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Sun, sand, sea, and food: everything you need for a memory-making holiday. The Maltese Islands have an abundance of all of those things, and with plenty of Malta hotels to choose from it not a co-incidence that Malta is one of the most popular holidaying destinations in Europe.

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You’d be missing out if you didn’t travel to the Maltese Islands at least once. With over 300 hours of sunshine and multiple beaches to choose from depending on what kind of swimming adventure you’re after, and a wide array of cuisines and price ranges to choose from when you’re dining out, the Maltese Islands are an easily-accessible traveller’s dream. 

The islands have something for everyone, culture, nightlife, adventure, relaxation, whatever floats your boat, you're sure to find it on the islands.

Not only that, but the relatively small size of the island means that there is plenty of diversity packed into a few hundred square miles. You're never far away from whatever it that you enjoy doing on holiday. 

But you still need a place to stay, and you might be wondering what kind of places you’ll find to stay in in Malta, and how you can get the best bang for your buck.

You’re in luck: Valletta’s recent stint as the Capital of Culture for Europe (2018), and Malta’s steadily-rising popularity with travellers, means that there’s a range of Malta hotels with budgets, facilities, and amenities to suit any specific taste, no matter how detailed those specific tastes might be.

Some of Malta’s hotels have gone on to win international awards, and a few of them have been franchised abroad, so there’s no need to worry about what you’re going to find: the Maltese hospitality industry takes travelling very seriously. 

Let's have a look at some of the best hotels in Malta. Don't worry we have options for any budget. We can also guarantee the cheapest prices, paritcularly if you opt for a flights + hotel combination.

Best 5 Luxury Hotels in Malta

1. Grand Hotel Excelsior

Right on the doorstep of Valletta, the Grand Hotel Excelsior is a 5-star hotel with a serious view to enjoy if you’re booked in one of the rooms that overlook the Marsamxett Harbour.

Grand Hotel Excelsior

Tucked inside 16th century fortifications, the Grand Hotel excelsior is known for its incredible on-site restaurants and high-class elegance, and there’s not much closer you can get to Malta’s central city without actually staying inside the hustle and bustle of Valletta.

Offering free wifi throughout the hotel, and the exclusive use of one of Malta’s spas, the Grand Hotel Excelsior is the hotel you book into when you want to live the life of a movie star for a week or two while you’re on the island. It offers an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a private 30m marina, and even a private beach - in Valletta, a landlocked city with a notable lack of beaches! 

Location

Two minutes away on foot from Valletta, there’s not much more central you can get than the Grand Hotel Excelsior. Getting around is easy as stepping outside and hailing a taxi or, if you’re interested in the walk, going a little further and taking one of the buses that fan out from the central Valletta bus hub. 

Cost

Every room at the Grand Hotel Excelsior hotel comes with multiple amenities to make use, regardless of what price range you’re selecting. All rooms are serviced with an air condition and ergonomic workstation, satellite TV, and both shower and a bath.

Baby sitting is available on request, and while all the rooms are non-smoking,  rooms with balconies are smoking-friendly, and have a beautiful view of the sea. 

Travelling with more than a few people? Their suites and family rooms are priced very affordably, considering the high-luxury location!

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Good Stuff: 

  • Central location, which makes it easier to get around. 

  • Three award-winning restaurants to choose from. 

  • Private beach with sunloungers and umbrellas. 

  • Scuba diving packages on request. 

  • On-site luxury spa. 

Things to Keep In Mind: 

  • Cheques are not accepted for personal/individual payments. 

  • There is a cancellation fee for bookings cancelled one day prior to arrival past 3PM. 

  • A credit card imprint is required on arrival as a security deposit. 

  • There are no pets allowed at the hotel. 

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2. Hilton Malta

The Hilton hotel at the Portomaso Yacht Marina is located just at the edge of the party centre of the island, Paceville, and is the perfect home-away-from-home to turn your trip to the Maltese islands into the pinnacle of luxury.

Hilton Hotel Malta

The Hilton hotel is a household name for luxury, and the Maltese Hilton is a stunning example of what big-name luxury looks like on the small scale. 

Just five minutes away from Spinola Bay, the Hilton Hotel offers wraparound panoramic views of the Mediterranean sea, and two beautiful restaurants to ensure that you never really have to leave the hotel if you don’t want to, unless you’re hitting up the party centre of St. Julian’s to make the most of your stay here.

Although it offers two dining establishments to begin with, the Hilton hotel is surrounded by restaurants and nightlife, and filling up your days is just a matter of stepping outside and picking what you’re most in the mood for. 

Location

St. Julian’s is located close enough to the hotel that it’s easy to just walk there if you’re looking for a night out on the town, but far enough that it won’t put you right at the heart of what’s happening, which means travellers looking for a quieter stay are better suited here than in hotels located closer to the town centre. 

Cost

For the price you pay, the Hilton offers an amazing range of benefits, such as free wifi throughout the hotel, 4 bars to pick from, and the Myoka 5 Senses Spa with a wide-ranging amount of treatments to pick from. Business travellers can also benefit form the use of the conference centre, or one of the 8 syndicate rooms available for meetings. 

Good Stuff 

  • Make use of one of 4 outdoor pools, 2 children’s pools, and an indoor heated pool. 

  • Only 20 minutes away from the Airport. 

  • Offers a babysitting service and a playground for kids to play at if you need some time to yourself. Even better, children under 11 years will not be charged for any meals or drinks. 

  • Breakfast is included!

  • A full-sized tennis court and squash courts are available for guest use. 

  • Pets are allowed on request.

 

Things to Consider: 

  • While not at the centre of St. Julian’s, it can still become quite noisy, and travellers looking for something more idyllic than a city break might want to keep this in mind. 

  • Peak season may become quite expensive depending on budgets. 

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3. Xara Palace

One of Malta’s premiere boutique hotels, the Xara Palace Boutique hotel is the only hotel actually located within the medieval fortress walls of the Silent City, or Mdina.

Xara Palace

A converted 17th century palazzo, the Xara Palace is a beautiful piece of living history with 5-star leanings all across the board. Its location in the heart of Mdina means that you’ll experience a part of the island that few manage to live in: Mdina is known for its noble leanings, and the families that still live there have had their places handed down to them through the ages. 

Reflective of its long history, the Xara Palace is a 17-room hotel that has been very gently restored to reflect its position as one of the most luxurious palaces in Malta. The staff at Xara Palace pride themselves on attending to every whim and need that their clientele might require, and its unique position means that, whatever room you stay in, you are in for one of the most picturesque holidays that you could hope for on the island. 

Location

In the heart of the Silent City, and a mere five minute walk away from the winding paths of Rabat, Xara Palace has a very rare position in the Maltese landscape at the intersection of two of the most untouched cities in Malta. If you’re looking for a traditional stay, there’s no way you can miss coming here. 

Cost

All rooms come equipped with individually controlled airconditioning, a mini-bar and trouser press, and room service, while certain rooms also have a beautiful outside terrace and a stunning view to add to the list. 

Good Stuff:

  • Home of the de Mondion Restaurant, an award-winning restaurant with locally sourced products and innovative food. 

  • Mdina is known as the Silent City, which means light-sleepers can rest easy knowing that they will sleep well here. 

  • For the cultural holiday goers, some of Malta’s best museums are located close to the Xara Palace. 

  • Its location also puts it close to some amazing countryside walks, so ramblers don’t forget to pack your walking shoes! 

  • For an extra charge, you can add their Gourmet Experience to your deal, allowing you to meet the chef of the de Mondion and select your wine for that evening’s dinner. 

 

Things to Consider 

  • Very few cars enter Mdina, so it might be difficult to get around if you struggle with walking for long distances. 

  • Mdina is very popular with tourists, so be prepared to share the tiny roads with quite a few people if you visit at a peak time. 

  • With just 17 rooms available, Xara Palace can sell out quickly at peak times.

  • Rabat can get quite hectic and busy during the afternoon, and you may find it difficult to catch a bus to other parts of the island at that time. 

  • Mdina is quite remote, and getting back to Mdina after a night out could cost you a private taxi ride. 

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4. Radisson Blu Golden Sands

Tucked away in the sweeping vistas of Mellieha, the Radisson Blu Golden Sands Resort and Hotel rolls up right to the beachside of the Golden Bay Beach, and offers everything a discerning relaxation traveller could hope for.

Radisson Blu Golden Sands

With 3 on-site bars and 4 on-site restaurants to choose from, plus an upscale spa hotel, and views to make any photographer jealous, Radisson Blu Golden Sands Resort should be what you look at if you’re looking to just sit back, relax, and rest yourself by the beachside. Go on, you’ve earned your relaxation. 

Travelling for businesses, but still want to get the waves in? The Radisson offers no less than 12 conference rooms suitable for corporate and social functions, and the largest hall can hold up to 900 visitors at a time. Is all you want to do on your holiday sit back, relax, and smoke a cigarette or drink a glass of wine/coffee/beer while looking at the sea?

Rooms with balconies have an unparalleled view of the sea that you should definitely look into if you’re the kind of traveller that prefers sitting back to taking in all the sights. If it’s specifically beach you’re looking for, the Golden Bay beach is beautiful year round, although be warned that with great beauty comes great tourist potential, as well, and you might find yourself sharing with other visitors to the island. 

Location

The furthest you can get in Malta without travelling to Gozo, Mellieha is remote and rugged, but no less luxurious than the more southern parts of Malta. Travellers coming here will have their pick of countryside and seaside to sit and relax in. 

Cost

The northern part of the island can sometimes have cheaper prices compared to the south, and it’s worth shopping around to find your best offers. The Radisson Blu Hotel offers 144 rooms and 164 suites to choose from with marble and granite bathrooms and 24-hour room service available. 

Good Things to Keep in Mind: 

  • The Radisson Blu offers accessible rooms so all guests can have a comfortable stay in Malta. 

  • Check out is typically at 11AM, a full hour later than most check-out times in Malta. 

  • Only 4km away from the family-friendly Popeye Village where Robin Williams filmed the musical Popeye. 

  • The Radisson Blu also has a very family-friendly package available with customisable kids menus and activities to keep them occupied and happy. 

  • Beautiful location with multiple areas of interest to explore. 

Things to consider 

  • The remote location can be difficult to get around in if you don’t drive. Buses do service Mellieha, however they can be quite sparse. 

  • There are few restaurants to dine at around the Radisson, although takeaway places will deliver. 

  • Visiting during peak time might find the beaches overpopulated with people. 

  • If you’re going with the intent to see island culture, you might be better off a little further south as there are very few museums in Mellieha. 

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5. The Phoenicia Hotel

A household name synonymous with elegance and luxury, the Phoenicia Hotel has captured many Maltese imaginations over the years, and almost every one local has a memory of passing by the hotel gates and peering into the lush gardens, heavy with scent, to the cool, marbled interior of the lobby.

Phoenicia hotel malta

The Phoenicia, with its cool, white walls and traditional leanings, is a staple of Maltese hospitality that has been lovingly restored over the previous few years to keep up with the fast-paced rate of change within the Maltese hospitality industry. 

Right outside the capital city, the Phoenicia Hotel offers a stunning view of both the Grand Harbour and Valletta, and has built itself into the pinnacle of Maltese luxury. Offering free wifi throughout, as well as complimentary onsite parking, the Phoenicia benefits from being so close to Valletta and the central bus hub that you can get virtually anywhere on the islands.

Also, their afternoon tea is renowned for being amazing, and their Palm Court Lounge is a study in how beautiful, elegant food can be given a Maltese twist. 

Location

Right outside Valletta, the Phoenicia Hotel makes it really easy to get anywhere you want to go and have any holiday you want just by virtue of its location. 

Cost

The Phoenicia is built to make your travelling comforts come to reality, so prices for its hotel rooms can err on the higher side, however it’s always good to look and see what you can get! All rooms are serviced with high-speed wifi, minibar service and baths, and walk-in showers are also available at an additional price. 

 

Good Stuff

  • It’s close to Valletta, making it easy to explore the islands. 

  • The Phoenicia’s outdoor infinity pool is a definite must-visit. 

  • Close to some of the most adventurous cuisines and varied tastes on the island. 

  • Airport shuffle available on request. 

 

Things to Remember: 

  • Pets are not allowed, so Fido would not be able to come with you. 

  • Because it is close to Valletta’s central bus hub, it can get noisy and crowded at times. 

  • The Phoenicia is a popular wedding-hall venue, and so you might find yourself sharing space with wedding guest invitees. 

  • No dedicated babysitting room or child-friendly locations. 

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Best 5 Hotels In Malta

Looking for something that won’t break the budget, but won’t skimp on luxury? There’s more than a few choices for you to consider making your home away from home on the Maltese islands.

1. DB San Antonio

If you don’t want to lift a finger while you’re on your holiday, and have everything paid for in advance and in one easy package, you can hardly do better than the DB San Antonio Hotel.

DB San Antonio Hotel

Specifically catering to people who want the most relaxing hotel with the least effort required, the DB San Antonio hotel has 5 restaurants to pick from, free high-speed wifi, and child-care facilities. Want some time to yourself? The DB San Antonio Hotel also has a kids club and teenagers club, but if you’re child-free and you want time to yourself, you can lounge in the adults-only pool and bask in the peace and quiet. 

Have you booked a car for your mid-morning travels around the island? The hotel also offers underground parking facilities so that you never have to struggle to find somewhere to park. 

 

Make no mistake, DB San Antonio is the hotel for families who just want to have fun. Its location in St. Paul’s Bay might be a little out of the way for culture vultures just wanting to relax in between museum trips, but if you’re a family travelling with kids, there’s many kid-friendly activities to do in the mean-time. 

 

Location

St. Paul’s Bay is the home away from home for many English expats and has grown into the best location for families with kids to visit thanks to the many family-friendly activities within a few minutes’ drive of the numerous hotels. 

Cost

The DB San Antonio Hotel offers a number of beautiful, air-conditioned rooms in different sizes for you to make use of. Go for the standard and bask in the beauty of the view with your own private bathroom and 32-inch LCD satellite, or spring for the duplex or deluxe rooms with also include a kitchenette and a comfortable lounge area. 

Good Things 

  • The all-inclusive package includes free-flowing beverages from all the restaurants. 

  • Family-friendly excursions and trips are only a day away. 

  • It’s very easy to get around St. Paul’s Bay due to the wide streets and the frequent buses. 

  • Includes a gastronomic buffet lunch and a buffet breakfast. For dinner, the guests can choose to dine at one of six dining establishments. 

  • Benefit from a free airport transfer if you book for 5 nights stay. 

Things to Consider: 

  • St. Paul’s Bay is quite remote and it might be difficult to explore other parts of the island. 

  • Very few museums are located there, and cultural trips will necessitate getting out of St. Paul’s Bay and heading further south. 

  • During summer, the stay in St. Paul’s Bay can get quite pricy as a result of its popularity with tourists. 

  • Similarly, the beaches in the north of the island could be crowded during summer as it typically is where travellers tend to go for their holidays. 

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2. The Palace Hotel, Malta

The Palace combines the metropolitan pace of Sliema with the wide-open views available in Mellieha, and modern amenities to make the most of your stay there.

The Palace rooftop pool

With its proximity to Malta’s main shopping district and its close location to various multicultural restaurants, The Palace is a good place to stay if you’re a young family looking to do some serious, hardcore, treat yourself shopping while you’re in Malta.

If all you want out of your holiday is a view of the sea, enough restaurants to dine out at a different one every night and a beach close enough to walk to whenever the urge to sun yourself strikes, the Palace can give you all of that, plus a beautiful array of amenities to use at your discretion. 

Better still, if you’re worried about the effect your footprint has on the earth, worry not: The Palace has been awarded for its approach to eco-tourism and its sustainability measures. 

Location

Right in Sliema, which makes getting around the island really easy even if you’re relying on public transportation: Sliema is a central hub, which means that buses pass through very frequently. 

Cost

Whether you go for budget or broke, the rooms all include a buffet breakfast and 10% off on food and beverage, plus free wifi in all areas. 

Good Stuff: 

  • Close to a major entertainment area, so you never have to struggle for something to do. 

  • Ample selection of restaurants with a variety of different cuisines. 

  • Private outdoor pool for guests. 

  • 24-hour front desk for check in. 

  • Air conditioning in all rooms. 

 

Things to Consider: 

  • Sliema can run quite expensive as it’s the tourist mecca of the island. 

  • Some restaurants stay open quite late and can disturb the nights of sensitive sleepers. 

  • It can often get crowded as Sliema is popular even with the locals. 

  • There are not very many family-friendly activities to do. 

  • You will need to travel outside of Sliema to get to museums. 

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3. Salini Resort

The Salini Resort is an isolated little nest of peacefulness on the road to Mellieha, and showcases the beauty of the Salini Bay and the Mediterranean Sea.

Salini Resort

The entire resort is built for rest and relaxation and in providing guests a place to really unwind from their troubles. Built out of a unique combination of Maltese rubble walls to mimic the landscape, the Salini Resort is a place where people can go when their busy schedules get the better of them. 

The Salini Resort has a dedicated desk for tours and excursions, and also offers a courtesy bus service to St. Julian’s and Bugibba.

People interested in getting the most out of their holiday might also be interested in trying the Myoka Spa’s range of treatments, or making use of the beautiful fitness centre with indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, and sauna. There are also 5 restaurants to dine at, which is handy considering the Salini Resort’s isolated location. 

Location

Set high in the countryside between St. Paul’s Bay and Bahar ic-Caghaq, the Salini Resort benefits from a beautiful view of the wide open sea, which can be experienced even better from the outdoor pool!

Cost

The Salini Resort has nine different types of rooms to opt for, including self-catering studios as well as penthouse suites. 

Good Stuff: 

  • Peaceful surroundings with a lot of natural light and beautiful countryside. 

  • Private bus service to surrounding areas. 

  • Adults-only gym and facilities. 

  • Seven languages spoken in the hotel. 

  • Currency exchange available. 

Things to consider: 

  • Although not marketed as an adults-only hotel, use of certain facilities is available only to people 18+. 

  • Far away from the nightlife, so partiers may want to take that into consideration. 

  • Difficult to get to places from the hotel if you miss the courtesy bus service. 

  • Can become pricy if you book at the same time as events happening in Malta. 

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4. Db Seabank

A premiere all-inclusive resort, the DB Seabank Hotel knows you travel as a family, and welcomes you!

The DB Seabank Hotel caters to people who go on holiday to make memories with their loved ones, and wants them to make the most of their holiday without having to worry about where their next meal is coming from or what they can do that’ll be fun for the whole family.

The all-inclusive package for the DB Seabank Hotel offers daily buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, and a choice of dinner options from over 6 buffet and theme restaurants; even better, the hotel also includes a kids club, bowling alley, and games room into the price of your stay here. 

 

db Seabank

Staying for longer than 5 nights? The DB Seabank hotel will also throw in a free airport transfer to make sure that you can get from Luqa to lavish relaxation in no time. For the parents, there’s a sauna, steam room, and indoor pool to make use of while the kids are busy having fun. 

Location

Mellieha, only a single ferry ride away from the lush, nostalgic beauty of the Gozitan islands, and home of some of the best views on the island. 

Cost

The DB Seabank Hotel has over 6 different types of rooms to choose from, and prices may vary according to the seasons. 

Good Things: 

  • Onsite bowling alley and games room to keep children occupied. 

  • Constant activities available for both adults and children, including sports games and dance classes. 

  • Beautiful facilities to use including sauna and steam room. 

  • On-site shopping facility available. 

  • 24 hour taxi service. 

 

Things to consider:

  • As a family-friendly resort, it can get quite hectic at times during the kids’ activities. 

  • Mellieha is quite far away from any of the cultural centres in Malta. 

  • Travelling outside of Mellieha could be quite costly if you spring for taxis. 

  • This part of the island can get very crowded in the summer due to the popularity of Mellieha with tourists. 

  • You might need to travel out to find other places to eat if you do not fancy any of the restaurants on site. 

 

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5. Ramla Bay Hotel

At the very edge of Mellieha, the Ramla Bay Resort is a Maltese staple that has been a renowned name for years, however it has recently added a new wing to sustain its growing popularity with tourists and to embody its ‘Live Life Well’ concept, which is carried through in each of the Ramla Bay Resort’s different aspects. Seated right at the seafront, the Ramla Bay Resort has gorgeous views of the surrounding Mediterranean sea. 

Ramla Bay Resort

While the Ramla Bay Resort is split between the classic Ramla Bay Resort and the newer, greener Atrium Wing of the same, guests can use the facilities in both parts, and are encouraged to try the multiple activities that are available at the Resort, such as the watersports, the spa, and the PADI-certified dive centre. 

Location

Mellieha, and close to some lovely nature walks. 

Cost

For the price, you can pick from 8 different room types, two of which are apartments. 

Good Stuff

  • Guided tours available.

  • Diving packages and training offered.  

  • Private sandy beach with calm waters. 

  • Trips to Comino and the Blue Lagoon organised on request. 

  • Use of jetskis, paddleboats, canoes, and more for guests. 

 

Things to consider 

  • During summer, the resort might get very crowded. 

  • Mellieha is far removed from any cultural centres on the island. 

  • It might be difficult to find stuff to do for any children that are with you. 

  • Getting out of Mellieha could be complicated. 

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4-Star Hotels

If you’re not looking for 5-star all-inclusive, our selection of 4-star hotels can still help you make the most of your holiday. 

1. Solana Hotel

Beautiful views, proximity to Gozo, and the wild landscape of Mellieha to keep you occupied, the Solana Hotel has a dedicated team to make sure that your stay at their hotel is the peak of good living, starting with check-in. You can check-in online at the Solana and speed through the check-in process without any trouble whatsoever; furthermore, you can also book your airport transfer through the hotel itself. 

Solana Hotel Rooftop Pool

Pre-booking, the Solana Hotel also offers a few supplementary services to make the most of your holiday before you’ve even gotten to the hotel. A welcome back, filled with milk, cereal, bread, ham, and tea and coffee, can be placed in your room.

Arriving late? The Solana Hotel can book a cold platter for you so that you can have some food as soon as you stop. If you’re celebrating a birthday or a special occasion, the Solana can also provide cake and flowers, or a fruit basket and a bottle of wine. If you’d like something a little bit fancier, the Solana can also leave a bottle of champagne in your room prior to arrival. 

Location

Mellieha’s beaches and countryside walks will keep you entertained throughout your stay. 

Cost

Depending on the type of room you choose - whether it’s a luxury suite with a premium entertainment system, a studio apartment with kitchenette, or standard room with a balcony - the prices at the Solana can vary. Check out our prices below to get started. 

Good Stuff: 

  • Close to some of the most beautiful beaches in Malta. 

  • Beautiful wellness spa to make use of with a list of treatments designed to relax and soothe. 

  • Over 5 restaurants and bars to choose from. 

  • Use of the panoramic pool and sundeck. 

  • Use of the fitness centre. 

 

Things to Consider: 

  • Being in Mellieha, other locations will be distant. 

  • If you don’t have a car, getting around the island might be difficult. 

  • Very few activities catering to children are within walking distance. 

  • Can get very crowded during summer. 

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2. The Cumberland

Tucked away in the streets of Valletta, the Cumberland Hotel has been recently renovated to reflect the character of Valletta’s tangled streets and historical style.

The Cumberland Hotel

An art-deco masterpiece, the Cumberland is luxurious and minimalist, with a soothing ambiance for travellers looking for a highly refined introduction to Maltese culture and history. What better way to learn about the island than in the heart of its capital city, a renowned cultural centre visited by multiple Europeans and held in fond regard by so many locals? 

Location

The heart of Maltese culture, and the capital city, Valletta.

Cost

Prices vary, however you are paying for convenience as well as a premium experience, so expect a higher charge here than in other parts of Malta. 

Good Things: 

  • Malta’s capital city has everything anyone would ever want on a holiday, and all within walking distance, so there’s never any need to grab a taxi or a bus to go elsewhere. 

  • If you do want to go explore other parts of the island, the main bus hub is located here, and getting to anywhere else is a matter of one bus, and one bus only. 

  • No matter what food you’re craving, there’s a restaurant that caters for your tastes and budget. 

  • Interested in living like a local? You can’t really get much more local than Valletta, and even sitting at one of the many little cafes in the city will give you an idea of how the locals get by here. 

  • Despite Valletta’s crowded nature, it isn’t loud, and light sleepers don’t need to worry. 

 

Things to consider: 

  • While beautiful, Valletta is also difficult to get around in if you suffer from mobility issues or prefer not to do a lot of walking; the city is built on a vantage point, and the roads have a tendency of dipping and rising drastically. 

  • If you have rented a car, prepare to do a lot of driving around to find a parking space you can use, and to get lost in the many one-way side streets where even the locals fear to drive. 

  • Weekends are especially packed in Valletta, and you might find it difficult to get around or have a quiet rest.

  • Visiting during summer might leave you waiting for a long time to get into any of the historical or cultural attractions. 

  • Being a capital city, shopping prices here might be a little higher. 

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3. Palazzo Capua

The hotel built for romance, Palazzo Capua is a 200-year-old palazzo that’s been repurposed into a beautiful five-suite boutique hotel built specifically for couples, young, old, new, or in-between.

Palazzo Capua Hotel

The hotel is tucked away in a Sliema sidestreet, away from the hustle and bustle from the main shopping district, and boasts a selection of duplex accomodations split into two floors. It’s also sandwiched between two other AX hotels, one of which - the Victoria Hotel - loans its buffet breakfast to Palazzo Capua. 

Location

The back-streets of Sliema, Malta’s shopping heaven. 

Cost

For your money, you’re getting an intimate little palazzo suite and access to Sliema, but prices can definitely vary during the summer months, so keep an eye out for the best bargains. Check out our current offers below. 

Good things: 

  • The intimate location is perfect for holidayers looking for a quiet vacation away from it all. 

  • Sliema is very well served by buses, and getting to St. Julians or further is a matter of just catching the right bus - though you can certainly walk if it’s a nice day, and you’re interested in making your way along the Promenade!

  • A variety of restaurants and price-points to suit all tastes are practically on your doorstep, and if you don’t feel like going out, most of those restaurants deliver!

  • Interested in beaches? Sliema has more than a few you can set your towel and umbrella down, and even a few lidos and pools if you’re more of a sunlounger and cocktail kind of holidayer. 

  • The palazzo is a unique accomodation for people looking for an authentic Maltese experience, and definitely not one to miss. 

Things to consider: 

  • Sliema is always very busy, especially during the afternoons and night times, so people looking for quiet might not enjoy this. 

  • There is no lift at the Palazzo, which means that people who suffer from mobility issues had better look for somewhere else. 

  • If you’re looking for a cultural holiday that is right on your doorstep, you might want to consider elsewhere - Sliema is mostly known for shopping. 

  • Prices for goods can be higher here than on other parts of the island; it attracts a high-flying sort of person. 

  • The Palazzo only has 5 suites, which means it might sell out quickly. 

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4. The Waterfront Hotel

Also located in Sliema, the Waterfront Hotel  is renowned for its incredible view of Manoel island and Valletta, and also for its high-level comfortable facilities.

Waterfront Hotel

This sea-front hotel can fit the needs of a lot of holidayers, whether they’re looking for a comfortable, low-key home away from home by the seaside, or a stopping point close to St. Julians that’ll be easy to get to and from when you’re going out. 

Location

Sliema, home of a thousand little cafes and cuisines. 

Cost

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you visit, so keep an eye out for current offers!

Good things: 

  • The Waterfront has a beautiful indoor pool to make use of if you happen to visit in springtime and want to swim. 

  • If you’re a workaholic and you want to make sure you stay up to date with your emails, the Waterfront Hotel offers a stunning rooftop terrace to work in, with an awe-inspiring view of the Marsamxett harbour. 

  • The Waterfront Hotel also offers a sumptuous buffet breakfast to fill you up before your day of wandering around the island. 

  • Eager to stay in shape while you’re on holiday? The Waterfront Hotel has a gym that you can use, and is open for guests. 

  • Hungry? Besides the restaurants dotted around the Waterfront, most takeaway places delivery to Sliema, so your options for food just got a lot more detailed!

Things to consider: 

  • Sliema is beautiful, but definitely not quiet; people who are looking for a relaxing holiday might want to keep that in mind. 

  • There are no child-friendly exhibits in the hotel itself, and very few places in Sliema to take children for a day out. 

  • Sliema is one of the more expensive towns to stay in, however this will vary on the season and time you are visiting. 

  • If you’re renting a car, be prepared to find a lot of difficulty in parking and driving around. 

  • Be prepared to travel if you’re looking forward to a cultural holiday. 

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5. Preluna Hotel

Another Sliema stunner, the Preluna hotel is a city-centre dream with over 280 rooms to choose from, as well as four restaurants, 2 bars, a spa, and a private beach club, all for the use of the guests.

Preluna Hotel View

The hotel is servied throughout by high-speed wifi, and also has a kid’s pool and diving school, so holidayers of any ages will find things to do. 

Location

 

Sliema. 

 

Cost

 

 

 

Good things: 

 

  • The Preluna Hotel has a private beach-club with a salt-water swimming pool and a kid’s pool, perfect for those days lounging by the beachside. 

  • Eager to do some hardcore shopping? Sliema is especially good for it: check out the shopping malls and see if you can grab a bargain. 

  • If you visit in the summer clubs, the Preluna Hotel also offers a diving club to tour Malta in a different way to anyone else. 

  • No matter what sort of cuisine you’re looking for, the Preluna Hotel has restaurants that can fit a wide number of tastes. 

  • Sliema has a stunning promenade that you can walk along on sunny days, and it is an unmissable experience. 

 

Things to consider: 

 

  • Besides the kid’s club at the hotel, it might be difficult to find things for children to do. 

  • Sliema is known for night-life, so light sleepers might struggle to get a good’s night rest. 

  • Interested in going to other parts of the island? Public transport is your best bet, as getting around by car is difficult without getting into a traffic jam. 

  • During the summer months, Sliema can get very busy, so you might want to opt for quieter places. 

  • The Preluna runs weekly events, so you might share the hotel with a lot of other visitors. 

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5 Great Value Hotels in Malta

If you don’t want to break your budget, and you’re only looking for a place to stay and rest, there’s no need to opt for all the bells and whistles! Malta’s popularity with tourists has led to a lot of hotels opening up at competitive price points, so finding somewhere you can stay in without actually having to spend your holiday eating sandwiches is as easy as checking out our page. 

Here’s a few to get you started:

1. Topaz Hotel

Although a 3-star hotel, the Topaz still offers the same amenities as the hotels above, such as an outdoor and indoor pool, and a children’s paddle pool and sun terrace. Visitors to the Topaz Hotel can also make use of their quiet Peacock Lounge with its included library,  as well as the massage parlour and luggage room. 

Topaz Hotel Malta

The standard rooms are serviced with Wifi, and feature air-conditioning and an ensuite bathroom, but if you’d like a private balcony, you can opt for one of the pool view rooms for an incremental price hike. 

Location

St. Paul’s Bay. 

Cost

Summer months will be more expensive, so keep an eye on the updated prices to scoop your best bargain. Check out our updated lists below. 

Good things: 

  • St. Paul’s Bay has something for everyone to do, but it’s especially popular with families with children due to the amazing array of things to do. 

  • The Topaz Hotel also helps you hire a car to get you mobile and moving, however this can incur an extra charge.

  • Interested in swimming, but you want to explore the seaside? St. Paul’s Bay is close to some of Malta’s best beaches and glassy-clear waters, so definitely take advantage of them.

  • St. Paul’s Bay has a variety of restaurants to fit all tastes, but they’re especially known for their cheap eats and their English breakfast. 

  • If you want to see some of Malta’s fauna in their natural habitat, St. Paul’s Bay has a number of natural attractions that will suit animal lovers. We recommend the bird park. 

Things to consider: 

  • St. Paul’s Bay is far removed from anything else, so you might need to shell out some money to take advantage of public transport. 

  • Visiting during the summer months means you’ll be sharing with a lot of other tourists, and the beaches can get very crowded. 

  • St. Paul’s Bay is also very popular during holiday season, so the hotel prices can soar exponentially. 

  • If you’re looking for a cultural holiday, you might have to travel a lot to get to the museums, as both cultural centres are located quite a way away. 

  • The attractions for children will cost money, and can get very crowded. 

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2. Dolmen Hotel

Want an infinity pool experience for a quarter of the price? The Dolmen Hotel in Qawra offers that, and over 488 rooms and suites to pick from to suit your holiday stay and your budget.

Dolmen Hotel

A buffet is offered daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and all of the rooms feature an ensuite bathroom to really make your holiday a no-stress zone. 

Location

Qawra, St. Paul’s Bay

Cost

Depending on whether or not you choose half-board, full-board, or bed and breakfast, prices can vary! 

Good things: 

  • Make use of the Amazonia Complex, a hotspot of activity for both locals and visitors with the delectable Sunset Grill forming part of its location. 

  • The Dolmen Hotel also offers a wide array of water sport activities for visitors, including jet-skis and cruises. 

  • Interested in learning how to dive? The diving club located at the hotel is happy to teach you!

  • The on-site casino is an easy, casual place to unwind after a long day of travelling and sunshine, so definitely check it out when you’re there. 

  • Travelling with kids? The Dolmen Hotel has a kid’s club and an animation team to keep you entertained no matter when you visit. 

Things to consider: 

  • Qawra is out of the way for many people to get to, so you might need to travel to go elsewhere. 

  • Travelling could prove difficult without a car, which could be an added cost. 

  • It is a popular location with tourists, so be prepared for long lines if you visit in summer. 

  • There are very few free attractions, so if you want to sightsee, add that to your holiday budget. 

  • Similarly, there will be a lot of people at the Dolmen Hotel in the summer, so be prepared to share the facilities with some crowds. 

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3. Mellieha Bay Hotel

With a panoramic view of the Mediterranean sea, the Mellieha Bay Resort is tucked away in the quiet north, close to the Gozo Ferry and some of the most unspoiled countryside in Malta, and features a lot of activities suitable for solo travellers, as well as families with children. 

The resort is a short distance away from Ghadira Bay, a hugely popular sandy beach, as well as near ferry services to take you to Comino. 

Location

Mellieha, a ferry ride away from Gozo. 

Cost

The hotel is currently being refurbished and thus is not accepting guests.

Good things: 

  • Mellieha Bay Resort offers a dive school to fulfill all your deep diving dreams if you’re interested. 

  • A short distance away from Ghadira Bay, the largest beach in Malta. 

  • Five minutes away from a bus stop that can take you to other central locations. 

  • Make use of the facility’s fitness room, at no extra cost!

  • Family-friendly activities to keep you occupied.

Things to remember: 

  • Mellieha is out of the way for most travellers. 

  • It might be difficult to get around without a car, as buses can struggle to be on time. 

  • Visiting during summer might lead to sharing the resort with crowds. 

  • Ghadira Bay’s popularity makes it a beautiful beach to visit, but also very crowded unless you get there early. 

  • Early travellers leaving Malta might want to leave an hour earlier than necessary to ensure they catch their flight; this part of Malta can be quite prone to traffic jams. 

 

4. Hotel Diplomat

Located in the heart of Sliema, the Diplomat Hotel is front and centre on the promenade, and popular with both leisure and business travellers.

Tucked away closer to St. Julian’s than Sliema, the Hotel Diplomat is located close to bars, restaurants, and casinos, making it an ideal place to rest in between activities. 

Location

Sliema, close to St. Julian’s. 

Cost

While prices vary, below are our best offers at the moment.

Good stuff: 

  • Close to multiple activities, including escape rooms, bowling alleys, and the cinema. 

  • There are numerous restaurants around the hotel to choose from if the hotel’s lobby bar or in-house restaurant don’t have what you crave. 

  • Relax in the beautiful sauna in between jaunting from one place to another. 

  • If you have mobility issues, no fear: the hotel has three guest lifts to use. 

  • All rooms come with ensuite bathroom and shower. 

Things to remember: 

  • Being so close to St. Julians is not ideal for light sleepers, as you can overhear quite a number of revellers. 

  • This part of Malta can be a little pricier than other locations due to its popularity with tourists. 

  • Thinking of travelling during summer? The Hotel Diplomat might be sold out, as summer is a popular time to visit the island. 

  • There are no cultural locations nearby the hotel, so you might need to grab a bus heading for Valletta, which might be irritating for travellers who’d prefer to keep travelling to a minimum. 

  • The rock beach out front can get very crowded in the summer. 

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5. Windsor Hotel

With 92 air-conditioned rooms available, the Windsor Hotel is a good hotel to look at if you want some amenities without breaking the bank, and also if you’d like to be close to Sliema’s infamous seafront promenade.

With both indoor and outdoor pools, a jacuzzi, saunta, and sun terrace, the Windsor Hotel is ideal for a weekend break on the island where all you need to do is sit back and relax. 

Location

Sliema. 

Cost

Check out our available offers below. 

Good stuff: 

  • Central location to many of Malta’s premiere nightlife spots. 

  • Good choice of surrounding restaurants and cafes with a variety of food choices. 

  • Beautiful heated indoor pool for colder months. 

  • Amazing views of the Sliema promenade and the Mediterranean sea. 

  • Well serviced by local transport. 

 

Things to consider: 

  • The hotel can get rowdy at night due to its proximity to nightlife locations and being popular with a younger crowd. 

  • Extra charge to use the sauna, payable at the desk. 

  • In the summer, Sliema is packed with tourists, which could be detrimental. 

  • You need to travel if you want to go visit any cultural hotspots in Valletta. 

  • Driving a rented car here can prove difficult. 

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5 Cheap/Budget Hotels in Malta

Are you just looking for a place to rest your head? If you’re looking for the most budget of all the budget hotels, while still sleeping in a comfortable and secure environment, here are your best options in Malta. 

1. Mavina Hotel

Strictly speaking an aparthotel, the Mavina Hotel is a seafront aparthotel in Bugibba that offers family rooms, free high-speed wifi, and a swimming pool and children’s pool. For an extra price, the Mavina Hotel can also send an airport transfer to pick you up and drop you off. 

 

Location

In the heart of Qawra, close to the beach and most amenities.

Cost

Check out our prices below

Good stuff: 

  • The airport shuttle is very useful, considering the distance between the airport and the far-off location of Bugibba. 

  • One of the budget hotels that offers a pool and a children’s pool. 

  • Family rooms are available for holidayers with children. 

  • Free parking for those holidayers who rent a car for the island. 

  • Make use of the 24 hour front desk in the case of a crises. 

Things to consider: 

  • Bugibba is distantly located from the rest of the island. 

  • Might be difficult to get around on public transport, particularly if you have children. 

  • In the summer, Bugibba is packed with tourists and locals all looking for holiday deals. 

  • During the summer, the hotel will sell out quickly due to Bugibba’s popularity. 

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2. Bugibba Hotel

Another aparthotel, the Bugibba Hotel is a Maltese staple for budget holidays. It also offers an airport shuffle for a price (each way) and family rooms, and its central location to many of Bugibba’s prime amenities makes it attractive for both foreign holidayers and locals looking for a city break. 

Location

The heart of Bugibba. 

Cost

Prices will vary, so stay updated with our prices below

Good stuff: 

  • A buffet restaurant is available onsite with a local flavour. 

  • If you want to relax by the pool, the Bugibba Hotel has an outdoor and indoor pool. 

  • 24 hour reception desk available and continuously manned. 

  • Forgot to swap your money? The Bugibba Hotel does currency exchanges. 

  • If you’re at a loss for what to do, the tour desk can help you make up your mind!

Things to consider: 

  • In summer, this hotel can get sold out, so book early to avoid disappointment!

  • The airport shuffle is available at a price. 

  • There are no children’s facilities available onsite. 

  • It is located far away from the rest of the island. 

  • It can be difficult to see parts of Malta from Bugibba without a rented car. 

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3. Beach Garden Hotel

There’s not much more party-time you can get than St. Julian’s, and if you want to stay in St. Julian’s, you can’t go wrong with staying at the Beach Garden Hotel. Located opposite St. George’s Beach, the Beach Garden Hotel has an outdoor pool and a sea-view terrace for guests to use. 

Location

St Julian’s. 

Cost

Check out our updated prices below.

Good stuff: 

  • All rooms come equipped with a private bathroom, a flat screen TV and tiled floors.

  • The front desk is manned 24/7 and well-versed in what you should do during your stay here. 

  • The hotel offers bike and car hire. 

  • Located close to both of St. Julian’s beautiful beaches, St. George’s Bay and Spinola Bay. 

  • Popular with couples for its comfortable stay. 

 

Things to consider: 

  • Very few family-friendly activities located in St. Julian’s. 

  • This location could get expensive considering the nearness to St. Julian’s night-life. 

  • As it is at the heart of party central, light sleepers may want to look elsewhere. 

  • Only one restaurant located onsite. 

  • The room might be difficult to access for mobility-challenged guests. 

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4. Alexandra Hotel

Located in St. Julian’s, the Alexandra Hotel is a beautifully-decorated hotel which has been in operation for 25 years, and has built its name as one of Malta’s most elegant budget hotels. 

Alexandra Hotel rooftop pool

Location

This hotel is situated in the heart of St Julian’s. 

Cost

Check out our updated prices and availability at the Alexandra hotel below. 

Good stuff: 

  • The hotel has a stunning pool deck with sun-loungers for guest use. 

  • An indoor pool, jacuzzi and spa are open for guests. 

  • Central location to all of St. Julian’s nightlife. 

  • The lounge bar is a beautiful, calming place to rest in between parties. 

  • Comfortable, highly finished rooms. 

Things to consider: 

  • It is located in Paceville, which can be quite noisy and difficult to tune out if you’re a light sleeper. 

  • Very few cultural things to do. 

  • Not very family friendly unless you walk to one of the shopping centres or the child-friendly activities available in Baystreet. 

  • It will be difficult to get around with a car as St. Julian’s is complicated to drive around. 

  • No cots or extra beds available. 

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5. Bay View Hotel

The Bayview Hotel and Apartments is a 137-room apartment located just 15 minutes away from the Sliema town centre and its shopping districts, and offers a wide range of facilities to use such as a 24-hour internet cafe, a gym, and a hot tub and rooftop swimming pool. 

Location

Sliema front close to Manoel Island.

Cost

Check out our updated prices and availability in the next few months below. 

Good things: 

  • Located close to Sliema while not being at the heart of the city. 

  • Well-served by public transportation right outside the property. 

  • Easy to get to the Malta International Airport. 

  • The hotel offers a shuttle service on request. 

  • The spa and fitness centre offers massage and a thermal pool to use for guests. 

Things to consider: 

  • It might not be ideal for people with mobility issues. 

  • Guests are charged eco-tax per night. 

  • No child facilities or babysitting. 

  • Very few child-friendly activities in Sliema. 

  • Can get very crowded due to its location. 

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Other Malta Hotels and Accommodation

Not looking for other options beside the above selection of hotels? This is only a small selection of what is available in Malta! Check out our other guides (in the Destinations menu) to see where else you can stay, or get in touch with a member of our team and we will find you an Malta hotel which is ideal for your planned trip within your budget.