When I return to Malta, I'm coming back here! I regret not leaving my review earlier as I stayed in June 2012 (date not available in drop down list).
The continental breakfast is nothing special but is perfectly satisfactory. I didn't go hungry, and enjoyed a cuppa and that's all I think one should expect of breakfast at a two-star hotel. I bought my first two dinners here as well: again, nothing special except the view, the attentive serving staff, and the reasonable price. When I arrived after a 30 hour journey from Melbourne, Australia, I fell asleep in my room and woke up too late to dine in that evening, but I asked if I might have a mug of tea and the staff member on duty was happy to oblige. Not that I would have cared much as I when I woke up, the view I had was just magical.
The door into my hotel room was narrow, like a closet's, but the room itself was not as small, and it was pleasant, comfortable and clean. The inclusion of a mainland Europe converter plug as a fixture was very welcome as I hadn't expected to need a UK converter plug. Also the room safe, though I can't recall if there was a fee for that.
The shower curtain fell down on second use, but it was quickly fixed, and was more of a source of amusement to me as when this occurred I could see an ocean liner going by! The design of the bathroom fortunately meant that the mishap didn't flood the bedroom.
I paid a little extra for a room with a view but it was well worth it, though harbour views and wifi are available in both the dining room, and the lounge one level above.
I should also mention the hotel manager went to some effort to try to rectify the situation when a tour company left me in the lurch (I had been waiting 40 minutes past the rendezvous time in Castille Square, with a dodgy contact number, and had gone back to the British Hotel to see if a message had been left or to see if I could reach Malta 247 some other way. The manager had taken a message from them the previous day, tried the number which had called to no avail, and tracked down a contact via his local knowledge. Unfortunately the party on the other end of the phone was quite unreasonable, but I was very impressed with the manager for the trouble he took.
Unfortunately I ended up at the back door when I arrived and was too tired to lug my suitcase around to the front. Fortunately, I found a bell, so someone came: apparently they only open that door in the evening when the restaurant opens.
The lift was fine when I was there, and the staff very friendly.
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