We have just returned from a week at the Imperial, our first stay at this hotel although been to Malta several times before. The Imperial is a great building, charming and redolent of a bygone era when things were done properly - that is to say, the lobby, reception, stairs to first floor all remind you of the hotels that you would see in films made at the height of the British Empire - and this is a compliment. Check in was efficient, our room on the first floor overlooked the pool; it was very quiet and on only one occasion did we hear any sound from other rooms. The room was clean, reasonably well appointed (the bathroom appeared to have been recently modernised), and there was more storage space than anyone travelling by air could possibly fill given baggage allowances. As others have said, the tv had limited value but then we don't go on holiday to watch tv so it was of no consequence to us. The hospitality tray was topped up each day, and tea was exactly the same as we would have in the UK - we didn't try coffee - but do agree with other reviews that the creamer left something to be desired. Pool was excellent, being both seculded and quiet, ideal for cooling off on the hot days. Breakfast was fine and the lunchtime sandwiches excellent value. Sadly, dinner let this hotel down, or at least it did on our first five evenings. Starters always good but main course failed to meet an adequate standard until the last two nights when it was very good indeed - maybe the chef was on holiday at the start of our stay. Staff were all courteous and helpful, even the chambermaid volunteered information about things to do. Would we return? Yes we would but probably on bed and breakfast - shame because the restaurant, like the rest of the hotel, had a charm that you would not find in most hotels.
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- Also Known As:
- Imperial Hotel Sliema
- Imperial Hotel Malta/Sliema