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Osborne

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We booked two rooms, one for my husband and one for my sister in law and mom in law, paid for the upgrade to Seaview delux, our room was overlooking an air condition and some sort of cement with limited views, so small with the bathroom door in such a strange place next to the bed, no storage, window looking into a corridor, smelled a bit, the door made such noise they had to oil it. Air con was so cold and kept going on and off. Biggest disgust was that the other room was bigger, spacious and had a balcony off the toilet, better views. We were sick with disappointment because my hubbie was so looking forward to Harbour views. I made a complaint and we would have to take the room for the night then change to similar the next day, couldn't even think of packing and repaying. Why in the world would they give on nice room and one really the worst one to a family booking?? Can't say our visit was pleasant. Some nice staff cleaning and the chef

We decided to make a short visit to Valetta and wanted a central location at a reasonable price. The Osborne Hotel matched our criteria and, noting comments about room sizes, we asked for a de-luxe twin with seaview. As this is a town house we were suprised at how spacious the public rooms were. Our room, 501, was spacious and even had a small veranda where we could sit and look over to Sliema Harbour . The beds were comfortable, storage was adequate for four nights and the bathroom was fit for purpose. We thought that the reviews that we had read were rather disparaging of the hotel and the overall standard of this 3 star hotel was excellent. I had some problem with light from the corridor coming into the room at night, under the door which had a 2cm gap at the bottom. I solved this by putting a couple of cushions against the door on retiring for the night! I am a very light sleeper!! Air-conditioning was essential as the daytime temperature was 37C. I didn't see a copy of the A/C instructions in the room although they may have been in the Information Folder. We only had breakfast on two mornings consisting of fruit juice and croissants and that was satisfactory. The public rooms are very pleasant and well decorated, as was everywhere else. There is a bar area with a very cheery Barman who is very keen to serve you. There did appear to be a supply problem with cucumber but Hendricks is still pleasant with lime or lemon!! The Concierge(s) were helpful, friendly and knowledgeable and patient. There are two lifts up to the fifth floor. There is an empty minibar in the room and we asked for it to be stocked up with water and fruit juices. My wife found that it was also an ideal place to store her lipstick which otherwise would have melted! Overall, we spent three days and four nights at The Osborne and were very comfortable. We felt that some of the negative reviews were perhaps over-stated and we would certainly return to the Osborne if we were to visit Valetta again.

After our horror stay in Istanbul, we arrived at the Osborne and it was heaven. The rooms were clean, the breakfast was good and the staff very friendly and helpful (they knew all the bus routes to take you to certain places). The rooftop pool is also awesome as it gives you a place to relax when needed. I highly recommend this to anyone travelling to Valletta and want to feel the old city vibe.

Situated in a quiet street but close to everything, shops, ferry and bus station. Rooms are good, bed was comfy, air con worked very well. Rooms cleaned every day. The restaurant food was yummy, the chefs were so lovely and the staff were exceptional. Brigitte, Noel, Martin, Gloriana, Simon and Joseph really friendly and helpful. My fourth visit and I hope it won't be the last!

Great hotel. Lovely rooms. Small but clean and well decorated. My only annoyance is the shuttle to the airport provide by the hotel is a rip off. According to the hotel information, you can book an airport shuttle for 1-3 people for €20. After midnight there is an extra €5 charge..night rate. We booked a car for 2 people for 23:30 on a Saturday evening. The car arrived at 23:20....great. Dropped of at the airport at 23:50 only to be told that the night charge applied and the fare was €25. All this, considering you can walk 10 mins to the taxi rank by the bus station and get a pre-paid taxi for €15. Felt a bit conned. Not sure if this was down to driver(strangely accompanied by a young female helper) or the hotel. Spoilt what would've been a perfect stay in a beautiful historic city and an otherwise lovely hotel. I would appreciate a response from the hotel management.

I agree that this was an excellent location, and our room as well was very small and didn't have a window (except for a small one into the alley). The wifi in the room didn't work. however the front desk was very helpful in letting us use their computer and printing out our airline boarding passes. We skipped the breakfast as it was quite expensive and we ate elsewhere. The A/C worked well. The cleaning was mediocre. I noticed that our tea/coffee water warmer was partially filled when we arrived, and that the trash was not emptied daily. No big deal, but still. Overall, I would stay here again. It is a reasonable cost for the location and maybe if I had asked for a different room I would have gotten it...

Excellent location within easy walking distance of Republic Street (the main street in Valletta), and with friendly and helpful staff, but ... our room (112) was not good. The door was only about 60 cm wide, leading into a corridor of about the same width before you get to the main part of the room. The room itself was very dark with little daylight as the window was around a corner and just looked out onto a lightwell with noisy drainage pipes from the rooms above and extract vents from the kitchen. Also, the breakfast was disappointing, with over-cooked egg and a scarcity of fresh fruit, which is unforgivable as there is an abundance of fruit in Malta.

This hotel has a perfect location and is obviously very popular. However this is making them complacent. I have on booking asked for a quiet room - that was completely ignored and I was put on the first floor in possibly the noisiest room. When I complained it was ignored. The balcony was filthy with ash and debris. The Saturday the room was not cleaned. Bedcovers just pulled over, basin not cleaned, towels not replaced. Breakfast is also disappointing. Fruit prepared long in advance. Scrambled eggs were rubbery and inedible. On the food buffet there were spills of food and dirty spoons.

Stayed 2 nights ( 150 euros pp incl breakfast) room 103. The room was well furnished with plenty of mod cons and excellent sized bathroom with a stunning view. The Hotel is clean and tidy with a nice bar to relax in with a reasonable priced drinks and cocktails well served by Simon. One reception staff member is rather off putting as we checked in and felt quiet unwelcomed. Another, will try to flog you every trip on the island and but if that's what you came for then fine. Food is all rather thrown together and wouldn't really recommend an evening spent there as lacks atmosphere, choice and service a bit hit & miss. Other wise a good place for a few nights . There is a small pool on 6th floor but no sun loungers...

It's fair to say that this hotel is in a very good location to explore Valletta. I stayed here for 3 nights, but for me it was long enough. Staff were friendly and the room clean, but I was glad for bringing my earplugs. The partition walls were thin and the door hinges on the room designed with such a strong coil that it's impossible not to be worked up by the slam of someone coming back to their room on the same floor - even with earplugs in! I was room only but tried the breakfast once. For 10 euros it was very poor, reminiscent of my youth in Little Chef. For those not accustomed with this British delicatessen, this is where you would have gone for the free lollipop at the end rather than the meal itself. If Valletta is very booked up when you are looking to arrive I'd suggest you consider this hotel. Otherwise there must be (I am assuming) better options. Alternatively base yourself across the port in Sliema.

50 South St Valletta Malta

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Mediterranean Conference Centre
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Mediterranean Conference Centre is a short stroll from Osborne, and other popular attractions like Fort St. Elmo are within a mile (2 km). This 63-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Valletta and also a short walk from National Museum of Fine Arts and Hastings Gardens.


Dining

Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café, and chat with other guests at the free daily manager's reception. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

The 63 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include desks.


Property features

Osborne offers an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free offsite parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 20.00 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, a seasonal outdoor pool, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1063 reviews