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"The roof topbar and pool was a bonus. The staff very helpful " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 07 Oct 2017

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Double or Twin Room, Sea View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room Single Use

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double or Twin Room, Balcony, Partial Sea View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Description

The spacious rooms at Diplomat Hotel get high marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Sliema Promenade. Free WiFi in public areas, a free casino shuttle and an outdoor pool are available. Built in 1991, this 4-star hotel has 113 rooms over 7 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and a balcony in each room.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with balconies, LCD TVs and minibars
  • Free WiFi
  • Drinking and dining options include a restaurant, a coffee shop, a poolside bar and a bar/lounge
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre and a sauna
  • Guests speak favourably about the location and the breakfast
  • Just a 4-minute walk from Sliema Promenade and 5 minutes on foot from Saint Julian's Bay
  • Free casino shuttle service

Diplomat Hotel ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Diplomat Hotel

Everyone (4) Couples (5) Business (1) Family (1) Other (2) Friends (1)
2 out of 5

Hotel is in need of renovation

Pros: The location and the staff
Cons: The rooms, bathrooms and overall interior of the hotel needs updating. Don't charge extra for the so called balcony rooms!
Location: Location was close to the harbour and there were a few nice restaurants around. Easy to get a bus into Valletta as a number of them ran past the hotel
The room was the biggest disappointment, the shower only dribbled if you tried to get hot water, the air conditioning only blew out warm air and the beds / bedding were from the 80's. We paid extra for a balcony which was a joke. It was basically a small step with a rail over the road and if you lent out you could see the sea! Breakfast wasn't great either, food was lukewarm and although the staff did their best the lack of investment in the hotel was clear to see everywhere you went. Shame really, its in a good location and could have been so much better.

Posted by , from England on 18 Nov 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location and a very functional hotel

The roof topbar and pool was a bonus. The staff very helpful

Posted by on 7 Oct 2017

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4 out of 5

Relaxing Hotel

First time in Malta and stayed in September for a week. Arrived late at night which was not a problem and had a speedy check-in after a long journey. The Hotel is right by the promenade and within easy walk of St Julian. The local bus stops are nearby, which was very helpful for getting around to see the sites. The ferry to Valetta was an easy 20 minute promenade walk away. The staff were all very pleasant and courteous. Good buffet breakfast sets you up for the day. I was on BB basis and there are plenty of great eating places in the vicinity of the hotel. Only point on the down side and this is just nit picking, was the size of the bathroom. Overall I would definately stay at this hotel again if I were to return to Malta.

Posted by on 14 Sep 2013

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4 out of 5

Comfortable stay

Very friendly and welcoming staff. Accomodation clean and comfortable. Unable to comment about the restaurant as I dined elsewhere with friends during my stay. Only downside, for any fitness fanatics, their "gym" is a room with 4 pieces of kit! If you want to work out look elswhere. Otherwise, great location overlooking the sea and easy access to bars, shops etc :-)

Posted by on 14 May 2012

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4 out of 5
OKish, I think. Great location, everything works fine. The furniture is old, but still usable. Rooms are clean. Try to avoid those rooms next to streets (mine was on first floor) ass traffic noise might wake you up early in the morning.

Posted by on 23 Nov 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Jun 2019

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3 out of 5

Bonne hotel

L’hôtel est bien placé avec plage accessible à pieds

Posted by on 28 Nov 2015

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4 out of 5

Mukava lomareissu!

Hotellin sijainti on hyvä,tykätään käyda meressä uimassa.Muutaman minuutin kävelymatkan jälkeen hyvät rappuset ja paikka hypätä uimaan.Aamupala runsas.

Posted by on 16 Oct 2015

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3 out of 5

Kahden yön työreissu

Hotelli on perus siisti, mutta todella vanhanaikainen. Aamupala runss mutta tylsä. Sijainti, ei hullumpi, aamulla kuulee roska-autot ja kadulta saattaa kuulu ääniä, äänet eivät tosin meitä häirinneet. Olimme 7:ssä kerroksessa, sviitissä. Sviitiksi huonetta ei voi kutusua, ehkä isoksi hotellihuoneeksi. Paha mieli olis tullut jos olisimme itse huoneen valinneet ja maksaneet. Hyvät näkymät uima-altaalta. Suosittelen tätä hotellia pienen budjetin matkaajille. The hotel is basic clean, but really old-fashioned. Breakfast plentiful but boring. Location is not bad at all, in the morning you might hear the garbage trucks and street sounds. We were in the 7th floor, suite. For me that was NOT suite, maybe a big hotel room. I would feel wery dissapointed if we were self-selected and paid for the room, but this time company payed this trip.

Posted by on 15 Oct 2015

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4 out of 5

goede uitvalsbasis

Prettig hotel, vlak bij bushalte waar diverse lijnen naar allerlei bestemmingen stoppen. Fijne verrassing was, dat het uitgereide ontbijtbuffet bij de kamer inbegrepen was!

Posted by on 3 May 2015

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Property Features

Enjoy the umbrellas and sunloungers for a relaxing day at the beach. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Diplomat Hotel such as the outdoor pool, the fitness centre and the sauna. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This Art Deco Sliema hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 113 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Built in 1991
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.) (11 km / 6.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free casino shuttle; airport shuttle

Room Amenities

Diplomat Hotel offers 113 forms of accommodation with minibars and complimentary bottles of water. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a rainfall showerhead, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and blackout curtains. In-room massages and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cots (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe (surcharge)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout curtains
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

The Penny Farthing – On-site buffet restaurant. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Diplomat Hotel


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No on-site parking is available

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No on-site parking is available. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property is not currently implementing any enhanced cleaning measures
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Online Penalty Collection
  • Property is not currently implementing any guest safety measures


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: EUR 0.50 per person, per night.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 09.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 22.00 per room (one way)
  • In-room safe fee: EUR 2.50 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Diplomat Hotel Sliema
  • Diplomat Sliema
  • Diplomat Hotel Hotel
  • Diplomat Hotel Sliema
  • Diplomat Hotel Hotel Sliema

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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