The Victoria Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Victoria Hotel Sliema
My wife and I spent 14days at the Victoria Hotel in May this year and repeated it in October, overall our 3rd visit and have every intention of returning .We can highly recommend this first class hotel which is situated in a quiet residential area, just 5 minutes walk to the seafront with a lovely promenade. Where you will find a very frequent bus service which will take you to most parts of the island and very cheap too. It is a very well run hotel and the staff could not be more helpful,everyone is greeted with a smile. It is very tastefully furnished in the Victorian style & decor. We stayed on a H.B. basis and found the meals (buffet style) excellent value for money with a very good variety.
We find the Maltese people very friendly and always ready to help the visitor.
Not as good as expected
I chose this hotel as it got very good reviews but was disappointed. The positives were that the hotel rooms were clean and it was situated in a quiet residential area away from traffic noise.
We had a few problems though...
We arrived at this hotel at 4.30am in the morning and the receptionist took 20 minutes to find our booking even though I had given him the printed voucher. We were given a twin room instead of a double and when we rang to ask for a room change we were told there weren't any doubles left.
We had come to Malta to relax and having arrived so early in the morning, we did not plan on getting up early. To our surprise there was a knock on the door at 8am when the cleaner had come to clean our room then promptly shut the door when she realised we were still in there. She came back again at 9am and 10am and there was no "Do not disturb" sign to put out so that it wouldn't happen again. This also happened the second morning we were there which was very annoying.
Apart from that this hotel was moderate. I wouldn't stay here again. I would recommend staying at the wonderful Juliani Hotel in St Julian's which was exceptional for not much more money.
An excellent 4 star hotel
I have visited Malta on many occasions and this is by far the best hotel I have stayed in. I did a bit of research using this website before booking the hotel. I can only agree with the many comments about how helpful and friendly all the staff are. The food is buffet style but is changed each night. The bar is very nice and some of the bar staff are real characters. Forget the five star hotels in the rather unpleasant St Julians and stay here. You will not be disappointed. Only gripe is that there was only one english language TV channel (BBC World).
My wife and I stayed at the Victoria for one week in May 05 and were very impressed with the hotel. We had a corner room (732) on the 7th floor and had a balcony on which we could have held a dance for 50 people. This would be the only room probably with such a balcony. There is a nice pub just around the corner and the sea front or harbour are both about a 5 minute walk from the hotel. There is an excellent restaurant called
Il-Merill in St Vincent street, again about 5 minutes walk in which we ate 4 evenings out of 7.
Silema bus station and ferry to Valletta are also very close.
Highly Recommend this hotel!!
We stayed at the Victoria Hotel from April 7th to April 14th and then again from April 24th to April 26th. I can't say enough great things about the hotel. First of all, since it is a boutique hotel, it is very quaint and intimate. The rooms are really lovely and tastefully decorated...and it was great to have coffee/tea facilities in the room. We were on the 7th floor and had a lovely view of Sliema and the water. The hotel staff were so friendly and always willing to help you. They couldn't do enough for you. The hotel is in a residential area so it was extremely quiet every night. And the food was delicious, especially the desserts! There wasn't a huge selection of food at the buffet, but they certainly made up for it in quality! Although the hotel is not on the waterfront, it is only about a 5 minute walk to the waterfront (and to the bus stop). We will definitely stay at this hotel again!
Very nice hotel
This hotel is in the centre of Sliema residential area, but is close to the sea front in Sliema and St Juliens. It is clean, comfortable and very friendly. The staff is extremely helpful, and cannot do enough to make your stay a nice experience.
The restaurant is excellent and the food is varied and of good quality, the Dinner was changed every night and we ate there most nights. If you are not on full board they offer a buy two get one free with advanced purchase tickets.
The roof top pool and Jacuzzi are not suitable for children but are OK for adult. There are good views across to Valetta, and worth getting a room on the top floors.
The new buildings going up along the sea front have ruined Sliema. But it does have some charm in the back streets. The hotel has a free car park, which is very useful, as parking in Sliema can be a nightmare.
I have no problem in recommending the Victoria Hotel for a holiday; I would stay there again.
The best hotel I've visited
It's an excellent hotel. Very good. Near to bus station, all directions. Very good breakfast and beds. The swimmingpool is excellent with jacuzzi!
The best bed i've slept in
We've just got back17/02/04 after staying for a week at the Hotel Victoria. The hotel was great and it had the best bed I've slept in it was so comfortable. The hotel is on top of a hill so may not be suitable for some but although not on the sea front it is in a good location. the food was buffet stlye all you could eat affair, and was fine rather than fantastic but you could go A-La-Carte if you wanted.the rooftop terrace looked nice although it was closed while we were there. the pool was on the small side but thats not a critisism just a fact.The staff are warm and friendly and the bar a nice comfortable place to have a drink or two.The view from our room was over the rooftops of Sliema but it never bothered us but if you want a room with a view request a 7th floor room with an odd number standing on the rooftop terrace above these rooms we reckon they had views overlooking the harbour towards Valletta. If you want a room with a double bed rather than twin beds I would advise you to e-mail ahead(like I did) with your request,especially for the 7th floor rooms
Wonderful place to stay.
The Victoria Hotel in Sliema is an ideal spot to stay on your journey to Malta. A close walk to many excellent restaurants, shopping and the bus, the hotel features excellent views of Sliema and Valetta from the roof-top pool and the surprisingly helpful and pleasant staff are always on hand. Rooms are a fair size and sport comfortable furniture.
Beware that the ACs will make your room considerably cooler than outdoors, but it never reaches room temperature.
The Victoria Hotel is a superb high quality hotel. We can not fault the hotel in anyway. The staff are so helpful and always smiling. The rooms are of a high quality with all the added extras i.e. air conditioning, t.v. minibar (which is not expensive) the food was of a good quality and plenty of it. The whole hotel is run to a very high standard and as a guest you are made to feel special. The hotel is situated in a residential area but is in easy reach of the sea front or harbour. If you are thinking of visiting Sliema then I can highly recommend the Victoria as the place to stay.
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