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"The hotel staff are so helpful and friendly and great facilities, hotel is situated in a good place to catch the buses or wallk to the sea front."

Caroline - November 8, 2019

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The Palace Hotel

High Street, Sliema City Center, Sliema, Malta, SLM 1542 - See map
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Excellent cleanliness
8.9 rating for cleanliness
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8.9 facilities on premise
Excellent service
8.9 rating for service
Excellent comfort
8.7 room quality and comfort

Great service, nice room and great view from roof

Ronald | April 26, 2018

Loved this hotel.

Ronald | April 26, 2018

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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Value for money8.5
Distance to city center1 KM
Location rating8.7

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  • 1 queen bed
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  • Room size: 47 m²/506 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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  • 1 double bed
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    What people love about The Palace Hotel

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "The best part is probably the quite large roof top where you can enjoy the view and the sun."

      Anton

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      October 14, 2019

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Clean, friendly staff, beautiful pools, nice hotel Restaraunt, clean gym."

      Jackie

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      August 4, 2019

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "I was staying there for my birthday trip and they made my day totally."

      Maaya

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      December 18, 2018

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    More about The Palace Hotel

    Located close to the heart of Sliema, this chic boutique hotel provides 161 elegant guestrooms and features contemporary art and sculptures. The Palace Hotel is 10km from the Malta International Airport. It is also just 300 meters from Sliema's town center which is filled with cafes, shopping boutiques, and restaurants. It is also a short walking distance from the seaside and Spinola Bay as well as the buses that lead to Valletta and St. Julian's. Guests can dine at one of the three exquisite on-site restaurants, and recreation is provided in the form of a fitness center, outdoor pool, and water sports. The lavish 5-star hotel provides guests with state-of-the-art facilities and sleek accommodation close to the bustling town center.

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "We would highly recommend this property for anyone looking f..."

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    December 31, 2019

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    Food and dining

    Restaurants on site

    TemptAsian Rooftop Restaurant
    Cuisine:Asian
    The Tabloid
    Cuisine:Mediteranean, Seafood

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Peter from Sweden
    Couple
    Deluxe Double/Twin Room
    Stayed 7 nights in September 2012

    Excellent hotel!”

    Great service, nice rooms, excellent facilities

    We spent one week in September 2012 at the Palace hotel in Sliema. The hotel looked exactly as the pictures on the website. The room was nice and clean, with a comfortable bed. The facilities were excellent, and the roof top pool was very nice. We had dinner at the TemptAsian restaurant which was also very good.

    Reviewed September 28, 2012
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Tin from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2009

    Futuristic Indulgence”

    This hotel is deliberately designed and built in such a way as to project modernism. From its architecture to its hi-tech installations, down to details like the music in the background in the lobby and restaurants, it is a place for people looking at the future. The atmosphere is particularly fitting for holiday makers to this scenic and historical Island.
    Mainly the television in the room, if you are English-speaking. There are two channels, one (BBC Prime) has extremely poor transmission qualities and the other (CNN) keeps repeating the same program every hour which is in any case basically of narrow domestic interest to Americans. However, if you don't watch TV on holidays, this is perhaps irrelevant.

    This hotel lives absolutely up to its five-star reputation and Agoda.com is able to secure most competitive rates which make it excellent value for money. The hotel is located on top of a gentle slope about five minutes from the swinging waterfront of Sliema, where there are bus terminus connecting you to major touristy spots to the Island and ferries to Valleta the capital. There are hip-hop buses and water tours on the waterfront as well. Most convenient for tourists. The slope poses a minor challenge for people who have difficulties with walking uphill on narrow roads particularly on a hot sunny day or when the weather is inclement. But this is only a short 5-minute walk in any case.

    Reviewed March 20, 2009
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Maria from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2010

    Fantastic stay for a bargain”

    Facilities were great, staff very helpful, walking distance to main strip
    None, except pillow was flimsy, therefore, I had a bad neck the next day.

    Great hotel, especially when you can find a special deal. Great breakfast, lovely rooms and nice place to relax. Close to main strip in Sliema

    Reviewed August 01, 2010
    8.0
    Excellent
    Anton from Germany
    Couple
    Deluxe Double/Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2019

    Nice but overpriced hotel”

    This is a nice hotel in the center of Sliema. From here it's easy to go around Malta. Also, there are shops, restaurants and supermarkets within a few minutes walking distance. The best part is probably the quite large roof top where you can enjoy the view and the sun. The service was very good, especially at the reception. The hotel could improve on the quality of it's bathroom. It certainly was not 5 star (i.e., the shower). One thing we really disliked was the cake in the hotel cafe. We had the apple pie and it was just awful. In summary, the hotel is nice, but 180 EUR / night is too much for what you get.

    Reviewed October 14, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Antoine
    Couple
    Deluxe Double/Twin Room
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2018

    The capacity to delight and to disappoint”

    The Palace Hotel has a number of contradictions. The hotel is well appointed and well-located, but there are also disappointments. For instance, recommending that guests not drink the tap water and providing 2 small bottles of water free of charge for day 1 and then presuming to charge triple the street price for water thereafter is terribly disappointing. Also having to ask the housekeeping staff on two separate evenings to bring new bathrobes when the old ones were taken away is a disappointment. The chicken burgers ordered via room service on day 1 were a delight; the same order on day 4 was not - it was soggy and limp, and the salad was old. However staff going out of their way to satisfy unusual requests at short notice (which they did on two occasions) was delightful. In summary I would recommend that you book the Palace Hotel, but that you not necessarily insist on consistently perfect all of the time. THe smiles and genuine concern for client welfare shown by the staff more t

    Reviewed January 17, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    yuko from Japan
    Couple
    Superior Double/Twin Room
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2017

    friendly staff&great location”

    our stay at the palace hotel was very pleasant. great customer service and the hotel is located in a center. you can access anywhere by foot.(super market was only 2 minutes away) . only the sad part was the amenities(which was low quality, which was not a local product.)

    Reviewed January 05, 2018
    8.7
    Excellent
    Alexander from Netherlands
    Couple
    Comfort Double/Twin Room
    Stayed 7 nights in September 2011

    Great place, great staff”

    Staff, Breakfast, "Talk of Town restaurant", Rooftop pool/bar

    Great hotel. Well maintained with a friendly and helpfull staff who are very knowledgable about the island features. Location is good, just a 5 min.walk to the harbour/ferry/watertaxi's etc. Only downside is one has to walk UP the hill to get back to the hotel and last ferry/watertaxi from Valetta is early in the evening. We loved the breakfast and, having had a extensive lunch outside everyday, had a very nice diner at the terrace of the hotel's restaurant "Talk of Town"almost every night: Very good food, wine and drinks at a decent price and very friendly staff. The beds were very comfortable, only downside was the small balcony, lousy view and small bathroom with low waterpressure in the shower. Room was kept clean very well and transport from and to the airport was arranged and performed flawless. Frontdesk arranged to excursions for us (one to Gozo with the hop on/hop off bus and one private tour by limo)that worked out excellent and were very reasonably priced. The rooftop pool may have had very cold water, the sunbathing area was great with comfortable and clean sunbeds and a well equpped bar. We will definitely come back to this hotel on afollow up visit tto this lovely island.

    Reviewed October 11, 2011
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Rome from Thailand
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2009

    Not bad a hotel”

    good location, friendly and helpful staff, free use of internet terminals
    air condition system in room is turned on only in the summer

    We got a very good price from agoda - $68 with breakfast!. This is a new hotel, located a short walking distance from the street sea front. Also a short walking distance to several famous restaurants, ferry terminal. Also easy to get around - there are several buses that go to Valetta and St Julian. Room is small but comfortable. Make sure you are not allocated a room with window facing inside the hotel - it can be very hot because the hotel only switches on aircon system in the summer!. Breakfast is plentiful, but the quality is so and so.

    Reviewed May 10, 2009
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Nelsi from Italy
    Couple
    Stayed 5 nights in November 2009

    great holiday”

    Big and beautiful rooms, incredible breakfast and optimal facilities (steam bath, sauna, swimming pool, solarium on the roof), quiet position but very close to all the public transports toward all the different destinations in the island
    The cleaning ladies knocked at the door each single morning before or around 8.30 that is a bit too early when on holidays, they came afterwards at the end but they woke us up anyway, better to put the sign ‘not disturb’ on the door

    The common parts of the hotel are very nice and elegant and everything is pretty new. The rooms are very large and comfortable, we had a room at the forth floor with a nice view on the see and a small terrace that is very handy to relax a bit in the sun after breakfast. We stayed in November but the sun was shining and we also could take advantage from the beautiful terrace on the last floor that has an impressive swimming pool that ends apparently in the void but is only a very clever architectural effect. The people are extremely nice and helpful for any need that you can have. The breakfast is really fantastic and with the sun it is beautiful to eat outside on nice and comfortable tables. The restaurant on the last floor is an experience that is worth to try in my opinion, they serve very good Asian food (the sushi is great) in a very suggestive environment: the view on the enlightened town is beautiful and the place is very stylish and elegant. It is possible also to have separated (by nice and light curtains) tables for groups of people also with sofas for a nice after dinner time. In November the terraces were closed in the evening but I imagine that in summer would be even better to eat outside.

    Reviewed November 20, 2009
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Munira from Canada
    Couple
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2010

    Perfection! ”

    Sea View. Indoor swimming pool and steam room. Outdoor swimming pool on roof deck with amazing views when weather permits. Beautiful room decor. Clean. Comfortable. Very courteous staff.
    Breakfast is expensive. There was a special for 3 days at when we were there.

    It is a 5-star deluxe hotel with an indoor swimming pool as well as a top floor pool deck, sauna, steam room, and restaurants. Modern décor, very comfortable beds, good service, breakfast was not included with our rate. We were very lucky because they upgraded us from a standard room to a deluxe room with a balcony and sea view, very kind of them! If you want to swim for exercise, best time for the pool is in the morning! Buses are just a short walking distance away. We highly recommend this hotel. It was worth every penny and Euro!

    Reviewed February 08, 2010
    9.3
    Exceptional
    David from Spain
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2010

    A very nice experience.”

    New, clean, nice terrace, friendly and helpful staff.
    It is a bit out of the way for sightseeing, but since it is rather well connected to Valletta's bus terminal, it is not a major problem.

    We had heard such horror stories about hotels on Malta that we were prepared for the worst; so this hotel was a very pleasant surprise. The good service began even before arrival as several questions we had were answered promptly and helpfully by e-mail. The pools and exercise room (shared with the Victoria Hotel) are also very good.

    Reviewed March 19, 2010
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Agata from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Double/Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

    Flavours Suit - cute apartment with personality”

    We stayed 3 nights in the Flavours Suite and couldn't stop ourselves from being amazed in the way it is decorated. It's not like any other hotel apartment we have ever stayed in. We had a lot of fun there, it stimulates good mood. The view from the suite balcony is wonderful. The hotel staff is very kind and helpful. The hotel is lovely and clean. We highly recommend this place. Thanks a lot!

    Reviewed July 05, 2019
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Jimmy from New Zealand
    Couple
    Comfort Double/Twin Room
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2012

    Great location friendly staff”

    Nice pool, great restaurants

    Arriving at the hotel they had not received confirmation from Agoda that a 50% deposit was already paid resulting in me having to phone my bank first and the hotel to ring agoda. The staff are very friendly, rooms nice enough and restaurants of good quality (especially the Asian restaurant on the top floor).

    Reviewed June 18, 2012
    8.3
    Excellent
    Valter from Switzerland
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2011

    Lovely hotel in a great location”

    Infinity Pool is great! Bed was fantastic!

    the hotel is very well located not far from all important things. most of the rooms have nice views! the staff isn't realy frendly. however almost all rooms are new an big, offering everything to feel well. the bed is fantastic, very similar to the bed w hotel use to have! great! we had a fantastic rest. the infinity pool on the top of the hotel is amazing and the rest area big. the thai restaurant also on the top of the hotel is a must! perfect food and very nice hambiente. will for sure stay again there.

    Reviewed April 13, 2011
    8.8
    Excellent
    Leanne from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe Double/Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

    Good location, nice hotel.”

    Location was fine, a few streets back from main strip but easy to get to the main areas and ferry stops. Hotel has nice facilities, the roof top thai terrace restaurant is a MUST! Our room was quite noisy, being on the front road - But a simple request to change to the hotel manager had us quicky enjoying some peace :-) The staff were great at assisting booking tours.

    Reviewed May 07, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Maaya from Finland
    Solo traveler
    Superior Double/Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    Amazing hospitality”

    I was staying there for my birthday trip and they made my day totally. Friendly and helpful staff, nice room and many great surprises. It was so touching when I stepped into my room and found a birthday cake and a letter from the hotel. Thank you very much! I definitely come back here next time for another stay! :)

    Reviewed December 18, 2018
    8.3
    Excellent
    Paul from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2010

    Short stay for two.”

    Very good location in Sliema, just a short walk down to the ferry to Valetta and not to far from St.Julians bau either. Roof deck and pool looked nice but was the wrong weather for us to enjoy it. Tempt Asian restaurant had excellent cuisine.
    The indoor poool area was very disappointing for an apparent 5 star hotel. The pool was cold and the whole are needed updating. We were hoping it was somewhere were we could relax but it just wasn't that nice. Also they need to introduce a dress code for the Tempt Asian restaurant, its a bit off putting when your dressed to the nines sitting next to a table a kids in trainers and T-shirts.

    Overall we enjoyed our stay at the hotel but that was mainly due to its location to other areas. It looks a five star hotel when you walk into the lobby, but it doesn't manage to maintain the same standards throughout. We had booked through Agoda so where happy with what we got for our money, but don't expect to pay the standard hotel rates and get the same value for money.

    Reviewed May 11, 2010
    7.7
    Very good
    Thomas from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2009

    Good value”

    Indoor pool, spa, and fitness center were very nice. Located in a quiet area in a good neighborhood. The breakfast buffet was excellent with a huge variety.
    In the first room we got, there was shattered glass. However, then we were put in upgraded room. It's in a quiet location, but can be an expensive cab ride to St Julian's area. Beware of using the hotel "taxi" it is really a chauffeur service, as it will be at least twice as much as a "white cab" taxi.

    Overall, the hotel was a good place to stay and for a good price when breakfast is included. This was our first trip to Malta, so we were not familiar with the area. The hotel location was in a good location to catch the bus, as you only have to walk down the hill. The spa was a good value if you selected a package treatment.

    Reviewed January 04, 2010
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Caroline from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Double/Twin Room
    Stayed 10 nights in October 2019

    Excellent Hotel”

    The hotel staff are so helpful and friendly and great facilities, hotel is situated in a good place to catch the buses or wallk to the sea front. Great Place for a holiday in Malta.

    Reviewed November 08, 2019
    6.3
    Good
    alan from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Comfort Double/Twin Room
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2011

    Nice hotel but not quite 5 star”

    Plenty of facilities

    overall i would say this is a nice hotel and pleasant enough to stay in. my main critizism would be that the room was not really up to five star standard. it had all the facilities you might expect, but the room we had was a bit rough around the edges. it looked like it could do with a thorough clean and there were bits and pieces that were broken or in a bad condition. otherwise the room was nice enough and comfortable to sleep in. normally i wouldn't complain, but i did expect better for a five star hotel room. i would never pay the hotels direct rates, but the agoda price we paid was fairly reasonable for what we got.

    Reviewed May 04, 2011
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