My wife and I spent two weeks at the Carlton in July and could not speak highly enough of our stay.
Malta presents an abundance of places to visit and short of staying in Valetta at a much more expensive hotel the Carlton provides a great base for all your activities. The bus stop is right outside the hotel, the bus service is excellent and the price unbelievable.
Our room was very simple with everything we needed on hand apart from a kettle, but we had known this beforehand and took a travel kettle with us. The room was kept beautifully clean and towels and bedding were changed regularly. The cleaning staff were friendly and anxious to please. The air-conditioning was excellent and meant that we got some wonderful sleeps. The view from our sea-facing window was lovely and the balcony though small was quite adequate. The TV was functional but of limited value with only a small number of channels. We were however easily able to connect a little HDMI lead from our tablet to watch some late-night films! The internet was excellent and meant we could stream a little bit of the World Cup without problem!
We had read before our trip that noise could be an issue. We did hear some traffic noise but didn't find this a problem at night. The only difficulty we did have with noise came from other guests one night early on in our stay, but they thankfully moved on!
The lift is small but quite big enough for the four people it is intended to carry. It presented no problem to us when moving our luggage and was usually available for the upward trip to the fourth floor. We note other folk raising concerns about the stairs but we simply don't see any problem.
We had opted to take the buffet breakfast during the whole of our stay and were not disappointed. There was an abundance of choice. The food was well presented and great care was taken to replenish the different items as needed.We found the breakfast excellent value for money and it left us needing little for lunch. The staff in the breakfast room were so attentive and friendly and did their utmost to see that we were pleased.
On the roof of the hotel there is a small terrace with an even smaller pool. We did use this a couple of times but this was not a strong selling-point and on one occasion we wondered if some of the people present were actually guests at all.
Opposite the Hotel is a beach area which actually has some sand - Malta is not of course known for its sandy-beaches! The little bay the hotel sits in is lovely and there is plenty of room to sunbathe and swim. There is also abundant cover to sit and watch the world go by. Add to this there are several very nice restaurants within a few hundred metres and a ten-minute walk into St Julians provides a great variety more. We found the location of the hotel to be excellent as has been described by others.
Mention has been made of the helpfulness of the reception staff and we would like to underline this. All without exception were helpful but special mention should perhaps be made of Carl who was so polite and so anxious to please.
We would stay again at the Carlton without any hesitation.
- 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