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Hotel Kennedy Nova

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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.
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Property amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Paid Internet
Paid Wifi
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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89Good for walkers
Grade: 89 out of 100
75Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
8Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
100Room tips
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What can I say: very friendly and helpful staff, excellent location, close to restaurant and buss stop, clean room, good breakfast. We travelled with a baby and we got a travel cot as we requested. Would recommend.
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Made the mistake of going here again in part due to Thomas Cook who insisted we could not cancel it.There is no heating low water pressure Food makes you sick. TV only BBC News all films in Russian or French. Never able find Mercury Travel Rep fir help.Waste of money but bet
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Response from HotelKennedyNova, Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova
Responded 16 Jan 2019
Dear Rodney 646, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing our property, although generally guests in residence tend to discuss any issues with our Front Office. All comments forwarded by our guests are taken very seriously in order to ensure that they are dealt with. We regret to learn that you are not satisfied with the food that we are currently offering, please do speak to our servers if you have any particular requirements. With regards to the temperatures in Malta, at the moment indeed the island is suffering lower temperatures than norm. Regarding the issue in relation to the bath, please note that we have a mix of baths and showers at the Hotel however we did not receive a ‘special request’ prior to advising us. As soon as a room came available this was organized. Regarding the issue with the lift, the Hotel has two guest lifts. Regrettably a guest forcefully opened the door, which resulted in a downtime of 45 minutes, until our maintenance personnel was called out of hours to remedy this. We trust that you were satisfied with our service in taking your luggage to your guest room to ensure that it does not cause any inconvenience to you at all. Needless to say, should there be anything else you wish to share, do please advise our Front Office. Thank you
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The hotel has every possibility of being great, their staff is kind, location awesome and the view amazing, and yet I would not go here again. I like hard beds, but this was like sleeping on the floor, but the worst part was the blanket, it was old and gross, only covered by a
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The Kennedy Nova once was a lovely ,well positioned hotel in Sliema , Malta. It is now in need of a major make over. This appears to be happening but it had not made it past the seaview rooms when we stayed last week. Our room at the back was very makeshift: the curtains
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First impressions of the hotel were good. The reception area was bright and airy and the receptionist was welcoming. The room was good size but was located at the rear. The view from the small balcony was of the other buildings as you would expect in a built up area. The room
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Hello, yes all rooms have a hair dyer. Iron is available on request. Should you need further information please let us know.
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I stayed here over Christmas and the New Year a few years ago and it was absolutely fantastic. On reception there was an extremely pleasant, polite and friendly English girl for whom nothing was too much trouble. The Head Waiter was either Spanish or Italian with a great sense of humour and politeness. I returned two years later and what a difference. The staff from my previous visit had left and had been replaced by dreadful staff, especially the young man on reception who was an Australian tourist working his way around Europe. I was put in a room at the rear of the hotel which was completely run down and looked like something from a hostel for the homeless. I complained at reception and the hotel manager was off duty. The Australian screamed a tirade of abuse at me in front of other guests. At breakfast time it was self service and if you were further back than half way in the queue there was very little food left and the staff would not provide any more. Many of the English guests were old men in cloth caps who during the daytime sat on the benches opposite the hotel and at night sat in the bar drinking pints of beer. There was no way of holding a conversation with them as they had little or no intelligence. The Head Waiter was local and may have been Ok as just a waiter but a Head Waiter he was not. The remainder of the staff were simply rude. I was only too pleased to leave and fly back home when I e-mailed a report to the local tourist Authority but other than an acknowledgement I heard nothing from anyone. I love Malta and may return in late August/early September but I shall give the Kennedy Nova a very wide berth.
Dear Michaeljhodgson, We write with reference to your review regarding your stay at Hotel Kennedy Nova a couple of years ago. We are bit bemused by the review as generally guests tend to post their opinions shortly after their stay. We have internally investigated your review and would like to bring to your attention that we never had an Australian individual working at the Hotel. We would also like to bring to your attention that the Hotel enjoys a minimal staff turn-over rate and henceforth many of the employees have been working at the Hotel for a number of years. With regards to the Breakfast we are bemused that you feel this way as we offer an array of food which is all prepared on the day, and replenished as the service goes along. Indeed our Breakfast Chefs commence their shift around 2 hours before the breakfast commences in order to start preparation of the food. We regret to learn that you were not satisfied during your stay however it is hard to determine when your last visit to the Hotel was, and we are pleased that over the years the Hotel has always strived to ameliorate its practices. Please do let us know if you have any queries you wish to discuss. Regards, Josette Spiteri
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Dear Guest, As from this year we have introduced High Speed WIFI in all our rooms, charges are applicable. Free WIFI is available in the reception area. Should you require further information kindly email us and we will be more than happy to assist you. Regards, Hotel Kennedy Nova
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Dear Mrs. Wood, Further to your query kindly note that we are currently upgrading our system. We look forward to host you once again at our Hotel. Regards, Josette Spiteri
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"Do not bother going we are here to end of January and wish we could go to another hotel"
"high floor at the front facing the harbour"
"Don't waste your hard earned cash on this dump"
"Save yourself heartache - Please don't book this Hotel."
"Rooms with a sea view would be quieter."
US$45 - US$156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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