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The Diplomat Hotel, Sliema

The Diplomat Hotel is located on the Sliema Promenade
The Diplomat Hotel is located on the Sliema Promenade

Situated on the Sliema Promenade, the four star Diplomat Hotel looks out on to the Mediterranean.  It is very well located  for bars, restaurants and the excellent shopping in Sliema.  There is an excellent bus service to Valletta and St Julian's from just in front of the hotel.

The 4 star Diplomat Hotel has 111 room and 2 suites.  It has a roof-top swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fitness room and sauna.  There is an excellent private rocky beach just across the Diplomat Hotel that the Diplomat's guests have free access to.

The Diplomat Hotel Accommodation

The Diplomat Hotel Room
The Diplomat Hotel Room

The comfortable rooms in the Diplomat Hotel are furnished in American oak with either a tiled floor or fitted carpet.  Most of the rooms have at least a side sea view balcony, whilst some face directly onto the Mediterranean.  All the rooms are en suite with bath and shower.  They come equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, radio, tea and coffee making facilities, free WiFi, telephone, safe, hair dryer and trouser press

There is 24 hour room service and a laundry/dry cleaning service.  The Diplomat Hotel can also provide a baby sitting service.

 Restaurant and Bars in The Diplomat Hotel

The Diplomat Hotel: Penny Farthing Restaurant
The Diplomat Hotel: Penny Farthing Restaurant

The Diplomat Hotel's restaurant is the Penny Farthing Restaurant.  This serves a hot and cold buffet breakfast and a buffet dinner.  For dinner there is a choice of a carvery and local or continental dishes from the buffet.  These include local antipasto dishes, soups, pastas, vegetarian curries, fish plus roast meats from the carvery.  The main course is followed by a choice of sweets and fresh fruits.

There are three bars:  the Lobby Bar the Pub, and the Pool Bar.  The Lobby Bar offers lunch, hot and cold light meals and snacks during the day.  In the afternoon the great British tradition of afternoon tea is still followed, served with delicious pastries and other delicacies.  Home made ice cream is also served.  Coffees, cocktails, wines and various other alcoholic beverages can be enjoyed whilst listening to the live piano music.

The Pub, living up to its name, provides a cosy place to have a drink whilst watching the match on the large screen TV.  As well as various drinks, it serves snacks including the Maltese Ftira, a kind of flat bread.  There are also amusement machines and an internet café.

The Pool Bar as its name suggests, is by the pool.  Open during the summer months, it provides a varieties of grills, salads and various beverages.  The Diplomat Hotel organises barbecues, where locally caught fresh fish are grilled in the open air.

The Diplomat Hotel's Facilities

The Diplomat Hotel Private Beach
The Diplomat Hotel Private Beach

The roof-top pool and Jacuzzi are located on the eighth floor and have fantastic views over  the Mediterranean.  The pool is surrounded by a Sun terrace, furnished with deck chairs, umbrellas and showers; the ideal place to enjoy a cooling drink from the Pool Bar.  The pool is open from April to October (weather permitting).

There is also a fitness centre and sauna for hotel guests.  The machines include a treadmill, bench press, bicycle and stepper.  Private showers are provided.

The Diplomat Hotel has a concession with the Surfside Club private beach.  This is just across the road from the hotel and is open from May till October.  There are both a bar and restaurant on the premises.  Free day tickets are provided from the Diplomat Hotel's reception.  Towels are also available for a small charge.