With its 276 bedrooms, the Meridien should have one available for you. Especially outside the times of conventions and trade fairs, because the hotel has a strong business clientele. If you have a choice of which room to book (let's hope so), request a double room (spacious enough, with 323 sq ft) overlooking Balluta Bay. Otherwise, an 'executive' (which will have a view of the sea). Are they all booked? Your room will then look out to the back of the building (not yet built-up: a rural view of the cultivated fields, with cactus hedges); or of the sides of the building (a view of the town of Saint-Julians, with mixed style buildings). Remember to ask which floor the room is on: the higher the accommodation, the less restricted the view is, but you could get vertigo on the balcony (semi-open, with outdoor furniture). As for the set up, the decoration is sober, without being bland (we liked the deep red cushions, the amaranth armchair and the orangey relief-patterned bedspread. The equipment is of good quality, but not omnipresent (fortunately): TV, mini-bar with complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, air-conditioning and a telephone. In the bathroom, you will find a bathtub, sometimes a shower, and, depending on the category, both. A hair-dryer, bath robes, quality hospitality products (the Meridien's, with green tea, grapefruit and lime fragrances) and of a good size (44ml), allowing you to bring less of your own.