AX The Palace

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Indoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Indoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Indoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of AX The Palace

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AX The Palace

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel in Sliema with spa and indoor pool

8.8/10 Fabulous

999 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
The price is €176
Price available on 22/08/2022
High Street, Sliema, Malta, SLM 1542
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Conference centre
  • Business centre
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Sliema
  • Dragonara Casino - 4 min drive
  • Malta Experience - 27 min drive
  • The Malta Classic Car Collection - 15 min drive
  • Golden Bay - 41 min drive
  • Mellieha Bay - 20 min drive
  • Paradise Bay Beach - 24 min drive
  • Blue Lagoon - 53 min drive

Getting around

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

About this property

AX The Palace

AX The Palace is a great choice for a stay in Sliema. Guests can indulge in massages at the spa, and Mediterranean cuisine is served at The Tabloid, which is open for breakfast and dinner. This luxurious hotel also features an indoor pool, a health club and a fitness centre. The helpful staff and location get great marks from fellow travellers.


Dutch, English, French, German, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 149 rooms
  • Arranged over 9 floors


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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
  • On-site garage

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Segway hire/tours nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car hire
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2007
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Health club
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


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


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


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

Special features


The on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include massages.

The spa is open daily.


The Tabloid – This restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).
Talk of Town – This café specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.
TemptAsian – This poolside restaurant specialises in Asian cuisine and only serves dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Malta Eco-Certified, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.
This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

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

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 12.00 for adults and EUR 12 for children (approximately)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 50 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 25.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitiser.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These 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 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.

Also known as

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

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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

AX Palace
Fantastic staff, particularly Dominika who hugely helped me with kids breakfast. I thought the attitude of all staff I interacted with was admirable and friendly. The pool area on level 9 was great too. Lovely large rooms and sea views
Lloyd, 4-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brian, 7-night trip
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8/10 Very good

hayley, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Paul, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A hotel that you can trust - if you need something, they will organise it for you. Maybe not perfect quality, but hey, it’s something worth appreciating. And facilities are all there - rooms are great (size, quality etc.), 2 restaurants (standart upper class for dinners Wed - Sat), gym, indoor pool, rooftop pool, 2 bars (ground rooftop).. Nothing to complain about. You can only compare it with something else, but comparison is always subjective. It’s not good or bad, subjective explains how it works exactly for you. And this hotel worked for our family.
Fjodors, 7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent hotel
Our room at the AX The Palace, Sliema is one of the best designed hotel rooms I've ever stayed in. It was laid out very well and was roomy but not too big with wasted space--all the area was well utilized. We especially liked the tea kettle and the refrigerator area and the balcony. While we could see the sea, the view from the rooms improve as you go up--our room was on the 4th floor, and buildings blocked much of the vista. The neighborhood is good with some nice historic architecture, small shops, and a few good restaurants and cozy pubs. The service was excellent--a friendly and helpful staff. The breakfast was also good with plenty of choices. The hotel is well built and the rooms quiet. I'd definitely stay there again.
Peter, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Another great stay.
Another superb stay at the Palace. I think I've been here 10 or so times now and never had an issue or complaint. The Hotel is perfectly located in the midst of Sliema, nice people, good food and service and lovely comfortable rooms...whats not to like.
Adam, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Carmen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Location is excellent. Hotel is 5 star. Staff are very smart, professional, caring and made sure we were well looked after. Very clean, spacious rooms with all the comforts. The hotel is so centrally located for Valletta, st Julians and Silemma. Highly recommended. Would go back again and again. Roof top restaurant with pool is amazing. Gym , sauna and indoor heated pool. Thank you to the staff for making us so welcome. Went to celebrate a friend’s 60th birthday. We were so spoilt by each and everyone member of the hotel staff.
Devyani, 7-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel in a perfect location
Perfectly situated hotel in the centre of Sliema. It was a great starting point to visit either Valletta or St. Julian. All busses and ferries are a few minutes walk away and the lovely promenade with good restaurants is just 2 minutes by foot. The beds were softer than we would prefer, but didn't get back pain so that means it was still ok for me. Breakfast was good, had pretty much anything you would want. Tea and coffee service is a bit slow at times, but I think that is because they need staff permanently maning the food stations to accommodate their assisted buffet which is a COVID measure, so I think that is perfectly acceptable. Sliema is the ideal location when visiting Malta, because you don't get the busy tourist area like in Valletta, or the noisy and busy area like St. Julian.
Morne, 5-night trip
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