Diplomat Hotel

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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

Overview of Diplomat Hotel

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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

75 verified Hotels.com 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

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Malta Experience - 29 min drive
  • Mellieha Bay - 40 min drive
  • Blue Lagoon - 52 min drive

Getting around

  • Malta Intl. Airport (MLA) - 29 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Diplomat Hotel

4-star hotel by the sea, refurbished in 2021
Consider a stay at Diplomat Hotel and take advantage of a roundtrip airport shuttle, a poolside bar, and a rooftop terrace. With a beachfront location, sun loungers, and beach umbrellas, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna. Be sure to enjoy a meal at The Penny Farthing, the onsite buffet restaurant. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a coffee shop/cafe and a garden.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool with pool umbrellas
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), tour/ticket assistance, and a computer station
  • Multilingual staff, outdoor furniture, and a TV in the lobby
  • A 24-hour front desk, coffee/tea in the lobby, and an elevator
  • Guest reviews speak well of the breakfast, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All 113 rooms include comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-compatible safes, as well as thoughtful touches like laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning. Guest reviews speak positively of the spacious rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and shower/tub combinations
  • HDTVs with satellite channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping


English, French, Italian, Maltese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
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-in/out
  • 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.

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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

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.
How much does it cost to stay at Diplomat Hotel?
As of 25 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Diplomat Hotel on 23 October 2022 start from R1 652, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 Oracle Casino (14-min drive) and Dragonara Casino (16-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

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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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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4/10 Fair

Location amazing but hotel is the worst one there!
The hotel states it has been fully renovated and so we thought all the rooms were too. However when we got to our room it wasn’t done in time so we had to wait. Upon going to our room the door was a hazard to access the room and the bathroom was in the 1960s old movies. And only the eight floor has the renovated rooms. This hotel is deceiving they need to state which rooms have been renovated and which haven’t. Otherwise I definitely would not have stayed here. Plus the room constantly stank and so did the sheets which resulted in me putting perfume on the bed before sleeping.
S, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Family stay in May
We really enjoyed our stay. We visited for a family wedding. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The first people we met were the lounge bar staff. Silivana, Liana and the guy that always says Good morning Handsome were the best welcome party you could get. Breakfast was delicious with a good choice. Staff there were also very good. We used the pool each morning and it was never crowded or busy. I noted they maintained it very well and it was always clean and tidy. All in all, a really pleasant stay, well located and easy to reach all places.
Mary, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Everything was amazing, the only negative thing is there isn’t any sockets next to your bed
serhan, 6-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I had some issues with my flights home and the young woman working on the desk went above and beyond to help me. She was great.
Victoria, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nessa, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had covid while staying here and were in isolation. The hotel was terrific in looking after us. We had 4 days before covid and then 8 in our room. Good location. Shower was excellent. 312 was one of the larger rooms so was great. Towels were changed daily but some were a bit worn. 20-30 min walk to Sliema ferry. Excellent hotel for the price and would definitely recommend staying here.
Raphael, 10-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I can't express enough our deep appreciation for the sensitive and caring service we received when my wife caught COVID and we had to extend our stay by three days during our required isolation in our hotel room. Regular phone check-ins, reminders to order breakfast, booking tests, and noncontact replacements of towels, coffee tea and anything else we needed. I we highly recommend this hotel.
Raphael, 7-night family trip
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