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The Grand Hotel Excelsior

Malta, Valletta

Good for Couples

  • Located beside UNESCO-listed Valletta
  • Dine at the stylish Spice Island restaurant
  • Private yachting marina and beach
  • Sip cocktails at Harbour View bar
  • Try diving and watersports at the beach
Located on the doorstep of the UNESCO world heritage site of Valletta and boasting a private marina and the city's only private beach, the Grand Hotel Excelsior is geared to the needs of the luxury traveller. With an array of facilities including three restaurants, five bars and the Le Grand Spa, the hotel is sure to impress. Wander the narrow Valletta streets, take a boat trip to the neighbouring islands or just relax in the fabulous pool area, whilst enjoying the views of the picturesque Marsamxett Harbour and the historic Fort Manoel. The main bus terminal is only a short stroll away, making the rest of the island easily accessible. The accommodation is spacious and well appointed and the hotel is also a holder of Eco-friendly certificate, awarded by the Maltese Tourist Board. Great location, friendly staff and one of the best views in Valletta make the Grand Hotel Excelsior the perfect choice for your luxury holiday in Malta. Please note that particularly during quieter times of the year that not all restaurants and bars will be open daily - this will vary subject to demand.

Added value

Single parent offer

There are special prices available when one adult is travelling with children - please call our Trusted Advisers for details.

Early booking discount

Save up to 15% on the hotel price for holidays between 01 November 2018 - 31 March 2019 booked by 30 September 2018.

Save up to 15% on the hotel price for holidays between 01 April - 30 October 2019 booked by 31 March 2019. 


Bars & Restaurants

Harbour View

Opening Times:
Open 24 hours
Food service: 12:00 - 23:00

With classical styled furnishings, the Harbour View is set in the hotel's lobby lounge bar and the perfect place for a cocktail or a mid-morning coffee and cake. 

Admirals Landing

Opening Times:
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Opening Dates:
Open mid October - mid June

With views of Manoel Island and Marsamxett Harbour, the Admiral's Landing is the perfect place for à la carte dining. This elegant restaurant offers the perfect combination of International cuisine with a Mediterranean twist and an extensive wine list.

Spice Island

Opening Times:
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Hotel's main buffet restaurant is located on Level 4 and offers a magnificent view of the Maltese islands. The Spice Island specialises in mouthwatering Mediterranean, South-East Asian, Middle Eastern and Caribbean Cuisine.

Tiki Village and Blue Ocean Bar

Guests can take in the glorious harbour views with a drink in hand, as Tiki Village is located right on the water's edge. The Blue Ocean bar is aptly located nearby and serves a range of light lunchtime snacks and evening platters.

Opening Times:
11:00 - 00:00
Snack Service 12:00 - 18:00
Platters: 20:00 - 23:00

Opening Dates:
Early June - Early October

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pools

With a fabulous waterfront location, the hotel's large outdoor pool boasts views over the harbour.

Private Beach

Guests can make the most of the waterfront location by unwinding on the hotel's private sandy beach. Sun loungers and parasols are available.

Spa & Wellness

Le Grand Spa

For those seeking relaxation, Le Grand Spa offers an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, hydrotherapy bath, fitness centre, steam room, sauna and 9 treatment rooms, with a wide menu available.

About the location
Valletta, Malta's capital, offers a true glimpse into this island nation’s chequered past. The city successfully combines the ancient with the modern – its cobbled streets are dotted with cool cafes and wine bars. There’s a roster of museums and galleries to check out, and in terms of sightseeing, a visit to St John's Cathedral is a must. Follow it up with a stroll around the harbour – it is often described as one of the grandest and most beautiful in Europe. Oozing character and history at every turn, it is easy to see why Valletta has captivated the hearts of so many over the years – from royalty and heads of state to poets and artists.
Transfer time
15 minutes from Luqa Airport
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eva v, La Rioja, Spain
Tripadvisor review Oct 14 2018
We have stayed for a week in August and our experience was excellent. The hotel is close to the centre of Valleta, just a short walk. Fantastic views, nice swimming pool and a small private beach...
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ChrisWho63, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Oct 14 2018
Had a lovely stay at this great hotel. From entering the hotel to be greeted by that staircase you knew the quality was going to be good. The couple of negatives stopping a 5 star review were the...
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