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“Very Good Budget Hotel”
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Hotel Valentina
Ranked #1 of 33 Hotels in Saint Julian's
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

My only reason for giving Hotel Valentina a 4 star rather than a 5 would be the fact that it does not quite fit the "5 star" hotel rating. While clean, reasonably well situated, very friendly staff, nice breakfast, and reasonably well appointed rooms this is not a luxury hotel. If you want a very nice stay, and don't want to spend too much - Hotel Valentina is the best place for you.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

The hotel taxi transfer from the airport was just the beginning of a very good experience. The hotel itself was scrupulously clean with good facilities and extremely helpful and obliging staff, for whom nothing was too much trouble. The bedroom was comfortable and light (single rooms are equipped with a large double bed) and the bathroom had a good shower. The buffet breakfast offered an excellent choice of both hot and cold food and could not be faulted. WiFi worked faultlessly throughout our stay. Nearby Paceville did not cause any problems re noise. The Avenue restaurant, situated just around the corner (and part of the hoteloffered good dining facilities - and a 10% discount! There are other restaurants nearby offering a good choice of menus. In summary, a very good place to stay, both in terms of the quality of the accommodation and the friendliness and efficiency of the staff. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: We chose rooms at the back of the hotel. No views but potentially quieter. Noise was not an issue du...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

This modern hotel delivers on price, cleanliness and style. All the staff were helpful and professional. Although the room was a little small it had and excellent large shower and a free mini bar as a special offer. Breakfast was very good. The surrounding area is OK but the recent demise of a restaurant next door does not enhance the front of the building. If you are into cocktail bars and nightclubs they are only 500m away. The wi-fi offered was excellent

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank MOD1954
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

We booked this hotel after reading the Tripadvisor reviews and are very glad we did. The room was a good size, scrupulously clean and well appointed. The room cleaning was of a very high standard.
Don't be put off by the geometric patterns that are so obvious in some of the photos, they are mostly in the entrance to the room and not visible from bed!
The breakfast buffet is the same every day (as another reviewer commented). As there is a good range of offerings, this is hardly a problem. Even for us vegetarians, the breakfast was a good start to the day.
The wi-fi in the room worked flawlessly and the speeds were reasonable. (We are used to a 60 Mbit/s service at home.)
Because of the way we booked (online) and the length of stay, there were a number of items included that would normally be extras: transfer to hotel from airport, first fill of mini-bar and discounted mini-bar refills. We're not great mini-bar users but some of the items did get consumed. Their normal prices for mini-bar items are quite modest compared with some neighbouring establishments.
The whole impression is of a hotel that wants to provide a good service at a fair price.
The sister restaurant (The Avenue) is fine but has a limited offering for vegetarians (like most Maltese restaurants). A word of warning: their 'starter' size portions of pasta are at least as large as most UK main course pasta dishes. The 10% discount for hotel residents is useful too.
We found the staff welcoming, efficient and helpful. This includes quick answers to questions sent by email before we arrived.
We can't comment on the bar, pool etc. because we didn't use them; March is a bit early for an outdoor pool.
The location is good for buses into Valletta and to the Bugibba/St Paul's Bay/Gozo Ferry areas. The bus stops are a short walk away (5 minutes). The buses get very crowded a lot of the time, but mostly there are seats by the time they get to these stops (called Ross).
Even this early in the season, Paceville is noisy at night (and some of the day). The hotel is right on the dividing line between St Julians and Paceville.
The double-glazing was very efficient and noise simply wasn't a problem.
Tip: finding the bathroom door baffled us briefly; look for the stainless steel handle in the the patterned wall!

Room Tip: We agree with other reviewers that higher floor rooms are probably better. Rooms on the Dobbie Stree...
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4  Thank YateleyBob
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

Modern design hotel. Nice rooms, good breakfast and nice bar. Clean, very nice modern furniture with helpful staff. Just 5 mins from the beach or public transport. Numerous restaurants nearby. Computers available in the lobby and there is free wi fi.

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4  Thank paulgarynixon
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Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

Do not waste your time and money anywhere else. This is the best hotel you can choose in St.Julians. Stayed here with my girlfriend for a long weekend. Amazing rooms with ample and quality amenities. The breakfast was perfect with 'real' coffee and 'REAL' juices! Unlike the garbage you get at the nearby internationally branded 5 star hotels. Staff are friendly and helpful. Will be returning for sure.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
5  Thank Mark N
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

New hotel with ultra modern design. Cuisine like at home. A good quality and only natural organic ingredients. Chef with magic hands cooks for guests like for themselves. Very friendly and attentive bar staff. But most of all i'd like to say thanks to Alexandro. He always friendly, hospitable, professional, polite, high level of academic skills in hotel service! He always helps guests with their asking.

Room Tip: Rooms on the south side are always sunny and have balcony
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Address: Dobbie Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3070, Malta
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Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Saint Julian's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Saint Julian's
#1 Family Hotel in Saint Julian's
#2 Business Hotel in Saint Julian's
#3 Best Value Hotel in Saint Julian's
Price Range: £62 - £138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Valentina 3*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Valentina a superior boutique hotel situated in the heart of Paceville’s entertainment hub, and just minutes away from two of Malta’s top casinos, public beaches, night clubs and restaurants. The Hotel has a luxuriously finished stylish lobby, reception desk, and an innovative theme bar extending to an entrance terrace, a breakfast hall, and a dedicated marketing and promotion desk. There is also a freshwater swimming pool surrounded by an attractive open air pool deck and an open pool bar. The hotel affords a total of 94 rooms, all of which are designated non-smoking. The Valentina is a gay and lesbian friendly hotel. ... more   less 
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Valentina Hotel Saint Julians
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