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Our 5 Picks for Hotels in Malta to Plan Your Unforgettable Stay

Discover our 5 picks for hotels in Malta! Explore our experiences at these top Hotels in Malta for a memorable stay.


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The Maltese Islands, rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning landscapes offer more than just a picturesque getaway; they provide an experience that tantalises all the senses. 


Dinner at L-Istorja, Kempinski San Lawrenz Gozo

Staying at some of the top hotels in Malta enhances the travel experience remarkably. Here, we will guide you through our 5 favourite hotels, each offering its unique slice of Maltese hospitality and luxury.


Timeless Elegance at The Phoenicia Malta


Nestled within 7.5 acres of lush, mature gardens at the gateway to Valletta—Malta's enchanting capital—The Phoenicia Malta offers an almost timeless retreat. 


Hotel Phoenicia Malta

A short stroll from The Phoenicia will lead you to Valletta's shopping heart - Republic Street, major city attractions, and lively waterfront cafes and restaurants. Less than a 20-minute drive from Malta International Airport, its location is as convenient as beautiful. Also, subject to an extra fee, the place is pet-friendly.


Hotel Room Phoenicia Malta

The hotel promises a blend of history, culture, and modern luxury. It stands just outside the historic gates of Valletta. The Phoenicia Malta is a beacon of luxury with its sophisticated decor and elegant charm.


Hotel Phoenicia Gardens

One of our favourite parts was a daily stroll in the gardens located adjacent to the hotel. Eventually, you arrive near the infinity pool, which is located directly adjacent to the historic bastions.


Hotel Phoenicia infinity pool

Whether indulging in the spa's Himalayan salt room, sauna, and steam room or keeping active in the well-equipped fitness centre, the hotel ensures every moment is memorable.


Hotel Phoenicia SPA

Breakfast at The Phoenix, offering both English and continental options, with fresh honeycomb as our favourite, is the perfect start to any day.


Hotel Phoenicia Phoenix Restaurant

Boutique Luxury at Rosselli AX Privilege


In the heart of Valletta lies Rosselli AX Privilege, housed in a 17th-century palazzo that once belonged to a Knight of St John. This 5-star boutique hotel, the only one in Malta's capital, seamlessly marries Baroque architecture with modern luxury. 



The interior is elegant and sophisticated, and the service is impeccable. Our spacious and exquisitely furnished room featured a balcony overlooking St. Christopher Street, giving a taste of Valletta's timeless charm.


Rosselli AX Boutique Hotel

The highlight of our stay was dining at the Michelin-starred Under Grain, where the tailoring profession deeply influences the ambience—think kitted mannequins and vintage sewing machines amidst luxurious black marble. 


Rosselli AX Boutique Hotel Under Grain

Masterchef Malta judge Chef Victor Borg is the Executive Chef at Under Grain. The food matched the opulence of the surroundings, with each dish perfectly portioned and crafted to culinary perfection. 


Rosselli AX Boutique Hotel Grain Street

The entire experience at Rosselli is curated to pamper and impress, making it an essential stop for those seeking luxury in the heart of Valletta.


Urban Chic at Melior Boutique Hotel


Melior Boutique Hotel is a chic urban retreat in Valletta's bustling streets. Located above Starbucks Reserve on Republic Street and with just 18 rooms, this hotel provides an intimate and sophisticated atmosphere. 


Melior Boutique Hotel room

The Duplex Suite where we stayed overlooks the vibrant Republic Street (you cannot miss the wide green balcony above Starbucks) and feels more like a small home than a hotel room, with a kitchenette, small office area and bedroom at the upper level. Breakfast is at Starbucks Reserve.


Starbucks Reserve Valletta

The interior design, with its dark blue and wood tones, offers a calm yet refined setting, ideal for relaxation and inspiration. Located in a prime spot, the Melior is perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in the city's dynamic events and nightlife, albeit with a note that evenings can be lively, echoing the city's vibrant life.


Melior Boutique Hotel balcony on Republic Street Valletta

Grandeur by the Sea at Grand Hotel Excelsior


Overlooking the waters of Marsamxett Harbour, the Grand Hotel Excelsior presents a stunning vista. The hotel stands out beside Valletta's fortifications, like a Mediterranean resort and spa.


Excelsior Hotel Valletta balcony breakfast

Our room featured a large terrace, where we enjoyed a lavish breakfast of intercontinental and healthy options. 


Dining options such as the Tiki Restaurant by the pool and the ability to order directly to your deck chairs ensure that every need is catered to with finesse and style. 


Excelsior Hotel food

Excelsior's proximity to Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage site, adds to its appeal, making it a perfect base for exploring Malta's rich cultural tapestry.


Tranquil Luxury at Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz


Situated in the serene village of San Lawrenz on the island of Gozo, Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz is one of Gozo's most iconic hotels and a beacon of Instagram-worthy scenery. 


Encapsulated within semi-tropical gardens that sprawl over approximately 30,000 square metres, this five-star haven boasts 137 elegantly appointed rooms and suites. It is an ideal destination for those seeking a peaceful retreat or even a dreamy wedding venue—something we chose for our special day!


Kempinski San Lawrenz Gozo pool area

Upon arrival, the Kempinski team's warm and elegant greeting immediately makes you feel special and cared for. The rooms are a study in spacious luxury, ranging from 35 square metres to 90 square metres in the apartments. They are equipped with all the modern amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi.


Kempinski San Lawrenz Gozo hotel room

Guests can choose from various accommodation packages—room only, breakfast included, or half-board. One of the highlights of staying at the Kempinski is the choice of views from your room; you can opt for a soothing country vista or a vibrant pool scene. 


Kempinski San Lawrenz Gozo balcony

The hotel's dining options are versatile, ranging from in-room dining to various on-site restaurants that champion sustainability. The hotel is proud to be eco-certified, featuring designated areas for staff to cultivate crops used directly in the restaurants, ensuring that the food is as fresh as it is delicious. For families, the children's playground offers additional amusement for the younger guests.


Gbejna at L-Istorja

Dining at Il-Baldakkin Lounge offers a chance to savour meals with an impressive view, and the standout Gbejna dessert—crafted by Head Chef Trevor Portelli—is a culinary delight not to be missed. On another culinary note, the recently opened L-Istorja Restaurant invites guests on a gastronomic journey through Malta's rich history and culinary influences, creating a memorable dining experience.


L-Istorja Restaurant at Kempinski San Lawrenz Gozo

Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz is one of our favourite hotels on the Maltese Islands. It embodies a sanctuary of peace and relaxation. Tucked away in one of Gozo's quietest areas, it offers a secluded escape from the typical hustle and bustle of the islands. This tranquillity is well worth the journey.

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