Sliema’s promenade is evidence of the town’s café culture, and there are numerous cafes, bars and establishments frequented by locals and tourists alike. In Sliema, everyone is welcome to dine al fresco. From Sliema’s promenade one can easily reach Valletta, Malta’s capital city, via car, public transport or even water taxi. Towards the North the promenade winds its way towards St. Julian’s and Paceville, Malta’s nightlife hotspot, for a more lively evening.
With Malta's beautiful year round climate, it is always a good time to explore the outdoors. Wake up early and enjoy a peaceful walk along the promenade before the town stirs, or carry on walking long into the night, before a stop up for a drink and a bite to eat. After a day of catching some sun you can then retreat to the quiet and comfort of your Blanc Boutique Hotel Suite, or wander around the local area to uncover some of the town’s less familiar sites.
Blanc Boutique Hotel boasts a superb central location that provides a wealth of exploration nearby. Public transport links are only moments away, and the whole island is only a short trip away. Malta’s International Airport is only 10km from the Hotel. If you would like to discover some of Malta’s rich and diverse 7,000 year history, look no further than Sliema’s beautiful Catholic Churches, or for a memorable day trip, visit the old capital city of Mdina, known internationally as ‘The Silent City’ for its Baroque architecture, stunning history and unique ambience.
There are countless excursions and tours just waiting for you to discover; from walking tours to night tours of the Capital City Valletta, to day trips to Malta’s sister island Gozo, boat cruises and tours, tours of our spectacular Megalithic temples, fortifications and more. Just ask your hostess and we will be happy to help you make the necessary arrangements.
Shopping in Sliema will not leave you disappointed. With rapid growth in recent years Sliema has transformed into one of Malta’s premier shopping districts, featuring designer and well-known brands within its central shopping area Sliema Ferries. Just a short walk from Ferries is Tigne Point Shopping Mall, Malta’s largest retail centre with truly international standards. This shopping mall boasts fashion stores, sportswear, household goods, bookstores, a supermarket, technology stores, jewellery stores and more and spread over three floors.
On the other side of St. Julian’s within easy access by car or public transport is Portomaso, a premier spot for fine dining, quality wine and of course a range of designer shops and outlets. The Portomaso development includes the 5-star Hilton Malta hotel, business tower, luxury apartment complexes, yacht marina, casinos, conference venue and more all within a superbly landscaped coastal retreat.
At Blanc Boutique Hotel we can help you explore our islands at whatever pace you like. If you are more of an active, outdoors visitor, then Sliema offers some of Malta’s best swimming locations and is a popular sport for many of Malta’s best water sports activities, from snorkelling to Scuba diving and jet ski rides. The promenade is also a popular spot for local fishing.
During the summer months, Sliema’s promenade comes alive with music and fireworks as the town celebrates its annual village festas. The festa is an iconic part of Malta’s traditional heritage and sees locals of all ages out on the streets enjoying the al fresco lifestyle, socialising and paying homage to their patron saints. The lavish decorations, beautiful statues, sombre processions and light shows are a sight not to be missed.