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“Great budget hotel, fab location, lovely staff.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Osborne Hotel
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Valletta
Herts, UK
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79 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great budget hotel, fab location, lovely staff.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2010

I booked a superior single room and was disappointed with my allocation as it was rather small and on the inside of the hotel with a view of a brick wall. However, the location of the hotel is excellent , breakfast very nice and the staff very helpful and friendly. The receptionist went out of his way to help me with trips etc. I would recoemend this hotel for a good base in Valetta but bare in mind Valetta is empty in the evenings.

Stayed May 2010, travelled solo
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hampshire
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2010

Booked on line via easy jet for the cheapest option and availability where direct booking indicated no availability.

Great location with just a stroll from the bus station but also very quiet and ideal for walking around Valetta. Very clean (recently refurbished) and staff very helpful. We got stuck due to the volcano ash but staff went out of their way to help to help us stay in the room we should have moved out of.

If visiting Malta for the historical aspects rather than beach holiday I would recommend the Osborne

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Italy
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126 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2010

The Osborne hotel was a positive surprise: very elegant hotel for a 3 star, the staff was very kind and helpful. It's in a quiet location in the heart of the town, but near enough to the bus terminal just outside the walls. I would consider in my opinion a great option if you are staying in Valletta. Our room was not big but it was confortable and very clean. The price was right (for the after-easter period and buffet breakfast in our case was included; it's better to price around for the best price online (different websites give different prices, even 20 or 30euro difference per room per night).

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham
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27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2010

Excellent first impressions – the hotel and our room were beautifully decorated. Our room (on the fourth floor) was spacious, modern, clean and had been very recently redecorated. Plenty of storage space, extra blankets though we didn't need them because the heating worked very well (we stayed in March) and tea/coffee making facilities which were very welcome as we didn't arrive till midnight.

Breakfast was good and plentiful.

On the downside only a few very minor points:
- We were asked to pay the balance when we checked in (we had already paid a 50% deposit when booking). A bit odd we thought but as we were only staying 2 nights and it was midnight when we checked in we weren't too bothered.
- The shower wasn't great and a bit fiddly to work. It was shame that although they'd refurbished the rest of the room they' hadn't installed a new shower.
- The hotel is in a very quiet location but there are wood floors in the hotel corridors which pick up every little noise and the heavy doors have a tendency to slam loudly shut if left to their own devices. The cleaners also start quite early on the rooms vacated overnight. It isn't a huge problem unless there are a lot of people checking in and out of your floor during the night, but you won't get much of a lie in.

Although we only stayed at the Osborne for 2 nights we enjoyed our stay there and would certainly recommend it if you wanted to stay in Valletta.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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
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hebburn
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2010

I found this hotel very good. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was quiet and comfortable and very clean.
The location is very good, just a few minutes walk to the centre of Valletta and the bus station.
The hotel was very good value. Breakfast was good.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh
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37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2010

This hotel is an excellent place to stay in Valletta, Malta. For a start it's location is ideal. Bus from airport costs 47c (45p) per person and runs every half hour. I picks up right outside the airport and takes you to the bus station at Valletta. From there it's only a 5 minutes walk to the Osbourne. It in a small quiet side street but 2 minutes from the main street. It's just so handy a location. From the buys station you can go anywhere in Malta for just a few pence.
The hotel is clean and attractive. Most rooms have been done up in the last 2 years (they were still finishing the top floor when we were there). Rooms are clean modern and well finished. Very comfortable. Lift available to all floors. Staff are very helpful and polite. Breakfast is okay without being anything special but buffet style so you can have as much as you like.
Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. Reasonable rates as well.
Loads of cafe's and restuarants with minutes walking.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2009

Our stay at the Osborne Hotel was very enjoyable. I couldn't have been more satisfied with our selection. The location was perfect for exploring Valletta and Malta. Close to everything yet a quiet location. The hotel is tastefully decorated. The staff was always friendly and prepared to do whatever they could to be helpful. The rooms are spacious and clean. Maid service was excellent and reliable.
The breakfasts weren't real exciting, adequate and slightly above average. Dinners were tasty and overall a excellent value.
A 3 star Hotel at a bargain price. I would gladly stay here again and would recommend it to others.
A clean, comfortable, friendly hotel.

Thank you for a wonderful week.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Osborne Hotel
Address: 50, South Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, 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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