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“Crickey - What a View!”
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British Hotel
Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Valletta
London, England
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103 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Crickey - What a View!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

If you find yourself looking for an affordable hotel with quirkiness in old Valletta - then check in here! It's very 1960's. Has the most incredible views over the Grand Harbour for rooms that face that way.

We got room 115. It's a large room with twin beds (fiancé soon nailed those together though!) There were 2 sofa beds in there too (for anyone with 4 kids maybe?). There's also air con (€7 per day, but well worth it for the heatwave that we experienced). Also a ceiling fan and a standing fan also in the room. En suite shower and loo, no bath. Dressing table and hair dryer are also provided. TV attached to the wall t one end of the room. It's got a satellite box, so you can find something in most languages to watch.

You have an enclosed balcony with opening windows (so your 4 kids won't fall out perhaps?). A small table and a couple of chairs there too. We found it particularly excellent to dry off our diving kit before picking it away for the return journey.

Breakfast is in the 1st floor restaurant. There are fairly fixed opening times. So check these when booking. A small lift will get you and your luggage to most rooms. But it is a very old traditional Maltese house built on a steep hill. So the floors don't always match up. There are nearly always a few steps to get in or out of the place.

Top tip: not suited at all for wheelchairs. The lift is too narrow to get in or out of in a wheelchair.

I/we would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2013

We booked 4 nights and got a smashing "suite" consisting of two adjoining rooms sharing a bathroom. Both rooms had views onto the Grand Harbour from their balconies! Priceless, really. Delightful quirky clean hotel with excellent friendly staff with paneling and mozaic floor probably done c. 1960. I came to Malta for the history and by cracky, I want it in my hotel, too. I also think it's a good location, far better than the Phoenician (which is next to the bus station). Valletta is tremendous, and I will use this hotel again (me, wife and two teenage sons). Postscript on breakfast: The best way to describe the breakfast is that it resembles food and the coffee and tea resemble coffee and tea, but they do not taste of anything at all. This was the only thing I can think of that wasn't great, but I wouldn't mind paying another £5 a night for a couple of fried eggs and and some espressos. There are some great places up the road where you can get full English breakfast with tea and coffee for five Euros or less. But I'd still come back...

Room Tip: Get one with a harbour view
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

What a great place to see the Grand Harbour and all its activity. The view has got to be the best and because we had the room on floor 6, it all seemed to be ours! There are 2 roof terraces, 1 with sunbeds, tables and parasol (wind permitting), 1 with basic seats. Booked here on recommendation fropm daughter and this was great for our visit to Valetta.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2013

This is a hotel which really offers stunning views of the sea. and its proximity to the upper Barraca park is great! Yet the room itself is not much to write home about. The staff was very helpful and changed room for us immediately when informed of leaking ceiling. But for the price, they really could benefit much for more updates.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Enjoyed the helpful staff, good views and location. Spartan room with clean sheets, cable TV, desk, clothes cabinet and hot water. If checking in late, watch your step and Room 117 is on the 3rd floor. Self-service breakfast with bread, cereal, and lunch meat.

Room Tip: Book directly with the local hotel. Don't use Booking.com since pricing is more expensive. Ever...
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Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2013

The hotel is basic as stated elsewhere but this compensated by the price, location and cleanliness. We paid slightly extra for a view and got a room with a balcony aswell looking over the Grand Harbour. Probably the best view I have had from a hotel. THe biggest negative was the bathroom which was small and had damp patches on the ceiling however it was clean. The hotel does need modernising. Overall an OK hotel which was comfortable and had great views and in a good location.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Krakow
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

I'm not sure this hotel merits a VERY GOOD , but it certainly has an EXCELLENT view of the harbour... Indeed , you could spend MUCH more and get far less in that regard.. It's true that the rooms are quite basic ... but they are clean and comfortable..Your best bet is to fork out the a little extra for the water view... Not much point in staying here if you don't.. David at the front desk was very helpful and friendly and booked us a good table at a very good restaurant. In the evenings its nice to sit on the terrace above the restaurant and enjoy a cold beer..It appears that they have recently installed sattlelite tvs in the rooms so its always nice to get some news in English..the Sicila bar and restaurant around the corner has very good pasta dishes!

Room Tip: Sea view!!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: British Hotel
Address: 40 Battery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT06, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Malta > Valletta
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Valletta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — British Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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