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Hotel Kennedy Nova

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I went there to join oceana (cruise ship) the following day and o found the place excellent. Great service, good location and very kind people. I hope to back soon! Nice place, comfortable bed and good internet service, amazing food, very clean and neat the room.

The hotel is very nicely located in the heart of Sliema, The price was extremely good. The hotel is well kept up. Breakfast buffet was extremely good in relation with price. The rooms are very noisy and could hear everything from the next room. The rooms are well cleaned. Bathrooms kind of small but in line with european standards.

Booked before reading reviews - big mistake! Shabby, rude and uninterested staff. yellow water coming out of bath tap, lumpy pillows and only 1 thin blanket. Thin bath towels. The breakfast hot buffet was lukewarm, and tasteless and often run out by 9.30am The hotel has many students all the time checking in at 12.25am making loud parties and noise, screaming like hooligans! and the staff were not interested in stopping them. We complained twice one night as noise still going on at 4am. Fire alarm goes off for no reason in the early hours of the morning - no explanations for all the false alarms. The welcome drink was a small glass of tasteless cola poured from a bottle with no label. This hotel is only rated by me as 1 star, I would never go back and never recommend it to anyone.

The location of the hotel is good but the hotel needs refurnishing. My room was small and facing an alley. The furniture was shabby and dated, and the wc old. One of the receptionists was not friendly and i was even charged twice for the city tax. Thus, do not intend to return to this hotel.

I had already booked the hotel before I read the reviews but decided to keep an open mind untill I arrived there. My first impression was favourable as I entered, it was obviously an oldish place but looked nice and clean. The reception staff were very welcoming and helpful,, one of the ladies even sorted the WiFi connection on my phone as I was having a problem with it. I used the lift to my room on the second floor, this was at the rear of the hotel and looked out on a back street. It was a single room and quite small but was more than adequate for my two night stay. The hotel appeared a little dogeared in places but very clean. There is a roof terrace with a small pool which would probably very nice when it's summer.. I had breakfast in the hotel restaurant which cost €8.50.There was a good choice of cold or hot food. In all, I found it a very nice place to stay and all the staff very pleasant and helpful. I will certainly stay there again.

Our room was clean and basic, if a bit dated & tired. We had to ask for extra blankets every night, as they kept getting taken away. We had a little bit of natural light but not much. It was okay as a base but you would not want to spend much time in your room. My main issue is that it was very loud, especially on the last night - noise CARRIES in this place. There was some kind of raucous party going on possibly in the next building, sounded like a bunch of rugby lads crashing about and cheering. Then as soon as they'd finished, a bunch of Italian school kids arrived (at about 00:45) and proceeded to run around and shriek like banshees for over half an hour. Not great when you've got to get up at 5am. I don't know why we were put in a room which they knew would be right in the middle of a bunch of school kids when we could have been put somewhere much quieter. No one even asked us when we checked out if we'd had a nice stay, so I guess they weren't really interested. We stayed here during the off-season so maybe it's better when they're geared up for tourist season.

Bad maintenance, dirty, toilet in both room and in dining room didn't flush...shower held together with masking tape. Breakfast only just.. Obviously it is better during the high season. But sadly, only the guest lounge area which can be seen from the street was the only good thing about the place. The view from the roof was spectacular and, again, perhaps in high season the pool would be open and it would be better. Regardless, the room was not only disappointing, it was terrible.

recently I booked accomadation for my mother at the kennedy nova hotel in silema and I must say that the service that I received was second to none,the staff are extremely helpful,cortious,they even emailed me once my mother had arrived at there hotel to put my mind at rest,what hotel would normally do that!! My mum has stayed at the Kennedy several times and when going to malta would only ever stay at the Kennedy Nova now.The hotel is very clean,excellent rooms,food 5*and their customer service excellent,i would highly recommend this hotel when travelling to Silema ,Malta.Perfect hotel.

When i walked in it was a warm and welcoming environment, I booked a taxi through the Hotel and it promptly came. We stayed in a standard room on bed and breakfast for a week. Everyone was so friendly, the food was fantastic and the staff well mannered. I found my mattress too hard, however told reception and it was promptly changed. It is not a modern hotel however it has all the essentials one needs. Since it was our first time in Malta, we asked lots of questions to the receptionists and they were more than helpful to give us tips. The location couldn't have been better. Lots to do in the area so you save lots of money on taxis.

The company I work with booked me at Hotel Kennedy Nova for one week stay. I stayed in one of their renovated superior rooms, felt like home! They have provided me with High Speed Wifi which I could easily work from my room and from the Terrace on the 7th Floor - amazing view. Location is just great. Staff were friendly and ready to assist with all my requests. Will surely return back!!

116, The Strand Gzira Malta

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • Business center

Hotel Kennedy Nova is a short stroll from Duck Village and Bisazza Street. This 101-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and an outdoor pool. It's in central Gzira and also close to Mediterranean Conference Centre and Fort St. Elmo.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


The 101 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, phones, and desks. Guests can expect WiFi and cable TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

At Hotel Kennedy Nova, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a sauna. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 50 per room roundtrip, as well as an area shuttle for a fee. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

45.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 671 reviews