Not sure what is going on at this hotel, we arrived about midday to be told due to maintenance work they did not have a room for us for our first night, they wanted to taxi us to one of the more holiday areas. We had a harbour cruise arranged from Sliema that afternoon and plans to go to Valletta the next morning. We made it clear we were not happy with this, we had picked a hotel in Sliema to fit in with our plans. Some minutes later they came back and said they could transfer us to a hotel just around the corner for one night, and would upgrade us for the week from b&b to half board. Later on in the week speaking to other guests, we came accross another 3 couples who had experienced just the same problem! The Hotel they moved us to, The Windsor was not great. Although the room was clean, it was very small at the back of the hotel and the main problem was the air conditioning did not work!. The staff were actually very friendly and did bring a fan to our room. Once we got to the Diplomat the next day, everything was much better. We had a side sea view room on floor 5 (512). It was spacious and the air conditioning although a little loud, did work very well. The breakfasts were ok, plenty of yogurt and fruit, both fresh and tinned. The cooked breakfasts although very good, eggs, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, they never were hot enough. Which is strange as the dinners we tried there were always piping hot and the plates at night were heated. As at breakfast the plates were cold and they did not keep the hot food covered, by the time you had taken your food and got back to your seat, if you were lucky it was still luke warm. I was surprized how good the food was for dinner, lovely fish options every night. This hotel was great for what we wanted, being able to get to Valletta with ease, it did seem to be more suited to older guests, there was a separate Saga lounge. All the staff we came accross were very friendly and helpfull. The pool on the roof was ok, it could do with a good scrubb around the sides, internet connection was poor on floor 5, but good in reception, overall we were happy with this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Diplomat Hotel is situated on Tower Road prestigious seaside promenade in the heart of Sliema, well known for its extensive range of activities. The main bus route to Valletta, the capital city, Paceville/St.Julian's etc runs outside the hotel.In front of The Diplomat Hotel, just below the promenade, a pleasant rocky beach is ideal for sun bathing, swimming and practising water sports. A sandy beach is within walking distance.Theme bars and restaurants, shopping malls, designers boutiques and the Dragonara Casino are available nearby. The rooms have FREE Wi-Fi, satellite TV, air conditioning and a tea/coffee making facilities. Rooms full or lateral sea views. Room Service is available from 0630 till 0130The Hotel has recently undertaken refurbishment of the majority of the hotel rooms and bathrooms, lifts and reception/lobby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Diplomat Hotel Malta Sliema