The hotel is a jewel of classical and historical value, and has a rich history dating back to the golden era of the 19th Century. Established in 1865, the hotel has an architectural influence of the high Victorian period. At that time Malta was a British colony and many people started following British lifestyles, including building stately homes according to British architectural design. This air-conditioned hotel offers 95 comfortable and spacious bedrooms and provides guests facilities including a reception lobby with 24 hour reception, a cloakroom, lift access, and a lounge bar (seasonal), Pool snack bar (seasonal) and restaurant. A TV room, conference facilities, Internet access, parking facilities, including space for storing bicycles, also feature. WLAN Internet connection is available free of charge.
The hotel is located in the heart of Sliema, Malta's leading resort all year round. The hotel is located also within 5 minutes of both the sea, the shopping centre and the seafront promenade, which offers bars and restaurants. Nearby guests can also experience some great views of the Marsamxett Harbour, with its picturesque Manoel Island and an imposing Valletta as a backdrop. The distance to St. Julians is 30 minutes on foot. The old capital city of Mdina can be reached in 40 minutes by public transport. The nearest public transport connection is 3 m from the hotel and Malta International Airport is just 10 km away.
The rooms have been designed for the traveller who enjoys resting after a full day of activities. All rooms are furnished with an en suite bathroom with a bathtub/shower, a hairdryer, (deposit) air-conditioning and heating units which can be individually regulated, a telephone and basic TV. Tea and coffee making facilities are free of charge on board basis, an iron and ironing (deposit), twin/double beds and a hire safe also feature. Most rooms have either a view of the hotel’s internal gardens and swimming pool, or overlook the streets of Sliema.
Malta International Airport (MLA): Approximate driving time to the Imperial Hotel is 25 minutes and distance is 20 kilometres. Getting there: A fixed rate taxi service operates from the airport to towns all over the island. A taxi desk is located in the Arrivals hall where prepaid tickets may be purchased. Getting around: Malta has a network of buses connecting the main resorts. A car is useful for exploring the less touristic areas of the island. Gozo can be explored on foot, by bicycle, or using the island's network of buses. There are ferries services from Gozo to Malta (Cirkewwa).
In addition guests can use the outdoor swimming pool. There is also a poolside snack bar (summer only), as well as sun loungers and parasols. Clothing iron, Hair Dryer and Safety Box are with extra charge.