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The George Hotel
Ranked #11 of 33 Hotels in Saint Julian's
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 February 2014

We stayed here for a week last January.
The hotel is located in the Paceville area just a few step from the disco area.
We had a studio room, well equipped with nice kitchen and sitting room.
The indoor pool and wellness area are a nice benefit during the Winter time.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the upper level. Our room was very noisy due to the people screaming in the street...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed here last week (February 2014) as part of a Thomson holiday. This is a very modern clean hotel in a prime spot near the middle of Paceville but far enough away from the loud bars and clubs not to be a problem.

It boasts both a roof top pool and bar and an pool and spa inside free to all hotel guests.

Great breakfast buffet included in the price 7:30 to 10:30.

Cheap upgrade to Deluxe room is worth it as includes Queen size bed(s).

Minor disappointments:
Bar - Not open late and no draught beers/lagers
TV - Only a couple of news channels available for free. Various older films and room Wi-Fi at a price.

A great place to stay nevertheless.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Chris666Mann
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

We stayed for one night, taking advantage of a free stay earned through a hotel loyalty programme.

Check-in was brief and functional.

The penthouse suites - rooms 617-619 - are located on the top (6th) floor with easy access to the rooftop pool and sun deck.

The room measured 7m x 5m, subdivided into bedroom with double bed and lounge area with sofa, chair, fridge, TV (150 channels at additional charge), espresso maker, and air conditioning.

The room overlooked the rooftops of Paceville and beyond whereas rooms 614 and 623 have lovely sea views.

Double patio doors opened onto a private sun deck balcony (3m x 5m) with sun loungers, table and chairs.

The double bed had a very firm mattress which we did not find comfortable. There was some construction noise audible from a building site opposite the hotel. It was disappointing that there was no TV in the bedroom area.

The bathroom was fitted with a bath and separate shower cubicle, with lovey Molton Brown toiletries - always a treat.

Room service included tomato pizza €6, Beef fillet & porcini mushrooms €22 and breakfast (coffee/tea, orange juice, croissant and yoghurt) €10 - none of which we tried. We did not take breakfast.

We have stayed at the George before. This penthouse room is perfect if you want your own private sun deck but if that's not important to you then a courtyard room offers better value and comfort with similar fixtures, fittings and amenities.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Bellagi0
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MalcolmMT, General Manager at The George Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2014

Hi there,

Thanks in taking time in reviewing The George. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our Penthouse Suite all be it for a very short stay !!

We are surprised to learn that you found your mattress a bit too hard. All our mattresses are orthopedic however have a mattress topper (soft and comfortable) to ensure a great night's sleep. I would appreciate if you could let me know what your room number was at ma@thegeorgemalta.com as it may be that the topper was missing for some reason or another. I can also confirm that we are placing TVs in the bedroom area for all penthouse Suites in the coming weeks. Hopefully they will all be installed on your next visit.

Thanks once again and look forward to hearing from you.

Malcolm

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

We visited this hotel as a last minute booking via Thomson. My summary is that it is trying to be boutique but failing. The decor in reception is not bad and the breakfast okay, but we paid extra for a junior suite which appears to be 2 arm chairs in a normal sized room instead of 1. We also had to pay €30 for in room Wifi which for a suite is poor. This didn't work in our first room so, having unpacked, we had to re-pack to move to another one. When we reported it, we got the strong sense that it was a known problem and nothing had been done about it. Oh, and if you were expecting robes in the room for the Spa, forget it - well yours for €2 a day.

We ate in the restaurant for an evening meal on our first night and it was by far the worst of our week long break - avoid.

The roof pool was shut for the winter but I have to report the the Spa pool was mouldy and cold. We asked 3 times for temperature to be turned up but no joy. Steam room was broken and Sauna is on a timer so you have to wait 10 to 15 minutes for it to heat up. Jacuzzi isn't much warmer than the pool.

Thomson's brochure describes the hotel as situated in "lively" Paceville. For that read noisy - bring your earplugs as the hotel is en route from bars to the clubs. It is also opposite a student centre and noisy when they finish at 3pm.

So why not Terrible? The staff are very helpful and friendly and the balcony in the morning was a nice place to sit and read. Location is also good for St Julian's etc. although you'd be better staying there.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

I been to malta now 8 times and stay at the George hotel 6 times this hotel is very clean and very friendly. i stay in few of the different rooms now which they offer earch one of them was very clean and excellent lay out.and a special mention to the management and staff are very help full and friendly will be back again soon.
thanks to the George for a great stay.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank clive m
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

Had a lovely long weekend at the George for my birthday-rooms great and staff very friendly- will definitely be back and hopefully for longer next time! The area is lovely- lots and lots to see in Malta and lovely to explore. Restaurants are great and a lovely chilled atmosphere.

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

just back from a week at this hotel was a last minute getaway booking with travel republic for a chill out holiday away from stress & to get some sunshine as cold and wet in scotland. Reception staff very friendly, mannerly and helpful nothing is too much trouble at all.Our room was on the 6th top floor extremely spacious and wide fantastic, beds extremely wide and comfortable, maid service daily. Bathroom has a fabulous walk in shower. Rooms have a mini fridge & wallmounted tv. British 3 pin plug sockets on the wall no need for travel plugs, Roof top swimming pool relaxing to sit on when the sun out lovely decking and toilets on the roof, the pool and bar are closed on the rooftop at present just because its winter season but could imagine this to be busier in summer months.We went bed and breakfast for a week plenty of choice for everyones taste in the morning from fresh orange juices, cereals, to full bacon, eggs etc to fresh fruit, yogurts toast cold meats and cheeses, wide selection of teas and coffees good service. We went to have a look at the spa facilities and the indoor pool also looks fabulous but forgot to pack a swimsuit so didn,t try them out.The main lobby and reception very comfy large colourful chairs/sofas to lounge about in and free wifi facility in this lobby area reception staff will give you their password just ask them, sorry don,t know all your names but josef and alexandra very nice pleasant helpful staff,The furnishings and colours of the lobby and rooms very relaxing i would recommend this hotel and will definately be back to stay here again. There are plenty restaurants and bars all within walking distance in the area but couldn,t wear high heel stiletto shoes not ideal for the uneven pavements, arkadia supermarket 2minute walking distance near hotel overall had a fantastic chilling out week at this hotel i made a good choice thanks to all the staff and the maids who cleaned our room.

Room Tip: for january not alot of sunshine but would request a room on 5th floor with a patio to sit out on...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Triq Paceville Ave, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ3103, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Saint Julian's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Saint Julian's
#6 Spa Hotel in Saint Julian's
#8 Family Hotel in Saint Julian's
#10 Luxury Hotel in Saint Julian's
#11 Romantic Hotel in Saint Julian's
Price Range: £68 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The George Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 112
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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