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Diplomat Hotel

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas

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Diplomat Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Tower Road

8.4/10 Very good

97 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
173 Tower Road, Sliema, Malta, SLM1609

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Malta Experience - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Il-Gabbana - 3 min walk
  • Mint - 3 min walk
  • Ta Kolina - 4 min walk
  • La Cuccagna - 4 min walk
  • Le Malte - 6 min walk

About this property

Diplomat Hotel

At Diplomat Hotel, you can hit the beach to enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax on a sunlounger, plus activities such as scuba-diving, snorkelling and parasailing are nearby. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, and guests can also take advantage of a fitness centre and a sauna. The coffee shop/cafe is a great spot for a bite to eat, and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. A rooftop terrace, a poolside bar and a snack bar/deli are other highlights at this upmarket hotel. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and breakfast.


English, French, Italian, Maltese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Protocols (Malta)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 113 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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 16


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car hire
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1991
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Piano
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • Sauna


  • Lift


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Maltese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


The Penny Farthing – On-site buffet restaurant.

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 and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 22.00 per room (one way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; 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; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Protocols (Malta) guidelines.


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 accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Diplomat Hotel Sliema
Diplomat Sliema
Diplomat Hotel Hotel
Diplomat Hotel Sliema
Diplomat Hotel Hotel Sliema

Frequently asked questions

Does Diplomat Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Diplomat Hotel 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Diplomat Hotel?
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.
Is there a pool at Diplomat Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Diplomat Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Diplomat Hotel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Diplomat Hotel.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Diplomat Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 22.00 per room one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Diplomat Hotel?
You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Diplomat Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Dragonara Casino (13-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Diplomat Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, boat tours and hiking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a sauna and a fitness centre. Diplomat Hotel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Diplomat Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, The Penny Farthing. Nearby restaurants include Mint (3-min walk), Ta Kolina (4-min walk) and La Cuccagna (4-min walk).
What's the area around Diplomat Hotel like?
Diplomat Hotel is located on the waterfront, a short 2-minute walk from Tower Road and 4 minutes' walk from Sliema Promenade. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.



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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Fantastic view to the sea, but with some issues...
Hotel well located, facing the sea, with ease of transport, restaurants, cafes, etc. Small and shy reception, but with very polite and helpful staff. It is not a 4* hotel, but a 2.5 or a 3* at the most, without decoration or amenities for this category, old and heavy furniture, old towels (see picture). Good breakfast, but the products are very bad: pastries, coffees, juices, hams and cheeses and breads of much inferior quality. The pool was not used due to the cold weather, but it looks good to me. I would recommend this hotel, but with those remarks.
No decoration
No decoration
Old and torn towel 1
HELCIO, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Don’t hesitate - Book this ASAP!!
Everything about this stay was fabulous!! My room was spectacular - truly unbelievable for the price!! The location was excellent and the staff were mostly terrific!
View from my window - at night
View from my window - in the morning
Patricia, 7-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Ok stay in a centrallocation
Generally good, Room was ok, comfort was ok, cleaning was ok, bfast was a great selection but much prefered the late continental breakfast option. Drinks were a typical hotel kings ransom. Position was good. Roof pool and terrace was nice. Not a 4star by UK standards.
STEPHEN, 7-night trip
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6/10 Good

Overall, great location. I had an issue with my door where it wasn’t locking and no deadbolts from inside. They weren’t able to fix it the evening I arrived so I had to move rooms after already unpacking. I wasn’t offered any comps even though I was moved to a suite at the far back of the hotel vs ocean side. They were going to move me back that day once the door was fixed. I left early the next morning for a tour and was called halfway through the day by reception to see if they could move the items from the safe and keep them at front desk until I got back or could I come back earlier. I didn’t feel comfort with either option and so was met with an argument from reception - I mean surely they could have figured something else out ? As others had said not quite a typical 4 star but good enough and great location. Breakfast had a lot of Options. Go for an Oceanside view/room.
Joanne, 6-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Ewelina, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

iSABELLE, 7-night trip
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2/10 Poor

The room smelt like someone had been smoking in it. We received 1 bottle of water on arrival and stayed 3 nights. We asked for another bottle of water and we were asked to pay for it. Then when checking out we asked to not be charged for it and the poor lady at reception had to ask her manager if it was okay. All for one bottle of water. Ridiculous you get 1 bottle of water for 3 nights for 2 people. They ended up not charging us for it but it was an ordeal.
Julia, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A very happy stay at the Diplomat
The hotel was really good. Very well located and the staff were so friendly and helpful. I could not say enough about the staff. The room was lovely. The bed was comfortable. Fridge, tea making facilities, air-conditioning and TV. We had a small balcony view of the street and sea. A very minor issue was the lack of Toilet Paper. Overall I would recommend the hotel and would definitely return.
Christine, 7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, amazing lovely staff. Highly recommended.
Eric, 14-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Very god
Paolo, 6-night romance trip
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