Sliema travel guide

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You're Going to Love Sliema

With a population of 17,104, Sliema is a must-see destination in , Malta.

When to visit Sliema

Sliema in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Sliema in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Sliema in August, when the average temperature is 27 °C, and the highest can go up to 31 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 10 °C, with an average temperature of 13 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 110 mm. In contrast, May is usually the driest month of the year in Sliema, with an average rainfall of 10 mm.

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How to Get to Sliema


When flying to Sliema, you’ll arrive at Malta Airport (MLA), which is located 7 km from the city centre.

Airports near Sliema

Airlines serving Sliema

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,058 reviews)
Air France
Good (820 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,221 reviews)
Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
Good (396 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (3,964 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (195 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (723 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (751 reviews)
Etihad Airways
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Ethiopian Air
Good (286 reviews)
ITA Airways
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Where to stay in Sliema

From 5-star hotels such as the AX The Palace to great affordable options like the Pebbles Boutique Aparthotel, Sliema offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $129 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $260 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hostel 94 and Europa Hotel.

Where to stay in popular areas of Sliema

Most booked hotels in Sliema

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Hilton Malta
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
AX The Palace
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
Intercontinental Malta
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St Julian's
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)

Hiring a car in Sliema

Expect to pay $2.44 per litre in Sliema (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $29.19 and $38.91. The most frequently booked car type in Sliema is Mini (Peugeot 108 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Renault Sandero or similar) is, on average, 60% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.