Throughout my travels, I've been lucky enough to walk into some hotels that just make me go “WOW!” That is how I felt when we entered our Executive Suite at Le Méridien St Julians.
After a quick and easy check-in, we opened the door to our incredible room. With a foyer the size of some bedrooms, I was eager to step farther into our new room. As we walked further into the room, it opened into a very spacious living room with a small dining room table and chairs, a comfy couch, and two plush chairs facing a flatscreen TV and desk, and full-sized bathroom with shower. We had a lovely welcome basket waiting for us consisting of a bottle of Maltese red wine, fresh fruit basket, sparkling and still water, and homemade chocolates — how delicious?!
Before continuing further into what became a one bedroom apartment, I caught a glimpse outside and was drawn toward our balcony. The view over St. Julian's Bay was one of the best we could've asked for! With a clear view of the water and the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, I was astonished by my first site of Malta.
After taking in the view for probably too long, I wandered into our bedroom to find an extremely comfortable queen-sized bed with another balcony, a second bathroom and a separate room with a shower, two sinks, and fabulous tub.
Le Méridien at St Julian's Bay also provides all toiletries you could need from toothbrushes with toothpaste to razors with shaving cream and all of your using washing amenities.
Truly, if Le Méridien St. Julian's Bay knows one thing, it's how to make a guest feel at home in a foreign place. Our room was so lovely it was hard to tear ourselves away to explore the surrounding areas!
I think the people at Le Méridien St. Julians firmly believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day as there was a sprawling spread of food put out for breakfast.
Everything you could want from sweet to savory was there, and oh so good! I absolutely loved the cherry smoothie and fresh squeezed orange juice too!
If you have an Executive Suite, you'll also be granted access to their fantastic Executive Lounge as well. If you want to have a bit of self-control, take your breakfast in the lounge instead. The food is just as delicious, but you won't feel as if you over-are due to lack of self control like myself.
Or, you could do what we did, and eat in the regular dining room for breakfast, but join the Executive Lounge for complimentary afternoon tea and cocktails from 4pm-7pm. The evening snacks ranged from sweet to savory and were set up in a buffet setting. The salty chocolate brownies paired with a Maltese Rosé proved the perfect evening treat after coming off our flight from Poland.
Situated on St. Julian's Bay itself, it's far enough from the noisy bar district that the rooms are peacefully quiet enough, but they're close enough should that be the vacation you're seeking. With a bus stop directly outside of the hotel that serves most of the island, it's in an extremely convenient location. Before going off to explore the island though, be sure to walk St. Julian's Promenade to get a feel for the sites in the general vicinity of the hotel.
After a long day wandering around, or a late night of drinking if that's your thing, Le Meridien St. Julian's Bay has plenty of amenities that begs you to relax. If you're not feeling salty water, they have a rooftop pool and lounge with fantastic views. If you'd prefer to get out of the sun for a bit, they have a spa center with an indoor pool and gym as well. If you just want to chill on WiFi or get some work done, they have ample space both inside and out to do so.
I wish we had had the chance to stay longer at Le Méridien St. Julians. They truly knew how to make a hotel experience memorable.