Fodor's Expert Review The George Urban Boutique Hotel

Paceville Ave., St. Julian's, N/A Malta, STJ 3103, Malta

One of a new generation of contemporary boutique hotels, the George Urban attracts a young and fashionable "see and be seen" crowd and business travelers wanting the service of a city-style hotel. With a predominance of taupe, turquoise, chrome, glass, and neon, the decor is very fashionable. Rooms are spacious and minimalist without being over styled. Bathrooms are big by Maltese standards. The roof pool with bar area is the place to hang out, serving complimentary canapés around 6 pm. The bars, restaurants, and nightclubs of St. Julian's and Paceville are on the doorstep. Courtyard rooms are the least expensive but look out across to other rooms. Outer rooms on upper floors have better views. The suites have expansive balconies.

PROS

  • modern styling
  • indoor pool in the spa is great on chilly winter days

CONS

  • proximity to nightlife means late-night clientele
  • Wi-Fi in public areas only
  • street location not particularly attractive

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Trendy
Sceney
Central
Casual Chic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2011–1000

HOTEL DETAILS

75 rooms, 37 suites
Rate Includes: No meals; Free breakfast