Castille Hotel

Castille Square, c/w St Paul's Street, Valletta, Malta, VLT1211

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#3 of 7
expert-rated hotels in Valletta
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Location:
5
5.0
Bedrooms:
3.8
3.8
Eating/drinking:
4.7
4.7
Public areas:
3.8
3.8
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.9
4.9
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Education, People watching

Expert review of Castille Hotel

In a wonderful historic location, the Castille Hotel also scores well on food and service.

In a small palazzo built at the turn of the sixteenth century, the Castille Hotel stands in one of Valletta’s most prestigious squares, almost next door to the Knights of Malta’s Baroque Auberge de Castille, now the office of the Prime Minster. If you like to be at the heart of the culture you are visiting and are on a budget, this is a great option.

Location: 

Superb if you are into history, culture and sightseeing (as I am). The Castille stands opposite St James Cavalier – a key piece of the Knights’ fortification of the city and now the main arts centre of Valletta. A few yards in the other direction is the iconic Upper Barracca Gardens with its fabulous views of the Grand Harbour, and less than five minutes walk away is the country’s main bus station, giving cheap and cheerful access to almost anywhere on the island.

Bedrooms: 

The 38 rooms are generally bright, clean and comfortable - if in need of a little refurbishment. Single rooms can be a bit pokey. Some rooms have marvellous views over Valletta; a few even have their own gallarija – a traditional Maltese wooden balcony.

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Public areas: 

Inoffensive, but out of date. Could do with a refurb.

Eating and drinking: 

There are restaurants above and below the hotel. The rooftop restaurant, De Robertis, offers good food amidst views of the Grand Harbour and Floriana (so the outdated internal décor isn’t an issue). The traditional 400-year-old cellar houses a cosy pizzeria with brightly-coloured tablecloths and reasonable prices. A great place for families.

Service: 

Exceptionally friendly and helpful.

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Who stays there: 

Tourists, British and other European, especially those interested in history and culture, as well as some business people.

Price advice: 

Good value in winter.

Pros: 
Location
Cons: 
Could do with a refurb

More information on Castille Hotel:

Price from:
£19
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Castille Square, c/w St Paul's Street, Valletta, Malta, VLT1211
Free tags / Keywords:
historic, sightseeing
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet, Restaurant

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