The Phoenicia Malta

Malta, Valletta

Good for Couples

  • A classic five star hotel in Valletta, Malta
  • Perfect for couples and solo travellers 
  • Member of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’
  • A range of facilities, including a pool, bars and restaurants

The Phoenicia Malta is a classic hotel in Valletta, the nation’s buzzing capital. It sits on a hilltop near the ancient entrance to the city, commanding views over the Grand Harbour and the city walls beyond. The lodgings are among the finest on the island. Built during the 1930s, it served as an RAF base during the war before opening to the public. Its guests included Noel Coward and Winston Churchill.

Much of that post war elegance still lingers in the sunlit corridors and wood panelled bar. There are two excellent onsite restaurants serving fresh Mediterranean favourites. The Bastion infinity pool is the place to be seen in the afternoon, where you can watch the sun track across Valletta.


Bars & Restaurants

The Phoenix

This grand dining room serves meals throughout the day. Breakfast is a rather spectacular affair, with a range of hot and cold options on offer. In the afternoon and evening there’s a seasonal á la carte menu. 

Open: 07:00 - 10:30, 12:30 - 15:30 and 19:00 - 22:00.


Please note: currently The Phoenix is only serving breakfast, until further notice. 

Club Bar

This airy colonial style bar is a local institution. Wooden fans whirl overhead and shuttered windows overlook the gardens. The friendly bartenders are well schooled in creating a range of classic cocktails. 

Open: 18:00 - 01:00.


Please note: the Club Bar is currently closed, until further notice. 

Palm Court Lounge

The Palm Court Lounge is a refined meeting place, where you can enjoy drinks, snacks and a suitably decadent afternoon tea. 

Open: 08:30 - 22:00.

Cafe Phoenicia

A relaxed restaurant with a lively, cosmopolitan feel. The menu includes salads, wood fired pizzas and burgers. 

Open: 11:00 - 22:30.


Please note: currently the Cafe Phoenicia is the only restaurant serving dinner, until further notice. 

Bastion Pool Bar

During the spring and summer, you can relax in this charming bar beside the Bastion infinity pool. It serves a range of light meals, wines and cocktails. 

Open throughout the day (subject to weather) from April to October.

Beach & Pools

Bastion Infinity Pool

The Bastion infinity pool is located below Valletta’s ancient walls and the city provides a spectacular backdrop to your swim.

About the location

The Phoenicia Malta is located right in the middle of the Valletta peninsula. It’s offers a classic piece of 1930s glamour set in carefully maintained gardens. High up on a hill, the hotel’s rooms overlook the city and the harbour.

Stepping out of the door, you’ll find yourself within a short walk of Valletta’s main shopping district, with its elegantly faded backstreets, and the welcoming cafés and bars that cluster along the harbour side. If you’re eager to explore the island, you’ll find transport links to tourist attractions almost on your doorstep, including the fortress city of Mdina and the stunning beaches that nestle along the coast. 

Transfer time
The Phoenicia Malta is a 25 minute drive from Malta International Airport.
Deluxe Harbour View

Max 2 Adults

Deluxe Harbour View Rooms are recently refurbished and have a balcony or panoramic window featuring views over the historic harbour. Bathrooms feature either bath or shower.

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Executive Harbour View Suite

Executive rooms feature all the same amenities as superior rooms, but with the addition of a balcony where you can enjoy the fantastic city views. Bathrooms feature either bathtub or shower.

Superior Rooms

Max 2 Adults

Superior Rooms have all been recently refurbished and benefit from views of the historical cities of Valletta or Floriana. Rooms come with either a double bed or twin beds, and have air conditioning, hairdryer, TV, shower or bathtub, tea & coffee making facilities, telephone, Wi-Fi, and safe.

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Tripadvisor review Nov 25 2022
The Phoenicia is just amazing. At first, rooms look a bit like they could use some newer furniture, but quickly you realize this is actually the style of the hotel. Beds super comfortable (weird...
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Fantastic experience
Tripadvisor review Nov 21 2022
We selected a room in the cheap seats (3rd floor, no balcony) so that we could enjoy 2 weeks at this lovely hotel. What a good decision. The room was well appointed, more than comfortable, spotlessly...
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