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The Diplomat Hotel, Sliema

173, Tower Road Sliema Malta SLM 1609 - Map
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The Diplomat Hotel Overview

The Diplomat Hotel is located in Sliema, Malta, less than a 10 minute drive away from the beach at St Georges Bay. Ideal for couples or families, The Diplomat Hotel offers 4 star accommodation and services in a seafront location.

The rooms at The Diplomat Hotel offer plenty of space to relax along with useful amenities such as free Wi-Fi, television with satellite channels and air conditioning. The hotel has a rooftop swimming pool with sun loungers and views of the ocean. There is a lobby bar serving drinks as well as light meals and snacks and a restaurant which serves breakfast and dinner each day. Other facilities at the hotel include fitness facilities, a sauna and a business centre.

There is lots to see and do in the nearby area including a rocky beach right outside the hotel. Sliema has many shops and restaurants on offer and there are many bars and nightclubs in nearby Paceville which is a 30 minute walk from the hotel.

The Diplomat Hotel Overview

The Diplomat Hotel is located in Sliema, Malta, less than a 10 minute drive away from the beach at St Georges Bay. Ideal for couples or families, The Diplomat Hotel offers 4 star accommodation and services in a seafront location.

The rooms at The Diplomat Hotel offer plenty of space to relax along with useful amenities such as free Wi-Fi, television with satellite channels and air conditioning. The hotel has a rooftop swimming pool with sun loungers and views of the ocean. There is a lobby bar serving drinks as well as light meals and snacks and a restaurant which serves breakfast and dinner each day. Other facilities at the hotel include fitness facilities, a sauna and a business centre.

There is lots to see and do in the nearby area including a rocky beach right outside the hotel. Sliema has many shops and restaurants on offer and there are many bars and nightclubs in nearby Paceville which is a 30 minute walk from the hotel.


Our customers think this is great for...

77%

Central location

44%

Family friendly

44%

Great service


Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Arcade/game room
  • Area shuttle (Surcharge)
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach bar
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
  • Beauty services
  • Billiards
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Breakfast service
  • Business centre
  • Casino shuttle (complimentary)
  • Check-in time starts 1:00 PM
  • Check-out by noon
  • Check-out from 5:00 AM
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Computer rental
  • Concierge desk
  • Concierge services
  • Conference center
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Exhibit space
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Half board rates available
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Laundry facilities
  • Library
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Luggage storage
  • Massage
  • Media library
  • Medical assistance available
  • Microwave in lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Multiple large conference rooms
  • Multiple small meeting rooms
  • Number of bars/lounges 2
  • Number of buildings/towers 1
  • Number of floors 7
  • One meeting/conference room
  • On-site car rental
  • On-site medical assistance available
  • Parking nearby
  • Photocopy machines
  • Piano
  • Poolside bar
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Room service
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Sauna
  • Secretarial services
  • Security guard
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Spa on site
  • Spa tub
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Swimming pool - outdoor seasonal
  • Television in lobby
  • Terrace
  • Total number of rooms 113
  • Tour assistance
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony
  • Bathrobes (on request)
  • Bathroom phone
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Cable/satellite television channels
  • City view
  • Climate control
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Extra towels/bedding
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room massage available
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Minibar
  • Non-smoking only
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Satellite television service
  • Sea view
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Sofa bed
  • Television
  • Trouser press
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens

Customer Reviews

7/10 Good Based on 14 Customer Reviews

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8/10 Great

17 November 2016

NICE HOTEL

After checking in we were told we weren´t stopping there as there was a problem with our room. We were not the only ones. We were moved to the Windsor around the corner. In fairness to the Diplomat we were given free evening meals in compensation. When we returned after 3 days the room was not ready. However, the rooms were lovely, clean, warm, with tea and coffee making facilities, and a nice bathroom. Food at the Hotel had a good variety, and good. Staff in the dining room were very pleasant.

The best thing about my stay was...

The room
8/10 Great

20 June 2016

Another happy stay at The Diplomat !!

This was our second year to stay at The Diplomat and as before it was up to expectations. The welcome, although late at night was great. All of the staff are friendly and welcoming, the concierge couldn't be more helpful. Our room was spacious and very clean. The hotel caters for a mature clientele which means a good night's sleep is guaranteed. Early wake up with ongoing building close by but not an issue. Breakfasts are generous and varied. Location is the key!! I'd highly recommend this hotel.

The best thing about my stay was...

The brilliant location close to both Sliema and St Julian's and the lovely, quiet rooftop pool.
8/10 Great

16 August 2014

Surprisingly decent

We booked this hotel as we wanted to be near to the nightlife and restaurants but not completely in the thick of things. The location was very good, it was just a short walk to Balluta bay in the evenings which had some lovely restaurants. The hotel is right on the promenade so you are very close to the sea. There is no beach at Sliema however we sunbathed on the rocks a few times and swam in the sea there. It's a 10/15 minute walk to Sliema harbour where many boat trips depart from. We walked to Paceville for a night out in about 25minutes or it's a 10minute bus ride away. The room was an adequate size and was cleaned daily, with fresh towels. There was a small fridge which was handy, and tea/ coffee facilities in the room. We had a tiny balcony with a side sea view. It wasn't big enough to sit out on unfortunately. Breakfast was a variety of cold meats, bread, fruit salad, full cooked hot breakfast, cereals and sweet cake! The pool area on the roof was decent by Maltese standards. Having holidayed around Europe I have to say that the hotels in the area seem to be of a lower standard generally in comparison. The pool areas are mostly very small and space is not a luxury they can indulge in. Having said that we enjoyed lounging on the roof terrace and using the pool a few times and it was kept nice and clean. The view from up there was lovely too. The pool bar served slightly dodgy cocktails but tasty cheap wine as well as hot food and ice cream. The staff were all very friendly. The hotel was very easy to get to from the airport. We paid €1.30 for a bus which departed from the airport and took about 50 minutes. We had a safe in our room which we ha to pay to use, it was €10 deposit and €12 for 9 days.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location
8/10 Great

04 August 2014

Family holiday with four generations.

We all enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Spent mornings by the roof top pool while our 8 year old enjoyed playing in it. Lovely prom across the road where I had my daily early morning walk in both directions. All staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fine with a good selection. Bus stop only a two minute walk from hotel. One and a half euros will take you on as many journeys around the island on buses in one day. There are plenty of restaurants and fast food places nearby. Room was comfortable. The air conditioning was a bit noisy but wouldn't put me off returning in the future.

The best thing about my stay was...

The people of Malta are the friendliest I have ever came accross!
8/10 Great

03 July 2014

first visit to Malta late May 2014

customer service was very good onsite rep for tours from early morning to 5pm.our room was spotless clean and above average in comfort and furnishings.side sea view from small balcony.buffet breakfast had excellant choice in hot or cold meals.evening meal gave plenty of choice of good food with some evenings of local specialities-something to please everyone .restaurant staff lovely.The hotel is on coast road with promenade opposite for long walks.Bus stops handy 5mins walk awayto down into Sliema which is few minutes ride away or 15 minutes walk.St Julians in opposite direction 20 minutes walk.

The best thing about my stay was...

Being able to hop on the bus and be anywhere on island within 25 minutes .weekly tickets so cheap 6 euro.50. although get crowded are plentiful..Vallletta is a must. we will return
8/10 Great

22 May 2014

Good Location

The hotel is situated between Sliema and St Julians Bay so there was a great choice of restaurants within easy walking distance. Hotel was perfect as a place for a late evening drink and to sleep as the room was clean and functional. We had a side sea view but you had to stand on the small balcony to see the sea. Breakfast was good but dining room has no natural light so we didn't eat in the evenings there.

The best thing about my stay was...

The location of the hotel and the promenade along the seafront.
6/10 Good

19 January 2013

Good location and friendly staff, but a few gotchas!

Location is good for shopping with great views. The rooms are nice, fairly large and they are kept very clean. Staff are friendly and helpful. overall I enjoyed my stay with them. Gotchas - Safe keys and use of the sauna incur a charge? If it wasn't for this, I would give it 4 stars.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location and view
6/10 Good

17 November 2011

Enjoyable

The Hotel is in an ideal location but could do with updating the decor ,however the housekeeping was first class as were the staff, the breakfast was just OK my parents had one evening meal there and said it was awfull. I would return to the hotel but on a room basis only.

The best thing about my stay was...

The location
4/10 Average

01 October 2010

Old hotel - Good location

Good location, friendly receptionist, good cleaning. Bad beds. We had our matress changes 1 night but they were still not good. We did not have our beed sheets changed in a week, and only free water bottle the first night. Nice clean beach and lively area close to everything. Good pool at the top of hotel. No terasse or sea view from our room. No terasse in any room with tabel and chairs.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location and clean water
10/10 Amazing

23 March 2009

aob

I have nothing but positive reflections about this hotel.The location was superb,the food was excellent,the staff very friendly and the hotel bedroom was of a high standard.The guests were also most friendly and we had some good chats in the evening over a glass of wine.Because some of these stay for several weeks at a time, it was like a home from home. Having an English local newspaper to read over a good Irish/English breakfast was a special treat and the rashers were about the best I ever ate.All this at an excellent price.I have recommended this hotel to my friends

8/10 Great

21 April 2008

spot on !

stayed at diplomat for one week. i had checked reviews before i went. some of the reviews were spot on but im glad i made up my own mind and went with my gut feeling. there were one or two minor things but location was perfect, breakfast was excellent, staff very friendly and helpful,price was easy on the pocket! look out diplomat i will be back! sindy,ireland

10/10 Amazing

28 August 2007

Diplomat

Stayed here in August. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Rooms were a good size, spotless and cleaned every day. We were at the side so Balcony was too small to sit out on but you can sit up at the rooftop bar overlooking the sea or outside the ground floor bar which also overlooks the sea. Buffet breakfast has something to cater for everyone. Absolutely no complaints. Really enjoyed my stay here. Was very relieved when we arrived as there are lots of hotels in Malta that are dirty and badly reviewed. We are planning to go back next year and will stay in the Diplomat again based on this experience.

8/10 Great

31 July 2006

Review of 'HOWARD JOHNSON DIPLOMAT'

Excellent value for a central seafront Sliema location.  Very friendly staff, well maintained hotel.  Very clean.  Room size and furnishings pleasant, bathrooms adequate but a little tired.  Ask for a seafront room and a higher floor - Sliema traffic can be noisy in high summer.  Great sea view.   Rooftop pool gets busy and can be short of seating.  Small and rather dingy gym.  Breakfast and evening buffet had a good range of freshly cooked food including cooked breakfast.  WiFi reception excellent and not bad value at LM 2 an hour. BBC World Service TV and Euronews available in room.

8/10 Great

04 October 2005

Review of 'HOWARD JOHNSON DIPLOMAT'

the hotel was clean and well maintained, the staff friendly and the meals well made and presented - so much so that we upgraded to half board from b&b.<br />the hotel is situated in a very convenient location for both valetta in the south and the more rural northern villages.<br />we hired a car for the week but could easily have got to the hotel from the airport and got around the island by bus as the hotel is on a bus route.<br />the rooftop pool was small but adequate and the poolside bar catered for all our requirements<br />my only complaint was that our room was at the side of the hotel and the balcony was too small to be of any use

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