What to expect
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Last 5 reviews
In the centre of Valletta
This is a very nice hotel right in the centre of Valletta. The room was comfortable and fine for a 4 day stay. The bottled water is provided free and the toiletries supplied are impressive. It has an associated restaurant - Cheeky Monkey where breakfast is served. The breakfast is excellent with everything you could want. The reception staff at the associated Rossini hotel wer very helpful, especially when our pick-up didn't turn up to take us to the airport.
The whole hotel feels upmarket with great rooms. We had a very large room at the front with both an enclosed and open balcony onto the Main Street. The furnishings were of high quality, with a very large bed and bathroom. We enjoyed the breakfast each day and did not find it busy at all. Check in was in the swanky hotel down the road but we were made to feel very welcome here and given a complimentary glass of wine in check in. The location was great, right in the centre of the city. As a result the room was very noisy at night, with loads of traffic and people outside all night, even with earplugs you could hear loud music. We do understand the hotel cannot do anything about this in this location.
Best location in Valletta but needs to think about the details
We enjoyed a two-room suite at Saint John in January 2020. Check-in was at the neighboring AX hotel (drinks were offered, hot towels were given to clean hands, staff was friendly and super-helpful) and then a helpful bus-boy carried over the bags. Rooms were stylish and quite big, bearing in mind it is an old town location. However, two important things let the hotel down. First, there is an unnecessarily complicated digital touch panel lighting system next to the beds. None of the four touch pads in our room worked correctly (which causes stress first thing in the morning and last thing at night!) and the system is so brightly lit, and shone directly into the mirror by the side of the bed, that it felt like sleeping in Times Square. Ridiculous and so unnecessary. Second, we had to wait more than 20 minutes to order our cooked breakfast at breakfast in one of the mornings of our stay. Staff were friendly but the Cheeky Monkey kitchen is just too small to cope with all the guests coming for breakfast at 9ish. These two reasons were enough to give a 3/5 score - after all, the hotel is quite pricey.
Stylish and well-located
Stylish, modern room in a nicely refurbished old Valletta palazzo. Charming, attentive staff based at the Rosselli next door, where reception is located. Great location if you want to be in the heart of historic Valletta - very good value when we booked it!
Wonderful last minute stay
I stayed at that Saint John for one night having had trouble with the hotel I had initially booked into. Amazing central location. The room is very nicely furnished and comfortable. Ralph on reception was especially helpful as was Guillermo the butler. We ate at the sister hotel restaurant Grain street and our food was 10/10. The breakfast at cheeky monkey was very nice as well. All in all a fantastic hotel and experience
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