There is an increasing number of atmospheric places to stay, both in Valletta and across the water in Vittoriosa/Birgu. This is the best place in Malta to be based if you're more interested in history and culture than a beach holiday. The main museums and attractions are within easy walking distance, and buses depart from Valletta terminus to all parts of the island.
Many places offer discounts on stays of seven days or longer – it's always worth asking. Some also offer half-board and full-board options: these are usually reasonable value, but you're better off with the freedom to eat wherever you like.
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