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The Grand Hotel Excelsior

Malta, Valletta

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Good for Couples

  • A fabulous five star hotel on the edge of UNESCO World Heritage listed Valletta
  • Suitable for couples, families and solo travellers 
  • Three onsite restaurants and two bars – each with harbour views
  • A spa and fully equipped gym

The Grand Hotel Excelsior is situated a stone’s throw from Valletta, Malta’s quirky capital. The beautifully appointed rooms feature views across Marsamxett Harbour to Fort Manoel, the soaring citadel built by the mysterious Catholic Order of Saint John. Three excellent restaurants are located onsite, each serving up fine meals in light and airy surroundings. For drinks you can choose from the Tiki Village and Blue Ocean Bar, offering fine cocktails in a brilliantly kitsch setting, and the elegant Harbour View.

This is the only hotel in Valletta with its own private beach, where you can dip your toes in the harbour or enjoy a swim in the warm waters. Back on the loungers you can watch the boats sail in to the private marina. Round off the afternoon at the onsite spa and gym, for a steam, massage or energising workout.

Facilities

Bars & Restaurants

Harbour View


Classically styled Harbour View is found in the hotel’s grand lobby. Comfortable armchairs and all-enveloping sofas are arranged around the large windows which provide views across to Valletta. This is the place to come for your morning coffee or evening Mai Tai.

Open: 12:00 - 23:00.

Admirals Landing

An elegant restaurant serving à la carte Mediterranean cuisine with beautiful Marsamxett harbour providing the backdrop. The emphasis is on fine local ingredients. 

Open: 12:00 - 16:00 and 18:30 - 22:00.

Spice Island

A charming fourth floor restaurant that’s open for breakfast throughout the week. On Sundays there’s an excellent buffet. 

Open: 06:30 - 10:30 Monday to Sunday and 13:00 - 15:00 Sunday.

Tiki Village and Blue Ocean Bar

Tiki Village and Blue Ocean Bar is a fabulously kitsch venue located on the harbour’s edge. With its unique Hawaiian styling it’s sure to put you in a holiday mood. The food menu includes salad and freshly grilled fish. 

Open: 11:00 - 00:00.

Please note, this bar is closed until summer 2019.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pools


The hotel’s swimming pool is located on the harbourside. It’s the perfect place for a few morning lengths.

Private Beach


The Excelsior boasts the only private beach in Valletta. Loungers and umbrellas are available to relax beside the water.

Spa & Wellness

Le Grand Spa

Le Grand Spa features nine rooms, with a wide range of treatments on offer. A steam room and Jacuzzi are available - as is a top of the line gym. 

Open: 07:00 - 21:00.

About the location
The Grand Hotel Excelsior is situated right on the doorstep of Valletta, facing out over Marsamxett harbour. It’s just a short walk from the heart of the city, where you can wander through the baroque streets, which have been unchanged since the city was founded by crusaders in the 1500s. 

Around the hotel are some fine lookout points and places to relax, including the Msida Bastion Historic Garden and the Argotti Botanic Gardens. The hotel’s location on the harbour allows for stunning views across the bay. As it’s outside the city’s main grid, travel to other locations around Malta is a breeze.
Transfer time
The Hilton Malta is a 15 minute drive from Malta International Airport.
Deluxe Room Inland View

Max 2 Adults, 1 Child

Deluxe Rooms with Inland View are located on the 1st - 7th floor and feature king or twin beds and a spacious balcony.

Deluxe Room Sea Front

Max 2 Adults, 1 Child

Deluxe Seafront Rooms measure approximately 38m² and offer a 180 degree view of the Marsamxett Harbour, Manoel Island and the private yacht marina.

Deluxe Room Sea View

Max 2 Adults, 1 Child

Deluxe Rooms with Sea View are located on the 1st - 7th floor and feature king or twin beds and a spacious balcony which overlooks Marsamxett Harbour and Manoel Island

Deluxe Sea Front With Terrace

Max 2 Adults, 1 Child

Deluxe Seafront Rooms measure approximately 38m² and offer a 180 degree view of the Marsamxett Harbour, Manoel Island and the private yacht marina which can be enjoyed from the spacious terrace rather than a balcony.

Superior Deluxe Inland

Max 2 Adults, 1 Child

Superior Deluxe Inland View measure approximately 33 - 38m² and are located on 8th - 10th floor, featuring one king or two twin beds and a balcony with a view over the hotel plaza and the city of Valletta.

Superior Deluxe Sea View

Max 2 Adults, 1 Child

Superior Deluxe Sea View measure approximately 33 - 38m² and are located on 8th - 10th floor, featuring one king or two twin beds and a balcony with a view over the hotel plaza and the city of Valletta.

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All the amenities but a bit tired
uplands99, Cork, Ireland
Tripadvisor review Jun 17 2019
Quite an old 5* hotel with character. Rooms were very nice as were pool areas. Breakfast needs to be updated. Staff need to be retrained as they lack basic customer service skills. They got orders...
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suejane58, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Jun 17 2019
Fabulous hotel in a stunning location. Our room was spacious, nicely furnished, our bathroom was large with a lovely shower. We had a balcony with a view of the harbour. The food was excellent with a...
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