Ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Colorado
Valletta BoutiquePosted Sep 1, 2011 on Hotels.com
Perfect little hotel in a great spot, with a rooftop terrace overlooking St. John's co-cathedral. Really nice rustic rooms, and a reasonable price too. Wish I had stayed here longer!
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Manchester
Very nice guest housePosted Jun 8, 2011
We greatly enjoyed our stay. The location is excellent - right in the heart of Valletta, and the owner, Luciano, looked after us very well and really made us welcome. The only disadvantages were the church or cathedral bells which, we think, chimed every 15 minutes day and night (though they never seemed to chime the appropriate number on the hour!), and the rather crowded room. However, the house had an antique charm which compensated at least for the latter, and there were excellent views from the roof garden. We are happy to recommend the guest house for those who don't want or need any luxury, and who appreciate unusual, inexpensive and very central accommodation, with a most friendly and helpful owner. One minor point: breakfast was very modest (and stodgy) on Sunday - bread, jam and cakes/biscuits, whereas on other days one could have a full British version (or any parts thereof). Perhaps on Sundays the cooks have a rest, or are in church!
Recommendedby micha from Auckland, NZ
Fantastic locationPosted May 19, 2011
A great guest house in the center of Valletta! Great value for money. The owner, Luciano, is friendly and helpful. Free breakfast in the restaurant downstairs. This is where you check in as well - the only pretty unprofessional part of the hotel: No check-in desk or counter - just the bar at the hotel. The location can't be any better, though beware if you have heavy luggage: There is no car/shuttle access, and you will be dropped off close by, and have to walk one black. Overall, a great place, and if I go back to Valletta, this is definitely the place I want to stay at again!
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Manchester, UK
Valletta Boutique Guest House - brilliant place!Posted May 12, 2011 on Hotels.com
This 400 year old house has to be seen to be believed. It is tastefully decorated with all kinds of memorabilia, artefacts and furniture pre-1950. It is full of atmosphere and style making it quirky and unique. The Cathedral bell does take some getting used to but only adds to the charm. There is a lift but you may still have to negotiate stairs as well depending on room location. Our room (11) was large with a small balcony overlooking a side street leading to the harbour. The room was cleaned every day including change of towels. Not quite enough hot water for a normal shower but ok if you put yourself on 'fast forward' mode. Breakfast was a full English with toast, tea/coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice or you could have a toasted baguette/Maltese bread sandwich with various fillings and finally, lovely cakes! (No hot breakfast on Sundays and Public Holidays though - lovely fresh bread with butter and jam instead). The upstairs restaurant, open on Friday and Saturday evenings, is also well worth a visit. The food and service were outstanding and the table we had overlooked a lively square. Luciano, the owner, has obviously invested a lot of time and money into this business over the years but has not lost sight of caring for his guests. Nothing is too much trouble and any problems, you can contact him on his mobile. We asked his advice at the end of the holiday about where a taxi would be able to pick us up to take us to the airport as Merchant Street is pedestrianised. Leave it with me, he said. Then when we came down with our cases the next day, Luciano was there to take us to the airport himself! The week's stay in this guest house was the icing on the cake. Even the unfriendliness and complete indifference of one waitress in particular, would not stop us from staying here again. You could find that attitude anywhere. Overall, this was a perfect place to stay, central location and excellent value for money. Thank you Luciano for a wonderful stay. We'll be back one day and take you up on your offer of arranging for us to see more sights!
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Kuwait
Quirky but fine!Posted Nov 21, 2010
I had to check-in in the restaurant as there is no reception area. The room was quirky, but I loved it! It was a 2 floor room with 2 singles on the bottom floor and a queen bed on the upper floor. The bathroom was upstairs, and the stairs were narrow and spiral wrought iron which could pose a problem for some people. However, the location of this hotel was ideal for me! I loved hearing the church bells every quarter of an hour. I liked that the bus terminus was only a 10 minute walk away. I liked having 4 restaurants within a 2 minute walk. I enjoyed being very close to the main "thoroughfare." On the negative side, the elevator wasn't working, so an employee lugged my suitcase up 4 flights of stairs. The rooom smelled a bit musty, and there was too much furniture in the room for my liking, but no furniture for just sitting. I lounged on the bed when in the room. Because the guest house is located in the middle of everything, sometimes shouting and work noises could be disturbing. But, on the whole, I enjoyed my stay there.