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The British Hotel - Valletta

2 star Hotel Valletta

40 Battery Street - Valletta

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 75 .00
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Nestled in the harbor of Valletta, the affordable British Hotel is one of the landmark hotels in the Maltese Capital City, boasting an ideal location in the old town in one of Valletta's quaint terraced streets. This family-run hotel overlooking Valletta's Grand Harbor is just minutes from the main shopping venues and attractions of town, making it the ideal base for holidaymakers and business travelers alike.

Guests can enjoy delicious meals of Maltese cuisine and wines in the onsite restaurant, boasting breathtaking panoramic views over the old town and the port.

A main characteristic of the British Hotel is the friendliness, warm hospitality, and availability of the staff, allowing guests to feel at home throughout their stay in Malta. For your convenience, free wireless Internet, and wired high-speed Internet access, are available and guests can use the computer station. Laundry and dry cleaning services, and fax facilities are also available. Additionally, a roundtrip airport shuttle can be arranged on request for a surcharge. Complimentary parking is available nearby for guests arriving by car.

Please note: pets and service animals are not allowed at this hotel.

 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.1 Good
Based on 189 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Nice view but small

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Breakfast at The British Hotel

A free continental breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Facilities at The British Hotel

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Laundry room
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: after 2:00 PM.

Check-out: before 11:00 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 6 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 6 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

6.7

Clean

8.4

Location

7.6

Quiet

6.9

Spacious

6.9

Service

The British Hotel reviews

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

My stay at the British Hotel was very enjoyable. The location is simply fantastic, it is just a five minute walk to all major transport links and the city centre. Similarly the hotel itself,with regards to the rooms and services provided, were of a very high standard with outstanding views. Do not be put off by any negative reviews as if you want excellent value for money, friendly staff, a perfect location and more than satisfactory accommodation then this is definitely the place to stay for a trip to not only Valletta but also as a base to easily travel around Malta. Highly recommended.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel clean and friendly. Views spectacular. Breakfast simple but adequate. Ideal location for bus station , restaurants and other tourist attractions. Would stay there again.

7.9 Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The location to the port and view were excellent.The staff were welcoming at all times However the Hotel it's self is in a tired condition.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

Great stay canny hotel just basic and just what we needed.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

The location and views override everything else about the hotel! Ask for a sea view!

6.2 Fair
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

For a two star hotel the quality of the room and the service are ok. The price of 75 euros per night was too steep.

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

First time in British Hotel, everything was ok, but the wi-fi was not free. Not a big problem because Valletta is rich of free hot spots. Continental breakfast, completely self service. Big, clean room. Great location, near the bus terminus and everything you want to see in town. Very good.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Sweden

We really loved staying at the British hotel. The building had a cozy atmosphere and the service was excellent. We would especially like to thank the man working there called George. He was really service minded and made sure we enjoyed our stay.

6.8 Fair
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

The hotel is in a wonderful location, near to bus terminal and city centre. Unfortunately it should be totally renewed. Very spacious rooms but bathrooms too small. Poor breakfast is served. The staff is helpful to give info about the city opportunity.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Hungary

Breathtaking view, good room, big terrace, very friendly staff. The best hotel in Valletta.

7.9 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Japan

The staff were very polite and helpful, especially young desk clerk. Everything in the hotel is quite old, room basic but clean. Ours was on top floor so enjoyed added value of what could have been a private terrace. The view from our room was incredible. I would visit again. I recommend staying seaview room.

3.6
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Saudi Arabia

Frankly, I was disappointed. Although the room & breakfast were okay, the internal layout of the hotel was terrible specially the wing in which my room was located. The elevator barely fitted 2 persons & I thought it would give way at any time. Customers should be forewarned about climbing stairs specially with heavy luggage. The bar & restaurant areas need to be restored to complement & to enjoy the view of the Grand Harbor which is amazing! I guess for the price, I shouldn't have expected something great! Ensure you are not staying for more than 2 days!

4.7 Ordinary
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

the location of the hotel is excellent, the view superb but the price too high compared to the standard of hotel

4.7 Ordinary
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

the location of the hotel is excellent, the view superb but the price too high compared to the standard of hotel

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Belgium

Clean and spacious room with stupendous view on the Fort Manoel. Excellent welcome and very friendly staff, all of them. This hotel corresponds entirely to what I had seen on the web page. Very good location. If I were to go back to Malta, I would book this hotel.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

The view of the Grand Harbour from our balcony was second to none. It was the best view of all our holiday hotels. What this hotel lacks in its tiredness more than makes up for with its position in Valletta and the friendliness of the staff. The continental breakfast was absolutely fine especially as it was included in the price we paid for our accommodation. The evening meals we had in the hotel restaurant were excellent, the size of the sword fish was huge! We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay and would recommend the British Hotel to anyone. Don't expect 4 star quality for a 2 star hotel and you won't be disappointed.

7.5 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

This was the first time I'd been to Valletta. Wonderful city. The hotel location is perfect. I had a room with an amazing seeview. Employees were competent and polite. The restaurant has a spacious terrace facing the old port and the three cities.The first night I had my dinner there. The food tasted good and the cost was low. The second night I was troubled because- being a single traveller- the cook and the waiter seemed not to agree too much to let me sit in a seeview table alone, even if there was nobody else waiting to be sitted. Probably the preferred to give it to a bigger group of people. So I grew upset and I went to have my dinner elsewhere.The room was big and clean enough. Forniture of rooms and common areas came intact from the seventies... Maybe a restoration could be of some use... My overall rate is good, expecially for the location!

6.7 Fair
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Sweden

Very good location. Breakfast rather poor and make sure to go there before 9.00 otherways it will be even poorer. Wifi worked in my room but it was slow and bring your own british standard plug in adapter, I had some difficulty to get one from the hotel. The hotel's restaurant was pretty good. The balcony in my room was 'maltese style', that is an extension of the room, you can open some windows but it's not a balcony in my sense, you can't sunbath or sit and watch the boats in the harbour for exemple

6.9 Fair
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

I was taken very good care of from the staff during the canselling period of the plains. (because of the ash from Iceland). They were very helpfull. I liked my stay there very much. Lovely view to the harbour from my balcony.

6.7 Fair
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Strange, 1970's-style hotel in a wonderful position with a wonderful sight. Quite old and dusty. Personnel is kind but also a bit "dusty". Relatively cheap, even if I found out surprisingly that Malta is decisevely expensive if related to what it offers. Thin walls and doors make it a bit noisy.

7.8 Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

typical '70s hotel, with original forniture. wonderfull view from room 109 and restaurant.

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

great location, good food

7.8 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Bad Breakfast. Book without breakfast! All other quiet good. Non beautiful hotel but the price is ok.

3.5
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Dusty, WC broken, a great hole in the door (besides the keyhole, not kidding), a labyrinth of aisles to reach the room, two single beds instead of the booked double bed, poor breakfast... ok, nice view of the bay.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Have been trying for 15 years to get a Harbour view room. managed it on this visit. It is one of the most spectacular views especially when viewed in connection with the unsuccessful Turkish invasion and attack on the Three Cities.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

it's quite a challenge to find the hotel by car... Indications could be better

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Good location, easy to reach from the bus terminus. The room was spacious, but it could have done with a good clean (especially the floor). The balcony overlooking the harbour, however, was definitely worth the supplement. Staff were friendly and helpful; breakfast was ok, on terrace with a view.

7.4 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

The two good points about this hotel, is that it is in a beautiful location, and the rooms are very cheap. However, I would not want to stay here for longer than a few days. The rooms are really very basic. There was a thin narrow door, between the corridor and the room and the room was decorated sparcely and cheaply. The whole room looked a bit shabby and looked like it could do with a bit of investment. Still it served a purpose, and was clean and quiet. Throughout the public areas it was the same story. It looks like the hotel's hayday was in the 70s, with little altered or upgraded since. We ate breakfast on the terrace overlooking the sea, but the buffet breakfast was cheap and not that appealling. We only stayed one night, as the flight arrived very late and the appartment we booked was available from the next day. I would however recommend this hotel, based on location, cost, quietness and cleanliness.

7.8 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Room small but adequate, Overlooking Fort Saint Angelo on the Grand Harbour. There was a mixture of nationalities staying at the hotel, mostly mature people. Staff were friendly, efficient and helpful.

2.8
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

We booked a room with bath, but ther was only a shower, the toilet was on the floor. To reach the 5th floor, we took the elevator to the second floor, from there over to an other building and than with the heavy luggage upstairs by feet. In the bed waited a cockroach on me. The breakfast was terrible. Not really hot coffe and tea, some really bad salami and cheese, marmelade and old bread. At a price of 60 euro much to much in Malta. There are other, very much better places.

4.1 Ordinary
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Vista bellissima da terrazza breackfast. Albergo Sporco

7.5 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

If you want a 4 star hotel - go to a 4 star hotel. If you want a hotel in the middle of Valetta 5 min from the bus station to reach every part of Malta - take this hotel. Wonderful view over the harbour.

7.0 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Valletta is beautifull, cheaper and actractive. I spent a good holiday around Valletta, Mdina, Victoria, Victoriosa and Gozo; travelling by bus, speaking English, lunch in a bar and dinner in restaurant or Hotel. Hotel British is basic, clean and sober, a beautiful harbour view. I found a lot of help from Hotel's employees.

8.3 Very Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Hotel British is no frills but excellent welcome, friendly service and the best view in Valetta from the dining room/bar. We stayed a week and wished it was longer instead of moving on to St. Juliens. The location is central, atmospheric and perfect for a base to explore Malta.

7.8 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Other guests were middle aged and older; north American and European. Valletta quite small so the hotel was only 10 minutes walk from the centre but up a number of steps. St Johns Co=Cathedral very close by... not to be missed

6.7 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

They really have to renew the bedclothes, the bedspread and the textile of the furniture.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Fantastic location, fantastic hotel, fantastic price, fantastic staff. I do not think any more needs to be said!!

6.2 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Great view from the room. A little bit noisy but good situation in Valletta.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Poland

Let me give some advice - take only rooms with see view!

4.5 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Air conditioning is extra

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ukraine

This was my first visit to Malta. The hotel arranged a transfer from the airport and I had a very friendly welcome from the staff. There was no problem over my reservation and I was given a room with a view opf the Grand Harbour - which was spectacular. The hotel offers many small extra services for a charge. The restaurant had a superb view of the Grand Harbour, the food was satisfactory and served with a smile. I would certainly stay there again.

5.6 Ordinary
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very hot room,get the air-con! Double room booked was not available on arrival. Smallest bathroom door ever! Excellent location.

5.2 Ordinary
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The location is lovely and in easy walking distance of central Valletta. However, hotel itself very run down and dirty. Breakfast very limited with very little service and dirty, ripped table-cloths. The bar was very disappointing-great view from the terrace again but everything grimy and showing signs of wear and tear. We were lucky that we were given a very large room (for 4 although there were only 2 of us) and we had a huge terrace/balcony over-looking the harbour. This was much better than some other rooms there. If your main priority is location then you'll probably be prepared to put up with all the rest. This hotel needs a lot of money thrown at it which to be fair, they probably haven't got. The one redeeming feature was that when my husband was taken ill the hotel receptionist was very sympathetic and helped me organise change of flights on his computer, taxi to hospital and cancelled my hired-car. I was very grateful for this help at a difficult time.

7.2 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

This has been my first time there. My room had no heating, except for a small portable heating fan. A/C comes at a price (I think around €8 daily). WiFi internet is free but it does not arrive to single rooms; it is available only in some public areas. The single elevator is rather tiny and aged. Even though it is possible to reach the rooms by stairs only, you have to cross the restaurant and a small lounge to do so, so nobody does that. Staff is friendly. Overall I enjoyed my stay and I would probably go there again.

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Staff very very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed our stay and will return to this hotel.

1.2
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The hotel was filthy, worn down, stinking. The employees - specially those who were serving breakfast - were slow and not service minded at all. Durin my vacation the hotel isn't a big deal for me - all I need is a place where I sleep and wash myself. But it must be clean! The British wasn't. An awful place, it nearly ruined my vacation!

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Albergo semplice, ma posizione ottima. Avevamo una camera piccola, modesta, ma con una vista sul porto antico, al 6° piano che ripagava il tutto. La struttura è un vero e proprio labirinto, con mobilio kitch...che di questi tempi è molto alla moda! Gli impiegati sono molto cortesi, gentilissimi. E' sicuramente un albergo comodissimo per conoscere la bellezza straordinaria, a tutte le ore del giorno, de La Valletta. Andateci !

3.1
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Hotel is well past its prime and shows no signs of being able to recover - at least not under current management. Not once did we enter the hotel and find anyone at the front desk; we just took out key out of the cubbyhole and went to our room (how's THAT for security?). The mildewed shower flooded the bathroom every time we used it, and you had to walk up two slippery tile steps to get into it - a broken head waiting to happen. Floors were dirty . . . had to clean feet every night before getting into bed. Everywhere you look, the hotel is just a wreck. We later paid half as much in Gozo for a room/hotel twice as nice. On the plus side, the beds were comfortable, the hotel is in Valletta, not the "tourist central" of St. Julians or Paceville, and the views are great. But I suggest you stay somewhere else . . . you can always stop by later and admire the view from the street.

7.9 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I loved meeting other single travellers at breakfast in the breakfast room overlooking the grand harbor. The extra money spent on a room with balcony was worth it--the view fabulous.

4.1 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Arrived at 21.30 but there was nothing available to eat, not even a snack or a coffee, the staff did not seem to be at all bothered. Nowhere was open in the immediate vicinity. All areas of the hotel are run down and shabby, there is a small lift but most rooms need to be accessed via stairs or steps. The room was very basic and grubby with questionable electrics, there was no radio or television. The bedding however was clean & the beds seemed quite new.On entering the 'shower room' we were shocked to see several cockroaches. The porcelain & towels were clean but the ceramic wall & floor tiles had a lot of black mould in the corners and around the shower tray. The only redeeming feature was the small balcony off the bedroom that overlooked the Grand Harbour. We went down for breakfast but decided that for us at least it was best avoided. The kitchen could be seen from the dining room, there was waste food on the floor that had been there the night before and was still there 24 hours later. The hotel is a 5-10 minute mostly downhill walk from the Central Bus Station by the City Gate. Republic Street, one of the main thoroughfares in Valletta is a steep uphill walk from the hotel of appx. 250 metres. We ate at the Kings Own Band Club Restaurant in Republic Street, on certain nights there is the added bonus of the brass band rehearsing 2 floors above. Our experience was unpleasant which was a great pity as the British Hotel is located in a prime position with great views, if only it was of a better standard as it could be a really good place to stay in an interesting city with few hotels. For those wanting to spend time in Valletta a better alternative may be to stay in one of the many hotels in Sliema and use the 5 minute ferry that runs every half hour durng the day or alternatively take a bus (appx €0.48) or taxi. A worthwhile place to view the harbour and beyond is the terrace of the Upper Barracca Gardens.

7.2 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

Hôtel vétuste, mais très bien situé et d’un bon rapport qualité prix. Le confort est sommaire mais l’essentiel s’y trouve.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

This hotel has the most fabulous view and is a little quirky but also very quiet, the staff are friendly and helpful. It's generally basic but for £40 not bad value - esp with that sea view.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We stayed in Valletta from Tuesday to Saturday. Our room had a huge terrace with the nice view of the Grand Harbor. If you want the Air Conditioner in your room you will pay a daily fee. There are no soap, shampoo, etc. in the bathroom. The hot water is enough for one person to shower. If more than one person needs to take a shower you will have to wait at least 30 minutes. There was no TV in the room. The elevator's stop is not on the same level as the room. You will need to climb some steps, but the hotel has someone to help you get the bags into the room. The main tourist street is about two blocks away.

6.8 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

As all the revues say, this is a seedy hotel - and it is, but its position and views are worth a lot. If it was tidied up the price could be 5 times as much so grateful that it remains run down. Quiet, friendly, helpfull, fine.

4.7 Ordinary
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

British Hotel proposes AC for extra 6 euros per day, and in Malta in summer you actually need it! The AC from our room was broken and only after lots of complains we could get another room. It turns out that the installation of every AC in the hotel was bad, so after all, we paid about 6 euros extra per day for nothing!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

It was the first time in Valletta for me and I will visit it again, possibly staying in this hotel. The view from the hotel alone is worth a visit, the food is excellent and staff very friendly. I will definitely recommend it. Beatrice Romano

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Ireland

Hotel is ideally located close to city centre with harbour views. Staff really friendly and helpful. It's a basic hotel but the price is very reasonable to reflect this. Rooms cleaned daily. Shower was a bit dodgy to start with but we accustomed to it. Food in the restaurant is really good...get a table on the balcony!!!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

The manager and staff were so pleasant and helpful, the food in the hotel (we ate in one night) was excellent and cheap, and we were lucky to have one of the nicely refurbished rooms (the hotel is gradually refurbishing all) with a wonderful view of the Grand Harbour. Very close to the co-cathedral of Saint John (a 'must-see'). Not really suitable for people with walking difficulties, slopes and steps to get to the main street, though this applies to most of Valletta. This hotel gives extremely good value. If I go back to Valletta I'm going to stay there again!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

An excellent basic accommodation, A lovely newly refurbished room with a massive terrace over looking the harbour. Staff very friendly and accommodating! Warm recommendations!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Very nice gardens with beautiful panoramas. Nice restaurants in Republic Street

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

This is an "old style" European hotel. We three senior citizens did not expect it to be spit-and-polish, and it was not. However, the location - overlooking the harbour and only three minutes walk (all uphill) from the heart of Vallerta - was perfect. The food in the restaurant was delicious and the management and service personnel were delightful.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

I must admit British is not a 'posh' hotel, however the view (Facing habour view) is so beautiful!!! It's good value for money, it is close to the main bus terminal, a nice little walk by the habour, i enjoyed my trip, and i won't forgot the view of British hotel gives. I recommend people with low budget with less expectation to the room, but the easy access and view that British Hotel provides.

3.4
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

J'ai été très déçue de mon séjour dans cet hotel.L'odeur d'urine très forte dans les toilettes de notre salle de bains,le sol pas une fois nettoyé et poussiéreux dès notre arrivée.Les tables du restaurant dressées depuis des mois et archi-poussiéreuses nous condamnaient à déjeuner trop près des ventilateurs poussés à fond;résultat:j'ai pris si froid que j'ai dû rester au lit 3 jours durant!!!Les portes des chambres peuvent s'ouvrir d'un petit coup d'épaule,et le must a été de partager ce merveilleux séjour en compagnie de blattes qui se promenaient dans la salle de bains...!Petit déjeuner fade et monotone.Nous avons tenter leur restaurant:aliments surcuits et de piètre qualité.Bref,une adresse à oublier,vieillotte et tenue par une équipe très agée et blasée à l'image de la déco vieillissante.J'oubliais: à quelques mètres,la Co-cathédrale qui sonne 24h sur 24 tous les quarts d'heure!!!Posant la question au concierge,il a paru étonné que je n'ai pas fermé l'oeil de quasi toutes les nuits.Voilà,désolée mais tout ceci est vrai.

3.1
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hungary

This hotel is AWFUL!!!! I recommend it to Nobody!

6.7 Fair
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Malaysia

The British has an excellent location overlooking Grand Harbour, and is a short walk, or rather climb, to the Co-Cathedral and other sights in Valletta. The staff are helpful and the service generally good.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is ideally situated for travelling around Malta as the hotel is only a five minute walk to the bus station and the ferry to Sleima. It is a quite hotel with friendly staff who are very helpful.

7.7 Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

This is a small hotel which is well located with a good view over Grand Harbour but is not modern. Room was comfortable but basic. Overall it represented good value though has a lot of potential to be an excellent hotel with upgrading of furnishings and facilities. Staff helpful and efficient.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is well situated and there are wonderful views of Valletta from the bar and resturant areas. It is convenient for getting around Malta as the main bus station is only a five minute walk away.

5.0 Ordinary
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • France

I was rather disappointed. I was in a part of the hotel without lift, which is a bit annoying when the room is at the 6th floor. But more annoying is the fact that there was very little hot water! The only very good point is the superb view on Great Harbour.

7.8 Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Netherlands

The only comment we have is that we were in a winterperiod (december) so the temperature was low (about 15 degrees celsius). There was only an old fashioned heating device above the bed. We found it not safe to burn this device while we were not at the room. So is was to cold in the room. In the restaurant there was no heating (put on) at all. That,s why we ate only one time in this restaurant.

4.8 Ordinary
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

A very tired looking hotel. Much potential but lacking in enterprise and investment. Nevertheless, it has old world charm and is well placed for the harbour area and the old town of Valletta. The food and service in the restaurant were good. Breakfast poor.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Netherlands

The hotel may be a bit run-down, but the views are fabulous, the service more than friendly, and the food among the best in the city. We felt at home, welcomed, and very happy in the British Hotel.

5.0 Ordinary
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • France

This hotel is very well located and offers a wonderful view on Grand Harbour but the cleanliness has really to be improved ... and the decoration too

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Sweden

We had a great time. The hotel is close to the Valletta bus terminal, making it the perfect location for people who want to travel all over the island.

5.5 Ordinary
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Hotel well located and with charm but old and not that well maintained

7.6 Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

Great location,very helpful staff,would have liked a TV in the room but guess at the price can't complain.

7.8 Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The reservations form said that the credit card details were as a guarrantee only and would only be used in the event of a `no show'. I was charged for one night immediately on the card. Had I known this, I would have used a different card, the one I used for the balance, which has better terms for foreign exchange. This was renewed between booking date and the use of rooms.

4.2 Ordinary
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Our experience at the British was awful. After a 19 hour airplane journey, we arrived exhausted at 1 PM & learned that our prepaid room had been given away. We were given a room up 6 flights of narrow stairs in a part of the hotel with no lift (and help for only 1 of our 2 large suitcases). The attic room was very hot & small, (although the view from the roof deck was amazing). We avoided returning to the room as much as possible due to the grueling 6 flights of stairs. If you are in good shape (we thought we were) and traveling light, maybe the low price is worth it, but don't count on access to a lift, even if you prepay your first night.

7.4 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

The first telephone contact was poor, but then we were really nicly welcomed. The room was not bad, but the view of the breakfast room was absoluty overwelming! It was a really nice stay.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is a brilliant location to explore valleta and indeed all of Malta. We had an excellent room with a huge terrace overlooking the grand harbour. Staff and facilities are excellent. We enjoyed our stay very much and we have no negative points to make.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • USA

Beautiful Hotel and Unique with a sort of maze of staircases. Friendly Staff.

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

British Hotel has an excellent, safe location in Valetta. We had a balcony and seaside view which was very lovely. The room was very clean. The hotel was in a very OLD building with odd steps and a tiny elavator. A handicapped person should make sure they can get to the room. Restaurant was OK for breakfast but very minimal. Staff were minimally present. Try Dolce Crocini Bakery on St. John's Street about 3 blocks away for excellent snacks and bakery.

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

Dirty windows are boring when you have a potential faboulus view through them!

6.3 Fair
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Mexico

The room was adequate but it was very hot and the room was not airconditioned (but knew this in advance) Had a great view which was the reason we didn't leave. The sidewalks near the hotel are mostly stairs so not a good choice if walking is a problem.

7.5 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Sweden

very friendly personal.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Netherlands

I was very content about being in Malta and will certainly advice visitors to go to British Hotel. We were very content about making the choice of this hotel especially because of the location and also the quality of the services delivered.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The view over the Grand Harbour was worth the price alone.

7.3 Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Sweden

Everything went smoothely, except the fact that venere had forgotten to tell the hotel I was coming... I am lucky that they had an extra room available!

6.1 Fair
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Good value and clean hotel. Basic accommodation not up to equivalent UK standard. Breakfast poor, coffee like dishwater, but fantastic views of the Grand Harbour.

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Great hotel with an excellent location and freindly staff. The one minor problem is the thickness of the rooms' walls. You can hear everything that goes on the in room next to you. But still, value for money makes this location a great stay.

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7.1 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

3.8
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

7.4 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

5.4 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

3.7
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

6.7 Fair
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

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Room Details

The British Hotel offers 44 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks during their Valletta visit. A good night's sleep in pillowtop mattresses will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip. Bathrooms are outfitted with showers. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from The British Hotel

Lascaris War Rooms - 0 km / 0 mi
Upper Barrakka Gardens - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
St. Johns Co - Cathedral - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Church of St. Paul the Shipwrecked - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Auberge de Castille - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
St James' Cavalier - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Our Lady of Victories Church - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
National Museum of Archaeology - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
St Francis Church - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Great Seige of Malta and the Knights of St. John - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Knights Spectacular 1565 - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Royal Opera House - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Monti Shopping Centre - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
National Library of Malta - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Our Lady of Damascus - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for The British Hotel is Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.) - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.