Perfect for lone travellers
Posted Jul 24, 2012
All the reviews about the Malta Hotel being small and having no elevator are true. However, if you're travelling alone and don't have too much luggage, then it's perfect considering the price. For a price that usually would only get you into a youth hostel, you get your own room with your own ensuite bathroom (including a toilet, bidet and powerful shower), and my room also had a sink in the bedroom area which was handy for getting ready to go out. The room was very clean and pleasant.
Negative points were: Firstly, the wifi doesn't work above the first floor. This is something they seem to have known about for a long time and are doing nothing about. Secondly, they provide very little in the way of soap or shampoo and I felt I was always rationed. A couple of extra sachets of shampoo and an extra bar of soap would have felt a bit better. Also, the TV is tiny, but that wasn't a big deal. Finally, the water system is very noisy and I was woken up in the night everytime anyone in a nearby room turned on a tap.
All in all though, it's an excellent hotel for the price. It's close to Loreto subway station but I just walked into town. I'd strongly recommend this hotel if you're travelling on a budget - I find it hard to imagine getting anything better for the price! If you're looking for luxury though, or have a lot of luggage and family, this might not be the best.