British Hotel

Address: 40 Battery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, VLT06, Malta | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located on 40 Battery Street, Valletta, is near St. John's Co-Cathedral, Mdina Old City, Church of Saint Paul's Shipwreck, and Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsBritish Hotel Valletta

      Reviewed by dmarek

      Fantastic View and Location

      Reviewed Nov 18, 2012
      by (27 reviews) Schenectady New York , United States Flag of United States

      I moved from another hotel to the British Hotel because I hadn't booked enough days for my entire stay. Compared to the other hotel, the British Hotel was more basic, but staff were very pleasant and helpful. The major selling point for me was the location overlooking the Grand Harbour and the fantastic view of harbor activities from my window. I loved to gaze out early in the morning and in the evening when I was in my room. Having wifi was a plus as well.

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      Reviewed by pwong

      Needs a Makeover

      Reviewed Jul 23, 2012
      by (98 reviews) Calgary , Canada Flag of Canada

      Friendly staff, but a very basic and dated hotel lacking any charm. Unfortunately there aren't many options in Valletta, so the quality to price ratio is low. The best thing was the great views overlooking the harbour from the bar and terrace.

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      Historical Traveler Reviews British Hotel Valletta

      A room with a view



      + location

      + price

      + historical context

      + view

      + room size


      - shabby interiors

      - dusty & ragged bedding

      - repellent bathroom

      - shortage of staff

      - appalling breakfast & dinner

      - lack of entertainment (no radio/tv in room)

      - non-existant heating (one small halogen heater above the bed), no air-con (ceiling fan)

      - accessibility (maze of stairs, elevator in miniature)

      Make sure to book a room with balcony and view to the grand Harbour - otherwise, get bored to death...

      British Hotel in Valletta Malta


      Stayed at the British Hotel for my Oct, 2004 trip.

      - It's a small family owned, nothing fancy hotel; the owners who take turns manning the front desk are very helpful

      - Location is great, being in the center of the city, walking distance to city sights, and walking distance to the bus terminal. Note however, that for those who want night life, Valletta is not the place to be.

      - Room we had did not face the harbor and no air-con; it was at the back side. If the rooms facing the harbor do not have aircon, the sun beats down on them and I imagine it would be very hot in the room.

      - service is ok. only 1 small bar of soap is provided; shampoo dispenser barely has shampoo in it and kept falling off the wall.

      - Buffet breakfast is un-interesting - bread, butter, jelly, coffee, and instant orange drink.

      - did not try their restaurant



      we stayed in three different hotels in valetta and although we had a view over the harbour at the british, it is overpriced for the state of the room - better off checking into the grand harbour down the road, room 19 for example still has a view and is much better priced. or those on a budget can go to asti guest house. much better room even though you have to share a bathroom (spotless). all three hotels are a stone's throw from each other.

      the british staff are very friendly, but it is overpriced.

      Friendly family run hotel


      My son and I stayed here over New Years eve for a week. David and Rita & 3 daughters are the gracious owners and made us feel part of their family. I cannot describe sharing a bottle of champagne with their family overlooking the harbor watching the fireworks at midnight. The castle of the Knights of St. John is across the harbor and looks beautiful at day or night. We felt truly blessed being accepted into this family.

      We stayed in room 114 that had 2 rooms with a private balconey with a million dollar view. The staff is friendly and helpful. Joseph who is the waiter, knew all the history of Malta and we could not learn enough from him.

      Gorgeous Views - Needs some remodeling!


      I can not say enough about the breathtaking views from the restaraunt or from the hotel rooms if your lucky enough to have a port view. It doesnt look real.

      The hotel is stuck in the 70s and needs some major redoing. There is no airconditioning - only in reception - which is somewhat misleading.

      The restaraunt food is very good. Waiters are extremely friendly!!

      I would not stay here again only because of the fact there was no air conditioning. But if you dont mind that than I would definetly recommend it!!

      Great View and Location


      We just stayed one night there. The location and view over the harbour are really great. The rooms are ok (although a little on the smaller side), but the bed was squeaking on every little movement. No AC (but a fan). Nevertheless, well worth the price.

      Wonderful Location Grand Harbour View


      We Arrived on EU night Friday 30th May, Front room overlooking the Grand Harbour great night. Hotel was clean and tidy, good food, Walking distance to city centre. ask for Room 106 or 105 they have a shared terrace. Top Choice.

      Superb location


      The family-run British Hotel is superbly located for the person who is either on a business or cultural visit to Malta. While enjoying the maginficent views of the Grand Harbour, it is both quiet and centrally located, near to e.g. the PM's palace or the main business street, as well as not far from the central bus terminal of the island from where all buses leave. This way one can save a lot of time. The hotel is very clean and the staff friendly and helpful. Highly recommendable for those who do not require a swimming pool or TV or a busy nightlife scene, but look for a clean, practically located hotel that is integrated into the architecture of this city and does not 'bite' with it, with magnificent harbour views both at day and night, at fair prices.

      Hotel British


      The British Hotel , Jeff and Faye's home-away-from-home in Valletta. David Montebello of the British Hotel provided invaluable guidance to make their trip a success. .

      TripAdvisor Reviews British Hotel Valletta

      3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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