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Hotel Kennedy Nova

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Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Property entrance
Standard Quadruple Room (Standard) | Minibar, desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

Overview of Hotel Kennedy Nova

Hotel Kennedy Nova

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Malta Experience
6.2 out of 10 Good
6.2/10 Good

429 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
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

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Malta Experience - 41 min walk
  • Sliema Promenade - 5 min drive
  • St George's Beach - 9 min drive
  • Grand Harbour - 5 min drive
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens - 5 min drive
  • Sliema Ferry - 6 min drive
  • Bugibba Beach - 25 min drive
  • Golden Bay - 20 min drive
  • Golden Sands Beach - 30 min drive
  • Mellieha Bay - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.) - 19 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)


  • The Brew - 4 min walk
  • Black Gold Saloon - 3 min walk
  • Smõkehouse - 3 min walk
  • Grana - 5 min walk
  • Bella Sicilia - 3 min walk

About this property

Hotel Kennedy Nova

Hotel Kennedy Nova puts you 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Malta Experience. 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 breakfast get good marks from fellow travellers.


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

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

Travelling with children

  • 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 reception
  • 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

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 approximately EUR 8.5 for adults and EUR 4.25 for children
  • 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


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 20 per pet, per stay

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • 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.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
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

Does Hotel Kennedy Nova offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Kennedy Nova does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Kennedy Nova?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Kennedy Nova?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Kennedy Nova?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of EUR 20 per pet, per stay.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Kennedy Nova?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of EUR 30 (subject to availability).
Is there an on-site casino at Hotel Kennedy Nova?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Dragonara Casino (6-min drive) and Oracle Casino (14-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel Kennedy Nova and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and scuba-diving. Enjoy amenities such as a seasonal outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Kennedy Nova?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Kennedy Nova Restaurant.
What's the area around Hotel Kennedy Nova like?
Hotel Kennedy Nova is located on the waterfront, a short 15-minute walk from Tower Road and 18 minutes' walk from Saint Julian's Bay. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.







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2/10 Poor

Tamas, 7-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Slawomir, 10-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

There's a lot to like about the Kennedy Nova. It's conveniently located in Sliema, surrounded by many wonderful restaurants. It's located directly across the road from the sea, so the view is stellar. It's just a short walk to the Sliema-Valletta ferry for your eventual trip there. The room we had was comfortable, though not overly large. Unexpectedly, there was a breakfast buffet that was well-appointed and quite tasty. The staff was quite friendly and allowed us to securely store our luggage before we could officially check in, but also in the period after we had checked out but weren't ready to go to the airport. Pickups for ridesharing or taxis are easy, and there's a bus stop nearby as well. The only mild complaints were that the air conditioner in the room struggled a bit to keep things cool and while the water pressure in the shower was adequate, it wasn't great. Those things are definitely not enough to overwhelm a wonderful stay.
Christopher, 4-night romance trip
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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

Was to much noise, couldn't sleep properly for 3 nights. Guest running around at the corridior, slamming the door, talking loud at 2am. Had to complain 4 times. Not happy, with the management, they should make sure silence after 10pm
Edmilson, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

I like the location. Not many options for breakfast. The pool was closed. Very croudy.
Marko, 7-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

rooms overlooking harbour are very nice but road noise can be bad
Jonathan, 3-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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