Astra Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
A rusty and dusty hotel, with high ceiling rooms and cheap furniture. Poorly decorated, probably last refeshement in 1950. Bathroom with fungus on the ceiling, door aperture of ca 40 cm. Fortunately the air conditioner worked in our room. The rules are weird: it is mandatory to show the card with which you have paid the reservation and sign a proof of this. Even you have paid the breakfast you must prove this, as they have no evidence of the reservation and they are very cautious.
The first look at our room was little bit shocking. But then I put away my fancy hotel expectations and in the end I really enjoyed it. +the room was clean -in the bathroom the sink& shower was flooded ---the doors are scary and unsafe(we were afraid to leave there things .. -the entrance card worked a bit hard. And after 8 PM the reception and the front door closes. +close to shops, bus station, sea, restaurant +the room cleaning service is good -to acces the wifi you have to log in a thousands time because it's logging off... but not a bad wifi signal in the hall . +reception very friendly :) ===so, it's an old building renovated. But still has those old style facilities.its in sliema, I think it's the most expensive city, so a very good place for a low cost trip. A trip where you go explore. Not Where you relax/ stay all day in the hotel.
I've stayed in the area before so I knew what to expect. I payed a little bit extra and booked a room overlooking Sliema promenade, with a large balcony, and fantastic views. The room was very basic, but clean enough and comfortable. The beds were fine and the bedding was changed regularly. The shower cubicle is tiny, and if you manage to get in, you need to soap yourself up to slide out again. Very strange. Still, the water was nice and hot. All of the staff are very cheerful, friendly and helpful. Staff at much higher graded hotels could learn a thing or two from them. One strange thing. The TV receiver wasn't tuned in to any British tv channels. Very odd for Malta! Overall, fantastic value for money, particularly if you're on a tight budget
Great location, comfy beds, sea view, at a great price! I could hear everything going on outside, which being above a pub on a main road was a lot. Walls are very thin and in some cases just a piece of mdf, expect to hear your neighbours.
You pay for what you get and this is a budget hotel, we stayed for a week at the begining of Oct. It ia very basic but the cleaning standard is good, always clean soft white fluffy towels and clean sheets, The bed wasn't too bad, the water was hot and we had a sea view which was fantastic, however the walls are very thin and there is a lot of road noise and the pub underneath created a lot more noise. The staff are very nice, particularly Josephine who was very helpful. Breakfast was excellent at the Preluna hotel.
Stayed here for 5 nights whilst attending a sporting event. This hotel is VERY basic and is located in a side road just off the main coastal road. The reception area is very small and struggled to accommodate the 12 of us who arrived at the same time. The receptionist seemed a bit out of her depth until another hotel employee arrived to help her. Their is a lift to each floor however if there are more than 2 people in it then it is a bit claustrophobic. I had to change rooms as the first room only had a double bed in it when i had booked a twin.This was dealt with very quickly by the guy who was overseeing the room cleaners. The room i was then allocated (301) was small and very basic. The window opened onto what looked like a large concrete void, as did the bathroom window. The aircon switched on OK but made no difference to the rooms temperature. The bed was very hard and it actually felt like you were sleeping on the bed base instead of a mattress. I think that the only available pillow was filled with cotton wool as it collapsed as soon as you put your head on it. Bedding was clean though. There was a wall mounted TV in the room however it was located very high on the wall and was not adjustable for viewing which resulted in you not being able to watch it from the bed. A kettle and cups were available in the room however you had to buy coffee, tea etc from reception! The bathroom was large and hot water readily available however the shelf above the sink was dirty and stained. There are a number of bars, cafes and restaurants within a few minutes walk from the hotel which is just as well as you have to got to another hotel, the Preluna, for any booked meals i.e. breakfast. Would i stay here again? ......... Not by choice.
Although the room was clean it was basic with poor air conditioning. It was very noisy mainly from the pub next door. The reception staff were helpful. I wish we'd ask for a change of room but didn't think of that till a couple of nights before we left
I had a spacious brightly coloured room with 2 single beds with good air conditioning. breakfast was next door at the preluna hotel and was very good, there are free safes at the astra and it is in a great location opposite the sea and good for catching public transport. Josephine was very helpful supplying maps and giving directions.
Area much overrated. I can't see any reason why food and drink is much more expensive than other places (eg Bugiba). Accommodation very basic but at least it was clean with decent bedding and towels. Our group was here for a football match (Malta v England). I thought drinks were expensive varying between 3.5 and 4.8 euros for a pint. Meals cost more than I would expect to pay back in UK. Everything was much cheaper in Bugiba (as low as 2euros a pint). Taxis were expensive and some drivers were out to cheat us if they could. Not at all impressed by my experience.
Very basic room, no balcony and very noisy about 5am as deliveries start.Looking for a cheap place to stay that is very central to Sliema and this is fine. We spent most of the time out, but always came back to a fully serviced room.
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Rooftop terrace
- Concierge services
- Laundry facilities
Astra Hotel places you within a leisurely stroll of Bisazza Street and Sliema Promenade. This 36-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a coffee shop/café, a rooftop terrace, and concierge services. It's in central Sliema and also close to Fort St. Elmo and Mediterranean Conference Centre.
For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
The 36 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including ceiling fans, phones, and desks. 20-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels.
At Astra Hotel, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 20 per vehicle roundtrip, as well as an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables.
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43.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 241 reviews