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Grand Harbour Hotel
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence
London
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“FANTASTIC!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

What a wonderful hotel. The decor is magically preserved, with wonderful vintage furniture and it was clean as a whistle. The staff were helpful and friendly. The views were exceptional and it was not overrun with the usual selection of overbearing and needy tourists (see reviews below!).

It was perfect. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Room Tip: If available, a room with a view of the Grand Harbour is the best option!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011

My husband and I stayed in the Grand Harbour Hotel for two weeks in September and were pleasantly surprised having read previous reviews. This is a two star hotel that is run by a friendly helpful family,yes the accomodation is basic (you get what you pay for) but it was clean well serviced and in a fantastic location.
I would reccomend this hotel to anyone looking to stay in central Valetta who is using the hotel as a base to explore wonderful Malta.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view over the harbour
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chilliwack, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

The Only thing positive about the hotel is it's location. It is a dump. The lobby and common areas were a mess, the elevator only worked some of the time and the 'manager' seemed not to care about anything, until we started talking about moving to a different hotel. Then magically, there was a way to get wireless (up until then it was 'broken') and TV and air conditioning could be provided without charge. It was too late. We found other accommodations in nearby Bugibba that were clean, modern and provided all amenities without additional charge for similar cost. To those who wrote positive reviews, I can only wonder if ther daren't new people in charge. This hotel was in a very sorry state and the needs of it's guests seemed to be well down the list of importance.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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8 Thank ClintH224
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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

Correspondence belied the face-to-face interaction with this hotel's front desk. Although the female at the desk was pleasant during our arrival, the man taking over was not...until he saw we were cutting our 3-day stay at the hotel short and moving elsewhere before we had spent even one night there...forfeiting our deposit. His answers to questions such as "Is there a restaurant nearby?" and "Can you assist me with choosing from these activities for tourists?" was sharp and rude and totally UNhelpful. He seemed quite "put out" to help us. Our travelling companion requested the password for the Wifi and was very rudely told the internet was "down" and offered NO suggestion as to when it might be running again. His only concern for us occurred when we were leaving to find somewhere else to stay...and even it was rude! We couldn't believe someone involved in tourism and people coming to stay in 2 rooms for 3 days in Malta at his establishment would behave this way. His final words were 'I'm going to charge you for the first night" In total it was a most unpleasant start to our stay in Malta. Luckily our next hosts were great

Room Tip: The wee elevator wouldn't always work...the front desk having to come and jump up and down and p...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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3 Thank bigJ65
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Usk, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2011

We have stayed here many times, winter and summer. Close to all the sights, fabulous views & air conditioning is available, if you request & are willing to pay a very small fee! Staff are very helpful & we are looking forward to our return in August 2011. So much character in the Hotel, not sterile with no personality!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: Fantastic value for money request a room on the 6th floor with a view with air con
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  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2011

This was our second visit to the Grand Harbour . Having read someof the negative reviews for the hotel we cannot understand what people expect.
The hotel is is a wonderful position with marvellous views of the Grand Harbour Valletta . The staff are excellent and did everything they could to make us welcome.
For what we paid for our stay we thought it was fantatic value for money - our rooms were clean , the beds comfotable and the showers worked - breakfast was simple but adequate and the views from the windows - priceless.
Valletta is a wonderful city and for anyone wanting to experience it the Grand Harbour Hotel is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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yorkshire
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

reading the other reviews most people will realise the furnishings etc of the hotel are somewhat dated . what the heck . the staff are fine,its clean and the price is good but its the location and view from the terrace that are the real deal .I am lucky to have travelled extensively throughout europe and can assure readers that the view from either your small maltese enclosed balcony or the roof terrace is most certainly one of the finest in europe . its quirky and the breakfast is basic but it is taken in the most delightful room in the hotel, there really is little to complain about here just let yourself slip back into the 1970's for a night or two and get on the roof terrace

Room Tip: without harbour view room less attractive offering
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Grand Harbour Hotel
Address: 47 Battery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1221, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Valletta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Valletta
#3 Romantic Hotel in Valletta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Grand Harbour Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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