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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

92 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
173 Tower Road, Sliema, Malta, SLM1609
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool bar
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Malta Experience - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Malta Intl. Airport (MLA) - 31 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 in a sun lounger, plus activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and parasailing are nearby. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, and guests can also take advantage of a fitness center 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 upscale hotel. Fellow travelers 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
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows 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 sanitizer 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 cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • 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
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


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


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


  • Elevator


  • 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 drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • 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 - Onsite 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 using an electrostatic sprayer; 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 sanitizer; 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).


Guests can rest easy knowing 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 to 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 sanitizer, 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, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Diplomat Hotel?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Diplomat Hotel.
Is 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 onsite casino at Diplomat Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Dragonara Casino (13-min drive) and Oracle Casino (14-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Diplomat Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and hiking, and practice 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 center. Diplomat Hotel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Diplomat Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite 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. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



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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10/10 Exceptional

iSABELLE, 7-night 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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2/10 Poor

A Huge Disappointment !
My husband & I were traveling to Malta for the 1st time with a friend and we booked the Diplomat for the sea view and Sliema location. The a/c did not appear functional in either room but the mgr told us to give it time. We left for a few hrs but it was no better. The mgr said the a/c in our room was broken and moved us to another room but it was still no better. We asked for fans & they brought us fans with blades that were filthy. When we returned from dinner, there were little black bugs on the white comforter and in the bathroom. The night mgr tried to tell us that the temperature was good and that we were expecting too much. In the morning we told them that we just could not stay without proper a/c. They charged us for the 1st night but did allow us to cancel the remainder of the stay without penalty. Interestingly, I forgot my medicine in the 1st room and then I went to retrieve it, I found that they had already put another guest in the room even though they said the a/c was broken!
Merrill, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

A nice stay at The Diplomat
A very nice stay at The Diplomat Hotel, it is located directly opposite the sea and you can get a great view from the rooftop swimming pool on the 8th floor. The rooms were a nice size with comfortable beds and although our bathroom was a bit small we didn’t mind. The breakfast had a wide choice and staff were very friendly. The manager George was very good and ensured that guests had everything they needed.
DEV, 6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location - close to shopping, restaurants, public transportation. Very friendly staff.
Diana, 5-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

Hotel very clean and comfortable. Suitable for our 5 night city break. Reasonable decor. Decent choices for continental or full English breakfast but not always served warm enough . Would improve experience if tea / coffee was served at the tables. Rooms comfortable with tea/coffee making amenities and bar fridge. Hair dryer on bathroom wall very very weak. Bring your own. Pool to cool off in on rooftop and loungers... Nice rooftop bar and snacks served with sea views. Receptionist was helpful and kindly stored our luggage as we arrived very early, on departure she printed out my boarding passes and arranged a taxi to airport. Bus stop 3 minutes walk away. We got a travel bus pass for €21 / 7days unlimited public transport travel. Kat W. H. Smith arrivals Hall, Malta Airport. Went to mdina (beautiful, go late afternoon then have dinner in one of the lovely cafes hidden away in the narrow streets) ) . St Julian Bay(lively /young..) Valletta (restaurants/pubs/shops/churches/history/pedestrian only centre) . Three cities (returned to Valletta on a little water taxi boat.. Very relaxing experience).. Etc Can use it on Gozo as well. It hit 42 degrees while we were exploring Mdina.... Hats and sunscreen needed.
Philip, 5-night romance trip
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