Le Meridien St. Julians
About Le Meridien St. Julians
- high speed internet in room
- swimming pool
- free internet
- bar lounge
- fitness center
- free parking
- business services
- public wifi
- wheelchair access
- free wireless internet in room
- room service
- air conditioning
- dry cleaning
- meeting room
- non smoking rooms
- non smoking hotel
- laundry service
- flatscreen tv
- concierge desk
- banquet room
- family rooms
- multilingual staff
- breakfast buffet
- airport transportation
- outdoor pool
- conference facilities
- rooftop bar
- rooftop terrace
- private balcony
- breakfast available
- reduced mobility rooms
- hot tub
- heated pool
- indoor pool
- facilities for disabled guests
- poolside bar
- rooftop pool
- butler service
16 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Front desk lets you down
"This hotel is in a good position. The organization of the front desk could be a lot better. One person on at a time when people are checking in and out. I ordered two rooms near each other as we had our grandchildren with us one was on the fifth floor and the other on the seventh they did very grudgingly change it. The rooms are very spacious,staff very helpful and friendly. Having stays at 5star hotels this I would say is a 4"
- Travel date: Sun 31st of May 2015
Le Meridien - St Julian's is not a resort hotel.
"My wife and I spent two weeks at Le Meridien St Julian's during May this year. This is more a City Hotel than a Resort Hotel. It's a very nice building with spacious reception rooms and bedrooms but the fact of there being a rooftop swimming pool should have set alarm bells ringing -as there are no gardens or even grounds on the exterior of the building, except for a car park which was virtually empty during the time we were there. We had a sea view bedroom - the balcony was quite spacious and the views were extensive but only had early morning sun. The furniture was quite boring but the beds were comfortable. We didn't like having a separate w.c from the bathroom either. Fortunately we booked on a room and breakfast basis - hope lunch and dinner were an improvement on the breakfasts. I made a complaint to the restaurant manager on the first morning of our stay - The streaky bacon looked a mess it was very fat, greasy, and undercooked - as were the sausages. The selection of fresh fruit was poor, but the coffee was very good ineed - thought I should compliment them on something!! and it is in a convenient position for sightseeing. I wouldn't choose this hotel if I return to Malta again. "
- Travel date: Sun 8th of July 2012
Hotel and staff were great at this hotel...
"Hotel and staff were great at this hotel, but lifts were very annoying, everybody complaing about waiting for 1 of the 4 lifts, rooms were great everything we needed, bathroom was great. We had sea view room but first room we did not see a lot and they moved us next morning but if someone had told me that the sun was only on your balcony up till 11 in the morning i would rather of have a room overlooking the car park, so i could have the sun all day. but then there would be nothing to look at so it depends what u want, sun or shade but watching the action from your balcony awkward coz we did enjoy the fireworks from our balcony in the evening and watching the locals trying to park their cars. Breakfast there was a lot to choose from but sometimes the sausages and bacon was cold if you went in and it was at a quiet time and they had been there for some time. The only other problem was you went in at their back entrance which is at the front of the promenade with a slope that can get on your nerves, it seems to me like a back to front hotel but the actual cleaniness and look of the hotel is magnificent and i found the staff friendlier than the locals oh also the entertainment is not everyones cup of tea, depends if u like organs and guitarists which can be boring i really dont think it would suit children its more for buisness and people who want the very quiet life with nice rooms"
- Travel date: Thu 18th of September 2008
we stayed at this hotel for our honeymoo...
"we stayed at this hotel for our honeymoon and the celebration of my wife's 50th. what a pleasure this was. Living on a mini budget, can you imagined our joy when we were upgraded to a sea view room.
The staff were most helpful and attentive. We had some of the most wonderful culinary cuisine during our stay, eating most nights in the brassiere. The Valentine's night celebration was a joy to behold. It was also the celebration of our engagement, every corner of the dining room was covered with food only a king would dream of. The pianist played and admired the beautiful ladies while my wife conveniently place me with my back to the room. Only a little dancing to smoochy music was missing.
Cant wait to go back if our mini budget will allow.
yvette and paul tipper
- Travel date: Sat 17th of May 2008
This is a lovely hotel, very luxurious a...
"This is a lovely hotel, very luxurious and worthy of your money. The reception staff and concierge were very helpful. Our room was spacious with a fantastic shower that will blast you clean! Its funny that we too had a dodgy shower door that caused water to flood out into the bathroom. So many reviews say this and yet the hotel has never fixed the problem.
Breakfast spread was excellent, but of course you should get in there early for the full gastronomic delight. The location was good if you want a quiet holiday. Plenty of good restaurants nearby with friendly staff and delicious food. We caught a bus every day to the sandy beaches about 30 - 40 minutes away. The nearer beaches are rocky, good if you don't like sand.
For a mad evening out, there is a mini Ibiza strip with bars and clubs just minutes from the top of town. Totally unexpected but good fun and a chance to see the locals enjoying themselves. We loved Malta and I'm sure most people would."
- Travel date: Tue 11th of September 2007
The Hotel first opened in early 2007 so...
"The Hotel first opened in early 2007 so as you would expect everything is in perfect condition.
There is a roof top pool to relax by during the day or if you would prefer a short walk, then there are many sunbathing locations around St Julianâs Bay itself. The Villa restaurant which is part of the Hotel offers great food and service to match.
I would recommend trying the "Peperoncino" Restaurant, please ask for "Anton" who prepared such a great meal for us on our last day at St Julianâs, where you will enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere overlooking the bay.
A visit to "The City of London" bar is highly recommended as we enjoyed meeting and talking to the owner "Julian Borg.â
The Hotel in our opinion is the best on the island; the rooms are excellent quality with a modern bathroom. Facilities include, Spa on 2nd Floor, Hair Salon on "0" which I used several times during my stay, ask for "Lorraine.â A stylish clothes shop also on "0" as well as Diamonds International and a Car and Boat Hire service.
We are leaving today with fond memories of the Island and its people and will be back to visit again soon."
- Travel date: Sat 16th of June 2007
Not 5 Star Service, Avoid with Small Children!
"I am afraid to say that our experiance was tarnished from the very start. On arrival we had to wait three hours and view three rooms before we were given the sea view that was promised after we upgraded the day before arrival. A minor, although irritating point, was that throughout the wait we did no receive our welcome drinks until a kindly porter pursued them on our behalf.
I will say that the final room that we were allocated was an Executive Room with fantastic balcony sea views and that this upgrade was given at the originally agreed price!
Overall the staff seem very inexperianced, harrassed and slow for a five star hotel. We had several problems with accessing our room with faulty key cards and also experianced a period with brown hot water. The reception staff took an age to respond to both problems.
The hotel cannot be recommended for those with small children as there are no suitable entertainment facilities and the rooftop pool is very small and inadequate for a hotel of this size.
The hotel has five star potential but lacks five star service. I would suggest that it is suitable for business travellers and couples rather than familes.
- Travel date: Fri 25th of August 2006
Not a 5 Star Experience
"First impressions of this hotel are impressive. New, modern almost boutique feel to the place. Rooms are spacious, well equipped and of a high quality (apart from the beds - see previous review). However, a combination of inexperienced staff and reactive rather than pro-active management leaves the hotel struggling to deliver anything resembling 5 star service. A few examples - we were kept waiting 5 hours on arrival for our preferred room type. The hotel shuttle bus to Valetta and local beaches had been suspended without notice and the indoor pool was out of action for the duration of our stay with no alternative facilities offered until we complained to the General Manager. Our room frequently wasn't serviced until late in the afternoon and astonishingly for a 5 Star hotel it wasn't turned down once during our stay. Service at the hotel's pool bar and road front cafe was patchy (45 minute wait for a sandwich for example and having to go and get your own drinks from the bar because your order never arrives were not uncommon during our stay). If you're looking for a smart room and you can get a deal on the internet then it's probably a good choice. However, if you're looking for a 5 Star experience then my advice would be to stay elsewhere. The Hilton possibly......."
- Travel date: Tue 15th of August 2006
Le Meridien St Julians
"I thought I should leave a quick reveiw seeing as I used Trip Advisor a lot before we went.
The hotel itself is lovely, definately a 5* as the travel agent said. The rooms are fabulous and really well furnished. Of course they have air conditioning which is a must and all have a balcony. There is an option of a sea view or a "carpark" view and obviously there is a difference in price. We went for the "carpark" as we tend not to stay in the room that much but it turns out that most evenings we did sit out on the balcony before heading off to town for dinner. It would have been nice to have a sea view!
The biggest disappointment though was the pool. It is rooftop so fairly small for such a big hotel. There isn't much shade so you have to get up there before 10am to get an umbrella. There were a surprising amount of children also. I am not particularly tolerant of children when I am trying to relax especially when they pelt balls from one end of the pool to another irrespective of whether people are in the way or not! Very frustrating. There was a nice secluded sunbathing area away from the pool if it got really out of hand!
We didn't really use the hotel restuarants much. The poolside bar/grill does lovely food but is very expensive. Soft drinks cost in the region of Â£3 so be prepared! A lunch for two there cost just over Â£20. If you leave the hotel and head to one of the restaurants/cafes on the sea front you get a much better deal and the food isn't bad.
We also treated ourselves to a meal at the main restaurant , The Villa Brasserie. Its very posh and the food is lovely. But if they ask you if you want water with your meal watch out - a bottle of still water cost Â£7.00!!!
Breakfast wise, try the bakery under the Villa Brasserie which does gorgeous pain-au-chocolat for a fraction of the price of the hotel breakfast.
All in all its a fantastic hotel and we a brilliant week there. Its not cheap but given that your staying in a hotel of this standard, its worth it."
- Travel date: Mon 14th of August 2006
"We stayed at the Le Meridien-St. Julians for our honeymoon in May, and we couldnât have chosen a better location. The front desk staff provided us with OUTSTANDING service â Italo went above and beyond the call of duty for us on several occasions. And Roberto, the maitre d' in the Scirocco Restaurant, greeted us each morning with a smile, a wonderful sense of humor, and a table with an amazing view of Balluta Bay. Visiting the spa was like stepping into a Thai resort, and we loved the peacefulness of it. We chose the deluxe ocean view room, and seeing the Mediterranean every day from our balcony was well worth it. The convenient bus stop outside of the hotel made day trips to Mdina, Valetta, and Mellieha Bay a breeze. The lounge on the roof was still under construction when we visited and a few other parts of the hotel looked a bit unfinished, but our room and the service were so perfect, we didnât care. It was the best hotel experience of our lives, and we are planning to return to Le Meridien-St. Julians for one of our anniversary celebrations in the future. Highly recommended â WONDERFUL service!"
- Travel date: Sun 13th of August 2006
its ok but not 5 star
"staff are friendly and the hotel is pretty well maintained. however the outdoor pool is very small and always full of people (which is why they don't show a pic of it on their web site).the room was always dusty. room service menu is terrible, very limited choice. we ordered a chicken salad which was rubbery and did not taste like chicken at all. buffet breakfast is average. it feels more like a 3/4 star hotel.
would not stay there again."
- Travel date: Tue 8th of August 2006
central and great views
"excellent hotel and excellent location. we just wanted a couple of days relaxing in the comfort of a hotel and we got an excellent service.
one great thing about this hotel is the view from the hotel room.
the service has some theeting problems but then the rates are reasonable.
the only thing which we did not like was the pool though it has excellent views it is quite small"
- Travel date: Tue 25th of July 2006