The 11 Best Hotels in Malta
With a distinguished history dating back to 1947, Hotel Phoenicia Malta welcomes guests into its 136 luxurious guest rooms and suites, with decor in a low key, high end style. The hotel is notable for its striking art deco architecture and its setting, in more than seven acres of gardens which stretch to Valletta’s City Gate. There’s a swimming pool and a range of dining options including The Phoenix Restaurant, modelled after Europe’s grand cafes. Top end luxury, at one of Malta’s finest addresses.
Cool Mediterranean tones in 413 luxurious rooms greet guests at Hilton Malta, a sumptuously appointed family resort hotel within easy reach of Valletta. Four outdoor pools, two children’s pools and the many treatments and amenities of the Myoka 5 Senses Spa are at the disposal of the hotel’s guests. Architecture echoes local Maltese design while there are three restaurants at the hotel including the option to dine on the beach in the summer. An all round delight.
Ideally located in the heart of Malta, with all top attractions in easy reach, Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa offers accommodation in rooms with deluxe contemporary decor, many with views over extensive gardens. Guests have access to indoor and outdoor swimming pools as well as the hotel’s own spa. Among the dining options are the Oriental delights of The Rickshaw, renowned as a Maltese favourite, and The Summer Kitchen, seasonally set outdoors in the hotel’s gardens. Topend luxury, laid back style.
On its own private peninsula, The Westin Dragonara Resort boasts a location like no other. Landmark historic buildings form part of the hotel, finished in striking pink and with many of the 340 guest rooms and suites having balconies overlooking the Mediterranean. The hotel has two private beach lidos with their own outdoor pools while guests can dine at a choice of five restaurants, including Quadro Restaurant, on an outdoor terrace. A great Maltese indulgence.
Five star luxury in the heart of Malta’s finest shopping district, with views of the Mediterranean from the rooftop infinity pool is what’s on offer over at AX The Palace. Sumptuous decor with deep colours and luxurious fabrics characterise guest rooms while the outdoor rooftop pool is complemented by an indoor swimming pool, a steam room and sauna as well as a fully equipped spa. Dining options include Temptation, a rooftop Asian fusion restaurant. High style city luxury.
On Gozo island, Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz is a private haven of relaxation and top end luxury. Set in extensive tropical gardens, the hotel is set around a palm-lined pool with 140 guest rooms and suites featuring laid back deluxe island style in neutral tones. The hotel’s Ayurveda Centre is the largest in Malta and is complemented by a spa. Among the hotel’s restaurants is Trattoria San Lawrenz which offers fine Mediterranean cuisine in an informal setting. The best of island life.
Aiming to provide real five star grandeur adjacent to Valletta’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, Grand Hotel Excelsior offers top end luxury in its 429 traditionally styled rooms and suites set over ten floors of an ultra modern building, designed around an extensive pool area. There are panoramic views towards Valletta, the Marina and Manoel Island, while the hotel’s restaurants offer a selection of fine international cuisine. Modernity meets luxurious tradition.
Highly contemporary top end five star luxury is the key to the appeal of InterContinental Malta, with 481 rooms and suites in a landmark piece of modern architecture. Accommodation decor is in subtle muted dark tones. A tenth floor infinity pool has far reaching views, while a resort style pool is the place to relax and an indoor pool takes care of the fitness laps. Dining options include Mediterranean fusion cooking at Waterbiscuit. Contemporary cosseting at its best.
A top end five star resort hotel set directly on Golden Bay Beach, commanding breathtaking views over the Mediterranean, Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, welcomes guests to its family friendly facilities – and a fully equipped spa. Accommodation in 308 rooms and suites is in contemporary neutral tones with traditional flooring providing a Maltese flavour. There are plenty of dining and entertainment options, with four restaurants and three bars. Golden Sands by name and nature.
Located in the heart of a nature reserve, Urban Valley Resort & Spa is a luxury retreat aiming to create a serene environment. Sleek, stripped back highly contemporary decor is the key feature of the deluxe accommodation while the hotel’s restaurants feature local produce, including that grown in the hotel’s gardens. Two outdoor pools, one ideal for families, are complemented by a heated indoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room. Tennis and archery are among the activities offered. Green luxury at its finest.
Striking of-the-moment decor with bright colours and statement furnishings is the key to the appeal of Hotel Valentina, in the heart of St Julian’s with all amenities and attractions in easy reach. Accommodation over eight floors is in 132 guest rooms in a highly contemporary urban style. A sleek rooftop pool and bar has far reaching views while the hotel’s cafe-style Avenue Restaurant is a short stroll from the hotel itself. Stunningly contemporary Maltese style.
The 8 Best Boutique Hotels in Malta
There’s no compromise to the cutting edge luxury the five-star Roselli, which features a highly contemporary take on old fashioned luxury. Set in a restored 17th century palazzo, Roselli prides itself in top end design in every sumptuous detail. A deluxe courtyard lounge has a fountain as its centrepiece while a splash pool drinks in the Valletta skyline. Dining is Grain, the hotel’s toprated Mediterranean restaurant while guests can unwind outdoors at The Roof Garden.
A hidden gem in Malta’s ancient capital, with just 17 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites in a historic 17th century Mdina palazzo built for a distinguished family. Guests at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux enjoy top levels of luxury and individual service. Decor is contemporary yet subtle, with deluxe fabrics in neutral tones. Dining is in the de Mondion Restaurant set on the topof Mdina’s walls, with Mediterranean cuisine and far reaching views.
The history of Valletta is showcased at 66 Saint Paul’s & Spa, centuries old palace lovingly restored in contemporary style, while retaining many original features. A decked rooftop pool looks out over Valletta and in guest accommodation understated contemporary style meets ancient exposed brickwork. Myoka Sixty Six Spa is set in atmospheric chambers below ground offering a range of treatments while the hotel’s courtyard cafe is the place to unwind.
The elegance of times past, with contemporary flourishes, is the key to the luxurious appeal of Domus Zamittello, a boutique sanctuary in the beating heart of Valletta. The setting is a 17th century palazzo that has been home to distinguished Italian knights and Maltese dignitaries. Serene pure white fabrics feature to guest rooms while public spaces mix contemporary fabrics with traditional furnishings. A roof terrace looks over the delights of Valetta.
A baroque palazzo with all of Valletta’s attractions within easy reach, revealing the best of deluxe modern amenities beyond its front doors. A sumptuous marbled hallway greets guests while accommodation is in deluxe guest rooms in dark neutral tones in a low key contemporary style. A roof terrace includes a bubbling jacuzzi, the ideal place to unwind after a day’s sightseeing. Breakfasts and a lounge area are under arched stone ceilings.
A short and stunning ferry ride from Valletta, The 3Cities Auberge is an intimate home from home, owned and run by the family responsible for the loving restoration of this traditional Maltese house. Original stone is augmented by knowingly eclectic furnishings in both guest accommodation and public areas with traditional tiled flooring and contemporary colour. Three roof terraces allow guests to unwind and even bathe outdoors and there’s a feature Maltese stone staircase.
Just six extraordinary guest rooms welcome visitors to this art boutique hotel in a historic building in Cospicua, a ferry ride from the sights of Valletta. Unique upcycled furnishings created by local craftsmen feature in eclectic accommodation where artisanal modern floor tiles meet antique originals. Each room has its own individual theme while some have intimate balconies or terraces, which may feature far-reaching views. The top floor Penthouse Lounge is the place to unwind with a hot tub and honesty bar.
Step into a world of indulgent colour and extravagant features at Hugo’s Boutique Hotel. Eye popping purples feature in the hotel’s lobby and bar while red and black are among the bold tones in the indulgent guest accommodation. The hotel’s restaurant choices include Hugo’s Pizza and Pasta, a new take on Italian cooking while the Infinity Pool Deck and Lounge offers far reaching views. Malta’s entertainment district is on the doorstep.
The Best Hotel with Spa & Pool
One of Malta’s finest coastal hotels, the effortlessly deluxe grandeur of Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay includes a full range of therapies and treatments at the hotel’s extensive Apollo Day Spa. In addition to the expert pampering of a highly trained team, there’s an indoor pool, Jacuzzi and and sauna. The hotel’s setting is directly on its own private beach and includes six swimming pools. Deluxe accommodation features rich contemporary tones.