Diplomat Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Tower Road
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Diplomat Hotel

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Lobby sitting area

Overview of Diplomat Hotel


Very good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
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
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

Standard Double or Twin Room, Partial Sea View

  • 22 sq m
  • Partial sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Standard Double or Twin Room, Sea View

  • 20 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Twin Bed

Suite with Terrace

  • 45 sq m
  • Partial sea view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Standard Double or Twin Room

  • 22 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Family Room

  • 3 sq m
  • Partial sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Double Beds OR 1 Twin Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Sliema Promenade - 1 min drive
  • Sliema Ferry - 10 min drive
  • Malta Experience - 11 min drive
  • Bugibba Beach - 25 min drive
  • Golden Bay - 21 min drive
  • Mellieha Bay - 34 min drive
  • Paradise Bay Beach - 41 min drive

Getting around

  • Malta Intl. Airport (MLA) - 24 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Gabbana - 3 min walk
  • Surfside Bar and Grill - 2 min walk
  • Starbucks - 9 min walk
  • Golden Wok - 9 min walk
  • Cafe Sakura - 8 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.


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)


  • Pets not 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 loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


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


  • Elevator

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
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • 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

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 15.00 per person
  • 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 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 (4-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.
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.



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8/10 Very good

Johan, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Isabel, 7-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Lauren, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Kritika, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very clean
John, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Classy and great location
Great pool, pool area and terrace overseeing amazing views of the sea. Room was spacious and shower was great. Brilliant selection at all you can eat buffet. Sliema promenade right on your doorstep and many, many restaurants and shops nearby. Only downsides with the hotel would be the pool terrace bar wasn’t functioning. You could purchase from the hotel bar, but you’d be required to take the lift 8 floors each way every time you did so. Think the hotel are losing out on some income there. Location wise only downside is how busy it is, you’re central and you’ll hear fireworks, many a car beeping it’s never really quiet. But not as busy/loud as St. Julian a short walk away. Heard some describe the region as being like Blackpool with the sun, which is kinda accurate even if somewhat derogatory. A lot of the area under construction and weirdly every second building seems to be available to buy or rent or is a realtor office. Which doesn’t give you the biggest holiday feel it has to be said. So just know that before you go. But back to positives, all staff at the hotel great, from reception to bar staff to housekeeping to wait staff at breakfast. If you’re wanting to do to Malta and looking for plenty within walking distance and okay with a bit of hustle and bustle rather than a quiet area, then this hotel is highly recommended.
5-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Probably one of the worst price to ratio hotels i
This hotel has to be one of the worst in terms of price-to-quality ratio that I've ever experienced. I don't usually complain, but seriously, you can easily find places that are 50% cheaper and offer the same subpar conditions, if not better, in the same area. Let me list my complaints: 1. I booked a two-day stay, but the air conditioning was broken, leaving me with either stuffy, humid air or no ventilation at all. As a result, I developed a cough, most likely due to the hotel's poor air quality. 2. The service during check-in was abysmal. The guy in his 30s who greeted me seemed like he despised his job and couldn't care less about providing good service. 3. The bathroom was in terrible condition. The shower had yellow stains embedded in it, and the tap was dysfunctional, making it impossible to control the water flow. And you might think I'm just nitpicking, but no. I raised my concerns with the staff, and it was only on the second day, in the afternoon, that a helpful staff member managed to provide me with a fan. But seriously, paying a few hundred euros for something this awful? I'd rather stay in a hostel, where at least I can expect the quality to be quite bad.
2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Disappointing Diplomat.
Booked a room with partial sea view, given room at the back of the hotel and Diplomat did not change as they were fully booked and said this was room boked (it stated partial sea view) I was also due a Bottle of wine as I am a Silver Member and this was a perk, I received a miniture bottle of red that was half full. Told by the hotel that thisnis what they offer. Cleaners where fantastic and cleaned room everyday, toilet had a leak, shower was poor and the bathroom was tiny, struggle to get between door and sink. Overall not happy with the room and the poor Silver Membership reward. I dont think I will stay at the Diplomat again, its a nice hotel in a good location, but this experience has not left a goodnimpression on me.
Graham, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Derek, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Zygimantas, 4-night trip
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