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2 star Hotel | 40 Battery street, Valletta, Malta VLT01

80.0% Overall Rating

169 out of 202 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/08/2014)

"Great location; unpretentious but perfectly adequate. Full of character. Helpful staff."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Fax
  • Photocopying
  • Bicycle hire
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Café
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Newspapers
  • Television room
  • Cot / crib

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 24.41

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

We request one night deposit for each room booked. This is not refundable in case of cancellation or no-show.

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80.0%

Overall Rating

169 out of 202 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'British Hotel'

Atmosphere
80.0%
Location
97.6%
Facilities
60.8%
Cleanliness
77.6%
Staff
88.8%
Value
72.8%
Safety
82.4%
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94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location; unpretentious but perfectly adequate. Full of character. Helpful staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Val Fenbow

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

17 August 2014 Val would recommend this property

Liked: Closeness to Valetta, great views of Grand Harbour.

Disliked: Rather worn out furniture, poor breakfast coffee .

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Schöne Aussicht vom Restaurant und der WiFi-Zone. Gut gelegen.

Disliked: Das Frühstück ist alles andere als Britisch, sondern sehr bescheiden. Das Abendessen war auch sehr bescheiden. Besser woanders essen gehen.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Ciprian Patru

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

15 July 2014 Ciprian would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great and the stuff is friendly.

Disliked: The Old look of the place, but maybe that's what gives it it's charm.

77.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: situation, view out of the window to the bay sight is truly wonderful. And the staff was trying to be nice and helpful.

Disliked: breakfast totally sucks, really bad, nothing fresh on the menue, coffee is truly bad, and that needs to be say otherwise anywhere in this country it is hard not to get a good coffee. But since I have read the reviews before coming there, I knew this bit, I have stayed in this hotel for the strategic location.

100.0%
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Anna Seymour

With my spouse / partner

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

03 March 2014 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: The views from our room were stunning, the room was cozy and warm, the staff were all very friendly

Disliked: The stairs to our room were horrendous as no lifts but the view made up for it

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

19 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: As with any hotel, the one thing you cannot change is it's location and, overlooking the Grand Harbour yet within 5 minutes (steep uphill) walk of the centre and the bus station, this cannot be faulted.

Disliked: This hotel is budget priced for a reason, and what a shame because with a little effort on the part of the owners it could be rated so much higher. The rooms are clean but basic in the extreme - hard uncomfortable beds and pillows in particular - and the breakfast was very limited. I am aware of the limitations of a continental breakfast, especially for the British traveller, but the food was unappetising and limited in choice, the coffee poor and the furnishings again basic. Given the splendid view from the dining room, with better quality food and furnishings, this could be a real feature of the hotel!

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Jeremy Robinson

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

28 September 2013 Jeremy would recommend this property

Liked: The hotel is central and has spactular views over the harbour. There is a lounge wuth open balcony with free wif-fi. The hotel has a very relaxed and chilled out atmosphere, where the staff are friendly and helpful. Its an easy place to meet other visitiors, especially over drinks and at dinner. The rooms were clean but basic and the facilities adequate. Overall, we found it good place to stay for a couple of days and good value for money

Disliked: Despite the charm and potential, the whole place is a little basic, rundown and scruffy and in need of a bit of a make over. Its basic but adequate. Dinner was a disappointment as the food had been precooked

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jane carmel lavelle

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 September 2013 jane carmel would recommend this property

Liked: the friendliness, location, aspect - Grand Harbour! easy axcess to middle of city, and all major sights, palaces etc. Bus station, couldn't have xhosen better.

Disliked: No complaints. Adjacent to everything. greatViews. Clean. Friendly staff.Good food. Very restful.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Shopping

18 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff, good food, excellent view

Disliked: No TV in room

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

03 August 2013

Liked: The location is very neat to downtown.

Disliked: The inconvenience of no internet access in the room; the room seems to be old and a little dirty

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

14 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It has an amazing view of Valletta's harbor from the bar, the restaurant, and many guest rooms.

Disliked: Stale bread in restaurant. (We ate 4 breakfasts and 1 lunch and the bread was always stale.)

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: a wonderful location and views but this elderly hotel will never be the Ritz! But you get what you pay for...as ever!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Patsy Ryan

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

24 May 2013 Patsy would recommend this property

Liked: This hotel must have the best location in Valetta, it is within walking distance of everything Staff very helpful, view from dining room is out of this world.

Disliked: Could not find any fault with this hotel, it is an old building but the staff keep it in good condition.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

As a family with children

Romantic getaway

04 April 2013

Liked: Location

Disliked: As above. Also whilst they were friendly they were not helpful. Eg they did not offer a choice of rooms. They did not tell us about a sunbathing area on the roof. to their credit they offered us free heating in the room after both my husband and son developed colds as a result of its dank and cold room. We also feel we were overcharged due to the fact that the deposit was paid in sterling but the hotel bill is settled in euros. The owner even suggested initially that no deposit had been taken. We have stayed in much beter hotels for the same price.

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Katarzyna Wolak

Alone

City break

27 October 2012 Katarzyna would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: Katarzyna left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: excellent location, great views at breakfast, clean white bed linen

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

06 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed here for four nights with my friends. The room was clean enough and location was very good (close from the center and the main bus terminal). But Valletta is a small city anyways, so location might not be a big problem wherever you stay. What I liked the most was the atmosphere of this hotel. Staff were all very helpful and friendly which giving the hotel homey atmosphere. It had a terrace (and restaurant on the second top floor) on the top floor which was open for everyone. The view from the terrace was great so that we could enjoy the ocean view during breakfast or at night after sightseeing (it was nice as we didn't stay at ocean view-type room).

Disliked: Nothing really.... but it would be nicer if we could have fresh fruits or vegetables for breakfast (and nicer coffee..!)

88.6%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: posizione perfetta, sei nel centro storico ma anche a due passi dalla fermata principale dei bus e per prendere i traghetti, ambiente e clientela tranquilla, terrazza per la colazione con bella vista mare, spazi relax e roof terrazza vista mare

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
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Karen Horner

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 April 2012 Karen would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Copious breakfasts. Fantastic views over the harbour from the restaurant.

Disliked: Uncomfortable sagging single bed in tiny dark room smelling of damp.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: View from Hotel. In Valleta. Walk to many places of interest.

Disliked: Single room that I could afford was still to small for the price. Could barely move around. No one to help with luggage up stairs for a person who is older, like myself. No decorations at all in tiny room....seemed more like a cell, but it did have a toilet. Breakfast could have had hard bolded eggs instead of mostly carbs.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

jose ramon aranda hernandez

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 February 2012 jose ramon would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was very friendly and lovely

Disliked: Everything was super

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Judy Membu

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 February 2012 Judy would recommend this property

Liked: nice place, just convenient . lift to all floors. location okay for city overview.

Disliked: the hot water was not really functional on the 4th floor. you need to check it out before you finally choose a room. apart from this i enjoyed by staff

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

29 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The fantastic view, the great location and the lovely ensuite.

Disliked: Nothing.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Susan Sikora

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 January 2012 Susan would recommend this property

Liked: The view of the Grand Harbor from the breakfast area and the free Wifi area. Blue skies, blue Mediterranean. And in walking distance of anything you want.

Disliked: Susan left no negative feedback.