We just got home from an 11 nights long stay at the Europa Hotel.
I was a bit sceptic about the hotel after reading all these comments, and I set my expectations really low upon arrival, but I was surprised to find out that it wasn't that
bad at all.
This is the cheapest hotel you can possibly find in Malta. It's prices are almost half as low as on any other budget hotel. We also had a "10'th night for free"-discount, and another 10% discount (after some googleing) on the booking website. We ended up paying a total of € 300 for 11 nights, and that being the slightly higher price for a room with sea view and balcony!
So we got a quite large room with one double bed and two single beds, a big closet and a desk with mirror, TV-set, a hairdryer and a ceiling fan. The bathroom was nice and clean.
The TV worked just fine, and with a huge amount of channels. The elevator worked just fine. The staircase was fine. The staff was friendly and helpful. The view from the balcony was great. The location was great, as you're just 10 minutes away from both Valletta and St Julians, you have the sea promenade right outside, you're also just minutes away from alot of resturaunts, bars, supermarkets, ATMs, bus- and ferry services, shops etc.
The room was clean, the furniture was quite modern but the double bed could've been a bit better, as it was making a whole lot of noise as soon as you moved yourself in it.
The bed was made and the towels changed every day. The breakfast was decent... Four different kinds of bread, ham, cheese, a toaster, milk, cornflakes, eggs, salt & sugar, icewater, hot water, tea bags, coffee (quite bitter), butter, marmelade, nutella and a quite awful orange(?)juice.
The mohito bar was quite nice and with decent prices, it seemed to be a very popular place to visit at monday evenings, for some reason.
There was some noise from the road outside, especially since the locals had a habit of honking their horns as they passed by. The other guests in the hotel was rather quiet during our visit, but otherwise there would probably also have been alot of noise comming from the staircase. However, we had no trouble falling asleep.
I don't realy know anything about the other rooms of the hotel. But I would recommend anyone staying here to book a sea view room if possible.
It's not a luxurious hotel by any means, but it's not a "cell block 'H'" or "lifetime disaster" at all! It's definitely priceworthy and affordable, and with over 60 rooms and all the guests they have, they would get an awful amount of complaints each and every day if it was as bad as mentioned in the other reviews here. I didn't see or hear anyone complaining during our stay.
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- Also Known As:
- Europa Hotel Sliema
- Europa Hotel Malta/Sliema