When wondering where to stay in Malta, you may want to consider Waterfront hotel. The hotel is set on a beautiful location in the town of Sliema. It faces the sea as well as the lovely promenade. The building was completely refurbished in 2017. We booked a room for 5 nights in June 2017, just few days after hotel’s official opening. The Waterfront hotel was still in reconstruction during our stay, so we were feeling a little uncomfortable about the noise. Still, for sure, the hotel will be lovely place to stay in Malta when completed.
During our trip to Malta, most of the rooms on first three floors as well as public areas were completed. Yet there were not any windows in floors above five. Another frustrating thing was that the indoor pool area was not available. However all these small inconveniences were compensated by the fact that the staff were helpful and friendly and the location was great.
The Waterfront hotel is located near to Sliema pier and its elegantly designed building is overlooking the promenade. If you ask yourself where to stay in Malta then consider that the Waterfront hotel is in a close vicinity of lots of bars and restaurants.
The neighboring area, Sliema offers a good selection of shops and cafes within walking distance. Sliema is on the same island as St Julians which is a lively place during the night. The two quarters are connected with a beautiful promenade.
St Julians and Sliema feature a blend of old architecture and new buildings. Both traditional and new building share the same colour palette as well as similar exterior details.
The ferry boat to the town of Valletta is in a walking distance. The Waterfront hotel could be also a perfect base to cruise the Maltese islands. It is very close to the starting point to cruises, tours and excursions to Gozo, Comino and Maltese waters.
The most affordable one is the Harbour cruise. You can negotiate a price of 10 euros per person. The duration of the trip is 1,5 hour.
Rooms and Amenities
Inside, we enjoyed our comfortable king-size bed. Yet, pillows were firm for our test.
There were coffee and tea making facilities including milk and brown sugar. Bathroom was clean and spacious but water run out of the bathroom, into the hallway. Towels were snowy white and extremely soft.
Other guests reported that their bathrooms did not have a shower curtain. Another frustrating fact for them was was that in this type of bathroom, guests had to hold the shower head in one hand whilst washing with the other.
In conclusion, we would like to note that the public areas of the Waterfront hotel were elegant and spacious. Breakfast also was good. We liked the morning espresso in Italian style, flesh fruits including the famous Malta melon and eggs.
The Wi Fi is reliable as everywhere in Malta.