Rated 5 out of 5 by TravelFin Great location and friendly staff
We enjoyed our stay at le Meridien St Julians for almost 2 weeks. Hotel location was perfect; all restaurants are within walking distance, and you can also reach several swimming locations by walking from the hotel. All staff at the hotel were super friendly, and we really felt like special guests with my husband. Breakfast was excellent. Spa was also nice, only the gym was a bit small and over crowded since the locals also visit it.
August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by canuckle Outstanding stay at great hotel
I have just returned from a stay at this hotel and I am very pleased to say that this Platinum SPG member was treated very well and I would not hesitate to come back again next time.
From the start (actually, I emailed the hotel a couple days in advance to ask about transportation and tourist information), the hotel was responsive and professional. At check-in, my room was not ready, but they were happy to let me use the Executive lounge if I needed. I opted to go sight-seeing and was greeted by Mario, with whom i had communicate via email. He gave a warm welcome and gave me a quick primer on the locale and how to get to Valetta, the main town. He also gave me very valuable information on how to get last minute tickets to the Hypogeum - the most sought after tourist site in Malta.
When I did get my room, I was very surprised to get a huge suite overlooking the bay area. The 1BR, 2 bath suite was huge and included 2 balconies to lounge at the end of the day. The complimentary canapes and wine in my room was another stunning touch of welcomeness.
The breakfast buffet was one of the largest I have seen and like the rest of the hotel, the staff were very friendly, even remembering what I liked to drink on subsequent days.
I could continue to rave about the hotel (outdoor and indoor pools, nice spa....) but overall, this hotel does it right!
It was sad to leave the hotel as this was one of the most memorable stays I have had (I spend about 2 months a year in hotels). I booked a hotel taxi and did not realize Le Meridien uses its own service of Mercedes vehicles. The cost was not much different than the regular price but the service was, again, superb.
Overall, this hotel and the staff were amazing. It is centrally located near Valetta, but also has its own charms in St Julians/Paceville for local cuisine. The cost was very economical, despite being one of the top properties in Malta.
August 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Smith49 Very good location.
I would recommend this hotel for the convienient location.
August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sweden2014 The view from balcony was amazing.
View from hotel balcony towards the bay was outstanding. The steam sauna in Spa area was very good and also the indoor swimming pool with its lovely smell was really relaxed.
The bay directly outside the hotel was a very good place to start the day at. However the bay is not a natural beach and to get to the water you have to go on old stony stairs to get there. The sea water was clean and perfect. It was therefore worth taking this risk.
Spa facility at the hotel was fantastic !
July 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by GeordieKeith Great Location
The hotel is in a great location in St Julian's, just off the front, overlooking Balluta Bay. We had a sea view & large balcony. The staff were very friendly & helpful. The bed was firm, which we like, but the pillows were less than useless. Breakfast was disappointing. While there was a reasonable choice, the quality was lacking, e.g. tinned fruit!
July 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by asda Great stay at Le Meridien St Julians
Perfect Hotel to explore Malta.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by uy77 excellent location, by foot and by bus
to be recomanded. suits to families and older people
July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lorenzo73 First Class
This is an excellent hotel in terms of staff friendly and helpful approach, its location next to the beautiful St.Julian's but away from the noise, and for once easy parking, which if you know this area, is a great advantage. Our room was superb and I would hope to stay again.
July 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BartBelgium wonderful vacation (single traveller)
I am a single traveller. Normally the rooms for single use are very basic. In Meridien St Julian's they give me a free upgrade to an executieve room. Thank you very much for that. It was very relaxing
My stay was very good and wonderful. Very good location for visiting Malta. Well done to all staff. I took half board. The breakfast and dinner were excellent. I will return in the future and i will recommend this hotel !
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by katem enjoyable stay
We have just returned from a very enjoyable stay in your wonderful hotel and Spa Our room was really comfortable and The bathroom was well stocked a wonderful seaview. Your staff were realy friendly and helpful. The reception staff were really antentive however our registration was rather confusing as we found the information was not clearly inparted to us. We would definately return to Le Meridian
July 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Meetingplanner2014 Feedback
Food and service in the meeting area were Very good and plenty.
breakfast was ok.
Environment in some corners a bit run down.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by anne299 a precious gem in Malta
we have just come back from a wonderful stay at Le Meridien St Julian's (Malta). it was the most wonderful holiday we've had for a very long time. Well done to all staff - who were always going out of their way to help.
July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daisy720 Amazing Hotel
The staff couldn't help us enough. No matter what you needed they were always friendly and very helpful. Great location amazing view!
Be sure to get a sea view as high up as you can. We were on the 11th floor and our view of Balluta Bay was spectacular. Sean and Christian, Nick and Clevan as well as the concierge staff were fabulous!! The staff of the jewellery store were very patient.
View from the 12th floor outdoor pool AWESOME!
July 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tom36 This hotel has great dinner !
The bed was to hard and the efficiency by breakfast could be better.
July 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by xxxxxxxxxx2014 Generally good service - but some exceptions
Generally good. Enjoyed location and facilities, and most of the service and staff. The exception was the staff and service at the pool which was really bad.
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Soundman Silver anniversary
To celebrate our silver wedding anniversary we decided to holiday in Malta staying at the Le Meridien at St Julian's. What a great decision that turned out to be, from the day we arrived till the day of our departure the treatment by the staff was second to none. The hotel facilities were clean, modern and very comfortable, we had a spacious suite over looking the bay with a double balcony which made sitting on the balcony a treat.
We had a few requests of the hotel namely the delivery of flowers and champagne the morning of our anniversary which was delivered at the appointed time, with a surprise cake and bottle of rose cava compliments of the hotel management.
The complimentary cake and cava aside I cannot fault this hotel in anyway shape or form and would highly recommend a trip to the hotel spa.
July 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shimonr2 The best hotel in Malta
We will came again to Malta. and to hotel Le meridian
July 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gballerina Some remarks
Peaple outside of the hotel use the sweming pool on the top 12 level.
The hotel entrence 0 leves is without control and every one can take the lifts have acces in the hotels.
In the room is not possible to have darkness because the drapes are worn;
Wanderfull vew of the Balluta Bay
July 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Adila Excellent Value & Location
The Hotel location is excellent.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by karlragtop Great Holiday
We have just returned from a fantastic holiday at this hotel - the staff were freindly and welcoming and the choice of food and wines were excellent. We were lucky enough to have a large well presented room looking over the bay. Theres no doubt we will return in the future.
June 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by e11011960s my experience
from the first day until the last one we enjoy, especially tha twe came with my disable mother', and the treatment for her was perfect.
June 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Samour This Hotel has a warm welcome
I am pleased of my stay at your Hotel and I will definitely return very soon, I am very impressed of the service ad the response of the enthusiastic staff
June 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jefin Responsive staff,
We used a suite upgrade and were disappointed to receive a large room that looked out onto a parking lot instead of the sea. When we asked if anything else was available, we were told the hotel was completely booked for the night...and we expected that would be the end of it. Instead, we were upgraded on our second night to a suite with two balconies and a stunning view of Balluta Bay. The staff could not have been nicer about the request.
We were particularly impressed with the nice rooftop pool and the room service, which was surprisingly well-priced. The location is on a very nice seaside promenade, convenient to public buses, and a 20-minute walk to the Valletta ferry.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JimJimmerJim Great Hotel
Our second stay at this terrific hotel was even better than our first ... the staff were friendly, attentive and efficient. The hotel is very large, but comfortable and well sited. The food in the restaurants is excellent, and the breakfasts are epic!
June 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Theo12 Memorable stay in great hotel
Our first trip to Malta was made very memorable by our choice of hotel. The hotel is clean, and quiet notwithstanding the internet comments that St. Julien's and surrounding environment is "party city".The staff were very attentive and friendly, especially towards our 6 year old son. The concierge was very helpful with suggestions/tips on tours and getting around that really made our trip memorable. Would stay again in a heartbeat
June 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by atters Friendly & good value
The staff are all very attentive, friendly & helpful from check in onwards. The buffet dinner in the Scirocco restaurant offers an excellent choice & is very good value for money. The spa & outdoor pool facilities are very good as are the sea view rooms.
May 31, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Philip55 a disappointing stay
When we checked in there was no recognition of our Gold SPG Status and I had to ask about receiving Gold Benefits. They had to check with SPG as my Reservation mentioned only Preferred Status (I became Gold about 6 weeks ago and my Account has been updated with that since then). I had even emailed the hotel the week before going to remind them of my Gold Status. SPG confirmed Gold Status to them and we were given access to the Executive Lounge. No room upgrade though as the hotel was apparently full. My booking had been made and paid for in full back in January. I did expect better.
I had two main other gripes: the breakfast room and food layout were very unappealing ....that restaurant urgently needs renovation ...dark, old furniture etc. Second gripe was with the bed ....immediately underneath the sheet was a Rubber Sheet which you could feel as soon as you got into the bed .....making the bed feel very cold and unappealing. I have never had this before in any hotel ....they need to use padded mattress covers to go over the rubber sheet which had only a very thin layer of padding (it was probably very old and needed replacing).
In all, I thought the hotel needed more updating.
Hotel was in a good location though and the staff were always very professional and polite.
May 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Stinagall Great location
Great hotel but not happy with TV channel in hotel, wifi connection kept disconnecting and stayed with extended family who had young children. They were constantly hounded by pool staff about noise and also about times that they allowed to use indoor pool.
May 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by wmwm Good hotel, but deposit for wifi is ridiculous
The hotel facilities were great, staff were helpful, and the food was excellent, but I was asked to provide a 250EUR (30EUR per night) guarentee pre-auth on a card in order to use wifi, presumably in case I used too much bandwidth while in my room.
This is a ridiculous prospect, especially when staying as a corporate-booked guest for a week long event in which I was using wifi all day from 8-6 in the events part of the hotel.
Also, the beds are very hard and with a bad back I found them difficult to sleep through the night in.
May 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Power501 Not a Five Hotel
My family have just left this establishment in Malta and we must say we were extremely disappointed with our stay at the Le Meridian. A number of things were of very poor standard and I felt I must highlight them .
Firstly, the staff at reception , in the bar and in the restaurant were very dismissive especially of my two year old toodler and one member even accidently knocked him over and simply turned to me asking me to keep him close as he may disturb other guest. This staff member did not even think to politely apologise. In the bar, the staff talked amongst themselves ,did not serve us and I had to go looking for staff repeatedly for service. At reception staff did not welcome us and at checkout ,staff kept attempting to pressure me to pay my bill in a way that suited them and not me. In the spa, the staff were extremely pushy attempting to pressure me to book extra tretments including during my massage when I was attempting to relax and destress.
The room was to a poor standard, the grout between tiles was dirty, a brown colours, the cups and ice bucket were quite not cleaned properly previously , the cot that requested for my two year old son was far too small. When I highlighted such issues to the accommodation staff the girl seemed to not understand me or speak English well. The room's balcony also faced the car park which was very disappointing.
The breakfast was satisfactory but the dinner was far below the standard of a five star hotel as it was a cavarery which quite sadly looked like a barbeque. I at the very least expect appropriate table service and a good menu at this standard and at such prices I have paid.
In addition, the brochure and hotel were very deceiving as they neglected they state the indoor pool is off limits to children until after 6 pm and the Wi-Fi is only available to guests IF you supply a deposit of no less than 180 euro. Also putting two single beds together and claiming it is a double bed is simply false. It is not an appropriate double bed , it is simply uncomfortable and we received very poor sleep due to this.
The outdoor pool requires painting and cleaning and it is simply demeaning to be served from plastic disposable glasses and plates while staying at a five star hotel. My family and I felt as if we were treated as children.
Finally , I am a SPG member and as the travel agent did supply my membership details upon booking , I supplied them at check in and I was rudely informed I could not utilizes my membership or gain points even though I highlighted it was the error upon the travel agents part.
Overall, this hotel is not a five star hotel, staff are simply rude and especially dismissive of children and do not supply anything for children. The hotel is dirty and requires serious updating and an attitude adjustment I also forgot the mention earlier , I was especially concerns and frightening when I attempted to shower in the health club showers, I noted the part was falling down and was quite a large hole above the shower head as pieces of the shower came loose and dropped on my head..
I would never stay in this hotel in the future in such bad conditions.
May 18, 2014