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AX │ The Palace

5-star5 stars
High Street, Sliema, Malta, SLM 1542, Malta

Luxury hotel with spa, near Sliema Promenade
  • Free WiFi
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COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • The state of the rooms could be better, as there is a lot of signs of wear and tear. The…Dec 9, 2020
  • I stay here routinely as it is a very comfortable hotel situated right in the middle of…Nov 14, 2020

AX │ The Palace

from ZAR 1,185
  • Deluxe Room
  • Superior Room
  • Executive Room
  • Comfort Room (Atrium View)
  • Design Suite
  • Suite
  • Comfort Single Room (Atrium View)
  • Deluxe Single Room
  • Superior Single Room
  • Family Room

What’s around AX │ The Palace


  • Heart of Sliema
  • St George's Beach - 31 min walk
  • Sliema Promenade - 11 min walk
  • Balluta Bay - 12 min walk
  • Sliema Ferry - 14 min walk
  • Saint Julian's Bay - 15 min walk
  • Grand Harbour - 19 min walk
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens - 22 min walk

Getting around

  • Malta Intl. Airport (MLA) - 12 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 149 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 9 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the indoor pool after 2 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Onsite garage

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2007
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms.

The spa is open daily.


The Tabloid - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Talk of Town - This café specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

TemptAsian - This poolside restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open daily.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Malta Eco-Certified, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

AX │ The Palace’s small print

Also known as

  • Palace Hotel Sliema
  • Palace Sliema
  • The Palace Hotel Sliema
  • The Palace Malta/Sliema
  • AX │ The Palace Hotel
  • AX │ The Palace Sliema
  • AX │ The Palace Hotel Sliema


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

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.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 50 (subject to availability)

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 20.0 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 12.00 for adults and EUR 12 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for AX │ The Palace

  • Does AX │ The Palace offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, AX │ The Palace does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. 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 AX │ The Palace?
    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 gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is there a pool at AX │ The Palace?
    Yes, there's an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at AX │ The Palace?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at AX │ The Palace?
    You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of EUR 50 (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near AX │ The Palace?
    Yes, The Tabloid offers alfresco dining, Mediterranean cuisine, and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Il-Merill (4-min walk), Trattoria Cardini (4-min walk), and La Cuccagna (4-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at AX │ The Palace?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Dragonara Casino (4-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at AX │ The Palace and nearby?
    Have fun with activities like hiking, mountain biking, and parasailing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes segway rentals. Enjoy treatments at the spa and relax in the indoor and outdoor pools. AX │ The Palace also has a sauna and a steam room.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,8 From 626 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
We highly recommend this hotel to couples who stay in Malta and enjoys an active vacation. The hotel us conveniently located, just a few minutes walk away from the beaches on one side and from the ferry to Valletta on the other side. The hotel staff is absolutely friendly and willing to help. They deserve a big thank you! The room is very spacious and beautifully designed. We enjoyed the rooftop pool and bar with the music. Although we didn’t try the restaurants they always had something special and they had great ambiance. We were just unlucky with the room upgraded and I feel we could’ve received a room on a higher floor with a double bed. There was some kind of flooding in the second floor which smelled terribly. The whole floor should have been closed. Unfortunately we discovered this only after all was unpacked and didn’t request to move.
Sandor, us5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Slice of Sliema perfection
So this was my first time travelling since covid earlier in the year and I was hugely excited given I was a frequent traveller before. I was also curious to see how hotels were adapting under the current situation. I have zero criticisms for AX. My room was completey spotless. The organisation for the breakfast given it was a buffet setup should be used as an example on how to get it right for others reopening. All food served by masked and gloved staff with a one way system in place, but you could easily see all the choices still. The reception was warm and welcoming even if staff are masked, you have the sanitiser & notices everywhere - they're all still making it feel fun and informal even with all the reminders of what we're currently dealing with. As a side note WOW that rooftop. The photos don't do this justice & it was the photos that drew me in!! The terrace is way larger than you realise so you can pick loungers in the shade, away from the pool or soak up the vitamin D. The pool itself was spotless and staff were on hand to thoroughly clean down any loungers once people left them, they then fold them down so you immediately know they've been cleaned. The bar service is like being at your local, they're so friendly. Plus happy hour with this view is always going to be a winner!
Hannah, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
superb stay
The hotel is just lovely
Alison, gb10 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
I extended my stay not once but TWICE! I didn't want to leave. The staff provided top notch service, they're attention to detail is next level, and the facilities were better than expected. Absolutely loved this place, highly recommend.
C.A., us3 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
It was a bit disappointing to find that some restaurants and bars were closed. We only found out that TemptAsian was closed after planning and getting ready to eat there. So it would have been helpful if this was explained during checkin. The service was excellent and everyone went out of their way to help us. Especially JR and Ana May.
Manj, gb3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great location! Lovely sauna and swimming pool. Tasty meals. Very sweet complement from hotel (bottle of wine)
us4 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Located well
Nice stay, welcoming hotel and located perfectly for my needs. Little inconsistent with the replacement of water/coffee etc in the room. Minor point.
James, gb5 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Positive Experience
Very nice hotel and very good service. Reception were very friendly. However, to enter the executive room one needs to pass from a narrow corridor. Then you have access to a large nice room. Pity that corridor!
Simeon, gb3 night trip
Very good 8,0
very nice hotel in handy location easy walking distance to shops restaurants and sliema ferry to Valletta good size room ( junior suite ) 2 balconies both with furniture bar area served good food smoking area outside bar Only downer for this hotel the Mattress ! not nearly good enough for this standard of hotel tired spring less way too soft
gb4 night romance trip
Good 6,0
Beds were soft. Cleaning was patchy. Staff on Front-desk were great. Options for dining in the evening was limited even though there were 3 restaurants. Pool was very busy with kids. The fitness centre was well stocked but also busy so felt small.
gb4 night romance trip

AX │ The Palace