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“Almost great”
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Argento Hotel
Ranked #10 of 33 Hotels in Saint Julian's
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Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Almost great”
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Hotel immaculate. Staff first class, Location perfect. Great breakfast. Two small problems for us. Shower screen allowed water to pour onto the floor when using the shower. Found it impossible to fathom how to adjust air conditioning. My room was 411.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

To the reviews above just want to add a few points:
1) there was not enough water in the shower for 2 people; the second person had to finish with cold water;
2) the stuff appeared very friendly and even let us check in earlier, however, I have a suspicion that their 'suggestions' whether to take public transportation to sight-seeings or buy a tour have motives other than being helpful. In particular,
a. we were told that the best way to visit Gozo was to buy a tour on a hop-on hop-off buss as opposed to public transportation that would take us 2 hours one way. We bought the tour. It turned out that if one wanted to be on time for the last transport back to St Julian's with the same tour, one hardly had any time to view 2-3 places where the bus supposedly stops. (That goes to the poor quality of the tour, but also to the honesty of the personnel). Disappointing by the tour, we decided to take a regular bus back to St Julian's. This took us 1 hr (30-40 minutes by the prearranged bus) and cost 2.60 (and we could use the same ticket for the whole day everywhere in the country), as opposed to 10 EUR per person with the tour.

b. I arrived to Malta for a business trip and took a taxi from the airport to St Julian's. The taxi was easy to arrange at the airport at the taxi stand, a new clean car and the ride cost 20 EUR. One could also opt for a ride with a van for 5 eur per person. My husband joint me for the last 2 days and we moved from Hilton to Argento. When we asked the receptionist at Argento to call a taxi for us, the company they called sent a van for 10-11 people, dirty as if they transported sacks of potatoes in there, smellly, and it also cost us 20 eur. On all other occasions we took a taxi in Malta, it was always a clean new car. Sometimes one takes a taxi not only to make it from A to B but also for comfort. We did not get it.

The two examples, plus the fact that both taxi and the tour companies verified the name of our hotel and the receipt listed the name of the hotel stuff who acted as an intermediary, make me think they have a deal with those companies and in picking those they are not motivated by the client's interest or comfort. Perhaps, they receive a share of profits.

3) I chose a (more expensive) room with a balcony. The balcony was about 0.5x1m, purely nominal, on the street side, facing a student apartment complex. On Saturday night the students had a party, so we could not open a window. The airco wasn't working (although the room was hit to 25 degrees C, the only option we had was to keep the HEATING OFF).

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mellieha, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2013

Just stayed at this hotel for one night and it was a very lovely stay! Rooms are very clean and have a modern touch! it was very enjoyable..

The only downside was the pool. they have a small rooftop pool and no indoor pool, but we did not mind this because we visited in winter.

Great value for what was offered, and the breakfast was very nice! friendly staff as well..

would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stotfold
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

The is a nice hotel in great location for walking to restaurants and bars. The rooms are clean, the staff are pleasant and helpful and the breakfasts were nice. The only downside was that the shower was a bit weak (although this might be due to low water pressure rather than a faulty shower) and the wall attachment was a bit low on the wall. Also the glass divider seemed to be letting excessive water onto the floor which would then have to be soaked up with a towel. These are minor criticisms though and I would be more than happy to stay here again or recommend to friends/family. The price was very reasonable too.

  • Stayed March 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2013

We just returned from a one week stay which we thoroughly enjoyed. The hotel has a really lovely spacious reception area with very friendly and helpful staff. Our room was on the fifth floor and was so quiet we hardly heard any other guests at all. Our room was very spacious with 2 huge king size beds although there was only 2 of us. The bathroom was extremely clean, spacious and was immaculate after the housekeeper had been each day.
If we return to Malta again we would definitely return to this hotel and I would recommend it to anyone.

Jane

  • Stayed March 2013
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Hants
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2013

The room is a similar quality to a Premier Inn room (but obviously in a nice location). The breakfast was good - lots of choice. We didn't book the evening meal as there wasn't a vegetarian main course option. I thought the reception staff could have been more welcoming. The towels and sachets of bath/shower gel are skimpy.
The hotel is in a good spot - it can get quite rowdy at times, so I was glad we were away from the main drag.
Note - there a quite steep steps down to reception.
The cafe opposite the hotel (I think it is called Che) was very pleasant.

Room Tip: I think the comfort rooms actually have the better view over Spinola Bay.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2013 via mobile

Lovely hotel, great location, great value, friendly & helpful staff.
Decent sized, well appointed rooms, with free wi-fi and a lovely bathroom - with a bath!
Breakfast was ok, plenty of choice.
Wonderful views from the rooftop pool, although I'd imagine it would be very crowded in high season.
Overall, I'd highly recommend! (and I'm very picky!)

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Argento Hotel
Address: Qaliet Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ3255, Malta
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Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Saint Julian's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Saint Julian's
#7 Romantic Hotel in Saint Julian's
#9 Family Hotel in Saint Julian's
#9 Luxury Hotel in Saint Julian's
#11 Business Hotel in Saint Julian's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Argento Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Argento St Julians Malta is perfectly situated in the quiet residential area of Spinola Bay, right next to St Julian's promenade with its beautiful scenery, a large variety of casual and fine dining seaside restaurants, bars and shops. Malta's nightlife hub is only a short stroll away from the hotel. St. George’s Bay sandy beach is reachable on foot as it is only 500 metres away from the hotel.All 74 luxuriously furnished rooms including 5 junior suites at this 4 star boutique hotel in St Julians are equipped with air-conditioning, proximity door locks, free Wi-Fi, mini-bar, complimentary tea & coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, LCD HD TV, laptop safe deposit box, hair dryer, shaving point and smoke detector.A rooftop swimming pool and sundeck area enhance the hotel with breathtaking views over Spinola Bay. Fitness room is also situated on top floor. Cuisine for breakfast and dinner at Hotel Argento St Julians Malta is international. A Lobby bar compliments an elegantly designed reception area. Two multi-purpose rooms, The Astoria and The Savoy Suites can host a number of events including meetings and weddings. Complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity is available throughout all the hotel. ... more   less 
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