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The Maltese Sun

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Front of property
Front of property
Double Room, Patio | Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Outdoor dining

Overview of The Maltese Sun

The Maltese Sun

3.5 star property
City centre guesthouse within walking distance of Sliema Promenade
9.2 out of 10 Superb
9.2/10 Superb

145 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
The price is £98
Price available on 6/6/2023
53 St Margaret St, Sliema
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • ATM/banking services
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Locker space
Feel at home
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift
  • Premium bedding
  • Free parking nearby

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Sliema
  • Sliema Promenade - 1 min drive
  • St George's Beach - 11 min drive
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens - 8 min drive
  • Sliema Ferry - 9 min drive
  • Grand Harbour - 9 min drive
  • Malta Experience - 10 min drive
  • Bugibba Beach - 25 min drive
  • Golden Bay - 21 min drive
  • Golden Sands Beach - 30 min drive
  • Mellieha Bay - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.) - 23 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Maypole - 5 min walk
  • Surfside Bar and Grill - 8 min walk
  • Amigos - 4 min walk
  • Naar Restobar - 8 min walk
  • Gabbana - 8 min walk

About this property

The Maltese Sun

The Maltese Sun is a great choice for a stay in Sliema. The helpful staff and spacious guest rooms get great marks from fellow travellers.


English, French, Italian, Maltese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 24 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:30 AM–10:30 AM


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace
  • Lockers available


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.50 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.
  • Destination fee: EUR 0.5 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 12 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 19 per vehicle (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

The Maltese Sun Sliema
The Maltese Sun Guesthouse
The Maltese Sun Guesthouse Sliema

Frequently asked questions

Does The Maltese Sun offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Maltese Sun does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Maltese Sun?
As of 1 Jun 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Maltese Sun on 6 Jun 2023 start from £98, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Maltese Sun?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Maltese Sun?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Maltese Sun?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Maltese Sun?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 19 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Maltese Sun?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at The Maltese Sun?
No, this guest house doesn't have a casino, but Dragonara Casino (4-min drive) and Oracle Casino (14-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The Maltese Sun and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Sliema Promenade (6-min walk) and Blue Grotto (8.9 mi), along with Hagar Qim (9.2 mi) and Mnajdra Megalithic Temples (9.4 mi).
What's the area around The Maltese Sun like?
The Maltese Sun is in the heart of Sliema, a short 1-minute walk from Tower Road and 5 minutes' walk from Balluta Bay.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Excellent staff on site; of particular note are Mila and Joanna that started off every morning serving an excellent breakfast, with so much warmth and kindness!
Neil, 6-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

A nice hotel, in a very handy location
A really nice and affordable hotel in a handy area of Sliema. Letting myself in on the evening of my arrival was handy with a code for the main door and then another to get my key from a lockbox. My single room had enough space and wardrobe and nice sized bathroom. Reception staff was nice and friendly. It was helpful having a vending machine in the building for when I needed water at night after the nearby shops had closed. I stayed in November and the area was very quiet, even with the window open all I could hear was the occasional church bells in the distance. Two small issues I had was that there was some dried snot smeared on the wall by the bed when I arrived but I just wiped this off. Then on my last night I knelt on the end of my bed and the mattress fell through. It looks like some slats were missing so I reported this the next morning and the staff said they would look into it. Also be careful when walking around the hotel at night - there are automatic lights that come on when walking around but sometime you have to wave your arms around or walk down the opposite way you want to go in order for the sensor to detect you and turn on. But all in all it was a very nice stay.
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The location was great for walking - a little less easy with a car. Close to bus routes. Our room and bathroom were pleasant and clean. There was a wonderful shared kitchen with great facilities. The elevator worked well. Locks were set up to make it easy to come and go as one pleased. We would definitely recommend this accommodation.
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10/10 Exceptional

This was an excellent guesthouse. Our room was huge and very nicely furnished, with a very comfy bed and great shower. The entire place is beautiful and grand. The guesthouse is also right by the waterfront. Check-in was very easy. Yaseer and the staff were very helpful and lovely. On top of this, the rate was really affordable. We couldn’t recommend The Maltese Sun more. Thanks for having us!
Rebecca, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff are all fantastic friendly and really helpful
Nicholas, 7-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Perfect for the price, clean and comfortable
Highly recommend, very clean, comfortable and not too expensive! It was a last minute booking, checking in was easy, even though there was no one there at check in, we called and they gave us a code to enter and our room was available. Staff was very friendly, I didn’t catch the gentleman’s name working reception but very helpful, courteous and made us feel very welcome. Location is great as well!
Mathieu, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ingrid, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A vintage hundred years old building, modernized in a way that suits all the needs of the guests. A great rooftop terrace, common kitchen area, wi-fi signal and an impressive authentic interior, feels like walking in a museum. Very friendly staff and a superb experience. Everything you need for a short or a long stay.
Tamer, 7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay
Great stay at The Maltese Sun - lovely staff and a perfect location.
7-night trip
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6/10 Good

Nice classic small hotel, friendly staff, with good location close to the sea, but the room was noisy and the smell was not good, the air conditioner was not working well.
Ali, 1-night trip with friends
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