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Diplomat Hotel, Sliema

4-star4 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
173 Tower Road, Sliema, Malta, SLM1609, Malta

Upscale beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Sliema Promenade
  • Free WiFi
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From 1,172 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Beautiful beach
Tasty breakfast
Regular internet service
Vibe is not too good

Diplomat Hotel, Sliema

from $99
  • Double or Twin Room, Balcony, Partial Sea View
  • Double or Twin Room, Sea View
  • Triple Room
  • Double Room Single Use

What’s around Diplomat Hotel, Sliema


  • On the beach
  • Grand Harbour - 26 min walk
  • Mediterranean Conference Centre - 32 min walk
  • Fort St. Elmo - 36 min walk
  • Sliema Promenade - 7 min walk
  • Sliema Ferry - 21 min walk
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens - 29 min walk
  • St George's Beach - 30 min walk

Getting around

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

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 113 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking


  • Free casino shuttle

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1184
  • Conference space size (meters) - 110
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1991
  • Elevator
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Maltese

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The Penny Farthing - Onsite buffet restaurant. A children's menu is available.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Diplomat Hotel, Sliema’s small print

Also known as

  • Diplomat Hotel Sliema
  • Diplomat Sliema
  • Diplomat Hotel Hotel
  • Diplomat Hotel Sliema
  • Diplomat Hotel Hotel Sliema


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Destination fee: EUR 0.50 per person, per night

Optional extras

Safes in guestrooms can be used for EUR 2.50 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 09.00 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 22.00 per room (one way)

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.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 125 reviews

Good 6.0
A Mixed Bag
The Diplomat is a real mixed bag and I wouldn't call it a 4 star, especially when entering you find a decent reception area but as soon as you get into the elevator to your room it does way down. The hallways were in very bad shape and even though it's a no smoking hotel, people smoke on their balconies which allows the smoke to enter the hallways. The breakfast is the main reason I believe most people stay once beyond the affordable price. It is a buffet that will meet anyone's needs and the gal, the little sweetie who buzzes about making sure everyone is happy, makes it inviting.
Valerie, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Treated as a Diplomat
We had a really wonderful stay at Diplomat (it gives justice to its name by treating guests as diplomats ;-)) The hotel is very cute and with personality, in a great area. The personnel and most of all the manager are going out of their way to make sure that guests are happy. We got help with absolutely everything we needed -- from site-seeing suggestions and transportation to charging our electric bicycles. Next time we visit Malta, we will not need to search for hotel anymore; we already know where we will be staying: at Diplomat.
Elisabeta, usRomance trip
Very Good 8.0
Great value for money
A nice value for money brief stay. The staff are friendly and helpful, though the place has seen better days. Well located for local attractions and handy for bus routes.
Colin, gbRomance trip
Good 6.0
An ordinary experience
Arrived early and waited to check in. No smile or welcome from reception staff. The room decor very dated, it was very noisy as my balcony was by the road and the drains in my room stank pretty badly. Housekeeping dealt with this thankfully. They were the only friendly staff. Don't buy the bus tour tickets from the hotel it is cheaper outside and the bus company's tickets they sell have old buses with radios not working. Had breakfast once, varied but overcooked as the food is left cooking instead of warming whilst on display. I got used to the noise from the waves and traffic, some of the front of house staff are better than others, all in all it wasn't too bad but could have been better. Friendly and helpful staff always make the difference between an ordinary and lovely experience. I was surprised to find out the hotel was owned by the Johnson Group.
gb6 night trip
Good 6.0
Cheap, but not cheerful.
The hotel is in a good location. It was cheap and I can see why... it’s very dated, air con doesn’t work, beds are small/uncomfortable, decor is worn needs a complete renovation. It was simply a place to sleep for me, but I would not take my family to this hotel and will not use it again. My friend stayed down the road in a 3 star hotel with worse reviews than this, but his hotel/room was far better and cheaper still! This is NOT a 4 star hotel.
James, gb2 night business trip

Diplomat Hotel, Sliema

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