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AX │ The Palace, Sliema

Luxury hotel with spa, near Sliema Promenade

  • Free WiFi
$212 CAD

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High Street, Sliema, SLM 1542, Malta, Malta
  • The front desk staff took great care to assist with requests and questions and made us…

    Oct. 11, 2019

  • Everyone was very friendly, special mentions to Joe, who was taking care of us for night…

    May 30, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 149 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool and outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available

What’s around

  • Heart of Sliema
  • St George's Beach - 31 min walk
  • Sliema Promenade - 11 min walk
  • Balluta Bay - 12 min walk
  • Sliema Ferry - 14 min walk
  • Saint Julian's Bay - 15 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Room
  • Superior Room
  • Executive Room
  • Comfort Room (Atrium View)
  • Design Suite
  • Suite
  • Comfort Single Room (Atrium View)
  • Deluxe Single Room
  • Superior Single Room
  • Family Room


High Street, Sliema, SLM 1542, Malta, Malta
  • Heart of Sliema
  • St George's Beach - 31 min walk
  • Sliema Promenade - 11 min walk

What’s around


  • Heart of Sliema
  • St George's Beach - 31 min walk
  • Sliema Promenade - 11 min walk
  • Balluta Bay - 12 min walk
  • Sliema Ferry - 14 min walk
  • Saint Julian's Bay - 15 min walk
  • Grand Harbour - 19 min walk
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens - 22 min walk
  • Lower Barrakka Gardens - 25 min walk
  • Malta Experience - 25 min walk
  • Fort St. Elmo - 29 min walk

Getting around

  • Malta Intl. Airport (MLA) - 12 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 149 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 9 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the indoor pool after 2 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite garage

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2007
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms.

The spa is open daily.


The Tabloid - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Talk of Town - This café specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

TemptAsian - This poolside restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open daily.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Malta Eco-Certified, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Small print

Also known as

  • Palace Hotel Sliema
  • Palace Sliema
  • The Palace Hotel Sliema
  • The Palace Malta/Sliema
  • AX │ The Palace Hotel
  • AX │ The Palace Sliema
  • AX │ The Palace Hotel Sliema

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 50 (subject to availability)

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 25.0 per day

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 12.00 for adults and EUR 12 for children (approximately)


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: EUR 0.50 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, AX │ The Palace does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of EUR 50 (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, The Tabloid offers alfresco dining, Mediterranean cuisine, and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Il-Merill (4-min walk), Trattoria Cardini (4-min walk), and La Cuccagna (4-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Dragonara Casino (4-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun with activities like hiking, mountain biking, and parasailing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes segway rentals. Enjoy treatments at the spa and relax in the indoor and outdoor pools. AX │ The Palace also has a sauna and a steam room.
  • 4.0.Fair

    Expedia website stated “breakfast optional -€10.00 per person per night. The hotel charged us €18 per person and refused to honour published rate, even when presented with copy of Expedia offer. Expedia is still publishing this option but should clarify that the AX Palace in Sliema will not honour it or remove it from your advertised rate.

    SB, 2 night family trip, Dec. 27, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Hotel very close to the Malta transit bus, close to the Valletta ferry service, Promenade walk. The concierge was very helpful to book day trips, making the stay pleasant and comfortable. The standard room A/C system is mostly a fan and doesn't cool the room quickly and the shower setup is a hand shower in a bathtub, so not easy to control i.e. water overflows to floor. These are minor issues as the room is spacious and minimal noise from other rooms.

    M, 9 night trip, Oct. 16, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Grumpy staff, great location and awesome pools and fitness centre

    4 night trip, Oct. 6, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hotel and the staff were very helpful, always with a smile. Very good location and awesome amenities. Fantastic stay

    Sheldon, 5 night trip, Sep. 1, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    An enjoyable stay at the Palace

    As always our stay was amazing: room large, clean, and spacious, bathroom with bath and shower, great coffeemaking facilities with espresso machine, restaurants with delicious food at not too-expensive prices. Special commendation for Temptasian, the restaurant on the 9th floor with fantastic views and even more fantastic food. really recommend this hotel.

    michael, 2 night trip, Jul. 22, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location great hotel

    Very nice comfortable clean hotel, well worth a visit.

    David, 3 night trip, Jul. 18, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Very nice hotel with good service! It’s impossible to not get a smile from the employee’s. Breakfast is OK, but this might have something to do with the Covid-19 restrictions. Rooftop is absolutely amazing, Asian restaurant is 10/10! And to the employee who spilled a glass of orange juice with an accident over my gf, don’t worry, its a human mistake, and u was so kind! The hotel got a really good location, short distance by walking to most of the restaurants and shopping in the area. 20-30 minutes drive to cafe Del Mar, and 20-30 minutes drive to pretty beach the other way.

    Henrik, 9 night trip, Jun. 10, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Not a 5 star hotel

    The state of the rooms could be better, as there is a lot of signs of wear and tear. The service is also a bit lacking, and even after 5 or 6 stays at this hotel I never get any Gold VIP benefits, other than a bottle of wine. No room upgrades or anything like that is offered. There's no room service menu in the room, no offer to even get slippers of bathrobes or anything like that, even when renting a suite. The bathroom was not clean, which is especially bad during a pandemic. The only reason I stay at this hotel is the location, which is great. If there would be another good and affordable option in central Sliema I would not stay here. The bed is comfortable though.

    Eve, 4 night trip, Dec. 9, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It's a great choice of hotel in Sliema.

    I stay here routinely as it is a very comfortable hotel situated right in the middle of Sliema where my work needs me to be located. The people are fantastic, the parking is excellent, the food at the hotel is good, the two pools are great. Rooms are comfortable, large and quiet. I honestly do not have a negative thing to say.

    Adam, 7 night business trip, Nov. 14, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We highly recommend this hotel to couples who stay in Malta and enjoys an active vacation. The hotel us conveniently located, just a few minutes walk away from the beaches on one side and from the ferry to Valletta on the other side. The hotel staff is absolutely friendly and willing to help. They deserve a big thank you! The room is very spacious and beautifully designed. We enjoyed the rooftop pool and bar with the music. Although we didn’t try the restaurants they always had something special and they had great ambiance. We were just unlucky with the room upgraded and I feel we could’ve received a room on a higher floor with a double bed. There was some kind of flooding in the second floor which smelled terribly. The whole floor should have been closed. Unfortunately we discovered this only after all was unpacked and didn’t request to move.

    Sandor, 5 night romance trip, Aug. 22, 2020

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