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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.