Hotel Kennedy Nova

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Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
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Minibar, desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains
Minibar, desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains

Overview of Hotel Kennedy Nova

Hotel Kennedy Nova

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Tower Road

6.2/10 Good

404 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
116, The Strand, Sliema Creek, Gzira, Malta, GZR 1027
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business centre
  • Area shuttle
  • Beach shuttle
  • Cruise ship terminal shuttle
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Tower Road - 15 min walk
  • Sliema Ferry - 15 min walk
  • Sliema Promenade - 19 min walk
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens - 24 min walk
  • Malta Experience - 26 min walk
  • Grand Harbour - 32 min walk
  • Dragonara Casino - 37 min walk
  • Balluta Bay - 3 min drive
  • Bisazza Street - 3 min drive
  • Spinola Bay - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hotel Kennedy Nova

Hotel Kennedy Nova puts you 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Tower Road and 1 mi (1.6 km) from Sliema Promenade. Guests can take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Kennedy Nova Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A poolside bar, a children's pool and a snack bar/deli are other highlights at this upmarket hotel. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travellers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Protocols (Malta)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 101 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Cruise terminal shuttle*


  • Area shuttle*
  • Beach shuttle*
  • Shopping centre shuttle*
  • Casino shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Conference space (538 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car hire
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Lift
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-width doorways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance

Languages spoken

  • Bulgarian
  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Maltese
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Serbian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • High chair


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (surcharge)

Special features


Kennedy Nova Restaurant – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 8.5 for adults and EUR 4.25 for children (approximately)
  • Local area shuttle service to the beach, casino and shopping centre is offered for an extra charge
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 30 (subject to availability)
  • Safes in guest rooms can be used for EUR 1 per day


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 20 per pet, per stay

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • The seasonal pool is open from May to October

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

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; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Protocols (Malta) guidelines.


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Kennedy Nova Gzira
Hotel Kennedy Nova
Kennedy Nova Gzira
Kennedy Nova
Kennedy Nova Il Gzira
Hotel Kennedy Nova Malta/Il Gzira
Hotel Kennedy Nova Hotel
Hotel Kennedy Nova Gzira
Hotel Kennedy Nova Hotel Gzira

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

Internal Balcony Room
So when I booked a balcony room I wasn't figuring on a Juliet balcony looking across to other rooms. The room was clean, bed okay and shower was fine. Breakfast was fine and plenty of items to choose from including hot and cold food. Glad I only booked for a night before flight home though.
Brian, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Worse hotel stay ever!
It started off badly from the second we opened the door to our room. The room absolutely stank of cigarettes and smoke. It was overpowering. We had to keep the door open for hours as so bad and it never went away. We booked a seaview room and paid more for this. The view was nice, road busy but expected that. There was no tea /coffee making facilities in the room which was disappointing. I used the bathroom and the tap on bath was very wobbly and the floor was covered in hairs. The dust behind the TV was thick. Only two pillows in bed. Both so flat, was like sleeping without. There was no duvet on bed, just a sheet. There was a blanket in wardrobe, but this was covered in both numerous human dog hairs, so we could not use that, so had to sleep with just a sheet. Well I use sleep loosely. We were kept awake all night by the students staying in the hotel running and screaming up and down the stairs and having a party in the room next door all night and I mean all night. There was an interconnecting door to our room and at some point in the night students came into our room!! We had come to the hotel for the night from Gozo where we live, as I had an operation at 0730 the next day so wanted to relax and get a good nights sleep, but this was impossible. My husband went for breakfast after dropping me off at hospital. He said was like a school canteen with all the students. So loud and noisy and running around. We ran a bnb for many years and was shocked staying here.
Julie, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Trevor, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Trevor, 11-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Solo traveller on a budget
I was happy with the room and service it needs a bit of updating but for the price it was good vslue for money, the breakfast was adequate and one of the main things was the shower was decent the locstion was also good for buses and the water taxi
Richard, 5-night trip
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6/10 Good

Great location. Clean. Nice staff. Good breakfast.
2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great little place
The hotel is well situated opposite the marina it is basic and could do with some updating but it is perfectly clean and has most things. It is lovely and welcoming. The staff do their best to accommodate you and make you feel at home. The breakfast was varied enough and not over the top and the pool was small but sufficient.
7-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Staff were brilliant but premises needs to be upgraded as there has no investment for years. Aircon is totally inefficient. Staff work very hard and are extremely helpful.
Minaz, 11-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

george, 3-night trip
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