3 Star Hotel Malta

Our Location: Sliema Malta

Sliema Malta is the ideal location for shopping, restaurants, and café life. Many of the island’s top restaurants, bars, cafés and shopping complexes can all be found in this dynamic town.

Additionally, Sliema boasts some of Malta’s best swimming spots and blue flag beaches where people may enjoy the sun and sea while also taking part in water sport activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, and Jet Ski rides. The Sliema promenade is also popular among locals and tourists alike for the wonderful atmosphere.

Paceville, Malta’s primary nightlife spot, is between 15 and 20 minutes walk away – making it close enough to be convenient, but far enough for one to be able to replace the noise and crowds with a more restful atmosphere.

A frequent and efficient public bus service to all destinations around the Island may be availed of just outside the hotels’ main entrances.

However, owing to the central location of the ST Hotels, guests can quite easily find all that they need during their stay within walking distance of the hotel.

Within each hotel you may contact our front desk, where friendly and dedicated will certainly assist you in all your needs.

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Shopping in Malta

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Shopping is among the favourite activities on many a holidaymaker’s to-do list. Malta offers numerous and diverse opportunities and is sure to satisfy the casual buyer as well as the serious shopaholic.

Retail outlets and shopping centres can be found in all the major towns and villages, but the foremost amongst these are at Valletta in Republic Street and Merchants Street; in Tas-Sliema mostly along Tower Road, Bisazza Street and the Strand; in St. Julian’s and Paceville; in Paola town centre; in Ħamrun along High Street; in Mosta around the town centre; in Buġibba and St. Paul’s Bay; and in Victoria (Rabat) in Gozo. Shops are normally open from Monday to Saturday, mornings and evenings. Opening times of shops are usually between 09.00 – 13.00 and 16.00 – 19.00hrs.

However, in tourist areas, shops are open throughout the day Mondays to Saturdays, from 09.00 till 19.00 hrs and even later.

The concept of Shopping Mall is a relatively new addition to the Maltese commercial landscape, but is one that has rapidly gained popularity amongst locals and tourists. The comfort and convenience of shopping under one roof has seen a number of malls opening in both Malta and Gozo.

Beaches & Bays in Malta

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Malta has beaches for everyone, from windsurfers to sunbathers. Choose from golden sand, red sand, rocks, blue lagoons and even inland seas. Some beaches and rocky shores are off the beaten track, but worth seeking out for their seclusion.

Do not miss a boat trip to Comino’s Blue Lagoon for the ultimate in azure water. On larger beaches, you will find cafes or snack bars open during the summer season. With Malta’s climate, beach life lasts well into October.

Enjoy water sports and activities like windsurfing, jet and water skiing, parakiting and fun rides. You can hire equipment from beach cafes or shops nearby.

On larger beaches, you will find cafes or snack bars open during the summer season. With Malta’s climate, beach life lasts well into October. Enjoy water sports and activities like windsurfing, jet and water skiing, parakiting and fun rides. You can hire equipment from beach cafes or shops nearby.

The main coastal resorts and larger sandy beaches are in the northern part of Malta. Malta’s most popular beaches are Mellieħa Bay, Għajn Tuffieħa and Golden Bay. For smaller, quieter beaches, try those at the tip of Malta, overlooking Gozo – Paradise Bay and Armier. In Gozo, the most beautiful beach is Ramla l-Ħamra, a large beach of unusual red sand nestling by countryside. Gozo and Comino offer plenty of out-of-the-way rocky inlets with clear waters and perfect snorkelling.

Valletta - The Capital City

Valletta, The Fortress City, Citta’ Umilissima, “a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen” is Malta’s capital city: a living, working city, the administrative and commercial heart of the Islands. Valletta is named after its founder, the respected Grand Master of the Order of St. John, Jean Parisot de la Valette.

Valletta is abundantly rich in sites to see and explore, intriguing historical buildings around every corner: votive statues, niches, fountains and coats of arms high up on parapets. Narrow side streets are full of tiny quaint shops and cafés, while Valletta’s main streets are lined with larger international branded shops for fashion, music, jewellery and much more.

The best way to get around and see the most, from your visit to Valletta, is on foot and although the things to do & see are many, a good start and definitely not to be missed are Valletta’s beautiful gardens. The Upper Barrakka Gardens, Hastings Gardens & the Lower Barrakka Gardens are just three of the most popular ones, however on further exploration many more hidden gardens can be discovered. From the Upper Barrakka Gardens it is also possible to see the Saluting Battery as well as take the lift down the bastions to sea level.

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Mdina - The Silent City

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The history of Mdina traces back more than 4000 years. According to tradition it was here that in 60 A.D. that the Apostle St. Paul is said to have lived after being shipwrecked on the Islands. Furthermore it is said that St. Paul resided inside the grotto know as Fuori le Mura (outside the city walls) now known as St. Paul’s Grotto in Rabat. Lamp lit by night and referred to as “the silent city”, Mdina is fascinating to visit for its timeless atmosphere as well as its cultural and religious treasures.

Mdina has had different names and titles depending on its rulers and its role but its medieval name describe it best – ‘Citta’ Notabile’: the noble city.

It was home then, as now, to Malta’s noble families; some are descendants of the Norman, Sicilian and Spanish overlords who made Mdina their home from the 12th century onwards. Impressive palaces line its narrow, shady streets.

Mdina is one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient walled city and extraordinary in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture.

Like nearby Mdina, Rabat played a major role in Malta’s past and is a prime source of its cultural heritage.

This large provincial township was part of the Roman city of Melita, with the sites and archaeological relics found testifying to the town’s importance during the Roman period.

For many centuries, religious orders have established themselves within the precincts of Rabat and Franciscans, Dominicans and Augustinians still flourish here in their spaciousconvents and monasteries, catering for the religious needs of parishioners in their churches.

The town is a commercial centre and acts as a market to its large agricultural hinterland. It is also well established on the tourist map due to its archaeological and historical sites: The Roman Villa (Domus Romana), catacombs, St. Paul’s Grotto and the fine churches and monasteries.

Spinola Bay

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Spinola Bay: Spinola Bay is one of the most romantic bays in Malta; going up the hill, one can admire the little old chapel, Spinola palace, a number of typical Maltese town houses decorated with traditional windows, as well as arched boat houses on the quay.  During the evening, the street lights reflect on the calm sea that is full of quaint fishermen’s boats.

Take a picture in the Love monument: This modern structure constructed out of Travertine was built with the intention that the word “LOVE” would bereflected in the calm waters of Spinola bay.

Go on a romantic boat trip: These ‘love’ boats take you and your loved one on a romantic cruisearound Balluta bay. It’s a perfect opportunity to capture the beauty of all the surroundings.

Spinola Palace: Spinola Palace was built in 1688, a building that is seen as the first stepping stone that started St. Julian’s development. This palace and the adjacent gardens were built by Fra Paola Raffaele Spinola “for the public entertainment” as written in the inscription found above the portico.

The palace was enlarged in 1733, however, during the French occupation, French troops made a mess of the place, damaging the emblem of the Knights that was on the façade.

Hagar Qim

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Hagar Qim is an impressive temple from the Maltese prehistory, created by huge megaliths and large altars.
The Hagar Qim Temple in Qrendi, Malta was discovered under rubble in 1839, dating from around 2400-2000 B.C. The largest megalith found here is some seven metres high and weighs around 20 tons. The excavations also produced many ‘fat figure’ statuettes including the naturalistic ‘Venus of Malta’.

On the outer side of the north flank of Hagar Qim Temple an open-air shrine has been inserted into the wall, whose facade combines the suggestive symbols of the male and female reproductive organs.

There is also the unique four-sided altar, and the temple’s construction employs corbelling or over-sailing of the walls in order to narrow the span of the roof. The Hagar Qim Temples are a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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