1. The location, right on Castile Square, next to the Upper Barrakka Gardens for the best views in town, to the St James Cavalier Contemporary Art Centre, the two liveliest Valletta Streets (Republic and Merchant) and a two-minute walk to the bus station.
2. The building: beautiful charming period building, and Valetta mostly takes an early night; so proper peace and quiet for a good sleep.
3. Staff. There were a couple of issues with the wifi (not available in rooms) and tea/coffee in rooms. Nothing could be done about the wifi (it was available in the reception and lounge areas) but following a casual mention that I was expecting one, a kettle was waiting in my room when I returned in the evening. Also, all staff (day and night) were most considerate, welcoming and helpful. Some with even some knowledge of Maltese phonetics and etymology.
4. Breakfast was not gourmet but varied and healthy. The little croissants soft inside and crunchy outside, just as they should be. I didn't miss anything.
5. Room. Ample with much more plenty storage space than I needed. Took a while to get to know how to get the right temperature in the shower but after I sussed it out, it was fine.
5. Dinner at the roof restaurant (also breakfast): I missed dinners but the menu looked very appetising and well priced. Magnificent views of Valetta and the harbours.
Altogether, I loved the place. Why would anyone want to be anywhere else in Malta I don't know.
1. The shower could have delivered a more powerful jet of water but it was sufficient. It may be due to local water supply conditions. Water in Malta is at a premium, so there was no complaining about it.
2. Bedding was a little Spartan: just a blanket on top of the sheets. But a menial aesthetic point considering all the substantial good ones.