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AX │ The Palace

Luxury hotel with spa, near Sliema Promenade

  • Free WiFi

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  • Outdoor Pool
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  • So this was my first time travelling since covid earlier in the year and I was hugely…

    Aug 13, 2020

  • The hotel is just lovely

    Aug 12, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 149 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool and outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available

What’s around

  • Heart of Sliema
  • St George's Beach - 31-minute walk
  • Sliema Promenade - 11-minute walk
  • Balluta Bay - 12-minute walk
  • Sliema Ferry - 14-minute walk
  • Saint Julian's Bay - 15-minute walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Room
  • Superior Room
  • Executive Room
  • Comfort Room (Atrium View)
  • Design Suite
  • Suite
  • Comfort Single Room (Atrium View)
  • Deluxe Single Room
  • Superior Single Room
  • Family Room


  • Heart of Sliema
  • St George's Beach - 31-minute walk
  • Sliema Promenade - 11-minute walk

What’s around


  • Heart of Sliema
  • St George's Beach - 31-minute walk
  • Sliema Promenade - 11-minute walk
  • Balluta Bay - 12-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
  • Lower Barrakka Gardens - 25-minute walk
  • Malta Experience - 25-minute walk
  • Fort St. Elmo - 29-minute walk

Getting around

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

At a glance

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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

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


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site garage

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
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 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
  • Conference space
  • 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

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • 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

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Malta Eco-Certified, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

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

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)


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

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.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges 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.

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.


  • 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.
  • 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 personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • 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). Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, The Tabloid offers al fresco dining, Mediterranean cuisine and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Il-Merill (4-min walk), Trattoria Cardini (4-min walk) and La Cuccagna (4-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Dragonara Casino (4-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun with activities such as hiking, mountain biking and parasailing, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes segway hire. Enjoy treatments at the spa and relax in the indoor and outdoor pools. AX │ The Palace also has a sauna and a steam room.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It was a bit disappointing to find that some restaurants and bars were closed. We only found out that TemptAsian was closed after planning and getting ready to eat there. So it would have been helpful if this was explained during checkin. The service was excellent and everyone went out of their way to help us. Especially JR and Ana May.

    Manj, 3 night romance trip, Mar 5, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Located well

    Nice stay, welcoming hotel and located perfectly for my needs. Little inconsistent with the replacement of water/coffee etc in the room. Minor point.

    James, 5 night trip, Feb 29, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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, 3 night trip, Jan 23, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    very nice hotel in handy location easy walking distance to shops restaurants and sliema ferry to Valletta good size room ( junior suite ) 2 balconies both with furniture bar area served good food smoking area outside bar Only downer for this hotel the Mattress ! not nearly good enough for this standard of hotel tired spring less way too soft

    4 night romance trip, Jan 12, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Beds were soft. Cleaning was patchy. Staff on Front-desk were great. Options for dining in the evening was limited even though there were 3 restaurants. Pool was very busy with kids. The fitness centre was well stocked but also busy so felt small.

    4 night romance trip, Dec 26, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The hotel is excellent although i think 5 stars is pushing it compared to other hotels i have stayed in , it is located at the top of a hill with access to all parts of sliema's coastline whichever direction they take out of the hotel .

    antony, 4 night family trip, Dec 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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!

    3 night trip, Dec 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing stay! Room was beautiful and large. Staff are super friendly and helpful. Central location to all places food, shopping, tours.

    4 night family trip, Nov 20, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Forth visit, and sadly will probably be the last. Customer service levels, notably from reception, are nowhere as good as they once were. On check out for example we were not even asked how our stay had been. Maybe this was because she was afraid of hearing the answer lol. We were given a room in an annex, which was above the venue used for weddings, hence late live music one night meant we had to go sleep in another room. Also the annex rooms require you to walk through an event/dining room. This made it a bit awkward when going to and from the gym/pool! Got many strange looks! It also had a shared balcony with two other rooms, a bit annoying if you’re not a smoker and want to sit out when your neighbour is chain smoking. Other facilities such a the gym are looking a bit tired, and can be over crowded due to personal trainers using the limited equipment with their clients. Also the air conditioning in the room was very unpredictable. Breakfast options have not evolved in the 6 years we’ve been coming, so can be a little boring after the second visit. Plenty of more contemporary coffee shops now in the town offering more modern/healthy/veggie options. Overall a disappointing stay at what used to be an excellent hotel.

    4 night romance trip, Nov 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent check in experience. Good food and overall dining. Good gym facilities. Reported fault with TV twice, it was never fixed and the second time i reported it no one even came to see.

    4 night romance trip, Nov 8, 2019

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