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AX │ The Palace

5-star5 stars
High Street, Sliema, Malta, SLM 1542, Malta

Luxury hotel with spa, near St George's Beach
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Great location
Beautiful beach
Great pool
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities

AX │ The Palace

from £126
  • Deluxe Room
  • Superior Room
  • Executive Room
  • Comfort Room (Atrium View)
  • Design Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Comfort Single Room (Atrium View)
  • Deluxe Single Room
  • Superior Single Room
  • Family Room

What’s around AX │ The Palace


  • Heart of Sliema
  • St George's Beach - 31-minute walk
  • Balluta Bay - 12-minute walk
  • Sliema Promenade - 13-minute walk
  • Sliema Ferry - 14-minute walk
  • Saint Julian's Bay - 15-minute walk
  • Grand Harbour - 19-minute walk
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens - 22-minute walk

Getting around

  • Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.) 12-min drive
  • Airport shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 149 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 9 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the indoor pool after 2 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • One meeting room
  • Conference centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 2007
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms.

The spa is open daily.


The Tabloid – This restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Talk of Town – This café specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

TemptAsian – This poolside restaurant specialises in Asian cuisine and only serves dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open daily.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

AX │ The Palace’s small print

Also known as

  • Palace Hotel Sliema
  • Palace Sliema
  • The Palace Hotel Sliema
  • The Palace Malta/Sliema
  • AX │ The Palace Hotel
  • AX │ The Palace Sliema
  • AX │ The Palace Hotel Sliema


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic 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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 50

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 20.0 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 12.00 for adults and EUR 12 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for AX │ The Palace

  • Does AX │ The Palace offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, AX │ The Palace does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at AX │ The Palace?
    Sorry, there's no parking at AX │ The Palace.
  • Is there a pool at AX │ The Palace?
    Yes, there's an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at AX │ The Palace?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at AX │ The Palace?
    You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of EUR 50 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near AX │ The Palace?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that serves Mediterranean cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Salisbury Arms (1-min walk), Hole in The Wall Bar (2-min walk) and Cafe Sakura (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 835 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Positive Experience
Very nice hotel and very good service. Reception were very friendly. However, to enter the executive room one needs to pass from a narrow corridor. Then you have access to a large nice room. Pity that corridor!
Simeon, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
We had a lovely stay here, though I would not class this as a 5 star hotel. We stayed in an Executive room which was pleasant and clean, although the balcony door wouldn't close and upon reporting this to the front desk to fix while we were out, we returned to find they had just sealed it shut meaning we could not go out onto the balcony for the remainder of our stay. That being said, I would stay here again. Definitely try the Tempasain restaurant on the top floor for amazing views and food!
gb3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Ticks all the boxes
Stayed a few days. Nice hotel clean and good location for all sites. Bed was on the soft side.
gb4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic location, superb views.
This hotel is fantastic. Probably more 4*, than 5*, but facilities (esp. rooftop pool and spa) are excellent, breakfast superb (we ate too much every day!), and the rooms were v. comfortable. We had a superior room on 8th floor, and the views were wonderful. The balcony was a great place to sit with a coffee in the morning and enjoy the sunrise over the sea. Service was exemplary - Tomas the concierge went above and beyond. Temptasian restaurant (fab views), definitely worth a visit. We also used the spa, and had a lovely relaxing massage. The location of the hotel was brilliant. 5 mins from the waterfront (where you can get the ferry to Valletta). Shops, bars etc. within walking distance. Wonderful Sliema beach 5 mins away. Beautiful church opposite the hotel is worth a visit. Overall v. good, and we would go back. Pretty good value too!
Ellen, gb4 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good, not quite 5*
We were upgraded from a basic room to deluxe which had a balcony with a great view. So for us this one night stay was very good value - not sure I would have paid the extra though! The rooms are big but the decor a little in need of a refresh in places. The bed was huge but so soft we both felt it was collapsing in the middle, not good if you prefer support. Outside pool is freezing and a little lacking in atmosphere but with great views. All in all I’d return if in Sliema.
Amy, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely stay as always
Ann, gb8 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect location and beautiful hotel.
Beautiful room, great city view from the balcony. Excellent location in a really pretty well maintained area. We stayed in a junior suite, it was a great size and the facilities were lovely. Lovely pool area. Staff were attentive and friendly.
gb7 night trip
Good 6.0
Trying desperately to live up to 5*
This hotel has the facilities of a 5* but unfortunately does not match in terms of quality. We checked in and chose the best room on which was an Executive Room. The room itself had a balcony door which was almost impossible to open or close, the fridge didn't cool down the minibar drinks to a cool temperature, the shower and sink both didn't drain properly meaning you were stood in a pool of water. We complained numerous times and eventually after being able to smell cigarette smoke in our room on the second night got moved to another room they had available. This didn't have a walk in shower only a shower attached to the bath. The power on this was feeble on the plus side it did drain properly and the balcony door actually opened and closed properly. As my wife was pregnant it would have been nice to have a walk in shower. The minibar fridge was equally as rubbish as previous one. Some sort of setting they put it on. One positive was the rooftop pool. Although being limited to one towel per hotel guest is a little cheap for a 5* hotel given you need to cover the recliner and dry yourself if you go in the pool. Food in the hotel is average. Room service we ordered one night and the crisps with a cheese and tomato toastie were stale (really in a 5*?). Breakfast was fine but they really need to train their egg guy properly. I saw one guy give the wrong omelettes out giving ham to somebody who clearly hadn't asked for it. I wouldn't stay again.
Sunjeev, gb7 night trip
Very good 8.0
Well located.
The hotel was well located, only 5 min walk to the Valetta ferry. Not sure it should be classed as 5 star but it was satisfactory.
George, gb7 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel, would highly recommend!
Great hotel with great staff, room was lovely, very spacious and clean. Location was perfect, a 5-10 minute stroll to various retardants and bars. Would highly recommend.
Hollie, gb5 night trip

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