1/9 Seashells Resort at Suncrest ★★★★

Conveniently positioned on the buzzy Qawra waterfront, Seashells Resort at Suncrest is a four-star hotel offering an eclectic range of restaurants, bars and water sport facilities, while the Malta National Aquarium is just a stone's throw away. The hotel's 450 rooms are contemporary in style, with families able to choose from either 'economy' or 'sea view' depending on their preference. Dining options at Seashells Resort at Suncrest are generous, boasting five restaurants and two bars, serving a diverse selection of cuisine. There are three swimming pools including a kids’ pool with water slide and play area. The resort runs a series of activities for children over summer for four to 12-year-olds. Indoors, guests can enjoy the spa with hammam and indoor pool, gym and squash court, while kids can let loose in the dedicated play area.

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2/9 Corinthia Palace ★★★★★

This boutique hotel was built around an elegant, converted villa from the 19th century. It faces the Presidential Palace and is next to the beautiful San Anton Botanical Gardens. Surrounded by its beautifully landscaped gardens, the Corinthia Palace Malta is a peaceful setting for a relaxing break and one of the island's leading 5-star hotels.

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3/9 Pergola Hotel & Spa ★★★★

Occupying an enviable spot overlooking Ghadira Bay and the islands of Gozo and Comino, Pergola Hotel & Spa is perfectly located, with Mellieha village just 200m away for shops, bars and restaurants, as well as a stunning 19th-century church right around the corner. Guests can choose between rooms or self-catering apartments, before taking advantage of a range of facilities, including a gym and spa with sauna, jacuzzi and indoor heated pool. Diners have a wide choice of restaurants, plus a lounge bar with live music and relaxing roof terrace, in addition to a unique bar housed inside a cave. Families will appreciate the children’s play area, games room, two outdoor pools and children’s paddling pool. The diving centre is popular with those who love entering the water with a splash. 

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4/9 AX The Palace ★★★★★

Just 550 yards from Sliema's bus terminus and Valletta Ferry, The Palace is a 5-star hotel with a rooftop spa with infinity pool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Most rooms have a balcony with views of Valletta and the harbour.

The Palace has spacious, air-conditioned rooms with a smart TV with over 70 HD international channels, a minibar, and a tea-and-coffee maker. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas and in all rooms.

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5/9 Paradise Bay Resort Hotel ★★★★

Within close range of some of Malta’s best beaches, four-star Paradise Bay Hotel overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and the islands of Gozo and Comino. As well as a private stretch of Blue Flag beach, Paradise Bay has three seawater pools and a children’s pool that offer a respite from the heat. Those who prefer to remain active while on holiday can take advantage of the fitness room, tennis court and vast indoor pool, while kids have access to a playground, games room and indoor pool. Water sports and diving are also available. Guests can head to the hotel's main restaurant that makes the most of the gorgeous sea views, as well a bistro and two bars should they tire of staring at the dreamy coastline.

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6/9 be.HOTEL ★★★★

Just 200 yards from the sandy beach of St George’s Bay, the 4-star be.HOTEL is located within the Baystreet Tourist Complex. It boasts a large panoramic pool on its 11th-floor rooftop terrace. Inside the complex you will find a huge number of shops, a family entertainment centre, a bowling alley and a large range of restaurants. 

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7/9 1926 Hotel & Spa ★★★★

1926 Hotel & SPA offers accommodation in Silema, just steps away from the beachfront and a 5-minute walk from the ferry terminal to Valletta. The hotel boasts a spa and wellness centre, as well as a restaurant and bar.

Rooms and suites have been designed to combine comfort and modern technology. All air conditioned, they feature a flat-screen TV and a tablet. The private bathroom is fitted with a raindance shower. 

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8/9 Hotel Dolmen Resort ★★★★

The elegant Hotel Dolmen Resort sits amongst landscaped gardens and overlooks St. Paul’s Bay in the northern region of Malta. It is just a few minutes’ walk from Buġibba Perched Beach, while Malta National Aquarium is just a 15-minute walk away for a fun day out with the family. Amenities at the four-star hotel include five family-friendly restaurants, three bars, two indoor and four outdoor pools, including a children’s pool with waterfall, PADI dive centre, spa, gym, tennis court and various land and water sports. The kids’ club for five to 12-year-olds has plenty to keep youngsters occupied, with arts and crafts, sports, stories, drama and music classes. Hotel Dolmen also hosts family entertainment and sports tournaments, as well as evening mini discos and live music. 

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9/9 Urban Valley Resort & Spa ★★★★

The elegant Hotel Dolmen Resort sits amongst landscaped gardens and overlooks St. Paul’s Bay in the northern region of Malta. It is just a few minutes’ walk from Buġibba Perched Beach, while Malta National Aquarium is just a 15-minute walk away for a fun day out with the family. Amenities at the four-star hotel include five family-friendly restaurants, three bars, two indoor and four outdoor pools, including a children’s pool with waterfall, PADI dive centre, spa, gym, tennis court and various land and water sports. The kids’ club for five to 12-year-olds has plenty to keep youngsters occupied, with arts and crafts, sports, stories, drama and music classes. Hotel Dolmen also hosts family entertainment and sports tournaments, as well as evening mini discos and live music. 

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