Sliema

Travel Guide
Sliema

Discover a picturesque seafront, historic landmarks, upscale shopping zones and lively nightlife districts while visiting one of Malta’s most chic coastal resorts.

Sliema is a stylish seaside town on a peninsula on Malta’s northeastern coastline. Visit this area to enjoy its elegant waterfront, rocky beaches, nightlife and superb retail experiences. The scene of a violent battle during the Great Siege of Malta in 1565, Sliema then developed as a humble fishing village. The town rose to prominence in the 19th century, when British colonists shaped the architectural landscape and it became a summer retreat of affluent Maltese.

Experience the town’s style while walking along Sliema Promenade, which parallels the waterfront and connects to the villages of St. Julian’s and Gzira. Find benches, cafés, children’s playgrounds, lavish apartment blocks and several Victorian-era buildings. Admire ancient watchtowers, including the 17th-century St. Julian’s Tower and Gothic-style Il-Fortizza. Steps lead down from the promenade to rocky beaches. From here, jump into the warm Mediterranean water and swim at public lidos.

Visit religious landmarks at the heart of the town, including Stella Maris Church and the Holy Trinity Church. Enjoy uninterrupted views from Tigné Fort across to Valletta, Malta’s capital. Relax amid flower-filled lawns and fountains at Independence Garden.

Indulge in shopping along the town’s commercial streets and malls. Browse over 70 stores and attend fashion shows at the Point Shopping Mall. Shop at boutiques, upscale outlets and well-known chain stores on Bisazza Street and Triq Manwel Dimech. Explore the bars, cafés and restaurants lining Triq Ix-Xatt street along the bay.

See Sliema and Malta’s glorious coast on a boat tour. Cruise across Marsamxett Harbour to Valletta, home to attractions such as St. John’s Co-Cathedral and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Sail out into the Mediterranean to see the Dingli Cliffs on the opposite side of the island.

Reach Sliema by flying to Malta International Airport and taking a shuttle bus or taxi. Walk around comfortably on the flat streets. Ride local buses or rent a scooter to St. George’s Bay beach and the Paceville nightlife neighborhood, both in St. Julian’s.

Plaza Regency Hotels
Plaza Regency Hotels
3 out of 5
248 Tower Road, Sliema, Malta
The price is AU$63 per night from 3 Dec. to 3 Dec.
This family-friendly Sliema hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Sliema Promenade and St George's Beach. Sliema Ferry and Upper Barrakka ...
3.6/5 Good! (465 reviews)
"A good stay and good staff. There was no bar facility or any opportunity to meet other guests. Before the visit I was told that the bar would be open. However, this did not affect our holiday greatly. Excellent Covid protection. I would visit again."

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2021

Plaza Regency Hotels
1926 Hotel & SPA
1926 Hotel & SPA
4 out of 5
THORNTON STREET, Sliema
The price is AU$87 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Sliema hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Sliema Promenade and Sliema Ferry. Grand Harbour and Upper ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (359 reviews)
"I would stay here again but would not go out of season due to small indoor pool"

Reviewed on 20 Nov. 2021

1926 Hotel & SPA
Waterfront
Waterfront
4 out of 5
The Strand, Sliema, Malta
The price is AU$95 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Located in the heart of Sliema, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Triq Manwel Dimech and Tower Road. Sliema Promenade and Sliema Ferry are also within ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (965 reviews)
"Bathroom had water logging otherwise very good- good facilities and brilliant location. Staff were very helpful"

Reviewed on 17 Nov. 2021

Waterfront
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Deluxe Studio in a Prime Location, Wifi
Deluxe Studio in a Prime Location, Wifi
3.5 out of 5
Luzju street, Sliema
Situated in Sliema, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bisazza Street and Tower Road. Sliema Promenade and Sliema Ferry are also within 2 miles ...
Deluxe Studio in a Prime Location, Wifi
Stunning Seafront Lux Apt, Fort Cambridge wt Pool
Stunning Seafront Lux Apt, Fort Cambridge wt Pool
3.5 out of 5
Fort Cambridge Tigne' Street, Sliema
Located in the heart of Sliema, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Point Shopping Mall and Tower Road. Sliema Promenade and Sliema Ferry are also ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"Great position, fantastic view. Could have done with a few more luxury or homely touches. No pool towels. Overall good close to the things and places we needed, easy to walk to The Point for provisions or the waterfront either side."

Reviewed on 18 Sep. 2019

Stunning Seafront Lux Apt, Fort Cambridge wt Pool
Sliema - Brand new Duplex 1 bedroom apartment on first and second floor level
Sliema - Brand new Duplex 1 bedroom apartment on first and second floor level
Situated by the sea, this historic apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Triq Manwel Dimech and Tower Road. Sliema Promenade and Dragonara Casino are ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Great Location
"Diorella was very helpful, booked taxis for us for arrival and to the ferry. Gave a food and drink welcome pack which was thoughtful. Clean apartment, everything you need to stay there. Just down the hill, perhaps a 5 min walk to the waterfront. Thoroughly recommend the apartment."

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2019

Sliema - Brand new Duplex 1 bedroom apartment on first and second floor level
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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