The Windsor Hotel is situated just behind the seafront in a quiet part of Sliema. This means your not bathed in sunshine all day, but there is a roof terrace for sun worshippers. There are a couple of cafes and bars nearby, but it is 100 yards from bus stops that serve almost any island destination, so as a base its a good location.
As a single traveller (no extra supplement) I was in a back room with no balcony, but the room was cleaned daily, even after midday if you sleep in. Furniture was basic - easy chair would have been good, but included fridge and of course telephone. and television with BBC News Channel. The lifts (two)did have some problems - not good if you're on the 6th floor, but they got fixed and were OK after that. Note: easy to overload them with big people (myself) and most failures were for that reason as the "overload relay" cuts in and takes time to reset.
The staff were lovely without exception. They would do anything you asked within reason; extra lamp, kettle etc. The bar staff even helped liven the party up by dancing or singing. Its a really happy place, I might be a bit biased here as I had the pleasure of some of the dancing. Shortly after we arrived my colleague fell seriously ill and the hotel, from manager down were so supportive. They made calls to hospital etc for me at no charge. Found out visiting hours and so on.
The restaurant was fine, from the first two floors you can only access it from outside; on higher floors there is a direct lift into the restaurant itself. I thought the food was very good and excellent for the money. Choice between soup, pasta and salads plus three main dishes including swordfish steaks, steaks with olives etc. Veg was boring (frozen peas and carrot, sprouts etc) but you could always add side salads from the buffet. I heard a lot of complaints about the food and I wondered what palaces of gastronomy these people normally lived in! I suspect it was more a case of "pearls before the Gadarene swine" ie not fish and chips and burgers. That was my experience anyway.
All in all I spent nearly seven weeks there for a very modest cost and have no complaints at all. I am considering staying longer next winter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to The Windsor Hotel, a four-star hotel situated in the prime tourist location of Sliema, considered to be one of Malta's most fashionable seaside towns and the heart of all shopping, swimming and nightlife. The hotel with its central position is ideal for both business and leisure stays. The Windsor Hotel offers various options and guests can opt to stay from Room Only to Half Board. The Hotel itself boasts 92 air-conditioned rooms, all with en-suite bath or shower, mini bar, satellite television and telephone.The Windsor Hotel has recently renovated one floor which now boasts, 19 superior rooms equipped with free WI-FI, Tea/Coffee making Facilities. Just 50 metres from Sliema's seafront promenade and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, The Windsor Hotel offers indoor and outdoor pools, a restaurant, lounge bar, as well as a multi-purpose room.The Windsor's outdoor pool features a large sun terrace. Indoors, you will find a heated indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and a fitness room. Our experienced Management team and staff provide a friendly service to ensure you have a relaxing stay at the Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Windsor Hotel Malta/Sliema