a shelf for toiletries in the bathroom.
The staff were all friendly and we had a great stay here once again. ( This is our 3rd stay )

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: 248 Tower Rd, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1600, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Malta > Sliema
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 28 Hotels in Sliema
Price Range: $34 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Plaza & Plaza Regency Hotels 3*
Number of rooms: 279
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