I've stayed in St Julian’s bay a few times but always on the cheap for a few days diving with the boys.
This time i wanted to impress my girlfriend with a lovely hotel in a nice location, Hotel Argento ticked all the boxes.
Less than a 20 min drive from the airport (thanks to my Sat Nav) we arrived at the hotel & found safe parking in the streets around by the hotel.
Yes there were stairs going down to reception so carrying your suit case up & down could be an issue for some but for us it wasn'tt a problem.
We were happily greeted by the reception staff & quickly taken to our room on the 3rd floor (303).
This was a lovely size room with fridge, flat TV (enough channels if that’s your thing); large storage, safe & a lovely view of the bay (head out of window & look right).
The bathroom was small but served its purpose (except shower screen seemed pointless & made floor into a paddling pool - not really a big issue just used lots of towels to block & mop).
The hallways to the rooms were all carpeted so no noise throughout the night or early mornings.
Breakfast was fine it had everything you needed & the chef cooked your eggs anyway you wished although he could have done with an extra hob to avoid queues of egg lovers waiting.
We didn't use the pool area because of being on a short break/lack of time but it looked very cool with a nice small pool (didn't look heated) with nice sun loungers around and fab view.
Free Wi-Fi was great all around the hotel which made facetime/Skype/emails/Facebook etc easy to use & keep in contact back home if needed.
The location was great
Turn right into St Julian’s bay for chic bars & restaurants.
Straight ahead for Hilton Hotel Bar, Bar 22 in the tower very cool looking over the marina (tip Sat is 10 euro but free on Sun), also some lovey restaurants New China house, IR-Rokna.
Turn left into main strip with all bars & clubs you could wish for.
If you have chance visit Mdina (Fontanella tea garden for tea, cake & views) & take car to Gozo (20 euro - pay on way back) to see the Azure Window.
There is also Popeye Village, Valletta (horse & carriage is about 35 euro for 40 mins), the Blue Grotto.
Malta is one of the best Diving locations around the world so if you have time go to any dive centre (Maltaqua is my favourite).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Argento St Julians Malta is perfectly situated in the quiet residential area of Spinola Bay, right next to St Julian's promenade with its beautiful scenery, a large variety of casual and fine dining seaside restaurants, bars and shops. Malta's nightlife hub is only a short stroll away from the hotel. St. George’s Bay sandy beach is reachable on foot as it is only 500 metres away from the hotel.All 74 luxuriously furnished rooms including 5 junior suites at this 4 star boutique hotel in St Julians are equipped with air-conditioning, proximity door locks, free Wi-Fi, mini-bar, complimentary tea & coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, LCD HD TV, laptop safe deposit box, hair dryer, shaving point and smoke detector.A rooftop swimming pool and sundeck area enhance the hotel with breathtaking views over Spinola Bay. Fitness room is also situated on top floor. Cuisine for breakfast and dinner at Hotel Argento St Julians Malta is international. A Lobby bar compliments an elegantly designed reception area. Two multi-purpose rooms, The Astoria and The Savoy Suites can host a number of events including meetings and weddings. Complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity is available throughout all the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Argento Hotel Malta