This isn't a bad hotel for the price, and the location in Valletta (near the bus terminus too) is ideal.
5th floor room was OK (and had a decent view) but the laminate flooring and thin walls mean there can be a lot of noise from other rooms (there was a connecting door to the next room which didn't help). Bathroom was tiny with very little space to hang towels (or do anything much).
Bar is cheap, but breakfast isn't a very nice experience. There's a large choice, but the quality is poor: v. greasy salami, unappetising-looking pastries, fruit salad which is 70% apple plus glacé cherries - yuk! - and 'jams' which are basically sugar syrup with artificial colour and flavouring. I was surprised they offered a hot selection, but it's v. poor quality streaky bacon, overcooked omelette, baked bean soup, hard boiled eggs with complementary grey rings round the yolk, and the cheapest sausages known to man. My advice would be to abandon the hot options and use the money saved to improve the rest of it. The breakfast room is also rather gloomy, which they can't do much about because it's on the ground floor, although getting rid of the net curtains might help. All in all, not a very bright start to the day.
Roof terrace and pool are good, although I suspect they get very crowded in summer. Staff vary in terms of degree of friendliness and helpfulness, and the receptionists seem overly keen to sell you 2-day sightseeing bus tickets for 20 euros when you can travel for 7 days on local buses (anywhere on the island) for 12 euros.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set within Valletta's ancient fortifications, the Osborne Hotel is a 5-minute walk from St John’s Co-Cathedral. The rooftop swimming pool offers great views. All rooms at Hotel Osborne come with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, tea/coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi access. A minibar is available on request. The Osborne Hotel features a cosy bar and a buffet restaurant. A rich buffet of local and international cuisine is available at lunch and dinner and vegetarian meals are available on request. The hotel is 20 metres from the National Museum of Fine Arts, and you can catch ferries to Sliema from the port, a 5-minute walk away. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com, Hotwire, Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your Osborne Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Osborne Hotel Valletta
- Osborne Hotel Malta/Valletta