Malta is a popular holiday destination and so it’s unsurprising that there are lots of hotels on the island. While hotel price tags tend to be hefty, there are cheap hotels in Malta. You don’t have to break the bank to have a good experience.
Cheap hotels in Malta: Setting expectations
There are lots of cheap hotels in Malta but some of them are not that great and some have hidden charges. Most hotels that offer great deals on price are generally located in the busier tourist areas of Qawra, Biġibba, Sliema, St. Julian’s and St. Paul’s Bay.
The following are some popular cheap hotels in Malta.
Topaz Hotel, St Paul’s Bay
The Topaz Hotel is a 3-star establishment that has been providing good value-for-money for over three decades. Situated in a quiet location, the hotel is within walking distance of Bugibba’s main square, rocky beach, and seafront promenade. Topaz hotel is also close to the Bird Park, National Aquarium, and Empire Cinemas.
The hotel has a restaurant that serves buffet meals and it also has a pizzeria, vending machines, a massage parlour, an outdoor pool, and free Wi-Fi. The Mwiezeb bus stop is only 300 metres away from the hotel and if you visit during the summer months, you can get free bus service to Mellieħa.
Carlton Hotel, Sliema
Carlton Hotel is located right in the centre of Sliema, offering easy access to Malta’s public transport. This modern 3-star hotel provides some stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and quick access to a family-friendly sandy beach that is complete with crystal-clear azure waters.
The hotel has free high-speed Wi-Fi and it is in the vicinity of a bus stop, ice cream parlours, coffee shops, and restaurants that serve some delectable Maltese and international cuisine. You can also enjoy some outdoor time in the small pool and sunbathing terrace.
Osborne Hotel, Valletta
The Osborne Hotel enjoys the privilege of being located in Valletta’s ancient fortifications – you get a chance to soak up the ancient city’s rich history. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a rooftop pool with magnificent views.
You also get to enjoy an elegant lounge bar and some quality food from the hotel’s buffet restaurant. A 5-minute walk takes you to St. John’s Co-Cathedral and museum, one of Malta’s top attractions.
LABRANDA Riviera Hotel & Spa, Mellieħa
LABRANDA Riviera hotel overlooks Marfa Bay, providing seafront views. It is just 3 km away from Mellieħa beach and Malta airport is 30 minutes away. The hotel is equipped with two seawater outdoor pools and a spa and fitness centre in addition to four bars and four restaurants.
You get a buffet breakfast every morning and an all-inclusive food package is available during summer.
The modern spa has a heated indoor seawater pool, a sauna, a steam room, and a Jacuzzi®. If you take up one of the hotel’s designer rooms you get a balcony or terrace. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.
Soreda Hotel, Qawra
A short walk from Qawra’s waterfront will land you at Soreda Hotel, a simple and affordable establishment. The hotel has spacious and comfortable rooms that have plain furnishings. It is also equipped with a gym, game room, and TV lounge.
A buffet restaurant provides some good food. Some extras include a rooftop pool, a kids’ pool, and a summertime bar. The hotel has Wi-Fi but it tends to run slow.
Quick tips for cheap hotels in Malta
Malta is a very popular tourist destination so accommodation is quite expensive. Cheap hotels fill up quickly. Try to book your accommodation in advance (3-6 months).
Also, note that prices tend to be significantly higher during the high season which runs from June to September.
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