The Palace Hotel Malta

High Street, Sliema, Malta, SLM 1542

Price from: £36

Standard bedroom

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#1 of 10
expert-rated hotels in Sliema
Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
Location:
4.7
4.7
Bedrooms:
4.3
4.3
Eating/drinking:
4.7
4.7
Public areas:
4.5
4.5
Leisure facilities:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Escaping the crowds, Shopping, Trendiness

Expert review of The Palace Hotel Malta

Smart new five-star hotel in the heart of old Sliema.

This ultra-modern building has been fitted into a traditional street in the middle of the upmarket residential heart of Sliema – I think remarkably successfully. This is a smart city hotel, boutique in style, though with 129 rooms and 24 suites it isn’t small. The hotel is owned by the same people as the more traditional 4* Victoria to which it is linked and which shares The Palace’s swimming pools.

Location: 

Away from the crowds and concrete architecture of the waterfront, The Palace is in a quiet, understatedly elegant, residential area of Sliema - home to many members of Malta’s well-off, educated, often English-speaking middle class. Halfway between Sliema’s two waterfronts, the hotel is just a few minutes walk one way to Malta’s main shopping area and the Sliema ferry to Valletta, the other to a long seafront parade, swimming (from rocks) and Saint Julian’s.

Bedrooms: 

Comfortable (especially the beds) and well designed, most with balcony, though the views are dominated by rooftops. Try not to get a room just below the ninth floor restaurant – I did, and was kept awake by the scraping of chairs until the early hours.

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Public areas: 

Bright foyer with polished geometric floor and a modern designer chandelier, white chairs and photographic art - black and white with splashes of colour. There are two computers here that are free to use.

Eating and drinking: 

The bright downstairs restaurant (called, perhaps unfortunately for the UK market, Tabloid), with a small terrace on the street, serves a range of tasty modern Mediterranean food and a Sunday lunch buffet that is popular with locals. The top (ninth) floor indoor/outdoor TemptAsian restaurant, by contrast, cooks up fusion food from across the Asian continent.

Leisure facilities: 

The rooftop terrace boasts a pleasant swimming pool (unheated) with infinity sides at the edge of the building – in my opinion a touch wasted on the view of roofs and aerials (with the Grand Harbour just visible beyond) but many reviewers on Trip Advisor love it. Indoors is a smaller well-heated pool, small fitness centre and treatment rooms.

Service: 

Particularly helpful front desk staff willing to spend as long as it takes providing maps and advice.

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Who stays there: 

Business people and tourists with a healthy budget.

Pros: 
Location
Freshness
Cons: 
Cost

More information on The Palace Hotel Malta:

Price from:
£36
Type:
Hotel
Address:
High Street, Sliema, Malta, SLM 1542
Amenities:
Business Centre, Room Service, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, High-Speed Internet, Swimming Pool

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Community comments (1)

Such a beautiful hotel in a fantastic location. Will be going back this year

Enjoy
Nat