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Hotel Kennedy Nova

116, The Strand, Il Gzira, Island of Malta GZR 1027 Malta
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#3 of 4 hotels in Il Gzira
If you are looking for the perfect base in Malta then you have found it. The Kennedy Nova is a four-star, seafront hotel just a stone's throw away from the crystal blue Mediterranean waters.Situated right in the heart of Malta's busy shopping and seaside district Sliema, Hotel Kennedy Nova offers both comfort and convenience for visitors to the island. Free WIFI is available in all areas of the Hotel including guest rooms.
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Vending machine
Rooftop bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Currency exchange
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Bulgarian, German and 5 more
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Bunny wrote a review Dec 2020
5 contributions4 helpful votes
Amazing staff, views, facilities and atmosphere will definitely come back soon loved every minute of it very clean. Would recommend to anyone for a great base to see Malta. Roof top swimming pool was great with beautiful scenery and views of Valletta and silema. Loved it.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Josette Spiteri, Sales at Hotel Kennedy Nova
Responded 8 Dec 2020
Dear Bunny1234567890, Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad to read that you loved every minute of your stay at our Hotel. Stay Safe Josette
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Adele O wrote a review Oct 2020
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
My partner and I visited the Kennedy Nova for two weeks, end of September beginning of October. We had an amazing holiday. The staff at the hotel were so friendly and helpful,nothing was too much for them. We will definitely be back there again for our holiday next year. Can't wait thank you all. Adele & Pete xxxx
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Josette Spiteri, General Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova
Responded 13 Oct 2020
Dear Adele, It was our pleasure to look after you during your stay and we thank you very much for your review. We look forward to see you again next year. Regards, Josette
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bl4ze wrote a review Aug 2020
Erd, Hungary1,990 contributions268 helpful votes
Kennedy Nova has prime location in Gzira, Sliema close to the ferry and the city. This is not a luxurious hotel but a basic, but decent hotel on a budget. The view from the 7th floor is fantastic, and the little pool is cool too. We had a studio on the 3rd floor, it was spacious and both rooms had A/C. Clean rooms, daily cleaning and great breakfast was provided. Staff very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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NanaDee555 wrote a review Feb 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom7 contributions
A bright, welcoming, very clean hotel. Very good value for money. Well situated good for buses and a ferry to Valletta. Would definitely return. We had bed and breakfast, as we wanted to use the many local restaurants in the evening. Enjoyed the happy hour cocktails!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Jayne S wrote a review Feb 2020
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A very, very old mattress, on the bed, with springs poking up. Had to ask for a mattress change, which I still had to wait another day for! The cleaners cupboard was on the opposite side to our bedroom and, at 7 each morning, they gathered there, talking loudly and banging and clattering buckets, brooms, trolleys etc. So, no chance of sleep after 7! The food option was appalling - a very poor selection, with 2 meat choices and just one vegetable option. The dessert was whatever cake was left in the front 'bistro/cafe' at the end of the day - so, a few slices of stale, hard cake. We discovered that there were very few people staying at the hotel, hence the reason for a poor choice (I stated that this was unfair on us, as we'd paid for our holiday and, should be entitled to the same choice as when the hotel is busy. On our last night, we went for dinner at 18.45 (dinner is 18.30-21.00) - no sign of food anywhere. When we asked, we were told that it would be 7pm tonight, so we had a drink at the bar. 19.15, still no sign of food - and so it went on. Eventually, after a lot of discussion and stress, the food began to come out at 20.15. Ten minutes later, we realised the reason - a large group of people suddenly arrived at reception, with all their luggage - so the meal had been held off for them! Absolutely disgusting! I will never use this hotel again!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: None to recommend
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Response from Josette S, Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Dear G8279QPjaynes, We write with reference to your review with regards to your stay at the Hotel. First of all, we were unable to identify your accommodation details, given the lack of information provided. We have also noted that we have not received any correspondence addressing these issues. In regard to the above we are unable to investigate as we would like your concerns however would like to clarify a couple of issues as follows; - Our housekeeping personnel commences at 8am and change / gather in the staff room prior to their shift before is due to commence. The staff room is not near any guest rooms. - The pastry purchased for Seashore / The Creek generally differ from each other, however we can assure you that no pastry is offered / served dry / stale. - Our dinner is offered from 6.30pm until 9.30pm (at this moment in time). When our Hotel is lower in occupancy, as oppose to a buffet we offer a vast Set Menu with the same benefits of a buffet. We regret to learn that you did not find your experience with our Hotel an enjoyable one, however we urge guests who have any concerns to bring them forward to us when still in-house so that they can be easily remedied thus ensuring a pleasant stay. Regards, Josette
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US$52 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Kennedy Nova
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Kennedy Nova?
Nearby attractions include Souvenirs That Don't Suck (0.2 miles), Casey's Bar (0.2 miles), and Sliema Promenade (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Kennedy Nova?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Kennedy Nova?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Kennedy Nova?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Kennedy Nova?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Kennedy Nova?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sea Salt Gourmet Takeaway, Moo's Kebab Turkish Restaurant, and Prosciutteria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Kennedy Nova?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Kennedy Nova have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Kennedy Nova offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Kennedy Nova?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Kennedy Nova?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Polish, and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Kennedy Nova?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. John's Co-Cathedral (1.0 miles), Lascaris War Rooms (1.2 miles), and War HQ Tunnel (1.1 miles).