St. Julian’s is ideal for any expatriate wanting to have everything in their reach. It is the town for entertainment in Malta where you will find first class restaurants, 5 star hotels, takeaways, lounge bars, Pubs, clubs, cinema, bowling as well as supermarkets and shopping Malls. For those who have expenses paid and they are not one for the kitchen than they will never have to worry as the abundance of choice is out of this world.
There are a number of types of restaurants from Mediterranean food to Asian fusion, including Indian, Thai (Blue Elephant), Korean and Japanese as well as a number of steak houses and theme restaurants such as Henry J Beans and TJI Friday’s. The choice is ample and you are bound to find your favourite place.
Our favourites are the following:
- If you’re looking for a quite night and you like the cosy pub feeling The Dubliner, Irish Pub is a great recommendation. The Dubliner is a typical Irish pub that serves great grub (Irish Favourites) not to mention Guinness and has a wonderful atmosphere located on Spinola Bay.
- For a Med/Italian feeling complemented by first class food there is no others than Peppino’s, Lu Lu’s and Tana Da Lupo. All three are top quality restaurants.
- If you’re planning a long night out with the boys a great place to start is Hugo’s Lounge. Hugo’s has an Asian style theme with great food and music and it’s in the centre of what is Paceville.
Five Star Hotels
There are no less than six five star hotels in the area of St. Julian’s including the Hilton Malta, Le Meridian, The Westin Dragonara, Intercontinental and The Marina San Gorg and the Corinthia, at St. Georges Bay. All hotels are ideal for hosting guests, clients and business partners, the most central being the Hilton Malta, Intercontinental and the Westin Dragonara. Rates start at € 75 per night on BB plus an added supplement for breakfast at approximately € 20 if you are taking a partner sharing the room. Although the rates are relatively cheap the five star experiences are at a good level especially Hilton Westin and the Intercontinental. Should you need a hotel contact send an email to [email protected], just quote that you found this article on www.propertyinmalta.com and that you would like to benefit from the special hotel rates.
Owing to this popularity many corporate clients seek out rental apartments in St. Julians. It is said that apartments don’t last long on the market in St. Julian’s as they get snapped up immediately just as long as they are furnished modern. Transport is easily available either by local transport or by taxi service which is reasonable especially if you make a deal with the company.
Portomaso Malta, a high end marina complex in St. Julian’s, is very popular where it is hard to come by availability. The complex is part of the Hilton Malta development where there is over 450 apartments facing the sea, a high rise office building and a selection of restaurants. You find businessmen and retiree’s living in this area as it is convenient and close to everything. The complex even has a supermarket and a shopping mall including a newspaper stand.
Standards of finish of apartments have improved dramatically over the last five years and are on par if not better than standards abroad. The average cost of a modern finished and furnished one or two bedroom apartments is approximately € 500 – € 600 monthly. Not saying you cannot find for less however the standard does drop quite dramatically. Prices go up depending on the quality and where it is located in St. Julians. For a guideline of pricing and samples click here: property in St. Julians
You may also seek to live on the boarders of St. Julian’s like in areas such as Swieqi or Ta’L-Ibrag. These areas are also popular as the rates are slightly cheaper and in walking distance of St. Julian’s.