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.
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!
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.
The small team is well informed, friendly and particularly helpful. Reception is open 24 hours.
Who stays there
Tourists - package and independent. Many British but also Germans and other Europeans.
- Culture vultures
- Great views / scenery
Pros & Cons
- The decor is dated