The Waterfront Hotel

Address: The Strand, Il Gzira, Island of Malta, GZR 1028, Malta | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on The Strand, Il Gzira, is near St. John's Co-Cathedral, Portomaso Marina, Manoel Theatre, and Cresta Dive Centre.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Waterfront Hotel Il Gzira

          Reviewed by joanna.rath

          Good hotel

          Reviewed Jun 6, 2014
          by (17 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

          Located in Sliema with easy access to Valletta and the rest of the island. Great harbour-side esplanade to walk along that goes for miles. Large, bright rooms with coffee making facilities. Very friendly, helpful staff.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Historical Traveler Reviews The Waterfront Hotel Il Gzira

          Good holiday at the waterfront


          Just returned from 10 days at the Waterfront and would thoroughly recommend it. Clean room,good food and obliging staff.

          Excellent holiday


          Just returned from an excellent fortnight at the Waterfront. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Stayed in corner room on 7th floor - brilliant.

          Wonderful hotel


          Excellent hotel with good facilities and friendly staff. All meals of a high standard and a varied menu.

          A great hotel


          We have just returned from the Waterfront hotel and we agree fully with all the reviews that this hotel is the best. As it becomes more popular it will become harder to book. We were told that the hotel is fully booked till well into November and at least 35% of customers are returners. The food was very good always hot and a good variety.

          We took a wheelchair and found no problems in the hotel, the rooms are very spacious, with wide doors and ramps to all areas including the roof top pool. When outside the hotel we found it easier to cross over the main road to the promenade as some of the kerbs were uneven but not impossible to cross on the hotel side. The locals were very helpful, we even took the wheelchair on a local bus to Valletta.

          We hope to return in the near future.

          Very Pleasant!


          We stayed in the Waterfront Hotel in July this year. It is an excellent hotel with good facilities. The staff were very helpful and friendly. I would fully recommend this hotel to anyone.

          Mt wife & I have stayed at the Waterfront Hotel 3 times in the last 3 years.


          It is without doubt our favourite hotel on the island first class in every respect. We take our annual main holiday in Malta, our next visit this year will be our 17th, and ou 4th stay at the Waterfront Hotel. It is excellent in every respect Comfort, Decor, Clealiness, excellent food & in a very good position. Above all though the staff are excellent.

          Fantastic Modern Hotel


          We stayed at The Waterfront Hotel during the peak August season of 2003. It was brilliant. We received an extremely warm welcome from the porter and all staff were very friendly and helpful. Our half board meals were outstandingly good - better than your average self service stuff! The view across the creek to valetta from the front of the hotel (esp. the restaurant windows) is quite lovely. The roof top pool was lovely - though is a lot smaller than the clever photography in the brochure/website suggests! This hotel had a noticable lack of screaming kids and I would say is ideally suited to couples. The air-conditioning in reception and in our room provided a real haven from the occasionally unbearable outside heat. A first class hotel.

          Almost qualifies for ***** (5 star)


          Very pleasant stay. Staff always ready to help: food excellent and ample Bar open all night with good service and even better prices. I settled bill at the end of a forthnights' stay and it did not bankrupt me. Rooms ample and service excellent. I will go back if they'll have me. We had two grand little ones who behaved? but we had no complaints!

          Wonderful, but.......


          The Waterfront has been recently refurbished to a very high standard. The decor is stylish and service is excellent. The food in the restaurant was good and well-presented. We had a corner room on the second floor, giving extra space and a lovely view of the harbour. The one drawback was that being low down meant that we were subject to quite a lot of traffic noise most of the time. Overall a lovely hotel which we would be happy to visit again, making sure that we requested a high floor/ quiet room!

          Good hotel


          Watterfront Hotel can be recommended! Nice rooms, good breakfast, situated very good near Sliema Ferry and bus stops.

          We regret that so many restaurants in Sliema are on the wrong sida of the road. More restaurants are wanted on the seaside of the Strand etc.

          It's not nice to sit in the traffic. We went to St Julians for our dinners!

          TripAdvisor Reviews The Waterfront Hotel Il Gzira

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

          Travel Blogs from Il Gzira

          Better see Valletta!

          A travel blog entry by joanna.rath on Jun 06, 2014

          8 photos

          I caught the bus (public transport) into Valletta this morning (Malta's capital). Thought I'd better pay the city a visit! I headed straight for St John's Co-Cathedral because I was told it was worth seeing. The church still belongs to the Knights of Malta (Knights of St John - Hospitallers). The very plain fašade did not prepare me for the over- …

          A reason to visit Malta

          A travel blog entry by joanna.rath on Jun 05, 2014

          9 photos

          I used the hop on / hop off bus today, taking the South (Red) Tour. My feeling yesterday that this method of transport for touring Malta and seeing the sights would be the best way to go was realised. I would only do Malta this way in future, particularly knowing which sights I wanted to see. The commentary provided by the audio guide was very good …

          Island of Gozo

          A travel blog entry by joanna.rath on Jun 04, 2014

          10 photos

          Nowhere near as windy today but the swell in the harbour reminded me to take my sea sick pill. As it turned out, the ferry crossing from Malta to Gozo was very smooth. The ferry terminal is at the far western end of Malta and the crossing took 25 minutes.

          The tour I took of Gozo was not as fast paced as yesterday's tour; with more free …

          Highlights of Malta

          A travel blog entry by joanna.rath on Jun 03, 2014

          1 comment, 8 photos

          I was picked up at 8.00am this morning from the hotel for the Highlights of Malta tour. Given the number of people on the tour (48), it was extremely well organised but very rushed.

          It was very, very windy again and the harbour and sea were extremely choppy, God! I hope it calms down tomorrow because I have to get on a ferry for Gozo …

          On the move again

          A travel blog entry by joanna.rath on Jun 02, 2014


          I can't believe I agreed to an 8.00am flight out of Sicily to Malta. However, the connection in Rome meant that I didn't have long to wait.

          The hotel is on the waterfront (hence the name) with a great esplanade to walk along that stretches for miles. I have a room with a harbour view - very nice. The hotel won me over with its in-room …

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