British Hotel

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Address: 40 Battery Street, Valletta, VLT 1231, Malta

Star rating:

4

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
5
90%
Eating/drinking
3.5
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Value for money
4.1
90%
Bedrooms
3.8
90%
Public areas
3.8
90%

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!

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.

Who stays there

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

Amenities

  • Restaurant

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Education
  • Great views / scenery

Pros & Cons

  • Views
  • Location
  • The decor is dated
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