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British Hotel

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One of Malta s oldest family hotels since 1930 located in the best part of the capital city of Valletta with the best views of the Grand harbour and close to the main attractions of the city
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Free Internet
Multilingual Staff
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Public Wifi
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Golf Course
Babysitting
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Family Rooms
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Marina View
Harbour View
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
331Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
116Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Excellent, generous servings. on the balcony. Attentive service. One of the best views over harbour and 3 cities. Wine list a bit more expensive than in the laneways but view is worth it. Martin a very pleasant waiter not too intrusive but attentive
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Response from David M, Owner at British Hotel
Responded Oct. 23, 2018
thanks for your comments..I am glad you enjoyed your meal and the views from our hotel
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Don’t get this confused with the far superior British Suites. They are both in the same building, but the British Hotel was very basic. The room was dark and outdated, which wasn’t actually a major problem, until a very large cockroach made itself at home on my second to last day
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Response from David M, Manager at British Hotel
Responded Oct. 5, 2018
I am sorry about your experience however I am sure that the insect you managed has nothing to do if you stay in the hotel or in our suites which are in the same building. We offer rooms and suites at the same location. It depends on the requirements that the client wants to have and is ready to pay for but I assure you these things are sometimes beyond control especially when one leaves open windows . The extra charge that you paid was simply for upgrading from a standard room to a superior suite room.
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Nice hotel , suite room was pleasant , clean , comfortable , restaurant has amazing views over Valletta harbour , food really good and value for money . Reception staff and all other staff very helpful . Only stayed one night (in transit to airport ) Would I stay again YES
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On a positive note the hotel is clean and in an area that can be described as bohemian, the rooms are clean but very basic unless you upgrade to a room with a view, it’s an excellent base to see Valletta, the staff are friendly and attentive and the restaurant was excellent both
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Response from David M, Owner at British Hotel
Responded Jul. 17, 2018
thanks for the review. However I always put that the hotel is not user friendly so I would appreciate where you saw it advertised so I can correct it. I always inform people staying here that its not user friendly . I also tell them that Valletta is also hard to get about as its full of steps and hills. I can accommodate people who can manage to walk few steps and close the wheelchair to put into the lift but if one is totally bound to a wheelchair then I do not accept them as ;like you said the hotel is a very old building , and it cannot be converted to cater for people with disabilities unfortunately
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This very basic hotel has a great view and the reception staff were helpful but that’s the only redeeming
features, Rooms are old fashioned small and reminded us of a boarding school room from the 70’s.
Beds uncomfortable and WiFi useless. Simply NOT worth the money they charge,
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Response from David M, Owner at British Hotel
Responded Jul. 19, 2018
Thanks for your review. The location and view is our main reason people stay here. We are a 2 star hotel and our rooms have the amenities needed for your stay based on our classification but if one wants to be more comfortable and enjoy a luxury room with all amenities , inc self catering facilities then we have the new suites which have recently opened. Its all a question of what one wants to have and pay..the only thing I m sure is that the hotel and suites are situated overlooking one of Malta s best spots.. The Grand Harbour..
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The Superior Seaview at the British Hotel
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The Standard Seaview at the British Hotel
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What is the food like these days?
Not sure - have not been back in 2017. I suspect though that your best bet is to eat out.
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I would like to book a table for two on the balcony on March 13th, birthday
Contact the hotel. The restaurant gets busy. Best to book in advance.
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it`s written on the page that they offer airport transportation. How much does it cost and do you have to book it in advance? Thanks
Hi A taxi for a maximum of 4 people costs 20 euros
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Sehr geehrte/geehrter pernilleFlensburg, darf ich Sie noch einmal bitten, mir zu schreiben, warum Sie zum British Hotel Valletta in Ihrem Text nicht auf die absoluten Tonlage mit Topaussicht auf den großen Naturhaufen, auf die unglaubliche Freundlichkeit der Hotel-Crew sogar mitten in der Nacht oder auf das ehrwürdige Gebäude eingehen, das eins der ersten Hotels in der maltesischen Hauptstadt war und nun Gott sei Dank wieder restauriert wird - anstelle einer derart bösen Kritik? Das ist für mich unverständlich, wohnen Sie sonst in 5-Sterne Hotels? Viele Grüsse von Katti
Lieber Traveller, das ist schade, dass Sie meinen, es hat Ihnen nicht gefallen im British Hotel, schade auch, dass Sie die absolute Hilfsbereitschaft der Hotel-Crew, sogar mitten in der Nacht nicht gewürdigt haben und für diese Tonlage mit der grandiosen Aussicht auch so wenig gute Worte hatten. Ich hatte wieder eine wunderbare Zeit im British Hotel, habe ein gutes Frühstück im Luciano`s in der nahegelegenen Merchantstreet 22 genossen, das nur drei! Minuten vom Hotel entfernt liegt. Das altehrwürdige British Hotel wird gerade hinter verschlossenen Toren restauriert, wovon Sie nichts, aber auch gar nichts mitbekommen. Das Hotel war eines der ersten in der maltesischen Hauptstadt Valletta und es wird zum Glück wieder hergerichtet. Übrigens, die Hard Rock Bar an der Valletta Waterfront ist in ca 15 Minuten fussläufig zu erreichen, waren Sie dort oder einer andern Bar am Grand Harbour oder auf einen Cocktail in der Straitstreet Valletta? Viele Grüsse von Katti
Dear Ms Katti I thank you for your understanding and comments and am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Like you said there are many places for breakfast ,lunch or dinner near the hotel so it should not be a problem . The rooms are still being rented as the refurbishing is being done only in public areas behind closed doors and do not affect most of the rooms. I still would like to excuse us for any inconvenience but after all it is being done to improve services and facilities for our future guests . It will be worth the wait Im sure ..thanks again David Montebello
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"Sea view room"
"Ask the person helping you with the booking to select a room with harbour view for you."
"Definitely recommend the rooms with harbour view on floor 3"
"Harbour views"
"Ask for harbour view."
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PRICE RANGE
US$85 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaltaIsland of MaltaValletta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
44
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