I had a very pleasant stay here - but as my title suggest - the hotel is not a 5* - as stated on Expedia.
My room was a standard one - a good size and very clean. Very nice bathroom. Several criticisms to make - one being that the kettle provided had no socket in the cupboard location to plug it into - niggly - but I don't think that rummaging around to see what lights you can unplug to use a kettle is a good thing - nor is having eventually to plug it in on a floor socket.
I think the hotel may have lived up to it's status 25 years ago - but not now. Why is the central bar in the lobby closed in the evenings? Why was the dying (when we arrived) large floral display in the entrance left to degenerate for a further week?
To sum up - if you book this hotel and get a good price - it's a good deal - great location for ambling into the town and going beyond on public transport. If you pay standard rates for this, you SHOULD be disappointed. I would stay there again because of the location - but not on the expectation of staying in a luxury hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Phoenicia, just re-opened after an extensive renovation programme, is one of the leading luxury hotels in Malta. Located at the City Gates of Valletta, Malta’s capital city and UNESCO heritage city, The Phoenicia is perfectly placed for discovering the historic walled city, feasting on Caravaggio’s paintings and exploring the magnificent harbours. The hotel also boast magnificent 7 acre landscaped gardens. The island's central bus terminus is just meters away giving the possibility to explore the whole island by bus. A stay at The Phoenicia is an unforgettable experience. Our charming staff will ensure your every whim is catered for. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Phoenicia Hotel Valletta
- Phoenicia Hotel Malta
- Hotel Phoenicia Malta
- The Phoenicia Malta Valletta