Diplomat Hotel - Sliema

173 Tower Road, Sliema, Malta, SLM 1609show map
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Overview

Situated about 10 minutes' walk from Balluta Square, the prestigious Diplomat offers a rooftop pool, a sun deck and an outdoor swimming pool. Built in 1991, the venue is designed in an art deco style. You will find bureau de change, storage for belongings and an elevator at the hotel.

Location

The accommodation is set in a shopping area, close to a rocky beach. Portomaso Marina is just 10 minutes’ drive away.

The property offers easy access to boutiques and a shopping mall.

The venue is ideally located about 10 minutes' walk of Sliema city center. Malta International airport is about 6 miles away.

Rooms

The hotel offers classic rooms with en suite bathrooms and high-speed internet, a laptop-compatible safe and a balcony. Some units include views of the bay or the Mediterranean Sea. The units are also fitted with comfortable furniture and parquetry floor.

Eat & Drink

Diplomat serves a cold buffet breakfast in the morning. At the casual restaurant guests can enjoy local cuisine. Guests can get hot and cold drinks at the coffee bar. A huge variety of dishes is served in Bellavista and Amigos Pizza, which are 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

Business facilities at Diplomat include a video projector, a business center and a conference room.

Leisure

This property also features a swimming pool featured with sun loungers, a whirlpool and a sauna. The venue offers a gym and a fitness center available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

The hotel personnel speaks English, Italian, Maltese.

Number of floors:   8.  Number of rooms:   113.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Baggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Pub

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness studio

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Rooftop pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Water skiing
  • Horseback riding
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Pool tables
  • Fitness studio

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Package/Parcel services
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Computer connection

Dining

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Pub
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Dinner
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cribs
  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Rooftop pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Sun loungers
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Television in lobby
  • Health club
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view

Room features

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Balcony
  • Closet
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-out05:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 4 yearsExtra bedFREEExisting bedsFREEAll children5 - 13 yearsExisting bedsFREEExtra bedFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
License numberh/0253
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Rooms and availability

Standard Room
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds
    • 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    12 persons
  • Sea view
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
room details
Triple Room
  • Bed options:
    • Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    • 2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    5 persons
  • Sea view
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Bathtub
room details
Basic Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
  • Partial View
  • Private pool
  • Balcony
room details
Basic Twin Room for Single Use
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
Basic Room for Single Use
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds
    • 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
  • Balcony
room details
Basic Single Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
  • Partial View
  • Balcony
room details
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Spinola BaySpinola Bay3000 ft
Balluta BayBalluta Bay2300 ft
Saint Julian's TowerSaint Julian's Tower800 ft
Saint Patrick's ChurchSaint Patrick's Church400 ft
Independence gardensIndependence gardens500 ft
Balluta SquareBalluta Square2400 ft
San Girgor il-Kbir St. Gregory the GreatSan Girgor il-Kbir St. Gregory the Great1300 ft
Holy Trinity ChurchHoly Trinity Church1800 ft75 Triq Rudolphe
Parish Church of Our Lady of Mount CarmelParish Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel2200 ftAt Balluta Bay
BellavistaBellavista100 ft265 Triq It-Torri
Little ArgentinaLittle Argentina500 ft
Il Cantiniere Restaurant & Wine BarIl Cantiniere Restaurant & Wine Bar400 ftTower Road
O'ClockO'Clock400 ft
Plough and AnchorPlough and Anchor500 ft
Le Cinque TerreLe Cinque Terre500 ft
Meats & EatsMeats & Eats600 ft
Charles Grech BistroCharles Grech Bistro800 ft
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Getting around
Airports
Malta International (MLA)4.4 mi
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Reviews
6.6
Nicebased on 165 reviews

Rating by category:

9.0
Location
4.0
Rooms
9.0
Service
8.0
Dining
  • 0.8
    Guest rating

    Helpful staff in restaurant and housekeeping. Convenient location Reasonable bedroom

    Very Poor small bathroom. Lady on reception desk most unwelcoming The hotel was rated 4 star on the web - it might just make 3 star

  • 1.6
    Guest rating

    Excellent location, friendly staff,great food. Will return.

    None really for the cost.

  • 8.8
    Great

    the veiw,personnel, food and location were excellent

    We did not like the top bed covers divided in two,it was impossible to get heat and so it felt cold.

  • 8.8
    Great

    The staff was great. It does cater to older clients but that means no problem to get a great sleep. Don't understand the complaint about breakfast. It was the most comprehensive buffet that we saw in 5 weeks of travel in Italy, Sicily and Malta.Hotel a little dated but clean and the price could not be bettered for this location.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    the hotel was just normal, nothing spcial considering **** hotel

    the furniture and equipment were old, th smell inside the hotel was not pleasant.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Was value for money. Did'n't cost very much so you get what you pay for.

    Hotel very shabby and badly needs refurbishment

  • 7.8
    Very good

    Sea view from the room is excellent. Location is good - near all points of interest, but at night you hear only the sea (if the window is opened), not music from the clubs or cafes, or something like this.

    Furniture looks shabby. Shower gel smelled like it's rotten. No balcony. Very weak and unstable wi-fi signal in the room.

  • 6.2
    Nice

    The Diplomat was in a very good position on the main sea front promenade and a 15 minute walk into the main town with lots of bars and restaurants on the way. The buffet breakfast was very good with lots of choice.

    The air-conditioning was not cold enough for us. After being examined by the maintenance, it seemed that there was nothing wrong with it and seemed to be the accepted temperature for the locals. Do not choose a room at the front of the hotel as there is an outside bar which is open till 2.00/3.00am and gets quite noisy and lively. The hotel was clean enough, but needs a sprucing up, a coat of paint, was a bit run down for a 4*.

  • 6.2
    Nice

    Very helpful staff, nice view to the coast.

    The hotel must be renovated (curtains, furniture, etc), it is quite old. Moreover, the breakfast is served on the underground floor and looks a bit miserable. There is also some noise, as the hotel in on the main road.

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    Quality hotel with the right atmosphere. Very good cafe/bar, with professional staff.

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    excellant wifi, very comfortable and clean

  • 8.2
    Great

    - staff was polite - services available e.g. pool on the roof, cafeteria in the lobby, fast wifi in the room - position at the waterfront promenade

    - old design - cheap looking environment despite hotel seems to be 4 star - lack of fresh fruit and vegetable for breakfast

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    Perfect location. Exceptionally helpful staff - they provided all possible assistance while recovering our luggage that we left on a bus coming from airport. Pool on the roof - it served well to fight August midday heat. Watching fireworks while sitting in the pool also made perfect end of Saturday.

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    The room, which was very comfortable, had a wonderful sea view. The breakfast was excellent and the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful.

  • 8.2
    Great

    hotel staff, room service, location, breakfast is good

    beds could be longer; would be nice to change furniture to smth more modern;

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14of 25 hotels in Sliema
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Luxury Hotels in Malta

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-out05:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 4 yearsExtra bedFREEExisting bedsFREEAll children5 - 13 yearsExisting bedsFREEExtra bedFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
License numberh/0253
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Getting around
Airports
Malta International (MLA)4.4 mi
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What is the closest airport?The hotel lies within 7 miles of Malta International airport.Can I have a breakfast on site?Yes, the hotel offers an buffet breakfast.Does the property offer facilities for business travelers?Yes, the business facilities include a business center and a conference room.Does the property offer facilities for guests with children?Yes, the property offers babysitting and a playroom.How far is the city center from the property?The city center is located 0.4 miles away.Are there any cleaning services provided?Yes, the hotel offers laundry and dry cleaning service.Can I have lunch or dinner nearby?Yes, you can have lunch or dinner at Il Cantiniere Restaurant & Wine Bar within 400 feet of the hotel.What room types are available here?Such room types as standard room and a double room are available on site.What onsite sport activities can I take part in?You can benefit from a gym and a fitness center available on site.
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