Spent a week at the Hilton Malta - we stayed in room on the third floor (ground floor for the outdoor pool and dining area) looking out towards the pool. We had a large deck which included two chairs and a table. Even though it was relatively close to the pool we still felt isolated because there was a garden between us and the pool area. We had a firm California king sized bed that wasn't the standard pillow-top mattresses we commonly see in North American Hilton's, but it was acceptable. The room had also had a bar fridge with sensors, but they left a few spots open for your own use. Beware: you can only fit small items like a few cans in this area.
We found that the price for bottles of water and other items was significantly marked up if purchased at the hotel. We often walked to the various shops near the hotel to stock up on wine, soda, water and snacks to bring back to the room.
The complementary morning breakfast had a wide variety of breakfast foods to suit any palate. My only complaint is the scrambled eggs in the buffet trays were strange - perhaps they were made from powdered eggs? Fortunately there's an egg/omelette station where you can get your fresh eggs any way you like. We had fresh fruit, fantastic muffins, porridge, cereal, and toast. Try the apple crumble muffins and the yoghurt! You won't be disappointed!
The pools were very clean, and the wait staff will happily bring you drinks and bottles of water which you can charge to your room. You can get pool towels from the pool area hut (near the breakfast area doors). There are two pools on the main level: one deep adult only pool and one shallow one for kids. Most people congregate around the shallow pool (it's beside the bar) so the adult pool is much quieter. At the back of this area there is stairs and elevator down one level to the rear two pools. Again, one is adult only. This area is further from the hotel and much quieter. There's also a bar down there so you won't stay thirsty for long! The pool chairs are comfortable and plentiful. I didn't see anyone reserving chairs with towels like I have at other resorts. Lots of seating with umbrellas so you can choose sun or shade.
The room staff come by in the morning to make up the rooms and in the early evening for turn-down service. They also keep you stocked with fresh towels, soaps and shampoos. My experience at other places is they typically provide two soaps - one for the shower and one for the sink. This hotel only provided one bar and body-wash for the shower. However, I'm sure if you asked they would give you a second bar for the shower.
We had trouble adjusting the temperature of the A/C unit which kept the temp to 23.7C. A little warm for sleeping, but we managed to get it adjusted lower after a couple of nights.
Overall, a good hotel and a fun time had by all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in the prestigious Portomaso development within the fashionable district of St. Julian’s, the Hilton Malta hotel has come to represent the style, comfort and hospitality for which the Hilton brand is renowned. Standing as a centrepiece of the coastline and an intrinsic part of the Tumas Group’s flagship design, Hilton Malta sits comfortably alongside Portomaso Business Tower, the Residences and Yacht Marina in one of the most exciting and dynamic property developments anywhere in the Mediterranean. With remarkable views of the Mediterranean, the 410 rooms and suites available offer the discerning guest unrivalled relaxation and comfort. All the hotels rooms and suites have a Mediterranean décor with eith a balcony or terrace overlooking the prestigious Portomaso Yacht Marina or offer spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Malta Hotel Saint Julian`s
- Hilton Saint Julians
- Hilton Saint Julian's
- Hilton Hotel Malta
- Saint Julian's Hilton