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Hotel Kennedy Nova
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Il Gzira
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Just returned for 5 week stay in hotel. Staff excellent ( must be different reception staff on when i stayed as they all were lovely !) with cleanliness of a really high standard and food improved from last visit. As I was leaving working had started on much needed refurbishments. The Kennedy Nova has a great location and while not a 4 star hotel I got good value for money. I spoke to lots of other visitors to Malta staying at other hotels. Most found good and bad points in them too. I paid a fair price and got what I payed for.Some people are never satisfied , I sometimes wonder if complaining is what they go on holiday for.I found if I had a query or needed something fixing it was done by the time I returned. Anyway I had a lovely time and am returning in March and look forward to seeing how the renovations went.

Room Tip: Seaview rooms great but small
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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3  Thank Aileen H
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HotelKennedyNova, Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2014

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for such a positive review.
Glad to read your praising to our staff who work very hard to give our guests the best possible experience once in Malta.

We look forward to host you once again in March 2014.

Regards,

Josette Spiteri
Guest Relations Team

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Reviewed 7 December 2013

I will write a longer review within the next few days which will include "interesting" photo's on how they patch the curtains with masking tape, broken balcony glass and light covers. But for now my main observation and suggestion to potential visitors.....not a 4 star hotel...not even close. If you don't mind that you can not open your wardrobe because of the beds...just no space, rooms ample 3.5m by 3.5 m, two single beds together making a "double", staff (not sure who they mean in previous reviews" are not friendly with a few exceptions at the restaurant, reception staff no interest what so ever, looking bored and annoyed when approached. Very interesting where the ladies "in black" who appeared every morning passing the restaurant, ignoring all clientele, ordering coffee, and then moved to the smoking area.....apparently they are office staff..and obviously very important, to me they just appeared arrogant. Anyway, there are lots of hotels nearby, same price or similar and much much better. Location was the only good thing....photo's to come. What a joke.

Room Tip: Don't upgrade to a room with a view, you will get a smaller room (with a view)
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank gill f
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HotelKennedyNova, Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2013

Dear Guest,

Our records indicate that you have upgraded to the room of your choice and furthermore our records do not show any complaint filed by you during your stay. Please contact us at hello@kennedynova.com so as to understand better your feedback.

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Josette Spiteri
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We stayed half board at the Kennedy Nova in November 2013 and enjoyed it. The buffet food was great with about five hot choices every night; good choice of lovely sweets and cheese with bread sticks to follow. The staff were very friendly. We were lucky enough to have a larger corner room (judging by the hotel floor plan) with a balcony overlooking a central courtyard. Some of the inner rooms open onto a central shaft for light and air and are not so desirable. Sea view rooms were available for an extra nightly charge. The location is very central with Sliema's bars, restaurants and shops less than 10 minutes walk away. The hotel is right on the harbour front with fantastic views of Valletta across the harbour. It takes about an hour to walk to Valletta and we did this twice, or you can take a ferry or the bus (15 mins).

There is free wi-fi in the lobby and multi-channel TV in the rooms (although we found only 3 or 4 English language channels including CNN and MGM).

We were surprised to find M&S, BHS and Debenhams stores in Sliema - not what you go to Malta for but good to know about. The Point shopping mall (Malta's largest mall) is about 15 minutes walk away.

We would go back to Hotel Kennedy Nova and Sliema. Good value for what we paid too.

Room Tip: Buy a 7 day bus pass for 12 Euro - it gives unlimited travel all over the main island (but not Gozo...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank paulhird
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HotelKennedyNova, Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2013

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your feedback with regards to your recent stay with us.

Prior to place your next booking kindly contact us on sales@kennedynova.com

We look forward to welcome you once again at our Hotel.

Regards,

Josette Spiteri
Guest Relations Team

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Reviewed 2 December 2013

This hotel is in an excellent location in Sliema, just a short bus ride away from Valletta.The hotel is kept very clean by hard working chambermaids,and also I found the reception staff to be pleasant and helpful.I shall definitely be returning,- my only gripe was the tv- no BBC1 BBC2 or ITV.I stayed in another 4star in Malta last year where all channels were available.At the moment the Kennedy is behind the sat tv times compared to other hotels.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank cookingnanaK
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HotelKennedyNova, Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2013

Dear Guest,

We thank you for your positive feedback with regards to your recent stay with us.

Before placing your next booking with us kindly contact us on sales@kennedynova.com

We look forward to welcome you again at our Hotel.

Regards,

Josette Spiteri
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

this hotel is bang right in the heart of Malta in my opinion its views of Valletta and closeness to everything you would ever want is excellent
hotel rooms are nice but do try and get a sea view very much worth it
the hotel could do with a touch up in some areas but clean and tidy
the rooftop bar is a must just to sit and watch the world go by
well worth going to this hotel you wont regret it

Room Tip: sea view sea view sea view
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank jmcvey533
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HotelKennedyNova, Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2013

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for such a positive feedback with regards to the recent stay with us.

We do hope to welcome you once again in the future.

Josette Spiteri
Guest Relations

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Reviewed 27 October 2013

I stayed in the Kennedy Nova for three nights recently. It is one of the cheaper hotels in this area and this shows in both the standard of finish in the rooms and in the service, which is minimal.
Although I stayed on the second floor the hot water took an age to reach the shower in the morning and the pressure was not great.
The lift is tiny and will only carry two people with their luggage and appears to be quite old.
The hotel appears to operate a policy of requiting payment in advance. I was travelling with friends, two of whom were sharing a twin room. When we arrived back to the hotel at 1.00 am one of my friends was refused his key because only half the fee for the room was paid (the person sharing the room had paid for their half). The key was not handed over until the balance was paid.
worryingly, one of our group heard a cockroach running around the floor of his room at night.
On the plus side there is a nice rooftop bar which has a good view over the harbour.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Stayed in Kennedy Nova for a month in the summer. I found the staff friendly and courteous, the location is ideal- close to everything- and the view from the roof top bar wonderful. My room was very small but it was clean and generally quiet and most important of all I had a window opening to a side street. The food on offer for breakfast was fine. While I agree with some reviewers that it does not merit a four star status, I will be going back there.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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3  Thank catati
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HotelKennedyNova, Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your feedback. We’re glad to read that you found our staff friendly and the location ideal.

Prior placing your next booking may we suggest to get in touch with us direct.

We look forward to welcome you once again at our Hotel.

Regards,

Josette Spiteri
Guest Relations Team

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Additional Information about Hotel Kennedy Nova

Address: 116, The Strand, Il Gzira, Island of Malta GZR 1027, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Il Gzira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Il Gzira
Price Range: £28 - £109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Kennedy Nova 4*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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Kennedy Nova Il Gzira
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