As a regular visitor to Malta I have stayed at most of the major hotels. But last year thought it would be worth trying the intercontinental.
We got a pretty good rate, for a standard room, but this room was at the back of the hotel, facing a dusty road, no view at all, altho the balcony was so small a view would have been wasted !
The service was always slow especially by the pool, where the last thing you want to do, is have to get up and go to the bar every time you order , or need to check your order when something is missing or even to pay.
For very little more the Hilton has much bigger rooms, all with great views, and some of the best service anywhere .