If you're looking for a resort that gives you a little bit of everything you might possibly want from Malta, then Sliema is an excellent choice. Sliema is also well served with exceptional hotels, and the Kennedy Nova Hotel, like Sliema, gives you everything you might want from a top hotel in an excellent location.
You'll know as soon as you arrive that you made the right choice. The Kennedy Nova Hotel is well situated for one thing, right on the waterfront promenade. And it's a wonderfully stylish place to stay; the reception area sets the tone with its attractive furnishings and décor, and that sense of style is continued in the guest rooms.
All twin and double rooms have en suite facilities and are smartly (but very comfortably) decorated. It's just the sort of room you want to see when you arrive tired after travelling. Sea view rooms are available for a supplement, but you'll find the same great range of facilities in all rooms, including TV, direct dial phone, minibar and hairdryer. Safe deposit boxes are also available for a small charge, on request.
During your stay, be sure to make use of the seasonal rooftop swimming pool as it's an excellent suntrap and provides a wide vantage point out over Sliema and the Marsamxett Harbour.
With so much of Malta to see – and so much of it accessible from Sliema, you'll be heading out and about to the capital Valetta, perhaps even some of St Julian's nightspots, and don't forget to explore Sliema itself. Take a walk along the promenade and try one of its many outstanding eating places. And do make sure you check out your very own Kennedy Nova Hotel restaurant too – it's well worth a look.
With a great location, great facilities and a whole host of great reasons to choose it, the Kennedy Nova Hotel is a perfect choice. Make it your holiday home when you visit Malta.
A hotel that projects both comfort and style, the Hotel Kennedy Nova has an ideal location on Sliema's waterfront promenade, overlooking Sliema Creek and Marsamxett Harbour.
The hotel has a reputation for good service and high class cuisine and is convenient for the shops and places of entertainment in Sliema, buses connecting with nearby Valletta and the nightspots of St Julian's stop opposite.
A bright, welcoming, very clean hotel. Very good value for money. Well situated good for buses and a ferry to Valletta. Would definitely return. We had bed and breakfast, as we wanted to use the many local restaurants in the evening. Enjoyed the happy hour cocktails!
A very, very old mattress, on the bed, with springs poking up. Had to ask for a mattress change, which I still had to wait another day for! The cleaners cupboard was on the opposite side to our bedroom and, at 7 each morning, they gathered there, talking loudly and banging and clattering buckets, brooms, trolleys etc. So, no chance of sleep after 7! The food option was appalling - a very poor selection, with 2 meat choices and just one vegetable option...
The dessert was whatever cake was left in the front 'bistro/cafe' at the end of the day - so, a few slices of stale, hard cake. We discovered that there were very few people staying at the hotel, hence the reason for a poor choice (I stated that this was unfair on us, as we'd paid for our holiday and, should be entitled to the same choice as when the hotel is busy. On our last night, we went for dinner at 18.45 (dinner is 18.30-21.00) - no sign of food anywhere. When we asked, we were told that it would be 7pm tonight, so we had a drink at the bar. 19.15, still no sign of food - and so it went on. Eventually, after a lot of discussion and stress, the food began to come out at 20.15. Ten minutes later, we realised the reason - a large group of people suddenly arrived at reception, with all their luggage - so the meal had been held off for them! Absolutely disgusting! I will never use this hotel again!
I chose this hotel from their web page, read some reviews and checked the photos... January is low season but the better facilities were completely closed down. NO roof top restaurant, pool, etc. Everywhere was very clean and the staff extremely helpful. Breakfast room, normally a dining area as well, lacked any sort of style or attractiveness...
The only 'in-house' dining was a small café/bar on the side of the entrance. This was perfectly pleasant, if subject to draughts from automatic door opening, and the staff and food absolutely fine but - about 16 seats for a hotel with about 60 rooms? The rooms are bland but functional. There is no lounge area, just a few tables and chairs near reception. Wi-Fi worked well throughout. There is no way this hotel can claim to be 4 star in a low season. Location is fine but is in the 'party zone' for summer travel. Lots of bars and eateries nearby. Unfortunately there is continuing heavy work on the promenade immediately in front of the hotel which will take some time to finish.
We booked a weekend break at the Kennedy I can say that it was great. Our room was really spacious nice and very well cleaned bathroom need upgrade but overall the room was spot checked cleaned, We asked for an extra blanket after few second they came with it . We had breakfast was really good choices and great dinner too.
The daytime reception guy was good. The morning female was surly and unfriendly. She let the phone ring continuously by my taxi guy outside until he hung up and I went outside to confirm it was him...
It was. The restaurant inside is tiny but the staff friendly. My room had marks in the bath. I don't see the point of having a restaurant outside in the cold with no shelter. There was a constant humming noise throughout the night and a noisy crowd of men talking loudly walking past my room woke me about 3am. I booked through Booking.com but they obviously don't like people to leave reviews because the sign-in pretented it hadn't heard of my booking reference. Even the taxi guy said he knew the place well and there's no way it's four star. I won't be going back.