Based on the positive reviews here, we chose to stay at the Astra for one night ( we had to check out of our resort but couldn't get a flight out til the next morning). We needed two rooms and they were very inexpensive. Let me say, you get what you pay for.
We arrived early and the hotel graciously allowed us to stow our bags there. Everyone at check in was very helpful and very friendly.
Our rooms were VERY basic, We had two rooms facing the ocean. The rooms had two twin beds on iron frames with an average mattress (no box springs or other support) and sheets and a bedspread. We received one bathtowel per person, no handtowel or washcloth. There were lamps by the beds, I didn't try ours but my daughter's did not have a light bulb. The overhead fan in our room didn't work. There was no safe in the room.
The biggest problem is that there is NO soundproofing at all. We were on the 4th floor and there was a band ( or some other source of loud music) in the bar below until 230 am. We could hear the music all night. We could also hear a good bit of street noise, too. My kids were in the room next to us and we could hear their conversation like we were in the same room. We heard others guests in the hotel return to their room at 230 and could hear their conversations, water running, etc.
The staff was friendlly and the hotel was relatively clean (except for the mold on the shower door). Based on that, I feel bad not giving a better review. But frankly, I'm surprised at the glowing reviews. I can't get past the noise and the very basic mattress. All in all it was not a good night's sleep. I can't imagine staying more than one night here, I would be exhausted.
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- Also Known As:
- Astra Hotel Malta/Sliema