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Diplomat Hotel, Sliema

4-star4 stars
173 Tower RoadSliemaMaltaSLM1609Malta

Upscale beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Fort St. Elmo
  • Free WiFi
Beautiful beach
Tasty breakfast
Amenities are not the best
Vibe is not too good
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From 1,059 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Diplomat Hotel, Sliema

from $81
  • Double or Twin Room, Balcony, Partial Sea View
  • Double or Twin Room, Sea View
  • Triple Room
  • Double Room Single Use

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
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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

Other information

  • Resort fee included
* 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
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Beach towels
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 2
  • 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/lift
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

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 restaurant. A children's menu is available.

Diplomat Hotel, Sliema’s small print

Also known as

  • Diplomat Hotel Sliema
  • Diplomat 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.

Children under 10 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision.

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

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Diplomat Hotel, Sliema


  • On the beach
  • Sliema Promenade - 6 min walk
  • Bisazza Street - 13 min walk
  • Duck Village - 23 min walk
  • Paceville - 31 min walk
  • St George's Beach - 34 min walk
  • St. Paul's Anglican Church - 35 min walk
  • Dragonara Casino - 36 min walk

Getting around

  • Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free casino shuttle

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 129 reviews

Diplomat Hotel, Sliema
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
Diplomat Hotel, Sliema
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
Diplomat Hotel, Sliema
Not a four star hotel disappointed
I would not class it as a four star hotel I had asked for first floor two months before we travelled was handed fourth floor ,the room was small asked for double bed husband and I two single beds together sliding all over the place , the room was too warm couldn’t sleep asked at reception how to work air con was told by a man who was not nice to open balcony doors at night the noise from the street was not good
Anne, ie7 night trip
Diplomat Hotel, Sliema
Disappointment at The Windsor Hotel!
I have booked a night at Diplomat Hotel as a birthday present for my partner (it was my surprise for him - we were flying from UK).When we arrived to Malta and were waiting for our free airport shuttle to our hotel I found out there wasn't any.The hotel didn't reply for my emails, so we took a bus nr X2 just outside the airport to the hotel.When we arrived (after 45minutes)&wanted to check-in, the receptionist said the hotel was overbooked and she sent us to another hotel (just over the road) which suppose to be a 4* as well. Unfortunately it was the nightmare staying at The Windsor Hotel. I am not a person who complains but our room 124 was horrible - very dark, smelly and dirty. I wasn't happy at all. Luckily it was only for one night but still wanted everything to be perfect. The location was quite good and the Internet very fast. There was nobody at the reception desk when we wanted to check-out, so I almost missed my taxi to the airport (I was waiting 'forever' trying to ask some other staff for help). Our breakfast - nothing special. Food was awful and the only food I could eat - small crossaints. My overall experience horrible,so never again!Luckily the weather was nice and I loved the promenade! My partner appreciated my effort with the booking. I've booked a place on October but I found out (the last minute) I couldn't stay at my chosen hotel! Please, avoid that place! I didn't mind to pay more if only they could find me a better place to stay.
MALGORZATA, gb1 night romance trip
Diplomat Hotel, Sliema
Bad customer service but not a bad hotel.
The problem was when I arrived at the hotel after my flight being delayed and the airline losing my luggage the hotel informed me that the 1st night they moved my reservation to another hotel and the next 2 nights they would give me an upgrade to make up for the inconvenience. The hotel they moved me to was a dump with no wifi in my room and half the price of this hotel and a worse neighborhood. The only upgrade they offered me was 2 free dinners at the Diplomat. I already had plans to go out for dinner both nights so that was meaningless. When I spoke to the manager to tell her that was unacceptable she asked what I wanted and then she gave me a refund for he 1st night. The Diplomat itself was fine. It was exactly what I chose based on reviews, location and cost. I would have enjoyed my stay at this hotel if they had not given my room away the 1st night, moved me to a dumpy hotel and then insulted me by offering 2 dinners at this hotel as "an upgrade" to make up for this incident. I appreciate the refund but shouldn't have had to ask. I didn't appreciate the hotel moving me without my prior consent. After a long day this was very upsetting. I didn't get to the 2d hotel until 2am. Hopefully this hotel won't do this to other customers in the future! This is absolutely unacceptable behavior.
Robert, gb3 night trip

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