Are you currently planning a holiday to the wonderful island of Malta? Then staying at one of these beautiful hotels in Malta will definitely take your vacation to the next level! In this article. Iwill list all of the best places to stay in Malte to make your holiday even more spectacular!
Malta is pretty much a wonderful travel destination year round. Due to its position in the Mediterranean Sea you can expect around 300 days of sun per year. I can tell you that’s a lot if you’re from Belgium like me.
The best time to visit Malta is in the off-season months of May, September, and October, when the temperatures are warm and crowds are low. Another plus is that hotels don’t need to be booked months in advance and prices are also lower compared to high season!
And yes, even if you want to go swimming in the sea these months are still ideal since the swimming season in Malta lasts from May to October.
So without further ado, here are the best places to stay in Malta!
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The 12 Very Best Places To Stay In Malta
The Very Best Places To Stay In Malta – Comparison Table
|The Phoenicia Malta||Valletta||9.1 Superb|
|Ursulino Valletta||Valletta||9.5 Exceptional|
|The Coleridge Boutique Hotel||Valletta||9.3 Superb|
|The Embassy Valletta Hotel||Valletta||8.9 Fabulous|
|The Gomerino Hotel||Valletta||9.1 Superb|
|The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux||Mdina||9.0 Superb|
|Corinthia Palace Malta||Attard||9.0 Superb|
|Lure Hotel & Spa||Mellieħa||9.6 Exceptional|
|Domus Zamittello||Valletta||9.5 Exceptional|
|Cugo Gran Macina||Senglea||9.0 Superb|
|Palazzo Bifora||Mdina||9.9 Exceptional|
|Hyatt Regency Malta||St Julian’s||9.1 Superb|
The 12 Very Best Places To Stay In Malta
1. The Phoenicia Malta
Welcome to The Phoenicia, surrounded by gorgeous landscaped gardens in the little piece of paradise which is Malta. Both a landmark and a luxury retreat, beloved by islanders and cherished by visitors, they are celebrated as Malta’s most iconic hotel.
Located in a superb spot, just outside the vibrant capital of Valletta on the edge of the city’s 16th Century bastions, The Phoenicia has long been regarded as a national treasure. Stars, socialites and the crowned heads of Europe have enjoyed their 5-star environs for over 60 years.
Designed in collaboration with Peter Young, interiors retain the original features, including pretty authentic tiled floors, but have also been brought up to date with uplifting colours and textures and clean-lined, locally sourced furniture.
2. Ursulino Valletta
Welcome to Ursulino Valletta Boutique Hotel, a former family townhouse built in the traditional architectural style that is typical of this grand historic City, now restored to modern luxury standards. This Boutique Hotel is an elegant townhouse promising luxury B&B accommodation to 5-star hotel standards, yet also offering the warmth and the personalised service of a family-run boutique B&B.
Every guest gets to enjoy the best of their 360-degree views at Ursulino Valletta Boutique Hotel. Their defining feature is indeed the fantastic roof terrace from which to admire the unobstructed views of the Valletta skyline and the majestic Grand Harbor. All of this from a unique vantage point available for all guests to enjoy!
3. The Coleridge Boutique Hotel
Designed as a haven of calm in this otherwise busy city, The Coleridge is a space where you can feel completely at ease, whether you’re staying overnight, for a few nights, or even longer term. This is a place for business and leisure, where you will be well-looked after while also given complete privacy.
Steeped in history, the hotel’s past is shrouded in mystery. All that is known is that the building dates back to the early 1600s when Valletta was being crafted by the finest European architects and engineers of the day.
Today, The Coleridge reflects the former glory that this building would have enjoyed – from the striking design of the unique rooms and suites, to the excellent facilities available throughout. It provides the ideal location from which to visit this UNESCO World Heritage City.
4. The Embassy Valletta Hotel
Located at the very centre of Valletta, on the doorstep of the legendary Strait Street, The Embassy Valletta Hotel welcomes you to an immersive city experience.
This Valletta hotel stands on the site where one of the first hotels in Malta welcomed guests in the 1800s. The location is as strategically important now as it was then, between the quaint yet vibrant Strait Street and the most important avenue in Valletta, Republic Street. In whichever direction you wander when stepping out of the hotel, you are never more than a few steps away from delightful restaurants, historic bars, and all the cultural attractions that the 2018 European City of Culture and UNESCO World heritage site has to offer.
The spacious deluxe rooms inside this Valletta hotel have been elegantly designed, tastefully blending classic, contemporary and modern elements, with an uncompromising focus on guest comfort. For the ultimate Valletta accommodation, our superior rooms boast a terrace or balcony with city or sea views.
5. The Gomerino Hotel
The Gomerino Hotel is Valletta’s latest luxury offering in one of the first nobility palaces to grace St.Paul’s street.
The palace was recently taken over by Allelon Hospitality, Valletta’s leading luxury hotel operator and restored to its former glory.
6. The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux
The Xara Palace Boutique Hotel is a converted 17th century palazzo and is the only hotel located within the walls of the Silent City of Mdina enjoying unparalleled views of the beautiful Maltese countryside.
Perched on centuries-old bastions, surrounded by stunning baroque architecture, The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux, with its luxurious accommodation and award-winning haute cuisine, is truly a haven in which to pause and be pampered.
Meticulously and sensitively restored to reflect its former noble standing, the exclusive 5-Star boutique hotel boasts seventeen luxury rooms and suites enjoying stunning views, all individually and tastefully designed with antique furniture and paintings, luxurious Parisian fabrics and king size beds.
Their promise to their guests centres on an impeccable attention to detail – from the décor to the serene, unhurried pace of life at The Xara Palace Hotel, through every facet of our service – all setting the scene for nothing less than an exquisitely unforgettable holiday in Malta.
This is definitely one of the best places to stay in Malta!
7. Corinthia Palace Malta
Experience the place in which the Corinthia legend began, and create your very own story right in the heart of Malta. Wander through the immaculate grounds and cross the road to San Anton Palace and Gardens. Sink into blissful repose at Athenaeum Spa. It’s time to taste, discover and immerse yourself in the real magic of Malta.
Forbes Travel Guide have officially verified the Corinthia Palace as a VERIFIED hotel, which gives you the peace of mind that it is committed to providing expert-validated best practices for your safety and comfort during your stay.
Their rooms and suites are designed for your utmost comfort and relaxation. Awake from blissful sleep and step on to your private balcony to absorb the view below, and wonder how you will ever manage to leave.
8. Lure Hotel & Spa
Welcome to Lure Hotel & Spa, a brand new, adults only (16 +) boutique hotel in the north of Malta. Their timeless indoor pool area features a steam room and spa, as well as an infinity rooftop pool and restaurant with both indoor and outdoor dining areas.
At Lure Hotel & Spa, their mission is to be one of the top-rated hotels on the island by providing their guests with 5-star service and facilities. Enjoy stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, village church, and more from their infinity roof top pool.
9. Domus Zamittello
Welcome to Domus Zamittello, a restored 17th century palazzo, tastefully converted into a boutique hotel. The hotel offers luxury accommodation & is ideally located within the city walls, just as one enters Malta’s capital city of Valletta.
Domus Zamittello invites guests to enjoy the vibrant and cultural baroque capital along with its high-end shopping addresses, whilst appreciating the architectural beauty of Valletta’s leading boutique hotel.
Once inside, there is a serene calmness. The fine architectural surroundings and fine pieces of furniture seem like a treasure trove and moving on past an elegant reception desk and into the inner courtyard, there are comfortable armchairs and coffee tables. The hotel even has a distinctive 125 sq m open-air terrace on the 3rd floor overlooking Republic Street which enjoys magnificent views of the Gateway to Valletta and Freedom Square.
10. Cugo Gran Macina
The Cugó Gran Macina Grand Harbour is truly a Hotel with a difference. Historical fortress walls contrast with modern interior design and bespoke luxury fittings.
The 21 suites range from 40 square metres to an impressive 130 square metres. Most have unobstructed views of the Grand Harbour and the surrounding marina, high vaulted ceilings and ample natural light.
The Hotel offers a swimming pool, tucked discreetly on the rooftop of the annex building with a terrace looking out across the water to Vittoriosa and Cospicua.
Other features include airy communal spaces, a fully fledged bar, a fine dining modern Mediterranean restaurant, an events rooftop with panoramic harbour views and a boardroom for small conferences.
11. Palazzo Bifora
No stone has been left unturned in the restoration of this beautiful Palazzo in the heart of Malta’s silent city – Mdina. Mdina is Malta’s old town with history dating back since the medieval time when this city was known as “Città Notabile” a Nobile city.
Mdina is fascinating to visit for its timeless atmosphere as well as its cultural and religious treasures and proudly sits on the highest part of the hill overseeing many of the neighbouring towns, fields and distant views of the Mediterranean sea. The fortified small town boasts an eclectic mix of medieval and baroque architecture lining the quaint narrow streets.
Palazzo Bifora has been uniquely restored to protect its wonderful history while creating a serene sense of luxury as it opens its doors for guest in coming months. The philosophy of the Palazzo Bifora owners is to offer guests the highest quality of personalised service where “their team knows what you want” before they have to ask!
12. Hyatt Regency Malta
Hyatt Regency Malta is located in the heart of St Julian’s, Malta’s premier resort. It is an ideal pied-à-terre from which to explore the island’s eight thousand years of history.
Set within walking distance from some of the finest lifestyle alternatives in the city and a mere stone’s throw away from the pristine beach on St George’s bay, you are never far away from the next memorable experience.
Hyatt Regency Malta features 151 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, many of which enjoy spectacular views across the city and beyond onto the crystalline Mediterranean Sea. Their bathrooms provide the perfect place for one to unwind and refresh.
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