Hotel Phoenicia Malta

The Mall, (formerly Le Meridien), Valletta, Island of Malta, FRN 1478, Malta
(5 star hotel)
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Rank 2 of 13 hotels
in Valletta
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 6 reviews
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Lovely location and great service

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 19, 2013

I couldn't imagine a better location, especially if you do not want to drive. It is right outside the main bus terminal, but don't worry, there's very limited noise and smell. The bus system is excellent for seeing Malta's main attractions and you are situated right at the city gate of Valletta.

Don't be alarmed by the rack rate; you should be able to get a deal, especially during the off season.

The service is especially warm and efficient and while you can splurge on luxury rooms, there are also several smaller rooms available for very reasonable prices, especially during the off season. The bed and linens were wonderfully comfortable, though somebody wanting to gripe would note the scratchy, thin towels and that the television was old with terrible sound and a mediocre picture. But how long are you going to spend using the towels or watching television?

I did not eat at the restaurant (you can get much cheaper meals at the kiosks that sell to bus commuters or at the various cafes inside Valletta) so I can't comment on that, although it appears to be very popular among locals for a fancy afternoon tea.

My only warning is that in my room, there was a very high, roughly 40 centimeter/14 inch step into the bath/shower, that would obviously not work for anybody with physical limitations or a poor sense of balance. Just in case this is common to the other rooms, it would probably be a good idea to advise them beforehand if you or anybody traveling with you would have a problem. The hotel is otherwise reasonably accessible to anybody with a wheelchair or who has difficulty walking, far better than any other hotels I noticed in Valletta.

Unique Quality: The location is unbeatable.

Directions: Right outside the city gates, near the bus terminal.

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Excellently located!

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 25, 2010

We stayed at the Phoenicia for 7 nights and I was happy we did. It is ideally located just outside the Valleta walls and in front of the hotel you can catch any bus or the hop on hop of. Our room was pretty standard (not yet refurbished) but with a nice view. Morning buffet is very good and staff very helpful and friendly.

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Relaxed and comfortable

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 6, 2009

Just returned from a great holiday at the Phoenicia. The refurbished rooms are very quiet and comfortable with exceptional air-conditioning which was much appreciated. The double glazing keeps every bit of noise out. The breakfast had the highest quality buffet food I have ever had. I don’t know how they keep it so fresh! Most of the staff went out of their way to help you, especially the chambermaid and Shaun in the bar. The only suggestion I might make is that they should provide a complimentary bottle of water in the room as the tap water is not for drinking and you are charged for water from the minibar. This is now common practice in many hotels and would show they really do put guests, rather than profits, first.

Directions: The opposite side of the bus roundabout to Valletta`s main gateway

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Phoenicia Hotel

by written on December 6, 2006

As it called in full name the Le Meridien Phoenicia Hotel is central located by the bus station and this one looks more like a business style hotel then holiday spot.

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Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 20, 2006

Efficient and friendly staff, excellent breakfast (and afternoon tea), recently refurbished, nice quiet gardens and a great location

Well worth the money.

If you are looking for bed-beach-bar then this is not the one for you - but if you have come to the island for culture then - walk out the front door - turn left and in 3 minutes you are right the heart of Valletta.

If you don't have a car - then the central bus terminal, with direct links to all points on the island is even closer.

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The first five star hotel in Valletta

by written on May 18, 2006

Unique Quality: The Meridien is renowned for being the first five star hotel in Malta - by all accounts it is no longer the best - others, such as the San Gorg in St Julians Bay are far better appointed and have far better conference facilities - although for proximity to Valletta and the airport at Luqa the Meridien is the best in its class. It has been a hotel since after the Second World War and whilst it might have more character than its modern counterparts most people head to Paceville and St Julians Bay instead.

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Address: The Mall, (formerly Le Meridien), Valletta, Island of Malta, FRN 1478, Malta

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Amenities at Hotel Phoenicia Malta

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
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  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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