The room was small, the bathroom tiny. The shower about 2 feet square. Caroline, at the front desk was wonderfully helpful and friendly. was in walking distance of many of the sightsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Three nights in Valletta for easy walking tours"
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Osborne. Great location, nice room and better than usual breakfast with fresh fruit salad and a few hot items on the buffet. You can purchase cards and use your own lap top or purchase a password and use their system. We chose the latter and their log-off procedure did not work and therefore we were unable to use […] remaining purchased time. They refused to address the problem. I recommend buying the more expensive cards or having the desk person log out for you. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Reception people were very good.as we're most of the breakfast staff.curious that they had no extras- shower caps, creams etc.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great location. my room had a view of harbor."
Staff great. Helped with tours and directions. had a decent reasonable sun night buffetGenuine Expedia guest review
"A wonderful experience"
This hotel is the best! We booked 3 nights before checking in, and were lucky to get the one room left. We arrived early and the first thing the staff asked was if they could put our luggage into a locked room until we could check in. They then gave us directions to some wonderful sights within walking distance and made us feel like part of their family. […] They even made calls for us for information we needed. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet. We wish we could have stayed longer. The outside of the hotel is quite deceiving, as it looks small. It's elegant and the restaurant has great food. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent hotel in Valletta"
Great. I'm asked to add more to my review. I don't want to, and am now irritated that what I've said is not enough for you. I probably won't do another one for Expedia.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quaint and Very Nice Hotel"
I stayed a night here and than moved the Grand Excelsior. I had better treatment here that I did at the 5 star Grand Excelsior and wish I had just stayed at the Osbourne Hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Reliably clean and comfortable. Good location."
Friendly helpful front desk. Room and bathroom were clean and in good condition.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for a small vacation"
Very good hotel for short stay. Nice location. Afordable price.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Traditional hotel in Valletta"
The Osborne is in an excellent location for walking to the ferry in one direction or to the main museums and central street in the other direction. The hotel's manager/owner is personable and helpful. The breakfast buffet is substantial, although not exactly delicious. Common areas are fairly small; charge for internet use. Room was simple, yet comfortable […] and attractively decorated. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
/Valletta is small enough that almost any hotel would have a good location, but the Osborne was close to restaurants, b ars, shopping, tour bus stops, city bus terminal, the ferry dock....The blemish is that WiFi would only work in the lobby rather than in our room. It was supposed to be looked into, but was not fixed during our four day stay. We would […] stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"super location and assistance from Ronnie"
Ronnie is the BEST. he is at the desk weekdays and isv ery helpful. He used to run a hotel and retired, was bored, and got this gig. Cannot say enough good about Osborne.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was okay, not really a fantastic service. small room but clean. No electricity when we check-in and we have to wait for several hours to get a generator. Once the generator was up and running wi-fi internet still not running. Location is pretty good though.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My standard room was very small and Pokey with barely enough room for bags and towels, the split AC unit was extremely noisy and in a very poor condition (broken louvers and dirty), but if you did turn it off the noise from outside in the central atrium was even more unbearable, an industrial hum 24/7 from large (not maintained) outdoor AC units, I […] was in a room at the back of the hotel with a view overlooking this dirty and dingy central atrium (as were plenty of other poor saps). No fridge or minibar (unless requested days in advance), water can be purchased from a vending machine, that’s it; food very average. For the price I’d expect much better than this. Plus points are the rooftop pool (very small though) and the location. I won’t be going back; but if your only interested in the local architecture and history and aren't too bothered about sleeping this is the place for you. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Centre of valletta v groovy"
Great location. Clean friendly v good value. Decent airco.Nice roof terrace. Proper double bed would have been nice tho. A small point. Overall excellent hotel . Thoroughly recommendedGenuine Expedia guest review
"We upgraded to a room with a most superb view."
Probably as good a location as you can get, so long as you benefit from a room with the most impressive view. We didn't eat at the hotel, since there are so many good retaraunts nearby. I would seriously recommend that anyone contemplating staying in Malta that they use Valletta as a base. Frankly it is a sophisticated city and infinitely nicer than […] some of the other more brash modern resorts. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel close to Valetta centre."
Breakfast is good and efficiently managed. Evening meals are alright but vegetables are overcooked.Genuine Expedia guest review
The Osborne Hotel, Valletta, Malta. May 20th-27th 2014 This year we decided to ‘seriously explore’ Valletta and the three cities; so we wanted a small family hotel within the walls, and found the Osborne to be ideal for that purpose. This is a well-run, friendly, clean and ideally located hotel in South Street, near the main gateway, with a three star […] rating. There is a sun terrace and plunge pool on the roof which is more than adequate for a glass of wine and a wee rest of the feet before dinner. OK its Achilles heel is possibly the restaurant, the breakfast was adequate - coffee was from a self-serve pump action flask which for me does not keep the coffee hot enough - I never got a hot cup the whole week! We went for dinner on the first night (ham omelette with lumpy semi mashed potatoes and over cooked carrots) we didn’t go back - however the restaurant was packed each night. This hotel is very good value for money, you pay for the Wi-Fi, use of safe and hire of a mini bar – not expensive. We had the mini-bar stocked with wine and local beer - prices were excellent and the local wine came in half bottles and was oh so good. One memory I’ll keep is sitting on the roof terrace with a large glass of that wine looking over the rooftops of Valletta after a hard day in the palaces, museums and forts of the city. Be warned - you ain’t seen steep and narrow till you walk the streets of Valletta! Would we go back to the Osborne? A definite – Yes!!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The man on reception on Sunday 6th April was extremely helpful. The location is superb - 5 mins stroll to Republic street. The room was of a high standard. The only negative was not getting the double bed which had been requested (but in fairness the booking had said that was subject to availability).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Small comfortable hotel for short stay."
Small comfortable hotel for short stay. Good location for shops, site seeing and public transport. Dining room clean and spacious and provides good breakfast including continental and full English type food. (Did not use evening meal facilities at this time so unable to comment here). A cosy lounge and bar serves drinks at reasonable prices during the […] evening.Staff helpful and courteous in bar, dining room and at reception. Rooms small but comfortable with adequate space in shower room for people like ourselves, who are not large or overweight. Would be happy to use this hotel in the future. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very convenient for city and island transport"
Very much in the old part of Valletta, the Osbourne is walking distance to the city centre and minutes from the bus station which serves the whole island of Malta. Buses are very frequent and ridiculously cheap The city itself can be walked round with ease once the geography of the place is understood. A few more street names would not go amiss round […] the town. The hills are quite steep and not really suited to wheelchairs. Roads and pavements are narrow and pedestrians have to be fairly alert The island is a mecca for history buffs but there are not many sandy beaches for families with small children. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good all round hotel"
Greeted immediately, fast service, good information, this hotel is in a great location and the staff are friendly and helpful, with the rooms (well the one I stayed in) clean and tidy / comfortable Close to restaurants / bars and the city gate, + a 5 min walk to the Bus TerminalGenuine Expedia guest review
"An excellent choice."
A brilliant city centre hotel with elements of quaint charm. The location is good making city centre walkabouts easy, safe and accessible. The friendly staff couldn't have been more helpful. The lounge and bar were well presented and comfortable and welcoming especially for a night cap or coffee after a gentle stroll after dinner-excellent prices too. […] The half board option was useful at this time of the year given that it is low season. The menu choice was very acceptable. The bedroom was fine, clean and comfortable although not large. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Clean rooms, good location for old city and bus"
Spent 5 nights at hotel in lowest price room late March. Some noise from road traffic from 6am, small window in rooms on 2nd floor. Breakfast good, avoided other meals and other residents confirmed they are cheap but dire. 5 minutes to bus station and main republic street. Elderly male receptionist very helpful, the lady seemed to have problem with […] left and right - twice misdirected us. Weather fabulous, people very friendly, streets feel safe, eating and drinking cheaper than UK tea/coffee 1.50 e, maltese wine 13e bottle in good restaurants, food great at guzu, matraxu, malitta - all around 80e for two incl wine. Bus travel easy and cheap at 1.50e for day ticket. Don't miss M'dina. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel, friendly staff, food&beds ok"
Hotel is very neat and clean, nicely furbished, as well as the rooms. Staff is very friendly and helpful, happy to tell you what to do and to book you on trips if you like (we went to Gozo with the Hop on Hop off Bus, was a lovely trip - on Malta you get around pretty well with the normal buses though). Its quite at the end of Valetta but very close […] to the main bus station and since the town is very small it's not a problem, museums are just around the corner and the center a three minutes walk. Food: breakfast was nice, same thing every day but enough diversity not to get you bored. Dinner was cheap but also not the best quality, since the Maltesian kitchen is really gorgeous I recommend going to restaurants instead. Only real minus: we booked a double bed and got two single beds next to each other. Usually that's not a problem but they were so light that they moved away from each other very easily, so we basically couldn't even just cuddle up without one of us eventually falling between the beds because one moved away. For couples this is very inconvenient! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"comfortable friendly hotel in convenient location"
The breakfast was good with plenty of choice. Dinner was excellent value for money. The staff were helpful, friendly and efficient and sorted problems out quickly.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Where was the mini bar?"
A pleasant experience, adequate breakfast and evening meals on offer. However, the Superior room shown on my booking form was not matched by the room provided with no minibar or views other than an interior shaft.Genuine Expedia guest review
Only stopped one night but in central location and nice rooms. Had a peaceful night sleep and good to have late check out at 12pm. Wouldn't stay for longer than a weekend as rooms too smallGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, quiet and relaxing."
The hotel was fantastic, joining rooms cleaned every day and new towels were left for us. Food excellent, we only ate breakfast.The Osborne hotel could not have been better positioned, for all the attractions. Certainly would like to stay at The Osborne Hotel, in the near future. Thank You for a lovely time. Hannah HarrisGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely situation 3 minutes the centre"
The Osborne hotel is central to Valletta! an old style! but fitted out like a chateau. The staff are very attentive and food excellent.Genuine Expedia guest review
The Osborne Hotel was easy to get to. A short ride on the bus from the airport, then a short walk from the Valetta bus station. The hotel and the room were perfectly fine, but not high class, if that is what you are searching for. The breakfast was fine. They have a buffet dinner in the evening. Internet was not included in the room, but was available […] for a small fee. The staff seemed a bit indifferent at times, but that seemed to be a quality many people in Malta had. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"REASONABLE HOTEL IN A GREAT LOCATION - GOOD VALUE"
I stayed at the Osborne for 5 nights in early December to explore the Valletta area. It has a great location just inside the city walls. The hotel is traditional in appearance downstairs, smart and clean. Staff were polite and friendly. My room (112) looked good on first impressions - modern, stylish, decent bathroom. On living with it for a bit, everything […] worked OK but I realised that bits of it needed a bit of TLC. The bedside tables were part of a wallpapered feature and the table top wallpaper was unprotected and hence very grubby. I was reluctant to put things directly on it. The shower screen allowed water to pour on the floor. The single bed(s) was fine. Breakfast was OK, but the same items appeared every day, with a limited choice of cooked breakfast constituents(great slabs of cooked egg, beans, bacon, sausages). Overall, I thought it was fine for what I needed and was good value for money. I would stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fabulous Hotel for the Price"
Great location, small rooms, big restaurant area with good breakfast layout, really nice staff and you can't beat the price!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Central in Valletta"
We thought the hotel did a good job in making us enjoy our time in Malta. We did stay ten days and took the bus to wherever we were going. The long bus rides to Cirkewwa and ferry ride over to Gozo were still fine. We took a water taxi over to Comino and walked the island. Do try the prickly pear liqueur - very good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent location in the heart of Valletta"
The Hotel Osborne had such friendly staff in an excellent location in Valletta.Genuine Expedia guest review
fantastic stay for one night. the room was lovely,so clean and the view was fabulous.meals were lovely and the people in the hotel could not have been more friendly and helpful i can not recommend it highly enoughGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect as a base to explore malta"
Brilliant staff, they're friendly, funny and extremely helpful . Rooms are basic but clean and tidy. Had a very comfortable 7 night stay here.Genuine Expedia guest review
"very comfortable city centre hotel"
Lovely, comfortable room. Nice balcony with a view of Valetta. Appreciated the rooftop pool and lounge area. Nice breakfasts (but they should be included in the room charge, not 5 euros extra!)Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for a weekend stay."
Our main problem with the hotel was the size of the room. It was quite small for a week's stay. When we asked for a bigger room the only offer was to have a room without a window, which was not very satisfactory. Our room was smaller than one in a Travelodge and the shower room was very small indeed. We actually paid extra for a superior room, but were […] told that all the rooms were superior. Our room (105) did have a very smelly plumbing problem which had happened before. It was sorted out quite quickly, but there did seem to be a bit of an ongoing problem with drains. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Hotel staff polite and helpful. Being in Valletta gives access to public tran sport to anywhere on the island.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very helpful and informative staff. Excellent breakfast.Genuine Expedia guest review
The only thing that I would recommend is that the hotel provides fridges for the bedrooms and that they adapt the catering as it was not great but the hotel did recommend some amazing restaurant very near byGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect for a stay in Valletta."
I was made extremely welcome by everyone in the hotel, especially by reception who greeted everyone as they came in. It is great to stay somewhere with so much character, which is more individual and does not feel part of a chain. Great breakfasts with lots of choice including a real fresh fruit salad. Evening meal is worth taking too - a great value […] buffet and scrumptious profiteroles the day I ate in. The views over the rooftops of Valletta from my room were charming. The decor of the hotel includes interesting antiques, pictures and old adverts from the hotel. The lounge/bar area was very comfortable to sit in. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel - claustrophobic room!"
Overall very satisfied with the hotel - especially the location. Friendly staff. Only issue was that we requested a Superior room (as shown on our Expedia receipt) on an upper floor (for the view) and were given a small room on the 1st floor with no window! When we queried this, we were informed that: "all our rooms are superior."Genuine Expedia guest review
"Well placed, clean and comfortable hotel"
Nice hotel, well located in Valletta and close to the bus station. The breakfasts are good (apart from the eggs) but the evening meal, whilst being great value, is a bit boring. Great for people who want bland British food, but for the more adventurous, try somewhere else. Very friendly, efficient staff, rooms are clean and relatively comfortable, can […] someone tell me why in almost all hotels in the world they only supply one chair for a double room? This hotel is no diffreent in that respect. Nice roof terrace with a great view. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Friendly, small city hotel."
On arrival a friendly and helpful welcome from Receptionist, who spoke at least 3 languages. Given advice on tours and local events. Given all information about the hotel in my room. Ensuite very clean and plenty hot water. Space for clothing adequate. Tea & coffee facilities and items replaced each day. On 1st floor so window did not provide a view, […] only other windows opposite. However, did not complain as everything else fine. Lift to all floors and safe baggage storage provided if required. Evening menu changed nightly. However, cooked breakfast (buffet-style) not a favourite of mine: bacon, sausages, baked beans and scrambled egg, which were not attractive due to length of time being kept warm. Cold meats, pastries, breads all as usual, yoghourt, fruits, jams all OK. A charming hotel, well situated at about 150 yards from Republic Street in Valletta. I would use the Osborne Hotel again and recommend to my friends. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Hotel very good, in excellent position for access to main attractions. Breakfast only adequate and we ate dinner in the hotel only once - the food left a lot to be desired.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Room only? You're sorted!"
Very clean, staff a bit on the glum side. Comfortable enough rooms but mattress a little soft. Didn't eat or drink but menu didn't look great.Genuine Expedia guest review
This is a superb location. It is a beautiful building, but the rooms seem to be variable. Ours was small, despite booking a superior room, and the bathroom was very small and only just adequate. Breakfast is a little disappointing as there is not much fresh fruit. The bar doesn't really welcome clients and closes very early. Most staff are welcoming […] and helpful, but one or two are not. It is probably the best hotel within the walls of Valletta, but we felt it could have been even better with a bit more effort and attention to detail. We went in late November - maybe summer is different. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This Hotel is in Ideal, central location, near shops and restaurants and moments away from bus station. would recommend and definately use agaiGenuine Expedia guest review
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