The same courteous and friendly hotel
I have stayed the castille many times and always appreciate the welcome and the location. the hotel is undergoing a major make over (needed!) in preparation for valletta's year as european city of culture, so the rooftop restaurant was closed, sadly, during my stay. as a result, breakfast was not the enjoyable experience it usually is. moreover, the hotel looked a bit like a building site inside which rather spoilt the ambiance, so it was probably not the best time to stay there. the exterior renovation is complete and looks wonderful, though, so i am sure all the disruption will be worth it in the end.
my only criticism is that there was no cover on the duvet, just a bed sheet under it. this was rather off putting as the duvet was grubby and very stained in places. i hope that the hotel will invest in some duvet covers and ensure that the duvets are regularly laundered in future. but i will ceratinly go back as it is my favourite valletta hotel.