Rated 5 out of 5 by supatight80 Now this property knows how to treat a Platinum100 Ambassador Guest!
When i checked in, no less than 3 people introduced themselves to me and called me and offered me any drink of my choice as a freebie! Then the lead front desk agent introduced me to the concierge as an Ambassador Guest who then showed me the property premises.
Upgraded to a HUGE suite with 2 balconies, 2 FULL bathrooms and on top of that, they comped my breakfast plus 500 points!
The view was sooo nice as well. I LUV it!
May 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ppgmg Great value and great service
I was attending an event at the Portomaso casino and had a choice between staying at this hotel (which is a nice 15 minute walk along the bay) or a closer one. I ended up choosing the Meridien as the SPG point options were more attractive.
I was not disappointed. It's not the W of course, but much nicer than many of the North American category 3s I have stayed at. What really stood out was the service -- very professional service at the front desk (Gabriel and Kevin), a friendly concierge who addresses you by name (Innocent), and hard working staff in the Club Lounge (Aida). What made the stay even better was all the little things: wine and chocolates in the room, anticipating my need for a North American adaptor, cappuccinos and welcome drinks in the lounge, a chat with the chef on Maltese night in the restaurant, 20% off all food with an SPG card, and ensuring my request for a feather-free room was met before I arrived.
As a platinum member, I appreciated the room upgrade (great view) as well as the breakfast options. I also "splurged" on a spa package, and that was excellent and frankly, amazing value! I did note that the pool in the spa was a bit of a zoo... I don't think it was restricted to paying spa guests. No big deal, but be forewarned.
Many nice restaurants around. Easy to get to sightseeing buses, Would definitely stay here again!
March 31, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cram This hotel does not deserve at all the SPG category 3
Hotel is totally worn-out, everything is faded (would need a big maintenance work), residual smell of sewage inefficiency, breakfast restaurant was awful (big waiting time because of lack of personnel to clean up tables, poor choice). Other restaurant closed for 5 days; except for New Years Eve and the food and beverage experience was extremely poor
January 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ConnieMae Very Satisfied Customer
Just enjoyed a last-minute week-long break at Le Meridien. We were given a really lovely room with a large balcony overlooking Balluta Bay and, although almost December, it was warm enough to sit out and enjoy some late sun. We didn't use the pool but the roof-top terrace and pool area is amazing. Standards at the hotel are extremely high and all of the staff we encountered were exceptionally professional, courteous and helpful - attention to detail and desire to ensure that your stay is as good as it can possibly be. The breakfast buffet had a vast array of foods to choose from including some cooked to order as you required - really delicious and very much spoilt for choice of what to have. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and wine and chocolates were delivered to our room by the hotel - a really nice touch!
November 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TjP56 Overal a good hotel
Excellent service, provided by a very professional team. Several concerns about the room were very quickly dealt with from changing the room to a non-smoking one, requesting extra tea & coffee to adding breakfast to our stay. The only concern that does need addressing (and we have come across this with one other 5 star hotels in Malta that we no longer stay during the winter months) and that is the total absence of any heating for the chilly evenings in November. Our request was met with the fact there was only cooling facility to the air-con until a changeover was made later in the year and the receptionist could not tell me when that would be! There were no heaters available and therefore put your coat on? If Malta & the Meridien want to impress the tourist industry, (there was a large delegation being entertained during our stay) and stand out as a true 5 star and not a Maltese 5 star hotel this needs to be addressed. Not sure how one of the travel industry representatives would have been dealt with if they felt a chill in their room?
November 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MAWe Excellent Holiday
This is the forth time we have stayed at the Le Meridien, we can only praise all the staff for a very warm and welcome on arrival. Facilities excellent - service first class. The Ideal hotel for a holiday views and local service great, will surely visit them again in the near future.
Thanks Le Meridien.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ger1 Excellent short stay.
4 day stay in October. Great room with terrace and sea views. All staff were very attentive and friendly. Breakfasts were super. Will definately return for another great break.
October 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by STEFFL for sure a GREAT little getaway
Perfect location. Great rooms, Great staff that is multilingual and very helpful at all times, parking for free of rental car at property and the view looking out the med sea was just perfect. This sure was the most prositive surprise we ever had at any hotel in the last year while on tour. being recognized as a "guest" sure makes a big difference. We felt very welcomed!
October 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kevanfm A very good place to stay
At first concerned that we did not have a sea view room, we came to appreciate the quite room overlooking the car park. all staff were very attentive especially Joseph on front desk and Rita in restaurant. Brian our barman was fantastic. We shall surely visit again soon, but why don't you promote The Villa?
October 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SH81 Only stay here if you don't need WIFI
Very bad WIFI quality. Came here with my partner as he was on business and almost every day they had to reset the router so that the WiFi would work for a few hours then stop.
October 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MKL2014 Classic & Classy Comfort
With 5 hard work days in a row - it was a pelasure to come back to my room and relax on the balcony (not something I normally do. A great hotel, well situatued, with proactive, friendly staff. Service was quick and always beyond expectations. Highly recommended for business and pleasure.
September 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by W1961 this hotel is in an excellent location with great features
location is great, in the middle of every thing.. close enough to get by bus or take walks..
the only disadvantage is no internet in the rooms, but you have it in the lobby..
one of the beds was not comfortable, and squeaky. other that that it was an excellent, enjoyable stay.
September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Darek I recommend to all
very good location, free parking for guests, swimming pool on the 12th floor , good breakfst is a small island, it does not pay to rent a car in particular that drive on the left side as in England
September 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JEM54 STAFF MAKE THIS HOTEL VERY ENJOYABLE
We have stayed at this hotel a number of times
and find the quality consistently good. The staff
are friendly and extremely helpful.
September 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by trevandbabs Good location for local amenities.
Hotel has a full range of quality facilities with comfortable, spacious well equipped rooms, splendid food, and a happy and willing staff who are anxious to please.
September 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by zach1201 Six Night Stay at Le Meridien St. Julians
We stayed a total of 6 days at the Le Meridien and booked our stay through Starwood Preferred Guest using our SPG points. When we arrived, we were pleased to be upgraded to an executive suite, which comes with access to the executive suite lounge. The lounge included breakfast and light lunch, which included a free open bar. The room, itself, was very nice with a king size bed that was to our liking (we like firm mattresses) as well as a separate bath and shower. Our view had a balcony which overlooked the bay. The hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating to our needs. Within the hotel was a spa, which we used twice. There is also a sightseeing office where you can book trips through. The public bus is just outside of the hotel, there is a small bay/beach area that is open to the public outside the hotel (and many others within walking distance). Many shops/restaurants in the area nearby.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Edurne great stay
It was a very comfortable and pleasant stay. Great staff and great conditions for SPG gold members. The staff at the executive room (Amparo) was simply excellent.
August 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Vinnie27 Return Stay
The LeMeridian and staff certainly rank amongst the best in the world and hotels I ever stayed in.
I had a 6 night stay and this was magnificent as was the room. Tony, the concierge,, was remarkable and displayed top rank people skills. The chasing of the lost luggage by Emirates was astounding and fund in our room the next day after our first day out.
The only comment I have if I had to make one is that on our return stay after a Europe trip and for our last 3 nights, the room requested was admittedly booked with limited sea views only we found ourselves in a room at the back with no glimpse of water anywhere. Seriously not an issue and would never deter me from staying at the Le Meriian St Julians. In fact. I now know precisely what room to book and look forward to my return.
The events manager Cristine was also extremely helpful in organising a small family get together. I was amazed at the amount of effort and attention she gave regardless of the small number.
Congratulations, Le Meridian St Julians. Top class
August 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mijak Good fancy hotel
Great rooms, superb breakfast, may be the best I have had. Good concerge service. Nice Pool area on the roof, very central location.
We had to wait for a long time to get the rooms on the day we checked in, seemed they were a bit overbooked. Also when asking for someone to pick up laundry we called three times within one and a half hours and the reception always said they would send someone right away, but no one came. Appart for these two inconvinices the staff were always very polite and service minded. I would stay there again.
August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lyns35 Feedback
The whole Le Meridien experience is just fabulous - from check in to check out and everything in between!
August 5, 2014
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