*INVITATION* After 5 amazing days in the sun I am now back in cold and rainy Graz and couldn’t wait to tell you all about our trip to the Maltese islands. When we planned our trip we first were planning on staying in the capital Valletta. But once we found this little gem located in the heart of Sliema, it was decided. Needless to say, the stay was nothing short of amazing and I simply had to share a few impressions in today’s hotel review about the Palace in Malta with you guys.
The Palace Malta | Location
The Palace is located in the heart of Sliema on the island of Malta. Across the Hotel, with only the ocean between them is the capital of Malta, Valletta. But worry not, Sliema is a fabulous place to stay too. It has so much more to offer than just a ferry harbour and some tourist traps along the coastline. Sliema has a great selection of shops, beautiful architecture and wonderful restaurants. And the very best, basically everything is located about 5-20 minutes (by foot) from the Palace.
The Palace Malta | Where to eat
The Palace has a huge variety of restaurants to choose from. There’s the Tabloid restaurant located on the entrance level, which offers a buffet dedicated to a specific theme every other night. We went on Saturday (Fish night, YAY!) because we didn’t bother about walking through the rain to find a nice dinner spot and were not disappointed. For about 25€ each, we got an all-you-can-eat buffet, a bottle of water and a bottle of delicious white wine.
Then there’s the TemptAsian restaurant, located on the 9th floor with a glorious view over Sliema. TemptAsian is a reward winning Asian fusion restaurant and loved by travellers and locals alike. It’s a tad on the more expensive side but oh-so-good. We ordered different maki, sushi and a main course and were floating in food heaven. If you feel like treating yourself this will be your restaurant of choice.
Also, there’s the “Talk of Town” bar and the possibility to get into the sister-hotel “Victoria” where you’ll find an English pub, a fab Italian restaurant and more. The breakfast buffet at the Palace was rich and delicious. They had everything you desired and more – we especially loved the fresh croissants and pancakes with chocolate spread. SO GOOD! What I loved most: you could decide whether to eat your breakie inside or outside – we opted for outside and loved it! 20 degrees at 8am – I really dig that!!
The Palace Malta | The Rooms
We were given a fabulous and spacious Superior room with sea view and a balcony. And let me tell you, I absolutely loved this room. Sure, it’s nothing like their amazing suites (dedicated to the six senses) but it sure was a rather great substitute. Whenever I go on vacation and sleep in a hotel I get anxious about the shower having no water pressure whatsoever but this time it worked just fine – more than that. It was better than the one we have at home, duh! The bed was extremely comfortable and the wifi worked amazingly well.
Can’t find anything to criticize except the crappy blow drier. Luckily Malta is warm enough and I just sat on the balcony for a few minutes to dry my hair. If you want to treat yourselves to an amazing experience rather than only a room at the Palace I’d recommend you to opt for one of their designer suites. I especially loved the music and view suites, which you can also see on the pictures, so cool!
The Palace Malta | Amenities
When we arrived in Malta it was raining cats and dogs outside. So rather than heading out to explore the island in the storm, we decided to just spend the afternoon at the indoor pool. Luckily the Palace doesn’t only have an incredibly outdoor pool overlooking the skyline of Valletta and Sliema, but also a very nice spa area with saunas, fitness centre and an indoor pool.
THE PALACE: c/o AX Hotel Operations Ltd. High Street (Triq il-Kbira) Sliema, SLM1542. Malta Web: http://thepalacemalta.com/
In general, I really enjoyed my time at the Palace in Sliema. It’s a great Hotel, located in a lovely area and offers an incredible view over Malta. I can imagine the outdoor pool area to be absolutely fabulous in summer – sadly it was closed due to the storm when we were there. I’ve been thinking long about things to criticize but I just can’t think of anything except the blow drier and the fact that the AC was loud af. We turned it off during the night, which worked fine. However, in summer when it’s really hot outside I imagine this could turn into a real annoying problem.
What do you think about The Palace in Sliema, Malta? Have you ever been to Malta?