Hotel Valentina is ideally situated in St Julian’s, just moments away from the harbour with a variety of bars and restaurants nearby. It is also only 30 minutes from the airport where it is 20 euros in a taxi or 5 euros on the airport bus.
The modern and light decor at the hotel is very welcoming with a large reception area with a bar. There is also a separate bar area on the ground floor and space outside for a cheeky al fresco drink. The staff at reception were friendly and accommodating, giving us recommendations of local places to visit and directions to Valletta.
We stayed in a standard double room which was modern and fairly spacious. It included a fridge with a stocked mini bar (which is complimentary if you book directly) and coffee and tea making facilities. There was a small balcony area but unfortunately it just overlooked building sites – nice for some outdoor space though!
There was a separate toilet and bathroom including a large shower and facilities, including hair and body wash, body lotion, conditioner, razor, shower cap, vanity kit and dental kit.
The buffet breakfast which is included in your room rate was plentiful and served on the first floor. There were a variety of cereal choices with fresh fruit and yoghurt, warm pastries, cooked breakfast with eggs cooked to order, fresh bread cold meats and cheeses. There was so much to choose from and a great way to kick off your day!
The rooftop pool was the winner for me at Hotel Valetina. Located on the sixth floor there is a small pool with a number of sun-loungers and a pool side bar. We loved having an Aperol Spritz by the pool! There were a number of cocktails, soft drinks, beers, cold coffees and smoothies. available to purchase. You could also order food from a local restaurant called The Avenue through the hotel and they would deliver to the pool. That was a real bonus for us so we did not have not leave the sun loungers!
At around £60 a night per person (depending on when in the season you visit) including breakfast and a free mini bar (if booked through the hotel), it is good value considering the central location and the rooftop pool. The staff at reception were friendly and accommodating, the hotel was modern and I think it deserves a 4 star! I definitely recommend this hotel in St Julian’s for a visit!
East London Girl: Hotel Valentina