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The Waterfront Hotel
Ranked #5 of 28 Hotels in Sliema
Reviewed February 20, 2012

We booked a week at the Waterfront from Feb 4th. We paid for a limited sea view room and were very pleased with the room on the 3rd floor wiht a balcony from which we could see accross to Valletta and up to the Pointe shopping centre. We had heard that the main road was noisy and yes there was a lot of traffic but it didn't bother us at all.
Room was clean, light and airy, comfy bed and nice clean bathroom. There was plenty of hanging and drawer space and a safe, tv and mini bar. We were right opposite lift which caused no problem at all with noise.
Food was very good, good choice of cereal, breads, beans, bacon, sausages, tomatoes and 3 types of egg every day as well as fruit, youghurt and some sort of cake or pastry every day. Dinner was always a different carvery, another meat option, fish, vegetarian option, pasta, 2 choices of veg, 2 different potatoes, huge and tasty salad selection, bread rools, soup and also a varied dessert section with at least 5 different flavours of ice cream. Service in the bar was always quick and efficient and prices were good.
Hotel is in a great location and easy for bus and ferry as well as walkling along the seafront.
We can't wait to return.

Room Tip: Not worth paying for a sea view as you can see the sea front just as well from a side sea view and i...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Visited the Regatta Restaurant for a buffet dinner but wasn’t satisfied at all. For the Price that we paid, it was not affordable.
To start with, Antipasto had a variety of processed and canned vegetable which in my opinion weren’t freshly prepared. The buffet table wasn’t clean; the utensils weren’t cleaned or replaced during the service. Pasta was disgusting; it seems that it laid there for at least 4 hours or so. Terrible variety for main course; no chicken, there wasn’t any fish left in the dish and the waitress had to call the chef to the buffet table to slice a piece of roast Gammon. Variety is very poor especially if you have children or you are vegetarian.No selection of desserts and the coffee tasted terrible plus it was cold. Definitely not a four star hotel quality.
On another note, Staff is very friendly and the ambience is nice. Also a very good selection of local and foreign wine list.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank Sasha B
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

We stayed at the Waterfront between 17/1/2012 to 24/1/2012. The Hotel was better than I expected room was large and cleaned everyday but the bathroom could do with a refurb.
The food in the restaurant was ok but a bit repetative and the selection was smaller than what we are used to. The reception staff most were ok but not all.
On our penultimate stay we ate a late lunch in the hotel bar within an hour of eating I did not feel well at all withoutrgoing into details that evening was horrendous and we were due to fly back the following day so I was really worriied as to whether I would be well enough to do so but by the next day I was a bit better.
Earlier on in our stay I overheard a gentlemen say that he had been ill during the night with a stomach problem so It makes me wonder if there is something going on there.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank darlomag
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

just back from a 10 day stay at the waterfront hotel and happy with how we were looked after.
when we arrived in our room one of the beds was very sqeeky and noisy, went to rception and it was changed on the spot, also room was very cold and maintainance man came to fix it, but could only get heat between 4pm and 3am.
food a bit boring and repetative but not bad, would recommend the star cafe downstairs and the basilica restuerant as well.
this was our first visit to malta and personally after seeing the history things in the first few days, we travelled the whole island on the local busses i found it a bit boring during the last few days, and a week would have been enough, i would not visit malta again but the waterfront hotel was fine.

Room Tip: get a high up room but not 7th floor due to noise from the pool pumps on roof
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank weemancat
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

Stayed here this time last year,after moving from the awful New Tower Palace hotel. As I already knew that the hotel was comfortable and clean, we decided to stay there for this holiday.
We opted to pay extra for a front sea view room (we had a side sea view room last time). My advice is not to waste your money on the front sea view, as there is LOTS of traffic noise all the time and the side sea view rooms give a great view anyway.
As with last time, the rooms were clean and comfortable,although the bath area was beginning to need work. The breakfast buffet is fresh and nice,the staff are friendly ,and the restaurant has a lovely harbour view.
If you hire a car,lots of parking available on the sea front.
One downside,the evening receptionist appeared to have absolutely no idea what he was doing,seemingly unable to help anyone with any questions/problems!
All-in-all though, a nice place to stay.

Room Tip: Side sea view rooms are the best. Front sea view rooms get lots of traffic noise.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank TucsonUK
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

We have just returned from our third January holiday at the Waterfront.Nothing changed from previous years,staff were friendly and made us welcome as usual.
We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis,evening meals at ten Eurosare good value but get repetitive ,there are many good eating places nearby or in St. Julians.
One tip check the contents of your fridge against the list on arrival, YOU will be charged for anything short at the end of your stay.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor as traffick can be noisey.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank oldpostieipswich
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

I stayed more than once at this hotel as the room was booked by a third party and I was there to work. No wifi if you are trying to work is a disaster and the ancient hotel computer expensive and slow. The mattresses are old, the sheets do not fit, the bathrooms are basic, the cleaning is erratic, sometimes not done till late in the day, the air conditioning did not work in June and staff was very unwilling to change the room! You can hear the people next door and if on the sea front the noise is deafening, as is the alternative - shutting the window and putting on the noisy air conditioning. I was verbally and almost physically (fist raised) abused by a rude and aggressive male guest whose noisy children were running screaming in the corridors at 11 pm and whom I rebuked. The staff could not have been less interested and laughed it off though I was seriously frightened. I was cheated out of a bottle of wine by the barman which they refused to admit. The food is boring, greasy and uninspiring. The pool area is small, part of it is covered by a dirty and unhygienic carpet and it smells of cooking. The worst is the rude, unhelpful, disagreeable and almost hostile staff. They will do nothing to help, refuse to change a room even if the hotel is half empty and generally make you wish you had never arrived. I disliked the hotel very much and I would never again set foot in it. I have asked my business partners to find an alternative.

Room Tip: There are no good rooms but levels 5 upwards are slightly less noisy
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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6  Thank Helen C
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Additional Information about The Waterfront Hotel

Address: The Strand, Sliema, Island of Malta GZR 1028, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Malta > Sliema
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Sliema
#4 Romantic Hotel in Sliema
Price Range: $85 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Waterfront Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 165
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. The Indoor Pool will also be undergoing extensive renovation works, and in view of the upcoming development of our Lido we shall offer complimentary transport and access to a neighboring Lido to ensure that our guests find the facilities they expect. ... more   less 
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