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Imperial Hotel This is a preferred property. It has been selected for its good value for money and positive experience to our clients

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Sliema Imperial Hotel - Rudolph Street, Sliema SLM1279 - Malta Show Map

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Ranked #60 / 371 Hotels in Sliema
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In the heart of cosmopolitan Sliema, the Imperial  Hotel is located between the main areas for sun and swimming at the shoreline along the Tower Road and shopping and sightseeing along The Strand. 

In the heart of cosmopolitan Sliema,  the Imperial  Hotel is located between the main areas for sun and swimming at the shoreline along the Tower Road and shopping and sightseeing along The Strand by the Sliema Ferries which can take you to the capital city of Valletta in a 15 minutes journey across the bay. The main bus station is located in Valletta and  public transport to practically every destination on the island can be picked up from here.

By choosing the Imperial Hotel you will also be steeping yourself in history. With its elegantly faded facade, stunning marbled interior, sweeping staircases, sophisticated open fireplace and discreet lounge areas, the hotel brings together a deep sense of history and occasion without pretensions.

Originally built as a Villa for an 18th Century Maltese nobleman and subsequentlyused as the Hunting Lodge for the British Govenors before its incarnation as an hotel, the Imperial is an architectural splendour and contains many relics of its former glory days.The hotel is a jewel of classical and historical value, and has a rich history dating back to the golden era of the 19th Century. Established in 1865 and last renovated in 2006, the hotel has an architectural influence of the high Victorian period. 

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654 Reviews
Ranked #60 / 371 Hotels in Sliema
Location Location
Sleep Quality Sleep Quality
Rooms Rooms
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Very Good 189
Average 166
Poor 108
Terrible 109

Property Amenities

This air-conditioned hotel offers 95 comfortable and spacious bedrooms and provides guests facilities including a reception lobby with 24-reception, a cloakroom, lift access, and a bar, café and restaurant. A TV room, conference facilities, Internet access, a garage and parking facilities, including space for storing bicycles, also feature. For an additional fee guests can use the hotel’s room and laundry services. W-Lan Internet connection is available free of charge.

Food & Drink

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Café
  • Cafe

Reception Services

  • 24-hour Front Desk

Business Facilities

  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room


  • Lobby
  • Reception
  • Library


The Imperial Hotel offers 95 rooms on three floors with a choice of garden, street or pool views.
All rooms have reverse flow air conditioning units which can cool in summer and warm in winter, en suite bathrooms or shower rooms, TVs and direct dial telephones. The rooms are comfortably furnished with twin or double beds and co-coordinated bed linen. Tea and coffee making facilities are replenished on a daily basis.
21 Rooms (of which one on the ground floor is adapted for clients with special needs) overlook the Garden and 8 overlook the Pool with views of Valletta and the open sea from a distance, 4 have a patio, 4 rooms have a balcony and 58 standard rooms (of which 8 rooms are adapted for clients with special needs) all overlook the streets.
Iron and iron boards, hairdryers, safes and coolers are all available from Reception and incur either a (returnable) deposit or a daily charge.


  • Private Bathroom
  • Hair Dryer
  • Private Bathroom

Media & Technology

  • Television


  • Air Condition/Heating According to Season
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing Board
  • Iron


The hotel offers a range of dining options to suit all moods and palates. From simple, informal dining in Il Giardino pool and garden cafe or afternoon tea in the garden to a more formal offer in the Windsor restaurant. Whichever you choose all dishes are seasonal, local as far as possible for a small island and delicious. Menus are changed on a regular basis.


The pool is an oasis in the city: enjoy quiet time with your book or Kindle; relax with a cold drink and enjoy a swim or splash in the refreshing water before reclining in the sun and increasing your Vitamin D levels or tan in the (almost) all year round Maltese sun. The pool has a shallow side area– ideal for toddlers as well as those just looking to bask in the warm water and sunshine.you can relax by our pretty outdoor swimming pool, reading, topping up your tan and relying on our staff to bring you what you need from our bars or restaurant.


  • Sunbeds available at the Pool


  • Swimming

Food & Drink

  • Poolside Bar


  • Parking (Free)

Points of Interest


The hotel is located within 5 minutes of both the sea and the town of Sliema, which offers bars, restaurants and a great shopping centre. Nearby guests can also experience some great views of the Marsamxett Harbour, with its picturesque Manoel Island and an imposing Valletta as a backdrop. The town of Mdina can be reached in 40 minutes by public transport. The nearest public transport connection is 3 m from the hotel and Malta International Airport is just 10 km away.

Sliema is one of Malta's main coastal resort towns and a heartland for shopping, entertainment and café life.  The long stretch of rocky coastline that goes from  Qui-si-Sana all the way to St. Julian's is thronged with sunbathers during the peak summer months.
Steps and handrails placed every so often allow easy access to the water. There are plenty of flat rocks to spread a towel on. The sea here is deep, and generally clean, clear and safe to swim. It is also excellent for snorkelling. Some hotels along the front, especially at the St. Julian's end, provide beach concessions equipped with pools, water sports and lido areas for nightlife. The favourite beach areas are: the Tigné area, Qui si-Sana, Għar id-Dud, the Exiles and Fond Għadir. Some are well-known lidos or beach clubs with public access.
In peak summer the Sliema beaches become a very sociable, lively place to be by mid-afternoon. The promenade is excellent for long, striding walks in winter, slow strolls on summer evenings and for watching the spectacular waves during freak autumn storms. You will find plenty of snack bars and restaurants on the coast road and kiosks near the shoreline.



Eco Tax on Accommodation

The Ministry of Tourism has confirmed that the implementation of the Eco Tax on Accommodation will become effective on 1st April 2016 (effective date) and will be applicable for all adult guests staying in hotels and other hosted accommodation.
The tax will be €0.50 per adult per night, capped at a maximum of €5.00 per adult per stay.
The tax will be collected directly by the accommodation service provider prior to check out and remitted to Government.
The tax also applies to any accommodation that was reserved before the announcement of the Eco Tax but which will be availed of on or after the effective date. It is our understanding that any reservations that overlap the effective date will be subject to the tax for the portion of the reservation after the effective date.


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