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Hotel Kennedy Nova

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We have booked for 5 nights in December 2017 and we have truly enjoyed our stay. Excellent location within few minutes you are in Sliema centre and opposite the Hotel there is a bus stop which take you directly to Valletta. Staff were super friendly always ready to help us. We did email the Hotel prior arrival with our requests and all was confirmed. Looking forward to return later on this year :)

I will start with my conclusion. Avoid this hotel despite the good price. For 5 days the water was running brown and the reception's reply was that the water of Malta is not clean!!! Many people were staying there because of a conference and some of them moved to the hotel next to it The Waterfront. Further than than the area is very good.

Beautiful country & lovely hotel. Staff were friendly & service was outstanding. The food selection was lovely especially evening buffet. We enjoyed having a dance to the Sunday night live keyboardist. Only suggestion is the hotel could benefit from modernisation. But we were happy!

An excellent located Hotel which has a great view to Bay. All the tours are starting from here. Rooms were tidy and clean. Buffet Breakfast was excellent. Staff were friendly and helpful too. There are nice choices of restaurants close to the property

We read some of the negative reviews and were skeptical as to whether these were true. I think many of the people writing these reviews were expecting something way above what they paid for. We visited for 7 nights for my 21st Birthday on a bed and breakfast basis. The rooms were spacious and airy and the air conditioning did it's job on the warmest days. The bathroom was very clean and the room was cleaned to a high standard daily - including bed sheet and towels changed daily. The breakfast was rotated slightly daily and had a good spread to suit all. All of the staff were a credit to the hotel. I would recommend visiting Comino - the blue lagoon - as this was the absolute highlight of our trip. The hotel was a brilliant base to come back for a nap and then head back out for dinner and a few drinks on the strip. Everything you will need is within walking distance and the bus and ferry services are excellent and reasonably priced. The rooftop bar was great. We made use of the sunloungers despite the pool being very cold. One downside I would say is the number of redevelopment construction work in malta at the moment - this is due to most buildings being quite dated. However we had a brilliant trip, filled our time and would recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to go on holiday and not spend all day every day in the hotel, if this is what you want then book a resort or holiday village hotel.

The hotel is a 1 hour walk from historic Malta. ( I walked hence I know). Rooms are small and toilets even smaller. The heating in my room barely worked and the washroom was cold as a fridge. Food was good and limited complementary WiFi is limited to the lobby.

This hotel has an image problem, mostly, it would seem, on the basis of its being in need of refurbishment. But at no stage during my 7 night stay did I hanker for the park bench across the road, nor did I find myself comparing the hotel with Fawlty Towers. Au contraire, I picked up nothing but happy vibes all around me, and although I could find fault in one or two tiny areas, such as wanting Tropicana for breakfast, rather than that watery squash rubbish, I enjoyed my stay at the Kennedy Nova.

stayed here end of oct 17 for a week. Very basic rooms ,not 4 star. Would not go back. Staff are ok but they charge 25 e taxi to airport ,sholud be no more than 20 Pool area very small but has a little bar for snacks and food.

We stayed 7 nights. Room was for 2 person, they added 2 beds and room becames for 4. So in room for 4 persons we had 1 chair, no tabel, dirty balcony, Tv with broken remontcontrol, , no free wifi (only in the lobby and rooftop bar), yellow tap water (last 2 dayes), no minibar, lumpy pillows. We could not sleap on matresses, so, I told the giril in reception, but they did not change them. Restorant is another storry, they serve drinks in tin can, remember it is 4 star hotel! Salt was so old that it was no more white. I aske the waitresses to change the salt, well she did not, nex day it was the same. The bigest problem in restorant is staff, they are not trained well, they do not now how to work, they are like a group of childeren who helps mother preparing breakfast. Decorations an flowers in hotel were not change for a decade! Not my best choise for a holliday.

I stayed here for 3 nights in September 2017 after my travel company said the original hotel I booked was full and put me here ... that should have been the first warning sign (I checked at the other hotel and they were not full, so this was obviously a money-making scam - charge for the nice hotel and use the cheap one). Anyway, here's a list of things I encountered at this hotel: leaky roof in my room No free wifi in hotel rooms (only in the lobby and rooftop bar) Bath tap hanging off the wall No hot water for all three days yellow tap water lumpy pillows ancient TV that flickers wall-mounted hair dryer held together with tape bed-side lamp shades ragged, broken, and dusty Paid for a sea-view and didn't receive one I recommend looking elsewhere for a nice stay in Malta - this hotel is just not worth it!

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. For entertainment, guests can expect to find 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.

Room options

Standard Comfort Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Standard Comfort Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double or Twin Room, Harbor View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Single Room, Harbor View

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

45% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 656 reviews