Accommodation
The best city-centre hotels in Malta
While you're never really far from the action is Malta, there fantastic hotels are smack in the middle of city and town centres for those who want a piece of the action pronto.

Lisa Borain
PACEVILLE / ST. JULIANS
ST JULIAN'S
This area is home to Malta's largest entertainment district. There are so many hotels in the St Julian's area (also covering Paceville) that it's hard to discern which ones might be best. Since there's so much competition, most of them are of a relatively high standard, so it's truly a matter of taste and budget.
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Hilton Malta
ST JULIAN'S: Hilton Malta (5 star)
Hilton Malta is probably the best pick for those who are looking for luxury, with its sumptuous materials and opulent design. Everything about the Hilton screams five-star - the rooms, the restaurants and cafes, the pool areas and the high-end executive and conference facilities available.
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The Westin Dragonara Resort (5 star)
ST JULIAN'S: The Westin Dragonara Resort (5 star)
The Westin offers an American classic understated elegance, and the glamorous Dragonara Beach Resort, which is a long-standing beach club with various peninsulas, a pool, and an exclusive beach where there's something fab for everyone. 
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InterContinental Malta (5 star)
ST JULIAN'S: InterContinental Malta (5 star)
Located on the busy commercial St George's Bay, InterContinental Malta is the 5-star hotel you'll want to stay at for business trips or conferences. Their state of the art conference facilities go over and beyond the surrounding hotels - and apart from the in-hotel leisure facilities, there are incredible restaurants, as well as a sandy beach within a one-minute walking distance.
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be hotel
ST JULIAN'S: be.HOTEL (4 star)
Conveniently located within the Bay Street Complex, be.HOTEL is a designer-styled haven right within the busiest part of Paceville. Conversely, this hotel is perfect for those who are either looking for 24-hour entertainment or for a business stay. The newly renovated in-house conference facilities are impressive, but the hotel is also within walking distance of all the main conference hotels in the area. 
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Hotel Valentina
ST JULIAN'S: Hotel Valentina (3 star)
Dubbed "the 3 star hotel with a 5 star heart", Hotel Valentina is perfect for the design savvy who appreciate a chic, boutique-feel hotel with all the modern amenities needed. 
Hotel Valentina
MDINA
MDINA
Mdina is the medieval, fortified city dubbed "the silent city" for its pedestrian policy. The city has retained it's Norman and Baroque architecture, as well as medieval charm with lamp-posted narrow, windy streets, horse carriages and palazzos that have retained their character. 
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The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux
MDINA: The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux (5 star)
A luxurious boutique hotel that's truly unique. The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux is full of charm, character and style for the discerning visitor who wants to enjoy Malta's history beautifully. Worth mentioning is the fantastic deMondion Restaurant on the rooftop of the hotel, which offers fine dining with a view of Malta next to none. 
The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux 
SLIEMA
SLIEMA
Sliema is one of the busiest centres on the island for clothes shopping and café hopping. With the largest malls situated within a relatively small area, this is the place to stay in if shopping is a priority on your trip to the island. Sliema is also home to a high number of gaming company offices, which means that it's become a convenient area to stay if you're on the island for a business trip within the industry.
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The Palace Hotel
SLIEMA: The Palace Hotel (5 star)
Apart from being a really comfortable hotel in Malta's main shopping district, The Palace offers distant sea views from the 9th floor rooftop pool and restaurant area that are totally different to what you might expect in any other European city. The hotel has become popular for its excellent conference and meeting facilities, and is also within walking distance to a lot of gaming companies based in Sliema.
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The Victoria Hotel
SLIEMA: The Victoria Hotel (4 star)
Right around the corner from The Palace Hotel and just slightly up the road from Sliema's busy centre, The Victoria Hotel offers old world, yet contemporary comfort and charm. Rooms and suites have recently been refurbished by Interior Designer Penny Apap Brown and now surround guests with catwalk culture-inspired designed rooms and common areas. 
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VALLETTA
VALLETTA
Valletta, European Capital 2108 is home to a host of newly opened boutique hotels, although the recently renovated Phoenicia Hotel has been a part of Valletta's accommodation scene since 1947. 
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Phoenicia Hotel
VALLETTA: Phoenicia Hotel (5 star)
A beautiful example of Art Deco architecture, the recently renovated Phoenicia Hotel is built in Maltese limestone and has a number of elements typical of Maltese architecture. The building has a chevron shape, and its grounds contain extensive gardens. Established in 1947, the hotel has hosted a number of distinguished guests, including Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, amongst various actors. 
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Valletta
Valletta's boutique hotels
There are a number of new, well-designed luxury boutique hotels which offer nuances of Valletta's best characteristics combined with modern comforts. Worth mentioning are SU29 Boutique Hotel, The Saint John, Casa Ellul, and Palazzo Paolina Boutique Hotel.

 Lisa Borain
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Lisa Borain
Lisa is a copywriter/editor with an adventurous interest and penchant for all things Malta.

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