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Osborne Hotel
Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Valletta
Northern Ireland
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45 reviews
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“Very friendly”
Reviewed 14 February 2013

The staff in this hotel were, without exception, eager to please and very friendly.The hotel could not be more centrally placed in Valletta and it is handy for the buses which travel to the whole island.
I would recommend staying in Valletta, especially off season, if you like sightseeing. The sights of Valletta especially St. John's and the harbour are breathtaking.
We were not sure about coming to Malta but we would definitely return but only to Valletta.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

We visited Malta for the first time and stayed at the Osborne Hotel in Valletta. The location was perfect for exploring. We were there during the carnival and although it rained quite a bit, we enjoyed the carnival celebrations.
Pro: The hotel is a short walk from the bus terminus. Clean. Friendly staff. Value for money.
Con: Small shower.
We hope to return to Malta and will definitely consider returning to the Osborne Hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Espoo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2013

Had a great stay in Osborne Hotel. Location is very good, just few mins walk from the bus station where the X4,X5 and X7 busses arrives from the airport. About 15-20min walk to Valletta Waterfront where they have bars and restaurants. Great Siege Road gives some nice views when doing some walking around.

Room Tip: Wifi is chargeable but not too bad price, 6€ for 24hrs use.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Valletta, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2013

We have just returned from a week in Malta and stayed at the Osborne Hotel in Valletta. The hotel is perfectly placed as it is in the centre of Valletta and only a few minutes walk away from the bus station which has frequent buses that cover the whole island. (Buy a 7 day bus ticket for 12 euros...it's great value). The hotel itself was warm and clean. Although small, we had a very comfortable room. The staff were exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble and they were very friendly and helpful at all times. The food is excellent with plenty of choice and the buffet style evening meal is only 9.90 euros for three courses. A wonderful stay! Thank you!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2013

Stayed here for four nights. Certainly this hotel is the best priced decent hotel in central Valletta. However there are many shortcomings which could be looked at.

The pro's:

Great location- 5 minutes walk to the bus station, archaeology museum, main shopping street. Lots of restaurants nearby

Cheap- we paidn220 EUR for four nights. 9 EUR for buffet dinner

Six english TV channels including BBC, Discovery and MTV

Decent room sizes, quiet

The con's:

Service really needs looking at. Except for Ronald, the older gentleman wo I suspect may be the boss, most other staff seem rather disinterested. One time while waiting in line to speak go the man at front desk, he chose to answer the phone to someone who had just called from ther room while I had taken the trouble to come down in person. I found this rather rude.

The breakfast is in theory plentiful with scrambed eggs, bacon, pastry, fruit, bacon. However by 9am is was severely depleted and there was little attempt to replenish. We had to ask several times for more eggs to a disgruntled waitress.

Wifi costs extra- again just a little cheap

No one at the bar to serve most of the time. Had to ask front desk several times before finally someone came over.


All in all, if you're looking for a reasonably priced, decent place to stay in the centre of town you probably won't beat the Osborne. If you want good service and to feel looked after, I'd suggest investing in one of the nicer hotels.

Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Redcar, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2013

Just arrived back from a 3 night anniversary break at this hotel and cannot speak too highly of it.
Every member of staff and I mean every member of staff were of the highest standard - nothing was too much trouble.
We ate in the restaurant each evening and could not fault the choice or quality of the buffet food. The staff & chef were very approachable and seemed sincerely interested when talking about our day. The high point for the food ( certainly for me ) was the octopus stew one evening - superbly tasty ! No worry though for anyone less adventurous as there is always a carvery meat as an option.
Breakfast again pushes all the right buttons with plenty of choice both hot and cold.
No need to venture far either for drinks as the prices in the hotel bar and restaurant are unbelievably good. Example : Litre of house red wine at 3.5 euros certainly won't break the bank.
Location just 2 minutes from main bus termini is ideal for buses to all parts of the island or if you fancy just 3 minutes the other direction down to the harbour and the ferry to Sliema.
Valletta is a beautiful city and well worth a visit - not sure about Sliema though .... bit Blackpoolish for me!

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 January 2013 via mobile

The location is convenient to get to anywhere!! Not only in Valletta, but also to get to anywhere in Malta. The bus terminal and ferry to Sliema are very close to the hotel!! One thing...I couldn't stand was the kettle in my room was so dirty...I wanted make some tea...but...Ew!!!! I liked it other than that!! Nice atmosphere, clean room...

  • Stayed January 2013
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Property: Osborne Hotel
Address: 50, South Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1101, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Valletta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Valletta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Osborne Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set within Valletta's ancient fortifications, the Osborne Hotel is a 5-minute walk from St John’s Co-Cathedral. The rooftop swimming pool offers great views. All rooms at Hotel Osborne come with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, tea/coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi access. A minibar is available on request. The Osborne Hotel features a cosy bar and a buffet restaurant. A rich buffet of local and international cuisine is available at lunch and dinner and vegetarian meals are available on request. The hotel is 20 metres from the National Museum of Fine Arts, and you can catch ferries to Sliema from the port, a 5-minute walk away. ... more   less 
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