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“Cheap but high quality” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Plevna Hotel
Ranked #16 of 29 Hotels in Sliema
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cheap but high quality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

For the price I got, this hotel far exceeded my expectations. Great location, friendly staff and good connections. Whenever reported of minor faults, they were tended quickly. Highly recommend this hotel.


  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Highlands, Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

Got back 3 days ago from a week at the Plevna. I chose this hotel after reading hundreds of reviews for Hotels in different parts of Malta, seeing as we were in malta the same time last year and had a dreadful experience at a different Hotel.
I have to say.... We loved it here. Sure the outside could do with a lick of paint, but that just adds to the charm, and Malta still has that old look of the war torn 40's in many respects, that's why we love it there, unspoilt.
We had room 406, which is larger than most, and was kept immaculate by housekeeping. The staff really are friendly, and this comes out in most of the reviews you read. The Manager is always around, especially at meal times, it's important to him and his team that you are happy, this definitely shows in their attitude towards things.
Being an ex chef, I love food, and the food gets a big thumbs up from me, it was delicious. Even though the names of dishes may sound familiar, they come out completely different, definitely a Maltese version of it, and I loved that.
The Hotel is in a side street, but literally 2 minutes walk to the busy sea front and it's masses of shops and restaurants, it really is in a great location.
Be warned though, that in low season the restaurant closes at 8pm, and 8.30pm in peak season, this may seem very early to us, but works fine in reality unless you are half, full board or all inclusive and arrive after 8pm like we did. I think in this instance guests should at least be offered a sandwich, we have paid for it, afterall. But I still give this Hotel full marks, simply because they try so hard to make your stay a pleasant one, and that is what is great about the Plevna.
Book it, you won't be dissapointed.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

The hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean and comfortable with air conditioning/heating. I had a balcony overlooking the street but had a view of the sea from the side of the balcony.The food on the menu is tasty and varied. I have problems eating due to having had mouth cancer but the chef prepared my food for me and nothing was too much trouble for him. The hotel's location is very close to the waterfront and a bus stop for buses to the capital and other places. There is however a short uphill walk from the waterfront to the hotel. Also, it's not too far to walk to the Sliema Ferry and Malta's largest shopping center, ''The Point.''
On the whole, a nice family hotel and great value for money.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

Worst hotel ever ! The rooms are small and dark, the food is absolutely disgusting (don't take all inclusive packet!!), the staff is not great at all. The restaurant is also very dark and the music reminds the music of a funeral. The water in the pool is the water from the sea, the sun beds are very very old.
Not suitable at all for young people, no atmosphere at all.
But above all, we found a cockroach in our room! We immediately called the reception to ask for changing the room, the receptionist was laughing and we were told that they couldn't do anything.
I was shocked. I am working in a hotel for more than one year and I know customer service very well and it's not an appropriate way to welcome guest.
Lifts weren't working 80% of time. Very nice when you have a room on the 4th floor.
The only good thing is the hall design.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Maryse A, Director of Sales at Plevna Hotel, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Thank you for your comments. We are glad to hear that you liked our lobby area. We are sorry that the rest of your stay did not meet your expectations. As can be seen from other reviews the friendliness of our staff is usually highly appreciated by our guests. We have several room types ( some with balcony) and sizes depending on price, whilst we take pride in our menus and food preparation and are sorry to hear that it was not too your liking. Our pool is always freshly filled with seawater as are all pools by the sea as required by law. Our hotel undergoes regular maintenance by a pest control company but, as in all hot countries, insects can fly in through open windows. We would like to invite you to write to us directly on admin@roosendaal.com.mt to give us further details about your stay.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

We spent lovely week in this brilliant hotel. It’s great value for money and we will always recommend that hotel to our friends. The rooms are very nice and cozy, with completely new TVs and satellite system, so we even had one Polish channel. The location is perfect, close to the center, bus stations, ferry to Valletta etc. The staff is very helpful and friendly, you will feel like at home at Hotel Plevna Breakfast is included and it’s better than in number of 4 stars hotels we have been to before. They have lots of choices of food, both the continental and the cooked breakfast, lots choices of bread (recommend the Maltese bread!), yogurts, fresh cake, croissants, fruits etc. etc.. The reception is open 24h, you can easily get all the information about the hotel, the trips, everything you need. I’m sure that if we go again to Malta, we will stay in this hotel! Best regards for the amazing staff! :)

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Celina1302
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

The photos of this hotel looked really pretty. Actually, after booking a room I viewed the lobby which was modern with a lovely Christmas tree on view. The location was also close to the sea front and quite convenient for our needs.

What I was shocked about was the way keys were issued. The staff were at best managing guests like room mates in a prison to keep the hotel secure or at worst cold, rude and unfriendly. Every time you stepped out you had to surrender your room key and on returning you would be subjected to scrutiny to who you were and what you and any friends were doing (even though we were dressed smartly and looked to an old Granny on the street like respectable nice people). Maybe families would not be bothered by this manner but if you are a single person considering the possibility of bringing a date to your room or wanting to bring your friend back over whilst you get changed - think again as all eyes will be watching YOU!

The hotel says it is for the SECURITY. I say it is out-dated and primitive and not a system I have witnessed when travelling around the EU. Let us put this in to context this is SAFE, friendly Malta and not a country under attack from terrorism! Also to feel your every move is watched and staff have it acknowledged the next day that staff knew you had brought a pizza back to your room is kind of creepy!

What the hotel needs is an upgrade to the room doors and maybe the introduction of a pass key system. It also needs to learn to respect it's guests privacy unless they cause them some concern.

Also talking of upgrades the rooms are borderline in need of a little love and care. YES, they are showing signs of wear which I could easily have overlooked IF I had received a more welcoming service from the front desk each time my friend and I returned to the hotel.

In short it is a budget "NO FRILLS" hotel at a reasonable price but the service or "security" makes it very unwelcoming!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Steve M
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Maryse A, Director of Sales at Plevna Hotel, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you liked the location of the hotel as well as our lobby area. We were very surprised to hear that you found our staff unfriendly. They were only doing their job by ensuring that no unregistered guests were allowed in rooms. For security and safety reasons ( as in the case of a fire) a hotel needs to know the names and number of persons in each room in order to ensure a proper evacuation of the premises. We also ask guests for their name or hotel key card before handing out rooms keys in order to ensure that the right key is given to the right guest. (Some guests mix up their room numbers and so ask for the wrong key) We are sorry if you and your friend found this to be an invasion of your privacy. We find that most of our guests appreciate the extra security.
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

the best hotel we have stayed in for a long time .. very, clean friendly . . on top of all the shops and busses .staff couldn't have been nicer or friendlier .nothing was to much trouble for them ..would defiantly be our first choice .when returning .to Malta ..with out a doubt ...on the down side the bar was a bit on the slow side . but the bar staff still done a good job ...

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Plevna Hotel
Address: Hughes Hallet Street, Sliema, Island of Malta 3143, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Sliema
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 29 Hotels in Sliema
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Plevna Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A friendly 3 star hotel situated in a residential area only 200m away from the sea and town centre where you will find shops, bus stop, restaurants and cafes. Hotel facilities include 24 hr reception, restaurant, the LeRoy Cafe and Bar, lounges, a conference room, 3 lifts, roof terrace and a beach club with swimming pool on the seafront (200m away from hotel and open from May to mid-Oct only). ... more   less 
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