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“Nice hotel, centrally located”
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Hotel Valentina
Ranked #1 of 33 Hotels in Saint Julian's
Certificate of Excellence
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice hotel, centrally located”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Hotel Valentina is marketed as a design hotel and it does have a quite contemporary look. The lobby is a nice place to hang out with two iMacs for public use. The roof top pool is cool - although too small for exercise (but what the heck, the cocktails by the pool makes up for that). And the rooms are quite comfortable for European standards.

The best thing about the hotel is however the location. It's super central in the middle of St. Julians. Close to the crazy night life of Paceville. However, it's just off the main streets so you actually don't hear any noise at night.

If you're into scuba diving there are some great scuba centres close by - making this hotel a good pick for divers looking to explore Malta submerged.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stayed at for two nights. Hotel staff very friendly. Rooms clean with a balcony. Close to restaurants, bars, clubs, church, sea.... everything. Good Breakfast with various items to choose from.

Highly recommended if one is travelling to Malta.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stayed here for 2 night at the start of our honeymoon. We arrived to bubbles and scattered roses on the bed. Breakfast was great- and included in the price. The hotel was conveniently located close to the main street in St Julians. Staff were friendly. Would stay here again. Great value for money.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2014

This hotel is amazing!! I don't normally write reviews but I felt I just had to about the Hotel Valentina. I stayed there from 5th July with 5 friends and I really cannot fault it. The decor is beautiful and modern (just like the photos) and the rooms are spacious and cleaned every day to a very high standard (and I am fussy!). The hotel staff couldn't do enough for us and I'd like to say a special thank you to Alexander on reception who helped us with organising our trips and getting around and also to Adam who served us our cocktails every day at the poolside bar, and of course Armondo who made us our cocktails in the evening before going out and also when we sauntered back late at night! We were on a BB basis and the breakfast had everything you could want, from hot food like scammbled eggs and sausages and mini pastizzis to all the usual continental stuff and cakes etc. The hotel is really central, within walking distance of all the nightlife. The road it's in is not much to look at but it really doesn't matter. There is a supermarket about 5 mins away and Portomosa Marina Bay is less than 10 mins away. Paceville is really for the young ones in my view (around 18-25) but about 10 minutes walk away there is an amazing bar called Guiseppe's at the end of Spinola Bay that we found, has a DJ and plays excellent house music and overlooks the bay. It's all lit up with pink and neon lights - you must check this place out, beautiful setting. All in all, the service from the Hotel Valentina made our holiday, congratulations to the management and staff ... I will definitely be recommending this hotel to all my friends. Thank you for making our stay a very happy one!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a lovely hotel, clean room with a small balcony made for a comfortable stay. Can be noisy on the weekends but expected as it is within easy reach of the nightlife, bars and great restaurants, also conveniently located for sightseeing. Staff were very helpful and accommodating.
Great breakfast which was included in our rate making for good value and an open bar which is filled once on arrival.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed at Hotel Valentina for a week last month.

Room: Our room was extremely clean and spacious. It had TV, wifi connection, balcony (not sure if all rooms have this), kettle/mugs, fridge/hairdryer. The air conditioning was very effective and bedding was clean. We did not hear any noise from outside, but we were on the 5th floor so this could differ elsewhere in the hotel.

Breakfast: Range of hot and cold food - all really good. Only criticism would be the lack of range of fruit - it seemed to be melon and grapes as the main choices! Cooked breakfast really good and lots to choose from with cereal, juice and teas/coffees etc.

Location: Although the hotel is near Paceville, we didn't hear any noise from the bars whatsoever during our stay. It is actually located a few minutes walk from the bars, on a quiet street with not much else of it other than a café which is closed in the evening. Also, it is only a couple of minutes walk to the bus stop, where you can get a 15/20 min bus ride to Valetta.

Staff: With the exception of one member of staff on reception who was a little bit miserable and offhand, all staff were brilliant. In particular, the breakfast staff were very efficient and welcoming, and the cleaning staff were also very friendly. We had a warm welcome on arrival and the barman on the rooftop was great.

Pool: Small, but never seemed too crowded each time we used it. (We stayed outside school summer holidays however). Similarly, there were always enough sunbeds and it all felt very clean.

Parking: great addition to the hotel! We had no problem finding a space, although again we stayed outside school summer holidays so cannot vouch for busier periods.

Wifi/books: in the lobby there are PCs to use with internet access and a range of books to read which was a nice touch.

The reason we have not given this review 5 stars, is simply because it lacked qualities of a very top end hotel - such as toiletries being replaced during the stay, the lack of range of fruit at breakfast and small things like having your bags taken to your room on arrival. However, we are being very picky here!!!

For a 3*, this hotel certainly exceeded our expectations, and we do not understand why it is only 3*. Our friends stayed at a 4* hotel elsewhere in the area and it did not match hotel Valentina's standards in any area. We would certainly stay here again and recommend it to anyone seeking a clean, friendly hotel with good breakfasts, well-equipped rooms, a nice pool area and a great bar downstairs and by the pool.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

Because we wanted to be near Valletta we cancelled a 5 star hotel in St Paul's bay for the hotel Valentina. We were a little concerned that it was only rated 3 star but our concerns were short lived!
We were met with a really warm welcome at the reception and this friendliness continued with all the hotel staff throughout our one week stay. The location was perfect for travel to all parts of Malta and in particular Valletta. The room we stayed in and the surrounding facilities were both clean and attractive. Breakfast was really good with a range of foods from Continental to English. We visited the Avenue restaurant belonging to the hotel Valletta on a few occasions and once again friendly staff and good food and value for money.
The St Julian is renowned for it's night life however, the hotel is in a secluded side street and really quite but close to all the action.
I have no doubt if we return to Malta again we shall be staying at the Valentina hotel and I strongly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Malta

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Valentina
Address: Dobbie Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3070, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Malta > Saint Julian's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Saint Julian's
#1 Family Hotel in Saint Julian's
#1 Romantic Hotel in Saint Julian's
#2 Business Hotel in Saint Julian's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Valentina 3*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Valentina a superior boutique hotel situated in the heart of Paceville’s entertainment hub, and just minutes away from two of Malta’s top casinos, public beaches, night clubs and restaurants. The Hotel has a luxuriously finished stylish lobby, reception desk, and an innovative theme bar extending to an entrance terrace, a breakfast hall, and a dedicated marketing and promotion desk. There is also a freshwater swimming pool surrounded by an attractive open air pool deck and an open pool bar. The hotel affords a total of 94 rooms, all of which are designated non-smoking. The Valentina is a gay and lesbian friendly hotel. ... more   less 
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