Just came back from spending a week here and for the price paid £212 via Travel Republic was fantastic value for money. For just over £30 a night we had a spacious room 2 single beds pushed together to make a double, balcony with fantastic sea view and bathroom with a bath which I had requested. There was a slight problem with bath, the pop up plug would not pop down but we solved this by packing the gap with toilet paper and the water stayed in long enough to bath - problem solved! Flat screen tv in room but only 2 channels, a music one and BBC world news which was great for catching up with what is going on. It is brilliantly located, across the road is a small sandy beach the only one near by. It is about half an hour scenic walk via a costal road into the centre of Sliema for the ferry to Valetta and the hop on hop off bus terminal. The hotel is right on the border of St. Julians and a 20 minute walk takes you into the centre of this resort, which has a Scottish bar and 2 Irish bars. Around the hotel there is only one very small pub (just at the side of the hotel) and they sold cans of lager for 1.20 euros which was cheap. Apart from that Malta is more geared up for restaurants than bars. Small supermarket just up the road back of hotel which again you can buy crisps, nuts etc and cans for 1.10 euros. The hotel does not have a bar but we used to buy a couple of cans and sit on the roof pool area in the evening and watch the sun set - lovely. The pool area is small and has only a few chairs basic but pleasant enough. Staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast offers hot bacon, sausages, scrambled egg and beans. I ate fresh bread rolls with cheese and a bowl of tinned fruit cocktail. They also had cereals and when you are only paying such a small amount of money for the room we thought the breakfast was great. Our room safe was fixed in place and you paid a £10 refundable deposit for key. A few tips for holiday, you need 'jelly shoes' to walk into the sea as it is very stoney. Arriva buses excellent value 2.60 euros for a day pass and there is a stop across the road from the hotel, a week pass is about 12 euros. Malta passes bought in the uk before we left were fantastic value for us but we did loads of sight-seeing - you cannot buy these in the resort, they have a shop somewhere in Valetta which we did not look for. If you want to visit the Hypogeum fantastic stone age catacombs you have to buy tickets 4-5 weeks in advance and they cost 20 euros each but it was worth it. I did not find food too cheap an omlette and chips is about 7-8 euros the same for a pizza, chicken etc more money, we spent loads on having meals out but I suppose that is what a holiday is about. No places to buy rolls or a slice of pizza, so if you are bed and breakfast you will spend quite a bit of money on food. I absolutely recommend this hotel for value for money, we cruise alot and my husband missed the luxury of having nice surroundings but you only use your room for sleeping and changing so it suits its purpose. One last thing my friends went all inclusive in another resort, they have not got the hang of this yet, hardly any choice of food, chips once, only one main course etc. not much choice of drink - so overall I was glad I went bed and breakfast. Have a great holiday we did,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Carlton Hotel in Sliema Malta is a newly refurbished modern value boutique hotel, situated on the popular Tower Road seafront promenade of Sliema. The hotel houses 47 luxury modern, yet elegant, rooms with private bathroom or shower, each finished to high standard. All rooms are furnished in a stylish wenge wood finish, and features include either one double bed or two twin beds, 24" LED TV with satellite, individually controlled air-conditioning, supreme quality orthopaedic mattresses, black out curtains, free WIFI, and an in-room safe. The seafront balcony room have a balcony overlooking majestic open sea views. To compliment this hotel is a lovely swimming pool and sunbathing deck on the top level as well as breakfast room situated on the 7th floor both of which with beautiful sea view. Breakfast is of un upgraded continental buffet type and includes a selection of breads, cereals, hams, cheeses, tea, coffee etc. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carlton Hotel Malta/Sliema