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Sliema Chalet Hotel
Ranked #18 of 28 Hotels in Sliema
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This is probably one of the worst hotels I ever stayed in:

1) The room we had was smelly and unclean (dust in the corners, bits of shaved hair around the bathroom sink, windows very dirty, shower curtain stained, terrible yellow stains on the wall and the floor around the toilet, etc etc)
2) The furniture was old and shabby.
3) Water pressure in the shower was very poor and the water was lukewarm.
4) Wifi didn't work in the room
5) Service at the reception was poor and indifferent
6) Food at breakfast was limited and of poor quality

This hotel is marketed as a 3 star, but it was by no means what one would expect a 3 star hotel to be. I know this hotel is supposed to be basic - but basic shouldn't mean unclean, lacking in proper hot water shower, and non-working wifi. Very disappointed.

Room Tip: If you mind noise and cigarette smoke, avoid room 777. Although it's on the top floor and on the...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

Chalet Hotel is a fairly simple, but comfortable establishment, well situated on the seafront at Sliema. Our rooms were clean and comfortable, although very basic. The tv sets were very antiquated however, with only a very limited range of satellite channels available, and a zapper only available on a deposit. The staff were all very friendly and efficient. Breakfast was included in our package, and was a fairly good self-service buffet, with a reasonable range of items available. Overall, it was excellent value for money, as part of what was a very cheap package deal!
Although Sliema is not the most exciting place in Malta, with a plethora of large modern hotel blocks and apartments, but it is very conveniently placed base for the short ferry trip across to Valetta, with plenty of local shops and restaurants, including seafront cafés and a large supermarket situated a few hundred metres aways. If you have a rental car, (essential to explore the island properly), there is fairly good, and unrestricted, car parking available on the nearby streets.

Room Tip: We stayed in rear facing rooms, which only look out over the courtyard, with slam windows and no vie...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

My better half and myself visited in mid-January. Perfect sightseeing.

Location: We had a flight that arrived late on a Saturday night, so the bus was talking all the party people to St. Julian's which is just further on, nevertheless the hotel was easy to find since it's right in front of the Chalet stop in Sliema, and even has a neon sign. That's the only time the bus was crowded, other days we were always able to find a seat. That said, it is well connected even with direct buses, not only via Valletta (30 min.). Also one Sightseeing line stops in front.

Quality of stay: Service was always pleasant and helpful, at ANY time (4 AM, for example, I couldn't sleep and went to ask about Internet connection). Breakfast, as probably everyone commented, was the same every morning, yet there was enough variation not to eat the same thing twice during our 1-week stay. Housekeeping kept bringing soap, and fresh towels, every day, even when we put do not disturb sign, the towels were left in front of the door.

Costs: Since this was WAY off season, the prices were low: 22 Euros per room per night, being the most expensive option (breakfast and sea view). That's with discount on 7 nights and over. But everything else is to be paid extra: Internet, yes. Safe deposit box, yes. TV, yes. AC is luckily included, we actually used it for heating.

Simplicity: Two elevators or the stairs. Large balcony, walled off from other rooms'. One useful thing, one electric socket is UK type and the other one regular European, also the "electric razor only" could charge the phones, the only risk involved was water splashing in the bathroom :). Supermarket, from cash register to the room in 4 minutes flat (actually downhill).

Thumbs up for budget stay and still decent quality. Not WoW but it did not disappoint. It has my vote.

Room Tip: Do pay extra for the sea view, it's what gives this place "edge" over others.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

My husband and I stayed here nine nights on recommendation of a friend who had also stayed here. My suggestion would be to upgrade to ocean view room as this is right opposite the water and has a stunning view. Rooms and hotel are clearly dated, but I found the room to be clean. This hotel is close to restaurants, the promenade across the road and bus stops right outside. An ideal location for a first visit to Malta.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Manns16
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Malta was brilliant and Sliema Chalet was a highlight. Everything works, the staff are helpful if not effusive. There was a misunderstanding because hostelbookers and mistakenly listed the room as "breakfast included". That being said, upon checking the manager was happy to oblige, stating "we want you to be happy". Free WiFi is available only on level 7 common room; for wifi in the rooms you have to pay. The balconies offer awesome sea views and are wide and spacious.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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1  Thank tongrhj
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Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

A budget hotel so I tailored my expectations accordingly. Similar price to 2 previous Sliema hotels I had stayed at over the previous 2 years.

Reception staff ranged from 'neutral' to unfriendly (i e. too much trouble to look up from the newspaper).

Cleanliness. I don't think this should ever be compromised. The reception & other public spaces looked clean & tidy. My room was serviced satisfactorily. The bathroom was acceptable but mould was very much in evidence on bath & sink seals & around fittings & the toilet was stained. Could have been better.

Air con. Worked properly & not excessively noisy though it sometimes made a 'whooshing' noise even when switched off which wasn't good at night. Windows were all OK.

Decor & fittings. Functional, minimally aesthetic but fine for the price. Bed was OK...I had 2 single beds for sole occupancy. Adequate pillows, sheets etc. Lighting good...bedside and wall lights and plenty of light in the bathroom.

The boast of 'satellite TV' may have been technically true but don't be fooled into thinking this means wide choice & good picture quality. It was analogue with snowy reception. Only 1 English-speaking channel...BBC World News and a very old 14 inch CRT TV for which they normally charge for the remote control...how incredibly petty! The receptionist decided not to charge me and seemed to think I should be grateful!

Overall, not disastrous but there's better for your money than this dated and slightly neglected hotel.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

This is a great budget hotel, with easy bus connection to the airport, Valetta and Cirkwwe (for Gozo). The bus stop is across the street and the bus service is comfortable, cheap and frequent. The X2 bus from and to the airport takes about an hour each way because of its meandering route, which may be tiresome. The hotel has 7 floors, with a nice rooftop terrace and a (paid) internet station. The room in which I stayed (with attached bathroom) was simple and clean and came with a fan. The hot water was good, but at the 7th floor water pressure was low, and the shower was somewhat of a trickle. The included breakfast was very adequate, and included hot items (omelette, sausages, beans) in addition to a selection of cold cuts, jams, yogurt, cold cereals and apples. Coffee was served to order. There is a great supermarket and several restaurants nearby and it is possible to have a meal, a snack or ice-cream in one of the open air coffee shops on the sea promenade across the street. Highly recommended for cost conscious travelers.

Room Tip: Perhaps room on lower floors will have better water pressure in the shower.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 117 Tower Rd, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 16, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Sliema
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #18 of 28 Hotels in Sliema
Price Range: £19 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sliema Chalet Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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