We really liked this hotel and enjoyed our stay here. We stayed in a 'Standard Room'. However, there were a few negatives, but I'll get to those later. So, the positive things - well, I am pleased to say (or write!) that there is a list: The rooms were spacious (including the bathroom with its large walk-in shower) and the beds themselves were large. Extra bedding (two additional duvets) could be found in the well-sized wardrobe. We had a room with a balcony - you can smoke out on the balcony but you need to buy your own ashtray. Do be careful not to leave evidence of smoking in the room itself, or the hotel will charge you a 200 euro cleaning charge. Another impressive feature was that air conditioning & heating in the room was totally controlled by a panel within the room, allowing you to adjust the temperature to your individual needs. There was also a fridge in the room – very convenient to store your drinks & food in. The room also has a nice sized flat screen TV. The hotel has a relaxing & stylish lounge, where you can get free internet access. There is also a spa & a swimming pool on the roof. The lift had a nifty security feature; you had to swipe your hotel card (key card) to work the lift. The staff members were wonderful; always polite & helpful, and nothing seemed too much trouble for them. Hotel throughout was very clean.
The hotel is located near lots of restaurants (mainly Italian – but ‘The Avenue’ has a varied selection at reasonable prices), small shops, a shopping mall around the corner and bus services nearby.
Despite being one of the best hotels we’ve stayed in, there were a few negatives. Fundamentally please note that this hotel is very noisy. The noise I mention comes from outside the hotel itself – you can hear people talking & shouting quite clearly (NB: we had a 3rd floor room) throughout the night. It woke my partner up in the early hours of the morning as party-goers made their way home. We were in a 3rd floor room which faced out onto the street, so I can’t comment on how noisy the inward facing rooms would be. The windows are double glazed to help with this noise pollution problem, but it still remains noisy. The banging of doors as people come in/out at night can be heard clearly & we could hear the neighbouring rooms TV. However, the sound proofing was good compared to other hotels we’ve stayed at. Also, there was no coffee/tea making facilities in the room, which was unusual. The buffet breakfast was limited in its range (i.e. no fried egg), and was of a quality on par with a Premier Inn hotel.
The TV channels that are provided for free are basic news channels from different world regions. Apart from this no other TV channels are provided in the free package for entertainment purposes. We purchased a package for a week duration at 35 euros, that provided their full range of movies & TV channels. This package did include unlimited internet access in the room, but was poor in its range offered. For example, there was no entertainment TV channels provided, only more news channels. The movies provided were all dated and limited; we only spotted one movie worth watching.
The negative aspects I’ve mentioned can all be easily rectified by the hotel, and then this hotel would easily be of an excellent standard. As I previously mentioned, we really enjoyed our stay at The George and would recommended it to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The George is located in the heart of Paceville St.Julians, the foremost entertainment and leisure area on the island. Just a short stroll away from the sandy beach at St.George’s Bay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The George Hotel Malta