In the heart of residential Sliema amongst pretty squares, colourful galleriji (Maltese wooden balconies) and churches, minutes from the seafront, shopping, ferries and restaurants. The car park under the hotel is very useful if you have a hire car, as parking in Sliema can be tricky.
Traditional, conventional hotel rooms, some in need of updating and a lick of paint in places, but comfortable.
Plentiful and comfortable: leather arm chairs and fireplaces. Quite an English club feel.
Eating and drinking
The Penny Black Bar serves drinks and light meals all day while the main restaurant is Copperfield’s, serving a la carte and a buffet of mostly European dishes in the evenings.
Out of kilter with the rest of the hotel, most of the leisure facilities are brand new and contemporary in style, as they belong primarily to the Palace Hotel. The Palace is a spanking new 21st century designer hotel and the Victoria shares its rooftop outdoor pool (unheated) and indoor fitness centre, treatment rooms and heated swimming pool.
Excellent and personal. Some visitors have been coming here for many years. The feeling of being looked after is one of the things that draws them.
Who stays there
Malta old-hands, tourists, business people.
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
Pros & Cons
- A little staid perhaps