British Hotel

40 Battery Street, Valletta, Malta, VLT 1231

Price from: £32

British Hotel restaurant with view

By Juliet Rix, your Valletta expert

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#5 of 7
expert-rated hotels in Valletta
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Location:
5
5.0
Bedrooms:
3.8
3.8
Eating/drinking:
3.5
3.5
Public areas:
3.8
3.8
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Education, Great views / scenery

Expert review of British Hotel

Best views of the Grand Harbour of any hotel in Malta, and perfectly placed for sightseeing.

In a superb location on the edge of historic Valletta overlooking the Grand Harbour, The British is the longest established family-run hotel in Malta and one of only four hotels within the walls of the capital. Valletta is a magical place to stay if you enjoy history and wandering – catching the glimpses most tourists miss. The British, perched almost on top of Valletta’s massive fortifications, is minutes from everything. A refurb would turn this into one of the best hotels in Malta. Then again – the prices would go up.

Location: 

First class. Set amongst historic buildings of warm local sandstone high above the Grand Harbour. Walking distance to all the sites and restaurants of the capital and a few minutes from the island’s main bus station (and cab rank), giving cheap and easy access to the rest of the country.

Bedrooms: 

44 en suite rooms, basic and tired but clean and adequate. All rooms have a fan; aircon costs extra. Sea view rooms have balconies with panoramic views of the Grand Harbour. They may be a bit scruffy but if you are looking out at these views with a drink in your hand, you probably won’t notice!

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Public areas: 

1970/80s' décor – not retro, original. Brown ‘leather’ sofas that have seen better days. The bar, restaurant and terrace, though, have that captivating Grand Harbour view. Free WiFi.

Eating and drinking: 

Nothing special – apart from the fabulous views. There are also lots of good cafes and restaurants in Valletta within a few minutes.

 

Service: 

The small team is well informed, friendly and particularly helpful. Reception is open 24 hours.

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Who stays there: 

Tourists - package and independent. Many British but also Germans and other Europeans.

Pros: 
Location
Views
Cons: 
The decor is dated

More information on British Hotel:

Price from:
£32
Type:
Hotel
Address:
40 Battery Street, Valletta, Malta, VLT 1231
Free tags / Keywords:
Grand Harbour
Amenities:
Restaurant

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