We spent a week here on a bed and breakfast basis, in mid-February - in the middle of the coldest weather in Malta for decades! Fortunately, we're hardy Celts, and it was O.K.
The hotel is not 4 star by British standards, but we understood that from previous reviews. We used it as a place to sleep after long days of sightseeing, and were not concerned with evening entertainment or bar facilities. The hotel suited us very well. the staff were all friendly and helpful. The cleaning staff are outstanding. Our room was spotless, and we had fresh sheets twice during the week. The buffet breakfast is plentiful, if a little uninspired. We just needed a carbohydrate intake to keep us going until a late lunch, so it was good as far as we were concerned.
There was a considerable number of long-term, elderly, British residents. We're still independent travellers, but not many years away from "elderly", so this didn't bother us.
The hotel is conveniently located for buses - 15 minutes into Valletta, from where you can get anywhere, and 5 minutes walk to get the bus to Cirkewwa for the Gozo ferry.
All in all - it's not 4 star, but it's clean and convenient and, as long as you don't have unrealistic expectations, you'll enjoy it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you are looking for the perfect base in Malta then you have found it. The Kennedy Nova is a four-star, seafront hotel just a stone's throw away from the crystal blue Mediterranean waters.Situated right in the heart of Malta's busy shopping and seaside district Sliema, Hotel Kennedy Nova offers both comfort and convenience for visitors to the island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kennedy Nova Il Gzira
- Hotel Kennedy Nova Malta/Il Gzira