We've just come back from a 3 night stay at the Palace. We booked a deal through expedia which was less than £500 including flights from London, so we didn't expect 5*, you get what you pay for. It's smart and clean but looking a bit tired around the edges, the gym and indoor pool are looking a bit shabby.
We had booked a double/twin and were shown to a twin with a balcony on the 2nd floor, it was spacious, seemed ok but we decided to ask for a double, they told us they had no doubles until the next day, but for 25 euros a night they could offer a junior suite on the 6th floor, we had a look and decided it was worth the extra as there was a huge terrace (south facing with great views (room 651)), sun loungers and a king sized bed (although the room was of similar size to the twin we had been shown). You can hear the church bells though, but we didn't mind this. We did think afterwards, that perhaps they did have some doubles available (the hotel didn't seem very full) and they just try to get extra money through upgrades! So specify a double when booking if this is what you prefer.
The aircon in the room would have been too noisy, luckily you don't need it in February!
We also paid extra (12 euros each) for breakfast (a special deal, apparently!), it its worth the extra for breakfast if you have a big appetite but maybe not worth it if you only want something small. There is also a 5 euro per hour wifi charge which is mad!
The pool terrace on the 9th floor looks lovely, and the views from the restaurant and great too. The cocktails we had in the bar on the 9th floor were awful, but maybe we just got the wrong barman.
Taxi tip: don't order a taxi from hotel reception, we paid 8 euros for the privilege!
We had a pleasant stay, there is nothing to dislike about this place but we would probably try somewhere else next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Palace is a distinctive, urban five star deluxe boutique hotel - Inspired by the pulse and passion of a city center hotel. The inside decor is smartened by the contemporary art & sculpture collections. The hotel is intimate and comfortable, yet luxurious and cosmopolitan, whilst offering a unique experience of genuine hospitality. The Palace is European elegance in the heart of urban Sliema. The Palace and Palazzo Capua, with 149 rooms, are both supplemented by eight unique individually designed and decorated suites. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Palace Hotel Sliema
- Palace Hotel Sliema
- The Palace Malta/Sliema