My husband and I have just returned from 5 nights staying at Hotel Juliani, and there was really very little to fault in the hotel. We paid 80 euros per night for a 'deluxe' room (their standard room). The room was a good size, clean and comfy and very nicely decorated. Although it wasn't one of the 'sea view' rooms, we could see the bay, albeit through a narrow gap! Dressing gowns were provided and there was a decent range of channels on the TV (including Fox movies if you're so inclined) as well as a DVD player.
Our rate was room only - you can also get a rate with breakfast included but unless you are absolutely certain you want breakfast every day, I would avoid doing so, certainly if you're travelling in a couple. From recollection, the rate including breakfast was either more, or certainly only a little less, than you would pay if you bought breakfast separately every day. If you don't have breakfast included, you can have a full breakfast (including full English buffet, pastries, fruit, cereal, cheese, ham, tea/coffee and orange juice) for 14 euros each, or choose just pastries and tea/juice for 5 euros 95. We only had breakfast on a couple of days so it worked out much cheaper to have the room only. Breakfast is served from 7 - 10:30 every day, which is good if you want to laze around a bit.
The hotel is right on Spinola Bay and within easy reach of lots of good restaurants. The hotel itself has a good, albeit pricey, restaurant called Zest which does Asian fusion food. It is relatively easy to get into Valletta on the bus (buses 12 and 13 go from the stop right opposite the hotel) although it takes longer than you would expect (about 30 - 40 mins) because the bus meanders somewhat. If you're not in a rush, it's quite possible to get all over the island and to Gozo on the bus, and a weekly ticket costs only 12 euros. We went to the Hypogeum in Paola, Mdina/Rabat, Valletta, Vittoriosa and Gozo on the bus (the latter on the bus/ferry) and although there was a fair bit of waiting around, it was all fairly straightforward.
In summary, Hotel Juliani is a really pleasant place to stay with good, helpful staff and an excellent location. Thoroughly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Juliani, a 4 star hotel, is Malta's small design boutique hotel enviably located in the heart of Spinola Bay, St Julian's. In fact, you're never more than 25 minutes away from most parts of the island, including the beautiful baroque capital of Valletta. Originally a traditional seafront townhouse, the Juliani has been meticulously converted to provide 47 rooms, an intimate setting and very personalised service to its guests. Today it remains a family-run establishment committed to ensuring you feel at home and well looked after. Each hotel room offers excellent facilities, fresh Mediterranean decor and plenty of space. Many also boast unobstructed sea views, and you will be able to watch the colourful fishing boats bobbing on the water from the comfort of your balcony or the rooftop swimming pool. Meanwhile, as a cosmopolitan commercial and entertainment district, St Julian's surrounds you with many of the best restaurants, bars, conference centres, casinos, health spas and shops that Malta has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Juliani Hotel Saint Julians
- Hotel Juliani Malta